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Farmhouse Café & Eatery opened its first location in Cresskill, Bergen County New Jersey in 2012. Second location was opened at 2016 in Westwood, Bergen County New Jersey. Principle owners are; Elisa and Nathan Kipperman and Nissim Hanina, residents of Tenafly. Nathan Kipperman is in the restaurant industry since 1979. Arrived to the USA from Israel in 1978 to study Architecture in City College NYC. While being a College student he designed, Built and owned his first restaurant in Greenwich village, named it Pitaeria as of Pizzeria. it was a pita bakery and served a small variety of pita sandwiches fresh from the oven, it was 1979. The menu had the definition of what's a pita bread, at that time, not too many knew what is pita bread. Over the next 40 years Nathan designed, built, owned and operated more than a dozen locations in Manhattan, all below 14st where he his wife Elisa lived at that time. there were all unique concepts and successful as well. Pitaeria, Pita & stuff, 535 Eat & Drink, 2 locations of Coffee Cuisine, Newsbar, the soup Kiosk, Eat & Drink Express, Cabin, Mom's Cooking, and few more. The "foody" in this husband and wife enterprise is Elisa. Customers would line up around the block for her soups and Stews at the Soup Kiosk in Soho. Nissim Hanina joined as a partner in 2011 and together they started the Farmhouse restaurants. The concept is a summary of ideas that evolved over 30 years. The restaurants are built in detailed wood craftsmanship, dovetail joints, exposed beams, joists and rafters, a display of original farming tools, and original vintage posters and metal signs, dating back to the early nineteen hundred. The design and build up are homage to the history of earlier days, when real quality was in present time and not nostalgia of the past. The menu is American Cuisine, Wikipedia definition; "American cuisine reflects the history of the United States, blending the culinary contributions of various groups of people from around the world", it's about history and the choice of picking any popular dish and call it American. (what else in new) Farmhouse menu is a selection of dishes which are familiar, popular and became a part of our daily "casual" eating habits. It's an all-day menu. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Brunch. We offer a variety of a dozen salad entrees, burgers, hot sandwiches, hearty soups and stews, and a selection of "American" entrée dishes, Turkey meatloaf, Shepard pie, chicken Schnitzel and more. The setting and service is casual. You are welcome.