Dining Guide

June 06, 2017
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100 Steps, Cranford
The Able Baker, Maplewood
Adam's Tavern, Westfield
Alice’s, Lake Hopatcong
The Artist Baker, Morristown
Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria, Maplewood
Bucket & Bay, Jersey City
Blue Morel, Morristown
Coda Kitchen & Bar, Maplewood
Honshu, Jersey City
Huntley Taverne, Summit
The Inn at Millrace Pond, Hope
Long Valley Pub & Brewery, Long Valley
Lorena’s, Maplewood
Razza, Jersey City
Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza, Montclair
Sorellina, Hoboken
Squirrel & the Bee, Maplewood
St. James’s Gate, Maplewood
Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery, Berkeley Heights
Winberie’s, Summit
The Windlass, Lake Hopatcong


12 Farms, Hightstown
Albariño, Shrewsbury
(Opening Summer 2017)
The Bernards Inn, Bernardsville
Brick Farm Tavern, Hopewell
D’Floret, Lambertville
Due Mari, New Brunswick
Emily’s Café, Pennington
Eno Terra, Kingston
The Frog and The Peach, New Brunswick
Grateful Bites, Flemington
Humphrey’s Tavern, Glen Gardner
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park
Larimar, Spring Lake
Lovin’ Oven, Frenchtown
Market Pizza, Stockton
Mediterra, Princeton
Milford House, Milford
Nicoletta Pizzeria, Bernardsville
Osteria Morini, Bernardsville
Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton
Russell & Bette’s, Rumson
The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station
The Sergeantsville Inn, Sergeantsville
Seasons 52, Bridgewater, Edison, Princeton
Stage Left Steak, New Brunswick
Whole Earth Center Café, Princeton


The Farm & Fisherman, Cherry Hill
Good Earth Organic Eatery, West Cape May
Il Verdi, Atlantic City
Mad Batter, Cape May
Olón, Atlantic City
Parker’s Garage, Beach Haven
Seasons 52, Cherry Hill
The Washington Inn, Cape May






120 North Main Street, Hightstown
12 Farms is a farm-to-table restaurant dedicated to using local meats, fish, produce, grains and dairy, giving preference to those who use organic or sustainable practices. Their menu changes regularly to bring you the best from each season.


215 Centennial Avenue, Cranford
Since opening its doors in 2014, 100 Steps Supper Club + Raw Bar has been a great addition to the local dining scene. Whether feasting on freshly shucked oysters at one of the bar seats, or indulging in small plates from Executive Chef/Owner Andrea Carbine, you’ll enjoy the freshest local seafood and items around!


187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, 973.313.1133.
The Able Baker is located at the tail end of the village in Maplewood. Stop in for their cakes, cookies, and pies (and killer scones and coffee cake, too), all made from scratch on premises in an open kitchen. They brew La Colombe coffee and serve espresso, as well as make custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies to order.


115 Elm Street, Westfield, 908.232.3201
Located in downtown Westfield, Addams Tavern showcases Progressive New American-inspired cooking infused with subtle smoke from the restaurant's wood-burning grills and mesquite charcoal ovens. The building is completely renovated to support the high vaulted ceilings and wrap around murals. The menu is complemented with fresh fish, grass-fed meat, and local seasonal produce. 


540 Broad Street, Shrewsbury
The newest member of the Terra Momo Restaurant Group, Albariño is located in The Grove at Shrewsbury and will open later this Summer. It will feature an exciting take on Spanish tapas and wine.


24 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong
Guests flock to Alice’s to enjoy an incomparable view of Lake Hopatcong and delicious seasonal cuisine. Alice’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an ambience that consists of a rustic yet refined dining room, a large open deck and a sophisticated party room.


14-18 Cattano Avenue, Morristown, 973.267.5540.
Opened in 2009, the Artist Baker serves breakfast, lunch and coffee plus delicious cakes and specialty pastries. All of their products are completely hand crafted in their kitchen, from their preserves and pickles to their cakes and pastries. The Artist Baker is on Summer break and will reopen July 12 at 8am.


180 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood
Arturo’s is a humble neighborhood restaurant where a warm welcome awaits you. Chef/Owner Dan Richer is relentless in his quest to support sustainable agriculture and has built a network of local farms to supply the freshest ingredients for acclaimed signature Italian specialties and artisanal wood-fired pizza.



27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville
From their garden to your plate, enjoy acclaimed cuisine designed around the freshest seasonal ingredients at NJ’s only combination restaurant and boutique hotel both awarded four diamonds. Dine al fresco on the terrace and experience the innovative American cuisine of Chef Corey Heyer and an award-winning wine list with more than 1,500 selections.


2 Whippany Road, Morristown, 973.451.2619
Blue Morel combines the finest seasonal ingredients from local, regional, organic and sustainable farms with the culinary creativity of Chef Thomas Ciszak. Nestled in historic Morristown, Blue Morel creates a farm-to-table experience serving New American Cuisine, Sushi and a Seafood Raw Bar. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus an extended Sunday breakfast buffet until 1pm.


130 Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road, Hopewell
Eat, drink and unwind at the Brick Farm Tavern in a renovated 1800’s farm house. Fresh ingredients arrive daily for the contemporary farm-to-table menu created by Chef Greg Vassos, as well as for their craft cocktails. The full bar also offers select, local beers and a constantly-changing wine menu. Lunch and dinner served Wednesday through Sunday.


150 Bay Street, Jersey City
Globally inspired flavors and responsibly sourced ingredients are at the core of Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato and Café. All gelatos and lite fare are made from milk from 100% grass-fed cows and seasonal local produce. Join us at the cafe for sophisticated gelato, a salad, or one of our warm, cheesy bites.


177 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, 973.327.2247.
At Coda, you will find good drink, good food, and good company. Their welcoming atmosphere reflects the ease of a neighborhood restaurant in a sophisticated, contemporary setting, featuring inspired and creative dishes using as much locally sourced and organic produce as possible, plus a full wine list, taps, and both classic and original cocktails.


18 South Main Street, Lambertville, 609.397.7400.
This exciting restaurant is modern and elegant, featuring an open kitchen and adjoining dining room that exhibits the chef’s dual passions: Foy’s paintings and culinary mastery. The space is accented by a floor-to-ceiling Black Walnut Nakashima panel, lighting by Ayala Serfaty, the Israeli artist, with Arnie Jacobsen modern Classic chairs, finishing the sleek warm welcoming room.


78 Albany Street, New Brunswick, 732.296.1600.
Translated to “two seas” in Italian, Due Mari keeps true to its name by offering the freshest seafood from around the world, plus Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group’s authentic Italian cuisine along with a wide selection of Chef White’s signature handmade pastas and choice grilled meats. duemarinj.com 


9 North Main Street, Pennington
Emily’s Cafe and Catering features wonderful local organic ingredients. Visit during Eat, Drink Local Week and enjoy soups, salads, and specials that include produce from local NJ farms. And, have Emily’s prepare local, seasonal fare for your catered event or wedding!


4484 Route 27, Kingston, 609.497.1777.
Eno Terra’s menu is Italian in sensibility, while the wine list focuses on Italy and the United States with an abundant representation from France and Spain. Eno Terra, in line with the philosophy “Eat Local, Drink Global,” brings together the best of local and regional markets with the best wines from around the world.  


1442 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill
Chef/Owner Josh and Colleen Lawler’s popular establishment pairs preparations of regional produce and proteins with carefully-selected wine, spirits, and local drafts in a comfortable, family friendly, tavern environment. The attached market offers house-made or locally-sourced products including meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wine and beer.


29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick
With its commitment to locally sourced ingredients, The Frog and The Peach has elevated contemporary fine dining in New Jersey for over three decades. Under the direction of Chef/Proprietor Bruce Lefebvre, they continue this tradition of outstanding food and authentic, informed service. Visit their website for Eat Drink Local offers and menus.


600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May, 609.898.6161
An all-organic, farm-to-table eatery that proudly prepares Italian-inspired, from-scratch cuisine. They specialize in locally sourced, plant-based fare and fresh-caught seafood, and their menu is rooted in traditional techniques and seasonal ingredients that nourish your health, community and planet.


42 Route 12, Flemington, 908.782.3458.
Grateful Bites is a restaurant, bakery and cafe in the heart of Flemington operated by the nonprofit Ability 2 Work, which focuses on finding and nurturing what differently-abled students and workers can do rather than focusing on what they can't. Their team continuously strives to better the ever-changing menu with innovative techniques and ingredients.


95 Green Street, Jersey City, 201.324.2788.
Whether omakase, Tsukiji, numerous fancy rolls or happy hours, there is no wrong choice at the highly-rated Honshu. Each day, their fish comes directly from the fishmongers in Elizabeth, NJ and elsewhere to be served on your plate. No doubt that The Daily Meal named Honshu one of its “50 Best Sushi Bars in America.”



161 Main Street, Glen Gardner, 908.537.7272.
Humphrey’s in historic Hunterdon County offers a dining experience in a lovingly restored pre-Revolutionary War building. Gastropub-style food, craft cocktails and 16 beers on tap make it a memorable NJ experience. Dinner served nightly, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Private parties available for all occasions.


3 Morris Avenue, Summit
The Huntley Taverne has dedicated itself to the Eat Local philosophy by crafting its daily written menu to directly reflect what our fields, ranches, waters and artisans provide for us to enjoy sustainably. You will find an inspired representation of casually elegant and simply flavorful cuisine presented in a comfortable yet dynamic atmosphere.


Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, Il Verdi features award-winning chefs that serve meticulously prepared gourmet dishes in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Dine on your choice of hot and cold antipasti, soups, salads, pastas, fish and meat entrees, desserts and a 100 percent Italian wine list. Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1.800.345.8767.



313 County Road 519, Hope, 908.459.4884.
The Inn at Millrace Pond the Inn at Millrace Pond offers both a fine dining experience in the main dining room or a pub menu in the Fireside Tavern. Nestled only ten minutes east of the Delaware Water Gap, the Inn’s bed and breakfast is a perfect destination for anyone interested in the outdoor activities of North West New Jersey.



1000 Ocean Avenue at Second Avenue, Asbury Park, 732.455.3275.
Experience vacation-inspired cuisine and cocktails on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Serenity by the sea is what Langosta Lounge encompasses. This vibrant beachfront restaurant features an eclectic menu, happy hours, creative libations, nightly specials and more. Open for lunch and dinner seven days per week.


1311 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, 732.359.6700.
Located in the beautiful coastal downtown of Spring Lake, Larimar is an effortless blend of cuisine, service and design. Focused in Italy and drawing on influences from Provence and the Riviera, Larimar’s cuisine is based on seasonality and the freshest of ingredients. Owner John Paulus’ culinary innovations have garnered him rave reviews and Michelin-star status.



Located in a restored 200-year-old barn, this pub and brewery boasts an outdoor bar, patio and unique craft beers alongside creative contemporary fare like Cajun-crusted salmon, filet mignon, and sauerbraten. Join them at their stunning location at the base of Schooley’s Mountain in scenic Long Valley for your next memorable night out. 1 Fairmount Road, Long Valley, 908.876.1122.  



Chef Campos offers his interpretation of haute cuisine deeply rooted in French technique and inspired by the seasons. As an alumnus of the C.I.A. and a graduate of many renowned kitchens, Chef Campos has sourced the Lorena’s menu from seasonal bounty offered up by the many local and organic farms throughout the state. 168 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, 973.763.4460.


62A Trenton Avenue (Route 29), Frenchtown
The Lovin’ Oven has gained a loyal following thanks to their made from scratch baked goods and a dining menu that showcases fresh, seasonal, locally grown foods. Enjoy easy access to the towpath of the Delaware and Raritan Canal and a charming sophistication enhanced by furnishings made from reclaimed fishing boats.


19 Jackson Street, Cape May, 609.884.5970.
Set on historic Jackson Street, The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar is considered the granddaddy of Cape May’s fine restaurants, and has been the recipient of many critically-acclaimed awards. Start the morning with their famous breakfasts and come back for lunch and dinner. Open year-round.


19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609.664.7521.
Artisan Hearth-baked gourmet pizza. Handmade dough, NJ farm fresh ingredients. Owner/Chef/Pizza Witch Megan Jones-Holt creates weekly specials, tapping into her NOLA roots. Located off the Delaware Raritan Canal, tourists and locals come to have a fun unique experience. 2017 Voted Best Pizza in Hunterdon County, Hunterdon Happenings. BYOB.


29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609.252.9680.
At Mediterra, the concept is simple: to ensure that guests tap into the extraordinary cuisine of the nearly two-dozen cultures surrounding the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on Italian and Spanish, while pairing locally harvested ingredients with an ever-changing but always superb collection of fine and affordable wine.


92 Water Street, Milford
Named best seafood restaurant in New Jersey in the 2015/16 Zagat’s survey, the Milford Oyster House showcases fresh, local ingredients from Hunterdon County’s verdant fields. Chef Ed Coss cooks in an assured New American style, innovative and unpretentious. Enjoy dinner in their historic dining room or more casual tavern room.


107 Morristown Road, Bernardsville, 908.221.1177.
Nicoletta is the Altamarea Group’s homage to Chef Michael White’s favorite childhood dish: pizza. Indulge in hand-tossed specialty pies like the Funghi, topped with roasted wild mushrooms, sautéed spinach, and porcini marsala crema, or the signature Calabrese, loaded with thick-cut pepperoni, homemade fennel sausage and fresh mozzarella.  All pizzas are made fresh to order.


Olón is an alluring beach front experience centered around award-winning Chef Jose Garces’ vision of fresh seafood. Inspired by the tranquil beach town in Ecuador, the menu features Chef Garces’ family recipes with a modern twist, plus unique takes on time-honored favorites like clams, crab cakes, surf and turf and more. Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609.340.4050.


107 Morristown Road, Bernardsville, 908.221.0040.
Osteria Morini brings the soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy to Bernardsville. Known as the Italian Breadbasket, Emilia-Romagna is also the birthplace of some of the flavors and ingredients most commonly associated with Italian cuisine worldwide: prosciutto, mortadella, parmigiano, and balsamic vinegar, which are all incorporated in Osteria Morini’s menu.


116 Northwest Avenue, Beach Haven, 609.492.1066.
From creative dishes inspired by travels to time-honored Barnegat Bay traditions, above all else, Parker’s Garage is committed to serving the freshest bounty from the sea. When you come to visit, they want you to feel the true authenticity in every cedar shake and the taste of each oyster.


16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609.584.7800.
Rat's Restaurant, named for the gregarious character in The Wind in the Willows, is designed to make guests feel like they’ve stepped back in time to Claude Monet's beloved town of Giverny. With lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus featuring country French cuisine, Rat's is a welcome part of any visit to Grounds For Sculpture.


275 Grove Street, Jersey City
A celebration of uniqueness, purity and individuality. With the spirit of Italian authenticity and a commitment to American ingredients, the artisans at Razza craft each pizza by hand and with care. Each ingredient is sourced with a straightforward honesty you’ll see and savor.


21 West River Road, Rumson, 732.842.6205.
Centrally located in Rumson, the location is the perfect fit as an homage to the days of Russell and Betty “Bette” Ranney. This winsome tribute includes dishes with a French-American flare and farm-to-table inspirations created using ingredients sourced from local farms.


64 Chestnut Street, Montclair, 973.509.1134.
Ruthie’s is all about great food in a great atmosphere. Specializing in slow-smoked barbecue and thin crust pizza all in one blues-jammin’ spot, from brisket to ribs to Ruthie’s classic pizzas. Created with love, owners Eric and Ruthie invite you to Montclair’s best-kept secret.



115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station, 908.534.4011.
Ryland Inn is part of Landmark Hospitality, home to the restaurants Liberty House (Jersey City), Stone House (Warren) and The Logan Inn (New Hope, PA). Landmark Hospitality specializes in providing the best in fine dining, weddings, corporate events, and special occasions both at their properties as well as off site.


Seasons 52 is a celebration of what’s good now. Seasonally inspired menus featuring ingredients at their peak of freshness. Rustic cooking techniques like brick-oven roasting and open-fire grilling bring out natural flavors, plus an ever-changing selection of global wines. All in a casually sophisticated setting. Locations in Cherry Hill, Edison, Princeton and its newest location, Bridgewater.


601 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Sergeantsville
After a devastating fire in March of 2015 The Sergeantsville Inn has returned—fully restored and better than ever. Enjoy lighter tavern fare or experience their exceptional fine dining menu highlighting many game entrees and farm-to-table ingredients from local farmers. Their menu is all natural, free range or wild. Most menu items can now be made gluten free upon request.


1036 Washington Street, Hoboken, 201.963.3333.
Sorellina was created by owner & certified sommelier, Gabi Lombardi. Their menu combines creativity & simplicity in a seasonally inspired menu, featuring local ingredients & homemade pasta. They offer an exclusively Italian wine list, Italian craft beer & signature cocktails. Visit them in Hoboken to celebrate Italy’s vibrant culinary culture.


515 Millburn Avenue, Short Hills
A grainless bakeshop and café, Squirrel & the Bee features delicious gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and paleo products. Made with nut flours, their baked goods are loaded with protein and healthy fats. Along with sweet treats, more savory items like soups and salads are available. Serving breakfast and lunch every day.


5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
Stage Left (est. 1992) has been a pioneer in sustainable and seasonal dining for a generation. A friendly, knowledgeable staff delivers extraordinary service in its elegant dining rooms and comfortable local bar room. Look for locally sourced zucchini blossoms, goat cheese, strawberries and, of course, Cape May scallops on their menu this summer.


167 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, 973.378.2222
At St. James’s Gate, comfort and consistency are key. While everyone is trying to put their spin on dishes, St. James’s Gate is trying to duplicate basic dishes in a delicious way. It’s important for customers to experience traditional dishes—without all the bells and whistles. Great food, great whiskey, great beer and great music.




279 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights
Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery believes in an Eat Local approach to regional American gastropub fare. Artisanal craft brews, craft food and a contagious positive spirit define this eatery’s field to plate approach. Enjoy artisanal brews and daily menus aimed to support putting “the garden back in the Garden State.”


801 Washington Street, Cape May
A cutting edge restaurant in Cape May, The Washington Inn features one of the best wine cellars in South Jersey. Enjoy the wine bar for small plates or an intimate romantic meal in one of their five dining rooms, from their summer patio to a cozy fireside table.


360 Nassau Street, Princeton
The Whole Earth Center Café is Princeton’s gathering place for environmental activists and real food fans. Offering a full range of vegetarian dishes—from house made soups to salads to sandwiches to hot entrees—the Café sources much of their produce from NJ and PA farmers.

Article from Edible Jersey at http://ediblejersey.ediblecommunities.com/eat/local-restaurants-guide-new-jersey
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