Restaurant Reviews

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.
Tsuki Japanese Restaurant serves up creative sushi (try the kobe beef roll!), sashimi and cooked dishes galore.
Chef Chris Calabrese's small-plate approach is a welcome break with Italian-American tradition.
Jackie & Son's extensive menu alludes to its owner's Israeli-Arab roots.
The Haddon Heights eatery boasts hearty, homemade breakfast and lunch menus—plus multi-course Saturday-night dinners and weeknight specials.
Tricia Vanech’s Haworth eatery pays homage to her Greek heritage and the traditional dishes she recalls from her girlhood.
At the Jersey City bistro, newly helmed by chef Nicholas DeRosa, several dishes shine. Others need work.
At his new restaurant, chef Juan Placencia draws freely from Central and South America to delightful effect.
Everything is made to order at this casual Asian-fusion spot in Cherry Hill.
The New Brunswick sports bar, not far from the Rutgers campus, offers ample booze options and tavern fare for every taste.