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The Best Romantic Restaurants in New Jersey

Looking for exceptional romantic restaurants to celebrate your anniversary, Valentines Day, or an intimate occasion with a loved one? Here you can find our top choices with a review of the best romantic dining places in New Jersey.

While we recognize that "romance" is very subjective and varies with personal tastes, we strive to select  restaurants that have appeal to diners who are willing the go that extra mile for a memorable romantic dining experience.

This selection of the "best" romantic restaurants is aimed at couples willing to splurge on a restaurant that provides an intimate, cozy ambiance, excellent food, and service --- with all the niceties that make that dining experience extra special.

Best Fine Dining NJ Romantic Restaurants

Northern NJ Romantic Restaurants

Amanda's Restaurant

Hoboken, NJ

Popular with diner's looking for a cozy, romantic, evening, with top rated food at a reasonable price.
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Bernards Inn

Bernards Inn
Bernardsville, NJ

Popular with diners who enjoy a romantic setting with exceptional old world fine dining amenities.
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Cafe Matisse Rutherford, NJ

Cafe Matisse
Rutherford, NJ 

An elegant, fine dining restaurant and a great place for a special or  a romantic occasion.
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Highlawn Pavilion Restaurant

Highlawn Pavilion
West Orange, NJ

It's striking skyline view of Manhattan is only the beginning of an extraordinary romantic dining experience.
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Il Capriccio restaurant, Whippany, NJ

Il Capriccio
Whppany, NJ

Il Capriccio is an exceptional fine dining destination restaurant, with an Italian villa ambiance, ideal for celebrating a special occasion or a romantic dining experience. The food is prepared with healthy, high quality, fresh ingredients,
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Ninety Acres Restaurant

Ninety Acres
Peapack, NJ

A top rated Northern NJ restaurant, located in the scenic mountains of Peapack.   The decor and ambiance is awesome.
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Restaurant Latour

Restaurant Latour
Hamburg, NJ

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.
The ambiance is romantic, upscale, with an awesome 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. 
For the complete romantic experience, book a room overnight.
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Ryland Inn

Ryland Inn
Whitehouse Sta, NJ

A high end, elegant destination restaurant with attractive decor and romantic ambiance.
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Saddle River Inn

Saddle River Inn
Saddle River, NJ

Diners come to experience the outstanding food  with  rustic, romantic, casual yet, elegant ambiance.
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Scalini Fedeli Restaurant  Chatham, NJ

Scalini Fedeli
Chatham, NJ

Popular with diners who enjoy High end dining with romantic New York, sophisticated, style atmosphere.
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Central NJ Romantic Restaurants

Edge Restaurant, Jackson, NJ

The Edge Restaurant
Jackson, NJ

The finest upscale restaurant in Western Ocean County. Popular with diners who come for romantic, chic, trendy ambiance, well prepared food with an extensive bar menu
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Il Nido Restaurant, Marlboro, NJ

Il Nido
Marlboro, NJ

Popular with diners who enjoy upscale dining in a beautiful, romantic setting with an artfully presented, creative menu prepared with high quality, mostly organic, and sustainable ingredients, both locally sourced and imported,
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Frog and the Peach Restaurant

Frog and The Peach
New Brunswick, NJ

Excellent food, fine dining amenities,   with upscale, trendy ambiance. For romantic dining, ask to be seated in their Green House room.
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Raven and The Peach Restaurant,  Fair Haven

Raven and The Peach
Fair Haven, NJ

Upscale ambiance , with ceiling fans, much like "Casablanca", in a comfortable, cozy setting. It's a good spot for an intimate, romantic dining experience
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Rat's Restaurant, Hamilton, NJ

Hamilton, NJ

This romantic restaurant is located on the Grounds for Sculpture park providing a scenic background for an out of the ordinary dining experience.
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Scarborough Fair
Sea Girt, NJ

Scarborough Fair
Sea Girt, NJ

A charming restaurant is located in a restored farmhouse. The interior is cozy, dimly lit, with a series of multi level dining alcoves that have the feel of eating in a country ski lodge. Serves a well executed menu using locally sourced fresh ingredients from sustainable purveyors. Reopened in February 2020 with an additional dining room and an expanded bar. A good choice for a special, romantic occasion.
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Sergeantsville Inn

The Sergeantsville Inn
Sergeantsville, NJ

Elegant, rustic, romantic, set in an historic 1700's stone building. They serve a well executed menu with healthy choices. Meats and poultry contain no antibiotics, wild caught seafood. Vegetarian dishes available.
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Southern NJ Romantic Restaurants

Atlantic City, NJ

Excellent Asian-Fusion restaurant with extraordinary decor. Ideal for diners looking to celebrate a romantic occasion.
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Cafe Madison Riverside, NJ

Cafe Madison
Riverside, NJ

The best fine dining restaurant in southwest New Jersey. The decor and ambiance are New York City --- elegant, industrial chic.
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Ebbitt Room Restaurant, Cape May, NJ

The Ebbitt Room
Cape May, NJ

Located in a restored 1879 Victorian Bed & Breakfast --- the setting is upscale, romantic. The serve a well executed, creative menu prepared with fresh farm-to-table ingredients from their local farm and other coastal New Jersey sources.
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Peter Shields Inn Cape May, NJ

Peter Shields Inn
Cape May, NJ

The attractive Georgian revival home offers a fine dining experience with old world ambiance and charm.
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