This month, we are happy to share exciting new dining destinations across the state. Check out these new eateries featuring seafood, hot dogs, cocktails, and more.
1950 Originals, Westwood
Owned by Daniel DeMiglio, grandson of the founders of the now-shuttered Callahan’s, 1950 Originals is the place to go for deep-fried, grilled dogs. Have a bite in the shop or buy some to take home.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, New Brunswick
New York-born pizza chain Artichoke Basille’s Pizza is now open. The famous, fast-casual pizza chain is known for its large, like super large, slices of pizza and signature artichoke pie. Check out this iconic pizza spot if you like big slices or if you’re a late-night eater.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
104 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
You can’t go wrong with Big Dogs Cafe. The menu features American favorites such as hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, and shakes. This is the go-to spot if you’re looking for a quick bite or planning to order in for a game night.
Big Dogs Cafe
Bistro Iberia, Highlands
Iberian-inspired restaurant Bistro Iberia brings a combination of the best of Andalusia, Barcelona, the Pyrenees, and Portugal. With dishes including yellowfin tuna, lamb chops, and honey-lavender roasted duck breast, this newly opened restaurant offers the Highlands community a must-visit destination.
122 Bay Avenue
Farinella Artisanal Pizza & Bakery, Newark
Newark welcomes Farinella Artisanal Pizza & Bakery, a pizzeria representing a new era of innovation in pizza making. Different from traditional New York-style pizza, Farinella takes care to explore ingredients, give fermentation the time it deserves, and ensure the dough’s hydration level. Check them out and taste the difference.
Farinella Artisanal Pizza & Bakery
One Gateway Center
Greens and Grains, Mays Landing
This month, the fast-casual Greens and Grains, known for vegan and vegetarian offerings, opened its doors in Mays Landing. Stop in for a smoothie bowl, cold-pressed juice, sandwich, salad, or an interesting side dish!
Greens and Grains
4215 Black Horse Pike #340
Mays Landing, NJ
Just Salad, Morristown
Are you in the mood for a fresh salad, wrap, or a refreshing smoothie? Just Salad is the perfect place for all of the above. With a new location in Morristown the menu features seasonal salads, like the crispy chicken poblano and Tokyo supergreens, an earth-friendly salad with a low carbon footprint. You’ll be sure to feel good after eating here.
191 East Hanover Avenue
Kong Dog, Union City
No other place serves corn dogs like Kong Dog. Now located in Union City, Kong Dog has a menu with the most creative options, like sweet potato Kong Dog, Churro Kong Dog, Hot Cheetohs Kong Dog, and milk bubble tea. It’s a cool place to try super creative, unexpected combinations.
4900 Bergenline Avenue
Union City, NJ
Maddy Rose, Jersey City
A charming waterfront eatery called Maddy Rose is now open, and in a fascinating location: inside the Liberty House venue in Jersey City. The new restaurant will feature a raw bar with East and West Coast oysters, jumbo shrimp cocktails, snackable vegetable-forward plates, and steaks. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a relaxed evening with friends, not to mention its beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline.
Maddy Rose (Scroll to bottom of Liberty House homepage.)
76 Audrey Zapp Drive, 1st floor
Jersey City, NJ
It’s been over two years since the prominent Dubliner closed its doors, on River Street. And now the three-floor restaurant with a rooftop is home to Metropolis. Split into three concepts, the first floor is a traditional, sit-down restaurant and wine bar. On the second floor you’ll find more of a sports bar vibe, where guests can watch games and order wings, fries, dips, and more. And the year-round rooftop is the place to be for brunch, lunch, and dinners with a creative cocktail menu.
96 River Street
Tap & Bitters, Warren
If you’re looking to sample new brews, drink specialty cocktails, or find a relaxed dining experience, check out Tap & Bitters, in Warren. The New Orleans-inspired restaurant combines Cajun and Creole influences. Menu items include blackened mahi mahi tacos, gumbo, and jambalaya.
Tap & Bitters
200 Liberty Corner Road
Tinjune Downtown, Newark
An Asian-inspired culinary destination, Tinjune Downtown offers a dinner-meets-nightlife experience. The spot recently opened in Newark’s North End and serves craft cocktails as well as dishes including signature dim sum, lobster satay, tomahawk steak, and fried cheesecake.
494 Broad Street
Toast x Bowl, Hoboken
The masters of toast are now in Hoboken. Toast x Bowl has opened its door with a range of creative sandwich combinations. You’ll also find customizable rice bowls, featuring your choice of bulgogi, steak, tofu, or shrimp. Looking for coffee, tea, or a fun dessert option? This is also the place to be.
Toast x Bowl
328 Washington Street