Contemporary New American Cuisine created by Chef Chris Lukic. Chris's Experience includes 6 years working with the Top Chefs in New York and 3 years with Wolfgang Puck in L.A. Casual Dining with Specialty hand-crafted cockails. Patio Dining and Full Bar Enhance the Culinary Experience.
1099 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
With gems like the Orange Squirrel, Mes Reves, and Yellow Plum the often overlooked community of Bloomfield is well on its way to becoming the culinary center of Northern New Jersey. Wait, Yellow Plum? What’s that?
Yellow Plum won’t open until August 6th, but Devil Gourmet got a look inside, sampled the menu, tried out a drink or three at the bar and we’re ready to call this a winner! Chef Chris Lukic really brings it!
When meeting Chris, he talks about his food and his beliefs and ideals. But this is a family owned restaurant. Dennis talks about the food, and the ideals, and the quality of the bar ingredients too. So I had to play the Mom card. She likes the food, and her sons ideals, but she was the first to mention that he’s worked with Wolfgang Puck! First rule in journalism: always ask the mother!
Yellow Plum is on Broad Street in Bloomfield, located midway between the Ihop and Watchung Avenue, across from the big Wells-Fargo. The space was formerly occupied by Bar-Cara but after the renovation you’d never know. It’s bright, fresh and modern – just like the menu.
We could go on and on about the food, but there are so many stories to tell about this place that we’d rather wait a bit for them and instead share a slideshow of some of our favorite dishes.
Not to be missed is the signature cocktail : The Yellow Plum.
(Zubrowska vodka, fresh lemon juice, yellow plum syrup and lavender bitters.)
Yellow Plum 1099 Broad Street, Bloomfield 07003
Hours of Operation
Lunch : Tuesday - Friday 11:30 -2:30
Dinner: Monday -Saturday 5:00 - 10:00
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Thursday 4:00 - 7:00
Closed Sunday (spend time with your family:
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: New York City Quality at Suburban Essex Prices (that would be yes)
Yellow Plum will not be open in time to participate in Bloomfield Restaurant Week, but they can't wait to be a part of the next one. Restaurant Week is August 4 to August 10 2013. Participating Restaurants will offer special prix Fixe menus for both lunch and dinner giving everyone the chance to experience the diversity of Bloomfield's culinary scene. For full details visit the Bloomfield Restaurant Week website. Also be sure to like Bloomfield Restaurant Week on Facebook. Devil Gourmet is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Bloomfield Restaurant Week.
About John Lee – Devil Gourmet's Front of House Manager The World of food is John Lee’s playground ~ the whole world! Having a Navy Dad gave John the passion to discover the world. Whether in one of Mr. Boeing’s flying machines, as an armchair traveler with a great book, or a plate beaming with the exotic flavors and fragrances, his day is all about discovering the world and sharing the stories with everyone he meets.