For more than 30 years, Winberie’s has been committed to craft American food & beverage. Just like our rustic recipes, barrel-aged whiskeys, craft beers and wines we know the best things in life take time. At Winberie’s, we’ve embraced that belief with a focus on a warm and personalized dining experience, we encourage our guests to take their time as well. Quality time, to celebrate and connect with family, friends and colleagues is not on the menu, but everyone who knows Winberie’s knows it’s the reason we’re here.
The Secret to quality time? It's Winberie's
Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar is housed in the historic Summit Opera House
Located on the corner of Springfield Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard, the building was designed in 1893 for the Women’s Christian Temperance Union by architect Theodore Mead Jr. In return for the title to the property, Civil War veteran Joel G. Van Cise completed the construction and provided the W.C.T.U. with a local headquarters. He also used the site as a rostrum when he ran for President on the Prohibition Party ticket. The building originally housed shops on the ground level. Upstairs, an 800-seat stage hall featured vaudeville and became Summit’s very first movie house. The rear section contained a coffee shop, reading rooms, the W.C.T.U. meeting hall, and resort-quality sleeping rooms. While the basement boasted sixty-foot bowling alleys.
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THE BUILDING'S MANY NAMES HAVE INCLUDED
- Temperance Hall & Union Hall (1893)
- Willard Hall & Howard Hall (1894)
- Van Cise building, followed by the more lyrical “Summit Opera House”
- In 1920, the Overlook Masonic Lodge inserted a full third level and dubbed it “Masonic Hall”
THE BUILDING HAS HOUSED SEVERAL RESTAURANTS, INCLUDING:
- The Blue Lantern Tea Room (1920-1948)
- The New Hampshire House (1948-1984)
- Winberie’s (Established 1985)
SOME FUN FACTS TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS:
- Dave Brown, former quarterback of the NY Giants, grew up here, and his parents are regular guests of Winberie’s
- Jim Cramer and Ice-T grew up here as well
- Summit is the home of the Reeves-Reed Arboretum and Garden, which used to be a passage for Native Americans