James on Main - Hackettstown, NJ

We enjoyed a sensational dinner at James on Main. It was our first but definitely not last time at this NJ Monthly top 30 restaurant. The food and service was outstanding. I highly recommend it. We have to find a way to add this to our regular rotation. It was well worth the almost 1 hour drive.
There is a choice of a two or three course tasting menu. We decided on the three course tasting menu. For the first course we enjoyed an excellent beet salad with pickled vegetables, toasted pumpkin seeds, in a champagne vinaigrette, as well as an awesome smoky Spanish Jamon cured ham with wood fired maitake mushrooms and pecorino romano. For the second course we had an outstanding duck leg confit with house made sausage, flageolet, pickled white asparagus, and beet mustard, as well as shrimp dumplings with miso and chili oil. For the 3rd and final course I had an outstanding wood fired double cut duroc hog chop with whisky maple glazed roots, homemade spaetzle, and sweet potatoes. Mrs. P enjoyed scallops and peekytoe crab. It all went great with an outstanding Spanish Priorat.














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Firstly, what a beautiful red wine from Falset, Tarragona (D.O. Priorat). Some of the best reds in the country. If you ever have a chance, do have a Priorat aged red from BODEGAS (winery) ALVARO PALACIOS …

The dishes look extraordinary and I like your write up ! Exceptionally descriptive and a wonderful read.

Have a lovely day ahead.

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Thank you @Barca! The wine was exceptional. I have to look into the Alvaro Palacios Priorat.

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beautiful looking meal, drooling over that Jamon! Loving hearing about the great spots in this neck of the woods!

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Thanks @Metsfan86! The Jamon was excellent and went great with the wood fired maitake mushrooms and pecorino Romano.

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Continuing my birthday weekend, we enjoyed another sensational dinner at James on Main. Below are details and pictures in the main WFD thread.

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We enjoyed another magnificent dinner at James on Main. Details and pictures in the main WFD link below.

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I don’t get out that way much, but I went to Ort Farms for some fresh berries a couple weeks ago and then to the Long Valley Pub for lunch. I plan to return for more and will check out James on Main,

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I highly recommend it. It is well worth the trip. The food and service are top notch.

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What Gulf are they from? I’ve lived on the Gulf of Mexico all my life and no prawns but very large brown and white shrimp.

I’m sorry I don’t know what Gulf they are from but they were huge. They were just described as wood fired Gulf prawns on the menu.

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We enjoyed another fabulous dinner at James on Main. Details and pictures are in the main WFD thread below.

Never had blue rare American Bison and have never seen it on a menu here … How would you rate it in comparison to blue rare Black Angus ? Are they similar in taste ?

Looks like a dynamic lunch or dinner …

Have a lovely summer.

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Thank you!
It was very good and had a nice char to it. I had it prepared medium rare. It is pretty similar to a black angus steak.

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I have not seen it here but may be the Michelin Chefs are working with it …

I have to ask about …

Curious.

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We enjoyed another phenomenal dinner at James on Main. Details and pictures are in the main WFD thread below.

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We enjoyed another spectacular dinner at James on Main. Details and pictures are in the main WFD link below.

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Mrs. P enjoyed a fabulous birthday dinner at James on Main. Details and pictures are in the main WFD link below.

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Happy birthday to Mrs P!

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Thank you @Metsfan86 ! I’ll convey the message to Mrs. P.

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