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Restaurants in New Jersey

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these New Jersey restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best New Jersey restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in New Jersey to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best New Jersey restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in New Jersey.

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  • Anton's at The Swan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This swank spot known for using local ingredients, but don’t rule out the excellent burgers at the bar. More
  • Avenue, Long Branch

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    By the same owners as Le Club, this French restaurant prepares plates such as steamed mussels, steak frites, and braised lamb shank, served beachfr... More
  • Black Trumpet

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The bistro serves inventive fare like scallops over rock shrimp potato pancakes. More
  • Bobby Flay Steak

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Bobby's Burger Palace, Eatontown

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 ... More
  • Bobby's Burger Palace, Paramus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 ... More
  • Brass Rail

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Circa, High Bridge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    European-style bistro More
  • Cool Scoops

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Save room for the Go Ape Daddy-O, a classic banana split at this old-fashioned ice cream shop decked out with jukeboxes and vintage Cadillac front-... More
  • Doo Wop Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Head to this classic diner for Black Angus burgers survey up under neon lights. More
  • Dune, Margate

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A BYOB seafood restaurant More
  • Ebbitt Room

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 n... More
  • Fink's Funky Chicken & Ribs

  • Freda's Cafe & Deli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    At the teeny corner restaurant, career chefs craft crab cakes and seafood bisque, followed by classic bread pudding. More
  • Izakaya at the Borgata

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Having dazzled New Yorkers with his unexpectedly refined cooking at Buddakan, chef Michael Schulson now masterminds the Pan-Asian small-plates menu... More

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