The holidays are here. Time to put on a big comfy sweater and head out to eat, eat, and eat some more. Whether it’s brunch, dinner, or grabbing a coffee with friends, we have your go-to list for new restaurants across New Jersey.
Nobu, Atlantic City
The world-renowned Nobu has made its way to the iconic Caesars in Atlantic City. Add it to your list for some of the best sushi you’ll ever eat. Originally founded in 1994 by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, film producer Meir Teper, and Oscar-winning actor Robert DeNiro, Nobu now spans the globe with dozens of locations, each one more fabulous than the next. If you’re looking for a high-end date night with a possible celeb sighting, this is the place to be.
Nobu Atlantic City
Caesar’s Hotel & Casino
2100 Pacific Avenue
Chatham, NJ, just became the new home of Pakistani-American eatery Chashni. Here, all ingredients used are from local purveyors for a truly fresh taste. Enjoy a menu with various brunch options, from savory to sweet.
231 Main Street
Sugar Factory, Cherry Hill
The famous Sugar Factory, known for its over-the-top sweet treats, opened its second New Jersey spot, in mid October. The new location is in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at Towne Place in Garden State Park. For everyone with a sweet tooth (or two), go check it out. You can sit and take pictures for the ‘gram with their colorful backdrops and creations.
923 Haddonfield Road, Suite A
Café Lift, Haddonfield
With its new location in Haddonfield, Café Lift has officially made itself familiar with the Philly-to-Jersey commute. The new space is designed with a post-industrial feel, similar to the first location. Menu items place emphasis on seasonal ingredients sourced from local growers. In addition to the food, Café Lift also specializes in quality coffee drinks, expertly prepared in collaboration between the owner and a local roaster.
144 Kings Highway East
PJ’s Pancake House, Hamilton
Making a perfect pancake is no easy feat, but it’s on the “achieved” list at PJ’s Pancake House. And to add to its list of locations, PJ’s Pancake House recently opened a new spot in Hamilton, NJ. If you’re out of the breakfast zone, you can choose from a variety of lunch options as well. From burgers to sandwiches and salads to pasta, PJ’s has you covered.
PJ’s Pancake House
17 Main Street
Kings of Kobe, Jersey City
The Kings of Kobe recently opened its first NJ location, in Jersey City’s Newport Centre. All burgers and hot dogs are made with domestic wagyu beef. This well-known burger and hot dog joint has made a name for itself with its towering burger creations and creative hot dog toppings.
Kings of Kobe
30 Mall Dr. W.
Nûrish, Jersey City
Who says you can’t enjoy what you eat and make healthy choices at the same time? Excite your taste buds with clean and healthy meals from a range of options. You might love the vegan picks — even if you’re not vegan! Enjoy premium roasted coffee or organic green juices and smoothies, acai bowls, make-your-own warm-grain bowls, salads, and more!
346 Communipaw Avenue
Sunday Gravy, Linwood
Creative Italian-American cuisine has found a home at Sunday Gravy. This new spot is BYOB, perfect for good food and good vibes with family or friends. After your meal, you can purchase the homemade Sunday Gravy meat sauce to recreate some of the restaurant’s signature dishes with your own spin, at home.
199 New Road
Coming soon to Montclair, NJ, pastaRAMEN offers a marriage of Japanese and Italian cuisines, serving deep flavors for the benefit of your taste buds and your appetite. The first-ever Italian ramen shop, pastaRAMEN already has locations in New York, Miami, Los Angeles. Add this one to your list of places to try and see for yourself!
6 South Fullerton Avenue
Agricola Eatery, Morristown
Some may wonder if a farm-to-table approach is limiting. With creamy butternut squash soup, jerk shrimp tacos, and turkey burgers (made with Goffle Farms turkey), the new Agricola Eatery, in Morristown, NJ, is here to prove any concerns on that front wrong. This is the restaurant’s second location, with the first in Princeton.
40 West Park Place
Q-BA Restaurant & Lounge, Passaic
In the mood for a Latin menu? Check out the new Q-BA Restaurant & Lounge in Passaic. Q-Ba serves classic mouthwatering Cuban dishes and savory cocktails. The restaurant’s intimate setting is perfect for a date night or a meetup with friends to grab tapas y tragos.
Q-BA Restaurant & Lounge
119 Main Avenue
Mugsy’s Mercantile, Point Pleasant Beach
Chef Meg LaManna recently launched her new store on Arnold Avenue. Stop in for some of her famous hot soups, bone broth, gran-and-go salads and sandwiches, sauces, and dressings. Chef Meg also offers catering for private events and chef dinners.
629 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach