Glen Rock Gastropub Serves Up Craft Beer and an Eclectic Menu
Stone & Rail, just across the tracks from the Glen Rock Main Line station, rolled into town earlier this year, bringing with it a relaxed tavern-like atmosphere and an eclectic menu from a local award-winning chef. Its name pays homage to the railroad nearby as well as the iconic and massive Glen rock around the corner. A gastropub with a focus on craft beer and a bar as a centerpiece stretching the length of the restaurant, the vibe is comfortable and the menu choices creative and satisfying, with an emphasis on high-quality American comfort fare.
More than 20 craft beers are on tap for those just stepping off the train or gathering with friends, and the space is warm and rustic (i.e. exposed brick and reclaimed wood).
“We designed it entirely ourselves,” says Brian Crowe, who is a partner in the restaurant along with Mac Crikelair and David Feit. “The bar’s design was one of the first things we worked. It’s built using reclaimed wood from the rafters of a very old home in town that was coming down.”
Bring your appetite for executive chef Adam Weiss’ menu that includes small plate selections like a sauteed lump crab cake and kielbasa sausage corn dogs; and main dishes including grilled shrimp tacos, pulled pork poutine and of course the Stone & Rail Burger with smoked bacon, caramelized beer onions and muenster cheese.
“We began brainstorming with Adam as soon as he came on board,” Brian says. “He is very creative, and often the dishes he is the most passionate about are the ones that turn out the best.”
Finish off your meal with an Uncle Adam’s Lemon Cheesecake Martini with strawberry sauce and Chantilly cream or s’more zeppoles.
The main eating area seats about 90 people and the side room about 65. An upstairs loft offers party space for rent and includes a 22-foot shuffleboard table, a pool table and two dartboards.
“We think our craft beer selections will continue to excite our customer base,” Brian says. “And with Adam making changes to the menu as the seasons change, we’re very happy with everything.”