Celebrate Summer at New Seaside Heights Restaurant and Brewery

Plus: Other openings in Wyckoff and East Rutherford.

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Photo courtesy of Drifters


Drifters • Seaside Heights       

Complete with a beach-like outdoor space, Drifters serves refreshing summer dishes, including a Strawberry Burrata and Watermelon Poké, as well as a full raw bar featuring littleneck clams and an assortment of oysters. Creative small plates include Lobster Corn Dogs (served with honey mustard), Avocado Fries (panko-crusted avocado with spicy aioli) and Pineapple Chicken (in soy chili garlic sauce). To drink, try The Devils Lover, a signature cocktail made with jalapeño tequila, passion fruit, pineapple and Ango Soda (club soda and bitters). Wine and beer are also available. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 5 pm–12 am.

Drifters, 701 Boulevard, Seaside Heights; 732-375-3181

Heavy Reel Brewing Company • Seaside Heights

This Seaside brewery stayed in the same town, but moved into a bigger space at the start of the summer. Now on the corner of Hiering Ave. and Boulevard, Heavy Reel’s new location features high top tables, counter seating and a hook and ring toss game at the back of the brewery. Stop in for sours, seltzers, IPAs and more. Open Monday to Saturday, 1–9 pm; Sunday, 1–6 pm.

Heavy Reel Brewing Company, 1520 Boulevard, Seaside Heights; 732-250-2879

La Cambusa • Wyckoff

This authentic Italian restaurant moved from Garfield to Wyckoff in late June. The menu features appetizers like Stuffed Peppers and Pan Seared Tuna with mango salsa, and entrées including Veal Caprese; Gnocchi with saffron, zucchini and crispy prosciutto; and homemade meatballs and sausage. Open daily at 4 pm; closed Mondays. Reservations accepted.

La Cambusa, 393 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff; 201-485-8703

Brüt • East Rutherford

American Dream’s new dining experience, The Avenue, will debut in early September. It will feature an abundance of “luxury dining and shopping” options, including Brüt, a champagne bar serving all kinds of bubbly. The bar will also offer a menu filled with sweet and savory dishes alike.

Brüt, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford

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