Restaurant Reviews

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


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; 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; 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, Hours: Mon—Fri, 7 am—4 pm; Saturday, 7 am—3 pm. (Expanded… Read the rest


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."


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.

Light Horse Tavern

April 11, 2011

Revolutionary War hero Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee won big in Jersey City. Now the hip watering hole named for him does the same.

Casa Maya

Quick Bite

April 3, 2011

Casa Maya 1 Main Street, High Bridge 908-638-4032; Hours: Lunch, 11:30 am–3 pm. Dinner, 5–10 pm Price: $/$$ Style:… Read the rest