Restaurant Reviews


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

Quick Bite

September 11, 2011

Lovin’ Oven 62A Trenton Ave, Frenchtown 908-996-7714 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; Hours: Mon–Fri, 6 am-2:30 pm; Sat and Sun, 8 am–3… Read the rest

Village Gyro

Quick Bite

September 4, 2011

Village Gyro 8 Reading Road Flemington 908-824-7484 Hours: Tues–Sun, 10:30 am–9 pm. Price: $ Style: Taverna / Mediterranean market  Don’t… Read the rest

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, Hours: Daily, 11:30 am­–midnight Price: $$ Style: Irish pub meets American… Read the rest

Thai Kitchen 1351 Prince Rogers Avenue Bridgewater; 908-231-8822 Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri, 11 am–3 pm. Dinner, Mon–Thurs, 5-9:30 pm; Fri–Sat, 5–10:30… Read the rest

Urban Table

August 31, 2011

A respected restaurant group adds another eatery to its roster, in Morristown. How does Urban Table and its eclectic menu rate? Sam Kadko tells all.

West Side Gravy

August 24, 2011

West Side Gravy in Collingswood offers an affordable menu with plenty of comfort classics prepared with precision and artistry.


August 17, 2011

At Rat's in Hamilton, there's art in the park—and on the plate.

Dante’s Ristorante 100 East Main Street, Mendham 973-543-5401, Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat, 11:30 am–4 pm. Dinner, Mon–Sat 4–10 pm; Sun… Read the rest

At Milford Oyster House in Milford, you naturally expect to get sparklingly fresh oysters. And you do. But are there other reliable choices? Read Jill P. Capuzzo's review.

Red Hot & Blue 2175 Marlton Pike West (Route 70) Cherry Hill 856-665-RIBS Hours: Sun through Thurs, 11 am–10 pm;… Read the rest

Laguna Grill and Rum Bar 1400 Ocean Avenue, Brigantine Beach 609-266-7731; Hours: Sun–Thurs, 8 am–10 pm; Friday and Saturday,… Read the rest

Aikou Modern Asian Cuisine 54 South Street, Morristown 973-538-0550; Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11:30 am-10 pm; Fri and Sat, 11:30 am… Read the rest


July 25, 2011

This New American restaurant in South Orange has an interesting faux ancient Rome vibe to it.

Copper Canyon

July 22, 2011

Pat Tanner praises the "finesse and artful presentation" of the Tex-Mex classics at Copper Canyon in Atlantic Highlands. Not everything, however, is at that level.
On LBI, a couple’s dream blooms along with their black-eyed Susans.

Stage House Tavern 1719 Amwell Road, Somerset 732-873-3990; Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11:30 am–10 pm (bar until midnight); Fri and Sat,… Read the rest