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Somerville, New Jersey Grand Opening January 15, 2015

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse to make its NJ debut in Somerville Town Center (1/15/2015)

SOMERVILLE — Wolfgang’s Steakhouse will open its first grill concept restaurant this winter as Somerville Town Center in downtown Somerville continues its growth.

Wolfgang Zweiner is no stranger to classic steakhouses, having learned his craft with 40 years in Brooklyn’s Peter Luger’s Steak House, including many years as its head waiter.

The flagship Park Avenue location, situated in the former Vanderbilt Hotel dining room with vaulted tile ceilings by famed artisan Rafael Guastavino, has enjoyed capacity crowds since the day it opened, according to a spokeswoman for Silbert Realty and Management.

Wolfgang’s specialty, like Luger’s, is the classic porterhouse steak for one, two, three or more, but with an expanded menu and first-rate atmosphere at all the chain’s locations.

“We love the transit village community of Somerville, and knew that the heart of Somerville would be a prime location for our restaurant,” Peter Zweiner, Wolfgang’s son and managing partner of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, said. “After touring downtown Somerville, we quickly understood what developer Jack Morris of Edgewood Properties sees in this inviting town.”

“We believe that many of our New Jersey customers will be thrilled to know that they will be able to enjoy our quality food right here in Somerville,” Zweiner said.

Developer Jack Morris of Edgewood Properties said he is honored to welcome Wolfgang’s to its new home at Somerville Town Center, with a mix of retail and luxury residential apartments.

“There couldn’t be a better location than Somerville Town Center in downtown Somerville for this opportunity,” Morris said. “I have very high expectations for the revitalization of downtown Somerville and this proves that we can and will continue to attract both national and international businesses such as Starbucks, among many others.

Wolfgang’s also has Manhattan locations in Midtown East, Tribeca, and Times Square, as well as in Beverly Hills, Miami, Waikiki and Tokyo. Other locations coming soon will include Seoul, South Korea, Manila, Phillipines, and Osaka, Japan.

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Exciting news! We’re opening another location…. This time in Manila!

Is Manila ready for another restaurant franchise? Another steakhouse?
“Well, yes,” said Sheryl Laudico, Marketing Director of Sumosam Restaurants Concepts, which is bringing Wolfgang’s Steakhouse to Manila early next year.
If you like Peter Luger in Brooklyn, you would be interested to know that Wolfgang’s Steakhouse was opened in Manhattan ten years ago by its former headwaiter, Wolfgang Zwiener.

After 40 years experience at Peter Luger Steak House, Mr. Zwiener was thinking of retring when his son, Peter, along with two other waiters at Peter Luger, convinced him to open his own place.
“If there is a vacuum, you fill it,” said Peter Zwiener, a former investment banker who saw the potential in opening a Peter Luger-style steakhouse in Manhattan.
Apart from serving its signature 100{24f303b9d7c07c2a37a82ed8d1b1870c590031aaa6bc932b7bcb12f3bc2d5f97} dry-aged prime steaks, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse offered New Yorkers the convenience of location, a better wine selection, table cloth (!), and the use of credit cards (which Peter Luger doesn’t have).

Wolfgang's steakhouse

Since Wolfgang opened its first restaurant in 2004, it has grown to seven locations within the US, and the most recent opening in Roppongi, Tokyo last February 2014.
There will be five new locations within the next six months—in New Jersey, Osaka, Seoul, a second location in Tokyo, and in Manila.
Managing partner and president, Peter Zwiener is currently in town to meet up with Philippine franchise owners Ricky Laudico, Marvin Agustin and Raymund Magdaluyo.

Sheryl Laudico, Pieter Zwiener, Ricky Laudico
Peter Zwiener (center) with husband and wife Sheryl and Ricky Laudico of Sumosam Restaurants Concepts

It was Raymund Magdaluyo who discovered Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in New York and loved it so much to bring it to Manila.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is set to open at Resorts World Manila in January 2015. The space will be a little over 600 square meters, located next to a downsized Republiq.
Sheryl says they are constructing special dry-ageing room, where beef will be placed on racks for about 28 days to achieve optimum flavour and tenderness. It’s a costly process that makes steak more pricey but worth it.

Wolfgang's steakhouse

Apart from rib eyes, fillet mignons, and steaks for two t0 four people, Manila can look forward to a New York menu of seafood cocktails, soups, salads, and a selection of desserts—including New York cheesecake specially flown in.
Now I really like steak, but you had me at New York cheesecake.
We can’t wait.


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Marunouchi welcomes new eatery

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is proud to announce it’s second location in Japan.


Japan’s second branch of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse will open in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8, with reservations being accepted from Nov. 8.

Japan’s first branch of the New York-based steakhouse opened in Roppongi in February. Eight months after opening, customers still have to wait a month for dinner reservations.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse uses only “prime grade” beef, the grade given to only the top 5 percent of beef in the U.S. The restaurant chain transports the beef chilled, not frozen, and keeps it for 28 days for optimal aging and tenderness. The outer third of the beef is sliced away and the remaining cuts are grilled at 900 C.

The Marunouchi restaurant will have 170 seats, and is suitable for private parties. It will also have four private rooms.