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Restaurant Revue AVON-BY-THE-SEA

Maeberrie Market

A small Shore town’s popular breakfast-lunch spot is a cheerful free-thinker where departures from menu norms can be the best choices.

Grilled Radicchio Salad

Welcome the season on the horizon with a salad that uses the grill and accents anxious for action. Kiera’s how-to brings it all home.

Restaurant Revue East Rutherford

Marcus Live! Bar & Grille

Too many flawed concepts and poorly executed dishes make for an uneven experience at this new restaurant in the American Dream Mall. That it’s a Marcus Samuelsson venture brings shame to a name revered and respected for almost 30 years.

Restaurant Revue Middletown

Sirens Seafood

Ahoy, mates! Finally, there’s a sea-worthy fish shack at the Shore, courtesy of an old hand in the galley with sources that run deep and a respect for the product guiding the ship.

Welcome Revisits

Think you know muffins, hummus, duck, Asian seafood bowls and layer cakes? Well, not so fast: These versions made by pros with superpowers show how thoughtful tweaks can improve a standard.

Oat Bowl

After you’ve baked your breads, cookies and muffins, made your granola and smoothies and crumbles, grab your bag of River Valley Community Grains rolled oats and realize it’s also what’s for dinner.

Restaurant Revue CHERRY HILL

Norma’s Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Restaurant

Solid and yar as a Phoenician ship is this landmark where foods that have nourished and delighted for centuries get the respect and treatment they deserve by a family steeped in tradition and devoted to mindful sourcing.

Norma’s Spinach Turnovers

It’s an easy-as-pie any meal, any time heat-then-eat food made by the folks at a landmark restaurant in Cherry Hill and sold at its adjoining grocery.

Restaurant Revue HOPATCONG

Byram Bay Bistro

It’s Polish and it’s Jamaican and the intentions by owners who have created a warm and hospitable scene are sincere. But the execution of dishes at the dual-cuisine newcomer in Sussex County repeatedly falls short of the mark.

Tortilla de Patatas Plus

Chipping away at a world-famous recipe offers enlightenment and lighthearted fun.

Eddie Aguilar, The Stirling Hotel

The newest inductee into TPW’s chef-picks-chef society of top toques has mastered work-life balance all the while expressing his far-ranging experiences and talents on every plate. As his fan and selector notes, he’s “never lost his flair.”

Restaurant Revue Marlboro

Bad Hat Dumplings & Cocktails

Chaos? That’s how the folks here characterize the meeting of Asian and continental ways and means on the plates. But: No way! There’s too much care and too much thought at play inside an old bar being taught new tricks by a chef with vision.


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