Update: We made our way over to Roots for a first look. Here are some details of the meal (click me!)
Update: Roots has opened, per The Booziest of all the Burbs.
A sign on Roots Steakhouse's door notes that it is planning on opening June 9.
I took a peak inside and see that they designed the front room just as I had wanted. A long bar on the left wall, almost from front to back, and a very sophisticated loungy vibe. I'm not sure what they did with the back rooms.
I spied a silly looking fellow with a handlebar moustache rocking this bold look at his ankles walking through the parking lot. I was hoping he was applying for a bartending job, as handlebar mustaches are a sure sign of a proper cocktail program. But he went into a coffee shop--which would have been my second guess.
So the opening is upon us. Buckle up for the Park West Tavern-Roots Steakhouse showdown, and don't get too used to the relatively easy parking that you've been enjoying in Ridgewood since Blend closed.
Roots Steakhouse : 17 Chestnut Street : Ridgewood, NJ