The Best Restaurants in New Jersey

The Top Picks of 2017

Best NJ Restaurants
Best 2017 Restaurants in New Jersey

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.

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
Cafe Matisse
Rutherford, NJ
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A destination BYOB restaurant with Eclectic / Int'l cuisine for upscale fine dining. A great place to celebrate a special occasion or for an intimate romantic occasion.
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Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
Morristown, NJ
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Located in a century old restored mansion, Jockey Hollow is a complex of four separate restaurants catering to a variety of tastes and life styles. Enjoyed by diners who come for trendy, upscale dining with a vibrant bar scene,
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Loreana's Restaurant
Lorena's
Maplewood
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One of the best restaurants to go for French cuisine in New Jersey. This is a popular go to destination for a small party of 2-4 people celebrating a special occasion and for couples celebrating a romantic occasion.
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Ninety Acres Peapack, NJ
Ninety Acres
Peapack
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Located in a scenic rural setting, this 491 acre resort in the mountains of Peapack and within Somerset County parkland,occupies the Carriage House and Garage from the estate of the late Moroccan King Hassan II. Ninety Acres is popular with diners who come to enjoy outstanding decor, ambiance, and the use of "Farm fresh to table" ingredients
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Restaurant Latour Hamburg, NJ
Restaurant Latour
Hamburg
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Located in the Crystal Springs Resort, a 4,000 acre high end Alpine themed hotel resort, it's popular with diners who enjoy high end fine dining with creatively prepared food, excellent service, and an impressive wine collection. Diners get to enjoy the scenic view looking through the floor-to-ceiling windows out over the golf course to the Kittatinny Mountains. In the summer there is outside dining on the patio that gets you close to nature with an un-filtered view of the Kittatinny Mountains.
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The Best Restaurants in Central New Jersey

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Brick Farm Tavern
Hopewell
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Brook Farm Tavern is a an outstanding  farm-to-table dining experience set in an 1800s Hopewell farm house. Diners come to enjoy food prepared using local healthy ingredients, exceptional service, elegant rustic farm house ambiance, and an outstanding alcoholic beverage program augmented by an on-site craft brewery and distillery.
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Elements Restaurant
Elements
Priceton
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The seasonally driven, new American menu with Japanese/Asian influences changes daily to feature the freshest ingredients that are mostly sourced from local farms and producers. These ingredients are prepared using progressive, modern techniques to draw out the purest flavors. Popular with diners who are open to a new non-traditional dining experience with a creative, inspired menu using fresh farm to table ingredients in an upscale, trendy setting.
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The Frog and Peach Restaurant
The Frog and the Peach
New Brunswick
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The Frog and the Peach is the top New Brunswick fine dining restaurants in a town known for having a variety of good restaurants. This is a restaurant with an energetic atmosphere frequented by a trendy crowd. They serve a creative seasonal menu of French-influenced American and Mediterranean food using sustainable farming and fresh ingredients, especially from local sources
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Restaurant Nicholas Red Bank, NJ
Restaurant Nicholas
Middletown/Red Bank
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A destination restaurant enjoyed by diners who are willing to venture out of the neighborhood for world class food in an understated elegant setting.
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The Best Restaurants in Southern New Jersey

410 Bank Street Cape May, NJ
410 Bank Street
Cape May
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Popular with diners who enjoy excellent creative, eclectic preparations, pungent seasonings of New Orleans and Caribbean influences, with many of the dishes venting the aroma wood smoke of a mesquite grill.
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Buddakan Restaurant
Buddakan
Atlantic City
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This is destination restaurant that is ideal for diners looking for a memorable experience either for an intimate romantic occasion or for celebrating a special occasion. It's an Asian-Fusion restaurant operated by the famed Stephan Starr restaurant group with locations in NYC and Philadelphia
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Cafe 2825 Atlantic City, NJ
Cafe 2825
Atlantic City
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One of the top traditional Italian restaurants in South Jersey with elegant ambiance and unpretentious "New York style old world charm"
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Zeppoli Collingswood, NJ
Zeppoli
Collingswood
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Popular with diners who enjoy well executed, simply prepared, southern Italian dishes using fresh, quality ingredients. Not a heavy red sauce restaurant.
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