Restaurant Reviews

Kubel’s Too

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December 4, 2011

Kubel’s Too 8200 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach Township 609-494-4731, kubels2.com 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 davidtoddscitytavern.com 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

La Focaccia

November 28, 2011

The puffy, rosemary-flecked focaccia bread at La Focaccia in Summit is wonderful, Karen Tina Harrison writes. But that isn't all that's worth eating at the restaurant.

Patria

November 17, 2011

After making his name at the original Patria in Manhattan, chef Andrew DiCataldo reinvigorates the new Patria in Rahway.

CHELSEAS RESTAURANT AND PUB 1051 Route 22 East Lebanon; 908-437-0311 Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-11 pm Price: $$ Style: Casual, family-friendly… Read the rest

Civile É Tornato 140 Durham Avenue Metuchen civileisback.com, 732-548-7740 Hours: Tues-Sun, 5-10 pm Price: $$ Style: Dark wood floors and… Read the rest

Hamilton’s Grill Room

October 24, 2011

"Diamonds and burlap." That's how Jim Hamilton describes the food of his 23-year-old Lambertville institution, Hamilton's Grill Room. Example? Cowboy steak with bordelaise sauce and crisp onions, courtesy of executive chef Mark Miller, from whose charcoal grill many other good things come as well, write Robin Damstra & Jim Salant.

Rare

October 18, 2011

Rare steakhouse in Little Falls may look a bit like a sports bar, but wander back into the dining room and you are in the realm of terrific aged prime beef.
Luke Palladino’s Italian-Italian showplace debuts on a big stage.

Slate Restaurant & Lounge 437 Main Street, West Orange 973-731-5000; slatenj.com Hours: Dinner—Sun–Sat, 7–10 pm; bar opens at 4:30 pm,… Read the rest

LITTLE ISLAND 378 South Branch Road Hillsborough 908-336-8744 Hours: Tues–Sat, 11 am–9 pm; Sun, noon–7 pm. Price: $ Style: Real… Read the rest

Dublin Square

September 29, 2011

"We can't make ourselves any more authentic, other than being in Dublin," says Ian Whitfield, executive chef of Dublin Square in Cherry Hill, Bordentown and Washington Township. Jill P. Capuzzo visits the Cherry Hill branch and finds nearly all the dishes "generous...hearty and satisfying."

TwoFiftyTwo

September 20, 2011

What's in a number? If the number is TwoFiftyTwo, a French- and Italian-influenced restaurant in Bedminster, the answer is a place that "should feel like an extension of home," says chef/owner Melissa Hill. Read Pat Tanner's review.

Mes Rêves

September 13, 2011

From Vietnam to Bloomfield, a dream of fine French food becomes reality.

Lovin’ Oven

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September 11, 2011

Lovin’ Oven 62A Trenton Ave, Frenchtown 908-996-7714 lovinovenfrenchtown.com Hours: Wed–Sat, 8 am–9 pm; Sun, 8 am–3 pm Price: $/$$ Style:… Read the rest

American Grill 816 Arnold Avenue Point Pleasant Beach 732-714-6919; americangrillppb.com Hours: Mon–Fri, 6 am-2:30 pm; Sat and Sun, 8 am–3… Read the rest

Windward Tavern

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September 4, 2011

Windward Tavern 292 Princeton Avenue, Brick 732-892-9463 Hours: Daily, 11:30 am–2 am. Price: $$ Style: Since opening in June, Windward… Read the rest

McDonagh’s Pub 2 West Front Street, Keyport 732-264-0999, mcdonaghs.com Hours: Daily, 11:30 am­–midnight Price: $$ Style: Irish pub meets American… Read the rest