Restaurant Reviews

On weekends, Martino Linares Sr. walks jauntily around his self-named establishment checking the tables, wearing his white fedora—bought in Colombia,… Read the rest

Beyti Kebab, New Jersey’s first Turkish restaurant, is still going strong after 23 years. It began as a halal butcher… Read the rest

Going to the Black Forest Inn for dinner is like stepping into a time warp. The spacious inn with multiple… Read the rest

Fred Cherenfant had never cooked a meal before arriving in this country from his native Haiti in 1980. But after… Read the rest

This is yet another restaurant linked to a chef with an illustrious reputation. Michael Cetrulo, who owns Scalini Fedeli in… Read the rest

I’m not a steak snob or a meathead, as my wife, Sybil, would call a beef aficionado, but when the… Read the rest

Whenever I’m asked to recommend a restaurant for out-of-town visitors, Highlawn Pavilion is often at the top of my list.… Read the rest

Although Mountain Tearooms is off the beaten track, it’s easy to find. Just look for the sign with the rose,… Read the rest

To truly experience Richie Cecere’s, you must visit at least twice. On the first trip, eat downstairs, where dark paneled… Read the rest

Mention Newark’s Ferry Street, and immediately brought to mind are the Ironbound and its Spanish and Portuguese culture and cuisine.… Read the rest

The first thing you notice when you arrive outside the Quays is the fantastic view of New York City. In… Read the rest

Bamboo leaf is a casual restaurant serving Thai and Vietnamese food in an unprepossessing part of Bradley Beach. You may… Read the rest

After Long Branch’s much-loved Joe & Maggie’s changed hands in November 2004, new co-owner Dennis Tafuri renamed it Cask 591—cask… Read the rest

Restaurants in Atlantic City don't come more retro than the Knife and Fork Inn.

The former South Street Trattoria, next to Morristown’s Community Theatre, was always popular, and its place recently was taken by… Read the rest

When a well-known chef opens a new restaurant, most critics sit up and take notice. They usually have preconceptions based… Read the rest

Those who remember Mountainside’s Sun Tavern will be pleased to know that a good Italian restaurant has taken its place.… Read the rest

It was an ambitious goal for the string of popular P. J. Whelihan’s pubs to depart from its successful formula… Read the rest

It’s Nutts 1381 River Rd, Titusville 609-737-0505, itsnutts.com  Hours: Daily 7 am to 9 pm. (Closed Tuedays.) Price: $/$$ Style:… Read the rest

McLoone’s Pier House

February 4, 2008

As I sit at a table next to a window of McLoone’s Pier House looking out at sand that’s white… Read the rest