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How to Get to New Brunswick NJ

New Brunswick is easily accessed from exit 10 off of the New Jersey Turnpike or off of route 18 or route 1 in Middlesex county NJ. Click here for a google Map of this area

 

Day Trip to New Brunswick NJ

THINGS TO DO IN NEW BRUNSWICK NJ



Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum New Brunswick, NJ 732-932-7237

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum New Brunswick NJAwesome Art Museum that's easy on the wallet!

Our first stop in New Brunswick was the Jane Voorhees Zimmerili Art Museum located on 71 Hamilton Street. We were pleasantly surprised when we learned that admission was free! You couldn't find a better way to spend three hours of your day for absolutely no cost at all. The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum was immaculately clean and very nicely set up. The artwork collections range from 19th century early American and European to some amazing Russian Soviet displays. Great non-conformist art was also on display, as well as lithographs.



Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum New Brunswick NJVery romantic lighting and large spacey galleries
The Zimmerli Art Museum's collections comprise a number of areas of focus and total 50,000 works of art. The museum itself is quite big and there is a lot of space to walk around without ever feeling crowded. The lighting is very moody and subtly romantic. This is a great way to start off your day trip in New Brunswick, Whether on a romantic excursion for just the two of you, or with the kids. The Museum has two children's areas where they can draw and learn about children's illustrations from famous Children's books


Cultural Attractions in New Brunswick NJ

The State Theatre

 
 
 


 
 
Glass Woods Tavern at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ
 
Lobby next to Glass Woods Tavern

Glass Woods Tavern Lobby Hyatt Regency New Brunswick NJNext you can grab a Martini at the Glass woods tavern and sip on it in the posh lobby as you people watch. The lobby is very comfortable and a bit upscale as is the Tavern.









Glass Woods Tavern


Glass Woods Tavern Hyatt Regency New Brunswick NJVery nice interior where you can take the opportunity to enjoy one of their specialty infused-vodka cocktails while watching the game on any one of their 27 plasma televisions. Cool upscale Poolroom where Pool play is free!







Awesome Staff at the Glass Woods Tavern

Glass Woods Tavern Staff Hyatt Regency New Brunswick NJWe had a lot of fun with the staff at the Glass Woods Tavern in New Brunswick. Pictured to the left is (from left to right) Ricky, Alexandra and Fernando. They were all very accommodating and gave us much History of the Hotel and area. Alexandria knew all the hotspots in New Brunswick and gave us great ideas of where to go and what to do on our day trip.


 

 

Two restaurants in New Brunswick worth visiting:
 

Hotoke Restaurant
350 George St., New Brunswick NJ

Hotoke is a new restaurant, lounge and sushi bar right in the middle of downtown New Brunswick on 350 George Street. We haven't eaten here yet, but the menu looks awesome and the locals say it's very good. The interior is sophisticated and smart. We loved the beautiful use of reds browns and golds throughout, as it really gives it a swanky yet classy feel. Thursday nights are the hot nights at Hotoke as it gets a good younger party crowd! Well worth a visit if you're a sushi fan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthur's Tavern Steak House
North Brunswick NJ

How do you write a review for Arthur's Tavern in North Brunswick (right on the border of New Brunswick)? It seems to have been a fixture here for years. We have always loved Arthur's but lately have mixed emotions. It seems to be more hit and miss than in the past and consistency is not guaranteed. The recent new owners have merged with Harold's Deli and now there are even more oversized portions on the menu. The main reason to visit here is their famous oversized Delmonico steaks, and the pork chops are awesome too! The reason that we cannot jump out of our seats for Athur's anymore is well, for three reasons really. The interior decor has not been updated in years, the price of the steak keeps rising and, lastly, because you just never know what kind of cut of steak you are going to get. Sometimes it is on the fatty side. But we are nitpicking here. Arthurs is still well worth a visit for a 22 oz. steak and a 32 oz. beer! Yum!

 
 
 
Other cool attractions in New Brunswick
 
 
Jersey Subs - best in the area!
 
 

The Heldrich 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 732-729-4670

The Heldrich Hotel
The Heldrich Hotel is located in the center of New Brunswick. Perfect for a weekend getaway to visit the theaters, museums and many restaurants in walking distance of the hotel. The innovative interior is breathtaking to the eye. This is surely one of New Brunswick's best kept secrets. The hotel also offers meeting space for business travelers. See more about the Heldrich below.


 
 
More about the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick:
 
Cool Staff outside of the Heldrich Hotel

Very helpful staff told us all about area attractions and gave us some heads up about the Heldrich itself.
These two parking valets out front were extremely helpful and polite. After speaking with them we were even more convinced that this was a great place to stay.

 
 
 
 
 
Christopher's Bar & Restaurant New Brunswick

Christopher's has a menu that is sure to please everyone. The restaurant is sophisticated and chic. The bar area is separate and has several TV's for sports fans. One of the problems that we encountered when we walked in, was that the bartender on duty that day was more interested in the races on TV and reading his text messages than to give us the good service we expected from such an upscale Hotel.
 
 
 

Christopher's bar Dining area


The dining area in Christopher's is quite relaxing. It is casual with a hint of an upscale feel. You can either eat in the bar area or in a separate area in the back which is a bit more secluded. Overall we had a pretty good time at Christopher's.


 
 
 
 
 

Other Lodging in New Brunswick NJ:

University Inn & Conference Center at Rutgers
178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 732-932-9144 


Restaurants in New Brunswick NJ - Best Places to eat in New Brunswick NJ

Glass Woods Tavern
2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ
732-867-2300
Glass Woods Tavern provides a unique dining experience, unlike any other. Enjoy Chef Titus's specialty designed menu featuring regional American cuisine while experiencing exceptional service by our attentive staff. You may also take the opportunity to enjoy one of our specialty infused-vodka cocktails while watching the game on any of our 27 plasma televisions. Hours: 6:30am - 10:00pm Daily, with light fare until 12:00am. Reservations: 732-867-2300


Stuff Yer Face
49 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
732-247-1727
Stuff Yer Face Cool Restaurants in Central NJ New BrunswickStuff Yer Face, located on Rutgers University’s campus in New Brunswick, NJ, is the hot spot for local residents. This restaurant, open since 1977, is famous for their Strombolis and beer. You can find a wide variety of strombolis at this restaurant, including a Pizza Boli, OP Boli or even a Six Cheese Boli. Other items the restaurant serves include pizza, burgers, sandwiches and giant pretzels. If you are looking for a great beer to go with your food, check out Stuff Yer Face's awesome beer menu. You will find a wide selection of beer from around the world at this restaurant!

Clydz
55 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ
732-846-6521

Casual, cozy & fun atmosphere. Located close to theaters in the heart of New Brunswick, across from the courthouse. Sexy upscale full service bar with fireplaces and aquariums. Very extensive martini menu. Come try some really cool and unusual food like ostrich or wild fowl soup. Great place for just the two of you or to meet other singles. Open 7 days. Late Night Menu. Reservations & All Major Credit Cards Accepted. Owned & Operated by Mike Parla.
 
 
Delta's
19 Dennis Street, New Brunswick, NJ
732-249-1551
Celebrating the Spirit of the South with Fine Southern Cuisine. Live Jazz and R&B on weekends. Private parties and banquets. Dinner available at the bar. Hours: Sun: 12 - 8pm, Mon: closed, Tues/Wed: 5pm - 12am, Thu - Sat: 5 pm - 2 am. Neat Casual Attire. Friday and Saturday Reservations Recommended
 
 
 
 
 
Harvest Moon Brewery Cafe
392 George Street, New Brunswick NJ
732-249-6666

In a college town a Brew Pub cannot really go wrong. The Harvest moon has live music on weekends, very good food, and most importantly great beer! Harvest moon is different every time you visit. Sometimes quiet sometimes loud and sometimes it dead. Hours: Daily 11:30am - 2am.
 
 
 
 
 
The Frog and The Peach
29 Dennis Street at Hiram Square, New Brunswick, NJ
732-846-3216
America's Top Tables Award - Gourmet Magazine
The most winning restaurant in New Jersey Monthly's Readers' Poll History. Extraordinary American Cuisine. Group and Party Planning made easy. 2 blocks from the theaters, next door to the Hyatt Regency. D
inner Every Night, Lunch Weekdays. Walk-ins Welcome, Saturday Reservations Recommended. Neat Casual Attire - Smoke Free.
 
 

Sahara Restaurant
165 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
732-246-3020

Sahara Restaurant Best New Brunswiuck NJ RestaurantsSahara Restaurant is located in the heart of New Brunswick and offers diners a truly unique dining experience. They serve delectable Mediterranean dishes, traditional dishes as well as a wide variety of low fat and vegetarian plates. Guests can enjoy items such as chicken kebabs, salmon, roasted eggplant and falafels. They try to have something for everyone and always seek to provide the best service.

When you dine at Sahara Restaurant, you will enter a beautiful building with wonderful décor and a lively ambiance. The lighting is dim making your dining experience relaxing and fun.
 
Hansel N' Griddle
112 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ
732-846-9727
Hansel N’ Griddle, a breakfast and brunch restaurant with two locations in New Brunswick, serves delectable American dishes to their guests. On the menu you will find a wide variety of food, not just eggs and pancakes! They serve sandwiches, burgers, salads, smoothies and even jumbo wings! If you choose to order from this restaurant’s “Hit List,” you are sure to get one of the staff’s picks of a great meal. Everyone can find something they love at Hansel N’ Griddle!
 
 
Old Man Rafferty's
120 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ
732-249-7500
Old Man Rafferty's is a good down home fun bar with very good food. Always has a good crowd and is the perfect place to meet for a drink before hitting the town. Rafferty's has a cool outside seating area set back off the street (pictured here). The bartender was very friendly and accommodating. We had a few appetizers that were very tasty, although they were a little small on the portion side.
 
 
 
 
Due Mari
78 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ
732-296-1600
A celebration of creative Italian flavors and ingredients. Due Mari has a posh bar and a wonderful inventive menu. The wait staff is extremely well-trained and professional. The food is a bit pricey, but this is an upscale restaurant and is well worth every penny! They have private dining rooms, live music, wine dinners and many special events.
 
 
 
 

The Old Bay
61-63 Church St., New Brunswick, NJ
732-246-3111

An authentic recreation of a 19th Century New Orleans bistro where every day is Mardi Gras! Though the menu includes a variety of French Creole dishes, there is something for everybody - including some truly innovative preparations of prime steaks and fresh fish.

Live Blues and Jazz, DJ entertainment, drink specials and an award winning beer list have made The Old Bay Restaurant a very popular, warm and welcoming hotspot in New Brunswick. Neat, casual attire is requested and reservations are recommended.
 
Efes Mediterranean Grill
32 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
732-249-4100
Efes Mediterranean Grill in New Brunswick offers guests a vast selection of fish and seafood dishes, as well as hot and cold appetizers, yogurt entrees and, for people in search of a more traditional dish, burgers, salads and sandwiches. The environment at Efes is casual, fun and relaxed. The service is always superb at this restaurant and guests love that the prices do not break the bank. This is the place to go if you are looking for a delicious, yet affordable, Mediterranean meal in Middlesex County!
 

 
Panico's Italian Restaurant
103 Church St., New Brunswick, NJ
732-545-6100

Panico's is known for fine wines and classic, innovative Italian cuisine. The artistically presented dishes are splendid examples of Italian cuisine at its finest.

Situated on Church Street, steps away from the Hyatt Hotel and just three blocks from New Brunswick's Theater District, this is a great place to grab a bite to eat. Enjoy live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. Private Rooms are available and reservations are strongly suggested.
 
Sapporo
375 George St., New Brunswick, NJ
732-828-3888
Relaxing Japanese ambiance that is perfect for enjoying sushi and hibachi. Some locals say that it is not as good as it used to be but we did not try it for ourselves. There is a sushi bar and liquor bar available for guests.

Sapporo is open for dinner 7 days a week and lunch Monday - Friday. It is one block from Route 27, one block from the Hyatt Regency and only two blocks from the theaters.
 
 
Catherine Lombardi
3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
732-296-9463

Catherine Lombardi Cool Restaurants in New Brunswick NJLocated above Stage Left Restaurant, Catherine Lombardi Restaurant has been providing residents of New Brunswick with exquisite American food for a number of years. Their restaurant has two large fireplaces and an elegant bar where guests can relax, unwind and enjoy a great meal.

Serving dinner desserts and drinks, you will find delicious dishes such as pork chops, pasta swordfish and so much more!

Stage Left
5 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
732-828-4444
The finest contemporary American cuisine in all of Central NJ. Stage left boasts a friendly and knowledgeable staff and "one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world" -Wine Spectator Magazine

FunNewJersey.com raves that Stage Left restaurant has the best Cheeseburger in all of New Jersey and that it surely is... Worth Every Penny."

 
 
Theatre and Ballet in New Brunswick NJ

American Repertory Ballet
Cabaret Theatre
Crossroads Theatre Company
George Street Playhouse
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers Film Co-op/ New Jersey Media Arts Center
Livingston Theatre Company
The State Theatre

Museums and Galleries in New Brunswick NJ

Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
33 Livingston Avenue,
New Brunswick, NJ
732-932-7511

Elizabeth Anne Seton Memorial Gallery
St. Peter's High School
75 Somerset Street,
New Brunswick, NJ

Gallery at Crossroads
7 Livingston Avenue,
New Brunswick, NJ
732-545-8100

American Hungarian Foundation
300 Somerset Street,
New Brunswick, NJ
732-846-5777

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
71 Hamilton Street,
New Brunswick, NJ
732-932-7237

Koryo Gallery
118 Easton Avenue,
New Brunswick, NJ
732-846-0556


Rutgers Geology Museum
Rutgers University Geology Hall, 2nd Floor
85 Somerset Street,
New Brunswick, NJ
848-932-7243

Rabbet Gallery
120 Georges Road,
New Brunswick, NJ
732-828-5150

Visual Arts League
1007 Old Bridge Tpk.,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-254-7611

 

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