2/15 – Red Bank Staple, Murphy’s Style Grill, Closes

February 14, 2014

By John Burton

RED BANK – Murphy’s Style Grill, long a staple of the downtown, has shut its doors.

The restaurant at 26 Broad St. posted a sign posted on its door  Tuesday announcing it would be closed until further notice, according to James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, which oversees the borough’s commercial Special Improvement District.

But the restaurant’s owner, Mario Medici, has sold the business and liquor license to the owner of the building, 26 Broad Street, LLC, with the owners looking for someone to take over the business, according to Scavone.

“He’s been talking about retiring for quite some time,” Scavone said of Medici.

Police are currently conducting a standard background check that takes place so the borough council can formally approve the license’s transfer, said Borough Clerk Pam Borghi.

Medici was not immediately available for comment.




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  1. I lost count of the number of steaks and beers that I enjoyed there. Always loved to see my friends Denise and Mario. My favorite place and people. God bless and good luck.

  2. I will miss Murphy’s. Many good memories. Summer meals dining outdoors, Holiday festivities, Birthday celebrations, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day Dinners…Denise my favorite waitress. The food overall was OK, however, the Delmonico with was to “die for” and was what we ordered regularly. The Sangria was a favorite of my kids. Sort of sad. Good luck to all.

  3. Does anyone know if the waitress named Gigi went to work at another restaurant?

  4. … wow.. If Mario reads this, I hope he knows that this ex-Murphy’s hostess is sad to see her favorite restaurant close, but.. I hope he enjoys his retirement.

    Lot of memories tied into that restaurant. It paid for my first trip abroad.. :)



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