Best American Restaurants in New Jersey - Central

Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1612)
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Restaurant at The Hotel TidesRestaurant at The Hotel Tides
(349)
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American | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central
d'floret restaurantd'floret restaurant
(315)
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American | Lambertville, New Jersey - Central
Harvest Moon InnHarvest Moon Inn
(140)
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American | Flemington, New Jersey - Central
618618
(736)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
Acacia of LawrencevilleAcacia of Lawrenceville
(489)
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American | Lawrenceville, New Jersey - Central
Metropolitan CafeMetropolitan Cafe
(604)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
Social 37Social 37
(459)
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American | Toms River, New Jersey - Central
The American Hotel - Market Yard GrilleThe American Hotel - Market Yard Grille
(503)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
The Grill at The Pittstown InnThe Grill at The Pittstown Inn
(149)
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American | Pittstown, New Jersey - Central
The Robinson Ale HouseThe Robinson Ale House
(288)
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American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central
Gusto GrillGusto Grill
(405)
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American | East Brunswick, New Jersey - Central
The Bistro at Red BankThe Bistro at Red Bank
(316)
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American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central

Best Italian Restaurants in New Jersey - Central

Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(248)
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Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Anjelica's RestaurantAnjelica's Restaurant
(543)
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Italian | Sea Bright, New Jersey - Central
Ristorante GiorgiaRistorante Giorgia
(188)
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Italian | Rumson, New Jersey - Central
Patricia's of HolmdelPatricia's of Holmdel
(684)
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Italian | Holmdel, New Jersey - Central
Brando'sBrando's
(1302)
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Italian | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central
Eno TerraEno Terra
(2751)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJVidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
(916)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Ravello by ToscanoRavello by Toscano
(558)
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Italian | Robbinsville, New Jersey - Central
Luca's Ristorante of SomersetLuca's Ristorante of Somerset
(420)
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Italian | New Brunswick, New Jersey - Central
Trama's TrattoriaTrama's Trattoria
(474)
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Italian | Long Branch, New Jersey, New Jersey - Central
Il LagoIl Lago
(111)
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Italian | Highlands, New Jersey - Central

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in New York City

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
186
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
597
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
106
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
450
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5668
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5353
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1283
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
651
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
595
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

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MareaMarea
7071
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1951
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2001
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5668
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2162
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
610
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7723
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1229
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6334
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5108
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2204
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French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3990
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1104
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English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
440
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
138
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2308
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Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3923
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Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
387
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4709
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Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1275
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

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MaialinoMaialino
3990
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7723
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2001
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4709
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Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
293
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5108
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2162
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11638
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
984
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
595
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1149
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Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
376
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1275
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
192
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Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
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Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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The ModernThe Modern
4384
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6123
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5015
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American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1611
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Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8779
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Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6724
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American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8862
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Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1155
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Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4797
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American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11638
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Treat your taste buds: Explore New Jersey - Central restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in New Jersey - Central

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
618618
736 reviews
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central

Another great dinner at 618. Appetizers were great and service amazing. Had the Tandoori Grilled Mahi special and it was out of this world, other dinner was the LaFrida Bone In NY Strip that was cooked perfectly and extremely tasty. Great Bourbon list and very reasonably priced wines. More

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Baker & coBaker & co
261 reviews
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Italian | West Village, Manhattan

Our server, Mathew, was great! More

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Benjamin Steakhouse PrimeBenjamin Steakhouse Prime
454 reviews
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan

Food, atmosphere and most of all service was top notch and probably the best I’ve had from any please I’ve been. We had a 10:45 reservation and actually was running late and they still provided amazing food and service without seeming irritated at all by the late arrival (kitchen closes at 11). I will definitely make it a dinner stop every time I visit NYC. More

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Russell & BettesRussell & Bettes
186 reviews
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Bistro | Rumson, New Jersey - Central

The decor is very cozy and beautiful. Great date spot. The food was fantastic and there is no shortage of service here. Management is very attentive and hands on as well! More

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PergolaPergola
239 reviews
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Mediterranean | Chelsea, Manhattan

I loved everything. The food was great, aside from the stuffed grape leaves. I cleaned my plate. The hookah flavors were very new and different for me. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New Jersey - Central's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Osteria Radici1. Osteria Radici
128 reviews
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Italian | Allentown, New Jersey - Central

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. We especially liked the fact that Randy and Ally spent some time explaining the food selection, all of which were creative and very tasty. We are looking forward to returning. More

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Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten2. Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
75 reviews
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Beer Garden | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central

Love this place! Tasty German food and beer and darn good service for the amount of people they serve! Fun Octoberfest bands and great access to hip Asbury! More

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Anjelica's Restaurant3. Anjelica's Restaurant
543 reviews
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Italian | Sea Bright, New Jersey - Central

Food is amazing, service is spot-on. Prices for high-end BYOB are more than fair. More

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Elements Restaurant4. Elements Restaurant
1612 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

One of the best meals we have had. The food was unique and delicious. The wines in the wine pairing were equally special. The staff could not have been better. They were professional, kind, and wonderfully engaging. I already told friends and family that they must go. It is definitely worth the trip. I'm looking forward to our next visit. More

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Restaurant Nicholas5. Restaurant Nicholas
1640 reviews
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Contemporary American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful service and food quality was what we had expected. Loved it all!!! More

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New to OpenTable

New Jersey - Central restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Baladina Mediterranean RestaurantBaladina Mediterranean Restaurant
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Mediterranean | Toms River, New Jersey - Central

Enjoy a delicious variety of Mediterranean cuisine right at the Jersey Shore. Visit our inviting dining area the is reflective of the Middle Eastern culture leaving you with a fulfilling and unique dining experience. Baladina's friendly staff will ensure that your friends and family will come back for another visit! More

MonAlyssaMonAlyssa
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Italian | Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey - Central

Mon Alyssa Restaurant and Pizzeria has been owned and operated by the Alvarez family for four years. Chef/Owner Santos Alvarez, the patriarch of the Alvarez family, has been cooking professionally for more than thirty years. Born and raised in Los Reyes, Michoacán, Mexico, Santos’ first instructor in the culinary arts was his father who at one time was a sous chef in Chicago. The restaurant, which offers nightly dinner specials that are served in a casual atmosphere, is known for Chef Santos’ white Pasta E Faggioli. Pizzas, subs, and wraps are available as well as pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, steak, and lamb. Every entrée is cooked to order and dietary restrictions are catered to. On and off premises catering is also available as well as take out and free local delivery. Patrons enjoy the live music offered on the weekends. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients, offering exceptional food at moderate prices and giving impeccable service.More

Red Lobster - East BrunswickRed Lobster - East Brunswick
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Seafood | East Brunswick, New Jersey - Central

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Salted LimeSalted Lime
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Mexican | Somerville, New Jersey - Central

Salted Lime is the newest concept from Mark Daniel Hospitality, featuring Latin-inspired food and drink for everyone to enjoy.More

The Quarter House RestaurantThe Quarter House Restaurant
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American | Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey - Central

The Quarter House Restaurant offers authentic Louisiana favorites and traditional seafood classics in a freshly renovated, welcoming atmosphere. Gluten free options are available, and both spicy and mild dishes will accommodate everyone in your party. Bring your favorite bottle!More