New Jersey

REVIEWS OF NEW JERSEY’S MOST POPULAR (AND LEAST POPULAR) BARS AND RESTAURANTS.

Kai Yang

Kai Yang

I grew up eating a lot of Thai food. There was this place in Sherman Oaks, CA called Lanna Thai that I ate at constantly as a youngster that used to be a swimmi...

Bareburger – Montclair

I first had Bareburger at their Chelsea location back in the day. Ms. Hipster and I were in the middle of some modified paleo diet in front of a trip to Anguill...
Bloom

Bloom

Bloom is a restaurant on Bloomfield Ave. Just in case you were wondering where they got the insanely creative name. What happens if they move? Maybe they become...
Aozora

Aozora

Yay, it's sushi. The go-to takeout food for all of us "metropolitan" types. Because, you know, real Americans don't eat that raw fish stuff. Bullshit, I say. I ...
Zeugma

Zeugma

Greece is the time, is the place, is the motion. Now, Greek is the way we are feeling. For dinner! Actually Zeugma is technically Mediterranean/Turkish and not ...
Fresco Da Franco

Fresco Da Franco

Church Street in Montclair is a lovely street. About as lovely as they come. But you always take your chances sitting outside. Especially in NJ, where every ass...
Costanera

Costanera

I can't say that I had a ton of experience with Peruvian anything before eating at Costanera. I think those dudes with the pan flutes at the Third Street Promen...
Leone's

Leone’s

Leone’s has been on Gordon Ramsay’s show, Kitchen Nightmares not once, but twice. If you haven’t seen that program, it entailed shouty chef Ramsay going into a ...
DLV Lounge

DLV Lounge

One of the great mysteries in life is what the DLV in the DLV Lounge stands for. Also mysterious is why they call it a lounge. Because it is most definitely not...
Faubourg

Faubourg

The hope is that Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair will eventually be filled with restaurants opened by former Manhattan chefs. With lower rents and arguably better ...
Dingbatz

Dingbatz

What's a little white supremacy music between friends? Well, if you listen to most people, a little nazi music is a little too much nazi music. But the bookers ...
Lotus Oriental Cuisine

Lotus Oriental Cuisine

First there was Chinatown East. And then there was some place called Seasons. That was followed by two local Chinese joints named Sesame and then Chengdu 1, bot...

Rutt’s Hut

This place is not only an institution, it kinda looks like one. If that institution was a bizarro 1970's time capsule built of linoleum, wood paneling and schma...