Restaurant Reviews

The Mount Laurel restaurant's specialty? Fresh shellfish served with sauces and sides.
il nido
Determined to avoid red-sauce redux, two idealists revel in the regional cooking of modern Italy.
The Maplewood pub, formerly O’Reilly’s, is a welcoming spot to unwind.
The restaurant has been family owned and operated since 2002.
The Clifton restaurant on Route 46 boasts nuanced and layered Szechuan dishes, despite room for improvement across menu sections.
El Pueblo Taqueria in North Cape May is a foolproof spot for fast-casual favorites.
Ross Goldflam’s bistro features a streamlined menu that's chock-full of flavor.
Carmen's Seafood Restaurant is a longtime Fish Alley favorite.
The Herd Juicery boasts an organic, gluten-free and vegan menu.
Head to Nicholas Anthony’s Family Kitchen for fun starters and varied mains.
The revamped Hopewell restaurant remains enjoyable, despite a few missteps and overly precious touches.
Spirit is this Palmyra restaurant's "secret weapon."
The Connecticut-style lobster roll is an especially popular draw.
Anthony Bucco, long one of the state's leading chefs, adds "co-owner" to his impressive résumé.
Lola's European Cafe in Asbury Park is a rustic gelateria and cafe serving paninis, salad boards, drinks and 24 flavors of creamy, house-made gelato.
The Denville restaurant's all-you-can-eat option is another popular draw.
Founder David Massoni succeeds in his mission to fuse a homey atmosphere with trattoria fare.
Taking over the kitchen of a beloved Cranford restaurant, A.J. Capella, 29, stays true to its charm while making it his own.
The Asbury Park café boasts dishes that appeal at any time of day (think: cacio e pepe scrambled eggs, rosewater-scented ricotta toast).
Head to Harpoons 
on the Bay for local seafood, kid-friendly options and a delightfully casual vibe.