Surf’s Up at Surf City, Jersey City

Surf City, a restaurant with views of Manhattan and a sandy beach with fire pits, has opened for the season.

Surf City Beach Bar and Restaurant, 1 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City (201-516-9000), has opened for the season. Items on executive chef Franco Robazetti’s menu include lobster rolls prepared two ways, seafood paella for two, lobster mac & cheese, grilled Mayan shrimp and burgers. Along with frozen drinks and cocktails, Surf City also has over 25 craft beers on tap. The restaurant has views of Manhattan and Liberty Island with both indoor and al fresco waterfront dining, three indoor and outdoor bars, four dining decks and a sandy beach with fire pits.

Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, Montreal Beach Resort, 1025 Beach Avenue, Cape May, has reopened for the season with a new design, along with newly curated food and spirit offerings New features include Cape May’s largest indoor/outdoor bar, and a freshly redesigned panoramic ocean patio. The restaurant and hotel are owned by the Hirsch family, who are celebrating the resort’s 50th birthday in 2016; 609-88-HARRY.


Empanadas Café, a small establishment with a few tables, has opened at 123 Washington Street, Hoboken (201-683-3069).

The Grand Tavern, 1105 6th Avenue, Neptune (732-774-0120). Open daily from 5 PM.

Burgers, rice bowls, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items are some of the menu items at Harvest Food, 67 E Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus (201-523-9080). Open Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM, Saturday, 8 AM to 4 PM; closed Sunday.

Mcloone’s Rum Runner, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, has reopened at 816 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright (732-842-2894).

Soul Refreshing, 40 Jay Street, Newark (973-484-8844); BYO.


Masala Grill, which has been in Princeton for over 20 years has closed because of a rent increase. The following was published on their Facebook page by Suchitra Patel: “For over 20 years I’ve loved being part of the Princeton community. It’s with a heavy heart that we are forced to leave our home at 19 Chambers St. While I am sad that this is how it will come to an end, I am beyond thankful to this community for giving us a home for over two decades.

We are committed to keeping our catering and take-out business open, so please continue to call 609-921-0500 or email us at [email protected] with your order.

We are also exploring bringing Masala Grill to more festivals and local events. If you would like to know more, sign up for updates at or inside. I will also be updating the website with recipes and other Indian cooking tips.”

The Office, previously known as The Jolly Trolley, Westfield.

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