Restaurant Reviews

A tabletop smorgasbord of savory and sweet dishes at Amici in Cherry Hill.
The restaurant has such a devoted following it moved to a larger location, though the food could use a little more refinement.
Fried whiting with sides of black-eyed peas, green beans and cornbread at Jameson's Southern Cooking in Neptune.
The Neptune restaurant serves such down-home staples as fried chicken, mac-and-cheese, peach cobbler and more.
The Sloppy Josephine sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries at Edison Automat.
The eatery offers charming breakfasts, tasty sandwiches and generous salads.
The Tour of Haiti sampler at First Republic in Elizabeth.
The club-like bar and restaurant is an ode to the Caribbean country's history.
Fried chicken on a sourdough-scallion waffle with spicy maple syrup at HoopHouse in Bordentown.
Former "Chopped" star Christine Wendland churns out from-scratch entrées, pastries, house-made breads and soups.
The lemongrass chicken banh mi at Saigon Subs & Café in Morristown.
The bánh mì takes center stage at Saigon Subs & Café, an unassuming spot on Elm Street.
Sliced porterhouse steak at River Palm Terrace in Edgewater.
Sumptuous steaks—and sushi—seriously satisfy at this timeless steakhouse.
A platter of beef brisket at Robin's Nest in Mt. Holly.
The intimate café also boasts vegetarian, heart-healthy and gluten-free dishes. 
Pizza topped with mozzarella, ricotta, Pecorino Romano, extra virgin olive oil and prosciutto at Via Sposito in Old Bridge.
Inspired by their ancestral Ercolano, brothers Anthony and Vincent Esposito Jr. whip up fresh pastas, pizzas, house-made mozzarella and more.
Mercado's pasteis de nata, the signature pastry of Portugal.
The menu ranges from simple breakfast staples (buttermilk pancakes) to sandwiches with Iberian influences (serrano pan con tomate).
A platter of eggs with melted cheese, chicken cutlets and hash browns at Amy's Omelette House in Burlington.
The restaurant's offerings include waffle sandwiches, Benedicts and over 200 omelets.
Tuna niçoise salad at Brasserie Mémère in Closter.
The dining experience can be uneven, though several dishes have proved reliably delicious.
Sushi and sides at Masa Sushi and Hibachi in Marlboro.
Marlboro's Masa Sushi and Hibachi offers discounted sushi, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki and bento box combinations.
A burger topped with bacon and avocado next to a pile of fries at Novelty Burger & Bar in Newark.
The 1950s-inspired burger joint features all-American classics, retro décor, soda throwbacks and a full-service bar.
Beer-battered fried fish over a bed of fries at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City.
The antique bar in an inexpensive Victorian inn offers budget-friendly Irish eats and pours libations late into the night.
A platter of summer rolls at Muang Thai in Red Bank.
The casual Red Bank restaurant is popular with customers craving authentic Asian cuisine.
Breakfast is served daily at this rustic Barnegat café.
This Barnegat watering hole features unassuming, affordable breakfast and lunch staples.
A salad at MJ's Pizza Bar and Grill Restaurant.
MJ’s in Matawan, one of eight Jersey locations, has a diner-esque variety that covers all cravings.
Chef David Burke at his latest venture, 1776 by David Burke in Morristown.
Though its name is a nod to history, chef David Burke's latest restaurant is all about bold festivity in the now.
Ordering the duck entrée means a dramatic tableside experience.
Rich and Christina Cusack reopened their intimate restaurant after its original Philly location closed six months into the pandemic.