With Ocean Prime Tavern, Cranford Welcomes a New Steakhouse to the Dining Scene!

Earlier today, Downtown Cranford Director Caren Demyen, Township Mayor Brian Andrews, Commissioners Kathleen Prunty and Paul Gallo, and DMC Board members held the official ribbon cutting for Ocean Prime Tavern! This is the second restaurant that owner Sonny Gjevakaj has opened in a month in Downtown Cranford, following the recent opening of La Colina Mexican Cantina. Ocean Prime Tavern is located at 2 South Avenue West and focuses on dry aged steaks and high quality wines. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for dinner and reservations can be made by calling (908) 272-0045. Customers can park in municipal lots, on the street, or in the nearby parking garage.

Sonny owns a number of restaurants in NJ and has always had an interest in dry aged steaks and fine wine. When he was able to purchase a liquor license in Cranford, Sonny knew this was the perfect opportunity to share his passion with the community. “Our team is aiming to offer the best service and food and we’re constantly striving for perfection. We use one of the best steak suppliers in the area and I personally pick out the wines we serve. Dry aged steaks are more tender and flavorful, and all of the steaks we serve are prime cuts.”

In addition to offering different cuts of steak, including filet mignon, NY strip, and tomahawk, Ocean Prime Tavern also has seafood options including king crab legs, scallops, and salmon. Diners can start their meal with appetizer options that include fried calamari, seared tuna, clams casino, grilled octopus, salads, and more. Their meal can be rounded out with side dishes (we’ve heard the lobster mac and cheese is to die for) and homemade desserts.

“I felt confident opening a high-end steak restaurant in Cranford because I knew we were creating something special,” said Sonny. “This is a restaurant that will bring in people from all over the area. Customers have been speechless when they walk in and see the space. Personally, I’m so excited to see it come to life.”

For more information on Ocean Prime Tavern, including their menu, wine list, and contact information, you can visit their website, https://oceanprimetavernnj.com/. Congratulations to Sonny on Ocean Prime Tavern, and thank you for your continued investment in Downtown Cranford!