1348 McCarter Hwy
Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: (973) 481-5200
Fax: (973) 481-9399
Located on the Rutgers campus, Kilkenny Alehouse is a popular college student hangout. Their "Recession Specials" are a great deal, especially the two dozen mussels. On tap you'll find Guinness (of course), along with a variety of other imported and domestic beers. Besides beer you'll find tasty and reasonably-priced pub food and frequent live music--all perfect for a great night out.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que occupies a historic building in Newark's Central Business District, offering huge platters of savory selections in a boisterous barbecue environment. The Newark location of this award-winning barbecue spot has maintained the original architecture and embellishments of its 1890 home, a rough wooden bar running through an industrial dining space. Of course this hardscrabble aesthetic is a perfect match for the smokey cuisine of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The menu can be overwhelming at times, almost every cut of meat offered in several different styles and combinations. If you can get through the reading, however, you'll find just the delectable dish you came for. Several sides round out the mostly meaty menu selections, most in the spirit of soul food and Creole cuisine. An undisputed favorite, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is perfect for big groups with big appetites.
Edison Ale House is situated near the indoor arena, Prudential Center. It is popular in Newark for its tangy burgers and wings, as well as craft beers. Savor hamburgers like Ale House and Margherita, accompanied by sides like Crispy Calamari and Edison Wings. Your meal is complemented by a selection of draft beers, including the citrus-flavored Blue Moon and the fruity Goose Island Honker's Ale. Unwind with inventive cocktails like their tequila-infused 1800 Italian Margarita and the rum-based Coco Beach. If you haven't had enough of sports at the Prudential Center, more than 10 television screens broadcast major sporting events. Head here during their Happy Hours for the best deals on drinks.
The atmosphere at Mompou is reminiscent of a European bistro, with exposed brick walls and wooden beams. The food is just as delightful. Featuring Portuguese tapas and entrees, you'll find such things on the menu as Spicy Chorizo and "Vierias Santiago" - seared scallops over a bed of corn and pequillo salsa. There's an extensive wine list and wine bar as well, to complement the delicious fare.
As you enter the Fernandes Steakhouse, the restaurant captivates you with the green ceiling of its dining room. The most popular dish available here is the filet mignon, which is a favorite among guests. An ideal place to come with a date, this steakhouse offers comfortable ambiance to ensure you have a great time relishing the food. And if you are planning to host a wedding or any other private event, Fernandes will be more than happy to make appropriate arrangements and provide a full-service staff. Check their website for more details.
Typical of a diner, this little restaurant at Terminal C of Newark International Airport seems to be a favorite among regular flyers. Garden State Diner is a great place to have a hearty meal, at any time of the day. Typical comfort food like calamari platter, chicken fingers, Greek salad and hamburger is available at this outlet throughout the day. A wide range of milkshakes and beverages are also served to accompany the food you order. Take-away and dine-in options remain available.
Famous for their succulent ribs, Tony Roma's at the Newark International Airport, is as awesome as its counterparts. Essentially a steakhouse, Tony Roma's also serves a lot of seafood dishes and cocktails. Moji chicken, shrimp scampi pasta, grilled salmon and filet medallions are some of the dishes, that their customers keep going back to. Drop in to have a delicious meal, as you wait for your flight.
La Venere Ristorante boasts of a stone façade and a charming verandah, surrounded by shrubberies, which leads into its main dining room. Its cozy ambience is well-suited for intimate family gatherings. Savor starters like Mozzarella di Bufala, blended with kalamata olives and speck, and mussels soaked in red or white wine. This is followed by home-made pasta such as Orecchiette Bolognese and entrées like Scallopine Marsala and Gamberi Scampi. Do not miss their Pizza Napoletana, with capers, anchovies, plum tomato sauce and mozzarella. Other specials include their Branzino Filet and Octopus Salad. This restaurant also offers special catering and take-out menus, as well as party packages.
Colonial Diner provides a reliable run down of typical American diner fare, housed in a fully-restored restaurant space dappled with retro touches of red vinyl and brushed chrome. The menu here is certainly nothing groundbreaking, featuring a familiar lineup of fried sides, ubiquitous entrees and an oddly lengthy sandwich section sprawling over two pages. While thrill-seeking foodies may not be impressed, this allows Colonial Diner to focus on consistent meals that will provide exactly the kind of diner experience guests are looking for. Some of the options fall a bit flat and the diner has picked up the nasty habit of trying to pass faux-Italian dishes off as more impressive mains, but for a straightforward American meal, Colonial Diner is certainly up to the challenge.
Hat City Kitchen is a neighborhood restaurant where you can eat, drink and be merry till late hours of night. The restaurant is housed in one of the oldest structures of the city. Their menu offers a delectable blend of Cajun and Creole cuisine with modern American flavors. Do try out the Jambalaya, a popular New Orleans dish. Their list of live musicians can cater to different tastes, ranging across acoustic, jazz, rock, funk, blues and more. The artists are talented local musicians who have worked with renowned names.
While visiting Montclair, if you wish for a delectable Greek fare, drop in at Greek Taverna.Devour the tantalizing burgers, sandwiches and wraps cooked with Grecian flair or select an appetizing meal from the Greek Taverna Grill section. With outlets at Glen Rock and Edgewater, this place is renowned for using locally sourced fresh ingredients. They have been recognized by New Jersey Life Health- Beauty magazine, as one of the best restaurants in New Jersey serving nutritious meals made from organic ingredients.
Located in the heart of Montclair, Bistro 18 offers a delectable amalgamation of American cuisine with European and Asian flavors. Bistro 18, established in 2008, is the brainchild of reputed chef George Kalivas, who has brought together a team of diverse professional chefs to create a refreshing menu for their guests. The food is prepared from nutritious organic ingredients assuring the best quality product. The restaurant houses a a dining room, as well as an atrium where you can watch the world pass by. You can purchase wines from neighboring stores to complement your food.