Garden State Dining

Restaurants

5 Stars: Portuguese Manor (Perth Amboy)

5 Stars: Thai Tida (Lambertville)

5 Stars: Bollywood Tadka (East Brunswick)

5 Stars: Neelam Exotic Indian Cuisine (Middletown)

4.5 Stars: Hailey’s Harp and Pub (Metuchen)

4.5 Stars: Nonna’s Citi Cucina (Englishtown)

4.5 Stars: Toki Japanese Restaurant (Red Bank)

4.5 Stars: Mie Thai (Woodbridge)

4.5 Stars: Flavours of Manila (East Brunswick)

4 Stars: Max’s Restaurant (Jersey City)

4 Stars: Pete & Elda’s Bar and Carmen’s Pizza (Neptune)

4 Stars: The Brothers Italian Cuisine (Red Bank)

4 Stars: Sissy’s at the Harbor (Atlantic Highlands)

4 Stars: Princetonian Diner (Princeton)

4 Stars: Ichiban 18 (East Brunswick)

4 Stars: Penang (Edison)

4 Stars: Clinton Station Diner (Clinton)

4 Stars: Nunzio’s Kitchen (Sayreville)

4 Stars: New Monmouth Diner (Middletown)

4 Stars: Dusal’s Italian Restaurant (Freehold)

4 Stars: Thai Thai Cuisine (Old Bridge)

4 Stars: Jose Tejas (Woodbridge)

4 Stars: Villa Pizza (Holmdel)

4 Stars: Giuseppe’s Pizza and Restaurant (Hazlet)

4 Stars: H-Mart Food Court (Edison)

4 Stars: Piero’s Restaurant (Union Beach)

4 Stars: New Beijing (Atlantic Highlands)

4 Stars: Sultan’s Palace (Matawan)

4 stars: The Brass Rail Bar and Grill (Matawan)

4 Stars: Melody’s Cafe (Lincroft)

4 Stars: Hao Sushi and Seafood Buffet (Middletown)

4 stars: Tony’s Freehold Grill (Freehold)

4 Stars: Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet (East Brunswick)

4 Stars: Simply Southern (Belmar)

4 Stars: Fiesta Grill (Jersey City)

4 Stars: Eli’s Hot Bagels (Aberdeen)

4 Stars: Mike’s Dairy and Deli (Atlantic Highlands)

4 Stars: La Madona (Matawan)

4 Stars: Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge)

4 Stars: Woody’s Ocean Grille (Sea Bright)

4 Stars: Harold’s Deli (Edison)

4 Stars: Phil-Am (Colonia)

4 Stars: What’s the Scoop (Metuchen)

4 Stars: The Loving Hut (Matawan)

4 Stars: Ocean Bay Diner (South Amboy)

4 Stars: The Halal Guys (East Brunswick)

4 Stars: Shanghai Bun (Matawan)

4 Stars: Front Street Trattoria (Red Bank)

4 Stars: Country Griddle (Flemington)

4 Stars: Trattoria Rustica (Matawan)

3.5 Stars: J.J Btting’s Brewery (Woodbridge)

3.5 Stars: Surf Taco (Red Bank)

3.5 Stars: El Meson (Freehold)

3.5 Stars: Denino’s Pizza Place (Aberdeen)

3.5 Stars: Esposito’s Pizza (Matawan)

3.5 Stars: Number One Chinese (Union Beach)

3.5 Stars: West Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant (Matawan)

3.5 Stars: Haldi Chowk (Middletown)

3.5 Stars: Nutley Diner (Nutley)

3.5 Stars: Uncle Jack’s Good 2 Go (Ocean)

3.5 Stars: Dublin House (Red Bank)

3 Stars: Memphis Pig Out (Atlantic Highlands)

3 Stars: Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits (Keyport)

3 Stars: Menlo Park Diner (Edison)

3 Stars: Crown Palace (Middletown)

2.5 Stars: Liu’s Garden (Hazlet)

2 Stars: Wah Mei Kitchen (Port Monmouth)

1.5 Stars: Hazlet Pizza (Hazlet)

Restaurants We Miss

Tre Amici (Long Branch)

Don Quixote Inn (Old Bridge)

Eurasian Eatery (Red Bank)

The Poet’s Inn (Matawan)

Hao Sushi (Middletown)

Melody’s Cafe (Lincroft)

Mie Thai (Woodbridge)

Steak & Ale (Middletown)

Odds & Ends

Chair From Memphis Pig Out to Reside at Historical Society

Perth Amboy’s Portuguese Manor Has Sold; Will Changes Come?

Dining Establishments Coming and Going in Atlantic Highlands

What’s Going on at the Old Ruby Palace in Holmdel?

Hats Off to Chili’s

Portuguese Manor’s Lethal Spanish Coffee

Moroccan Food at a Friend’s House

The Hierarchy of Awful Chain Pizza

Bringing in a Guest Contributor

10 Bottles of Glenlivet at an Indian Restaurant

IHOP or Perkins?

Admit It, You Go to Ikea Just to Eat

The Unlikely and Heroic Combination of Scotch and Indian Food

Zarzuela at Portuguese Manor