Restaurant Reviews

After Hurricane Sandy, the restaurateur needed four years to rebuild his Sea Bright restaurant, elevating it a cautionary 14 feet above ground level. Has McLoone elevated the food and service as well as the structure?
Edward’s Steakhouse was shuttered by Sandy’s storm surge, but the restaurant has come back strong, from its dry-aged steaks to its house-made icebox cake.
The restaurant’s signature dish, lasagna, made from Symon’s mother’s recipe.
Inspired by his mom’s home cooking, Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Michael Symon brings Italian gusto to the Borgata.
The El Jefe brings you chopped chorizo with salsa verde, sour cream, guacamole, crispy potatoes and raw onions.
At Loteria, a modern Mexican restaurant in Asbury Park, Corona beer bottles are repurposed as salt and pepper shakers. But the tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas and other items are flavorful to begin with.
The falafel, a chickpea patty with greens, pickles and Greek yogurt spread (pictured, with side of cold ramen salad).
At the Square Meal, a cozy café in Oaklyn, sandwiches are the specialty—there are seven signature kinds.
Po'Boy flounder fillet.
P.F. Market in West Caldwell is both a seafood market and a seafood restaurant. The food is fresh, from lobster bisque to the flounder Po’ Boy.
Marie Nicole’s was an institution in Wildwood Crest, where for 16 years it set the standard for fine dining. Last June it relocated to nearby Avalon.
Crispy-spicy Korean fried chicken is just one of the attractions of the new branch of Roosterspin, in New Brunswick. The other is its liquor license, featuring cocktails that are worth a detour on their own.
Seared ahi tuna, sprinkled with Maldon sea salt and topped with julienned snowpeas and spiced macadamias. Hidden beneath the tuna is the coconut jasmine rice that completes the dish.
Scrupulous about freshness and favoring wild-caught over farmed, the owners have made their restaurant a seafood magnet.
B London's perfectly buttery, not-too-sweet scones.
B. London, a casual eatery serving breakfast and lunch daily, features some fanciful British influences, such as the BBB (bangers, bacon and bagel).
The falafel and hummus combo
A cozy yet vibrant Middle Eastern restaurant located along the scenic Delaware Canal.
The vegan burrito , stuffed with plantains and served with avocado, black-bean-and-corn salsa, tomatillo sauce and a side of fruit salad.
The comfort-food BYO lists 31 entrées at brunch. At lunch and dinner, there are just seven appetizers, 15 sandwiches and eight entrées to choose from.
So admits owner Mike Caracappa That is both a happy statement and a lament. The narrow restaurant has just 32 seats, and lines often form outside.
What Tablespoon Café in Cranford lacks in designer decor it more than makes up in the quality of its classic French food.
Skewered, grilled shrimp with tomato and cucumber salad.
After a peripatetic career, chef Josh DeChellis has come home to Jersey’s wealthiest county to turn a former bank into a showcase of fresh, contemporary cooking for all.
Grilled salmon with white sauce and vegetables.
Lights blink over the little bar at Don Juan, Juan Landaverde’s cozy Latin eatery in West Orange.
The Que, a burger topped with pulled pork, brisket, coleslaw and smoked Gouda.
Burger/Que boasts indulgent, decadent fare. One example is the Que, a burger topped with pulled pork, brisket, coleslaw and smoked Gouda.
The Channel Marker Café at the Ocean Beach marina in Lavallette stays open all year. It’s been rebuilt since Sandy, and remains popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Victor Vinciguerra grew up in Argentina eating meats cooked on a parillada, or grill. At Choripan Vinciguerra cooks meats over a charcoal-burning parillada.
Chef Michael Brennan was just 24 when he and his father opened Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor in July 2016. Just over a year later, the Cardinal moving in the right direction.
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