Restaurant Reviews

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.
The Kaffee Korner in Barrington not only makes its own curly fries, it does a heck of a job with paninis, salads and burgers.
The menu has a Pork Roll section, but the big thing in every sense are the burgers.
kyma
This Somerville eatery has Greek murals and traditional foods from land and sea.

Mr. Lin’s

May 7, 2015

John Lin, a native of Taiwan, offers a full page of specialties from that island nation.
A new restaurant in Cherry Hill, Rockhill wants to be more than just another burger, pizza and cheesesteak joint. Despite some rough spots, there is plenty to enjoy.
Photo courtesy of The Danish Cafe.
A couple brings enthusiasm and authentic Danish cuisine to Monmouth County.
Photo by Laura Moss

Orama

April 22, 2015

If this headline looks like it rhymes, you are in for a surprise—one of many nice ones in store for you at swanky, new OR-uh-ma in Edgewater.

Eno Terra

April 10, 2015

30-year-old Mike Metzner has maintained Eno Terra’s farm-to-table ethos and modern Italian identity, and his food is generally rewarding.
Spuntino
Options are plentiful at this Italian eatery, located at the Clifton Commons shopping center.

Rezza

March 24, 2015

Rezza has become a local favorite for fine quality Italian cooking at a reasonable price.
Moussaka.

Skara Estiatorio

March 11, 2015

The recipes at Skara Estiatorio reach back a century to revive the timeless freshness and simplicity of the cuisine.
Verduras (vegetarian) enchiladas, made with grated zucchini, corn and chipotle crema.

Distrito

February 19, 2015

Star Philly chef Jose Garces modernizes the street food of Mexico City and brings it colorfully to the Moorestown Mall.

The Arlington

February 5, 2015

The Arlington, in Ship Bottom, brings a large selection (23 taps) of craft beer to Long Beach Island, something it hasn't had before.

Yakitori 39

January 15, 2015

In the beak-to-tail style of true Japanese eating, chicken at Yakitori 39 is not just white and dark meat but gizzard, liver, heart, skin and house-made chicken meatball.
Seared day-boat scallops with butternut squash risotto.
Chef Christine Nunn reinvents her late great Picnic in a hot new locale. It’s the most fun you can have while fine dining.
The menu at Lucky Bones satisfies many price-points and palates.

Lucky Bones

December 15, 2014

You’re guaranteed a good time—and good food—at this “new” Cape May classic. No lucky charms needed.
Krave is small and soothingly designed, serving appetizing new American cuisine like crab-and-corn cake and spicy lamb quesadillas.
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