MJ’s Closes on Spot #4
MATAWAN, NJ: The long-time restaurant and banquet center known as the “Buttonwood Manor,” located directly on Highway 34 in Matawan, New Jersey, has been acquired by the MJ’s restaurant group according to Richard R. Santore of, Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, the broker for the sale.
This will be the fourth MJ’s location opened by proprietors Angelo DiCapua and Robert Webster in the past four years. Their first restaurant opened in 2009 and is located at the intersection of Route 537 and Sycamore Avenue in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. MJ’s #2, opened in 2010 and is situated directly on Highway 35 in Middletown, New Jersey. MJ’s #3 opened in 2011 on Highway 66, Neptune, New Jersey. All three restaurants have been well-received and are enormously successful.
The former Buttonwood Manor facility will be the flagship of the MJ’s concept to date. It adds two additional profit centers not found in the existing three MJ’s locations; (i) a 5,000 square foot lake front deck that will be equipped with a tiki-bar and used for outdoor dining, cocktails and entertainment; (ii) a 200 seat banquet room to be utilized for weddings, sports banquets, private parties, corporate functions and other catering affairs.
MS’s restaurants specialize in standard American fare but with an attention to taste and quality. MJ’s uses only the finest ingredients for all of their appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, salads and pizza. Their pizza is the best in the area; thin or traditional crust! Mouth-watering chef’s specials and drink specials are featured daily, along with live entertainment 4-5 nights a week. MJ’s happy hour is the best in the area, every Monday – Friday at the bar.
Executive Chef, Nicholas Kouvel has been put in charge of all of the food preparation and presentation at all four restaurants. Mr. Kouvel was the former owner of the infamous Cypress Restaurant in Ocean Township, New Jersey for several years, as well as more recently, the Executive Chef at Sally T’s Restaurant in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey for over ten years.
Following extensive renovations, MJ’s Matawan will be open for lunch, dinner, late night activity and private affairs, spring 2013.