New Restaurants: Busting Out All Over

The last 12 months have seen an unusual number of ambitious openings. Indeed, four newcomers made our elite Top 25. Here are 10 others of note:

AMADA, Revel, Atlantic City
Chef Jose Garces’s entrancing take on Spanish cuisine and tapas expands the reach of his much-admired Amada in Philly.

AMERICAN CUT, Revel, Atlantic City
An audacious—make that bodacious—steakhouse from New York chef Marc Forgione.

AZURE BY ALLEGRETTI, Revel, Atlantic City
The ocean sparkles through the tall windows, and chef Alain Allegretti’s food does the same on the plate.

BRIAN’S, Lambertville
Fine pizzas, pastas and French comfort food from chef Brian Held, a new arrival from Pennsylvania. BYO

MAE, Jersey City
Stands for Modern American Eatery. Hearty, creative American food with a dash of retro, from chef Gregory Torrech.

A sexy, updated supper club, with dark walls and people-pleasing food and cocktails, both historic and nouveau.

MUSSEL BAR, Revel, Atlantic City
The yummies of D.C. chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Belgian pub include the best set of mussel preparations this side of Brussels.

PATRIA, Rahway
An originator of Nuevo Latino, chef Anthony DiCataldo brings this lively, infectious style to our side of the Hudson.

UPSTAIRS, Montclair
Chef David Van Morrelgem’s modern American cooking delivers passion and polish in an equally modern setting.

VB3, Jersey City
Modernity energizes tradition in this Italian restaurant and pizzeria from chef Michael Colletti and his cousins.

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