About Us

Bill Brooks, Jr.’s pedigree stems from his years working under the watchful eyes of his father, the late great Bill Brooks, Sr. Bill started working as a busboy in his father’s catering business.

He later helped to operate the food concession with his father at St. Mary’s Hospital in Orange, New Jersey during the late 1960’s. The Brooks Family is best known for the “Redwood Lounge”.

The world renowned establishment was located in Orange New Jersey during the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Bill states:

“There is still a need for a place where folks can go to enjoy great food in an entertaining atmosphere”.

The Redwood Café is a quaint establishment in Newark, New Jersey which offers Soul Food Cuisine and Live Entertainment which is our recipe for a great atmosphere. Come visit to learn more about us!

“This is a labor of Love! I grew up in the catering business and it has never left me! It’s in my blood. The Redwood Cafe is a tribute to my Father and the Redwood Lounge. My family and I are proud to present it to the World!”

The legacy continues………………………………………………..