Indian Restaurant Opens in Red Bank; More Food News

Plus: Highlands welcomes a new waterside bar and restaurant, while a coffee shop-slash-bookstore opens in Blackwood.

A variety of dishes from Agra Indian Masala in Red Bank
A variety of dishes from Agra Indian Masala in Red Bank Photo courtesy of the restaurant


Agra Indian Masala, Red Bank

Authentic Indian cuisine is served at this new family-owned restaurant, which recently celebrated its grand opening. A variety of meat and vegetarian dishes make up the menu, including classics like chicken tikka masala, paneer saag, lamb curry and various naan options. The restaurant is open daily for dine-in and take-out.
30 Monmouth Street

Four Leaves, Park Ridge

At this new gastropub, its mantra is “upscale meets casual dining.” Food here includes a mixture of casual dishes like popcorn chicken, pretzel bites, fish and chips and burgers, as well as some finer dishes like Maine mussels, Alaskan halibut, New York strip steak and filet mignon. There is a plethora of handcrafted cocktails, wines and beers.
146 Kinderkamack Road

Saltwater Social, Highlands

Looking for a new place to try this summer at the Shore? Check out Saltwater Social, a new restaurant and bar featuring a wide selection of bites and beverages. Unique shareables include General Tso bao buns, beef queso dip, and mushroom tempura. Mains include seared scallops, lobster fried rice, pork chop schnitzel and prime sirloin. Saltwater features an extensive cocktail and wine list.
128 Bay Avenue

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Lula’s Empanadas, Haddon Heights

Dominican-style empanadas are served at Lula’s, a fast-casual eatery dedicated to the owner’s mother, Lula, and her love for cooking. The empanadas come with fusion twists, featuring flavors like curry chickpea, Philly cheesesteak, buffalo chicken and cajun shrimp mac and cheese. For years, Lula’s has sold its empanadas at vendor fairs and through catering orders—which the team will continue to do—but this is its first brick-and-mortar location.
516 Station Avenue

Ren’s Coffeehouse & Books, Blackwood

Ren’s is one of the first coffee shop/bookstores in the South Jersey area. The shop is split with the coffee shop on one side and the bookstore on the other, both with plenty of seating. The menu includes specialty hot and iced coffees and teas, plus a selection of fresh pastries. The bookstore features a variety of new and used books, bookmarks, and other retail goods.
26 North Black Horse Pike

Lola’s Cafe & Kitchen, Absecon

From the owners of White Horse Wine and Spirits, a popular liquor store and gourmet market, comes a quaint breakfast and lunch cafe, located right next to the liquor store. At Lola’s, breakfast is served all day, and features dishes like French toast kebabs, quiche of the day, and homemade biscuits with honey butter. The lunch menu includes hearty salads and sandwiches. Coffee, espresso beverages, teas, juices and homemade sodas are available from the coffee bar and can be enjoyed to-go or while dining in.
410 White Horse Pike

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