Restaurant Reviews - Quickbite
Coal burns very hot, so it takes an attentive pizzamaker to tend a pie in a coal-burning oven. Bricco Coal Fired Pizza in Westmont does the job well.
At Horseneck Tavern in North Caldwell, classy meets casual, and specialties range from pillowy pierogi to baby back ribs and roast Amish chicken.
The Ironbound section of Newark is known for its Portuguese and Brazilian restaurants, but there's something different there—barbecue at City Rub Smokehouse.
Fast-casual spot with serious surf vibe serving an array of different proteins.
At Loteria, a modern Mexican restaurant in Asbury Park, Corona beer bottles are repurposed as salt and pepper shakers. But the tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas and other items are flavorful to begin with.
At the Square Meal, a cozy café in Oaklyn, sandwiches are the specialty—there are seven signature kinds.
P.F. Market in West Caldwell is both a seafood market and a seafood restaurant. The food is fresh, from lobster bisque to the flounder Po’ Boy.
B. London, a casual eatery serving breakfast and lunch daily, features some fanciful British influences, such as the BBB (bangers, bacon and bagel).
A cozy yet vibrant Middle Eastern restaurant located along the scenic Delaware Canal.
The comfort-food BYO lists 31 entrées at brunch. At lunch and dinner, there are just seven appetizers, 15 sandwiches and eight entrées to choose from.
Lights blink over the little bar at Don Juan, Juan Landaverde’s cozy Latin eatery in West Orange.
Burger/Que boasts indulgent, decadent fare. One example is the Que, a burger topped with pulled pork, brisket, coleslaw and smoked Gouda.
The Channel Marker Café at the Ocean Beach marina in Lavallette stays open all year. It’s been rebuilt since Sandy, and remains popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Veteran caterers Arienne and Arman Wilson opened Down Home Cookin in Franklin Park in 2016. The casual BYO features Southern specialties.
In 2016, father and son Gus and Solo Apostolotoulos turned their Italian restaurant, Bruschetta, into a gastropub called Tavern 292. Now the Fairfield restaurant is doing brisk business.
Rocco Farahmand opened Zaffron Mediterranean in Haddonfield with a menu based on the countries where he had lived. That means smoky baba ghanoush, stuffed grilled calamari, and more.
In 2015, the modern restaurant brought authentic Vietnamese food—including aromatic and comforting bowls of pho—to the Finderne area of town.
Destination Dogs offers an array of themed hot dogs and gonzo toppings, 34 in all, not to mention sides like something called patatas ridiculas.
A quick-serve juice and burrito bar in Haddonfield’s historic downtown, Animo has earned a following for its healthy, all-natural menu.
Interacting with the warm and gracious staff is one of the pleasures of eating Caribbean specialties at Morgan’s.