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Dining Guide to Restaurants in Central NJ

Looking for a place to eat? Restaurants in the Central NJ area have the variety you're looking for. To satisfy your cravings and try new cuisines, choose from hundreds of cafes, bistros, and fine dining options.  Whether you're on a moderate budget or will spare no expense for a unique culinary experience, there is something for everyone.

There are a wide range of American, French, Chinese, Italian, and Southwestern restaurants for the tastes and flavors that you love. Go upscale and enjoy fine dining for an experience with these cultural cuisines unlike any other. Many have award-winning wine lists to choose from as well. There are also seafood and steak houses for those interested in surf and turf. For the eclectic diner, there are Japanese, Indian, and Thai places to explore as well. There are more exotic tastes for your palate, too. Consider trying Ethiopian, Lebanese, or Malaysian cuisine. Soul food eateries, Creole cuisine, and other specialty venues are also available. There are even nightlife locations. Not only can you nosh on small plates of food, but also you can enjoy the night with drinks and entertainment. 


From fancy to casual, all-American to ethnic, we have a full list of local restaurants, bistros, and cafes across Monmouth County, Mercer County, Somerset County, and Union County. There are plenty of eateries for you to visit during your time here. Step out of the box and explore the possibilities! 


American [top]

Anthony’s Bar and Grill- South Amboy
533 Ridgeway Avenue South Amboy, NJ 08879 (732) 401-0997

Avellino’s Pizzeria & Sports Bar- Dunellen
625 Bound Brook Road Dunellen, NJ 08812 (732) 752-1111

Bar Louie - East Brunswick
755 NJ 18 #405A East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 353-2650

Barasky’s North Brunswick Pub & Grill- North Brunswick
1864 U.S. 1 North North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 422-4902

Big Shots Sports Club- Iselin

780 US Highway 1 N Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 750-5050

Bonchon - New Brunswick
341 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 543-1560

Brick House Tavern and Tap – South Plainfield 
4901 Stelton Road South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (908) 753-4892

5 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 249-7427

Buffalo Wild Wings- North Brunswick 
2241 US Highway 1 North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902 (732) 297-9413

Buzzy’s Food & Spirits- Piscataway

200 Stelton Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 (732) 752-2229

Caffebene - New Brunswick
356 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (858) 750-5430

Chili's - North Brunswick
867 US 1 South North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 545-7955

Delta's Restaurant - New Brunswick
19 Dennis Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 249-1551

Due Mari - New Brunswick

78 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 296-1600

Ellery’s Grill- Middlesex
701 Lincoln Boulevard Middlesex, NJ 08812 (732) 356-2444

Ferraro's Pizzeria & Pub- Middlesex
275 Lincoln Boulevard Middlesex, NJ 08846 (732) 667-3863

Flanagan ‘s Restaurant & Pub- South Plainfield
2501 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (908) 757-1818 

Fox and Hound English Pub- Edison
250 Menlo Park Dr. Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 452-9100

Freddy’s Sports Bar & Grill- Somerset
149 Pierce Street Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 356-3334

Fusions Restaurant and Lounge- Piscataway
21 Kingsbridge Rd Piscataway Township, NJ 08854 (732) 980-0400

Gabriele’s Bar and Grille- Piscataway
1351 Centennial Avenue Piscataway Township, NJ 0885 (732) 981-1234

Garvey’s Family Restaurant and Pub- Monroe
405 Spotswood Gravel Hill Road Monroe Township, NJ 08831 (732) 521-3311

George Street Ale House- New Brunswick 
378 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 543-2408

Glass Woods Restaurant- New Brunswick
2 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 873-1234

Glo Ultra Lounge & Tequila Bar- New Brunswick 
367 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 261-4044

Harvest Moon- New Brunswick
392 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 249-6666


Havana Central Restaurant & Bar - Edison
55 Parsonage Road Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 906-5708

Hooters of Brunswick- East Brunswick
195 State Route 18 East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 565-9464

Houlihan’s Woodbridge- Woodbridge 
65 Route 1 South Woodbridge, NJ 08840 (732) 205-1900

Houlihan’s New Brunswick-New Brunswick
55 Us-1 New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 448-0500

Hub City - New Brunswick
335 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 543-1804

J.J. Bitting Brewery Co.- Woodbridge 
33 Main Street Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 (732) 634-2929

La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes - Edison
2062 Route 27 Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 287-1313

Lago - North Brunswick

230 Washington Place North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 297-3803

Le Café Metro - Iselin
120 S Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 494-6200

Mike’s Court Side Sports Bar & Grill- New Brunswick
1 Elm Row New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 455-8511

Old Man Rafferty’s- New Brunswick
106 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 846-615

Olde Queens Tavern- New Brunswick 
108 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 846-4006

Olio- Woodbridge 
515 U.S. 1 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 634-1805

On The Border - New Brunswick
51 US HWY 1 South New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 979-2192

Panico's Brick Oven Pizza - New Brunswick
94 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 545-6161

Panico's Restaurant - New Brunswick
103 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 545-6100

Perle Night Club and Lounge- New Brunswick 
13 Paterson Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 937-6113

Quaker Steak & Lube - Edison
561 US 1 Edison, NJ 08837 (908) 447-9936

Rainforest Cafe - Edison
520 Menlo Park Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 452-0011

Richie’s Sports Bar- Edison 
1 Vineyard Road Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 287-1318

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse- Dunellen
745 Bound Brook Rd Dunellen, NJ, 08812 (732) 529-4464

Rug’s & Riffy’s Bar & Grill- Woodbridge 
493 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 (732) 636-3747

Seasons 52 - Edison
217 Lafayette Road Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 632-1852

Skylark Diner & Lounge- Edison
17 Wooding Avenue Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 777-7878

SoHo Lounge in La Quinta Inn- Somerset 
60 Cottontail Lane Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 560-9880

Stage House Tavern- Somerset
1719 Amwell Road Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 873-3990

Stuff Yer Face- New Brunswick
49 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 247-1727

Surf Taco - New Brunswick
97 Hamilton Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 214-0528

Sushi Room - New Brunswick 
12 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 6406-0407

T.G.I. Fridays- Piscataway
1315 Centennial Avenue Piscataway Township, NJ 08854 (732) 465-0101

The Ale House Tavern and Tap- Sayreville
1899 New Jersey 35 Sayreville, NJ 08879 (732) 707-3966

The Brunswick Grove- East Brunswick 
327 Milltown Road East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 254-0495

The Dillinger Room - New Brunswick
338 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 214-0223

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille - North Brunswick
211 Main Street North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 515-9760


The Landmark Tavern and Café- South Amboy
117 N Broadway # 1 South Amboy, NJ 08879 (732) 721-6812

Tilted Kilt - South Brunswick

4095 US 1 South Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 (732) 783-7138

Tim Kerwin’s Tavern- Middlesex
353 Bound Brook Road Middlesex, NJ 08846 (732) 968-3805

Tumulty’s- New Brunswick 
361 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 545-6205

Zupko’s Tavern- Dunellen 
450 North Avenue Dunellen, NJ 08812 (732) 968-1020

Colonial Diner- East Brunswick 
560 New Jersey 18 East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 254-4858

Jersey Subs- New Brunswick 

380 George St # 1 New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 418-7900

Yogi’s All American Bar & Grill- Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive Jamesburg, NJ 08831 (609) 655-9644

Rock ‘n’ Joe- Westfield 
20 Prospect Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 232-1660

Turning Point Restaurant- Westfield
137 Central Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 264-8180

The WindMill – Westfield 
256 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 233-2001 

Wingstop - New Brunswick
396 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 543-2200

Xocolatz- Westfield 
235 Elmer Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 232-3962

McLoone’s Woodbridge Grille- Woodbridge 
3 Lafayette Road Fords, NJ 08863 (732) 512-5025

Cheesecake Factory- Edison
455 Menlo Park Drive Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 494-7000

Harold’s New York Deli Restaurant- Edison 
3050 Woodbridge Avenue Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 661-9100



Chinese [top]

Bonchon - New Brunswick
341 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 543-1560

Caffebene - New Brunswick
356 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (858) 750-5430

Chinese Mirch- North Brunswick 
2800 Route 27 North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 951-8424

Fire n Ice Restaurant & Hookah Lounge- Fords
85 Lafayette Road Fords, NJ 0886 (732) 417-1999

Hotoke- New Brunswick
350 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 246-8999

Ming Far Eastern Cuisine- Edison 
1655 Oak Tree Road # 185 Edison, NJ 08820 (732) 549-5051

Sens Asian Cuisine- Monmouth Junction
4095 U.S. Route 1 #28 Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 (732) 355-1919

Sushi Room - New Brunswick 
12 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 6406-0407



Ethiopian [top]

88 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 249-0494



Fine Dining [top]


Chris Michaels Restaurant and Lounge- Woodbridge 
40 Oakwood Ave Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 (732) 634-5355

Christopher’s Restaurant and Bar at the Heldrich- New Brunswick 
10 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 729-4670

The Frog and the Peach- New Brunswick 
29 Dennis Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 846-3216

Steakhouse 85- New Brunswick 
85 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 247-8585

Due Mari- New Brunswick 
78 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 296-1600

Sweet Waters Steak House- Westfield
43 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 317-2599

Catherine Lombardi- New Brunswick 
3 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 296-9463

The Barge- Perth Amboy
201 Front Street Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 (732) 442-3000

Stage Left- New Brunswick
5 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 828-4444

Eno Terra- Kingston
4484 New Jersey 27 Kingston, NJ 08528 (609) 497-1777

Mulberry Street Restaurant- Woodbridge 
739 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 (732) 634-4699

LouCas Restaurant- Edison
9 State Route 27 # 9A Edison, NJ 08820 (732) 549-8580



French [top]

Sophie’s Bistro- Somerset 
700 Hamilton Street Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 545-7778

Chez Catherine- Westfield 
431 North Avenue W Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 654-4011

Café Paris- Metuchen
439 Main Street Metuchen, NJ 08840 (732) 603-9200

La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes - Edison
2062 Route 27 Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 287-1313



Indian [top]

Chinese Mirch- North Brunswick 
2800 Route 27 North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 951-8424

Fire n Ice Restaurant & Hookah Lounge- Fords
85 Lafayette Road Fords, NJ 08863 (732) 417-1999

Moghul- Edison
1655 Oak Tree Rd # 195 Edison, NJ 08820 (732) 549-5050

Urban Spice- Iselin
42 Marconi Avenue Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 283-1043

Jewel of India- North Brunswick
999 U.S. 1 North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902 (732) 247-8500

Akbar Restaurant- Edison
21 Cortlandt St # 1 Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 632-8822



Italian [top]

Avellino’s Pizzeria & Sports Bar- Dunellen
625 Bound Brook Road Dunellen, NJ 08812 (732) 752-1111

Gambino's Inn- New Brunswick 
284 Remsen Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 249- 3337

Due Mari- New Brunswick 
78 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 296-1600

Panico’s Restaurant- New Brunswick
103 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 545-6100 

Cosimo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria- Westfield
50 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 654-3232

Theresa’s Restaurant- Westfield
47 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 233-9133 

Catherine Lombardi- New Brunswick 

3 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 296-9463 

Eno Terra- Kingston
4484 New Jersey 27 Kingston, NJ 08528 (609) 497-1777

Mulberry Street Restaurant- Woodbridge 
739 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (732) 634-4699

Martini’s Romantic Italian Restaurant- South Amboy

3602 Route 35 North South Amboy, NJ 08879 (732) 727-9466

Casa Nova 68- East Brunswick

68 Ryders Ln East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 246-1888

La Villa Pizzeria & Restaurant- Monroe 
355 Applegarth Road Monroe, NJ 08831 (609) 655-3338 

Café Gallo- Edison
1153 Inman Avenue Edison, NJ 08820 (908) 756-4745

Carrabbas Italian Grill – East Brunswick 
335 New Jersey 18 East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 432-8054 

LouCas Restaurant- Edison

9 State Route 27 # 9A Edison, NJ 08820 (732) 549-8580

Due Mari - New Brunswick
78 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 296-1600

Panico's Brick Oven Pizza - New Brunswick
94 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 545-6161

Panico's Restaurant - New Brunswick
103 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 545-6100



Japanese [top]

Bonchon - New Brunswick
341 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 543-1560

Sens Asian Cuisine- Monmouth Junction
4095 U.S. Route 1 #28 Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 (732) 355-1919

Sapporo- New Brunswick 
375 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 828-3888 

Sushi Room - New Brunswick 
12 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 6406-0407



Lebanese [top]

Evelyn’s Restaurant and Bar- New Brunswick 
45 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 246-8792 



Malaysian [top]

Ming Far Eastern Cuisine- Edison 
1655 Oak Tree Road # 185 Edison, NJ 08820 (732) 549-5051

Penang- Edison 
505 Old Post Road Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 287-3038



Mediterranean [top]

Evelyn’s Restaurant and Bar- New Brunswick 
45 Easton Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 246-8792 

Fire n Ice Restaurant & Hookah Lounge- Fords
85 Lafayette Road Fords, NJ 0886 (732) 417-1999



Mexican/ South Western [top]

Chili's - North Brunswick
867 US 1 South North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 545-7995

Havana Central Restaurant & Bar - Edison
55 Parsonage Road Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 906-5708

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina- New Brunswick
51 U.S. 1 New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 979-2192 

Qdoba Mexican Grill- New Brunswick
385 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 227-0058

Mojave Grill- Westfield
35 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 233-7772

Surf Taco - New Brunswick
97 Hamilton Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 214-0528

Tinga Mexican BBQ- Westfield
110 Central Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 301-0100



Seafood [top]

Due Mari - New Brunswick
78 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 296-1600

The Barge- Perth Amboy 

201 Front Street Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 (732) 442-3000



Soul Food/ Creole [top]

Delta’s Restaurant- New Brunswick
19 Dennis Street New Brunswick, NJ 08873 (732) 249-1551

The Old Bay Restaurant- New Brunswick
61 Church Street New Brunswick , NJ 08901 (732) 246-3111



Specialty Venues [top]

Caffe Bene - New Brunswick
356 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (858) 750-5430

La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes - Edison
2062 Route 27 Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 287-1313

Clydz Creative Food and Drink- New Brunswick
55 Paterson Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 846-6521 

Maoz Vegetarian- New Brunswick
385 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 543-1600 

Yapple Yogurt- Westfield

116 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 228-5373

Cornucopia Cruise Line- Perth Amboy
401 Riverview Drive Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 (732) 697-9500 

The Orchid Kosher Restaurant- Metuchen
455 Main Street Metuchen, NJ 08840 (732) 321- 9829

Stress Factory- New Brunswick

90 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 545-4242 



Steakhouse [top]

Arthur’s Steakhouse- North Brunswick
644 Georges Road North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732) 828-1117 

Chris Michael’s- Woodbridge
40 Oakwood Ave Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 (732) 634-5355

Christie’s Steakhouse- Edison
2055 Route 27 Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 287-5657

Steakhouse 85- New Brunswick
87 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 247-8585 

Sweet Waters Steak House- Westfield
43 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 317-2599 



Thai [top]

Splash of Thai- Westfield
321 South Avenue West Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 232-0402

Ming Far Eastern Cuisine- Edison 
1655 Oak Tree Road # 185 Edison, NJ 08820 (732) 549-5051

Sens Asian Cuisine- Monmouth Junction

4095 U.S. Route 1 #28 Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 (732) 355-1919

Rhong-Tiam- Plainsboro
660 Plainsboro Road Plainsboro, NJ 08536 (609) 799-1888

Penang- Edison
505 Old Post Road Edison, NJ 08817 (732) 287-3038