The Mohawk House is located in a rural setting in nearby Sussex County. The establishment could be mistaken for a stately mansion upon the hill to a passerby, but it is far from that. The building is in fact home to some of the finest food and draft beers available in the Garden State. Proprietors Rachel and Steve Scro have spent the time and money “to do things right” at Mohawk House and it shows. Rachel and Steve themselves claim that, “We are not restaurateurs, but have always enjoyed entertaining.”
Rachel and Steve are simply real people, doing what they love and doing it right. The way they run their restaurant may not seem “standard” to others in the industry, but this is just one of the many characteristics which sets them apart. When they had the idea to build this magnificent place, they both had a bed and breakfast setting in mind. This B&B-style hospitality shines through on a day to day basis in the restaurant, with Steve and Rachel both taking the time to interact with customers – making sure everyone is comfortable and satisfied. It’s obvious that Rachel and Steve are passionate about what they do. This same warmth is evident with all of their attentive, personable, yet professional staff.
The Mohawk House creates a lasting impression from the minute you pull into the driveway. The rustic architecture blends into the rural setting seamlessly, with the pristine stone work and old world feel inside and out.
The draft system is the heart of the bar. Everything is contained in a walk-in cold box in the restaurant’s basement, including individual CO2 regulators for each line to ensure proper serving pressure is set for different styles and beers. As with the rest of the place, clean is an understatement. The draft lines are thoroughly cleaned between keg rotations, at a minimum, once a month.
The utmost care is taken to make sure you enjoy the beer of your choosing as it was meant to be enjoyed. Steve is incredibly conscientious to make sure your beer is fresh and properly served from keg to glass.
Aside from Steve having a heavy hand in the beer selection, it is up to Ricky and John to curate it, making sure they have the best of the best on at all times.
With 50 taps flowing, you can rest assure there is something for everyone at The Mohawk House.
Flights are available as well if you can’t make up your mind from the vast selection. I myself prefer to have a pint or two.
They even have growlers to go. With special deals like half off growlers on Sundays, and Mondays. They even extend the offer when they have big tap take overs.
What would a rustic restaurant be with out food. They use only the freshest ingredients at Mohawk House, using as many local purveyors, and farmers as possible.
Executive chef, Brian Saxton has been turning out some amazing dishes over the years, and with a seasonal menu you can always expect something new.
Whether it’s a gourmet meal, a laid back night at the bar, a private function or special event, Mohawk House is a suitable destination. With craft brewing on the rise, this place is quickly becoming the best spot to try some the most exclusive brews around. You won’t find a draft selection like this anywhere else in the area.