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Hibiscus

Reviewed by Deborah P. Carter   
Posted April 3, 2011

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Hibiscus   
270 South Street, Morristown
973-359-0200


Hours: Mon, 5:30–9:30 pm; Tues–Thurs, 11:30 am–9:30 pm; Fri, 11:30 am–10 pm; Sat, 2–10 pm; Sun, 2–8 pm.

Price: $/$$

Style: Located on the lower level at the rear of the Best Western Morristown Inn. Potted palms, white string lights and pink linens conjure a casual, Caribbean vibe.

Don’t Miss: The crunchy, sweet fried plantains ($2.50) and the Jamaican patties ($2.50), flaky pastry filled with spicy beef, chicken or veggies. Classics include curried goat ($9.50), oxtails ($12) and jerk chicken ($9.50). Seafood dishes, such as curried shrimp and red snapper ($12.95)—prepared jerked, steamed, stuffed, roasted or brown stewed—are fresh and flavorful. Main courses come with traditional rice and beans and plantains. Rasta pasta ($8.95)—penne, jerk chicken breast, sundried tomatoes and broccoli in light cream—is a house specialty. Authentic favorites such as roti (flat bread, also served stuffed) and hearty stews are available, as are non-Caribbean dishes, including fish and chips ($5.99), wraps ($6.50–$7.50) and deli sandwiches. Rum-flavored bread pudding ($4.95) and carrot cake ($4.95) can send you out the door with a smile.

Heads Up: Hibiscus hosts live jazz several nights a week and at Sunday brunch.

The Scoop: A BYO with Jersey wines by the bottle and half bottle for purchase.

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