Author: Karen Tina Harrison

With an assist by his sensei, a sushi protégé with a gift for presentation mixes creativity and tradition at his own elegant restaurant.

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At 17 Summer in Lodi, the Cuccia siblings, Joseph (the chef) and Jenna (the manager), have turned a low-key storefront in a low-key neighborhood into a “modern European” restaurant.

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On its silver anniversary, Stage Left’s founders rebranded their iconic restaurant as a steak house. Good move.

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Scrupulous about freshness and favoring wild-caught over farmed, the owners have made their restaurant a seafood magnet.

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Victor Vinciguerra grew up in Argentina eating meats cooked on a parillada, or grill. At Choripan Vinciguerra cooks meats over a charcoal-burning parillada.

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On the banks of the Hudson, a Nova Scotian chef draws on his roots and his travels.

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New Jersey's dining scene is booming. Where to begin? Our list of the Best New Restaurants of 2017 will help you discover new, tasty destinations.

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Hamilton Pork

January 5, 2017

Two Greek-Italian brothers and a Mexican chef bring a smokin' taste of Texas to Jersey City's Hamilton Pork.

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American Cut Bar & Grill

November 3, 2016

After a midcourse correction, Marc Forgione's post-Revel return to Jersey fine-tunes steak-house sizzle for the suburbs.

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The Kitchen Step

September 1, 2016

Chef Ryan DePersio (of Fascino fame) creates The Kitchen Step, the perfect pub for a hip ’hood, with fun, affordable food and drink.

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