Restaurant Reviews

A plate of plump weisswurst, sauerkraut and frankfurters.
A hip evocation of an Old World beer hall brings the Shore a two-fisted festival of wursts, schnitzels, strudel and 90 beers.


July 23, 2015

A Philly-based chain of casual restaurants serving Indian food that can be surprisingly good. The vegetarian dishes at the Cherry Hill location get the thumbs up.
Chef Dale Talde, a first-gen Filipino-American from Chicago, made his name with Asian fusion in Brooklyn, serving mashups like the McBao. Does his Jersey City post hold up?
A no-frills Italian joint serving creatively prepared, home-style specialties.
Get your fill of all the Mediterranean staples, including hummus, baba ganouj, tabouli and falafel.
A Latin American spot offering terrific, hand-cut potato chips with a trio of Peruvian sauces, complimentary with every meal.
Seared Scottish salmon over spring vegetables, herbed bulgar and Asian broth, with tumeric-coated cashews.

Novo Mediterranean

July 2, 2015

An Israeli chef brings a modern sensibility to the foods and flavors of his homeland, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Blue Marlin

June 11, 2015

Chef/owner Roy Reid is known for his stories of growing up in Jamaica and for his cooking, which he calls "Caribbean authentic Jamaican food with my twist."
When chef James DeSisto bought the space last September, he changed everything but the name. The changes, including a New American menu, are for the better.
Spaghetti puttanesca.
Two siblings expand their father’s Italian market, add a bakery, wood-burning oven, kitchen and bar—and it’s tutto delizioso.
The Kaffee Korner in Barrington not only makes its own curly fries, it does a heck of a job with paninis, salads and burgers.
The menu has a Pork Roll section, but the big thing in every sense are the burgers.
This Somerville eatery has Greek murals and traditional foods from land and sea.

Mr. Lin’s

May 7, 2015

John Lin, a native of Taiwan, offers a full page of specialties from that island nation.
A new restaurant in Cherry Hill, Rockhill wants to be more than just another burger, pizza and cheesesteak joint. Despite some rough spots, there is plenty to enjoy.
A couple brings enthusiasm and authentic Danish cuisine to Monmouth County.


April 22, 2015

If this headline looks like it rhymes, you are in for a surprise—one of many nice ones in store for you at swanky, new OR-uh-ma in Edgewater.

Eno Terra

April 10, 2015

30-year-old Mike Metzner has maintained Eno Terra’s farm-to-table ethos and modern Italian identity, and his food is generally rewarding.
Options are plentiful at this Italian eatery, located at the Clifton Commons shopping center.


March 24, 2015

Rezza has become a local favorite for fine quality Italian cooking at a reasonable price.