About Us

Welcome to the Station at Mountain lakes. Entering our 13th year, owners Carlos Vasquez, Steve Turkot and Chef Bradley Cooper are continuing our vision of a local restaurant with a “cheers” like atmosphere, but with better food. We‘re a scratch restaurant, which means we purchase no premade or processed food. All the food is made on premises, soups, stocks, dressings and sauces are made from scratch (no msg or preservatives ever!). We bake our own bread twice daily, desserts are made on premise. Fresh fish is delivered daily, using only wild shrimp and fish when available. We roast our own peppers, grate our own cheese, whip fresh cream daily. There is no microwave in the restaurant. All of our menu items are made to order, no shortcuts are taken. It might take a little longer, but the results speak for themselves, keep it simple, keep it fresh. We thank you for your continued patronage, enjoy! Bradley

About Bradley Cooper

Born and raised in Rainbow Lakes, Denville NJ. He started cooking as a young boy at home and worked his way through college in the restaurant industry. He apprenticed in French cuisine for two years, then spent ten years with Italian cuisine, first at “The Italian Chalet” in Denville, then as Head Chef at “Il Villaggio” in Morris Plains. Then, still with the same company he became Chef de Cuisine at “An American Grill” in Randolph creating and managing an American eclectic menu, winning an award for “best new American cuisine” from New Jersey Monthly magazine. Also, while at An American Grill he had a television show “A Class in Cooking” which ran for three years. For the past thirteen years he has his talents and cuisine to The Station at Mountain Lakes as Executive Chef and owner.