Restaurants in New Jersey
A BYOB seafood restaurant
The only Northeast restaurant helmed by chef Michael Mina. Try the lychee gimlet at the bar before sampling the lobster potpie.
Lively bar and bistro
This swank spot known for using local ingredients, but don’t rule out the excellent burgers at the bar.
Do not show up at 7 p.m. or you will be informed of a one-hour wait and be handed a vibrating beeper.
The Chef: Grill master/Iron Chef Bobby Flay cornered the market on southwestern cuisine in New York City in 1991 with Mesa Grill, then expanded to Las Vegas and the Bahamas.
The bistro serves inventive fare like scallops over rock shrimp potato pancakes.
A take-out shop with a brisk trade in expertly done, house-made ravioli (pumpkin, lobster) and sauce (marinara, vodka).
This cozy, romantic restaurant serves Provençale French (bouillabaisse, rack of lamb) with Van Gogh murals on the walls and ceilings. Bring your own bottle .