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wood fired grill


established march 2017

Make a Reservation

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wood fired grill


established march 2017

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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Reservations Recommended


Reservations Recommended


 

Our plates feature carefully sourced ingredients, bold flavors, clean presentations and creative yet simple preparations that lend themselves to the season.

 
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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.

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.

 

Owner & Chef Bill Van Pelt

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.

 
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Chef's Counter


Chef’s Counter is our three seat high-top bar counter adjacent to the kitchen, a play on New York Style Chef Tables. Go on a culinary journey overlooking a working kitchen, experiencing the noise, heat, and all the pressure that goes into our plate creation. Come join us for a meal.

*can only be reserved by phone*

Chef's Counter


Chef’s Counter is our three seat high-top bar counter adjacent to the kitchen, a play on New York Style Chef Tables. Go on a culinary journey overlooking a working kitchen, experiencing the noise, heat, and all the pressure that goes into our plate creation. Come join us for a meal.

*can only be reserved by phone*