Author: Peg Rosen

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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Named for early-1700s pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the Bonney Read, the Asbury Park seafood house that opened in 2015, is pretty shipshape.

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January 12, 2017

At age 26, chef Robbie Felice is on what promises to be a journey worth following. His restaurant's name, Viaggio, means “journey” in Italian.

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An entrepreneur and a winemaker revive Jersey hard cider, a quaff enjoyed by George Washington himself.

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the new Boulevard Seafood Company, which is a restaurant, and Conlin’s, a French Bakery, are joined at the hip—literally, in that they share a single storefront; and figuratively, in their sensibility.

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Upscale restaurants are switching to plates and bowls by ceramicist Jono Pandolfi, whose stoneware makes porcelain seem prissy.

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Plum on Park

July 19, 2016

Plum on Park, which occupies a cute little railroad car diner on Park Street in Montclair, is beloved for its brunches.

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June 2, 2016

Paleo devotee and Cavé chef/owner Doug Stehle calls himself the caveman culinarian. Fred Flintstone, eat your heart out.

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April 14, 2016

Basilico is an upscale Italian restaurant in Millburn that always has a crush at the door on weekends, even though it’s been around since 1999.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Inn

March 11, 2016

New owners renovated the venerable Ho-Ho-Kus Inn when they took it over in 2009. Last fall they brought in a new executive chef, their fourth.

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