Restaurant Reviews

Gnocchi dish at the Circle in Newton.
Two talented young chefs lift local, seasonal American cuisine to new heights.
The candy-laden King Kong Sundae at Sugar Factory in Atlantic City.
The restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino boasts boozy concoctions, crazy desserts, a floor-to-ceiling candy wall and savory items galore.
Tommy's Tavern + Tap in Bridgewater has an extensive menu.
Tommy’s Tavern + Tap, one of seven statewide locations, offers everything from brick-oven pizza to sushi.
A taco at Mexican Spice in Chatham.
After moving to New Jersey from Mexico City, Jennifer Teutli began cooking and catering the foods she missed. Eventually, Mexican Spice was born.
A spread at Wildwood's Santorini.
Greek, Italian and Albanian influences make a tasty tag team at the restaurant, which stands out on this Shore town's dining scene.
Small plates at Li Beirut in Collingswood.
When an explosion rocked Beirut last year, the Massoud family responded by reinventing their Camden County eatery.
olive branch villas
Two longtime restaurateurs run this modern Mediterranean taverna.
Trend Coffee & Tea House montclair
Trend Coffee & Tea House boasts European influences, inexpensive desserts, specialty lattes and music-centric events.
c-view inn cape may
At the C-View Inn, wings take center stage amid hearty pub staples.
Osaka bradley beach
The family-owned Osaka has been serving up sushi, teriyaki plates, yaki udon and more for two decades.
jardin at the hugh
Elevated ingredients, refined technique and Shore hospitality make this B&B Cape May's most interesting new restaurant in years.
seymour's cafe
Seymour's Cafe serves up breakfast and lunch dishes, including vegetarian and vegan-friendly options.
bird & betty's
Bird & Betty’s on Long Beach Island is a storied destination for lunch or dinner, drinks and entertainment.
12 farms hightstown
Chef Jason Metz and crew feature the Garden State in vibrant plates.
iron whale asbury park
The Iron Whale serves up New American fare in a luxe atmosphere.
porter weehawken
Nestled amid gleaming high-rises, this new gastropub brings flavor and fervor to a relatively quiet Weehawken neighborhood.
LT Bar and Grill
Acclaimed French chef Laurent Tourondel brings polish and passion—and popovers!—to an American menu.
pharmacie montclair
“I just want people to be happy,” says chef Ken West.
new Olga's Diner
The new Olga’s, about a half-mile north of the previous location, offers familiar comforts alongside dishes with room for improvement.
Head to Shillelagh Pub for wings and fries or bangers and mash. (A pint of Guinness can't hurt, either!)