Restaurant Reviews

Avocado fattoush toast at Bwé Kafe in Jersey City
Bwé Kafe is a family-owned, community-centric coffee shop with a bohemian-farmhouse feel. It has two other Hudson County locations.
Assorted plates, including the fisherman curry, at Indian Masala in Newton
“I’m cooking my mother’s and grandma’s village dishes,” says chef/owner Jamesbond Paramanandan.
A pizza pie topped with sausage and pepperoni at Conte's Pizza and Bar in Princeton
Conte's Pizza and Bar, known for its thin-crusted pizza, is also a fun hangout spot, featuring a full bar and an outdoor bocce court.
Lunch at Fins in Bradley Beach
The casual, surf-themed Shore spot blends dishes from Southern California, Latin America and the tropics.
Eggplant salad at Al-Basha in Paterson
The Crooks Avenue offshoot of the downtown eatery serves fresh and flavorful Palestinian-inspired cuisine.
People eating in Primal's dining room, which overlooks the Cape May beach
The high-end steak house serves prime beef and fresh seafood alongside a panoramic ocean view.
Crab legs and corn at Blue Claw Crab Eatery
The long-running Burlington restaurant sources its crabs daily.
A soft pretzel with several glasses of different beers at Alternate Ending Beer Co. in Aberdeen
Alternate Ending Beer Co. in Aberdeen boasts film references and movie nights alongside classic bar fare and an extensive tap list.
Pizza at Alberto’s Restaurant & Pizzeria in Belleville
This Belleville pizzeria serves traditional Argentinian cuisine alongside classic American staples.
Patrons dine in Canal House Station in Milford, in what used to be the train station's waiting room
Old friends Christopher Hersheimer and Melissa Hamilton endow classic American food with fresh appeal.
Burger and fries at Firkin Tavern in Ewing
This Ewing gastropub whips up American staples—plus a few curveballs.
Beef birria tacos at El Ranchero Taqueria in Jersey City
This Jersey City gem serves up delicious Mexican dishes at modest prices.
The churro latte at the Local Market & Kitchen in LBI's Ship Bottom
Seconds from LBI's entrance, this super-convenient market is stocked to satisfy virtually any craving.
Patrons and a server in the Lookout's dining room, which boasts a panoramic view of the Delaware Bay
The octagonal eatery on the ferry's second floor boasts one of the best dining views anywhere on the Jersey Shore.
Barbecue and fixings at Jersey Shore BBQ & Catering
The eatery boasts an array of smoked meats with international sauce options, plus comfort-food sides.
Salad with grilled chicken at Hapgood's in Mountain Lakes
The eatery serves up breakfast and lunch options—some of them with intriguing twists.
A platter of scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, home fries and a biscuit at the Buttered Biscuit in Bradley Beach
This downtown eatery offers Southern-style food with some French flair.
The interior of Sugar Tree Café in Nutley
The Instagram-worthy eatery aims to serve as a community hotspot.
The lamb loin at Blue Morel in Morristown
Just off I-287, inside the Westin Governor Morris Hotel, chefs Bryan Gregg and Thomas Ciszak churn out dynamic dishes.
A platter of fried shrimp, mashed potatoes and vegetables at the Shrimp Box in Point Pleasant.
The Point Pleasant eatery boasts an outdoor patio and a sunset dinner special.