Restaurant Reviews

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern

September 30, 2010

The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern has gone through many iterations. The latest—featuring a New American-oriented cuisine served in an elegantly restored mansion—beckons diners from all over.


September 27, 2010

Bareli's is like a Secaucus power table at lunchtime, reports Warren M. Bobrow in his review. At dinner, the venerable Italian restaurant turns romantic. The food is good any time


September 15, 2010

It’s quiet down the Shore now, but not at Anjelica’s, where the year-rounders know the Italian food is always worth turning out for.

White Heron Grill

August 31, 2010

What's behind the name change of Dr. John Sprandio's ambitious restaurant in Stone Harbor? Adam Erace tells all.

Sophie’s Bistro

August 30, 2010

This casual, French restaurant in Somerset offers some winning entrees and delicious salads.

Peacock Inn

August 18, 2010

A multimillion dollar renovation brings an eighteenth-century Princeton mansion irresistibly into the present, with food and drink to match.

Village Pourhouse 205 First Street, Hoboken 201-792-2337, Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11 am-2 am (kitchen until 1 am); Fri-Sat, 11 am-3… Read the rest

Elements Cafe

August 2, 2010

This American tapas restaurant in Haddon Heights offers a calm and simple ambience and friendly and accommodating service.

Stoney Brook Grille 1285 Route 28, North Branch 908-725-0011; Hours: Lunch: Mon–Sat, 11 am–2:30 pm.  Dinner: Mon–Sat, 3–10 pm;… Read the rest

Athenian Garden 619 South New York Road, Galloway 609-748-1818, Hours: Lunch: Tues–Fri, 11 am–3 pm; Sat–Sun, 12 pm–2 pm.… Read the rest

BAKER’S WATER STREET BAR AND GRILLE 4 Robbins Parkway, Toms River 732-240-4800 Hours: Seven days, 11:30 am–2 am Price:… Read the rest


July 22, 2010

This Modern French restaurant occupies a spare, rustic space in Montclair.


July 12, 2010

Don’t let the luxury cars out front intimidate you. Think of Tony Del Gatto’s Grissini as a little bit of the Italian Riviera perched in Englewood Cliffs.

The Offshore Restaurant 225 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant 732-892-2848, Hours: Mon–Sun, 11:30 am–9 pm. Price: $$ Style: Nautical-themed cozy,… Read the rest

SUZYQUE’S BBQ 34 S. Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 Hours: Daily, 11:30 am–2 am Price: $$ Style: Victorian house sports… Read the rest

Palace of Asia 2389 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill 856-773-1200 Hours: Daily, 11:30 am–10:30 pm Price: $$ Style: White tablecloth;… Read the rest


June 29, 2010

Market, an American restaurant in Montclair, is focused on using fresh local provisions and produce to advance the farm-to-table ethos.

Dream Cuisine Cafe

June 25, 2010

Dream Cuisine Cafe, a Provencal-influenced French restaurant in Cherry Hill, stands up to its competing big boy restaurateurs.
In the Ironbound section of Newark, an ebullient, down-to-earth crowd rolls up its sleeves for heaps of the freshest fare of the sea, Portuguese style.
The owners of El Sitio Grill and Cafe bring the South American taste of Quito, Ecuador to Collingswood.