Openings and Closings

A roster of restaurants recently opened and a bunch of eateries on the horizon are listed here to whet your appetite. Dig in!


Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, One Garden State Plaza in Paramus, opened this week at the mall, expanding this chain’s presence in New Jersey. Lunch and dinner daily. 201-843-1490;

Hidden Sands Brewing Co., 6754 Washington Avenue in Egg Harbor. 609-910-2009;

Paulie’s Brickhouse, 264 Central Avenue in Jersey City. Italian. In the former Central Suds Laundromat space. 201-434-1188;

Golden Burrito, 286 Route 206 in Budd Lake. Mexican. 973-927-4536;

El Jalisco Mexican, 39 Main Street in South River. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, BYO. 732-238-2224.

On the horizon:

South Beach Bar & Grill, 476 Main Street in East Orange. 973-673-1100.

Chapinita Deli, 263 Walker Avenue in Fairview. 551-313-0122.

Mexico Grill, 1680 Route 22 in Watchung. In the former Ranchero’s space. 908-822-2211.

El Cafe Cubano, 5404 Bergenline Avenue in West New York. 201-348-3672.

Fides Grill, 680 Broadway in Long Branch. 732-795-3913.

Family Mexican Grill, 378 South Branch Road in Hillsborough.

Taste of the Philippines, 148 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. 862-213-3627.

Lucco Cucina & Bar, 207 Ridgedale Avenue in Florham Park. Italian.

Closed for now:

Above Restaurant & Bar, located at One South Orange Avenue in South Orange, has closed. Renovations are planned to morph the space into a new restaurant to be called One South. Reopening is planned for Sunday, February 11. 973-762-2683.

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