Restaurant Reviews

The Scotch egg, encased in ground pork and panko bread crumbs.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

October 1, 2015

With two Hell’s Kitchen winners at the stoves, brash Gordon Ramsay creates a fantasy pub with surprisingly refined grub.
A lively sports bar with a deep roster of specials, combos and dishes.

The Cheese Cave

Quick Bite

September 23, 2015

The staff of the Cheese Cave will help you pick out a cheese platter, and there are creative, cheese-enhanced sandwiches as well.
Salugo Bistro is part pizza parlor, part Tuscan-inspired BYO bistro in a Best Buy strip mall in East Hanover.


September 10, 2015

Inspired by the famous Raval neighborhood of Barcelona, Jersey City's Michael Garcia and chef Michael Fiorianti (of Sátis fame) opened Raval in J.C.
Summer's over, but Upstream Grille is worth the drive to northernmost Morris County for chef Ken Salmon's delicious, imaginative and affordable food.
Spreads and Breads, a platter of smoky hummus, romesco sauce, chickpea fries, pickles and puffed pita.
Two Philly chefs (each married, with kids, and living in Jersey) create an eatery with an urban vibe yet plenty of free parking.
Photo courtesy of Seagrass Restaurant.
Seagrass Restaurant is an upscale yet casual café just three blocks from the beach in Ocean Grove.
Wolfgang Zwiener spent 40 years at the venerable Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn and began opening his own steakhouses in 2004. This is Jersey's first Wolfgang's Steakhouse, in Somerville.

Anthony David’s

August 20, 2015

A Hoboken institution since 1998, Anthony David's recent revamp reflects Italian trattorias' mix of change and tradition.
A plate of plump weisswurst, sauerkraut and frankfurters.
A hip evocation of an Old World beer hall brings the Shore a two-fisted festival of wursts, schnitzels, strudel and 90 beers.


July 23, 2015

A Philly-based chain of casual restaurants serving Indian food that can be surprisingly good. The vegetarian dishes at the Cherry Hill location get the thumbs up.
Chef Dale Talde, a first-gen Filipino-American from Chicago, made his name with Asian fusion in Brooklyn, serving mashups like the McBao. Does his Jersey City post hold up?
Photo courtesy of La Riviera Gastronomia
A no-frills Italian joint serving creatively prepared, home-style specialties.
Photo by Tara Nurin
Get your fill of all the Mediterranean staples, including hummus, baba ganouj, tabouli and falafel.
Photo by Deborah Carter
A Latin American spot offering terrific, hand-cut potato chips with a trio of Peruvian sauces, complimentary with every meal.
Seared Scottish salmon over spring vegetables, herbed bulgar and Asian broth, with tumeric-coated cashews.

Novo Mediterranean

July 2, 2015

An Israeli chef brings a modern sensibility to the foods and flavors of his homeland, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Blue Marlin

June 11, 2015

Chef/owner Roy Reid is known for his stories of growing up in Jamaica and for his cooking, which he calls "Caribbean authentic Jamaican food with my twist."
When chef James DeSisto bought the space last September, he changed everything but the name. The changes, including a New American menu, are for the better.
Spaghetti puttanesca.
Two siblings expand their father’s Italian market, add a bakery, wood-burning oven, kitchen and bar—and it’s tutto delizioso.
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