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Hamilton’s on Main: A rising star in Newark’s cuisine scene

May 31, 2023 01:37PM ● By Tricia Hoadley
Photos by Jim Coarse
Text by Richard L. Gaw

When Jeremiah and Anthony Brooks first opened Hamilton’s on Main in Newark last April, they did not aspire to eventually dominate the incredible rise of fine dining restaurants that dot Newark’s foodie landscape.

Rather, through hard work, hospitality and great food, they wished to assimilate into the flow, and with each broad stroke of their innovations move their restaurant forward while at the same time synergizing that energy with their neighboring colleagues.

Hamilton’s on Main has taken the playbook of so many other new and exciting restaurants in this college town and – just like several of them -- revolutionized the entire definition of “Approachable Fine Dining.” From Chef Jeremiah’s globally influenced and locally sourced menu to Anthony’s rustic chic interior décor, Hamilton’s on Main represents what approachable fine dining is supposed to be: a true culinary and visual experience.

Whether it’s a special celebration upstairs with family, a busy couple’s night out or an after-work burger and a beer with friends, Hamilton’s on Main is about inventing treasured moments for its guests. It is that delicious cocktail served at a bar that seems to have been lifted from a long-ago era. It is the delicacy of the Pork Wellington and the way the sherry cream sauce compliments the Seafood Newburg. It is the funky wall coverings and the comforting ease of a Sunday Brunch, served by those who arrive at the table with a smile.

Jeremiah and Anthony Brooks will be the first to say that these moments – achieved in partnership with other restaurants in Newark – are the true rising stars of Hamilton’s on Main, and they always will be.

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