Verjus 1790 Springfield Ave, Maplewood (973-
378-8990). Updated bistro classics, including
escargots, beef bourguignon and roast duckling.
L—Tues–Fri, noon– 2 PM. D—Tues–Thurs, Sun,
5: 30–9 PM; Fri and Sat, 5: 30–10 PM. Brunch—Sun,
noon– 2 PM. $$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. G I
Cucharamama 233 Clinton St, Hoboken (201-
420-1700). Latin-American cuisine featuring
seviche, poached octopus chunks in Peruvian
black-olive sauce and spiced-chocolate flan. D—
Tues–Thurs, 5–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun,
3–9 PM. Brunch—Sun, 11 AM– 3 PM. $$. AX, D, DC,
MC, V. G
The Dining Room at Anthony David’s 111
10th St, Hoboken (201-222-8359). Italian cuisine,
featuring grilled octopus tentacles and truffle
risotto. D—Tues–Sun, 5–10: 30 PM. Brunch—Mon–
Sun, 9 AM– 3 PM. $$$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. BYO
Dino & Harry’s Steakhouse 163 Fourteenth
St, Hoboken (201-659-6202). American fare, featuring steaks, chops and fish specials. D—Mon–
Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun, 4–9 PM. $$. AX, DC, MC, V. G I
Di Palma Brothers 8728 Kennedy Blvd, North
Bergen (201-868-3005). Neapolitan cuisine,
featuring grilled artichoke hearts, Italian-style
meatloaf and house-made gnocchi. L—Tues–Fri,
noon– 3 PM. D—Tues–Fri, 5–10 PM; Sat and Sun,
1: 30–10 PM. $$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. BYO XI
GP’s Restaurant & Bar 236 Pavonia Ave,
Jersey City (201-418-8800). Italian cuisine, featuring house-made pasta, Gorgonzola polenta and
seared Jersey scallops. D—Sun–Thurs, 5–10 PM;
Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM. Brunch—Sun, 11 AM– 3 PM $$$.
AX, D, DC, MC, V. G X (★★★ 5/13)
Edward’s Steak House 239 Marin Blvd,
Jersey City (201-761-0000). Classic prime-beef
steakhouse with seafood selections. L—Mon–Fri,
11 am– 4 PM. D—Mon–Sat, 4–10 PM. $$$. AX, D,
DC, MC, V. G X
Iron Monkey 97 Greene St, Jersey City (201-435-
5756). Gastropub, featuring Tuscan-style braised pork
shanks, boneless Angus ribeye and boutique beers.
D—Sun–Wed, 5: 30 PM–midnight; Thurs–Sat, 5: 30
PM– 1 AM. L—Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM–4: 30 PM. Brunch—
Sat and Sun, 11: 30 AM–4: 30 PM. $$. AX, MC, V. G X
Liberty House 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City
(201-395-0300). American bistro, featuring jumbo
lump crab cake, bluefin tuna and pumpkin cheesecake. L—Tues–Sat, noon– 3 PM. D—Tues–Thurs, and
Sun, 5–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM. Brunch—Sun, 11
AM– 3 PM. $$$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. G X (★★ 5/12)
La Fusta 1110 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen (201-
770-1965). Argentine cuisine, featuring grain-fed
beef, house-made gnocchi and avocado salad. Mon–
Fri, 11 AM–11: 30 PM; Sat, 11 AM–midnight; Sun, 2-11
PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. X
Light Horse Tavern 199 Washington St,
Jersey City (201-946-2028). Upscale gastropub
fare, featuring French onion soup, lobster gnocchi, fish and chips. L—Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM–3: 30
PM. D—Sun–Thurs 5–10 PM. Fri and Sat— 5–11 PM,
Brunch—Sat and Sun, 10: 30 AM– 3 PM. $$. AX, MC,
V, DC, D. G X
Marco & Pepe 289 Grove St, Jersey City
(201-860-9688). New American/Mediterranean
cuisine, featuring tiger shrimp in caramelized
garlic oil and seared tuna. D—Tues, Wed, Sun,
5:30–10: 30 PM; Thurs–Sat, 5: 30–11 PM. Brunch—
Tues–Sun, 10 AM– 4 PM. $$. AX, MC, V. G XI
Maritime Parc 84 Audrey Zapp Drive (Liberty
State Park), Jersey City (201-413-0050). Seafood-focused New American cuisine, featuring rock-shrimp risotto, pink snapper and rack of lamb. L—
Wed–Fri, 11 am– 5 PM. D—Sun, Tues–Thurs, 5–10
PM; Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM. Brunch, Sat–Sun, 11 AM– 5
PM. $$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. G X
Oceanos 2-27 Saddle River Rd, Fair Lawn (201-
796-0546). Greek-inspired seafood, featuring oysters,
char-grilled whole fish and seafood linguine. L—
Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM–3: 30 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 4–10 PM;
Fri, 4–11 PM; Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun, 1–10 PM. $$$. AX, D,
MC, V. X
Oh! Calamares 102 Kearny Ave, Kearny (201-
998-4111). Peruvian cuisine, featuring Lima-style
seafood, braised meats and house-made desserts.
D—Tues–Thurs, 4–9 PM; Fri, 4 PM– 1 AM; Sat, 1–10
PM; Sun, 1–9 PM. Brunch—Sat and Sun, 9 AM– 1 PM.
$$. D, D, MC, V. G
Satis Bistro 212 Washington St, Jersey City
(201-435-5151). Modern European bistro, featuring
gnocchi, cauliflower steak and gelato. D—Tues–
Sun, 5: 30–10 PM. Brunch—Sat–Sun, 11 AM–3: 30 PM.
$$. AX, D, MC, V. G X (★★½ 6/12)
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. $$. AX, MC, D, V.
Waterside Restaurant and Catering 7800 B
River Rd, North Bergen (201-861-7767). American
Mediterranean fare, featuring avocado salad,
roasted veal chops and chocolate cake. L—11: 30
AM– 3 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 3–10 PM; Fri and Sat,
3–11 PM; Sun, 12–3 PM. $$$. 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). $$. DC, MC, V. X I
L’Allegria 7-11 Prospect St, Madison (973-377-
6808). Italian cuisine, featuring tuna carpaccio,
grilled veal chops and sicilian cassata. L—Mon–
Fri, 11: 30 AM– 3 PM; Sat and Sun, noon– 3 PM. D—
Mon–Fri, 5–10 PM; Sat, 3–11 PM, Sun, 12–9 PM. $$.
AX, MC, D, V. G X I
Osteria Morini 107 Morristown Rd (Route
202N), Bernardsville (908-221-0040). Italian cui-
sine, featuring house-made pastas, boneless duck
breast and tiramisu. L—Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM–4: 30
PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 4: 30–10 PM; Fri, 4: 30–11 PM
and Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun, 4–9 PM. Brunch—Sun, 11
AM– 3 PM $$$. AX, MC, V, D. G X I (★★★ 7/12)
Rod’s Steakhouse & Seafood Grille
1 Convent Rd, Morristown (973-539-6666).
American cuisine, featuring crab cakes, prime
New York sirloin and sea bass. L—Mon–Sat, 11: 30
AM– 4 PM. D—daily, 4–10 PM. Brunch—Sun, 10
AM– 2 PM.$$$. AX, MC, V. G X
Smoke Rise Village 9 Perimeter Rd, Kinnelon
(973-838-7770). New American cuisine, featuring
Anais’ seafood boulé, bacon spring rolls and diver
scallops with wasabi. L—Tues–Fri, 11: 30–2 PM.
D—Tues–Sat, 5–10 PM. $$. AX, MC, V. G X
60 South Street, Morristown
Hours: Sun-Wed, 11: 30 AM- 10 PM; Thurs-Sat,
11: 30 AM- 11 PM
Style: Modern Italian with open kitchen,
brick walls, chic red and black accents and
ambient electro music. In warm weather, a
loft-style garage door opens to the sidewalk.
Don’t Miss: Millie’s signature trio of sirloin
meatballs, served with ricotta and drenched
in marinara ($10.50) or vodka sauce ($11.50).
You can order it topped with melted mozzarella or Parmesan. You can also get your fix
with variations on the classic meatball parm
sandwich, served on a hoagie roll ($12.75).
There are creative pizzas, like pistachio-pesto,
spicy sausage and Parmigiano-Reggiano; goat
cheese and fig compote with mozzarella, prosciutto and arugula; and white truffle cream
with mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano and
salami, each $19. If you’re avoiding carbs,
there are three salads, including a hefty antipasto with grape tomatoes, red onions and
Italian meats and cheeses ($14).
Heads Up: Parking on Morristown’s main
drag is always hard to find, but there’s a
little-known lot behind the restaurant, with
entrance around the corner on Pine Street.
The Scoop: Coal-fired or wood-fired?
Purists love to debate which traditional (and
increasingly hard to find) cooking method
makes the best pizza. At Millie’s, you can
decide for yourself. Brothers Vince and
Brandon Carabba offer two pizza menus,
one from the coal oven, the other from the
red-tiled, pod-shaped, Stefano Ferrara wood
oven imported from Italy. The pies mentioned above come from the wood oven, are a
little smoky and have puffy Neapolitan-style
crusts. The coal-fired pies are thin crust and
more traditional, and there are seven toppings you can add to them.
Buco 953 Allwood Road, Clifton (973-779-3500).
Italian cuisine, featuring eggplant rollatini, house-
made manicotti and horseradish salmon. L—Mon–
Fri, noon– 4 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 4–10 PM; Fri, 4–11
PM; Sat, 5–11 PM. Sun, 2–9 PM. $$$. AX, D, MC, V. G
Burger Deluxe 1420 Route 23 North, Wayne
(973-305-0033). American cuisine, featuring 14 dif-
ferent half-pound burgers; salads, mac and cheese.
Mon–Fri, 11 AM– 10 PM; Sat and Sun, 8 AM– 10 PM. $$.
AX, D, MC, V.
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.