Restaurant Reviews

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.
A pie at Pie Lady Café in Moorestown
The cozy-chic eatery, inside a Victorian house, offers breakfast, lunch and baked goods—including, of course, plenty of pie.
A thin-crust cheese pizza at Mercato Tomato Pie in Newark
Mercato Tomato Pie in Newark features brick-oven pizza, salads, pastas and other Italian classics, plus a full bar.
Assorted dishes at IndeBlue in Cherry Hill
From Brussels sprouts with coconut to Drums of Heaven wings, the modern Indian food takes you to new places but anchors you in engaging flavors.
Skewers of shrimp and veggies at MudHen Brewing Company in Wildwood
MudHen Brewing Company lures hungry and thirsty visitors all year long.
The subterranean dining room at Madame in Jersey City
Putting a modern spin on its beloved predecessor, the Hudson County hotspot draws on downtown NYC's late-night dining scene of decades past.
The Warsaw Skillet at Blue Café in Basking Ridge features two sunnyside up eggs, local Pulaski kielbasa, sautéed onion, grape tomato, chives and breakfast potatoes.
Blue Café is a bustling brunch spot with tasty food and a lively vibe. 
A mushroom-topped pizza at Osteria Procaccini in Pennington
The main draw? Thin-crust pizza with vegan dough.
Assorted pastries at Rombiolo Bakery Café in Bloomfield
Rombiolo Bakery Café is a fun spot for drinking coffee, enjoying fresh pastries and empanadas, and perhaps catching a soccer game.
A spoonful of pho at Pho Tastic Vietnamese in Brick
This Ocean County eatery boasts prompt service and a friendly staff.
The "poderoso" at Jarana, featuring rotisserie chicken, fried rice, fries and plantains
The eatery's prime location, plus its delectable dishes and cocktails, are making the cuisine more mainstream in NJ.
Chips perched atop a bowl of guacamole at La Cabañita
This Ocean County eatery serves up generous portions for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sliders at Jamian's Food and Drink in Red Bank
Jamian’s Food and Drink is a neighborhood staple, featuring live music and trivia nights in addition to tasty fare.
Nobu Atlantic City
The Jersey Shore's new outpost of a renowned Japanese fine-dining destination turns out to be a gamble.
Eggs, hash browns, bacon and sausage at Tops Diner in Newark
The iconic eatery accepts reservations, boasts a Champagne vending machine and bakes pastries on the premises.
At Heirloom at the St. Laurent in Asbury Park, porcini-crusted strip steak with truffled potato croquette and broccoli rabe timbale; behind it, salted beets
This Asbury Park restaurant serves compelling meals in a welcoming setting.
A French omelet with herbs and a side of toast and a cortado at Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette in Hopewell
Aunt Chubby's serves all-day breakfast plus soups, salads and burgers.
A cheeseburger at Castaway's Pub in Lavallette
Enjoy seasonal cocktails, live music and happy hour specials.