The Platform Cookhouse is a seasonal Pop-Up Restaurant going on its third year. We’re located at 8 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ (Operated out of the The Bridge Cafe). For those curious about what kind of food we prepare; our cuisine really has no label, but instead, our personal signature. Our food is more about the ingredients we source and the way they are handled. Keeping things new and interesting is something we work towards everyday. We invite you to dine with us and enjoy a memorable meal and evening alongside the beautiful Delaware River.
For those who are dining with us for their first time; we do not utilize the main “Bridge Cafe” entrance. Please use our riverside entrance alongside the bike path. We are also a BYOB friendly establishment. Reservations are not necessary unless you have a party of 6 or more, or if you’d like to reserve a preferred table.
Full Service Dining
Open 6:00—>9:00—- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Offering a complete menu to be enjoyed by the beautiful Delaware. We have two outdoor dining areas and a temperature regulated indoor dining room. Our menu mainly focuses on a lot of small to medium sized dishes as we know people enjoy trying new things and/or sharing. However, we do offer several main course options as well.
Wednesday Hours—5:30—>8:30 (or sold out)
Join us on Wednesdays too! The Platform’s “KITCHEN WINDOW” is now serving Take-Out Picnic Dinners.
We’ll be offering 2-3 main items, 2-3 sides, and a little after dinner sweet, all boxed up and ready to take home or to enjoy down by the beautiful Delaware River. Wednesday Menu will depend on what’s fresh and what’s best.
Please be advised; we do not have seating available on Wednesdays. Strictly “Take-Out” Only.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TAKE-OUT
Cornhusk-Smoked Brisket Tacos. Rice. Beans. Elote.
Pumpkinseed Crusted Snapper. Cabbage Salad. Rice. Beans. Elote
(Both Gluten-Free and Served with Various Salsas and Almond Macaroon)
VEGETARIAN OPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
For pre-ordering and further info call us at: (908) 996-6040
(Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Menu)
Grilled NJ Corn (2)- Potato-Butter Aioli. Smoked Cotija Cheese. Chives. Guajillo Powder. $9 ◊
Plated Soup of the Evening- Server will Explain. mkt price
Local Tomato Salad- Garden Basil. Corn. Peach. Yogurt-Leek Dressing. Grilled Sour Dough. $11 •
Arancini- Locally Foraged Chanterelle Mushrooms. Parmigiano Reggiano. Crushed Tomatoes. $13
Chicken Sausage- Spiced Fingerling Potatoes. Broccoli Rabe. Sweet Corn Purée. $14 ◊
Fried Yellowfin Wontons- Scallions. Ginger. Gochujang. Sesame Seeds. $12
Chilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps- Tomatillo. Mango. Thai Basil. Jalapeño. Star Anise. Lime. $12 ◊
The Whole Eggplant- Garlic-Tahini Sauce. Herb Mixture. Toasted Seeds. Puris Bread. $17 •
Lamb Skewers- Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley. Mango Chutney. Mint Yogurt Sauce. $19 ◊
Cornhusk-Smoked Brisket Sandwich- Cole Slaw. House Pickles. Gochujang BBQ Sauce. $17 •
Whole Cornish Hen- Smoked and Grilled. Served with Local Corn on the Cob, Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, Corn Bread, and Watermelon. $21 •
Platform Burger- Brie Cheese. Onion Jam. Dijon Aioli. Bibb Lettuce. House Pickle. French Fries. $16
◊GLUTEN-FREE◊ •CAN BE MADE GLUTEN-FREE•
Please be aware, this is more or less a “sample menu.” We work with what is fresh and what is best. If a dish isn’t available, it’s only because of escalated market prices or an inferior quality of an ingredient that we refuse to use. If we remove a menu item, we simply add a new dish to keep the menu balanced.