Thirty Acres;500 Jersey Ave, Jersey City (201-
435-3100). Seasonal local cuisine, featuring Arctic
char, pan-roasted mussels and lemon bars. D—Mon–
Thurs, 6–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 6–11 PM. Brunch—Sat, 11
AM– 3 PM. $$. AX, MC, D, V.
Waterside Restaurant and Catering;7800 B
River Rd, North Bergen (201-861-7767). American
Mediterranean fare, featuring avocado salad,
roasted veal chops and chocolate cake. L—11: 30
AM– 3 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 3–10 PM; Fri and Sat,
3–11 PM; Sun, noon– 3 PM. $$$. AX, MC, D, V.
Alice’s; 24 Nolan’s Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong
(973-663-9600). American cuisine, featuring chicken
wings, pan-fried crab cakes and Belgian chocolate
mousse. L—Tues–Sun, 11: 30 AM– 3 PM. D—Tues–Sun,
5–10 PM. Brunch—Sun, 10AM– 2 PM. (Open daily in
summer, call for hours). $$. DC, MC, V. ; I
L’Allegria 7-11 Prospect St, Madison (973-377-
6808). Italian cuisine, featuring burrata with
pickled nectarines, lobster flamed with cognac
and bourbon, and homade gelato. L—Mon–Fri,
11: 30 AM– 3 PM; Sat and Sun, noon– 3 PM. D—Mon–
Fri, 5–10 PM; Sat, 3–11 PM, Sun, noon– 9 PM. $$$.
AX, MC, D, V. G ; I
Rod’s Steakhouse & Seafood Grille
1 Convent Rd, Morristown (973-539-6666).
American cuisine, featuring crab cakes, prime
New York sirloin and sea bass. L—Mon–Sat, 11: 30
AM– 4 PM. D—daily, 4–10 PM. Brunch—Sun, 10
AM– 2 PM.$$$. AX, MC, V. G ;
Scalini Fedeli 63 Main St, Chatham (973-
701-9200). Northern Italian cuisine with heavy
French influence, featuring mushroom ravioli,
Chilean sea bass and braised short ribs. L—Mon–
Fri, noon– 2 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 5: 30–10 PM; Fri
and Sat, 5: 30-11 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V. G ;
Dalto 14 Market St, Clifton (973-778-4533).
Italian cuisine, featuring house-made pastas, filet
mignon and veal scaloppini. L–Tues–Fri, 11: 30
AM–2: 30 PM. D—Tues and Sat, 4:30–9: 30 PM; Sun,
4–9: 30 PM. $$$. AX, D, MC, V. BYO I
Kirkers Inn;237 Diamond Bridge Ave, Hawthorne
(973-427-7700). German-American fare, featuring
sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel and apple strudel.
Mon–Sat, 11: 30 AM–midnight. $$. AX, MC, V. G
La Riviera Trattoria 421 Piaget Ave (Rt 46 E),
Clifton (973-478-4181). Italian cuisine, featuring
fried calamari, fusilli in mushroom-and-white-wine
sauce and cannoli. Gluten-free menu available. Tues–
Thurs, 11 AM– 9 PM; Fri, 11 AM– 10 PM; Sat, 4–10 PM;
Sun, 2–8 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. G ; I
Rare, the Steak House 440 Main St, Little
Falls (973-256-6699). Steaks and Italian seafood,
featuring house-made pastas, veal chops and
desserts from Il Tulipano. L—Mon–Fri, noon– 5
PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 5–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM;
Sun, 5–9 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. G ;
Andre’s;188 Spring St, Newton (973-300-4192).
Eclectic fare, featuring mussels and clams in
white wine broth, penne pasta with duck confit
in truffle cream sauce, and inventive s’mores.
L—Wed–Fri, noon– 2 PM. D—Wed–Thurs, 5–9 PM;
Fri and Sat, 5–10 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V, DC. G ;
Forno Italiano 191 Woodport Rd, Sparta (973-
726-4202). Italian cuisine, featuring domestic and
imported cheeses and house-made meats, duck and
creamy ricotta cheesecake. Tues–Sat, noon– 10 PM.
Sun, 3: 30–9 PM. $$. AX, MC, V. G ; (;½ 8/13)
Down to the Bone;172 Lackawanna Dr,
Stanhope (973-347-2663). Barbecue fare, featuring
barbecue pizza, pulled pork and amaretto bread
pudding. L—Tues–Sun, 11: 30 AM–3: 30 PM. D—
Tues–Thurs and Sun, 4 PM–midnight; Fri and Sat,
2 PM– 2 AM. $$$. AX, MC, V, DC. G ; (;;½ 10/13)
Lafayette House Olde Lafayette Village,
between routes 94 and 15, Lafayette (973-579-
3100). American cuisine. L—Mon–Sat, 11: 30
AM–2: 30 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 4: 30–10 PM; Fri and
Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun, 4–9 PM. Brunch—Sun, 10 AM– 2
PM. Marquis Tavern, light fare and oyster bar.
Entertainment Fri and Sat, 8 PM. Open Mon–
Thurs, 11: 30 AM– 10 PM; Fri and Sat, 11: 30 AM– 11
PM; Sun, noon– 9 PM. $/$$. AX, MC, V. G I
Restaurant Latour Crystal Springs Resort, 1
Wild Turkey Way, Rt 94, Hardyston (973-827-0548).
American cuisine, featuring locally grown produce,
artisan cheeses and organic rack of Colorado mountain lamb; Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning cellar with more than 100,000 bottles. D—Thurs–Sun,
5–10 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V. G ;
NEW 100 Steps;215 Centennial Ave, Cranford
(908-276-6600). Seafood menu, featuring Samish
Bay oysters, octopus and pasta. D—Tues–Sat, 5–10
PM; oyster happy hour, Thurs–Sat, 4–5: 30 PM. $$$.
AX, MC, D, V. ; (;;; 11/14)
Amuse; 39 Elm St, Westfield (908-317-2640).
Modern French cuisine, featuring whipped
duck-liver mousse, lollipop kale with scallops
and passion-fruit soufflè. L—Mon–Sat, noon– 3
PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 5–9 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–10
PM; Sun, 5–8 PM. Brunch—Sun, 11 AM- 3 PM. $$$.
AX, MC, V. ; (;;; 7/14)
Boulevard Five72;572 Boulevard,
Kenilworth (908-709-1200). American cuisine
with global influences, featuring Jersey scallops, filet mignon, hazelnut tiramisu. L—Mon–
Fri, 11: 30 AM– 3 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 4–10 PM;
Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun, 4-8 PM. $$$. AX, D,
MC, V. G I ;
Chez Catherine 431 North Ave W, Westfield
(908-654-4011). French cuisine, featuring escargots with garlic and parsley, breast of duck with
orange sauce and apple tart. L—Tues–Fri, noon–
2: 30 PM. D—Tues–Sat, 5:30–9: 30 PM. $$$. AX, D,
MC, V. G I
Khyber Grill;684 Oak Tree Ave, S Plainfield
(908-226-5544). Northern Indian cuisine, featuring
kabobs, chicken korma and bhuna goat. D—Sun–
Thurs, 5: 30–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5-11: 30 PM. Lunch
buffet—Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM– 3 PM; Sat and Sun, 11
AM–3: 30 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. BYO (;;; 2/13)
Patria;169 West Main Street, Rahway (732-
943-7531). Pan-Latin cuisine, featuring ceviche,
slow-roasted pork and marinated grilled skirt
steak. D—Wed–Sun, 5–11 PM. Tapas and appetizers—Wed–Sun, until 2 AM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. G
Red Knot; 3 Golf Drive, Galloping Hill Golf
Course, Kenilworth (908-241-2211). Contemporary
pub fare, featuring house-made empanadas, duck-and-jicama spring rolls and toasted almond crème
brulée. L— 11 AM– 5 PM. D—Mon–Sun, 5–10 PM.
$$/$$$. AX, D, MC, V. G (;;; 10/14)
Ursino;1075 Morris Ave, Union (908-249-4099).
New American farm-to-table cuisine, featuring
Tuscan kale with lamb, tortellini, Barnegat scallops. L—Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM– 2 PM. D—Mon–Thurs,
5: 30–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5: 30–11 PM. $$$. AX, D,
MC, V. G
The Inn at Millrace Pond 313 Johnsonburg
Rd (Rt 519), Hope (908-459-4884). Seasonal
:: QUICK BITE::
10 Dehart Street, Morristown
Hours: Mon–Fri, 8 AM– 7 PM; Sat, 9 AM– 6 PM;
Sun, 9 AM– 5 PM
Style: Hardwood floors and bead-board
paneling add to the homey feel of this small,
Don’t Miss: Breakfast, served all day, ranges
from the tried and true—three-egg omelets
($5), t wo-egg sandwiches with sausage
($3.75), buttermilk pancakes ($6) and Belgian
waffles ($6)—to embellished takes like café
French toast ($8) topped with caramelized
bananas and walnuts. At lunch, you can have
your sandwich on artisan hero rolls in any
of four flavors (Tuscan pesto, Tuscan olive,
sun-dried tomato or rosemary and olive oil),
traditional hero rolls, artisan rolls (semolina,
7-grain or ciabatta) or wraps. Classic sandwiches ($7–$13) are served with hand-cut
potato chips and pickles. From the grill come
paninis ($9) and 8-ounce Angus burgers ($9)
elevated by hand-cut fries sprinkled with sea
salt. Overstuffed specialty sandwiches include
Tuscan chicken bruschetta topped with fresh
mozzarella on focaccia ($9). Hankering for
comfort food? Have a meatloaf sandwich with
pepper jack, sliced avocado and tomato ($9).
Salads are fresh and generous ($6–$12). Try
the baby spinach with grilled chicken breast,
dried cranberries, walnuts, poached pear,
blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette; or the
Mediterranean, with romaine, tomatoes, feta,
cucumbers, olives and Greek dressing. Add
chicken, shrimp or salmon for $3.
Heads Up: Deharty’s is located on a side
street off Morristown’s bustling main drag.
Parking in town can be difficult, but Deharty’s
has its own lot behind the restaurant. There’s
also a bike rack.
The Scoop: Deharty’s offers free local delivery and accepts all major credit cards.
—DEBORAH P. CARTER