Café With Local Ties Opens in Jersey City; Other Dining News

Plus: Two New Jersey malls are adding lots of eateries, while a pricey Atlantic City project is preparing for its debut.

Three Thirds Café
Three Thirds Café in Jersey City offers an array of baked goods and coffee from a local roaster. Photo courtesy of 400 Claremont

Restaurant Openings: 

Three Thirds Café, Jersey City

In the ground floor retail space of 3 Acres, this new eatery serves fresh baked goods and coffee. Three Thirds comes from the team behind Amelia’s Bistro in Jersey City. Beans are sourced from Modcup Coffee Roasters in Jersey City, and baked goods come from Balthazar Bakery in Englewood. Open daily, 7 am-5 pm.
400 Claremont Avenue, Jersey City 

The Food Hall, East Rutherford

Set to open on July 13, the Food Hall is offering elevated fast-casual dining at American Dream. Its establishments will include the first Jersey locations of two popular NYC eateries—Vanessa’s Dumpling House and Lady M. Vinoteca, a wine tasting spot—as well as famous Van Leeuwen ice cream.
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford; 833-263-7326 

Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City

The resort is debuting its $85 million development this summer, including new rooms, suites and dining options. The new Gallery Bar Book & Games features a balcony bar and lounge. Zhen Bang, the resort’s Asian restaurant, is rolling out an additional 60 seats in a new dining space.
500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-783-8000

Café La De Da, Highlands

This bakery, gourmet market and deli is opening in early July. The spot is going to be 100 percent gluten-free and Celiac safe. Owner Grace Sepe, known as the “Gluten-Free Guru,” is offering gluten-free snacks, pizzas, pastas and cinnamon buns, plus keto and vegan options. This is Sepe’s second location, joining her North Middletown café.
71 Water Witch Avenue, Highlands

Menlo Park Mall, Edison

The mall is preparing to open a handful of new eateries in coming months, including Indian Plate, Bang Cookies, True Food Kitchen, Shake Shack and more. Nuts Factory recently opened, specializing in nuts, fruit, chocolates and candies.
55 Parsonage Road, Edison; 732-494-6255

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