seems the further out Ridge Road West you go, the more Italian
it gets. By the time you pass Ridgemont Plaza and Long Pond Road
you are in "Red
Country." Red is the sort of short, red headed
(rug), congenial owner and host of Red Fedeli's Brook House Restaurant
in the Tops plaza. Say hello to Red if you spot him. He let me
take this photo and then joked to someone at the bar that "I
would probably put the photo up on the thing" and of course
Brook House was located in an old house on Ridge Road for 20 years
and moved to this great big new place in 1996. The food is not
fancy but very good. You won't find spinach lasagna or alfredo
sauces or even a dark beer here, The prices are very reasonable
and the place is stocked with old photos, autographed to Red.
The one in the center below is from Joe Altobelli. There's a framed
Godfather poster and a giant photo of Al Pacino on the wall as
Brook House: Red sauce on pasta, more red sauce on pasta, even
more red sauce on pasta! I can make just as good red sauce on
pasta at home, and I'm Irish!
Anonymous Contribution 07.30.03:
Anonymous Contributions: My wife and I have been going to the
Brook House for years, ever since it was in the old house. The
food has always been great, but of course I always order the same
thing (Gnocchi DiBella). No complaints, ever. My wife loves the
Sauteed Artichoke Hearts as an appetizer. Whenever Red's there,
he always greets us by name... that shows how much we eat there!
Every birthday, anniversary, "special date"... that's
where we go. Call us creatures of habit but we know what we like!