February 2022: Best New Restaurants
The concept of community has completely shifted in the last two years. Connecting—with friends, family, colleagues, classmates, and casual yet familiar acquaintances—has continued to be a struggle, especially as Omicron hit in recent months.
Restaurants have always been an important force in our communities. Although the industry has faced many challenges of late, some truly terrific restaurants have defied the odds and opened in the last year.
Our dining team, led by deputy editor/dining editor Eric Levin, chose their favorite 20 for our Best New Restaurants list.
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Ruiz replaces longtime state Senator Loretta Weinberg, who retired in January, as Senate majority leader.Read more
An unused rail line, stretching nearly 9 miles from Montclair to Jersey City, is being transformed into a beautiful new state park.Read more
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The new state park, in its stretch from Montclair to Jersey City, will overlap with the September 11th National Memorial Trail and the East Coast Greenway.Read more
HOME & GARDEN
EAT & DRINK
Though its name is a nod to history, chef David Burke’s latest restaurant is all about bold festivity in the now.Read more
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The 1950s-inspired burger joint features all-American classics, retro décor, soda throwbacks and a full-service bar.Read more
Marlboro’s Masa Sushi and Hibachi offers discounted sushi, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki and bento box combinations.Read more
The restaurant’s offerings include waffle sandwiches, Benedicts and over 200 omelets.Read more