New Jersey

Restaurants in New Jersey

From seafood, steaks, hot dogs, New Jersey restaurants have it all. Be sure to check out some of the Garden State’s many fine food trucks—it’s a little-known fact that the food truck craze actually began in New Jersey! Go downtown to Jersey City and nibble on some Thai appetizers, homemade and hand rolled pasta or thick slices of rib eye. End your day with a treat from Carlos’ Bakery in Hoboken. New Jersey restaurants will not disappoint.

The Avenue in Long Branch is a beachfront bistro. They do a salt-crusted whole fish with fresh side vegetables that are worth visiting for alone. The cuisine has a Mediterranean style. Chef Filoni is one of the state’s premiere cooks, and his eatery is on any short list of the top restaurants in New Jersey.

The Cranbury Inn is an amazing historical treat. Its Camden restaurant is two 1700 stagecoaches hobbled together. There’s also a large banquet hall, with pine paneling and a priceless dinner plate collection. The Cranbury Inn serves dinner and lunch. In Princeton, there are quite a few enticing restaurants. Frequent the Antoinette C., a local favorite, for fresh homemade Italian delights. Have a fresh baked cannoli for dessert.

One of the best restaurants in New Jersey is Amanda’s, on Hoboken’s Washington Street. The cuisine is French and American, and the blue cheese potatoes are known worldwide. Couple the potatoes with the striped bass to maximize your gastronomic enjoyment.

Head to this classic diner for Black Angus burgers survey up under neon lights.

The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel has a cheeky style (Louis XIV chairs in bright-white crocodile leather) invites the question, Does Cape May need foie gras?Probably not, but enjoy the pistachio-dusted scallops and impressive cheese plate nonetheless.

An Atlantic City institution that soldiers on in the shadow of the glitzy casinos. The Sub Shop is fiercely independent, with oddball rules - if you want a beverage to go with your meal, the cashier will reluctantly make change of a dollar bill so you can use the soda machine.

European-style bistro

Having dazzled New Yorkers with his unexpectedly refined cooking at Buddakan, chef Michael Schulson now masterminds the Pan-Asian small-plates menu at this loungy casino restaurant.

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This Seaside Heights restaurant is the place for Italian by the shore—share the Mozzarella Tower with roasted peppers and dive into chicken Parm or pasta.

At the teeny corner restaurant, career chefs craft crab cakes and seafood bisque, followed by classic bread pudding.

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.