Restaurant Reviews

Pizza Man Family Restaurant 574 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Clock Tower Shoppes, Pompton Plains 973-835-3383 Hours: Mon-Fri, 11 am-10:30 pm; Sat, 11… Read the rest

El Segundo Restaurant 10 Leigh Street, Clinton 908-735-0600; elsegundorestaurant.com Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11 am-9 pm; Fri and Sat, 11 am-10 pm;… Read the rest

The Grilled Cheese Factory 28 Morris Street, Morristown 973-998-8588; grilledcheesefactory.net Hours: Mon-Wed, 11 am–9 pm; Thurs-Sat; 11 am–3 am. Price:… Read the rest

Tuscan House 1250 Hooper Avenue, Toms River 732-797-2570, tuscanhousenj.com Hours: Sun—Thurs, 11:30 am–10 pm; Fri and Sat, 11:30 am–11 pm.… Read the rest

Don’s Burgers, Fries & Fountain 90 South Street, Morristown 973-267-4500; donsburgers.com Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11 am–10 pm; Fri-Sat, 11 am–3 am… Read the rest

Bar Cara

December 29, 2010

The DePersio family of Fascino fame (Montclair) team up again with Bar Cara in Bloomfield. The results, writes Stan Parish, are mixed.

Fortune Cookies

December 21, 2010

Despite its unpromising name, Fortune Cookies in Bridgewater is that exciting rarity, a place to sample authentic Chinese cuisine, in this case, Hunan, reports Pat Tanner.

Luke Palladino

December 13, 2010

Downsizing from the razzle-dazzle of Atlantic City, chef Luke Palladino opens an intimate BYO to showcase proper Italian food.

The Alchemist & Barrister 28 Witherspoon Street Princeton 924-5555; theaandb.com Hours: Mon–Sat, 11:30 am–2 am; Sun, 11 am­–12:15 am Price:… Read the rest

The Artist Baker 14-16 Cattano Street, Morristown 973-267-5540 Hours: Mon–Sat, 8 am–5 pm Price: $/$$ Style: Cozy, with French-bistro charm:… Read the rest

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November 23, 2010

Chef Joe Brown's mom, born in Tennessee, influenced his cooking, as did his several trips to New Orleans. Jill P. Capuzzo reviews the tasty results of that background, Brown's restaurant, Melange @ Haddonfield.

Fin

November 17, 2010

Adam Erace reviews Fin, the new top-of-the-line seafood restaurant in the Tropicana Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.

Hat City Kitchen

November 15, 2010

While anchoring an arts district, this Orange eatery rejuvenates a fine chef and makes joyous music for mind and mouth.

The Coal House

Quick Bite

November 14, 2010

The Coal House 710 Arnold Avenue Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-4400, thecoalhouse.com Hours: Tues–Thurs, 11 am to 9 pm; Fri–Sat, 11… Read the rest

Lalezar

November 7, 2010

LALEZAR 72I Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-1984 Hours: Daily, noon–10 pm Price: $/$$ Style: Spacious dining space with jewel-toned walls, cathedral… Read the rest

Tewksbury Inn

October 28, 2010

Regulars at the Tewksbury Inn in Oldwick, Bergen County, call it the Tewks. Reviewer Sam Kadko calls it a place for "deftly-prepared food" with "spot-on service."

Trinity and the Pope

October 21, 2010

Pat Tanner reviews Trinity And The Pope in Asbury Park, a restaurant where the trinity of Creole cooking (onions, celery, and bell peppers) plays a strong supporting role. The Pope? That's garlic, according to chef/owner Marilyn Schlossbach.

Boulevard Five72

October 13, 2010

At Boulevard Five72 in Kenilworth, chef/owner Scott Snyder’s simple approach yields complex results.

CAFFE GALLERIA AT LAMBERTVILLE HOUSE 32 Bridge Street Lambertville 609-397-2400, caffegalleria.com Hours: Sun-Thurs, 7 am to 9 pm. Fri -Sat,… Read the rest

The Grub Hut—Unique BBQ and Mexican Grill 307 N. Main Street, Manville 908-203-8003; grubhutbbq.com Hours: Sun–Thurs, noon–9 pm; Fri and… Read the rest