Cape May Ferry Terminal, Cape May
Exit Zero Hospitality has taken over the food and beverage operations at the Cape May Ferry Terminal. The property is currently under renovation and it will include waterfront entertainment, restaurants and a retail project. Three restaurant concepts include The Lookout (fine-dining), Boat Drinks (outdoor venue with signature cocktails and seafood), Exit Zero Ferry Station (casual restaurant) and Cafe 64 (grab and go cafe). Slated to open for the 2022 summer season.
1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May; 800-643-3779
Melba’s 550, Newark
Melba Wilson, founder of the popular Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem, New York, recently announced an upcoming project. Her new restaurant, Melba’s 550, will be located on Broad Street in Newark, where she will bring her Harlem flavors across the Hudson. Her menu will include an array of comfort food, including classic fried chicken. Opening in late 2022.
550 Broad Street, Newark
The Franklin, Secaucus
This popular Jersey City restaurant opened its second location in early March. Chef Jaime Ramirez is in charge of the Italian, fine-dining menu, with dishes including a pesto burrata sandwich, braised short ribs, wild mushroom and salmon risotto, as well as a brunch menu. There’s also a full bar. Open daily at 11 am.
780 5th Street, Secaucus; 201-777-1188
Mighty Quinn’s, Union
Cranford natives and husband and wife duo Arush and Joanna Pandya are opening NJ’s third location of this popular BBQ restaurant. The menu includes slow-smoked meats such as brisket, chicken, ribs and more, as well as classic BBQ sides like sweet corn fritters, baked beans, Mac and cheese, and others. Grand opening is March 24.
1105 Morris Avenue, Union; 973-396-0600