Deciding to open The Edge – a multi-level, 240-seat restaurant – in Jackson was an easy decision for its co-owners; Phil and Louise Cornick. After living in the town for years, they wanted to give back and do something special while also seizing on their passion for fine dining.
Built from the ground up to suit their vision, The Edge is a striking 12,000 square foot building. The eatery boasts a floating roofline, gently cascading water wall, fireplace, and also a 16-seat stone communal table.
The Edge offers daily dinner service. However, during their soft opening the hours and menu are limited and seating is by reservation only. Keep an eye on their social media for details about their grand opening.
The (Cutting) Edge Menu
The menu—created by Chef Daniel Schrieber and Pastry Chef Caroline Pontoriero—features New American fare; for example, it highlights local and sustainable seafood, classic dishes and original creations, with subtle Latin and Asian influences. With this in mind, the menu takes advantage of New Jersey’s farms and shore for many dishes.
First, kick off your meal with either pan-seared scallops, spicy veal meatballs, or shrimp and grits. Then, move on to one of their signature entrees: options include the smoked half chicken with yucca rosti and kale; grilled pork chop with kabocha squash, Peruvian potato and guajillo; or miso-glazed salmon which is served with forbidden rice and baby choy. Of course, vegetarian diners can enjoy local produce choices like squash, roasted asparagus, or braised eggplant.
Finally, you can finish your meal with apple strudel a la mode (sour cherry, caramel sauce and homemade vanilla gelato); or try the Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with crème fraiche and berries.
What’s on Tap
Meanwhile, Christopher James, previously of Felina Restaurant and Bar in Ridgewood, is the mixologist. James, along with General Manager Fonda Tsironis, say the bar offers selections found nowhere else; in particular, they have choices to satisfy whiskey and wine connoisseurs as well as novices. In addition, they offer a large spirits program focusing on single malts, blended and Japanese whiskies, bourbons and rums. The Edge also serves American and European wines you can order by the glass, half bottle, or full bottle.
As for beer, you’ll find 16 of them on tap between local and premium imports plus 25 bottle options. Otherwise, you can order one of their signature craft cocktails. Click here to see the full menu of dinner and drink options.
While you’re at the bar for a drink, you can munch on lighter fare from the bar menu. The large bar, which allows for additional plush lounge chairs and high-top tables nearby, serves a few standout choices; such as lobster deviled eggs, salmon ceviche and a signature chef’s burger.
Come for the Food, Stay for the Events
The Edge plans to offer a series of private tastings as well as wine or spirit-based events. The goal is to introduce patrons to renowned winemakers, distillers, and brewers in an informal setting. There’s also a semi-private space for intimate sit-down dinners or cocktail parties; but weather and season permitting, the secluded outdoor patio is another option.
Visit The Edge at 109 N. County Line Road in Jackson. You can find details about the menu, hours, and more on their website. For reservations, please give them a call. The restaurant requires business casual attire.
All Photos: © Cathy Miller