Restaurant Reviews

Visiting Barrow House, a relatively new gastropub in Clifton, we were charmed by the strikingly different looks of the several rooms.
Clockwise from top: Crispy duroc ribs, hamachi tartare, Korean-style wings, tropical salad, shrimp and garlic.
Jamie Knott, gifted chef of the Saddle River Inn, unleashes his ‘ripped jeans and T-shirt’ side in a hipster boîte that handily outperforms the norm.
Roast pork with extra sharp provolone and garlicky broccoli rabe.
The Criniti family opened Di’Nics in West Collingswood Heights in 1999 to give South Jersey some cheesesteak authenticity.
Pork buns.
Rai Rai Ramen in North Brunswick was closed nearly a year after a fire. When it reopened, its customers returned in force.
Upscale tavern favorites in a spacious, modern dining room.
The Tavern Burger.
The Hills is a new gastropub in Millburn that is proving popular with locals. Our reviewer calls the burger chuck/short rib/brisket burger “great.”
Yokohama Sushi is flanked by ethnic eateries in downtown Somerville. Takeout is a popular option at this casual restaurant serving rolls and hibachi dinners.
In spring and summer, traffic on Route 72 in Manahawkin backs up with cars approaching the causeway to Long Beach Island. The Italian restaurant 72 Degrees provides a respite.
Pan-roasted Ora King salmon with beets, parsnip and bacon dust.
Forming a top-flight team, an accomplished chef and an astute general manager return one of the state's most honored marquees to destination status.
Soft tacos.
At El Guacamole you’ll enjoy the hospitality of the Jacobo family as well as their authentic Mexican food—hearty, delicious and affordable.
After a multi-million dollar renovation, Dock’s Oyster House in AC reopened last year. The 105-year-old seafood establishment is still going strong.
Taphouse 15 is a spacious gastropub bedecked in wood, tile and stone for a rustic yet modern look.
The Manor in West Orange is a leader in high-end weddings, but its lesser known dining room, the Terrace Lounge, turns back the clock in a worthy way.
Duck pozole, a twist on tradition.
A talented team take Mexican traditions on a rollercoaster ride of scintillating flavors in food and drink.
Lentil tacos with red salsa and guacamole.
Ashley Doyne, 29, a vegan, was encouraged by her parents, who are veteran restaurateurs, to open a café for people with dietary restrictions.
Cuban sandwich on a pretzel roll.
After John Cowan closed his venerable Nutley Pub in 2014 brothers Tom and Dean Maroulakos resurrected it and named it for its founder.

Kimchi Smoke

February 16, 2017

At Kimchi Smoke in Westwood, chef Robert Cho “is not just a pitmaster; he’s a chef.”

St. Moritz

February 15, 2017

St. Moritz, just off Lake Mohawk in Sparta, proudly proclaims its chicken schnitzel “Our #1 seller.”
Tuna with Chinese broccoli, gigante beans and hazelnut aillade in black garlic sauce at Two Fish in Haddonfield.
After a dizzying rise and sobering fall, chef Mike Stollenwerk pares down to 26 seats and his affinity for seafood.
Shrimp with grits.
At Vonda’s Kitchen in Newark, owner Vonda McPherson serves what she calls “healthy comfort food.”
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