NJ Restaurant Openings: Burgers, Barbecue, Noodles, and More

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new burger spot or you need to broaden your plant-based horizons, our latest roundup of openings in the Garden State has an option for you. Check out the list below and then head out to try something new!

86 & Vine Wine & Cocktail Parlor, Norwood

86 and Vine (photo credit LifeMosaic Photography | Christina Nuzzo)

From date nights and girls’ night out to lunch with friends and after-work meetups, 86 & Vine is primed to be a go-to spot in Bergen County. The 3,500 sq. ft. space features 500 hand-picked, personally tasted wines at all price points and from all growing regions. Sit back in one of the cushy seats and enjoy the globally influenced, tapas-style small bites menu and craft cocktails. You can even shop their selection of cocktail baskets, mixers, and other accessories for easy gift giving and home bartending.

86 & Vine Wine & Cocktail Parlor
519 Livingston Street
Norwood, NJ

Bareburger, Jersey City 

Bareburger, Jersey City, Jersey Bites, Openings, May 2023
Bareburger, Jersey City 

The health-conscious burger joint Bareburger recently opened in Jersey City. The mouthwatering, ethically sourced burgers maintain the brand’s commitment to using sustainable, all-natural, and fresh ingredients. Not a beef fan? Try one of the meatless burgers or salads.

143 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ

Boots & Bones, Jersey City 

Boots & Bones, Jersey City, Jersey Bites, Restaurant Openings, May 2023
Boots & Bones, Jersey City 

Located directly across from the Grove Street Path station, Boots & Bones recently opened on Newark Ave. in Jersey City. The Southern-inspired American restaurant features slow-cooked and smoked barbecue, fresh seafood, several vegetarian options. You’ll also find a variety of creative cocktails and mocktails.

Boots & Bones
116 Newark Ave. 
Jersey City, NJ

Cafe Crevier, Denville 

Located in downtown Denville, Cafe Crevier offers a trendy, modern vibe. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And check out the weekend brunch, complete with live music. 

Cafe Crevier
25 E Main Street
Denville, NJ

DIG of NYC, Bridgewater Commons 

DIG of NYC, Bridgewater Commons, Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2023
DIG of NYC, Bridgewater Commons 

Renowned NYC spot DIG expands its culinary footprint to include its first New Jersey. Find the new spot at The Village at Bridgewater Commons. From the avocado grain bowl to charred chicken to build-your-own options, there’s something for everyone.

610 Commons Way #4310
Bridgewater, NJ 

Good Dog Bar, Atlantic City 

Good Dog Bar, Atlantic City, Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2023
Good Dog Bar, Atlantic City 

Now open in AC, lively meets chill at Good Dog Bar’s second location. Check out the creative beverage menu, daily specials, and more. Good Dog Bar even offers an “allergy menu,” to help guests with food sensitivities and allergies have a clear understanding of what they can or cannot eat.

Good Dog Bar
3426 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 

The Gyro Project, Fort Lee

The Gyro Project, Fort Lee, Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2023
The Gyro Project, Fort Lee

This June, Fort Lee welcomes the Gyro Project. The menu will feature authentic Greek street food and modern options. Visit the Gyro Project for house-stacked gyros, souvlaki, bowls, salads, rotisserie meats, and poultry. You can also find several vegan options.

The Gyro Project
2151 Lemoine Ave.
Fort Lee, NJ

Jerrell’s BETR BRGR, Hoboken 

Jerrell's Betr Brgr, Hoboken, Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2023
Jerrell’s Betr Brgr, Hoboken 

Hoboken’s new late-night vegan burger spot, Jerrell’s BETR BRGR, serves 100% plant-based burgers. The menu also includes a range of delectable sides. Enjoy crispy fries, flavorful chili, and other famed menu items such as shakes and soft serves. 

324 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 

Kanji Noodle Bar, Cherry Hill 

Craving top-of-the-line, delicious noodles? Look no further than Kanji Noodle Bar, the latest culinary gem at Cherry Hill. Known for its exceptional ramen and Yakisoba noodles, Kanji takes pride in crafting savory broths, donburi rice bowls, and appetizers such as gyoza, Kanji wings, seaweed salad, and more.

Kanji Noodle Bar
1558 Kings Highway N.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Latin Port, Metuchen

Discover the vibrant flavors of Latin America at Latin Port, the newest Latin American restaurant in downtown Metuchen. Latin Port brings the rich and traditional flavors of Latin food through dishes like costillas, Cuban masitas, Costa Rican carne en salsa, Brazilian moqueca, Peruvian rostisado, and more. 

Latin Port 
333 Lake Ave.
Metuchen, NJ 

Lita, Aberdeen Township 

Lita, Aberdeen Township, Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2023
Lita, Aberdeen Township 

Bringing Portuguese classics like fejauda, rissóis de camarão and fideo to Aberdeen Township, Lida is an Iberian spot in Aberdeen. Begin your dining experience with Essenciales, a delightful assortment of Spanish and Portuguese light bites and tapas designed to be shared before digging into the main course. Then prepare to choose from an array of dishes. Options include fiery piri piri chicken, clams, chorizo, and the restaurant’s signature paella dishes.

1055 NJ-34 
Aberdeen Township, NJ 

Los Barbaros Birria, Asbury Park 

With its original location in Belmar, Los Barbaros Birria now calls Asbury Park home as well. Stop in for Tijuana-style cuisine, and don’t miss the tacos. Options from the menu include from tortuga birria, noodle birria, pizzabirria, quesabirrias, and mulitas.

Los Barbaros Birria
704 Main Street
Asbury Park, NJ

Paris Baguette, Ridgewood 

Ridgewood welcomes the international franchise Paris Baguette. Known for its assortment of baked and brewed goods, Paris Baguette offers quick pick-me-ups in a serene space for working. It just might be your new go-to destination. 

Paris Baguette
24 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ

Ugly Dumpling, Edison 

With a creative name and a menu to match, the Ugly Dumpling showcases a broad range of traditional and modern Chinese cuisine options. Check out the dim sum, soup buns, wonton options, noodles, Shanghai street classics, and more. 

Ugly Dumpling
561 US-1 
Edison, NJ

Raffi Juice Bar, Haledon

Raffi Juice Bar, Haledon, Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2023
Raffi Juice Bar, Haledon

Looking for a new juice bar? Swing by Belmont Avenue in Haledon for a stop into Raffi Juice Bar. You’ll find freshly made juices and quick ready-to-go items. If you’re looking to detox, you’ll find options for that as well.  

Raffi Juice Bar 
466 Belmont Ave.
Haledon, NJ