archive-com.com » COM » N » NJMONTHLY.COM

Total: 1172

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Quick Bite: Liberty Hall Pizza
    mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano 19 On the white side the Three Mushroom lushly combines roasted crimini oyster and shiitakes with buffalo mozzarella ricotta and caramelized shallots 17 Slightly lighter are the Spinach 16 and Lemon Basil 16 pies Liberty Hall has four salads of varying ingredients all priced at 10 Heads Up Looking for a slice No dice Pies are served whole and uncut the better to prevent molten runoff Normally it s considered pretentious to eat pizza with knife and fork but at Liberty Hall it s encouraged The Scoop Desserts are few but fine Root beer floats are made with draft traditional root beer from Pennsylvania s Victory Brewing Company 5 The Nutella Pizza 12 adds fresh fruit and powdered sugar to the beloved spread Liberty Hall offers vanilla chocolate and vanilla peanut butter ice cream For more choices stroll next door to the sole Jersey outpost of Pennsylvania s small batch organic OwowCow ice cream What s a Quick Bite Short takes on casual affordable dining Restaurant Details Cuisine Type European Italian Price Range Inexpensive Get Directions Liberty Hall Pizza 243 N Union St Lambertville NJ 08530 609 397 8400 http libertyhallpizza com Hours Monday Closed Tuesday 5 00 10 00 pm Wednesday 5 00 10 00 pm Thursday 5 00 10 00 pm Friday 5 00 10 00 pm Saturday 5 00 10 00 pm Sunday 4 00 9 00 pm Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/liberty-hall-pizza/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Restaurant Review: VB3
    but inviting burger menu House made pickled ramp aioli adds tang to the VB3 Burger made from Angus short rib brisket and chuck from John Sacco Sons in Elizabeth Topped with bacon provolone a fried egg and the aioli it is a two fisted delight VB3 is an amalgam Part sports bar and lounge part edgy restaurant with black chairs and black tablecloths it gives off a slick vibe especially on its always busy weeknights when the music blasts But the food overcomes the blare Colletti s braised then grilled octopus with fingerling potatoes could pass muster at any tapas restaurant though the recipe is based on a dish his Sicilian grandmother used to make Arancini the traditional fried Italian rice balls were excellent and a little different from the ragù filled arancini his grandmother made Wanting another vegetarian option on the menu Colletti makes his arancini from saffron infused risotto with peas and bits of mozzarella for a luscious ooze He serves them with a pleasing orange and saffron aioli Rigatoni in a rich lamb ragù and sea bass served over Sicilian style sweet and sour cauliflower and potatoes with capers and golden raisins were excellent as well Wild mushroom pizza lush with pecorino truffle oil and thyme was flavorful if overburdened with mozzarella possibly contributing to its thin crust being limp Not counting Miami Beach Colletti and Mendelsohn have opened three restaurants together Two were Vietnamese the result of six months traveling together in Vietnam VB3 s thin sliced grilled beef short ribs are marinated in Vietnamese fish sauce chilies and sesame oil and served with charred scallions and a Romesco sauce made with sesame seeds instead of the traditional Spanish way with chopped almonds The meat was slightly over charred but the marinade produced memorable flavors Asian influence is obvious in crunchy coconut shrimp with coconut ginger rice and spicy roasted peanut sauce as well as miso glazed salmon with bok choy shiitakes and citrus Other non Italian dishes include crab and shrimp mac and cheese crisp and golden on top creamy and delicious underneath and a chopped baby kale and apple salad with bacon a perfect combination of creamy smoky salty and sweet Standout desserts by pastry chef Marcello Arnato included hot fresh fried beignets filled with apricot jam and cheesecake made from a cross cultural riff of ricotta mascarpone and cream cheese with melted white chocolate swirled into the batter Restaurant Details Cuisine Type European Italian Price Range Moderate Price Details Appetizers 10 18 burgers 14 15 pizza 12 16 entrées 19 36 sides 6 10 desserts 8 10 Ambience Young trendy loud Service Friendly informed helpful Wine list 60 bottles most available by the glass 8 10 beers on draft signature cocktails Get Directions VB3 Restaurant Bar 475 Washington Avenue Jersey City NJ 07310 201 420 4823 Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/vb3/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Restaurant Review: Oceanos
    produces the restaurant s signature marbled loaf coated with sesame seeds on the bottom The bread is so good diners often ask for a loaf to take home Don t be shy The family is happy to oblige at no charge Modernity on the menu is exemplified by the excellent 10 ounce grilled filet mignon served with a portobello mushroom cap crispy pancetta and a lavender peppercorn cabernet demi glace and fried calamari with a delicious sweet spicy Thai chili sauce There are superb crab cakes with Dijon aioli crispy coconut coated shrimp and mussels Lyonnaise sautéed in Dijon mustard garlic and white wine Modernity even creeps into the 15 starter of four Greek spreads all excellent Taramosalata made with whipped salmon roe hummus and roasted eggplant are classic The fourth spread is made from feta manouri and graviera cheeses puréed with roasted red pepper Some of the treasures fetched from Hunts Point receive modern treatment such as Arctic char with lime and ginger beurre blanc and yellowfin tuna with ginger noodles scallions and soy vinaigrette Yet for the most part the family s heart aligns with tradition We like to keep it simple keep it Greek Nikos said That largely means whole fish cooked on the wood burning grill Whole red snapper brushed with olive oil and seasoned just with salt and pepper was moist and flavorful and came with a perfectly cooked medley of string beans and carrots A deservedly popular side dish which comes with certain entrées is lemon potatoes Yukon Golds are sliced marinated overnight in olive oil lemon juice salt and pepper then roasted They emerge irresistible and almost buttery Not everything works Shrimp scampi were overcooked the garlic herb butter sauce unaccountably sweet Colorado lamb chops cooked medium rare as ordered had a too sweet herbed red wine and shallot sauce Fortunately desserts were exceptional especially ekmek shredded filo topped with custard and pillowy meringue galaktoboureko a custardy cousin of bread pudding and a cultural outlier tiramisu made with sponge cake instead of ladyfingers Peter s wife Varvara bakes wonderfully crunchy Greek butter cookies free on request with a cup of coffee Restaurant Details Cuisine Type American European Greek Mediterranean Seafood Price Range Expensive Price Details Appetizers 13 24 soup and salads 8 15 entrées 26 62 sides 8 desserts 9 Ambience Elegant spacious romantic Service Friendly responsive adept Wine list 14 by the glass 130 by the bottle including 4 Greek wines Get Directions Oceanos 2 27 Saddle River Rd Fair Lawn NJ 07410 201 796 0546 http www oceanosrestaurant com Hours Mon Thur 11 30 am 10 pm Fri 11 30 am 11 pm Sat 5 11 pm Sun 1 10 pm Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/oceanos-2015/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Quick Bite: Bunny's Sports Bar
    crispy 22 95 Monster mozzarella cheddar mushrooms meatballs and hot peppers with salsa and sour cream on the side Italian entrées include chicken or eggplant parmigiana 14 95 and 13 95 respectively with pasta three cheese baked ziti 13 95 and spicy tortellini 14 95 Or go American with quarter pound burgers subs and sandwiches Cheesecake and brownie sundaes are usually on the changing dessert menu Heads Up Bunny s has been owned by Leslie Pogany s family for four generations A 2010 renovation added square footage and more than doubled the number of flat screens for watching sports The Scoop Around the corner from the South Orange Performing Arts Center and its movie theater Bunny s is great for a bite before or after a show The area has several parking lots and plenty of on street spaces but they fill up fast What s a Quick Bite Short takes on casual affordable dining Restaurant Details Cuisine Type American Pizza Price Range Inexpensive Ambience Low light lively crowd Get Directions Bunny s Sports Bar 14 W South Orange Ave South Orange NJ 07079 Reservations n a 973 763 1377 Hours Mon Fir 2 PM 2 AM Sat and Sun 11 AM 2 AM Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/bunnys-sports-bar/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Restaurant Review: Shanghai 46
    white and pale yellow with the dark frilly mushrooms portending rain We didn t finish ours and the next day gave it the definitive leftover test Eaten right out of the fridge it was possibly even better than it had been the night before A similar dish shredded fish fillet flounder sauteed with yellow leek AS16 was almost as good though sometimes the pale thin strips of leek proved stubbornly chew resistant Pumpkin with salted egg yolk AS22 has nothing to do with Halloween It is thick sliced kabocha squash fried in a light crispy white batter of cornstarch and preserved egg yolk Each bite was as substantial as beef but gently sweet and pliant Also substantial and satisfying was salted pork and vegetable rice AS19 a packed dome of rice in a deep bowl studded with chunks of pork belly and vegetables The most unexpected Shanghai specialty looked like it wandered over from an Italian restaurant three huge meatballs browned and glistening in a dark reddish sauce No refugee this was lion head meat ball in casserole AS25 The meatballs are made from ground pork and tofu with a little ginger and egg Stir fried then simmered in a sauce of chicken stock soy sauce and hoisin sauce they were lush and delicious I can also recommend crystal shrimp in white sauce AS31 plump juicy little guys in a barely there sauce sautéed rice cakes with shredded pork and sour cabbage SN6 in the Noodle section and a novelty called walnut shrimp SS17 in the Signature Sauce section These are prawns pounded flat and fried to a winning crunch with whole walnuts pressed into the crisp airy batter One of the best things I ate a tablemate aptly dubbed a Shanghai burrito It s a hot lightly crisped scallion pancake wrapped around a filling of marinated beef omelet hoisin sauce and fresh cilantro Unbeatable finger food It is listed on the dim sum menu as egg pancake with beef but is available all the time Dim sum by the way draws a crowd Shanghai 46 has its own parking lot We pulled in at noon on a recent Sunday and were lucky to grab the 40th and last spot I counted the cars Inside all 120 seats were taken and every person was Asian Shanghai dim sum ranges from hot dumplings to cold chunks of smoked carp and cold chunks of boiled chicken marinated in rice wine All kinds of cold dishes are covered in plastic wrap and placed on a central table Help yourself A server will figure out what you had even if you cleaned your plate and charge accordingly Since the plates are identical but the prices aren t that is a neat trick In my visits I barely skimmed the 140 plus dishes on the regular menu or the 49 dim sum items There are some pitfalls The prettiest dish I ate was seafood chive dumplings star shaped quadrants with open tops Each compartment was

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/shanghai-46/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Restaurant Review: South + Pine
    featuring chunks of ripe avocado Green tomatoes this time cornmeal crusted and fried to a happy crisp complemented a luscious lump of burrata in an arugula salad Fresh peaches Gruyère and duck confit blended beautifully on a hot crisp flatbread showered with arugula I want this to be a really good neighborhood spot she told me the kind of place I would want to go to where the food is really good and fresh but it s casual and affordable South Pine is especially affordable at lunch where a terrific Angus burger with fried egg house smoked cheddar bacon aioli and hand cut fries is 15 Gaccione lavishes no less care on her 9 S P salad a mix of bibb lettuce radicchio and arugula in a buttermilk dressing with sunflower seeds grapes cucumbers and grated ricotta salata Prices are somewhat higher at dinner But even at the vaunted Jockey Hollow Bar Kitchen separated from South Pine by the Mayo Performing Arts Center you won t find a fish dish more outstanding than Gaccione s 26 pan seared butter basted bronzino It comes with a vivacious retinue of smoked corn relish basil pesto and a roasted tomato purée sparked with Calabrian chilies Hanger steak with horseradish hollandaise and crunchy fries was exemplary The priciest item a 28 lamb porterhouse two T bone like chops delivered juicy deeply flavorful meat under an atavistic char When the restaurant is busy the wait for food can seem long It s not a service issue it s a kitchen issue Gaccione told me she s been trying to hire cooks for months but few apply I don t know if the market is saturated or people aren t motivated she said It s happening in New York too So far we ve been able to handle it but I would kill for a few more cooks One result is that fried chicken boneless white meat with a sweet potato waffle was overcooked on one occasion just right the next Another is that the menu is small Gaccione makes her own desserts Until the panna cotta was added in August there were just two an empanada like fresh blueberry hand pie and a chocolate stout pudding sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs and topped with creamy house made marshmallow The hand pie had a terrific crust rife with crunchy sugar crystals The pudding made me bow my head and nod as if contemplating some ageless wisdom By the time you read this many new dishes will be in place Look for among other things scallops with parsnip purée crispy prosciutto and pomegranate brown butter It s only been a few months Gaccione said but it feels like forever The nice thing about growing pains You grow Restaurant Details Cuisine Type American Price Range Moderate Price Details Appetizers 9 14 entrées 18 28 sides 5 desserts 10 Ambience Shabby chic with a wink Service Upbeat and engaged Wine list BYO Get Directions South Pine American Eatery 90

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/south-pine/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Restaurant Reviews Archive - Page 3 of 65 - New Jersey Monthly
    in Edgewater Eno Terra April 10 2015 30 year old Mike Metzner has maintained Eno Terra s farm to table ethos and modern Italian identity and his food is generally rewarding Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas Quick Bite April 7 2015 Options are plentiful at this Italian eatery located at the Clifton Commons shopping center Rezza March 24 2015 Rezza has become a local favorite for fine quality Italian cooking at a reasonable price Skara Estiatorio March 11 2015 The recipes at Skara Estiatorio reach back a century to revive the timeless freshness and simplicity of the cuisine Distrito February 19 2015 Star Philly chef Jose Garces modernizes the street food of Mexico City and brings it colorfully to the Moorestown Mall The Arlington February 5 2015 The Arlington in Ship Bottom brings a large selection 23 taps of craft beer to Long Beach Island something it hasn t had before Yakitori 39 January 15 2015 In the beak to tail style of true Japanese eating chicken at Yakitori 39 is not just white and dark meat but gizzard liver heart skin and house made chicken meatball Picnic on the Square Chef Christine Nunn reinvents her late great Picnic in a hot new locale It s the most fun you can have while fine dining Lucky Bones December 15 2014 You re guaranteed a good time and good food at this new Cape May classic No lucky charms needed Krave Café Krave is small and soothingly designed serving appetizing new American cuisine like crab and corn cake and spicy lamb quesadillas Latin American Restaurant Pollo on Grill Quick Bite December 14 2014 A tasty inexpensive place to duck into especially for takeout Jockey Hollow Bar Kitchen December 12 2014 Morristown s majestic Vail mansion is transformed into a come as you are party of earthy food and fine drink Martorano s November 28 2014 With an ambiance like a glittering carvern Martorano s serves honest Italian American food heavily influenced by owner Steve Martorano s family recipes The Office Tavern Grill November 24 2014 The architecture decor and graphic design are all new but so is the menu at what is now called The Office Tavern Grill Page 3 of 33 1 2 3 4 5 10 20 30 Last Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/page/3/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Restaurant Reviews Archive - Page 4 of 65 - New Jersey Monthly
    Chaat a crunchy Indian savory snack are put to good use at Rasoi II in Iselin where they shower a samosa a fried dumpling with chaat and a yogurt tamarind sauce Alex s Quick Bite October 8 2014 At this come as you are seafood joint the catch is always fresh Chris s Texas Wieners Quick Bite October 7 2014 Chris s Texas Wieners in South Orange has a lot more to offer than the big dogs in its name Deharty s Cafe Grill Quick Bite September 28 2014 Tucked away on a side street off of Morristown s main drag this place hits the spot with overstuffed specialty sandwiches served on artisan hero rolls Red Knot September 26 2014 A casual yet classy clubhouse of a fine Union County golf course Red Knot brings reliable and delectable dishes to the table Due September 19 2014 Chris Tarta opens his second restaurant pairing with two time Ultimate Chef Bergen County winner Adam Weiss Battello Chef Ryan DePersio and his partners grab the spotlight with Battello in Jersey City Cafe Madison September 10 2014 Café Madison in Riverside is a big place 145 seats known for pricey porterhouse steaks and lobster tails But as Jill P Capuzzo writes in her review it also offers a nightly 35 prix fixe menu The Iron Room September 3 2014 A speakeasy chic small plates restaurant and bar in AC with an extensive brown liquor library Caballo Quick Bite Upscale Mediterranean fare and doting service abound at this restaurant in the heart of Somerset County Shore Points Coastal BBQ Quick Bite August 12 2014 Shore Points Coastal BBQ is known for its Carolina style pulled pork But there s much more to munch on including omelettes waffles queso fries burgers and tacos Spiaggetta August 5 2014 This Stone Harbor seafood joint is at it s best when it makes you feel you re at the beach The Kitchen Consigliere A traditional South Jersey Italian joint that s not shy about it s owner s criminal past this restaurant makes customers an offer they can t refuse Local Urban Kitchen Quick Bite August 3 2014 An organic eatery and juice bar with the vibe of a coffee house The Oceanaire Seafood Room Quick Bite July 28 2014 A modern and elegant seafood establishment nestled in the upscale Riverside Square Mall Page 4 of 33 First 2 3 4 5 6 10 20 30 Last Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurant-reviews/page/4/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive



  •