Dining Guide

April 04, 2017
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REGIONAL RESTAURANT LISTING 


NORTH

100 STEPS, Cranford
40NORTH RESTAURANT GROUP
A TOUTE HEURE, Cranford
ALICE’S, Lake Hopatcong
ANDRE’S RESTAURANT, Sparta
ARTURO’S OSTERIA & PIZZERIA, Maplewood
THE BERNARDS INN, Bernardsville
BLACK HORSE TAVERN & PUB (40NORTH), Mendham
BUCKET & BAY GELATO and CAFÉ, Jersey City
COMMON LOT, Millburn
CRYSTAL TAVERN, Hardyston
DARK SIDE OF THE MOO, Jersey City
ENOTECA URSINO, Union
GEORGE & MARTHA’S (40NORTH), Morristown
GLADSTONE TAVERN, Gladstone
HARVEST RESTAURANTS
HUNTLEY TAVERNE, Summit
LE SALBUEN CAFE, Montclair
PILSENER HAUS & BIERGARTEN, Hoboken
RAZZA PIZZA ARTIGIANALE, Jersey City
SPUNTINO WINE BAR & ITALIAN TAPAS, Clifton
SQUIRREL & THE BEE, Short Hills
TENDERHILL, Whitehouse Station
TRAP ROCK RESTAURANT & BREWERY, Berkeley Heights
WINBERIE’S RESTAURANT AND BAR, Summit
THE WINDLASS RESTAURANT, Lake Hopatcong

CENTRAL

12 FARMS, Hightstown
ASBURY FESTHALLE & BIERGARTEN, Asbury Park
ASBURY OYSTER BAR, Asbury Park
THE BONNEY READ, Asbury Park
BRICK FARM TAVERN, Hopewell
CLYDZ, New Brunswick
DUKE FARMS CAFÉ, Hillsborough
ELEMENTS, Princeton
EMILY’S CAFÉ AND CATERING, Pennington
THE FROG AND THE PEACH, New Brunswick
JAMMIN’ CREPES, Princeton
LOVIN’ OVEN, Frenchtown
MARKET ROOST CATERING, RESTAURANT & BAKERY, Flemington
MATT’S RED ROOSTER GRILL, Flemington
MILFORD OYSTER HOUSE, Milford
MISTRAL, Princeton
NOMAD PIZZA, Hopewell and Princeton
THE SERGEANTSVILE INN, Sergeantsville
SKRATCH, Asbury Park
STAGE LEFT, New Brunswick
TALULA’S, Asbury Park
VIDALIA RESTAURANT, Lawrenceville
WHAT’S YOUR BEEF?, Rumson
WHOLE EARTH CENTER CAFÉ, Princeton

SOUTH

THE EBBITT ROOM, Cape May
FARM & THE FISHERMAN, Cherry Hill
FIN, Atlantic City
ROBIN’S NEST RESTAURANT, Mill Race Village, Mount Holly
THE TORTILLA PRESS, Collingswood
THE WASHINGTON INN, Cape May

Over the Border, PA

GOLDEN PHEASANT INN, Erwinna, PA


 

ALPHABETIC RESTAURANT DIRECTORY


12 FARMS

120 North Main Street, Hightstown
609.336.7746
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.

100 STEPS

215 Centennial Avenue, Cranford
908.276.6600
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!

40NORTH RESTAURANT GROUP

The 40NORTH Restaurant Group is comprised of six brands encompassing eleven locations throughout the Garden State including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, George & Martha’s American Grille, The Office Tavern Grill, The Office Beer Bar & Grill, Piattino Neighborhood Bistro and Steelworks Buffet & Grill at The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA.

A TOUTE HEURE

232 Centennial Avenue, Cranford
908.276.6600
A Toute Heure is well known for its dedication to local sourcing, seasonal cooking, and support of the local farming community. This year, ATH celebrates 9 years, with Executive Chef/Owner Andrea Carbine at the helm, continuing its traditions with a monthly changing menu that embraces all that the greater NJ area has to offer.

ALICE’S

24 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong
973.663.9600
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.

ANDRE’S RESTAURANT

112 Tomahawk Trail, Sparta
973.726.6000
Andre’s Restaurant opened in 1998 in Newton to rave reviews. Now 17 years later, owners Andre and Tracey deWaal have relocated to beautiful Seneca Lake in Sparta. This BYO highlights French cuisine with an Asian flair. Place yourself in the chef’s hands, relax and try the daily tasting menu—or create your own.

ARTURO’S OSTERIA & PIZZERIA


180 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood
973.378.5800
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.

ASBURY FESTHALLE & BIERGARTEN

527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park
732.997.8767
Bringing an authentic European experience to the Jersey Shore, this venue features a 9,000 square foot outdoor rooftop biergarten and a 6,000 square foot indoor hall with live music and long communal tables where strangers become friends. Their Austro-Hungarian menu is complemented by a choice of 100 imported and American beers (draft and bottled).

ASBURY OYSTER BAR


Convention Hall, Asbury Park
732.455-8500
Located in the historic Convention Hall on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, the Asbury Oyster Bar provides a unique dining experience offering a curated selection of shellfish, cheese, charcuterie, wine and cocktails. The full service cocktail bar has a collection of handcrafted mixed drinks to pair perfectly with your meals.

THE BERNARDS INN

27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville
908-766-0002
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.

THE BONNEY READ

525 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park
732.455.3352
A classic chowder house that offers inspired, sustainably procured and locally sourced seafood. The Bonney Read boasts an open kitchen and a raw bar with a rotating selection of oysters and clams. Their full bar showcases rums and wines from around the world. Open for lunch, dinner and happy hour.

BRICK FARM TAVERN

130 Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road, Hopewell
609.333.9200
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. Dinner served Tuesday through Sunday.

BUCKET & BAY GELATO and CAFÉ


150 Bay Street, Jersey City
201.503.5588
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.

CLYDZ

55 Paterson Street, New Brunswick
732.846.6521
Legendary for their martinis and cocktails, Clydz serves up creative food in an exclusive, speakeasy atmosphere. Make Clydz a downtown destination for an indulgent dinner, easy-going happy hour, or an expertly crafted libation. This restaurant offers fast-paced lunch service Monday through Friday and is open until 2am every night.

COMMON LOT

27 Main Street, Millburn
973.467.0494
Common Lot is a place for family and friends to gather and share great food and conversation. Their menu is globally inspired—with seasonal flavors, locally foraged produce and fresh ingredients, made with exceptional care and resulting in cosmopolitan dishes.

CRYSTAL TAVERN

1 Wild Turkey Way, Hardyston
855.977.6473
Crystal Tavern showcases the best of local New Jersey farmers and purveyors. Executive Chef Anthony Bucco crafts a menu that evolves with the seasons and pairs well with artisanal cocktails, microbrews and wines from Crystal Springs’ award-winning wine cellar. Breathtaking mountain and sunset views complement an extraordinary dining experience.

DARK SIDE OF THE MOO

52 Bowers Street, Jersey City
201.216.0495
Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Dark Side Of The Moo – The Exotic Meat Emporium restaurant and food trucks specialize in Americana with an exotic twist! Serving alligator, kangaroo, camel, wild boar and grass-fed yak raised in New Jersey, their game meats are all natural, lean, healthy and pasture raised.

DUKE FARMS CAFÉ

1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough
908.722.3700
Duke Farms is a leader in sustainable agriculture, using and selling local produce, meats and artisan foods in their café, onsite market, and seasonal farmers market. The Farm Barn Cafe presents a unique selection of delicious and reasonably priced sandwiches and salads for breakfast and lunch.

THE EBBITT ROOM

25 Jackson Street, Cape May
609.884.5700
The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel, in the heart of Cape May’s historic district, offers one of the area’s favorite dining experiences. With a dedicated farm-to-table philosophy, the Ebbitt Room uses the freshest ingredients from the property’s nearby 62-acre Beach Plum Farm to craft classic American cuisine, complemented by the restaurant’s sophisticated, yet casual, vibe.

ELEMENTS

66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
609.924.0078
Located in downtown Princeton, Scott Anderson’s Elements utilizes progressive, modern techniques to draw out the purest flavors of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create his trademark “interpretive American” cuisine, drawing inspiration from the earth, championing what grows nearby. Enjoy lunch or dinner, exceptional wines, handcrafted cocktails, and chef’s tasting menus.

EMILY’S CAFÉ AND CATERING

9 North Main Street, Pennington
609.730.1010
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!

FARM & THE FISHERMAN

1442 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill
856.356.2282
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.

THE FROG AND THE PEACH

29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick
732.846.3216
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.

GLADSTONE TAVERN

273 Main Street, Gladstone
908.234.9055
Chef/Owner Tom Carlin is passionate about his restaurant. He plans menus seasonally and makes good use of the Tavern’s proximity to local farms, visiting weekly during the season to source his menu. His cooking style allows ingredients to shine in his preparations. The Gladstone Tavern’s popularity reflects the fact that Carlin knows his audience.

GOLDEN PHEASANT INN

763 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna, PA
610.294.9595
This beautifully restored historic inn nestled along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA is perfect for a relaxed country meal, weekend getaway or a glass of wine on their outdoor terrace. Their menu is seasonal and reflects their culinary philosophy of serving fresh, sustainably produced food. Voted “Best Ambiance” and “Most Romantic” on OpenTable.

HARVEST RESTAURANTS

Harvest Restaurants’ unique properties offer seasonal menus showcasing local ingredients, award-winning wine lists, craft brews, and artfully designed interiors. 3 West and Urban Table (Basking Ridge), Grato and Tabor Road Tavern (Morris Plains), The Huntley Taverne (Summit), Roots Steakhouse (Summit, Morristown, Ridgewood), Trap Rock Restaurant and Brewery (Berkeley Heights), and Urban Table (Morristown).

HUNTLEY TAVERNE

3 Morris Avenue, Summit
908.273.3166
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.

JAMMIN’ CREPES

20 Nassau Street, Princeton
609.924.5387
Starting their journey in 2011 at the popular West Windsor Farmers Market and with their first storefront now open, Jammin’ Crepes’ mission remains the same: a celebration of local, regional farms wrapped in a crêpe with an ever-changing menu that highlights the very best local ingredients at their peak of freshness.

LE SALBUEN CAFE

97 Walnut Street, Montclair
201.622.8473
Building menus around a fusion of nutritious, sustainable and wildly delicious clean ingredients, chefs and owners John & Christina Salierno create “holistic comfort food” that nourishes your body, heart and mind. Offering organic, farm-to-table, grass-fed, vegetarian, vegan, paleo foods and juices, Le Salbuen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

LOVIN’ OVEN

62A Trenton Avenue (Route 29), Frenchtown
908.996.7714
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.

MARKET ROOST CATERING, RESTAURANT & BAKERY

65 Main Street, Flemington
908.788.4949
Since its creation in 1981 by chef and CIA graduate Norman Todd and pastry chef, food stylist, and event planner Carol Todd, Market Roost has been a true foodie destination, offering fresh, innovative foods with depth in flavor, incorporating locally grown ingredients. Also features prepared foods, catering, and extensive in-house bakery.

MATT’S RED ROOSTER GRILL

22 Bloomfield Avenue, Flemington
908.788.7050
Matt’s Red Rooster Grill is a contemporary American BYOB restaurant in downtown Flemington from renowned Chef/Owner Matt McPherson where great food, happy patrons and a wood-fired grill are the main focus. Matt utilizes local ingredients and adds twists to classic dishes to create a menu infused with seasonal flavors.

MILFORD OYSTER HOUSE

92 Water Street, Milford
908.995.9411
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.

MISTRAL

66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
609.688.8808
Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Mistral offers a stunning mix of taste, style and atmosphere. James Beard-nominated chefs Scott Anderson and Ben Nerenhausen place a superlative emphasis on fresh ingredients, creating a variety of culturally influenced, inventive small plates for guests to savor and share.

NOMAD PIZZA

10 E Broad Street, Hopewell 609.466.6623
301 N Harrison Street, Princeton 609.285.5187
Nomad Pizza proudly features locally grown organic produce and all natural meats when available to ensure their customers enjoy the freshest, most delectable wood-fired brick oven pizza. With two locations in NJ, plus a restored 1949 REO Speedwagon “food truck,” Nomad pizza can also come to you.

PILSENER HAUS & BIERGARTEN

Grand and 15th Streets, Hoboken
201.683.5465
With a turn-of-the-century bier hall and an adjoining, sunny biergarten, the Pilsener Haus offers an array of sausages, schnitzels, strudels, and pretzels, along with vegetarian and even gluten-free options. Choose from over 20 premium drafts and over 50 European and American craft beers by the bottle.

RAZZA PIZZA ARTIGIANALE

275 Grove Street, Jersey City
201.356.9348
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.

ROBIN’S NEST RESTAURANT

2 Washington Street, Mill Race Village, Mount Holly
609.261.6149
The Robin’s Nest is an independent eco-friendly restaurant devoted to customer service. Their menu offers an eclectic mix of favorites with a French American flair using the best available ingredients from local farms, featuring many vegetarian and gluten free dishes. The outdoor waterside patio often offers live music and is always dog friendly.

THE SERGEANTSVILE INN

601 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Sergeantsville
609.397.3700
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.

SKRATCH

649 Mattison Avenue, Asbury Park
732.455.5116
From farm to table, everything great starts from Skratch! Located just two blocks from the Asbury Park train station, Skratch is an ideal place to bring the family or a date. With everything from salads to burgers to grits, their menu is “New American” with an emphasis on fresh.

SPUNTINO WINE BAR & ITALIAN TAPAS

70 Kingsland Road, Clifton
973.661.2435
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas set out with the goal of introducing a wonderful breadth of world-class international wine that is paired with an expansive Italian, small plate menu. With over 50 wines by the glass and over 150 by the bottle, Spuntino really does have something for everyone.

SQUIRREL & THE BEE

515 Millburn Avenue, Short Hills
973.376.4888
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.

STAGE LEFT

5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
732.828.4444
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.

TALULA’S

550 Cookman Avenue #108, Asbury Park
732.455.3003
Talula’s keeps the oven aglow from sunrise to sundown, with a bakery, restaurant and bar menu designed to celebrate local flavors and artisanal dishes. Enjoy fresh, sophisticated and deceptively simple recipes that define Talula’s hand-crafted pizza, sandwiches, salads and signature cocktails.

TENDERHILL

405 US. Highway 22 East, Whitehouse Station
908.823.0234
At Tenderhill, they believe a connection to nature is the most important aspect of eating. By sourcing ingredients from their farmer friends, their own garden, and foraging trips, they serve guests more than just a meal, but also a bridge back to nature. Hunterdon County is lush and beautiful. Taste how good it is.

THE TORTILLA PRESS

703 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856.869.3345
The Tortilla Press is known for its fresh flavors and close relationship with NJ farms and farmers through the Collingswood farmers market. Taste the difference that alliance makes! Their Farm to Fork menu spotlights the best of New Jersey’s seasonal produce and fruit.

TRAP ROCK RESTAURANT & BREWERY

279 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights
908.665.1755
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.”

VIDALIA RESTAURANT

21 Phillips Avenue, Lawrenceville
609.896.4444
Vidalia Restaurant, located in the heart of Lawrenceville, features Chef Salvatore Scarlata’s classic Italian cuisine with an eclectic flair. One of the top Italian restaurants in the state, and dubbed “Lawrenceville’s Best Kept Secret,” Vidalia offers a quaint, cozy atmosphere and unbeatable combinations of flavors.

THE WASHINGTON INN

801 Washington Street, Cape May
609.884.5697
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.

WHAT’S YOUR BEEF?

21 W River Road, Rumson
732.842.6205
The Rumson dining staple now owned and operated by chef and restaurateur Marilyn Schlossbach, What’s Your Beef offers quality steak and seafood dishes while upholding Chef Marilyn’s commitment to locally sourced ingredients and ongoing collaborations with local purveyors. Discover this evolving eatery for seasonal fare.

WHOLE EARTH CENTER CAFÉ

360 Nassau Street, Princeton
609.924.7429
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.

WINBERIE’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

2 Kent Place Blvd, Summit
908.277.4224
A full service, casual restaurant and bar delivering high quality, simple meals. With attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere, Winberie’s reflects the friendly, easy going mood of a stylish, neighborhood bistro. Specializing in true American flavors, they offer small batch liquors, including craft beer and carefully selected wine.

THE WINDLASS RESTAURANT

45 Nolan’s Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong
973.663.3190
A new and true Lake Hopatcong experience! The “Antique Boat” bar, airy dining areas and porch enhance a menu showcasing hand selected ingredients crafted in a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring a wood-burning pizza oven and Tuscan grill. Enjoy authentic Italian, Italian-American and sushi with thoughtfully paired wines and mixology creations.

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