Restaurant Reviews

Red Eye Cafe 94 Walnut Street Montclair 973-509-3663; Hours: Mon, 7 am–5 pm; Tues–Fri, 7 am–11 pm; Sat, 9… Read the rest

Blue Morel

February 24, 2012

The former Copeland in the Westin Governor Morris Hotel is now Blue Morel. New executive chef Kevin Takafuji has introduced an eclectic menu including New American cuisine as well as sushi. Karen Tina Harrison reviews.


February 13, 2012

On the campus of Kean University, a bold and beautiful restaurant bids for high honors.

Quaker Steak and Lube 1036 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Brick 732-255-5823 Hours: Sun–Thurs, 11 am to 1 am; Fri and Sat,… Read the rest

Chimney Rock Inn

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February 5, 2012

Chimney Rock Inn 800 North Thompson Avenue, Bridgewater 732-469-4600, Hours: Sun–Wed, 11:30 am–10 pm; Thur–Sat, 11:30 am–11 pm Price:… Read the rest

Artisan’s Brewery and Italian Grill 1171 Hooper Ave. Toms River 732-244-7566, Hours: Mon–Sat, 11:30 am to 10 pm; Sunday,… Read the rest

MacKenzie’s Grille & Ale House 84 East Main Street, Mendham 973-543-0025 Hours: Tues-Sat, 11:30 am–10 pm; Sun, 1-9 pm Price:… Read the rest

Steakhouse 85

February 2, 2012

Steakhouse 85, with its handsome decor, offers not only steak, but seriously good seafood.

Silk Road

February 1, 2012

Silk Road in Warren was designed to replicate the experience of dining in a fine Afghan home.

Esty Street

January 17, 2012

In a setting that evokes a swank supper club from decades past, patrons enjoy food deliciously of the moment.

Ralic’s Steakhouse

January 6, 2012

Most steakhouses are big, über-masculine and have liquor licenses. Ralic's is small (28-seats), has light-wood floors and cream-colored walls and is located in a dry town (Haddonfield). Go figure. Still, Jill P. Capuzzo says Ralic's steaks for the most part would do any steakhouse proud.

Bell & Whistle

January 3, 2012

This casual American bistro takes its name from its location near the town's fire siren and church bell, which follows the local focus of the menu.

Saveur Creole

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January 2, 2012

An intimate bistro with canary yellow walls that remains a hidden gem among restaurant-obsessed Montclair.


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January 1, 2012

709 709 Arnold Avenue Point Pleasant Beach 732-295-0709 Hours: Sun–Thurs, noon–midnight; Friday and Saturday, noon–2 am. Price: $$ Style:… Read the rest

Drew’s Bayshore Bistro

December 13, 2011

Its new location is more upscale, but the chow at Drew’s Bayshore Bistro is as sassy and down home as ever, and that’s reason to cheer.


December 6, 2011

Cork, an American restaurant in Westmont, has been through three chefs in the last couple years. But the latest one, Anthony Marini, who came aboard last May, is hitting his stride, writes Adam Erace in his review.

Kubel’s Too

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December 4, 2011

Kubel’s Too 8200 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach Township 609-494-4731, Hours: 11:30-1 am Price: $$ Style: Classic Shore pub… Read the rest

David Todd’s City Tavern 150 South Street, Morristown 973-993-8066 Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri, 11:30 am-2 pm. Dinner, Mon–Thurs, 5–10 pm,… Read the rest

C View Inn 1380 Washington Street, Cape May 609-884-4712 Hours: Daily, 11 am–11 pm (midnight on weekends). Price: $$ Style:… Read the rest

Minuteman Family Restaurant 990 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown 973-425-9798 Hours: Mon–Fri, 7 am-8 pm; Sat-Sun, 8 am–8 pm. Price: $/$$… Read the rest