The Best Restaurants in New Jersey

The Top Picks of 2016

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 2016 New Jersey 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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Scalini Fedeli
Chatham, NJ

Scalini Fedeli Chatham, NJ

Popular with diners who enjoy high end, special occasion dining with romantic New York, sophisticated, style atmosphere.
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The Best Restaurants in Central New Jersey

hopewell,  NJ

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With elegant, rustic, farmhouse ambiance, they have created a closed loop food, farm-to-table system that few if any, restaurants in New Jersey can duplicate.
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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

410 Bank Street
Cape May , NJ

410 Bank Street Cape May, NJ

Popular with diners who enjoy excellent Creole - Caribbean - Asian Fusion food with creative, eclectic preparations.
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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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