Author: Adam Erace

25 Diners We Love

May 1, 2018

Hey, who luvs ya? Who's always happy to see ya and treats ya rights? Jersey's plebeian palaces, the gleaming diners, are a state staple. We've picked 25 of our favorites.

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Take a century of tradition, add local color, a new wave of artisanship and imagination, and what you get just might be Jersey's favorite food.

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Philip Manganaro didn’t plan on his modest, 32-seat byo becoming a sensation. But runaway success is a good problem to have.

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Chef Dominic Piperno made sure to install a large wood-burning grill and oven when he opened Hearthside in Collingswood in September. He is making good use of the grill—and also turning out some deft pastas.

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Inspired by his mom’s home cooking, Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Michael Symon brings Italian gusto to the Borgata.

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Marie Nicole’s was an institution in Wildwood Crest, where for 16 years it set the standard for fine dining. Last June it relocated to nearby Avalon.

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Chef Michael Brennan was just 24 when he and his father opened Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor in July 2016. Just over a year later, the Cardinal moving in the right direction.

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Iron Chef Jose Garces returns to AC with a vibrant Latin seafood restaurant that embraces the ocean, visually and in every category of food and drink.

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Rich in Mexican-American communities, New Jersey abounds in places to enjoy this approachable, affordable and family-friendly cuisine

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At ITA 101, his BYO in Medford, chef Kevin Maher steers clear of spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parm and the like in order to expose diners to Italian regional specialties.

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