Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll 2015

The winners of our 32nd annual Jersey Choice Restautant Poll, as chosen by our readers.

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The results of our 32nd Annual Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll were tabulated by the accounting firm WithumSmith + Brown. The star indicates a critic’s pick.

Best of the Best
River Palm Terrace, Multiple locations
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport
Ohana Grill, Lavalette

Best New Restaurants
Battello, Jersey City
Birravino, Red Bank
Poached Pear, Point Pleasant Beach

American/New American
Pig & Prince, Montclair
Agricola, Princeton
Chef Mike’s ABG, Seaside Park
Highlawn Pavilion, West Orange
Orange Squirrel, Bloomfield
Peacock Inn, Princeton
Stage Left, New Brunswick
Terre à Terre, Carlstadt

Asian Fusion
RoosterSpin, Westfield
Mogo Korean Fusion Tacos, Asbury Park
Xina Restaurant, Toms River
★ Talde, Jersey City

Bakery
Calandra’s, Multiple locations
Confections of a Rock$tar, Asbury Park (TIE)
The Dessert Plate, Somerville (TIE)
Mueller’s Bakery, Bay Head
Balthazar, Englewood
Flaky Tart, Atlantic Highlands
Gina’s, Montclair
Montclair Bread Co., Montclair
Patisserie St. Michel, Teaneck

Bang for the Buck
Biggie’s Clam Bar, Multiple locations
Gladstone Tavern, Gladstone (TIE)
Sitting Duck, Long Branch (TIE)
Shut Up & Eat, Toms River
Burger Walla, Newark
Jersey Girl Café, Hamilton

Bar Scene
McLoone’s Boathouse, West Orange
Gladstone Tavern, Gladstone
Windward Tavern, Brick
Avenue, Long Branch
Blue Monkey, Merchantville
Watermark, Asbury Park

Barbecue
The Wood Pit, Montclair
Jersey Shore BBQ, Belmar
Hickory Hog, Point Pleasant
Finks BBQ Smokehouse, Dumont
Henri’s Hotts Barbecue, Folsom
Local Smoke, Neptune, Cookstown
More Than Q, Stockton Farm Market

Beer Selection
Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell
Rocky Hill Inn, Rocky Hill
Crab’s Claw Inn, Lavalette
Irish Mile, Westmont
Mohawk House, Sparta
Morris Tap & Grill, Randolph
Old Bay, New Brunswick
Pour House, Westmont

Breakfast
The Original Pancake House, West Caldwell, Whippany
Turning Point, Multiple locations
Shut Up & Eat, Toms River
George’s Place, Cape May
Lovin’ Oven, Frenchtown
Mariner’s Cove, Brielle
Plum on Park, Montclair
Zoe’s, Atlantic Highlands

Brew Pub
Trap Rock, Berkeley Heights
Triumph, Princeton
Artisan’s, Toms River
Iron Hill, Maple Shade
J.J. Bitting, Woodbridge

Brunch
Pig & Prince, Montclair
Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Shut Up & Eat, Toms River
Haven, Edgewater
Maritime Parc, Jersey City
Red Store, Cape May Point

Burger
Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell
Rocky Hill Inn, Rocky Hill
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, Point Pleasant Beach
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Morristown
Stage Left, New Brunswick

Caribbean |Southern
Cuban Pete’s, Montclair
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport
410 Bank Street, Cape May
Little Negril, Berlin, Cherry Hill
Saveur Creole, Montclair

Caterer
Calandra’s Italian Village, Caldwell
Culinary Creations, Hillsborough
Joe Leone’s, Point Pleasant Beach
Laurence Craig, Maplewood
Ome, Whippany

Chain Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Cheesecake Factory
Chipotle
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Clifton
The Office Tavern Grill, Morristown

Cheesesteak
Biggie’s Clam Bar, Multiple locations
Vinnie’s Pizza, Wall
Pat’s Pizza, Point Pleasant Beach
Hoagie Haven, Princeton
Rockhill, Cherry Hill

Chinese
Hunan Taste, Denville
Peking Pavilion, Manalapan
Silver Lake Kitchen, Point Pleasant
Cheng Du 23, Wayne
Han Dynasty, Cherry Hill
Lan Sheng, Wallington

Coffee | Tea Bar
Fine Grind, Little Falls
Rook Coffee, Multiple locations
Cool Beans, Toms River
Booskerdoo, Multiple locations
Modcup, Jersey City

Deli (Italian-Style)
Calandra’s Italian Village, Caldwell
Taliercio’s, Red Bank
Joe Leone’s, Point Pleasant Beach
Lisa’s, Hoboken
Nicolo’s, Montclair
Severino Pasta, Westmont
Tutto Fresco, Livingston

Deli (Kosher-Style)
The Kosher Nosh Deli, Glen Rock
Harold’s New York Deli, Edison
Wolfie’s, Toms River
Hobby’s, Newark

Desserts
Calandra’s, Multiple locations
Confections of a Rock$tar, Asbury Park
Washington Inn, Cape May
Frog & the Peach, New Brunswick
Maritime Parc, Jersey City

Diner
Tick Tock, Clifton
Americana, Shrewsbury
Shut Up & Eat, Toms River
Double S, Sussex
Ritz, Livingston
Skylark, Edison
Vincentown, Vincentown

French
Lorena’s, Maplewood
Pascal & Sabine, Asbury Park
410 Bank Street, Cape May
Avenue, Long Branch
Dream Cuisine, Cherry Hill
Fricassee, Montclair

Greek
It’s Greek To Me, Multiple locations
Niko’s Trapezi, Long Branch
George’s Place, Cape May
Axia Taverna, Tenafly
Skara, Caldwell

Hot Dog
Rutt’s Hut, Clifton
WindMill, Multiple locations
Shut Up & Eat, Toms River
Destination Dogs, New Brunswick
Hot Dog Johnny’s, Buttzville
Maui’s Dog House, North Wildwood

Ice Cream
Applegate Farm, Montclair
Bent Spoon, Princeton
Hoffman’s, Point Pleasant Beach
Holsten’s, Bloomfield
Jefferson Dairy, Lake Hopatcong
Torico, Jersey City

Indian
Mehndi, Morristown
Neelam Exotic, Middletown
Aamantran, Toms River
Indiya, Collingswood

Italian
Cuchina Calandra, Fairfield
Luca’s Ristorante, Somerset
That’s Amore, Collingswood
Osteria, Moorestown
Mossuto’s, Wall
Ristorante Giorgia, Rumson
Scala del Nonna, Montclair
Undici, Rumson

Japanese
Ani Ramen House, Montclair
Sawa, Eatontown, Long Branch
Izakaya, Atlantic City (TIE)
Sagami, Collingswood (TIE)
Sakura Bana, Ridgewood

Latin American
Cucharamama, Hoboken
Cubacan, Asbury Park
Caneda’s, Toms River (TIE)
Empanada Mama’s, West Cape May (TIE)
Distrito, Moorestown
Samba Montclair, Montclair
Zafra, Hoboken

Lunch
Haven, Edgewater
Agricola, Princeton
Shut Up & Eat, Toms River
Blue Morel, Morristown

Mexican
Villalobos, Montclair
Juanito’s, Red Bank
Gecko’s, Cape May
La Cita, Cherry Hill
Taqueria Downtown, Jersey City

Middle Eastern
Toros, Multiple locations
Silk Road, Warren
Royal Grill 37, Toms River
Ariana Afghan, Voorhees
Novo, Ridgewood
Uzbekistana, Boonton

Pizza
Star Tavern, Orange
Pete & Elda’s (Carmen’s Pizzeria), Neptune City
The Vault, Bordentown
Arturo’s,  Maplewood
Bivio, Little Falls
Ralph’s, Nutley
Razza, Jersey City
Santillo’s, Elizabeth

Romantic
Highlawn Pavilion, West Orange
Nicholas, Red Bank
The Gables, Beach Haven
Café Matisse, Rutherford
Anton’s at the Swan, Lambertville
Rat’s, Hamilton

Seafood
Battello, Jersey City
Blue Point Grill, Princeton
Lobster House, Cape May
Black-eyed Susans, Harvey Cedars
Diving Horse, Avalon
Quahog’s, Stone Harbor

Soup | Salad | Sandwich
Biggie’s Clam Bar, Multiple locations
Ocean Café, Multiple locations
Shut Up & Eat, Toms River

Southeast Asian | Thai
Spice Thai, Bloomfield
Siam Garden, Red Bank
Siam Spice Thai,  Toms River
Bihn Duong, Bloomfield
Lemongrass, Morris Plains
Ricky’s Thai, Skillman

Spanish | Portuguese
Segovia, Moonachie
Malaga, Hamilton
Europa, South Pt Pleasant Beach
Mompou, Newark
Seabra’s Marisqueira, Newark
Xunta, Caldwell

Steak
River Palm Terrace, Edgewater
Steakhouse 85, New Brunswick
Shipwreck Point, Point Pleasant Beach
Chophouse, Gibbsboro
Strip House, Livingston

Vegetarian
Veggie Heaven, Denville, Montclair
Nicholas, Red Bank
Living On the Veg, Ship Bottom

Wine List
Calabria, Livingston
Agricola, Princeton
Washington Inn, Cape May
Restaurant Latour, Hamburg
Pluckemin Inn, Bedminster

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