Author: Karen Tina Harrison

Umeya

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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Just Restaurant

January 7, 2016

The chef of Just Restaurant in Old Bridge turns familiar favorites into fun new foods, just by adding imagination and verve.

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The Kitchen at Grove Station

December 3, 2015

David Viana, after stints under several top chefs, now leads his own crew. His Kitchen at Grove Station is worth a stop.

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

August 27, 2015

Wolfgang Zwiener spent 40 years at the venerable Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn and began opening his own steakhouses in 2004. This is Jersey's first Wolfgang's Steakhouse, in Somerville.

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Talde Jersey City

July 23, 2015

Chef Dale Talde, a first-gen Filipino-American from Chicago, made his name with Asian fusion in Brooklyn, serving mashups like the McBao. Does his Jersey City post hold up?

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Novo Mediterranean

July 2, 2015

An Israeli chef brings a modern sensibility to the foods and flavors of his homeland, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

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Orama

April 22, 2015

If this headline looks like it rhymes, you are in for a surprise—one of many nice ones in store for you at swanky, new OR-uh-ma in Edgewater.

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Skara Estiatorio

March 11, 2015

The recipes at Skara Estiatorio reach back a century to revive the timeless freshness and simplicity of the cuisine.

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Yakitori 39

January 15, 2015

In the beak-to-tail style of true Japanese eating, chicken at Yakitori 39 is not just white and dark meat but gizzard, liver, heart, skin and house-made chicken meatball.

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Washington House

November 19, 2014

With a sophisticated new look and an elevated yet accessible new menu, a tired roadhouse turns into a lively magnet.

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