Restaurant Reviews

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.

A Toute Heure

May 18, 2010

This Bistro-French, New American restaurant, set in a restored 1930s house in Cranford, aims to share everything they love about local, seasonal food.

The Washington Inn

May 10, 2010

Cape May’s Washington Inn—32 years in its present incarnation, in a manor house dating to 1840—knows how to please generations of regulars while letting no culinary cobwebs form.

DON PEPE II 18 Old Bloomfield Avenue Pine Brook, 973-882-6757 Hours: Lunch: 11:30 am–3 pm. Dinner: Mon–Thurs, 3–10 pm; Fri,… Read the rest

Farrell’s Stout & Steak 401 Broadway, Point Pleasant 732-892-2090, Hours: Mon–Thurs, 4:30 pm–1:30 am; Fri–Sun, 11 am-1:30 am. Price:… Read the rest

Thomas’ Ristorante

April 28, 2010

This subdued Italian restaurant on Main Street in Moorestown offers traditional meals with a plentiful array of seafood options.


April 21, 2010

David Drake comes to Lake Hopatcong, and serves up sophisticated comfort fare at a waterfront restaurant.

Ninety Acres

April 14, 2010

Years in the planning, the Natirar resort puts a fine first foot forward—a farm-to-table restaurant where the pleasures are simple yet sophisticated.

Dublin Square 167 Route 130 Bordentown 609-298-7100 Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 am–2 am Price: $/$$ Style: Bi-level neighborhood pub with… Read the rest


Quick Bite

April 4, 2010

Mediterra 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton 609-252-9680, Hours: Lunch: Mon-Sat, 11:30 am-4 pm; Sun, noon-4 pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu, 5-10 pm;… Read the rest