The restaurants below place a dedicated emphasis on using local, seasonal ingredients in their menus throughout the year, creating a distinctly Garden State dining experience.
During the week of June 21-28, many of these establishments are offering prix-fixe and supplemental menus and events to celebrate our seasonal bounty. For updated information on this third annual statewide Eat Drink Local Restaurant Week, visit edible jersey.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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24 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong
Guests flock to Alice’s to enjoy an incomparable view of Lake Hopatcong and delicious seasonal cuisine presented by executive chef David Drake. Alice’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an ambience that consists of a rustic yet refined dining room, a large open deck and a sophisticated party room.
THE ARTIST BAKER
14-16 Cattano, Morristown
This artisan bakery and cafe celebrates tradition, inspired by years of baking and cooking, and an understanding of the valuable relationship that can exist between chefs and local farms. From outstanding baked goods to their daily café menu, each homemade item is infused with local, seasonal flavors.
11 Main Street, Stanhope
Located atop a hill overlooking the Morris Canal, this 1830’s mansion brings the freshest ingredients to the table. Enjoy a casual lunch, elegant dinner, or celebrate your special occasion in its quaint dining rooms or on the outside patio amongst the orchard and gardens. Open seven days a week, reservations recommended.
THE BERNARDS INN
27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville
From our garden to your plate, enjoy acclaimed cuisine designed around the freshest seasonal ingredients at New Jersey’s only four-star restaurant and Inn. Dine al fresco on the Terrace and experience the innovative American cuisine of Chef Corey Heyer. Award-winning wine list with more than 1,500 selections. Casual dining in The Library Bar and on Terrace.
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140 Morris Street, Morristown
Morristown’s first gastropub has a contemporary pub atmosphere and a kitchen lead by Chef Thomas Donohoe, whose culinary talents have been heralded in publications including The NY Times and the Wine Enthusiast. The lounge, bar and high top copper communal table add to the relaxed vibe featuring handcrafted cocktails, impressive wines and 24 beers on tap.
62A Trenton Avenue (Route 29), Frenchtown
The Lovin’ Oven has gained a loyal following thanks to their made-from scratch baked goods and a dining menu that showcases fresh, seasonal, locally grown foods. With easy access to the towpath of the Delaware and Raritan Canal and a charming sophistication enhanced by furnishings made from reclaimed fishing boats, the restaurant is an ideal destination.
MALLERY’S EATERY AT DUKE FARMS
1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough
The mission of this eatery is to provide local, clean, sustainable foods from local farms, and to serve their patrons with true homemade meals. Order off the menu, or choose a cut of meat out of the butcher case and they will prepare it however you wish. Breakfast, lunch daily and dinner once/month.
MARKET ROOST CATERING, RESTAURANT & BAKERY
65 Main Street, Flemington
Since its creation in 1981 by chef and CIA graduate Norman Todd and pastry chef, food stylist, event planner Carol Todd, Market Roost has been a true foodie destination, offering fresh, innovative foods with depth in flavor, incorporating locally grown. Serving 10am–5pm, Weds. – Sun., special Sunday brunch menu. Also: prepared foods, catering, extensive in-house bakery.
MILFORD OYSTER HOUSE
92 Water Street, Milford
Named best seafood restaurant in New Jersey in the 2012/13 Zagat’s survey, the Milford Oyster House showcases fresh, local ingredients from Hunterdon County’s verdant fields. Chef Ed Coss cooks in an assured New American style, innovative and unpretentious. Enjoy dinner in their historic dining room or more casual tavern room.
THE NATIONAL HOTEL
31 Race Street, Frenchtown
Committed to supporting local farmers, The National Hotel’s menu changes seasonally and showcases the freshest ingredients to ensure quality dining choices, complemented by distinct wine choices, signature drinks, weekly entertainment, and friendly, attentive staff. The historic building, originally built in 1833 and renovated in 2009, features ten richly appointed and unique overnight guest suites, and a cellar tavern for a more relaxed dining experience.
153 Washington Street, Rocky Hill
Located just outside of Princeton, One 53 is ninety-nine seats serving American/Euro bistro cuisine in a relaxed restaurant atmosphere. Their seasonally changing menu uses only the best and freshest seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also features wines from around the world along with a full bar offering a variety of traditional and specialty cocktails.
THE PLUCKEMIN INN
359 Route 206, Bedminster Township
Nestled in a restored farmhouse in Bedminster, Pluckemin Inn is everything a great restaurant should be: a culinary delight of approachable American cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients, a wine-lover’s dream that has earned us the Grand Award, and a wonderful choice for memorable private events. Restaurant or Tavern seating.
ROCKY HILL TAVERN
137 Washington Street, Rocky Hill
A gastro-pub starts with the elements of a classic pub and then blends in gourmet food. RHI elevates these basic ingredients to a new level. The result is a casual-yet-refined atmosphere that welcomes craft beer aficionados, wine connoisseurs, foodies, and families. Whether with family, friends or a business gathering, stop in for great food and drink.
THE RYLAND INN
115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station
The Ryland Inn creates an environment where guests feel as if they are walking into a friend’s home, warm and welcoming. Whether visiting for a weeknight dinner or a special event, you’ll feel extremely pampered in an unpretentious and unassuming setting while enjoying a meal, made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, crafted under the direction of executive chef Anthony Bucco.
THE SERGEANTSVILLE INN
601 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Sergeantsville
This innovative New American restaurant offers creative menus and original wood burning fireplaces. Experience the friendly neighborhood tavern. Whether you are coming for a special formal occasion or just a casual night out with friends, The Sergeantsville Inn will not disappoint. Gluten free options and special dietary requests are always honored.
THE STONE HOUSE AT STIRLING RIDGE
50 Stirling Road, Warren
Rustic yet refined describes the cuisine and setting at Stone House. With its own on site Dancing Goat Farm, the restaurant harvests fresh herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, and much more from seasonal plantings located right outside the kitchen door. Executive Chef Jerry Villa also uses local and sustainable ingredients from many other New Jersey farms to compose his wonderful menu.
18 E Main Street, Somerville
Known for the quality of their butcher aged steaks and sushi grade fish, Verve’s menu offers bistro dishes prepared with the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients, crafted with a provincial country style grounded with slow cooked flavors. Enjoy creatively prepared meals for every palate, wines from their cellar, European and domestic beers, and fashionable cocktails.
215 Centennial Avenue, Cranford
Newly opened this January, 100 Steps Supper Club + Raw Bar is a great addition to the local dining scene. Whether feasting on freshly shucked oysters at one of the bar seats, or indulging in small plates from Executive Chef Kara Decker, you’ll enjoy the freshest local seafood and items around!
A TOUTE HEURE
232 Centennial Avenue, Cranford
A Toute Heure is well known for its dedication to local sourcing, seasonal cooking, and support of the local farming community. This year, ATH celebrates 7 years, and continues its’ work and traditions with a monthly changing menu that embraces all that the greater New Jersey area has to offer.
ARTURO’S OSTERIA & PIZZERIA
180 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood
Arturo’s is a humble neighborhood restaurant where a warm welcome awaits you. Chef/owner Dan Richer is relentless in his quest to support sustainable agriculture and has built a network of local farms to supply the freshest ing
BISTRO LA SOURCE
85 Morris Street, Jersey City
This classic casual bistro in Jersey City’s historic Paulus Hook offers a varied menu inspired by farm-fresh ingredients. Enjoy their regular menu, prix fixe meals and specials, such as their weekly Monday all-you-can-eat mussels for $10. Open seven days a week, 11am–11pm. Outdoor dining, weather permitting. Free parking.
THE COPPER MINE PUB
323 Ridge Road, North Arlington
This one-of-a-kind brew spot showcases over 60 microbreweries, cask beer and imported bottles. An ideal destination for beer aficionados, the pub offers an outstanding line-up of regional, national and international brews, 20 rotating taps, and growler fills. Enjoy a wide variety of wines and liquors, too.
THE FROG AND THE PEACH
29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick
This devoted farm-to-table advocate has elevated contemporary fine dining in New Jersey for nearly three decades with its commitment to locally sourced ingredients. Now under the ownership of long-term executive chef Bruce Lefebvre, this tradition of outstanding food combined with authentic, informed service continues. Visit their website for Eat Drink Local Week offers and menus.
700 North Avenue, Garwood
In an effort to keep the dying tradition of bread baking alive, &grain produces in-house scratch bread daily for its hand crafted artisan sandwiches. &grain breathes life into breakfast & lunch with truly fresh food and a laid back rustic atmosphere; add to that weekend specials + outdoor dining and it makes the perfect brunch destination.
HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN
1 E. Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern has been reinvented with a $1.5 million renovation, preserving the historic charm, in an upscale, but casual environment. During EDL Week, enjoy an outstanding 3-course prix-fixe menu featuring ingredients from local farms, paired with local craft brews and wines.
3 Morris Avenue, Summit
Huntley Taverne has dedicated itself to the Eat Local philosophy by crafting its daily written menu to directly reflect what our fields, ranches, waters and artisans provide for us to enjoy sustainably. You will find an inspired representation of casually elegant and simply flavorful cuisine presented in a comfortable yet dynamic atmosphere.
528 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
This organic cold pressed juicery and wellness pantry, located in historic downtown Jersey City, believes in the power of good nutrition to heal your body from the inside out. With a mission to help you get more fruits and veggies into your diet, they handcraft nutritious juice remedies using produce from local organic farms.
LIGHT HORSE TAVERN
199 Washington Street, Jersey City
This renowned establishment is a well-recognized leader of Jersey City’s restaurant renaissance. Enjoy sumptuous heirloom pork, seafood and tavern classics crafted from the freshest ingredients, including an outstanding raw bar. Lunch and dinner served in a beautiful atmosphere of brick and plank complemented by a spectacular mahogany bar. Al fresco dining offered, weather permitting.
RAZZA PIZZA ARTIGIANALE
275 Grove Street, Jersey City
A celebration of uniqueness, purity and individuality. With the spirit of Italian authenticity and a commitment to American ingredients, the artisans at this new eatery craft each pizza by hand and with care. Each ingredient is sourced with a straightforward honesty that they are sure you’ll see and savor.
SPUNTINO WINE BAR & ITALIAN TAPAS
70 Kingsland Road, Clifton, NJ
Combines a modern twist to Italian classics, with the genuine energy and passion of an authentic Enoteca, featuring fresh, locally sourced, ingredients complimented with over 150 world class wines with more than 50 by the glass. . .
611 North Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus
Chef Steven Christianson is passionately committed to using only the freshest organic and, when possible, locally sourced ingredients. The allure of the wood burning grill, along with the open window into their kitchen, entices diners to share in the excitement. Enjoy artfully prepared meat, fish and vegetarian selections to pastas made in house.
5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
Stage Left (est. 1992) has been a pioneer in sustainable and seasonal dining for a generation. A friendly, knowledgeable staff delivers extraordinary service in its elegant dining rooms and comfortable local bar room. Look for locally sourced zucchini blossoms, goat cheese, strawberries and, of course, Cape May scallops on their menu this summer.
TERRA AT THE ISABEL ROSE
50 South Fullerton Avenue
in the Montclair Public Library, Montclair
Terra is a cozy, community cafe, tearoom and market. Enjoy elevenses, lunch or afternoon tea, made from scratch soups, salads, sandwiches and baked treats. All ingredients are locally grown, organic or fair trade. Stop in to enjoy full afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones, sweets and tea.
TRAP ROCK BREWERY
279 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights
Trap Rock Brewery believes in an Eat Local approach to regional American gastropub fare. Artisanal craft brews, craft food and a contagious positive spirit define this eatery’s field to plate approach. Enjoy artisanal brews and daily menus aimed to support putting “the garden back in the Garden State”.
435 River Dr, Elmwood Park
This eatery features a creative menu prepared using the finest local and seasonal ingredients, paired with delicious, naturally-made wines. Enjoy hand-tossed brick oven pizzas—even for gluten-free guests! Bringing the craft beer scene to Bergen County, Twisted Elm also offers a rotating selection of the finest American and imported brews.
1075 Morris Avenue, Union
Ursino is where American history meets the modern world. Executive Chef Peter Turso and his team strive to create expertly prepared meals from the bounty of the restaurant’s own four-acre farm. Enjoy hand-crafted food, quality local ingredients, and a positive dining atmosphere with superior service in the bar-lounge area or at a table, overlooking beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens.
Eleven Witherspoon Street, Princeton
Agricola is a community eatery where old and new friends gather over a carefully crafted meal. Using local ingredients from its own Great Road Farm, the restaurant serves food that brings people together to laugh, share and celebrate. With 160 seats and a lively bar, Agricola serves lunch, weekend brunch and dinner.
BRICK FARM MARKET CAFE
65 East Broad Street, Hopewell
Heading into summer, the folks at Brick Farm Market know how important the grill will be to daily life. Choose 100% grass fed ground beef and lamb, house-made sausage, fish or fresh vegetables to create sizzling goodness over the fire at home. Or stay to enjoy a local, sustainable meal in their café.
163 Baynard Lane, Princeton
Scott Anderson, recently named a 2014 James Beard Award Chef Semifinalist, innovates every night, earning Elements top ranking among the 20 best restaurants in the nation. For lunch or dinner, exceptional wines and handcrafted cocktails, groups, business meetings and guest chef tastings, every occasion is special here.
EMILY’S CAFÉ AND CATERING
9 North Main Street, Pennington
Emily’s Cafe and Catering is happy that with the arrival of spring comes the delicious opportunity to feature wonderful local organic ingredients. Visit during Eat, Drink Local week and enjoy soups, salads, and specials that include produce from local New Jersey farms. And, have Emily’s prepare local, seasonal fare for your catered event or wedding!
4484 Route 27, Kingston
Eat Local Drink Global: Eno Terra is founded on the principle of regionalism and seasonality, drawing from local farmers, fishermen, grass-fed beef and poultry producers and harvests from its own Canal farm. The menu is Italian in sensibility, while the wine list focuses on Italy and the U.S. with an abundant representation from France and Spain.
THE FARM AND FISHERMAN TAVERN & MARKET
1442 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill
The second iteration of Chef/Owner Josh and Colleen Lawler’s popular BYOB in Philadelphia, this establishment pairs preparations of regional produce and proteins with carefully-selected wine, spirits, and local drafts in a comfortable, family friendly, tavern environment. The attached market offers house-made or locally-sourced products including meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wine and beer.
29 Hulfish Street, Princeton
Our concept is simple: Tap into the extraordinary cuisine of the nearly 2 dozen cultures surrounding the Mediterranean… add extra emphasis to Italian and Spanish… pair our largely locally sourced ingredients with an ever-changing but always superb collection of fine and affordable wine.
66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
Mistral is Princeton’s newest hot spot, serving a wide variety of small plates made to share at affordable BYO prices. Award winning Chef Scott Anderson of Elements and Chef Ben Nerenhausen bring you the best of the Mediterranean, Left Bank bistros, Asian food trucks and more—all in a welcoming center-of town location with outdoor seating.
23 Palmer Square E, Princeton
Featuring simple Italian inspired fare in a neighborhood trattoria-style atmosphere, Teresa Caffe sources fresh, local ingredients to create unsurpassed seasonal pasta dishes and pizzette. Much of the eatery’s produce is grown at its own Canal Farm—just three miles away. All baked goods are made fresh daily at the Terra Momo Bread Company.
120 Rockingham Row, Princeton
Every day is farm to table at Tre Piani, where chef/owner Jim Weaver, author of Locavore Adventures: One Chef’s Slow Food Journey [Rutgers University Press, 2012], features ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Enjoy award-winning Italian Mediterranean cuisine in the restaurant, world-class wines at the Tre Bar, or inspired menus for your next special event.
WHOLE EARTH CAFÉ
360 Nassau Street, Princeton
The Whole Earth Café is Princeton’s gathering place for environmental activists and real food fans. Offering a full range of vegetarian dishes— from house made soups to salads to sandwiches to hot entrees— the Café sources much of its produce from Jersey and Pennsylvania farmers
7801 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars
With menus reflecting seasonally available ingredients, sourced from local farms and fishermen, this eatery believes the best food is grown locally, with respect for the environment. So they’ve dedicated their time to building relationships with farmers and fishermen who fit the bill! They use many organic ingredients, sustainably caught fish and seafood, and pasture-raised meats.
Marilyn Schlossbach’s eclectic cuisine is inspired by her love of exotic locales and global fare. Always mindful of the environment and her community, her dining locales and catering services, grouped together under the Kitschens umbrella and rooted in sustainability and philanthropy, include Langosta Lounge and Labrador Lounge (below).
3581 Route 35 N, Normandy Beach
Located in the heart of Normandy Beach, Labrador Lounge is a haven for those seeking a laid-back vibe matched by culinary excellence. The Lab’s vacation-inspired menu spans the palate—from exotic sushi to Asian Barbecue Ribs, Pop’s Enchilada and more. Opt to sit indoors or venture to the Lab’s bamboo-lined patio.
1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
Seated on the Asbury Park Boardwalk with panoramic ocean views, Langosta Lounge pairs a globally infused menu with ever-flowing libations, an extensive wine list, live music and more. Opt for an exotic sushi roll or savor culinary influences from destinations throughout the world. At Langosta Lounge, a vacation always awaits!
LOCAL URBAN KITCHEN
406 Higgins Avenue, Brielle; 1805 Rte 35, Point Pleasant
Known for its friendly atmosphere and fresh, organic menu, LUK offers anything from a quinoa bowl to a grassfed burger. With an organic non GMO menu featuring gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options, an entire family can enjoy a meal together while accommodating each person’s specific likes or dietary needs.
THE BLUE PIG TAVERN
200 Congress Place, Cape May
Located within the legendary Congress Hall, The Blue Pig Tavern is the ideal location to enjoy casual, light American fare. From omelets to crab cakes, each dish incorporates the fresh seasonal ingredients of nearby Beach Plum Farm. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, served daily. Al fresco dining seaside, weather permitting.
THE EBBITT ROOM
25 Jackson Street, Cape May
The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel, in the heart of Cape May’s historic district, offers one of the area’s favorite dining experiences. With a dedicated farm-to-table philosophy, the Ebbitt Room uses the freshest ingredients from the property’s nearby 62-acre Beach Plum Farm to craft classic American cuisine, complemented by the restaurant’s sophisticated, yet casual, vibe.
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
Every day is “EAT DRINK LOCAL” with FIN’s exciting seasonal menus that feature the freshest, highest-quality ingredients from New Jersey fishermen, farmers and wineries. An outstanding dining experience, along with outdoor, oceanfront seating and unobstructed ocean views from every table, make FIN a must try. Open Wednesday – Sunday at 5pm.
STEVE & COOKIE’S
9700 Amherst Ave., Margate
Open every night for dinner all year long, Steve & Cookie’s offers an outstanding dining experience in a simple but elegant atmosphere. With a menu expertly attuned to the best offerings of the season, the restaurant features the freshest seafood, produce and best cuts of meat. Don’t miss their oyster selection, and separate oyster bar.
GOLDEN PHEASANT INN
763 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna, PA
This beautifully restored historic Inn nestled along the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania is perfect for a relaxed country meal, weekend getaway or a glass of wine on their outdoor terrace. Featuring a seasonal menu that reflects their culinary philosophy of serving fresh, sustainably produced food. Voted “Best Ambiance” and “Most Romantic” on OpenTable.
Harvest Restaurants’ unique properties offer seasonal menus showcasing local ingredients, award-winning wine lists, craft brews, and artfully designed interiors. Visit their website for menus and details. 3 West and Urban Table (Basking Ridge), Grato and Tabor Tavern (Morris Plains), Huntley Taverne (Summit), Roots Steakhouse (Summit, Morristown), Trap Rock Restaurant and Brewery (Berkley Heights), Urban Table (Morristown).
Wineries, craft brewers and artisanal spirit distillers are energizing the culinary scene with flavors crafted from locally grown ingredients. Ask for these brands at Eat Drink Local restaurants statewide—or visit their own locations to taste and tour.
269 Rt. 627, Village of
209 Vineyard Road, Atco
82 Four Corners Road,
AUBURN ROAD VINEYARDS
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd,
150 Atlantic Street, Landisville
BROOK HOLLOW WINERY
594 Route 94, Columbia
205 Repaupo Station Road,
CODA ROSSA WINERY
1526 Dutch Mill Road,
951 8th Street,
FLYING FISH BREWING CO.
900 Kennedy Boulevard,
GARDEN STATE WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION
HAWK HAVEN VINEYARD & WINERY
600 South Railroad Avenue,
480 Mullica Hill Rd,
(Harrison Township) Mullica Hill
HOPEWELL VALLEY VINEYARDS
46 Yard Road, Pennington
JERSEY ARTISAN DISTILLERS
32B Pier Lane West, Fairfield
JESSE CREEK WINERY
1 North Delsea Drive,
Cape May Court House
314 Richwood Road,
221 North Delsea Drive
(North Route 47),
Cape May Courthouse
OLD YORK CELLARS
80 Old York Road, Ringoes
570 N. First Road, Hammonton
RENAU LT WINERY
72 Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City
370 South Egg Harbor Road,
SHAWANGUNK WINE TRAIL
Hudson Valley, NY
SOUTH JERSEY WINE TRAIL
225 White Horse Pike,
1090 Route 206, Shamong
1401 Route 45
(corner of Marl Road),