Red Knot at Galloping Hill


Traveling South on the Garden State Parkway, you’re bound to  notice a formidable building as you approach the exit to Kenilworth Boulevard. Situated handsomely in the newly constructed 46,000 sq. ft. clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, the 27-acre municipal course is known as “The Home of Public Golf in New Jersey”. The project is a joint venture between Union County and KemperSports, one of the nation’s leading golf course management companies, which began managing Galloping Hill in 2010.

Located on the ground floor of the stunning new Clubhouse, guests enter through portico flanked by multistory tapered flagstone pillars, a window wall, and a cantilevered cherry staircase. A true place to relax in Northern New Jersey, treat yourself to a visit. Select a lovely day, and arrive for lunch or dinner on the spacious outdoor patio. Along with spectacular views, you’ll love the peaceful setting.

“By 8 a.m., you’re not able to get a golf cart,” said Executive Chef Ralph Romano, a New Jersey native who takes pride in pouring Triple-Distilled Vivereau, environmentally pure water, and chatting up his guests. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, and 30 year culinary professional with global 5-star/5 diamond hotel, resort, and restaurant experience, including Four Seasons, Marriott properties in Mexico, Puerto Rico, London, and New York City. He served as opening Executive Chef at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Sign Up for E-News

As Food and Beverage Director, Richard Spaulding, managed prestigious venus such as Restaurant David Drake, (Rahway); opening Assistant GM at Natirar/90Acres in (Peapack); and most recently General Manager of the lovely Ursino in Union.

Red Knot featured luncheon dishes include: Fish Tacos, Grilled Pineapple Salsa, Chipolte Aioli, ($12); Mac’n 3 Cheese, ($9), Add mushrooms or Pulled Pork, ($3); Schmalz Bratwurst, Potato Salad, Pretzel Bread, Mustard Relish, ($10); Steak Sandwich, Beef Filet, Asiago Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Ciabatta, ($14).

A selection of  Red Knot Burgers and Hot Dogs, feature a special blend of Ground Steak served with French Fries and house-made ketchup. A 10 Oz. Burger with aged Gouda, smoked tomato, mushrooms and onions on a Brioche Bun, ($12); a Red Knot Dog, Schmalz Beef Frank, Grainy Mustard, Corn Salsa, Pretzel Roll, ($8).

A Prix Fixe Lunch Menu ($22), includes a cup of Soup, or Green Salad and Choice of Cookie or Brownie. The menu includes: Grilled Skirt Steak with Crispy Potatoes, Roasted Tomato, Chimichurri Sauce; Branzino, Artichokes, Clams, Chorizo, Gnocchi, Tomato Garlic Broth; Wood Oven Salmon with Baby Beets, Crispy Potatoes, Swiss Chard and Beet Vinaigrette, and so much more.

Notable dinner dishes feature Tamarind Crusted Scallops, Soft  Polenta, Prosciutto and Pea Shoots; Calamari Salad, Baby Arugula, Red Onion, Olives, Cucumber, Tomato, Lemon Oregano vinaigrette, and a Red Knot Salad, Pomegranate Glazed Duck Breast, Endive, Radicchio, Butternut Squash-Ginger Vinaigrette, ($15).

Do leave room for Pastry Chef Cassandra Calstron’s  excellent desserts with Ice Cream, Sorbets, and Gelatos from Piece of Cake Creamery in Rahway. From the rich Brownie Sundae, with Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Syrup and Whipped Cream, to Cassandra’s Cream Cheese Cake with Fresh Berry Coulis, and Short Bread Crust, to Seasonal Strawberry Cobbler, Strawberry Rhubarb, Streusel, Buttermilk Ice Cream, and Sous Chef Brian’s Beignets, a Trio of Chocolate Ganache Dunk, Caramel Sauce and Raspberry Pure, (all $10).

Do take time for a visit to Red Knot. It’s an entirely new experience, and one you will enjoy.

Location: Red Knot at Galloping Hill, 3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth
Call: 908.686.1556 (temporary phone number; please wait for a prompt for directions).
Hours:Open 7 days
Breakfast:  7 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, only; Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Dinner; 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m. 3 to  to 8 p.m. Sunday.
FYI: Open to the Public for lunch, dinner and drinks. No entrance fee. Wine Room seats 10. For use of Banquet Facilities, Contact: Jennifer Forshee: Director of Catering and Sales: 908.884.5657. Major credit cards accepted.

Thank-You for Contacting Me

As the much warmer days of July seep into our lives, please take the time to let me know if you’ve discovered any new and wonderful places to dine, snack, or enjoy dessert.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Millicent K. Brody is an award-winning writer and photographer and a resident of Westfield, New Jersey.  Contact her at

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Fri, August 10, 6:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & The Vexations

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Giving Back Health & Wellness

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk: Fundraiser on Sept. 22nd at Chatham Cougar Field

July 21, 2018

To the Editor:

Hello, Friends,

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” annual walk is being held on Saturday, September 22nd at 5:15 p.m. at Chatham’s Cougar Field, next to 312 Shunpike Road in Chatham, NJ  07928.  Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. 

You know of my lifetime support of efforts to combat ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.



Chatham's Meghan LeMon Awarded Degree from Miami University in Ohio

July 21, 2018

OXFORD, OH -- Meghan LeMon of Chatham was among more than 3,900 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Millett Hall.

LeMon graduated MAGNA with a BA degree, majoring in Speech Path & Audiology.

Considered one of eight original "Public Ivies" in the country, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio.

Summer Storm Checklist

New Jersey gets its share of severe weather – and those closest to the coast are particularly vulnerable to hurricanes and high winds. Here are some things you can do to help improve the safety of your family and home before a storm hits:

·       Be informed. Find out where the nearest shelter is, and map out different routes you can take ...