Brasserie Mémère is a classic French brasserie created by Chef Thomas Ciszak. Ciszak's inspiration comes from his warm childhood memories of his mémère, or "granny" in English, who was culinary trained in Germany. Memories of spending time in the garden with his grandmother planted the love for food and inspired Ciszak to embark on a culinary career. At Brasserie Mémère, Chef Ciszak continues to honor timeless French techniques and flavors, while still incorporating his grandmother's warm and familiar cuisine, which will create new memories for generations to come.

Chef Kevin Takafuji, originally from Hawaii, has an impressive history working with the likes of culinary masters such as Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert of

Le Bernadin. Most recently, he was chef at Pluckemin Inn and has worked with Ciszak at Morristown's Blue Morel. 



“ ...stunning restaurant somehow was plucked out of Paris and set down in Closter.”


“...authentic experience with Belgium style waffles for brunch, beef bourguignon, French style butter noodles...”


“...approachable everyday brasserie with classic French fare, which sounds pretty perfect to us.”


The 30 Best New Restaurants - "Bouncing back from the closure of Chakra in Paramus, chef Thomas Ciszak has transformed an enormous space in a huge shopping mall into a mini-arrondissement of Paris, minus jet lag. Classic cocktails, French and otherwise, ease you into Ciszak’s contention that the likes of boeuf bourguignon and mousse au chocolat, when done well, have no expiration date.”

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