Cityside Bistro – Jersey City, NJ
What Happens When You Open A Restaurant / Bar And Quickly Realize That Nothing Is Going Right? You Call Us.
Cityside Bistro is a french-influenced american bistro & bar located in the heart of Jersey City’s Exchange Place. Opening in 2011 the owners made a few mistakes out of the gate and we were approached by the owner 1 year post-opening to set the restaurant on the right track. Cenk Fikri Inc. executed a complete turn-around with a new chef, slightly re-vamped interior decor, full new menus, wine, beer & cocktail lists and worked heavily on FOH and BOH operations and service.
Cityside Bistro opened on their own to grand expectations. It was a modern little space, its bistro title a cheeky understatement to its urbane décor. The bar, the lighting, the artwork and even the silver on the table are modern and sophisticated. The restaurant proudly boasted a chef from the kitchen of the revered Manhattan celebrity hangout, the Spotted Pig — a chef who learned at the kitchen of April Bloomfield, no less. It was an auspicious beginning.
Alas, excitement in the restaurant world can quickly lead to chaos. Already that first chef is gone, and the ensuing confusion disappointed many eager customers. That’s where we came in. • Services Provided: Turn-Around Operations, Research & Development, Interior Styling, Branding, Packaging, Uniform & Retail Design. Hiring, Sourcing, Operational Systems & Procedures, Purchasing, Menu & Retail Development, Public Relations.