about sheelen’s crossing

at the crossroads of friendship and history…

Fanwood was founded in 1895 around the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The old Fanwood train station, built in 1874, stands as the oldest original train station in Union County and remains the center of many community activities.

“Sheelen’s Crossing” is a bridge that was named after Charles J. Sheelen, Jr. and his family. Agustus Sheelen worked at the first cracker-barrel type grocery store in Fanwood which served many of the commuters coming back from work in New York City and became a key meeting point for the community of Fanwood.

Sheelen's Crossing Bistro

We named our bar “Sheelen’s Crossing” to honor the Sheelen’s and in the hope that our establishment will become a vital and welcoming door within the Fanwood Community. Welcome!

Frank Pascale
executive chef

about frank

Leading the innovative culinary team at Sheelen’s Crossing is partner and Restaurateur Frank Pascale. Born and raised in New Jersey, this is Frank’s fifth concept after a successful business start at La Pastaria in Red Bank, Cafe Vivace in Plainfield, and The Netherwood Bar & Grill in Plainfield. Also, currently operating a catering business in Plainfield that serves both private and corporate clients.

Starting his career at 15 years old in the hospitality industry, he has a complete grasp of every aspect of the restaurant industry. He studied Culinary Arts & Sciences and Restaurant Management at Florida International University, in Miami Florida. In Miami, Frank worked under Chef Robin Haas, who is considered the innovator of new world cuisine. Combining his 30 years plus of restaurant experience with work in hospitality locales across the state and his concept development skills Chef Frank continues to create distinct flavor combinations that celebrate authentic regional cuisine.

A seasoned talent with extensive experience in the culinary arena, Frank Pascale is committed to delivering great food and service to all of his Fanwood guests.



Monday: 12pm – 11pm
Tuesday: 12pm – 11pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 11pm
Thursday: 12pm – 1am
Friday: 12pm – 2am
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Sheelen’s Kitchen, opens at 12pm everyday (12pm-9pm) EXCEPT Sunday, (11AM-9PM)



Please note that reservations are only accepted for parties of six or more. Train station parking is available from 11:30am Monday through Friday (weekends any time)

  • Shared parking is available in the bank parking lot at any time
  • Parking is allowed in the Kwiki parking lot after 9pm nightly
  • On street parking is available


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