Two Distinctive Dining Experiences Under One Roof

John & Ron, friends since the 80’s (when music was good), had been looking for the right space and the right time to open their new venture. One thing was for certain, it had to be Hawthorne. John, a life long resident and Ron, a Hawthorne business owner for 33 years knew right away when they found the spot. The duo loved the space so much, they jumped right in and got to work in November 2020, right in the middle of a global pandemic (in hindsight, probably not the best idea), that’s when Stella & Danny’s and Proof 142 were born.

STELLA & DANNY’S was created from the desire to have a restaurant and event space with inspired American cuisine. A place to have dinner, or host an event (we reserve our dining room every Saturday and Sunday so we can host your most important moments – uninterrupted) where good food was always at the forefront. From signature steaks, to burrata topped chicken parmesan, and our super jumbo crab cakes, we take pride in elevating food to the next level – we’re only happy when our patrons leave wishing they had room for just one more bite.

PROOF 142 is our downstairs speakeasy. Complete with comfortable lounge chairs, a stage for the best acts in town, and a simpler menu comprising burgers, wings, and our signature san-marzano pizza. Truly a place for people to come together, enjoy good drinks, good food, and good company (we’re biased on the good company).

We knew we wanted to see our patrons not just for dinner, a night out, or their special event. We wanted them to have a neighborhood hangout where they could share meals and laughs; thus we created the most affordable lunch menu in the area where you can eat in, pick up, or have delivered daily.

We’re excited about what we’ve created and can’t wait to serve you soon!

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11:30am - 6:00pm EVERYDAY! Friday & Saturday from midnight until close.


Live Music every Friday & Saturday night.

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Always something new and delicious.

142 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506      (973) 310-3450

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