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The Best Restaurants
in Northern New Jersey

The Bernards Inn, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wine Lists in Northern New Jersey


Need help planning your next night out? GAYOT has rounded up the best restaurants in Northern New Jersey for your eating pleasure. Enjoy a meal outside or find a dining destination with a romantic setting.

TOP 10 NORTHERN NEW JERSEY RESTAURANT LISTS

Browse these top 10 lists of the best restaurants in Northern New Jersey for a variety of cuisines and dining categories (top rated, romantic, etc.).

Outdoor Dining

Romantic

Top Rated

Wine Lists



BEST NORTHERN NEW JERSEY RESTAURANTS
BY CATEGORY

Chart House, one of GAYOT's Best Seafood Restaurants in the Northern New Jersey area

With so many great restaurants in Northern New Jersey, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer suggestions for the best barbecue, steakhouses and more.


Barbecue

Cheap Eats

Heart-Healthy

Kid-Friendly


Outdoor Dining

Seafood

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

BEST NORTHERN NEW JERSEY HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for New Year's Eve in Northern New Jersey. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day. There are also round-ups of the best restaurants for brunch on Easter and Mother’s Day.

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.