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The Best Romantic Restaurants in New Jersey

(Updated January 5, 2021)

Looking for exceptional romantic restaurants to celebrate your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or an intimate occasion with a loved one? Here you can find our top choices with a review of the best, high end, 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.

Your Guide To New Jersey's Best, High End, Romantic Restaurants For That Memorable Experience





Best Northern NJ Romantic Restaurants

Amanda's Restaurant

Amanda's
Hoboken, NJ

Amanda's fits the bill perfectly for diner's looking for a cozy, romantic, evening, with top rated food at a reasonable price. The setting is in a beautiful brownstone, with three cozy dining rooms, embroidered linen, fireplace, and pine-planked flooring, all balanced to set the mood for a memorable, romantic dining experience.
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Cafe Matisse Rutherford, NJ

Cafe Matisse
Rutherford, NJ 

An elegant, upscale fine dining restaurant and a great place for a special occasion or for an intimate romantic occasion. The interior is attractive and features blown Murano glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, plush chairs and vibrant colored walls with art work by Henri Matisse
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Highlawn Pavilion Restaurant

Highlawn Pavilion
West Orange, NJ

One of Northern New Jersey's top restaurants offering diners an exceptional scenic view and outstanding food. It is striking view of the Manhattan skyline is only the beginning of an exceptional dining experience. The impressive view is complemented by Highlawn Pavilion's creative, well prepared American fare. It is a turn-of-the-century Florentine-style pavilion has been beautifully restored to European grandeur.
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Il Capriccio restaurant, Whippany, NJ

Il Capriccio
Whppany, NJ

Il Capriccio is an exceptional "old World," 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, and when available organic, free-range meats and vegetables are sourced locally.
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Ninety Acres Restaurant

Ninety Acres
Peapack, NJ

located in the Natirar Resort & Spa, in the mountains of Peapack in the Carriage House and Garage from the estate of the late Moroccan King Hassan II. Their well-executed menu uses local "fresh farm to table" produce and livestock products.
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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 is popular with diners who enjoy high end, chef inspired, fine dining with creatively prepared food, excellent service.

The dining area interior has recently been renovated with a stunning, elegant, modern look using natural and reclaimed elements, 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.
Restaurant Latour is especially popular with wine aficionados. It contains an impressive wine collection with over 105,000 bottles.
For the complete romantic experience, book a room overnight.
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Saddle River Inn

Saddle River Inn
Saddle River, NJ

The Saddle River Inn located along the banks of the Saddle River is set in a 19th century restored barn. Diners have come to experience the "best in class food and service" in a 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, special occasion fine dining with romantic New York, sophisticated, style atmosphere. The service is "Old School" ---- professional, attentive, and not intrusive..
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Best Central NJ Romantic Restaurants

Edge Restaurant, Jackson, NJ

The Edge Restaurant
Jackson, NJ

The finest upscale restaurant in Western Ocean County. This "Contemporary Casual Dining" restaurant is popular with millennial diners who enjoy upscale dining in an attractive, chic setting with an extensive bar menu.
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Il Nido Restaurant, Marlboro, NJ

Il Nido
Marlboro, NJ

Popular with diners who enjoy upscale, "chef-inspired casual 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

The Frog and the Peach restaurant is a New Brunswick mainstay that continues to improve and attract millennials willing to splurge on a chef-inspired fine dining experience, without the stuffy ambiance found at most of the typical "Old World" fine dining restaurants. They are popular with diners who enjoy excellent food with fine dining amenities in an upscale, romantic setting.
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Raven and The Peach Restaurant,  Fair Haven

Raven and The Peach
Fair Haven, NJ

The Raven and the Peach is an ideal setting for a romantic dining experience. The ambiance is upscale with ceiling fans, potted plants, much like "Casablanca", in a comfortable, cozy setting. It's custom-made chairs and tables are spaced at reasonable intervals for an intimate dining experience.
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Rat's Restaurant, Hamilton, NJ

Rat's
Hamilton, NJ

The romantic restaurant is located on the Grounds for Sculpture park providing a scenic background for an out of the ordinary, romantic dining experience. The grounds are attractively developed along the lines a small European village. The interior has five dining rooms adorned with original artwork, and fireplaces.
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Scarborough Fair
Sea Girt, NJ

Scarborough Fair
Sea Girt, NJ

A charming restaurant in a restored farmhouse. The interior is cozy, dimly lit, with a series of private, 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. A good choice for a special, romantic occasion.
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Sergeantsville Inn

The Sergeantsville Inn
Sergeantsville, NJ

Upscale, 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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Best Southern NJ Romantic Restaurants

Caffe Aldo Lamberti
Cherry Hill, NJ

Caffe Aldo Lamberti
Cherry Hill, NJ 

Caffe Aldo Lamberti is a landmark upscale, Italian fine dining restaurant without the "Old World" traditional stuffiness.
Serving an excellent well executed contemporary menu, this upscale restaurant with Neomodern Italian decor has a NYC/Philly atmosphere. A great spot to celebrate a romantic occasion
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The Chophouse Restaurant and Bar
Gibbsboro, NJ

The Chophouse Restaurant and Bar
Gibbsboro, NJ

The Chophouse is a steakhouse set on the banks of Silver Lake with scenic lakefront views and a charming rustic ambiance, --- ideal for a special date night or celebrating a special occasion.
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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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The Knife and Fork
Atlantic City, NJ

The Knife and Fork
Atlantic City, NJ

The Knife and Fork is a landmark restaurant in Atlantic City with a storied history that dates to 1912 when it first opened its doors as an exclusive men's drinking and dining club.
The ambiance is charming, intimate with a classic "speakeasy" prohibition bar vibe. 
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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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Sofia Restaurant
Margate City, NJ

Sofia
Margate City, NJ

Considered to be one of South Jersey's best Greek restaurants. Outstanding ambiance, and a well-executed home-style menu, make this an ideal South Jersey spot to celebrate a special occasion or  a memorable romantic night out.
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