Best Restaurants in NJ
For rewarding food, atmosphere, variety and value, these new restaurants have earned enthusiastic followings.
Our expanded list testifies to the vitality of the Jersey dining scene.
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.
Eat Global, Stay Local
Diverse culinary delights await in neighborhoods throughout the state.
Go global! The Garden State is rich in world cuisine–specific shops.
Your guide to exploring this Bergen County eater's paradise.
Town Dining Guides
Fresh seafood and Victorian charm abound in Cape May, but choices run the gamut from pancakes, quesadillas and pizza to fine dining in posh settings. Here are our top picks for where to eat.
Over the last decade, Asbury Park's restaurant scene has become one of the most dynamic in the state. Here are our top picks for where to eat.
The range of dining choices available in Montclair is striking. Here are our top picks for where to eat.
Chef Chris Calabrese's small-plate approach is a welcome break with Italian-American tradition.
Tricia Vanech’s Haworth eatery pays homage to her Greek heritage and the traditional dishes she recalls from her girlhood.
At the Jersey City bistro, newly helmed by chef Nicholas DeRosa, several dishes shine. Others need work.
The iconic Long Branch spot has been serving generations of patrons since 1965.
How one family turned a bare-bones Absecon shop into a 32,000-square-foot staple.
Sake, a fermented-rice beverage, has traditionally been consumed on its own but is increasingly showing up in mixed drinks.
Ready-to-drink vodkas, gin and tonics, and Bloody Marys are increasingly popping up at liquor stores and supermarkets.
There’s no business like beer business—and it’s booming in New Jersey, which now boasts nearly 100 breweries. Here are the best of the best.