Wolfgang’s Steakhouse to make its NJ debut in Somerville Town Center (1/15/2015)
SOMERVILLE — Wolfgang’s Steakhouse will open its first grill concept restaurant this winter as Somerville Town Center in downtown Somerville continues its growth.
Wolfgang Zweiner is no stranger to classic steakhouses, having learned his craft with 40 years in Brooklyn’s Peter Luger’s Steak House, including many years as its head waiter.
The flagship Park Avenue location, situated in the former Vanderbilt Hotel dining room with vaulted tile ceilings by famed artisan Rafael Guastavino, has enjoyed capacity crowds since the day it opened, according to a spokeswoman for Silbert Realty and Management.
Wolfgang’s specialty, like Luger’s, is the classic porterhouse steak for one, two, three or more, but with an expanded menu and first-rate atmosphere at all the chain’s locations.
“We love the transit village community of Somerville, and knew that the heart of Somerville would be a prime location for our restaurant,” Peter Zweiner, Wolfgang’s son and managing partner of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, said. “After touring downtown Somerville, we quickly understood what developer Jack Morris of Edgewood Properties sees in this inviting town.”
“We believe that many of our New Jersey customers will be thrilled to know that they will be able to enjoy our quality food right here in Somerville,” Zweiner said.
Developer Jack Morris of Edgewood Properties said he is honored to welcome Wolfgang’s to its new home at Somerville Town Center, with a mix of retail and luxury residential apartments.
“There couldn’t be a better location than Somerville Town Center in downtown Somerville for this opportunity,” Morris said. “I have very high expectations for the revitalization of downtown Somerville and this proves that we can and will continue to attract both national and international businesses such as Starbucks, among many others.
Wolfgang’s also has Manhattan locations in Midtown East, Tribeca, and Times Square, as well as in Beverly Hills, Miami, Waikiki and Tokyo. Other locations coming soon will include Seoul, South Korea, Manila, Phillipines, and Osaka, Japan.