Restaurant Reviews

JavaMoon Cafe

Quick Bite

March 10, 2008

Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11 am to 10 pm; Fri and Sat, 11 am to 10 pm; Sun, 11 am to 8… Read the rest

Hours: Mon, 7 am to 5 pm; Tues–Sat, 7 am to 9 pm; Sun, 8 am to 5 pm Price:… Read the rest

Anita’s Asian Fusion 538 Route 10 West, Ledgewood 973-252-4550 Hours: Tues-Fri, 11 am to 9 pm; Sat, 9 am to… Read the rest

IndeBlue

Quick Bite

March 3, 2008

IndeBlue 618 Collings Ave Collingswood, 856-854-4633 indebluerestaurant.com Hours: Mon–Thurs, 4 to 9:30 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 10… Read the rest

Croutons 207 Spring Street, Newton 973-300-0207 Hours: Daily, 9 am–3 pm. Price: $ Style: Charming café with brightly colored walls,… Read the rest

Cocoro

Quick Bite

March 2, 2008

Cocoro 856 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes 201-560-1331 Hours: Mon-Thur, 11:30 am–3:30 pm, 4:30 pm–10 pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30 am–3:30 pm, 4:30… Read the rest

Next Door

February 27, 2008

If at first you do succeed—but not the way you intended—try again. That could be the motto of Zod Arifai,… Read the rest

A well-run neighborhood trattoria   with flavorful food, warm service, and the festive buzz of patrons having a fine time—you’re off… Read the rest

 A young woman stands sentry in the dining room at Javier, a pitcher of water at the ready. Drain your… Read the rest

Hidden Gem

February 26, 2008

Tucked on a side street at the end of a corridor in the back of a nondescript building, Shumi has bucked the odds for 21 years by serving superb sushi.

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm; Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm; Sun 12-10 pm Price: $$ Style: Gastro pub during the day… Read the rest

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11:30 am-11 pm; Sun, 11 am-10 pm Price: $$ Style: Casual family dining Don’t Miss: New England clam… Read the rest

East Japanese Restaurant 1405 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck 201-837-1260 Hours: Seven days; noon to 10 pm. Price: $ Style: A complete… Read the rest

Restaurant David Drake

February 11, 2008

Fans of the Stage House Inn in Scotch Plains will be delighted to hear that Chef David Drake has finally… Read the rest

On my first visit to the Pluckemin Inn, for a private benefit, I’m impressed, to say the least. The building… Read the rest

Masti Indian Grill

February 8, 2008

At Masti Indian Grill, a modern, simply decorated restaurant in a shopping center, cloth-covered tables are topped with glass and… Read the rest

When you enter Mama Tucci, it’s a bit like stepping into Aunt Rosalie’s house—if you grew up with an Aunt… Read the rest

Ah, tableside service—so elegant, so deft, so…Roberto Benigni? You remember, of course, the sweetly bumbling Italian comic who clambered over… Read the rest

The way you’re greeted when you enter a restaurant can determine how much you’ll enjoy your meal. A surly, officious,… Read the rest

For many years a Chinese restaurant called the August Moon stood just opposite the Morristown train station. After it closed… Read the rest