Restaurant Reviews

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; lagunagrill.com Hours: Sun–Thurs, 8 am–10 pm; Friday and Saturday,… Read the rest

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

Above

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; stagehousetavern.com Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11:30 am–10 pm (bar until midnight); Fri and Sat,… Read the rest

Pizzicato

July 6, 2011

Pizzicato is a way of playing a stringed instrument by plucking rather than bowing, but it is also an Italian restaurant recently opened in Moorestown. Adam Erace reveals what his heartstrings say about his meals there.

Cubacàn Restaurant and Bar 800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park 732-774-3007; cubacan.net Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11:30 am–10:30 pm; Fri-Sun, 11:30 am–11:30 pm.… Read the rest

BOXCAR BAR & GRILL 25 Chatham Road, Short Hills (in the train station) 973-912-0002 Hours: Breakfast: Mon—Fri, 5–10 am. Dinner:… Read the rest

Gabriel’s Fountain 1948 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville 732-469-5800; gabrielsfountain.com Hours: Vary by season. Summer: Sun—Thurs, 11:30 am–10 pm; Fri, 11:30… Read the rest

That Fondue Place 934 River Road, Edgewater 201-969-8005 Hours: Tues–Thurs, 5–10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 5–11 pm; Sunday, 4–9 pm.… Read the rest

Le Rendez-Vous

June 22, 2011

One of the better French restaurants in the state, Pat Tanner reports, is Philippe Lièvre’s Le Rendez-Vous in Kenilworth. Don’t miss the hanger steak with crispy frites, Tanner advises, or whatever crepe is on the menu.

Maritime Parc

June 14, 2011

By the banks of the Hudson, Maritime Parc now makes Liberty State Park a compelling culinary destination.

General Custard’s

June 5, 2011

General Custard’s 2578 E. Chestnut Avenue, Vineland 856-696-2992 HOURS: Mon–Sat, 7 am-3 pm, Sun, 8 am-2 pm PRICE: $ STYLE:… Read the rest

Buccio’s Gourmet Bistro 552 Lakehurst Road, Toms River 732-244-2240, buccios.com Hours: Mon—Fri, 7 am—4 pm; Saturday, 7 am—3 pm. (Expanded… Read the rest

Ajihei

May 23, 2011

Alright, the atmosphere may be lacking, parties of more than five people are forbidden, the place is small, but as Robin Damstra & Jim Salant explain, Ajihei in Princeton is still worth a visit for its excellent sushi.
Reviewer Adam Erace finds the fish and chips at the British Chip Shop in Haddonfield to be "even better than those I've had in England."

Fish

May 9, 2011

Dinner goes swimmingly at Fish, a bank building turned seafood entry in Asbury Park’s restaurant revival.
The namesake of Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar in Raritan is long gone. But good fresh seafood, reports Sam Kadko, is very much what you do find at Uncle Vinnie's.