NJ Restaurant Openings in Bloomfield, Cherry Hill, Paramus, and More

The Garden State is hopping with new spots for salads, pizza, BBQ, and more. Take a look at the latest openings, then go grab a bite!

Bacchanal Junction, Bloomfield

table of food at Bacchanal Junction, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

Bloomfield just welcomed a new restaurant to its culinary scene with the grand opening of Bacchanal Junction. This Caribbean restaurant and bar serves Caribbean fusion, including jerk salmon and stewed kingfish with Creole sauce. But that’s not all—Bacchanal Junction also serves island-styled drinks like the Hibiscus Buccaneer, the Caribbean Kiss Pisco Sour, and more.

Bacchanal Junction 
558 Arlington Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 

Crunch Cafe, New Brunswick

Crunch Cafe, New Brunswick, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

Two ambitious siblings, both Rutgers students, recently opened Crunch Café in the Rutgers Hillel building in New Brunswick. What started as a project has quickly become a go-to spot for students and staff on campus. Crunch Cafe serves a variety of kosher and vegetarian options, including sandwiches, salads, mini cakes, milkshakes, and boba tea. 

Crunch Cafe
70 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Embark Smoked Meats, Boonton

Embark Smoked Meats, Boonton, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

From experimenting with a smoker and mastering BBQ techniques to taking the leap and purchasing a food truck to now opening the doors to its first-ever restaurant, Embark Smoked Meats has arrived. A paradise for meat lovers, this Boonton business offers dishes including brisket, ribs, smoked sausage, burgers, hot dogs, and chicken. You’ll also find side options like loaded fries and mac and cheese.

Embark Smoked Meats
811 Main Street 
Boonton, NJ

FiNNBAR, Frenchtown

Earlier in the year, we teased the upcoming opening of FiNNBAR, in Frenchtown. And now they’re now open! Indulge in a seasonal, produce-driven, locally sourced meal featuring Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Start your culinary journey with appetizers like fried butternut squash with turmeric and yogurt sauce, or savor the crispy duck confit with cavolo nero, celery root purée, and sage salsa verde. And whatever you do, don’t miss out on the desserts!

7 Bridge Street
Frenchtown, NJ

Livoti’s Old World Market, Brick

The popular Italian grocery store Livoti’s Old World Market, known for gourmet meats and other delicacies, has opened its first Ocean County, NJ, location. Here, you can explore Italian cheese, bread, and other imports. You can also order freshly prepared meals as a catering option.

Livoti’s Old World Market
1930 NJ-88 Suite 6
Brick Township, NJ

Pinstripes, Paramus

Eat, drink, and bowl at the new Pinstripes, an Italian bistro and entertainment venue at Garden State Plaza. Stop in to find the ultimate combination of entertainment and bites. The menu features a variety of Italian pasta dishes, brick oven pizzas, a wide selection of cocktails, and more. 

1 Garden State Plaza Boulevard
Paramus, NJ

Raising Cane’s, Cherry Hill

Raising Cane's, Cherry Hill, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

Another new Raising Cane’s location has opened in Cherry Hill. Now, locals can indulge in delicious Southern-style chicken paired with sides like coleslaw, Texas toast, and fries. Don’t miss out on the  famous lemonade, which is such a hit that you can even buy a whole jug to enjoy at home.

Raising Cane’s
2014 Rte 70 W.
Cherry Hill, NJ 

Ryfe’s Bar, Moorestown

Ryfe's Bar, Moorestown, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

Moorestown Mall is now home to Ryfe Bar, a fresh eatery offering a variety of burgers, steaks, and seafood, plus a full-service bar stocked with custom cocktails. Stop in for a meal, order takeout, or make a reservation for the Chef’s Table Experience, which includes a welcome toast and five courses.

Ryfe’s Bar
400 NJ-38 Moorestown Mall
Moorestown, NJ

Panko Pizza, Middletown

Panko Pizza, Middletown, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

The masterminds behind NYC’s artichoke pizza and the creators of the mustard pie at Lions & Tigers & Squares have opened a new location in Middletown: Panko Pizza. Guests can order gourmet pies like the vodka Sicilian pie, hot oil pie, sausage butter, and onion pie. 

Panko Pizza
1104 NJ-35
Middletown, NJ 

SQ Pizza, Montvale

SQ Pizza, Montvale, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

Another exciting addition to the Garden State’s pizza scene is SQ Pizza, in Montvale. The pizzas are made with a high-hydration, long-rising, 72-hour dough using quality ingredients and non-GMO wheat flour imported from Italy. This process gives each pie its own distinct flavor. And for pizza lovers with gluten sensitivity, SQ Pizza offers options for everyone to enjoy.

SQ Pizza
200 Market Street, Suite 260
Montvale, NJ

Turning Point, Oakhurst

Turning Point, Oakhurst, Jersey Bites, Alexa Chavarria, NJ Restaurant Openings

Favored for its delicious breakfast, lunch, and brunch offerings, Turning Point has arrived in Ocean Township. Swing by for a delightful selection of pancakes, waffles, egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, and more. You can also book a private room for a party or event.

Turning Point
605 NJ-35
Oakhurst, NJ