in the press


The 30 Best Restaurants in New Jersey 2019

New Jersey Monthly Magazine -August 2019

“Ben Pollinger won a Michelin star in his decade as executive chef of the Manhattan seafood restaurant Oceana. But he returned home to do something he had never done: open a restaurant and own it, too”

The 28 Hottest New Restaurants 2019 - New Jersey Monthly Magazine

New Jersey Monthly Magazine -February 2019

The 28 Hottest New Restaurants 2019. For rewarding food, atmosphere, variety and value, these new restaurants have earned enthusiastic followings…

Unlikely chef Pollinger reaches top of The Hill

NJBIZ-Mar 12, 2018

... one Michelin star later, he's ready to open his own restaurant in Closter. ... to what's expected of his restaurant The Hill, opening this spring.

Michelin Star Chef Now Serves as King of The Hill in Closter - Best of NJ

BestofNJ.com-September 27, 2018 

With an eclectic menu – though there is plenty of seafood to be found – The Hill in Closter is an intriguing dining option for Bergen County ...

Best dishes we ate in July: The Hill,...

NorthJersey.com-Jul 24, 2018

Best dishes we ate in July: The Hill, Latour, Gus & Co Seafood. ... Go: 252 Schraalenburgh Road, Closter; 201-899-4700 thehillcloster.com/.

New York Chefs Move Beyond the City

New York Times-Aug 28, 2017

In November, he will open the Hill, next door to a farm in ClosterN.J., in a former neighborhood restaurant's space, after a full cosmetic ...

Michelin-star chef Ben Pollinger opens The Hill in Closter

NorthJersey.com-Jun 6, 2018

Michelin-star chef and Oradell resident Ben Pollinger has opened The Hill, a modern American restaurant in the space that once housed ...

An Ascent Long Awaited: The Hill in Closter

New Jersey Monthly Magazine -October 2018

Ben Pollinger, who won a Michelin star in New York in 2006, finally opens his own restaurant—in his home county…

Long Awaited, the Hill Nears Completion

New Jersey Monthly-Apr 23, 2018

Long Awaited, the Hill Nears Completion ... the home stretch of opening the Hill, his New American restaurant, with a liquor license, in Closter.

The 24 biggest NJ restaurant openings of 2018

NJ.com-Jan 23, 2018

The 24 biggest N.J. restaurant openings of 2018 .... Though he's written a cookbook on fish, The Hill will feature globally-inspired cuisine and a ...