Restaurant Reviews

At Heirloom at the St. Laurent in Asbury Park, porcini-crusted strip steak with truffled potato croquette and broccoli rabe timbale; behind it, salted beets
This Asbury Park restaurant serves compelling meals in a welcoming setting.
A French omelet with herbs and a side of toast and a cortado at Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette in Hopewell
Aunt Chubby's serves all-day breakfast plus soups, salads and burgers.
A cheeseburger at Castaway's Pub in Lavallette
Enjoy seasonal cocktails, live music and happy hour specials.
Fried rice with chicken, beef and seafood at D'Carbon in Paterson
The restaurant serves traditional Peruvian fare away from the hustle and bustle of Little Lima.
Sandwich at Cool Beans Coffee House in Toms River
Cool Beans Coffee House offers much more than just java.
Pizza slices at Jules Thin Crust in Princeton
Jules Thin Crust, just a short walk from Princeton University, is a community-minded spot with a focus on organic, farm-fresh ingredients.
A seafood pasta dish at the GOAT by David Burke in Union Beach
On Route 36 in Union Beach, one of Jersey's hottest celebrity chefs puts an Italian accent on fun, relatable food.
Tacos at at Uno Más in Allendale
Uno Más whips up Mexican appetizers fit for sharing, fun spins on weekend brunch, churros and more.
The spicy Tan Tan ramen at 7 Doors Down Ramen Co.
7 Doors Down Ramen Co. in Bloomfield blends Peruvian ingredients with Japanese techniques.
The colorfully lit dining room at Hell's Kitchen in Atlantic City
The celebrity chef's restaurant Hell’s Kitchen turned out to be much better than expected, albeit exorbitantly priced.
The chicken and waffle dish at CAFÉ Seventy-Two in Ewing
Options at this Ewing eatery include inventive eggs Benedicts, hearty bowls and sweet treats such as cannoli French toast.
Lobster roll at the Atlantic in Point Pleasant
Seafood reigns at this charming spot in Point Pleasant Beach.
The osso buco di maile (pork shank) and a glass of red wine at Vidalia in Lawrenceville
Salvatore Scarlata is just as devoted to his dining room as he is to his kitchen.
Mexican street corn at Taco Cabalito Tequileria in Cape May
The Cape May restaurant/bar is also launching a boutique hotel in 2023.
Taco at MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos
MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Avocado fattoush toast at Bwé Kafe in Jersey City
Bwé Kafe is a family-owned, community-centric coffee shop with a bohemian-farmhouse feel. It has two other Hudson County locations.
Assorted plates, including the fisherman curry, at Indian Masala in Newton
“I’m cooking my mother’s and grandma’s village dishes,” says chef/owner Jamesbond Paramanandan.
A pizza pie topped with sausage and pepperoni at Conte's Pizza and Bar in Princeton
Conte's Pizza and Bar, known for its thin-crusted pizza, is also a fun hangout spot, featuring a full bar and an outdoor bocce court.
Lunch at Fins in Bradley Beach
The casual, surf-themed Shore spot blends dishes from Southern California, Latin America and the tropics.
Eggplant salad at Al-Basha in Paterson
The Crooks Avenue offshoot of the downtown eatery serves fresh and flavorful Palestinian-inspired cuisine.