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101 Most Romantic Restaurants in NJ

Ok so your a romantic but you are not sure which restaurants are classy, which have white linens and ultimately which are the most romantic so you can really impress your date or spouse. Well worry no longer. We have spent countless hours doing the research so we could bring you the best all inclusive list of the best 101 most romantic restaurants. Be assured that these are surely the finest most romantic restaurants in all of NJ

Bella Luce Best Italian Restaurant NJBella Luce 
Northern New Jersey
507 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110 973-661-4300

Bella Luce Restaurant & Bar is one of Northern New Jersey's most exciting new Italian Restaurants. Located in beautiful Nutley, NJ, Bella Luce offers an innovative Italian cuisine including authentic and traditional dishes infused with Chef Erm Firmani's creativity. From homemade pasta to delicious meat and fish entrees, Chef Erm crafts each dish using the finest selection of ingredients. Bella Luce also offers a thirty-seat bar with a vast wine selection and choice of signature cocktails. Every Thursday Night, Bella Luce offers live entertainment including some of the area's top DJs and musical bands.

Scarborough Fair Restaurants in NJScarborough Fair
Central Jersey
1414 Meeting House Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 732-223-6658
A romantic dinner here will help to keep your marriage young! Scarborough Fair has an unbelievable storybook setting. Their multilevel seating makes this restaurant charming and unique. Scarborough Fair is enthralling, seductive, romantic and very private. Each dining room has a matchless personality of its own. Enjoy their delicious New American cuisine and homemade desserts.

The Frenchtown Inn
Central Jersey
7 Bridge St. Frenchtown, NJ 908-996-3300
The small town of Frenchtown surely adds to the charm of this quaint restaurant. The simple beauty and scenic country location on the banks of the Delaware River make the Frenchtown Inn a perfect venue for a remarkable dinner or a truly outstanding private event. With unique dishes like their "Roast Sliced Pork Tenderloin over Applewood Smoked Bacon Risotto" the night is sure to be perfect! There is a no Jeans dress Policy.

The Bernards Inn NJ Top Ten Most Romantic RestaurantsThe Bernards Inn The Bernards Inn Top Ten Romantic Restaurants NJ
Central Jersey
27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 908-766-0002
Romance is always on the menu at The Bernards Inn, a critically and guest acclaimed restaurant that is renowned for romantic dining in the Garden State and beyond. With its genteel old-Hollywood feel, stone fireplaces, high ceilings, gleaming woodwork and stone terrace lush with greens, the Inn is a one-of-a-kind dining destination. As NJ’s only AAA four diamond restaurant and boutique hotel, the restaurant and library piano bar offers Progressive American cuisine and an award-winning wine list. Dine on innovative dishes created from the freshest ingredients from the Inn’s garden and the finest local food purveyors. Turn your dining experience into an overnight escape with one of the Inn’s many romantic getaway packages.

The Olde Mill Inn Best Romantic Restaurants in Central NJGrain House at the Olde Mill Inn The Olde Mill Inn Great Romantic Restaurants in NJ
Central Jersey

225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 800-585-4461

Operated under the supervision of Executive Chef Luca Carvello, The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn serves classic American cuisine to its patrons. The restaurant offers a wonderful lunch, dinner and dessert menu with highly popular dishes such as calamari, Famous Grain House Chili, burgers and, of course, steaks and fish. On Saturdays guests can expect to indulge in a beautifully prepared a la carte brunch/lunch menu and an expansive brunch buffet on Sundays. The romantic atmosphere allows couples to fully enjoy both their meals and their company.

Bonfire Restaurant romantic restaurants in Northern NJ Spirit Cruises
Northern New Jersey
Cruising out of New Jersey 1-800-700-0735
When planning an enchanting evening in NJ, nothing compares to the unique setting and incredible views of the harbor while enjoying dinner. With the city skyline as your picture-perfect backdrop, Spirit Cruises provides the perfect setting, guaranteed to transform your night out into a memorable one. Treat your special someone to delightful cuisine and specialty cocktails alongside sights the Statue of Liberty and underneath the Brooklyn Bridge!

La Cipollina Ristorante Best Romantic Restaurants Throughout NJLa Cipollina Ristorante 
Central Jersey
16 W. Main St., Freehold, NJ 732-308-3830

At La Cipollina Ristorante, one of Freehold, NJ’s most romantic dining establishments, you and your significant other will be treated to a warm and inviting atmosphere, good food and customer service that will make the experience memorable. Your menu options at this intimate restaurant in NJ include a variety of small plate options, cheese plates and even an a la carte menu. You are sure to get the Italian cuisine you love, prepared to perfection, at this BYOB romantic restaurant!

Pearl Restaurant 
North Jersey
17 South Broad Street, Ridgewood, NJ, 201-857-5100
The Pearl Restaurant expertly prepares American Nouvelle Cuisine using only the freshest, exquisitely prepared foods.  Their chef prepares the finest meat, fish and vegetables selected from the market daily. The pastas are homemade and deserts are prepared tableside. Dinner is served seven days a week in the elegant dining room. Bring your favorite wine to compliment your delicious dinner.

Scalini Fedeli best italian restaurant NJScalini Fedeli
Northern New Jersey
63 Main Street Chatham, NJ 973-701-9200

Very romantic Tuscan Villa dining room with high vaulted ceilings and antique pine floors. The restaurant was constructed inside of a 260-year-old New Jersey farmhouse. The charm, Old world Tuscan feel and soft lighting evokes the feeling that you are in the private house of royalty. BYOB and prepare for a very special evening.

Cafe Mattise
Northern New Jersey
167 Park Ave. Rutherford, NJ 201-935-2995
This very well may be the best restaurant in the entire state of NJ. The service is truly amazing and the food is considered exquisite, extraordinary to perfect by many of the big critics. A BYOB gem located in an old firehouse that just sizzles with romantic ambience. You will fall in love all over again in here. A new wine shop is now located next door. The beautiful outside garden is very romantic and is reminiscent of Barcelona Spain. 

Ivy Inn Hasbrouck Heights NJIvy Inn 
North Jersey

268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 201-393-7699

One of New Jerseys top 10 best restaurants. A romantic historic stagecoach Inn. On Thursday Friday and Saturdays you can sit by the fireplace and listen to Jazz piano while sipping on your favorite wine. A very "romantic I-love-you-spot" in Northern NJ. The Ivy Inn also offers a fabulous Sunday brunch.

The Ebbitt room
Southern New Jersey
25 Jackson St. Cape May, NJ 609-884-5700
Located in the historic district of Cape May in The Virginia Hotel. The Superb Creatively prepared dishes and romantic atmosphere will surely make this a memorable experience. This is one of the best hotel restaurants in South Jersey. They offer sweet romantic packages.

 Honorable Mention for most romantic Dining in NJ

Bernards Inn - Bernardsville - Central NJ - Distinctive and very Romantic!
Whispers - Spring LakeCentral NJ - Best unknown in Monmouth County
The Dining Room at Anthony Davids - HobokenNorthern NJ - Very romantic Italian
Stone House - WarrenNorthern NJ - Very Unique and very pretty decor
Undici - Rumson - Central NJ - Beautiful food in a beautiful town
Blue Bottle Cafe - Hopewell Central NJ - Relaxed BYOB - pretty decor

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See our picks for the Most Romantic Restaurants by region below this section

Most Romantic Italian Restaurant in NJ Undici Restaurant
Best Italian in NJ. Located in Rumson, NJ. Central NJ
Romantic Steakhouse in NJ The Chophouse
Best NJ Steakhouse. Located in Gibbsboro, NJ. Southern NJ
Romantic American Cuisine Restaurant NJ Nicholas
Best American in NJ. Located in Middletown, NJ. Central NJ
Most Romantic Italian Restaurant in Northern NJ Scalini Fedeli
Best Italian in NJ. Located in Chatham, NJ. Northern NJ
Romantic Outdoor Dining in NJ Chart House
Best Outdoor Dining in NJ. Located in Rumson, NJ. Central NJ
Romantic Seafood Restaurants in NJ Due Mari
Best Seafood in NJ. Located in New Brunswick, NJ. Central NJ
Romantic Restaurants in Southern NJ The Lobster House
Best Raw Bar in NJ. Located in Cape May, NJ. Southern NJ
Romantic Thai Food Restaurants in NJ Teak
Best Thai in NJ. Located in Red Bank, NJ. Central NJ
Romantic Japanese Restaurant in NJ Sawa
Best Japanese in NJ. Located in Eatontown, NJ. Central NJ
Romantic Chinese Restaurants in Southern NJ Cape Orient
Best Chinese in NJ. Located in Cape May, NJ. Southern NJ
Romantic Indian Restaurant in NJ Akbar Restaurant
Best Indian in NJ. Located in Edison, NJ. Central NJ
Romantic Date Night Restaurants in NJ The Manor
Best Overall Food and Dining. Located in West Orange, NJ. Northern NJ



The following restaurants are, in our opinion, the most romantic that New Jersey has to offer. It is the definitive romantic dining guide to the garden state. It is perhaps the only guide you will ever need to refer to, if you are looking for the most romantic restaurants in NJ.

 Denotes our Critics Choice
 Denotes Very-Very Romantic!

Top Romantic Restaurants in North Jersey

15 Fox Place - Jersey City - Intimate Culinary Experience
Adega Grill - Newark - Portuguese/Spanish Cuisine
Amanda's - Hoboken - Elegant and lovely!
Andre's - Newton - Charming, romantic Bistro
Boulevard five 72 - Kenilworth - New American - Very Romantic!  
Buco Ristorante - Clifton - Old World Italian Cuisine
Cafe Italiano - Englewood Cliffs - Regional Italian Cuisine
Cafe Panache - Ramsey - Romantic eclectic Dining in Northern NJ
Cortina Restaurant - Paterson - Best unknown Italian cuisine
Ariane Kitchen and Bar - Verona - Top Notch Comfort - Very Fresh

El Artesano Restaurant - Union City - Cuban & Spanish Cuisine
GoodFellas Ristorante - Garfield - Exceptional Italian Cuisine
Grand Colonial - Perryville - Eclectic contemporary fare
Highlawn Pavilion 
- West Orange - Manhattan Skyline view  
Janice a bistro - Ho-Ho-Kus - Home-Style Cooking
Le rendez-vous - Kenilworth - Very cozy French
Lua - Hoboken - Best Latin Cusine in Northern NJ
Manor The - West Orange - One of the lovliest around

Pearl Restaurant - Ridgewood - American Nouvelle Cuisine
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Lyndhurst - Jousting is actually very romantic :)
Pierre's Bistro - Morristown - The quintessential bistro
Restaurant Latour - Hardyston - American Cusine at its best
Ristorante da Benito - Union - Exquisite Italian Cuisine
Rita and Joe's - Jersey City - Fine Italian Cuisine
Saddle River Inn - SaddleRiver - World Class American French
Scalini Fedeli - Chatham - Romantic Italian 

Top Romantic Restaurants in Central Jersey

Anton's at the Swan - Lambertville - Fine Romantic American
Cosina Del Sol - Frenchtown - Best Mexican Casual in all of NJ!
Clydz - New Brunswick - Offers unusual fare in a sleek atmosphere
Eno Terra - Kingston - Farm to table with a perfect touch
La Casa Bianca - Whitehouse Station - Mediterranean Cuisine
Panico's - New Brunswick - Italian Cuisine
Raven and the Peach - Fair havenOne of the most upscale in NJ 
Sputino360 - New Brunswick- Very upscale Italian
Stage Left - New Brunswick - Contemporary American Cuisine
The Cranbury Inn - Cranbury - Quaint Colonail Bar Restaurant
The Frenchtown Inn - Frenchtown - Old world charm - Outdoor dining
The Frog & The Peach - New Brunswick - American Cuisine
Tropea Restaurant - Bridgewater - Sophisticated and innovative Italian

Top Romantic Restaurants in South Jersey

Axelsson's Restaurant - Cape May - Known for it's fine Seafood
Buttonwood Manor - Matawan - Gracious Country Dining
Caffe Aldo Lamberti - Cherry Hill - Innovative Italian Cuisine
Chef Ed's Seaside Grill
- Belmar - Specializing in Seafood
Crab Trap, The - Somers point - Awesome seafood overlooking the bay
Dorris & Ed's Restaurant - Highlands - Seafood Restaurant
East Bay Crab & Grille Restaurant - Egg Harbor - Famous Garlic Crabs
Innat Sugar Hill - Somers Point - Victorian waterfront B&B
Lobster House - Cape May - Fine raw bar and fish market
Mad Batter Restaurant - Cape May - The Best Brunch in South Jersey
Joseph's Restaurant Renault Winery - Egg Harbor - Mediterranean
Peter Shields Restaurant & Inn - Cape May - Charming Victorian House
The Ebbitt Room - Cape May - Regional American Cuisine  
Washington Inn - Cape May  - Five unique dining rooms - American (Traditional)


Frank Pombo's Bethwood - Totowa - Elegance suited for Royalty
Mad Batter Restaurant -
Cape May - The Best Brunch in South Jersey
The Molly Pitcher Inn  - Red Bank - Award winning Central NJ Brunch
The Cheesecake Factory - Edison & Hackensack - fabulous brunch, - Steak, Fish and Chicken
The Terrace at The Hilton of Short Hills  - Short Hills - Excellent brunch!

Cloverleaf Tavern - Caldwell - Casual Irish setting


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Most Romantic 5 Star Restaurants in NJ - Our top 5 picks

OK for fun, let's show you our editorial picks for the top 5 most romantic 5 star restaurants in the Garden State.

If you live in Central Jersey, you certainly have a lot of good choices like Undici in Rumson, Water and Wine in Watchung and Due Mari in New Brunswick with its beautiful white linens and amazing menu but our #1 choice for a 5 star romantic restaurant in central New Jersey goes to The Bernards Inn. This award winning restaurant is lovely and the menu is always very creative.

Here are the top 5 - Not in any order

1. Bernards Inn - Bernardsville
2. Scalini Fedeli- Chatham
3. Restaurant Latour - Hamburg
4. Chez Catherine - Westfield
5. Raven and The Peach - Fair Haven (#1 swanky restaurant in NJ)

Honorable Mention

The Manor - West Orange
Water and Wine - Watchung
Just Restaurant
Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant - Cape May
Cafe Matisse - Rutherford
Restaurant Nicholas - Red Bank

Thank your taking the time to visit our website. We have worked hard to bring you these great romantic places to eat in NJ throughout the Northern, Central, and Southern areas of the state. Contact us with feedback if you have tried a restaurant based on our reccommendations.

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