August 2023: Best Restaurants

New Jersey dining is striking in its range of cuisines and price points, high quality of food, and the lack of pomposity in service—snootiness is not our thing here in New Jersey.

You will see all of these elements reflected in this year’s 30 Best Restaurants list, one of our most hotly anticipated cover stories each year, requiring months of research (and eating!) by our dining editor and restaurant critics to put together.

For this year’s cover, we chose to spotlight chef Robbie Felice, who has three restaurants on our list, including the brand-new, innovative and incredibly popular Pasta/Ramen in Montclair. Here, Felice merges Japanese and Italian cooking to create distinctive dishes like umi ramen carbonara and burrata with caviar.

Happy devouring.

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