Redd’s owners Doug Palsi, Dan Palsi and Frank Pinto have been friends since grammar school and, combined, have more than 75 years of experience in the hospitality industry. The Palsi Family has successfully operated Redd’s Restaurant & Bar in Carlstadt (near Met Life Stadium) since 2002 and selected Newark as their next location due to the growing number of residents and employees in the neighborhood, and as a result of customers who encouraged them to follow the New Jersey Devils to Newark.


When Doug, Dan and Frank were looking for a place to expand on the success of Redd’s Restaurant & Bar they clearly viewed Newark as a community that would appreciate the culture and atmosphere their German Biergarten would provide. The three life-long friends felt their Biergarten would complement Newark’s rich beer history with the likes of Ballantine Brewery, G. Krueger Brewing Co. and Anheuser-Busch, which helped shape the city in the early 20th century and felt it was just very fitting for a beer garden-style restaurant to make its home in the heart of Newark.


Simply put Redd’s knows how to combine a uniquely innovative communal dining and bar experience with some of the greatest sporting events, concerts and family entertainment. That’s why Governor Chris Christie declined Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s invitation to join him in New York’s Times Square to announce Super Bowl


XLVIII would be played at Met Life Stadium. Instead, The Governor chose to announce that the Super Bowl would be played in New Jersey at Redd’s Restaurant & Bar in the heart of the Meadowlands indicating, “Redd’s is the Times Square of New Jersey”!


Meet the Team


Doug Palsi has successfully built Redd’s Restaurant & Bar into a well-recognized quality brand since the establishment’s inception in 1990. Doug is the epitome of customer service and is responsible for the front-of-the-house and customer satisfaction along with developing and managing thousands of innovative tailgates, private parties and corporate events throughout the years. Doug’s love of his customers and corporate clients have driven him to open an establishment they can now enjoy when they come to see the Devil’s and Seton Hall play at the Prudential Center by providing them with another quality venue to enjoy before and after sporting events and concerts.


Dan Palsi is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and fell in love with the German Culture, its people and most importantly its food when he completed an 18-month Externship in Munich as part of his secondary education. Dan is a well-established and recognized Executive Chef and is delighted to pursue his dream and long term passion to bring a world class German dining and drinking establishment to Newark. Dan has a following of corporate clients that reach out to him year in and year out due to the consistent level of world-class culinary experiences he provides them at each and every event. www.danielpalsi.com

Frank Pinto worked in restaurants, bars and banquet halls throughout his high school and college years. Frank spent time with Dan Palsi during his Culinary Institute of America Externship in Munich, Germany and also fell in love the with country, its culture and people. Frank earned an MBA after graduating college and has held a number of executive management positions at well-recognized corporations throughout his career. Frank is also an entrepreneur and has owned several companies over the years as well. Throughout his corporate career, Frank has worked with a number of event planners in order to plan large conferences for his sales organizations along with client events as well. Therefore, Frank truly understands the pressures that are associated with planning corporate events and knows what metrics need to be in place to make them a success.