Restaurant Reviews

The turkey burger at Black Horse Tavern & Pub, which comes with tzatziki sauce, olive spread and feta
These days, the Black Horse Tavern & Pub attracts lots of families, plus groups of all sizes looking for a tasty, laid-back meal.
Chicken and waffles topped with warm syrup at Grits & Grace in Bayville
Ocean County spot steers clear of frills and fuss in favor of down-home, comfort-style cooking.
A dessert at Apple Street Kitchen in Tinton Falls
The expansive menu features ultra-fresh produce and herbs. Also on-site: a to-go market and a cooking-demo classroom.
The dining room at Centrada in Red Bank
Great cocktails, memorable appetizers and a beat-heavy soundtrack breathe new life into a pre-pandemic hotspot.
Pren Kitchen in Chester
“It’s like going over to someone’s house to eat a meal.”
Assorted sushi at Parsippany's Asahi Sushi & Ramen
Sit at the bar and watch the chef expertly prepare your meal—or take it to the nearby lake and enjoy lunch with a view.
Plus, your canine companions are welcome.
Plant-based sandwich at How Delish HD in West Orange
Desserts were the initial draw, but the expanded breakfast and lunch menu is prepared with the same freshness and creativity.
A photo of fried peirogies on a plate
Plus, watch your favorite sports teams on the large TVs.
Assorted dishes at Stateside Tap & Tavern in Somerset
The industrial-style eatery offers something for everyone.
The Kurobuta pork chop at Agricola in Morristown
"My main inspiration is New Jersey," chef Bruce Johnson says of his wide-ranging menu.
The folks behind this family-run eatery worked on perfecting their barbecue recipes for years before launching.
A burger and fries at Dover Grill in Dover
This casual, cash-only eatery—open March through November—has been around for more than two decades.
Assorted temaki rolls at Nami Nori in Montclair.
Nami Nori was started by three friends who worked at America's only three-star Michelin sushi spot. Their goal: a fun, affordable place with top-notch ingredients.
The Raffaella pizza at Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co. inn Ocean Grove
Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co. is one of the few restaurants open on Sundays in Ocean Grove.
Sesame-studded, rare Ahi tuna slices piled with Asian slaw and sriracha-lime aioli are served on a fresh brioche bun at Wally's in Surf City
Whether you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, be sure to get the crumb cake.
The lobster roll at Shumi
With much of the catch flown in daily from Japan, "the only fresher way to eat fish is on the boat," says Shumi's David Seo.
Panini at Trattoria MV
The Italian restaurant–slash–sports bar boasts great food, an upbeat vibe and a friendly waitstaff.
Halibut à la Don Pino at Ristorante Lucca in Bordentown
Yes, there's a dress code—but the food, drink and service are anything but stuffy.