Restaurant Reviews

Bobby Flay Steak

January 28, 2008

Throwdown with Bobby Flay—the brash, boyish star’s latest Food Network series—is all about one-upmanship.

A kind of culinary Swiss Army knife, Chambers Walk is a catering company by day, a casual bistro at lunch,… Read the rest

Anthony David’s opened ten years ago as a prepared-food retail store and catering operation; but in 2002 chef-owner Anthony David… Read the rest

Amy Russo Harrigan knows her pancakes. She grew up in a Rutherford family that owns the Broadway diners in Bayonne,… Read the rest

If one had unlimited funds, Restaurant Nicholas would be one of half a dozen restaurants worth frequenting on a regular… Read the rest

Gaslight Brewery

Quick Bite

January 25, 2008

Style: Bustling brewpub in downtown South Orange with a giant copper beer kettle in the window.  Don’t Miss: Several freshly… Read the rest

In Daryl Veritas

January 23, 2008

Daryl Restaurant and Wine Bar

Star Diner Café 325 W. Spruce Avenue North Wildwood 609-729-4900, Hours: In summer, 7 am to 10 pm. Offseason,… Read the rest

Axia Taverna

December 28, 2007

In Greece, locals commonly dine and hang out at tavernas rather than the more formal estiatorios. Axia means “worthy,” and… Read the rest


December 26, 2007

Three years ago, it looked like what it was: a weathered colonial-revival house, most recently used as a doctor’s office,… Read the rest

Lounge restaurants have become increasingly popular, particularly in areas with a university or a preponderance of young people. Verdigre, one… Read the rest

Anyone who thinks the business dinner is dead should go to Roots, the high-testosterone steakhouse where men in suits predominate… Read the rest

Freda’s Café

Quick Bite

December 25, 2007

Don’t Miss: Seafood bisque ($4.95, $7.95), a frequent special, is delicious and chock full of crabmeat. Rangoon spring rolls ($11.95),… Read the rest

Style: Pastas, veal, pork, lamb, salmon, tuna, swordfish, and shrimp—as well as salads, subs, and paninis—in a casual setting. The… Read the rest


December 21, 2007

This seven-month-old bistro has thoroughly Jersey bloodlines. It is owned by Dr. Alan Cooperman—a prominent Millburn gynecologist who in his… Read the rest

A pasta tasting menu is something you don’t often see. When it is done superbly—and superb is pretty much the… Read the rest

No menu is posted in the packed entryway, but the couples waiting for reserved tables discuss their favorite dishes from… Read the rest

Caron Wendell and Joe McLaughlin, co-owners of One 53, have a knack for creating charming enclaves in otherwise uninspired settings.… Read the rest

Jersey City real estate agents sometimes refer to the area around City Hall as the “new Hoboken.” In fact, the… Read the rest