Restaurant Reviews

Verduras (vegetarian) enchiladas, made with grated zucchini, corn and chipotle crema.


February 19, 2015

Star Philly chef Jose Garces modernizes the street food of Mexico City and brings it colorfully to the Moorestown Mall.

The Arlington

February 5, 2015

The Arlington, in Ship Bottom, brings a large selection (23 taps) of craft beer to Long Beach Island, something it hasn't had before.

Yakitori 39

January 15, 2015

In the beak-to-tail style of true Japanese eating, chicken at Yakitori 39 is not just white and dark meat but gizzard, liver, heart, skin and house-made chicken meatball.
Seared day-boat scallops with butternut squash risotto.
Chef Christine Nunn reinvents her late great Picnic in a hot new locale. It’s the most fun you can have while fine dining.
The menu at Lucky Bones satisfies many price-points and palates.

Lucky Bones

December 15, 2014

You’re guaranteed a good time—and good food—at this “new” Cape May classic. No lucky charms needed.
Krave is small and soothingly designed, serving appetizing new American cuisine like crab-and-corn cake and spicy lamb quesadillas.
A tasty, inexpensive place to duck into (especially for takeout).
Braised octopus appetizer with tomato asopau.

Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

December 12, 2014

Morristown’s majestic Vail mansion is transformed into a come-as-you-are party of earthy food and fine drink.


November 28, 2014

With an ambiance like a glittering carvern, Martorano's serves honest Italian-American food heavily influenced by owner Steve Martorano's family recipes.

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.