Author: Karen Tina Harrison

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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July 7, 2016

Yumi chef/co-owner Shuenn Yang has earned a loyal following for his cooked dishes but especially for his sparkling sushi.

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Park West Tavern

June 16, 2016

Serving for 400 people a night is the challenge for Park West Tavern executive chef John Benjamin, which he meets in many, if not all, respects.

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Thai West

April 21, 2016

Thai West's French-trained chef Veera Premon came to America from Bangkok in 1972. His new restaurant shows moments of brilliance, also inconsistency.

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Greene Hook

February 4, 2016

After a so-so sojourn at Lake Hopatcong, chef David Drake returns to stellar form at a new pub hard by the Hudson River.

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30 Best New Restaurants

February 1, 2016

Fall in love with these captivating newcomers that exhibit the exciting range of Jersey dining from funky to exquisite.

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January 20, 2016

Umeya in Cresskill has one of the most devoted cast of regulars, including many chefs. The reason is simple: extraordinary sushi, much of it from Japan.

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