Essex Junction

Craft Kitchen & Bar


Enjoy a delicious family meal or kick back with friends over a locally brewed craft beer.

Located just steps from the train tracks in the heart of Bloomfield, NJ Essex Junction is the hottest joint in town! With the train a few feet away, and convenient free and paid parking options directly across the street, getting to Essex Junction is a breeze.


Menus prepared by renowned chefs offer a wide variety of standard gastropub fare as well as exciting, eclectic options for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

Ask our knowledgeable bartenders to pair a “Local Legend” cocktail with your meal or choose from an enormous selection of craft beers, including many New Jersey brewed options!


Craft Kitchen & Bar


Treat yourself to a mouthwatering Junction Burger and Fries or dazzle your taste buds with Korean Marinated Skirt Steak. Make sure to save room for a decadent slice of Anthony’s Cheesecake for dessert! Check out the ever-changing Draft and Bottle Beer Menu to see what’s on tap.

With incredible lunch, dinner, and brunch menus as well as an extensive drink list Essex Junction has something for everyone to enjoy!


Soups & Salads

soup of the day
romaine, cornbread croutons, caesar dressing
arugula, strawberries, avocado, crispy bacon, walnuts, red onion, champagne vinaigrette
chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, mint, roasted peanuts, olives, feta, mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette
– add chicken, steak, salmon, or shrimp

Small Plates

bert’s grilled wings – choice of bbq, buffalo or sweet and spicy
crispy calamari, sirracha aioli
burrata & fig preserve crostini, arugula
crab cake, pineapple chutney, chipotle aioli
chorizo mac & cheese
artisan cheese board: 3 selections, pickled vegetables, house grain mustard, toast points


– served with choice of fries or mixed greens
junction burger, Ito, choice of american or cheddar, secret sauce
prime burger, house ground ribeye, bacon, gouda cheese, runny egg
bbq pulled pork, cabbage slaw
vegetable panini, smashed avocado, arugula, tomato, onion, sesame seeds, feta

Large Plates

fish of the day
shrimp and grits, five u7 shrimp, herbed gouda grits, arugula, chile oil
korean marinated skirt steak, tomatillo chimichurri, parmesan fries
atlantic salmon, purple peruvian mashed potatoes, garlic green beans
fried chicken, cornbread, black eyed pea salad, spiced watermelon
braised short rib, house gnocchi, sautéed mushroom, truffle oil, red wine reduction
– vegetarian option available with mushroom ragout

Veggie Side Love

crispy brussels, sweet soy, shallot, garlic
corn on the cob, parmesan, spiced whipped butter
garlic green beans & spring onions
cabbage slaw
fries – old bay, parmesan, or traditional (non vege but still quite awesome)
side love sampler: assortment of all sides


anthony’s new york cheesecake
chocolate mousse, whipped cream, berries
lemon-raspberry bar
– häagen-dazs ice cream – chocolate or vanilla


fruit cup
yogurt with berries
granola plain
granola with yogurt or milk
oatmeal + nuts or dried fruit
oatmeal + cinnamon + brown sugar 4
coffee cake
whole fruit

Essex Junction is proud to serve Ahrre’s Coffee.

The Essex Junction Breakfast Walk Up Window is open every day from 6am-9:30a.


pastry basket
maple bacon glazed doughnut
2 eggs any style – choice of home fries or mixed greens. served with toast
omelette your way – choice of 3: onion, pepper, mushroom, asparagus, tomato, bacon, chorizo, sausage, cheddar, goat cheese, feta

House Favorites

junction waffle, topped with fresh berries & whipped cream
breakfast sandwich, crispy onion, runny egg, cheddar, bacon
french toast, glazed banana topping
mexican chilaquiles, crispy tortillas, pulled chicken, tomatillo salsa, fried egg, crema


classic – english muffin, canadian bacon, poached egg, hollandaise, secret sauce
colombiano – arepa, pulled pork, sweet corn, poached egg, hollandaise
crab cake – pineapple chutney, poached egg, hollandaise

Sandwiches and Salads

veggie sandwich – avocado, mushroom, red pepper, goat cheese, greens & balsamic on multigrain
junction burger – LTO, american cheese, secret sauce, on brioche bun
prime burger – house ground ribeye, bacon, gouda cheese, runny egg
romaine salad – romaine, cornbread croutons, caesar dressing
arugula salad – arugula, strawberries, avocado, crispy bacon, walnuts, red onion, champagne vinagrette
chopped tomato – chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, mint, roasted peanuts, olives, feta, mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette


1 egg any style
crispy brussels – sweet soy, garlic
english muffin – or gluten free english muffin
cabbage slaw
fried brussels
fries- your choice of traditional, parmesan, or old bay seasoning

Boozy Brunching

sunday funday – choice of bottomless mimosa or bloody mary
bloody mary
not your father’s root beer float *21 and over

Served Friday & Saturday until 1am. Sunday – Thursday until Midnight.


Junction Burger

LTO, american or cheddar cheese, secret sauce
– Fries or mixed greens –

Prime Burger

house ground ribeye, crispy mushrooms, gouda cheese, runny egg
– Fries or mixed greens –

Bert’s Grilled Wings

– bbq – buffalo – sweet & spicy –

French Fries

– parmesan – old bay – traditional

Crispy Brussels

crispy brussels – sweet soy – garlic

Romaine Salad

romaine, cornbread croutons, caesar dressing
– add chicken — steak — salmon — shrimp –

Colbert Bump @StephenAtHome
journeyman bilberry black hearts gin, cherry heering, fresh lemon juice, topped with soda, garnished with a lemon wheel

Daneyko’s Cup @KenDaneykoMSG
mint, aperol, four roses bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a mint sprig & an orange slice

Queens Cocktail @queenlatifah
old forester bourbon, carpano antica sweet vermouth, maple syrup, chocolate bitters, garnished with an orange peel

Mooby’s Milk Punch @thatkevinsmith
four roses bourbon, jersey spirits boardwalk rum, half & half maple syrup, vanilla syrup, garnished with grated nutmeg & a cinnamon stick

Sunny 90210 @ianziering
maestro diamante tequila, tarragon-infused honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, green chartreuse, bella citrus bitters, topped with grapefruit soda, garnished with a grapefruit peel

Chelsea Handler @chelseahandler
finlandia vodka, muddled cucumber and raspberry, fresh lime juice, lavender bitters, garnished with a cucumber

Tom’s Choices @tomcolicchio
* woodford reserve and a large ice cube
* buffalo trace and a large ice cube
*four roses and a large ice cube

tag essex junction while sharing your local legend cocktail on twitter and we will donate 50% of the proceeds to the bloomfield school system – @thejunctionusa

Tap 1: Carton “Carton of Milk” Milk Stout – Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Tap 2: Carton “Harvest 2016 Ekuanot” Rye Pale Ale – Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Tap 3: Demented Brewing Company “Scarlet Night” Amber Red Ale – Middlesex, NJ 
Tap 4: Sweetwater “Hash Session” IPA – Utica, NY
Tap 5: Brotherton “Extra Smooth Brown (ESB)” Brown Ale – Shamong, NJ
Tap 6: Goose Island Beer Co. “IPA” India Pale Ale – Illinois
Tap 7:  Jersey Cider Works “Ironbound Hard Cider” Hard Cider – Newark, NJ
Tap 8: Magnify “Search Saison” Saison/Farmhouse Ale – Fairfield, NJ
Tap 9: New Belgian Brewing “Fat Tire Amber Ale” American Red Ale – Fort Collins, CO
Tap 10: Southern Tier “2XIPA” Double Imperial IPA – Lakewood, NY
Tap 11: Shed “Mountain Ale” Old Ale – Middlebury, VT
Tap 12: Flying Fish “Exit 7 Pork Roll Porter” Porter – Ewing, NJ
Tap 13: Victory Brewing Co. “Prima Pils” German Pilsner – Downing-Town, PA
Tap 14: Guiness & Co. “Guiness” Stout – Dublin, Ireland
Tap 15: Beer Flight “Four of Your Draft Favorites” 
Essex Junction Growler!  Take home your favorite brew of the night in an Essex Junction Growler!

5.9% Small Town Brewery “Not Your Father’s Root Bear” Illinois
5% Strongbow “Gold Apple Cider” England
5.3% Oskar Blues “ Mama’s Little Yella Pils” Colorado
2.5% Lindemans “Framboise Lambic” Belgium
4% Uinta “Baba Black Lager” Utah
5.1% Ayinger “Baru Weisse” Germany
5.2% Wells & Young “Banana Bread” England
6.2% Smuttynose “Robust Porter” New Hampshire
6.5% Rogue “Dead Guy Ale” Oregon
10% St. Bernardus “ABT 12 Quadruple” Belguim
7.8% Stone “Arrogant Bastard Ale” California
6.5% Brasserie Dupont “Saison” Belgium
9% Brasserie d’ Achouffe “Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA” Belgium
4.7% Founders “All Day IPA” Michigan
9.5% Great Divide Brewing Company “Yeti Imperial Stout” Colorado
4% Bards “ Sorghum Malt Pale Ale” Minnesota GF
5% Heineken “Lager” Amsterdam
4.17% Miller Lite “Miller Lite” Wisconsin
4.4% Yuengling “Lager” Pennsylvania
4.6% Southern Tier Brewing Company “Tangier Session IPA” New York
6.5% Dale’s “Pale Ale” Colorado
4.2% Coors Light “Coors Light” Colorado
4.6% Corona “Corona” Mexico

Prosecco, Tiamo Italy
Sparkling Rose, Graham Beck
South Africa
Champagne, Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label France
Riesling, Dr. L Germany
Pinot Grigio, Livio Esperto Italy
Albarino, Marques de Caceres Spain
Sauvignon Blanc, Jules Taylor New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc, Cakebread Napa Valley, California
Sancerre, Buissones France
Chablis, Domaine Savary France
Chardonnay, Chamisal Central Coast, California
Chardonnay, Calera Central Coast, California
Chardonnay, Hyde de Villaine
Napa Valley, California

Domaine Gueissard Prvence, France

Pinot Noir, Cline Cellars Sonoma, California
Pinot Noir, J Christopher
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pinot Noir, Domaine Taupenot-Merme
Burgundy, France
Grenache, Kermit Lynch France
Malbec, Tomero Argentina
Merlot, Rombauer Napa Valley, California
Sangivese, Boscarelli Vino Nobile de Montepulciano Italy
Sangivese, Caparzo Brunello de Montalcino Italy
Tempranillo, Vina Bujando Spain
Cabernet Savignon, Darcie Kent
Livermore Valley, California
Cabernet Savignon, Decoy
Sonoma, California
Cabernet Savignon, Ladera
Napa Valley, California
Red Blend, Neyers Vineyards Napa Valley, California
Shiraz, Chateau Tanunda Australia
Zinfandel, Seghesio
Sonoma, California


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Essex Junction will be closed Monday July 4th, 2016.

Monday – Friday
11:30am – 10:00pm
Bar stays open until 2am

4:30pm – 10:30pm
Bar stays open until 2am

10:30am – 10:00pm
Late Night Menu Only 3:00p – 4:30p
Bar stays open until 2am


  90 washington st, bloomfield, nj

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