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Jan 31, 2011 09:33 AM

Emerson Hotel, Emerson

I was reminded of this restaurant (not a hotel) when its name came up on another thread.

I was here eons ago, but I know they did a renovation and I pass the place a couple of times a week. "Home of the great steak sandwich" adorns the outside wall--

Curious if anyone has been here recently and what the report on the place is. (I'm skeptical of the steak sandwich). Tks.

Emerson Hotel
31 Emerson Plz E, Emerson, NJ 07630

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  1. In the 1960's my parents would take me their for the Sliced Steak Sandwich. As an adult any time
    I was in the area with my family we would stop. The last time I was there was 2 or 3 years ago and
    IMHO the Steak was the same as it had always been very good. They also had a very good creamy cole slaw. Another good place for a sliced steak is Tracy's Nine Mile House in Little Ferry

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    1. re: tonyv

      I believe Tracy's has closed, after many years of no one knowing it existed.

    2. No reports on this place? There goes the Bergen County/Chowhound syndrome again...

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      1. re: menton1

        I was there for lunch about two years ago with Bill Pitcher. We had a bar pie and iced tea. All seemed fine. Nice, friendly old fashioned place. For me, the best sliced steak sandwich was always at Shortways bar in Hawthorne.

        1. re: menton1

          Went several times, the place looks dirty and unkept. I had to send my steak sandwich back 2x. first time overcooked, seconf=d time it was cut against the grain, couldnt even eat it. Help is young, slow and unprofessional. Havent returned. Oh yeah, wilted lettuce too.

          1. re: doxy216

            you mean it was cut *with* the grain, no?

            1. re: tommy

              yes cut with the grain, you are so smart.

              1. re: doxy216

                I can't believe it is still there. My father would take us there in the 60's and 70's and we'd have the steak with the flat, fat-soaked toast on the bottom. Then we would go somewhere nearby for crumbcake. It was a real fat-fest but I'd like to go back.