Restaurant Reviews

Sol Mexican Cantina 3366 Route 22, West Branchburg 908-526-4907 Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11:30 am-10 pm; Fri and Sat, 11:30 am-11 pm… Read the rest


October 1, 2009

The term bistro has been so abused it’s easy to forget its original meaning—a small, casual dining spot (originally in France) where locals can eat, drink, socialize, and perhaps enjoy entertainment.

Pluckemin Inn

September 14, 2009

After a stressful year, the Pluckemin Inn reemerges with a sterling new executive chef and continuity in other key posts, from pastry chef Joseph Gabriel to owner Gloria LaGrassa.

Scojo’s Restaurant 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton 609-296-5700, Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 am-8 pm; Sat-Sun, 7 am-9pm. Price: $$ Style:… Read the rest

Spicy Cantina

Quick Bite

September 6, 2009

Spicy Cantina 500 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights 732-793-4777, Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10:30 pm; Fri-Sun, 11 am-midnight. Price: $/$$ Style: Bustling,… Read the rest

Market 995 Mount Kemble Avenue, Harding Township 908-502-5106, Hours: Lunch: Tues–Fri, 11:30 am–3 pm. Dinner: Tues and Wed, 5–9… Read the rest

Bayfront Marina & Grill 96 Bryant Road Waretown, 609-693-3008 Hours: Wed and Thurs, 10 am-8 pm; Fri-Sun, 9 am-9 pm… Read the rest


August 26, 2009

Blackfish, a breezy, beach-chic establishment in Stone Harbor, serves up New American fare for the beach-going set.

Topaz Thai

August 20, 2009

Nearly every Thursday since it opened three years ago, about six interns and residents from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark have driven north to Belleville for lunch or dinner at Topaz Thai.

Janice, A Bistro

August 10, 2009

The Sheridan Café, a circa-1949 Ho-Ho-Kus luncheonette, was bought in 2001 and restored, bistro-style, by locals Janice and John Tinari.

The Ship Inn

Quick Bite

August 2, 2009

The Ship Inn 61 Bridge Street, Milford 908-995-0188 Hours: Sun–Thurs, noon-9 pm; Fri and Sat, noon-9:30 pm; bar stays open… Read the rest

TIGER’S TALE 1290 US Highway 206, Montgomery 609-924-0262 Hours: Mon–Sat, 11 am–1 am; Sun, 10 am-1 am Price: $-$$ Style:… Read the rest

Shogun Legends

July 29, 2009

From the moment you enter its castle-like wooden doors, Shogun Legends in Wall showers the senses.


July 23, 2009

Indeblue in Collingswood does not look like your average Indian tandoor house. Small and snug, with only 31 seats, it retains the shiny-blue and hazmat-orange surfaces of its predecessor, an icy-hip crêperie called 5th Corner.


July 13, 2009

Maricel Presilla’s Cucharamama (“Mother Spoon”) celebrates traditional South American cooking as lovingly passed down by women at the family hearth.

Gourmet Italian Cuisine 324 S. Pitney Road, Galloway 609-652-1398 Hours: Mon–Fri, 11 am–9 pm; Sat 11 am–10 pm; Sun,… Read the rest

Brickwall Tavern and Dining Room 522 Cookman Avenue Asbury Park 732-774-1264, Hours: Mon-Fri, noon–2 am; Sat, 11 am–2 am;… Read the rest

THE LITTLE TUNA 141 Kings Highway East Haddonfield, 856-795-0888 Hours: Lunch: Mon–Sat, 11 am–4 pm; Sun, 11 am–3 pm. Dinner:… Read the rest

Charrito’s Restaurant 121 Washington Street, Hoboken 201-418-8600, Hours: Sun–Thurs, 11:30 am–10 pm; Fri–Sat, 11:30 am–11 pm Price: $$ Style:… Read the rest

Andrea Trattoria

July 2, 2009

If not for the luxury cars crowding the parking lot on Saturday nights, Andrea Trattoria in Newfield would look like any number of South Jersey roadside taverns.