Restaurant Reviews

Here’s service with a smile: Local couple shows up late at Smitty’s right after it opens last November. The joint’s… Read the rest

Hours: Mon–Sat, 11:30 am to midnight; Sunday, 11:30 am to 10 pm Price: $/$$ Style: Laid-back local pub paired with… Read the rest

Hours: Sun–Thurs 10 am to 9 pm; Fri and Sat 10 am to 10 pm. Price: $$ Style: Adapting traditional… Read the rest

Hours: L—Daily 11:45 am–2:30 pm; D—Sun–Thurs, 5–9:30 pm; Fri–Sat, 5–10:30 pm Price: $$/$$$ Style: With a broad two-story window facing… Read the rest

What’s Your Beef?

April 7, 2008

What’s Your Beef? 252 Route 46 Parsippany 973-882-0002 Hours: Mon–Fri, 11:30 am–1 am; Sat, 5 pm–1 am; Sun, 3… Read the rest


March 11, 2008

Monmouth and Middlesex counties are home to some of New Jersey’s finest restaurants. Undici aspires to join the elite, and… Read the rest

Communal meals are the heartbeat of Ethiopian culture, and injera—grilled sourdough pancakes made from a tiny grain called teff—is its… Read the rest

Food traditions are difficult to nudge aside, even when the replacement may be better. James Malaby learned that shortly after… Read the rest

Certain occasions call for dressing up, spending a little extra, and booking a table at a fancy restaurant with a… Read the rest

An 1870s townhouse with a speakeasy in its past sizzles anew, thanks to juicy prime Angus steaks that put no prohibition on pleasure.

Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11 am to 10 pm; Fri, 11 am to 11 pm; Sat, 4:30 to 11 pm; Sun, 4:30… Read the rest

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


Quick Bite

March 3, 2008

IndeBlue 618 Collings Ave Collingswood, 856-854-4633 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


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