April showers bring May flowers. And for New Jersey, April showers bring…new restaurants! Check out these new (and coming soon) spots across the Garden State.

86 & Vine Wine & Cocktail Parlor, Norwood

86 & Vine Wine & Cocktail Parlor, from the team that introduced the much-loved De Novo European Pub to Edgewater and Montclair, NJ. 3,500 sq. ft. space featuring 500 hand-picked, personally tasted wines at all price points and from all growing regions

Three Cruvinet dispensing systems with rechargeable cards, a fun way for guests to affordably sample wines for purchase. More than 300 spirits and 20-30 beers curated with the same personal touch, from popular brands to small-batch finds.

86 & Vine Wine & Cocktail Parlor
519 Livingston St.
Norwood, NJ

Brownstone Pancake Factory, Freehold 

Brownstone Pancake Factory
Brownstone Pancake Factory

The fourth location of Brownstone Pancake Factory, known for its incredible and often over-the-top pancakes, just opened, in Freehold. And this place is more than just breakfast. Stop in for sandwiches, pastas, and more.

Brownstone Pancake Factory
3445 Route 9 
Freehold, NJ 

Craft Protein Bar, Cranford 


With the opening of Craft Protein Bar, Cranford adds to its list of woman-owned businesses. This one belongs to 19-year-old entrepreneur Kamila Flores. Whether you need to kickstart your day or it’s time for an afternoon boost, check out their creative coffees, shakes, and teas. 

Craft Protein Bar
38 N Ave E
Cranford, NJ 

Dolce Fantasia, Asbury Park

Asbury Park welcomes Dolce Fantasia. With a focus on seasonal, classic Italian options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Dolce Fantasia is located right on Cookman Avenue.

Dolce Fantasia
521 Cookman Avenue 
Asbury Park, NJ 

Dulce Pecado Bistro Bar, Elizabeth 

Dulce Pecado
Dulce Pecado

With its patio opening coming up on April 28, 2023, Dulce Pecado Bistro Bar is the place to be for live music. The menu features tacos, empanaditas, and crepes, as well as specialty cocktails and frozen drinks. 

Dulce Pecado Bistro Bar
848 2nd Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Cherry Hill 

Coming soon to Cherry Hill Mall, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood will open its doors on June 8. Make a reservation if you’re looking for a new, upscale spot to enjoy seafood or steak.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
2000 NJ-38 #1072
Cherry Hill, NJ

Gass & Main, Haddonfield 

Named after the Las Vegas cross-streets of the same names, Gass & Main opened recently in Haddonfield, NJ. This BYOB spot features seasonal dishes for lunch, dinner, and brunch.  

Gass & Main
7 Kings Court
Haddonfield, NJ

Godavari, Princeton 


Specializing in authentic Indian food, Godavari recently opened its third location in New Jersey, this time in Princeton. The menu features soups, appetizers, and favorites such as Babai Idly (steamed rice and lentil patties) and Bengaluru Bendi Pulusu (an okra special).

465 Nassau Park Blvd
Princeton, NJ

Jarana, East Rutherford 


American Dream Mall welcomes an authentic Peruvian experience, with the addition of Jarana to its restaurant roster. Corporate Executive Chef Jesus Delgado is at the helm, ready to showcase Peruvian cooking in its purest form. And if you’re looking for a Peruvian cocktail, order yourself a Pisco Sour. 

1 American Dream Way 
East Rutherford, NJ

Jerkies, Elizabeth 

Recently opened in Elizabeth, Jerkies defines itself as the “best jerk cuisine in town. Located in the heart of Historic Midtown Elizabeth, the restaurant brings vibrant flavors with a menu that includes “big plates,” wings, sides, and more. 

11 Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 

Kaffa Espresso Bar, Jersey City 

Jersey City opens its arms to Kaffa Espresso Bar, a boho-chic coffee shop. At Kaffa, check out everything from cappuccino to chai to cortados. And yes, of course, there’s espresso.

Kaffa Espresso Bar
276 Newark Avenue 
Jersey City, NJ

The Promenade, Avon-by-the-Sea

Formerly known as the Avon Pavillion, the Promenade delivers an elevated dining experience right on the boardwalk. The restaurant will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The Promenade’s menu offers fresh sushi and poke bowls, pasta dishes, plus all the seafood you would expect from a restaurant at the ocean’s edge.

The Promenade’s owners are also the team behind Amelia’s By The Sea, in Spring Lake. You can expect the same quality food and service at this new location. And beach goers will love the convenient concession window, where they can grab salads, ice cream, and more.

RP Prime Steak & Seafood 

Be on the lookout for the Fair Lawn opening of RP Prime Steak & Seafood this May. Their hand-selected steaks are center cut and aged on premises. In addition to the sit-down menu, be sure to check out the takeout selections as well.  

RP Prime Steak & Seafood
41-11 Route 4
Fair Lawn, NJ

Salsa Latin Bistro, Newark 

Located inside Newark’s Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Salsa Latin Bistro serves Latin American-inspired dishes from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, and Peru.

Salsa Latin Bistro
860 Market Street
Newark, NJ