Keith Holmes, proprietor of the St. Moritz Grill & Bar, began his restaurant career at age 15, washing dishes at The Place, a fine-dining restaurant in Chicago. He continued working in restaurants throughout high school and college, where he earned a degree in accounting. Along the way, he learned every position, rising to executive chef, before taking his first general manager post at The Bedminster Inn in New Jersey. In 1996, he took his next big step, as a founding partner in creating the award-winning Redwoods Grill and Bar in Chester, NJ.
Acquiring the St. Moritz Grill & Bar in 2012, Keith has brought his lifelong experience, expertise and high standards for quality and hospitality to this long-time Sparta, NJ, landmark at 9 White Deer Plaza on the village Plaza.
“From the first time my wife Marcella and I visited Sparta, we were captivated by the town’s charm and the beauty of the area,” Keith says. “So when the opportunity to purchase the restaurant came my way, I didn’t hesitate.”
“We have assembled a top-notch team that shares one primary objective: to make the St. Moritz a consistently outstanding restaurant in Sparta for residents and visitors to enjoy good times and great food and drink with friends, family and neighbors.”
The St. Moritz offers diners a distinctive menu featuring wood-grilled cuisine and classic American and European dishes. Both the restaurant and bar welcome visitors and area residents with friendly service in the elegantly casual atmosphere of a European country inn.
The St. Moritz also caters to meetings and events with private dining areas and custom-designed menus and services to suit each group’s requirements at competitive prices.