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.


Special Events


Order your Christmas Express Dinner today!

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Please note we will be closing at 4pm on Sunday Dec 24th

We will reopen at 11:30am Tuesday Dec 26th


Click here for our Upcoming Music Schedule

Live Entertainment in the Lounge every Friday & Saturday!


What's For Dinner?

We've got the answer to that age old question!

Mon      Wood-Grilled Burger with up to 2 toppings ~ $10 Craft Beer Pints ~ $4

Tues     Chef Joel's 3 Course Tasting Menu ~ $21.99

Wed       Wine Down Wednesday ~ Half Price Bottle of Wine with purchase of 2 Entrees

Thurs     Seafood Night ~ Feat. our Fisherman's Platter $26.99

Fri         Farm to Table Oysters ~ 1/2 dz $14.99/full dz. $24.99

Sat        Chef Joel's Sensational Specials ~ Chef's culinary imagination in the spotlight

Sun       Dinner All Day


Happy Bites 3:00 - 6:30 PM Daily

Soft Pretzel with Warm Cheese Sauce $2.99

Cajun Mussels with Grilled Bread $2.99

Beef Slider with American cheese $1.79

Spicy Ranch Chicken Slider $2.79

Fish Taco with coleslaw $2.99

Red Pepper Hummus with flatbread $2.59

Selected Wine, Beer & Mixed Drinks at Special Prices



Mon - Thurs
11:30am - 9:30pm

Fri & Sat
11:30am - 10:30pm

12:00pm - 9:00pm

Bar Open Late

Weekend Entertainment: 9pm - 12:30am

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Largely interesting and well-executed menu in pleasant setting. Many hits! Good bar and wine list. Mark B.
Interesting combination of off-beat and comfort foods. Fun eats! Joe M.
The restaurant has locals returning to an enjoyable and dependable food delight!. Jay S.

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