As if American Dream didn't have enough ways to entertain your family of all ages, its latest opening is putting a spotlight on the LIVE action in the kitchen. If you're planning a staycation over the holidays, or just looking for a way to keep the kids busy as the temps take a nosedive, the mega-space with shops, attractions, and so much more should make an appearance on your to-do list, including its newest restaurants that mixes flavor with fun.
After you've spent half the day at Nickelodeon Universe, Angry Birds Golf, or shopping at The Avenue, give your palate some attention and visit the recently-opened Marcus Live! Bar and Grille located near indoor ski spot Big Snow. The concept behind the lively restaurant is instead of keeping the kitchen behind closed doors, Marcus Live is making the creation of your food the main event. You'll have eyes on your meal (and others) as the chefs make the magic happen in front of you.
The restaurant and bar is designed to be as vibrant as its dishes, with artwork that adds pops of color to the wall and complements the range of colors in the ingredients on the menu. Owner and chef Marcus Samuelsson, with restaurants all over the world, brought his award-winning creations to East Rutherford. Find an eclectic selection like Roller Skate Ribs, Fried Chicken & Cornbread Waffle, Miso Halibut, and pizzas, plus crowd-pleasing eats for kids like spaghetti & meatballs and chicken nuggets, plus shareable options like the Garden State Jubilee.
Signature cocktails add even more mouthwatering flavor to your meal, with creations like a Lychee Cosmo and All the Smoke featuring mezcal, pineapple, and jalapeno, along with The James Baldwin dessert cocktail mixed with bourbon, espresso, kahlua, and vanilla. The bustling bar also has a wine and beer list to choose from, but be sure to save some room for desserts that include coconut lime layer cake, chocolate tres leches, and coffee.
Looking for a special space to host a private event? Marcus Live! has that, too, with its exclusive event space that can accommodate 20 seated or 30 for a cocktail party in a fun atmosphere. The next time you find yourself at American Dream, or are just looking for somewhere to enjoy a tasty meal and exciting day or night out, satisfy your hunger and head to Marcus Live! Bar and Grille.Marcus Live! Bar and Grille 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford