An around-the-clock cleanup effort after Hurricane Irene hit town, helped opened for business Sunday night.
"I was here all night," worker Agron Kaloshi said, noting the restaurant had four sump pumps on hand to evacuate water from its basement.
Of the restaurants Patch could reach, Charlie Brown's Steakhouse, , Sapporo, Charlie Brown's were also open. Sapporo suffered some damage from the storm, which delayed its opening.
Just a few doors down, major damage and will be cleaning up for days. Several other restaurants also suffered too much damage to open today -- among them. Some that suffered damage aren't open on Sunday nights, like the and the
"It was a mess, but we cleaned it up," a restaurant worker said. At 's the host said the steakhouse suffered no damage at all: "We got lucky."
endured some flooding and a worker said that although the restaurant planned to reopen Monday, patrons should call in the morning to double-check.
Some restaurants planned to be closed today.
Several did not answer their phones, while on left a brief message on its answering machine: "Due to inclement weather, will be closed."
And as for water? Since Millburn residents and restaurants will have to boil their tap water for the next 48 hours at least, restaurant employees say they'll be serving bottled water.