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.
Town Dining Guides
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Entrées were enjoyable, but more complex dishes proved “misguided.”
Chef Paul Gerard was stunned when he first saw Antique’s 30-ton, roughly century-old coal oven. Now, the two are an over-the-top team.
The Flanders shop specializes in whole-animal butchery—and boasts a deep reverence for what farmers and nature provide.
The Mangia Hoboken! Food and Culture Tour is a delicious way to experience the city.
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.
At the Referend in Pennington, James Priest specializes in an age-old technique that yields complex beers that defy expectations.