About CTO

Formerly two separate restaurants, “Cook to Order Deli and Catering” and “South Main Bistro,” Cook to Order (or CTO) is now under new ownership.


Cook To Order is a BYOB restaurant and deli, open 6 days a week, serving breakfast and lunch, Mondays through Saturdays. Our diverse menu choices are sure to please all tastes, and we are always willing to “cook to order!” We also provide full service catering, with a variety of menu options from classic comfort food to elegant fare. And, if you need a place to host your party, our restaurant is available to rent on select evenings.

Chef/Owner, Brendan Stokes, earned his culinary degree in Yorkshire, England. He has worked all over England, including some of the busiest restaurants in and around London. He was the executive chef at South Main Bistro and Cook to Order Deli and Catering.

Brendan has been the executive chef at prestigious hotels and restaurants in both England and Spain. Brendan has won several awards, including “Restaurant of the Year,” “Pub of the Year,” and “Family Restaurant of the Year.”

Brendan says, “There’s no need to mess with the classics, I’m a fan of presenting exceptional food with traditional techniques in a fashion that respects the diner.”

The artwork hanging in the restaurant is the original work of John Spears.


TheDailyMeal.com ranked Cook to Order's soups as the best in New Jersey in their article "The Best Soup in Every State." The food website called our broccoli and cheese soup "a standout,'' while noting that our tomato and spinach soup won the 2016 Hunterdon County Soup Cook-Off.

299 South Main Street • Flemington, NJ 08822


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Mon-Tues 7:00am-6:00pm • Wed-Sat 7:00am-9:00pm