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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Busy European-style venue with self-serve German & American grub & 100+ beers plus live music & DJs. Bar games. Happy hour food. late-night food.”
  • 49 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Madame Claude Bis has been serving up traditional French bistro fare alongside live jazz since 2002. It recently relocated to a larger space, allowing more flexibility with the food and the purchase of a coveted liquor license.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This has great wood fires pizza and they also make their own bread AND butter! The NY Times made a video of them.”
  • 54 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Comfort food in a tasteful neighborhood setting. Their French Onion Soup dumplings are a hit.”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A DELICIOUS weekend brunch can be found here. It's right on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Street (closed to traffic), so the perfect place to stop after a stroll. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Yearning for an authentic Biergarten? Then this is the place. It’s a quick 10 minute drive and on Tuesday’s everything is 50% off if you pay cash. All the food is freshly prepared, and the many German beer selection is amazing! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“NYC chef Dale Talde transplanted his Brooklyn hit across the Hudson River, bringing his laidback Asian fusion style to downtown JC. The menu combines flavors from the Philippines (Talde’s heritage), Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and more on a menu that comes together to make sense. This 144-seat location is much more sprawling than the original, with industrial touches that hark back to its police station days, and plenty of loud hip hop to fill the space. Don’t miss Miss Wong’s, the “secret” speakeasy downstairs that often turns into a dance party on weekends.”
  • 46 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Very nice restaurant, beautiful bar. expensive, nice for brunch or lunch. Take Uber or Lyft to get there.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Great downstairs bar with happy hour drink specials, modern European fare, welcoming staff- tell Theo that Adrienne sent you :-)”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Chill brick-walled bar serving unique takes on classic American dishes, plus an array of cocktails. Cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and food.”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Place to hang out with a bunch of food trucks and a great view of Manhattan”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious bakery that has a nice assortment of French breads and pastries. Espresso bar highly recommend”
  • 35 locals recommend