French Bistro Opens in Audubon; Other Dining News

Plus: Paramus welcomes a halal eatery, and a beloved Bordentown pizzeria closes after 50 years.

A platter of mussels in front of a bowl of fries
Café Le Jardin, which translates to “The Garden Café,” is serving modern French cuisine in Audubon. Photo courtesy of Café Le Jardin


Café Le Jardin, Audubon

Rich and Christina Cusak, the husband-and-wife duo behind June BYOB in Collingswood, have opened a new French bistro in Audubon. Menu items include a three-egg omelet, a croque-madame, a crab cake sandwich, French onion soup, trout amandine and duck shepherd’s pie. The owners recommend pairing a cheese board with their Bean2Bean coffee, or bringing your own bottle of Champagne to enjoy with brunch on the outdoor patio.
34 West Merchant Street, Audubon

Juicy Platters, Paramus

A new halal eatery has opened in Paramus. Joining locations in Fair Lawn, Hackensack and Harrison, Juicy Platters offers build-your-own platters, salads, pitas and wraps. Choose from chicken, beef gyro and falafel, then add toppings like hummus, plantains and spiced chickpeas. Feeling brave? Add a few drops of the Spicy AF sauce.
393 New Jersey 17, Paramus; 201-720-6900

PrimoHoagies, Byram

The uber-popular Philadelphia-based sandwich chain continues to set up camp throughout the Garden State, with 32 locations already open and more slated to arrive. They offer several hot and cold sandwich specials. Keep it simple with a deli classic like the Audie—roasted turkey breast, roasted beef and American cheese. Or branch out a bit with something like the Crusher—cracked pepper turkey, sharp American cheese and pepper shooters. Meatless sandwich options are also available.
90 US-206, Byram; 973-440-5064


Rosario’s Pizza, Bordentown

Following the death of its owner, this popular family-operated pizzeria is closing its doors after more than 50 years of service. “Sal’s legacy will always be remembered,” the pizzeria shared in a Facebook update.
248 US Highway 130, Bordentown; 609-298-1335

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