THE TOP 10 BEST RESTAURANTS IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
Restaurants Northern NJ
Mausam Restaurant Secaucus NJ 201-869-3663 Best Indian Restaurant! Authentic Indian Cuisine prepared and served with American style. Mausam is a must if you enjoy Indian food or you want to try it for the first time. Fresh and flavorful Indian cuisine prepared to your taste. Mausam also offers full bar service. Highly Recommended!
Highlawn Pavilion West Orange NJ 973-731-3463 Spectacular view of the New York skyline and unbelievably gorgeous decor. Did we mention that the Highlawn Pavilion boasts some of the best American Fare in all of Northern New Jersey? You will not be disappointed at this famous NJ mainstay. Highly Recommended!
Cafe Archetypus Edgewater NJ 201-941-0609 Very Ronamtic! One of Edgewater's best kept secrets. Sitting in one of the candlelit caves is a very unique experience and is one of the most romantic atmospheres in all of NJ! The unique decor truly makes this a one of a kind destination not to be missed.
The Manor Restaurant West Orange NJ 973-731-2360 Best Overall! Beautiful and Elegant dining. You can stroll through beautiful gardens, walk past magnificent fountains or enjoy a romantic after dinner dance. The Manor is truly a wondrous feast for the eyes as well as for the palate! Highly Recommended!
Dino & Harry's Steak house Hoboken NJ 201-659-6202 Best Steakhouse! Dino & Harry's offers up an amazing strip steak, cut and aged in house. Dig into a 48 ounce porter house in true old-school Jersey style. A must visit if in the Hoboken area. Great wine list.
Restaurants Northern NJ
San Marzano Pasta Bar Westfield, NJ 908-232-3222 Best Pasta Bar! San Marzano Pasta Bar prides itself on providing wholesome, home-style Italian cooking served with quickness. The restaurant's chefs value freshness, making their sauces, pesto and dressings from scratch each day. Along with firing up crispy pizzas, chefs also oversee the restaurant's namesake pasta bar, where guests craft build-your-own home-style dishes out of numerous pastas and sauces. San Marzano also caters to every event!
Trattoria Fresco Bernardsville NJ 908-221-0040 Best Italian! Rich authentic Italian cuisine that is too good to be true. One try of this restaurant and you will be hard pressed to go anywhere else. The lasagna is a must try! One of the best Italian restaurants in Northern NJ. BYOB Highly Recommended!
Fascino Montclair NJ 973-233-0350 The service is awesome. The food is awesome. The decor is elegant. The short ribs are delectable. The desserts are dreamy. Roll it all up and you've got one of the best restaurants in all of NJ! Highly Recommended!
Edwards SteakHouse Jersey City NJ 201-761-0000 Best SteakHouse! Located in a newly renovated 1800's brownstone in Historic Downtown Jersey City, Edward's Steakhouse offers the finest in New York style steaks, chops, and seafood in a comfortable, upscale setting. A bit on the pricey side.
Restaurant Serenade Chatham NJ 973-701-0303 Best French! Exquisite light French-influenced food in a beautiful atmosphere. Dinner at this jewel-like restaurant has been described as the "truly luxurious eating." A must try for any New Jersey Native.
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Editorial Pick for the Best Contemporary American in Northern NJ!
Pluckemin Inn 359 Route 202 South, Bedminster NJ, 908-658-9292 As soon as you walk in the door, you know you'll be in for a nice surprise! The Pluckemin Inn is a contemporary American restaurant that brings a top level of food, wine and service you might expect to find in a big city, but presents it all in a warm and inviting atmosphere, right here in North-Central New Jersey.
Editorial Pick for the Best "Old reliable" Italian restuarant in Northern NJ!
Casa Dante 737 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 201-795-2750 This is by far one of the best all-time classic Italian restaurants in all of NJ. We love Casa Dante because it has been so amazingly consistent for so many years. The food is always excellent and the waitstaff has always been more than just very professional. This old standby continues to produce time after time on every level. If you'd like to visit a real classic Italian restuarant and take in an old world delightful ambiance, then head over to Casa Dante. It's worth a visit just to see how special each and every plate is prepared and for the auspicious opportunity to taste their wonderful red sauces!
Best Decor Northern New Jersey
Chakra 144 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ 201-556-1530 The decor of this place was pretty awesome! Chakra has huge canopy seating areas with very comfortable cushions. Very nice place to bring a date in Northern NJ.
Best American Cuisine in Northern NJ
Blue Morel 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 973-451-2619 New American Cuisine, Sushi, Seafood Raw Bar & Wine Bar. The Blue Morel prides itself on providing a true farm to table experience. The chefs combine the finest seasonal ingredients from local, regional, organic and sustainable farms in the NJ area.
Best French in Northern NJ
Le rendez-vous 520 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 908-931-0888 Very cozy informal restaurant with French prints and paintings on the walls. The food is excellent. Simple menu but very consistent.
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Best places to eat in Northern NJ
We want to try to steer you in the right direction for some great eating. We hope you enjoy exploring the restaurants we have listed here. If you're looking for a place to take a date, see our picks for the top 10 most romantic restaurants in NJ.