The Best Restaurants in New Jersey

The Top Picks of 2015

Best NJ Restaurants

The best restaurants in New Jersey are intended for people who are looking for that exceptional dining experience to celebrate a special occasion, or for those that just enjoy quality dining and are seeking out the best.

Best 2015 NJ Restaurants

These restaurants stand apart from the pack of other restaurants and are judged on the quality of the food, the ambiance, the level of service, and amenities --- all criteria that are essential to experiencing that dining experience that separates a top rated restaurant from the rest of the pack.

Of course, if you are looking for that exceptional dining experience, be prepared to pay more for these restaurants than others. The best restaurants incur higher costs to achieve this distinction and need to pass them on in the form of higher price.

The Best Restaurants in Northern New Jersey

Cafe Matisse
Rutherford, NJ

With upscale,  fine dining  a great place to celebrate a special occasion or for an intimate romantic occasion.
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Jockey Hollow
Morristown, NJ

Jockey Hollow Morristown, NJ

Located in a century old restored mansion. Enjoyed by diners who come for trendy, upscale dining with a vibrant bar scene,
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Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ

Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ

This is a go to destination French cuisine restaurant, especially for a small party of 2-4 people celebrating a special occasion.
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Ninety Acres
Peapack, NJ

Ninety Acres Peapack, NJ

Located in a scenic, rural Peapack Mountain setting with trendy, attractive decor and ambiance, and a menu using "fresh farm to table" ingredients.
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Restaurant Latour
Hamburg, NJ

Restaurant Latour Hamburg, NJ

Located in the Crystal Springs Resort, a 4,000 acre high end Alpine themed hotel resort, it's popular with high end diners without budget restrictions.
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Restaurant Serenade
Chatham, NJ

Restaurant Serenade Chatham, NJ

An upscale European/ French influenced restaurant features a dining room with two-story windows, a roaring fireplace in the winter months, and a cozy bar.
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The Best Restaurants in Central New Jersey

Catherine Lombardi
New Brunswick,  NJ

Catherine Lombardi New Brunswick,  NJ

One of the best restaurants in Central NJ. Located in the theatre district with upscale romantic ambiance and high end Italian dishes.
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Princeton, NJ

Elements Restaurant Princeton, NJ

A non-traditional dining experience with a creative, inspired menu using fresh farm to table ingredients in an upscale, trendy setting.
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Spring Lake, NJ

Larimar Restaurant Spring Lake, NJ

A fine dining restaurant with an elegant touch of formality in an era when restaurants are downsizing to casual, industrial chic ambiance.
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Restaurant Nicholas
Red Bank, NJ

Restaurant Nicholas Red Bank, NJ

A destination restaurant with exceptional food and first class service in a setting with understated simple, yet elegant ambiance.
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The Best Restaurants in Southern New Jersey

Blue Rose Inn
Cape May, NJ

Blue Rose Inn Cape May, NJ

A scratch kitchen restaurant serving creative, hand crafted food in a cozy, quiet, romantic setting.
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Atlantic City, NJ

Buddakan Restaurant Atlantic City, NJ

Asian-Fusion cuisine with extraordinary decor. Ideal for an intimate romantic occasion or a special occasion.
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Cafe 2825
Atlantic City, NJ

Cafe 2825 Atlantic City, NJ

Located away from the casino's, traditional style Italian food  with  unpretentious "New York style old world charm"
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Collingswood, NJ

Zeppoli Collingswood, NJ

Serves well executed, simply prepared, Sicilian influenced southern Italian dishes using fresh, quality ingredients.
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