Your trip to North Jersey isn’t complete when you haven’t dined at one of their amazing restaurants here. After a long day of property hunting, your stomach should already be growling and begging you to give the attention that it needs. Here are some of the top restaurants in North Jersey:
Where: 11 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542
Situated in the remodeled Princeton restaurant (once a landmark too), Agricola has a stylish, rural flair with a variety of chic accents including wooden ceilings, exposed brick walls and rough-hewn beams. Another eye-catching feature of the restaurant includes an expansive pewter bar. The restaurant comprises two floors and seven dining areas. Executive chef Josh Thomsen helms the kitchen with the aid of a bright and accommodating staff. Some of the notable dishes in the restaurant include North Carolina striped bass (comes with rich and flavorful chowder), Roasted butternut squash soup (topped with maple crème fraîche), and more.
Where: 331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Fascino is an Italian word that means fascination, glamour, and charm. The word perfectly describes this softly lit and minimalist-styled restaurant. Chef Ryan DePersio, who works here, is famous for using tantalizing flavors in creative ways. One of the restaurant’s specialties includes making fresh pasta daily. Here are some quick recommendations for you foodies: (for sides) mascarpone polenta fries with Gorgonzola fonduta; and (for mains) ramp casarecce with shaved goat cheese, morel crema, and crispy duck confit. What’s more, the restaurant offers an appealing vegetarian menu too.
Where: 484 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
If you like ordering the old-fashioned way – by asking the waiter or waitress what’s good tonight – Grissini Restaurant is the perfect dining spot for you. Halibut arrosto and handcrafted squid ink tagliolini are some of the highly recommended dishes here. If you love grilled steaks and chops, Grissini doesn’t disappoint. After a satisfying meal, you can indulge in the restaurant’s Italian and American wine selections. Oh and don’t forget to try out Grissini’s homemade lemon gelato – it’s a real treat!
Where: Liberty State Park, 84 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Maritime Parc is a sleek and modern restaurant located on the borders of Liberty Landing Marina. Accentuated with sailcloth-inspired translucent scrims, the restaurant also offers views of the Hudson River and lower Manhattan. The meals in this restaurant are prepared by executive chef/owner Chris Siversen. You can be sure that all meals here are prepared with high quality seasonal ingredients that are sustainable, organic, and locally-sourced. Chris Siversen has a penchant for bold flavors. For example, the chef likes to pan-roast mussels hot off the fire. The mussels are then spiked with a generous touch of mustard and belt of Belgian wheat beer.
If you do not know which sides to choose to go with your main course, try ordering Maritime Parc’s specialty mash potato rings or duck fat fries (served with parsley and garlic). In case, you might crave for a cocktail before leaving, a good choice is their Durley Chine – mixed from Ransom Gin, lemon juice with soda, and lemon thyme infused agaves.
You can see that North Jersey is home to many stellar restaurants. If you happen to be in town, visiting any of the top restaurants in North Jersey will help you understand why many individuals choose to stay here. If you are property hunting in North Jersey while satisfying your food cravings, don’t hesitate to call us at 201.568.5668 or email Josh@NJLux.com for help.