Restaurant Reviews

The Office Tavern Grill

November 24, 2014

The architecture, decor and graphic design are all new, but so is the menu at what is now called The Office Tavern Grill.

Washington House

November 19, 2014

With a sophisticated new look and an elevated yet accessible new menu, a tired roadhouse turns into a lively magnet.

Black Olive

November 6, 2014

This Voorhees Greek restaurant was launched a year ago by two friends who grew up in Greece but didn't meet until they were put together as college roommates in New Hampshire in 1979. The inspiration for much of Black Olive's menu is the cooking they grew up on.

The Ebbitt Room

October 24, 2014

The Ebbitt Room, located in Cape May's Virginia Hotel, serves local produce and people-pleasing standards with a country flair.
Why did the chef and owners of A Toute Heure cross the road? To add this bright, sociable seafood spot to their portfolio.

El Mariachi San Lucas

October 15, 2014

An intriguing mix of Mexican and French cuisine, El Mariachi San Lucas is in tune with the catchy music it's named for.
Chaat, a crunchy, Indian, savory snack, are put to good use at Rasoi II in Iselin, where they shower a samosa (a fried dumpling) with chaat and a yogurt-tamarind sauce.


Quick Bite

October 8, 2014

At this come-as-you-are seafood joint, the catch is always fresh.
Chris's Texas Wieners in South Orange has a lot more to offer than the big dogs in its name.
Tucked away on a side street off of Morristown's main drag, this place hits the spot with overstuffed specialty sandwiches served on artisan hero rolls.

Red Knot

September 26, 2014

A casual yet classy clubhouse of a fine Union County golf course, Red Knot brings reliable and delectable dishes to the table.


September 19, 2014

Chris Tarta opens his second restaurant, pairing with two-time Ultimate Chef Bergen County winner Adam Weiss.
Chef Ryan DePersio and his partners grab the spotlight with Battello in Jersey City.

Cafe Madison

September 10, 2014

Café Madison in Riverside is a big place (145 seats) known for pricey porterhouse steaks and lobster tails. But as Jill P. Capuzzo writes in her review, it also offers a nightly $35 prix-fixe menu.

The Iron Room

September 3, 2014

A speakeasy-chic, small plates restaurant and bar in AC with an extensive brown liquor library.
Upscale Mediterranean fare and doting service abound at this restaurant in the heart of Somerset County.
At this quintessential summer stop for fresh seafood, people come straight from the beach to eat indoors or outside.
Shore Points Coastal BBQ is known for its Carolina-style pulled pork. But there's much more to munch on, including omelettes, waffles, queso fries, burgers and tacos.


August 5, 2014

This Stone Harbor seafood joint is at it’s best when it makes you feel you’re at the beach.­
A traditional South Jersey Italian joint that's not shy about it's owner's criminal past, this restaurant makes customers an offer they can't refuse.