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wood fired grill


established march 2016

 

Make a Reservation

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wood fired grill


established march 2016

 

Make a Reservation

local food, at its best

James on main creates new american brunch and dinner offerings designed around an American made, champion tuff wood fired grill. As a guest, you will find locally sourced, seasonally inspired menu items handcrafted and healthfully composed.

location:

105 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Directions

phone:
908-852-2131

hours

dinner seatings
Tuesday through Saturday
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

brunch seatings
Friday through Sunday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

gift cards available in denominations of your choice / for dinner & brunch pricing please reference our online menus


Fresh mozzarella with roasted beets & local greens
Local bird with truffle ricotta gnocchi 
Lobster tail and filet mignon
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our mission is simple


our mission is simple


Locally source the best seasonal ingredients, handcraft all of our dishes with love and classic technique, serve our guests in a warm, friendly and professional manner.

dinner

Seatings Tuesday through Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Our dinner selections feature carefully sourced ingredients, bold flavors, clean presentations and creative yet simple preparations that lend themselves to the season.

brunch

Seatings Friday through Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Our brunch menu features local, fresh eggs,  buckwheat pancakes, house made bacon, as well as freshly prepared soups, heart healthy salads, sandwiches, and pizzas.

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reservations highly recommended


reservations highly recommended


reserve

Reservations are available online through Yelp up to 60 days in advance. Please email (kevin@jamesonmain.net) if your desired time is not available. We can accommodate parties up to 12 people during service. Additionally, we offer reserved seating at the counter adjacent to the open kitchen by phone.

cancellation & promptness policy

We request credit card numbers to hold reservations for our weekend dinner services for parties of seven or more. During brunch we request credit card holds for parties of ten or more. Any cancellations must be made 8 hours before the reservation time to avoid a $20 charge per guest. If you are running late, please call us, we will make our best efforts to adjust things for you, but we do have to be mindful of our other guests and their reservation times. We will hold your table 15 minutes after its reserved time. If we have not heard from you, we have the right to cancel your reservation.

We do our best to accommodate as many guests as possible in proper James on Main style. We reserve the right to limit your time at the table to 2 hours (timed from the scheduled reservation; not time seated, served, etc.). If you do not believe this allows enough time to visit, consider a reservation later in the evening since there will be no following reservations.


by phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? You can make a reservation by calling 908-852-2131 during our hours of operation.

events & private dining

To inquire, plan, and book intimate private dining experiences submit an online request, or contact Kevin by email.

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About us


About us


James on Main is another step in the ambitious culinary journey of chef Bill Van Pelt. Chef Bill has spent more than twenty years in professional kitchens honing his craft. Chef has garnered local and national awards, in addition to studying abroad in Vienna and the Austrian Alps. During engagements in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, and NJ's elite catering companies, chef Bill has worked with some of New Jersey's finest chefs and for some of the tristate area's leading personalities and business moguls. 

As a Hackettstown resident, husband and father of three, chef Bill decided to bring his culinary talents to historic Main Street. James on Main, by design is a place for people to gather and enjoy freshly prepared foods, sourced locally and seasonally when possible, in a warm and welcoming environment. 

It is the mission of James on Main to become woven into the fabric of this classic downtown and diverse community, providing a place for families, friends and coworkers alike to find a delicious, health-inspired meal prepared especially for them.