Restaurant Reviews - Quickbite

Seafood fra diavolo with squid-ink pasta
Biagio Iuliano and his wife, Carmela Arale, have run Trattoria Biagio since 2003. They renovated and expanded the Stirling establishment in 2016. It offers “polished cuisine in an elegant setting,” for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A bowl of spicy wontons.
Shan Shan Lu, originally from northwest China, opened Shan Shan Noodles in Parsippany in 2014. Asian noodles in all forms, with all sorts of accompaniments, are its specialty.
The cinnamon roll.
Disco fries, pork-roll waffle sandwiches and boozy milkshakes are on the menu at Asbury Lanes Diner.
Broiled oysters topped with tomatoes and shallots.
Tapas-style appetizers are abundant and easy to share at this sleek, diner-like spot.
The meal pictured consists of goat caldereta (top), a thick, hearty stew made with carrots, potatoes and tomato sauce, and chicken adobo (bottom).
In Neptune City, you will see a Philippine flag—red and blue with a golden sun—flying outside Kamayan Grill. “Kamayan” is a Filipino style of eating food by hand, but no worries, utensils are supplied.
The classic Surf Taco.
Surf Taco has 13 Jersey locations, but only the one in Jackson has a liquor license. The full bar, she says, stocks a number of craft beers on tap, and the seafood tacos are a smart choice.
Baby kale salad.
Brothers Nick and Peter Dedes sold their long-running diner, the Union Plaza, and in 2016 opened Echo Tape & Grille.The Echo has an indoor fire pit, craft beer and a wide-ranging tavern-style menu.
Hoagitos began in 2013 as a pop-up on the Asbury Park boardwalk. In 2016, it expanded to a year-round restaurant in Belmar offering gourmet small hoagies and sliders
Seafood sampler with two fried cod fillets, fried shrimp and a crab cake.
Great sunsets along with a hearty sampling of seafood dishes at this charming Atlantic City spot.
Founded more than 30 years ago as a spin-off of one of the original Jersey Mike’s sub shops, subs and sandwiches are still what the Bread Board Plus does best.
An inviting Italian restaurant serving generous portions of the classics—pizza, pasta, panini and more.
Jumbo shrimp in butter and garlic sauce.
Queen Margherita, a popular Italian restaurant in Nutley, offers a lot more than the famous pizza style created for Italy’s Queen Margherita in Naples in 1889.
Teriyaki chicken wrap.
At Tender Lovin Grill in Hillsborough, grilled, hand-breaded chicken tenders are the main event, but there’s lots more comfort foods on the menu.
Coconut-curried vegetables with coconut rice.
In Millville’s Glasstown Arts District, Eric Nyman is cooking from scratch at his super casual Wildflower Vegan Café.
Chicken tikka masala.
Aditya and Ashima Sirpal opened Aroma Indian Bistro in Merchantville last year because there was no Indian restaurant there. They serve North Indian dishes, the distinctive cuisine of the Punjab.
The Super Sub. It combines pressed ham, boiled ham, capocollo, salami, prosciuttini and choice of provolone, Swiss or American cheese.
At Tastee Sub Shop in Edison, Franklin Park or Lawrenceville, everyone orders by number. The star is the Number 5.
Chicken shish kebabs and tender ribs, beef or pork.
At Stephanie’s Barbecue in Nutley, photos of the Portuguese countryside set the scene as the charcoal pit turns out an array of mouth-watering meats and seafood.
Mutton chettinad.
Amma’s South Indian Cuisine in Voorhees will introduce you to the distinctive cooking of Southern India. Feeling adventurous? Ask for your meal to be served the traditional way, on a banana leaf instead of a plate.
Spicy chorizo flatbread.
In Somerville, Mike and Susan Proskey opened Project P.U.B. one flight above their tapas place, Tapastre. The initials stand for Pop-Up Brewpub, and the theme is pub fare plus devoting all the draft lines each month to a different brewery.
The signature Claremont Burger, with bacon, frizzled onions and cheddar on a brioche bun topped with two crispy onion rings made with red onions.
The Claremont Tavern in Bernardsville has beer, flatscreens and pub faves, but also 14 small salads and starters like wasabi spring rolls.