NJ Openings: Beachside Dining, Tacos, and Cajun Flair

Casa Del Rey Kitchen Ribbon Cutting
Casa Del Rey Kitchen Ribbon Cutting

We’re back with the latest list of must-visit restaurants for you to explore. Check out this list for a new taco spot in Beach Haven, an Indian restaurant in Montclair, a winery in Vorhees, and much more.

alBadawi, Somerville

The popular Palestinian restaurant Al Badawi will open its first location, in Somerville, New Jersey. Get ready to enjoy dishes like Malouf, Middle Eastern-style flatbread pizzas, bamia, a tomato stew with okra and beef, and ouzi, a flavorful rice dish with meat and vegetables.

190 Main Street
Somerville, NJ

Cafe Vera, Fort Lee

If you are looking for a cozy, work-friendly cafe environment check out Cafe Vera. At Cafe Vera, the Asian-inspired menu includes lunch and brunch specials. You’ll also find unique drinks including lavender matcha, Hojicha latte, Vera’s milk oolong, and more. 

Cafe Vera
302 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ

Casa Del Rey Kitchen, Roselle Park (pictured at top)

Casa Del Rey Kitchen, Roselle Park

Roselle Park’s Casa del Rey, known for its premier venue for weddings, birthdays, and more, has expanded its offerings with the introduction of Casa Del Rey Kitchen. Enjoy an array of small plates like short rib mac and cheese, grilled skewers, and Wagyu smashed sliders, complemented by the selection of cocktails and wine flights.

Casa Del Rey Kitchen
147 Westfield Ave. W.
Roselle Park, NJ

Dhamaal, Montclair

Dhamaal, Montclair, NJ Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2024

Montclair’s newest hot spot, Dhamaal, brings the bold and vibrant flavors of India to New Jersey. From Indian-style tacos and flavorful pizzas to sizzling tandoori dishes and freshly baked naan, Dhamaal is worth a visit next time you’re in the area.

11 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ

Gotan Restaurant, Hoboken

There’s a new two-floor restaurant in Hoboken that’s perfect for coffee lovers and fans of Mediterranean cuisine. Check out Gotan for delicious coffee, cappuccinos, and Mediterranean dishes such as shakshuka, chicken shawarma, cauliflower tahini, and more.

Gotan Restaurant
770 Jackson Street
Hoboken, NJ

Jimmy’s Family Kitchen, Verona

Jimmy's Family Kitchen, Verona, NJ Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2024

If you’re craving homestyle comfort food, pay a visit to Jimmy’s Family Kitchen, in Verona. Choose from classics like chicken Parmesan, osso buco, and a variety of pasta dishes and salads to satisfy your cravings.

Jimmy’s Family Kitchen 
125 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ

Marcus LIVE!, East Rutherford

Marcus Live! East Rutherford, NJ Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2024

American Dream, in East Rutherford, welcomes Marcus LIVE! restaurant. It’s the perfect place for a date night or a night out with friends. Serving American-fine-quality dishes, crafted cocktails, and housemade desserts, Marcus LIVE! is also the place to be for live music every week. 

Marcus LIVE!
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ

Raising Cane’s, Deptford

From the 3-Finger Combo to the 75-Finger Tailgate, consider Raising Cane’s the chicken finger capital of the world. The newest location, in Deptford, NJ, is now open.

Raising Cane’s
1860 Deptford Center Road
Deptford, NJ

Saddlehill Winery & Vineyard, Voorhees

Saddlehill Winery and Vineyard, NJ Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2024

Escape to Saddlehill Winery & Vineyard, in Voorhees, for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting. Sample a variety of wines crafted from locally grown grapes while soaking in the scenic views of the grounds. 

Saddlehill Winery & Vineyard
1407 White Horse Road
Voorhees Township, NJ

Sangwich Spot & Pintxe Tacos, Beach Haven

Sangwich Spot & Pintxe Tacos, Beach Haven, NJ Restaurant Openings, Jersey Bites, May 2024

Beach Haven is set to open a dual-dining experience at aa two-in-one eatery called Sangwich Spot & Pintxe Tacos. Stay tuned for the official opening date at this sandwiches-and-tacos spot!

Sangwich Spot & Pintxe Tacos, Beach Haven
510 N Bay Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ

Shaka Kitchen, Morristown

Transport yourself to a Hawaiian-island experience, at Shaka Kitchen in Morristown. Feast on delicious poke bowls made fresh; enjoy crispy Spam musubi; and sip on tropical drinks designed to fuel your mind, body, and soul. Find healthy food all sourced with fresh ingredients every time to visit. 

Shaka Kitchen
62 South Street
Morristown, NJ

TASCA, Montclair

Iberian cuisine has found a home on Bloomifield Avenue, in Montclair, NJ. TASCA Spanish-Portuguese restaurant is a collaboration between Rob Motel and Chef Rob Santello. Located in the previous home of Palato, in Montclair, TASCA offers a prix-fixe menu that features a rotating three-course dining experience, accompanied by a la carte options for desserts and cheese boards. You’ll also find a wide selection of wines to complement each meal.

377 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ