Around the Clock Diner
Around the Clock Diner

Essex, Hudson, Mercer and more—including a big opening at American Dream Mall, in East Rutherford. Our latest Openings feature has the Garden State covered, with recent and upcoming openings we’re ready to sink our teeth into.

Around the Clock Diner, East Rutherford

All-day breakfast at Around the Clock Diner

The time is now for Around the Clock Diner. Opened on January 22 at American Dream, in East Rutherford, this self-described “finer diner” has it all: disco fries, burgers, pastas, and sandwiches. And not to worry, all-day breakfast is most definitely in the house.

In addition to amped-up diner classics, Executive Chef Michael Feinberg (R Bar, Asbury Park) brings menu items including a vegan cauliflower steak with chimichurri, a roast half chicken, spinach lasagna, and more. And if that’s not enough, get to know your hand-baked donut options, including the donut sundae and donut-topped shakes. 

Around the Clock Diner
The American Dream 
Court A, Level 3
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ

D’Serve, Flemington

D’Serve, in Flemington

Opening soon in Flemington, D’Serve will showcase a fusion of French, Latin, and Caribbean cuisines. And with a menu that will change every two weeks, you can enjoy an element of surprise with each visit. The grand opening is scheduled for February.

32 Main Street
Flemington, NJ

Dipped ‘N Smashed, Hoboken 

Burger lovers and doughnut fans unite! Check out Hoboken’s Dipped ‘N Smashed: a BYOB (Build Your Own Burger), and BOYD (Build Your Own Doughnut) spot. While you’re there, indulge in ice cream and milkshake selections, many of which also include a doughnut element.

Dipped ‘N Smashed
91 Washington Street 
Hoboken, NJ

Farinolio, Summit

Farinolio, coming soon to Summit

Here’s another one to keep on your radar, slated to open this spring: Farinolio, named after the Italian words for its core ingredients: farina (flour) and olio (oil). Having successfully established its first location in Westfield, the Farinolio team is dedicated to bringing the authentic flavors of Italian culture to the Summit community through its fresh baked goods.

Summit, NJ (Street address not yet disclosed.)

Giddy’s, Highland Park 

A beloved East Brunswick kosher pizzeria and Italian restaurant, is relocating soon to Highland Park. Giddy’s offers a variety of pizza favorites, including meat lovers, Sicilian, white cheese, vegan, and Philly cheesesteak pizza. 

Coming soon to:
17 N 4th Avenue 
Highland Park, NJ

Currently located at:
233 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ

Kinjo, Newark
Kinjo, in Newark

Find Japanese favorites like dumplings, bao, sushi, and ramen at the recently opened Kinjo’s restaurant in Newark. Owner and chef Jamie Knott (Saddle River Inn, Madame, and Cellar 335) with business partner Robert Palmer, expands Newark’s vibrant culinary scene with this exciting new Washington Street spot.

159 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 

La Colina Mexican Cantina, Cranford

La Colina Mexican Cantina, in Cranford

New to Cranford, La Colina Mexican Cantina offers tacos, enchiladas, margaritas, and more. This is the restaurant’s second location, with the first in Warren. Whether you’re looking for a spot for a date night or a family celebration, give La Colina Mexican Cantina a try.

La Colina Mexican Cantina
2 S Ave. W 
Cranford, NJ

Let’s Noodle, Morristown 

Are you ready for some noodles? Let’s Noodle, an Asian Fusion eatery, brings noodle bowls to the next level. Elevating the noodle bowl experience with a menu featuring Let’s Noo-Choo Signature Bowls, Dan Dan Noodle Signature Bowls, and Let’s Noodle Signature Bowls.

Let’s Noodle
26 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ

Shake Shack, North Brunswick

Fast-casual chain Shake Shack has arrived in North Brunswick, and this one’s got a twist: a drive-through! This is the first-ever drive-through for Shake Shack, so drive on up and order yourself a ShackBurger — or something else — from the menu of iconic burger and shake options.

Shake Shack
240 Grand Avenue 
North Brunswick Township, NJ

Taco De Ojo Taqueria, Westfield

Coming soon to Westfield, Taco de Ono Taqueria is gearing up to offer tortillas, tamales, and, oh yes, sushi burritos. The opening date remains TBD, so keep an eye out. 

Taco De Ojo Taqueria
106 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ

TNT’s Cafe, Blackwood

Exciting news for boba tea lovers! A brand-new TNT’s Cafe has debuted in Blackwood, offering a selection of milk/bubble tea, a coffee menu, and two classic Vietnamese dishes, including banh mi hoagies and goi cuon spring rolls. Super instagrammable, the cafe features a cute floral backdrop with a neon sign. 

TNT’s Cafe 
5101 NJ-42 #11
Blackwood, NJ

KPOT Korean BBQ, Lawrenceville

If you’re looking for an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant, has experienced remarkable growth, now with a new addition at the Quaker Bridge Mall. Whether you’re a Korean BBQ regular or trying it for the first time, it’s high time you add this spot to your list.

3320 US-1, Unit 1052
Lawrenceville, NJ