Best Restaurants in Morris & Essex Counties 2013

These are the best restaurants and food providers in Morris & Essex counties, NJ according to your votes in Morris | Essex Health & Life's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
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BAGEL

1. Mountain Lakes Bagels
350 Route 46
Mountain Lakes
973.627.4999

2. Time for a Bagel
680 Speedwell Ave.
Morris Plains
973.984.5885

3. Alfa Bagels
587 State Route 10
Randolph
973.361.3311

BAKERY

1. Mara's Cafe & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901
marascafe.com

2. Sweet Niche
32 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Denville
973.527.5273
sweet-niche.com

3. The CakeOver Gluten-Free Bakery
79 N. Beverwyck Rd.
Lake Hiawatha
973.551.5540
thecakeover.com

BAR FOOD

1. Thatcher McGhee's
53 Broadway
Denville
973.586.3377
thatchermcghees.com

2. The Office
619 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.783.2929
office-beerbar.com

3. Blackthorn Irish Pub & Restaurant 
651 N. Michigan Ave
Kenilworth – 908.687.3311
1735 Route 46 E.
Parsippany – 973.334.4900
blackthornpub.com

BARBECUE

1. Hot Rods
19 N. Main St.
Wharton
973.361.5050
hotrodsbbq.com

2. Texas Smoke BBQ
400 Route 15 S.
Jefferson
862.209.4078
texassmokebbq.com

3. Down To The Bone
172 Lackawanna Dr.
Stanhope
973.347.BONE
down-to-the-bone.com

BREAKFAST

1. Bonjour Montclair
254 Park St.
Montclair
973.655.1300
bonjourmontclair.com

2. Summit & Main
1 W. Main St. Ste. 2
Denville
973.625.1066
summitandmainnj.com

3. Doc's Kitchen
38 1st Ave.
Denville
862.209.1464

BRUNCH

1. The Dining Room at Hilton Short Hills
41 John F. Kennedy Pkwy.
Short Hills
973.912.4757
hiltonshorthills.com 

2. The Laurel
175 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood
973.7620050
thelaurelnj.com

3. Bonjour Montclair
254 Park St.
Montclair
973.655.1300
bonjourmontclair.com

BURGER

1. Smashburger
366 State Route 10 W.
East Hanover
862.701.5411
smashburger.com

2. Arthur's Tavern
700 Speedwell Ave.
Morris Plains
973.455.9705
arthurstavern.com

3. Urban Table
40 W. Park Pl.
Morristown
973.326.9200
urbantablerestaurant.com

BUTCHER

1. Sussex Meat Packing
205 State Route 23
Wantage
973.875.5641
sussexmeatpacking.com

2. Chester Meat Market
27 W. Main St.
Chester
908.879.7523
chestermeatmarket.com

3. Schwind's Pork Store
155 Route 46
Rockaway
973.627.0956
schwindsporkstore.com

BYO RESTAURANT

1. CulinAriane
33 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.744.0533
culinariane.com

2. Lorena's
1168 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood
973.763.4460
restaurantlorena.com

3. Verde Ristorante
1012 Tabor Rd.
Morris Plains
973.539.8100

CANDY

1. Sweet Expressions
32 Broadway
Denville
973.625.0025
sweetexpressionsbygeri.com

2. Dulce Candy Boutique
17 Church St.
Montclair
973.509.2221
dulcecandyboutique.ambz.com

3. Nagel's Candy Barn
358 State Route 10
Randolph
973.361.1688

CATERER

1. Laurence Craig
1799 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood
973.761.0190
laurencecraigcatering.com

2. Summit & Main
1 West Main St., Ste. 2
Denville
973.625.1066
summitandmainnj.com

3. The Manor
111 Prospect Ave.
West Orange
973.731.2360
themanorrestaurant.com

CHEAP EATS

1. Next Door
556 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.744.3600
restaurantblu.com/nextdoor

2. The Hot Dog Truck
54 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
973.627.7477

3. Garage
257 Essex St.
Millburn
973.218.1515
garagenj.com

CHEESE SHOP

1. Valley Shepard Creamery
50 Fairmount Rd.
Long Valley
908.876.3200
valleyshepherd.com

2. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace

121 Main St.
Madison – 973.822.0200
100 Morristown Rd.
Bernardsville – 908.766.6699
garyswine.com

3. C’est Cheese
64 South St.
Morristown,
973.267.2941
basketsbycestcheese.com

CHINESE

1. Hunan Taste
67 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973.625.2782
hunantaste.com

2. Lung Yung
275 Route 10
Succasunna-Kenvil
973.584.7766

3. Shanghai Jazz
24 Main St.
Madison
973.822.2899
shanghaijazz.com

CHOCOLATE

1. J. Emanuel Chocolatier
461B Main St.
Chester
908.955.7592
jemanuel.com

2. Sweet Expressions
32 Broadway
Denville
973.625.0025
sweetexpressionsbygeri. com

3. Enjou Chocolat
8 DeHart St.
Morristown – 973.993.9090
2 Broadway
Denville – 973.627.1600
enjouchocolat.com

COFFEE SHOP

1. SmartWorld Coffee
74 South St.
Morristown
973.359.9800
smartworldcoffee.com

2. Rockin' Joe
339 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.226.1116
rocknjoe.net

3. Mara’s Café & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901
marascafe.com

COMFORT FOOD

1. Heritage Grill
18 Broadway
Denville
973.983.9600
heritagegrill.com

2. Thatcher McGhee’s
53 Broadway
Denville – 973.586.3377
6 Wanaque Ave.
Pompton Lakes – 973.839.3377
thatchermcghees.com

3. The Pie Store
100 Watchung Ave.
Upper Montclair
973.744.4424
thepiestorenj.com

COOKIES

1. The Little Daisy Bake Shop
626 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.707.2157
thelittledaisybakeshop.com

2. The Able Baker
187 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood
973.313.1133
theablebaker.com

3. Gina’s Bakery
110 Walnut St
Montclair
973.233.1010
ginasbakery.com

CUPCAKES

1. The Able Baker
187 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood
973.313.1133
theablebaker.com

2. Mara’s Café & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901
marascafe.com

3. Sugar Mommy Cupcakes
31 Broadway
Denville
973.400.9866
sugarmommycupcakes.com

DINER

1. Alexis Diner
3130 Route 10 W.
Denville
973.361.8000
alexisdinernj.com

2. Paul’s Family Diner
320 Route 46 E.
Mountain Lakes
973.627.4436
paulsfamilydiner.com

3. Denville Diner
7 Broadway
Denville
973.625.3133

FARMERS' MARKET

1. Montclair Farmer’s Market
86 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.228.2466
farmersmarketonline.com/ fm/MontclairFarmersMar ket.html

2. Denville Farmer’s Market
21 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
denvillefarmersmarket.com

3. Long Valley Green Market
20 Schooley’s Mountain Rd.
Long Valley
longvalleygreenmarket.com

FRENCH RESTAURANT

1. Serenade
6 Roosevelt Ave.
Chatham
973.701.0303
restaurantserenade.com

2. Fricassee
6 Park St.
Montclair
973.744.2191
fricasseebistro.com

3. Lorena's
168 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood
973.763.4460
restaurantlorena.com

GELATO

1. Angelato Heavenly Ice Cream
187 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park
973.295.6430
angelatoheavenlyicecream.com

2. Mara’s Café & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901
marascafe.com

3. Café on the Green
28 W. Park Pl.
Morristown
973.829.1111
morristowncafe.tumblr.com

GREEK/TURKISH

1. Thavma Mediterranean Grill
6230 Town Center Way
Livingston
973.992.8999
thavmagrill.com

2. Stamna Greek Taverna
1045 N. Broad St.
Bloomfield
973.338.5151
stamnataverna.com

3. Lalezar Turkish Restaurant
720 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.233.1984
lalezarcuisine.com

WINGS

1. Morris Tap and Grill
500 Route 10 W.
Randolph
973.891.1776
morristapandgrill.com

2. Rattlesnake Ranch Café
559 E. Main St.
Denville
973.586.3800
rattlesnakeranchcafe.com

3. Obal’s Inn
439 N. Broad St.
Bloomfield
973.429.1943
obalsinn.com

ICE CREAM

1. Denville Dairy
34 Broadway
Denville
973.627.4214
denvilledairy.com

2. Applegate Farms
616 Grove St.
Upper Montclair
973.744.5900
applegatefarm.com

3. The South Street Creamery
146 South St.
Morristown
973.267.8887
southstreetcreamery.com

IRISH PUB

1. Egan & Sons
116 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.744.1413
egannsons.com

2 Grasshopper off the Green
41-43 Morris St.
Morristown
973.285.5150
grasshopperoffthegreen. com

3 Thatcher McGhee’s
53 Broadway
Denville
973.586.3377
thatchermcghees.com

INTERIOR DESIGN

1. Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastrolounge
1 Lackawanna Plz.
Montclair
973.233.1006
pigandprince.com

2. Long Valley Pub and Brewery
1 Fairmount Rd.
Long Valley
908.876.1122
restaurantvillageatlongvalley.com

3. Ninety Acres at Natirar
2 Main St.
Peapack-Gladstone
908.901.9500
ninetyacres.com

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

1. Fascino
331 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.233.0350
fascinorestaurant.com

2. La Cucina
278 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
973.627.6200
lacucina-denville.com

3 Nonna’s
176 Columbia Tpk.
Florham Park
973.410.0030
comehometononnas.com

ITALIAN DELI

1. Sergio’s & Co. Italian Specialties
28 Broadway
Denville
973.627.1043
sergioandco.com

2. Summit & Main
1 W. Main St. Ste. 2
Denville
973.625.1066
summitandmainnj.com

3. Tutto Fresco
6 W. Mt Pleasant Ave.
Livingston
973.422.1299

JAPANESE

1. Sogo Hibachi Restaurant
248 Route 46 W.
Denville
973.784.4981
sogo.cc

2. Wasabi Bistro
126 Myrtle Ave.
Boonton Township
973.334.2663
wasabibistroboonton.com

3. Aozora Japanese Restaurant
407 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.233.9400
aozoramontclair.com

KID-FRIENDLY

1. Garage
257 Essex St.
Millburn
973.218.1515
garagenj.com

2. Mara’s Café & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901
marascafe.com

3. Morris Tap & Grill
500 Route 10 W.
Randolph
973.891.1776
morristapandgrill.com

MEXICAN

1. Rattlesnake Ranch Café
559 E. Main St.
Denville
973.586.3800
rattlesnakeranchcafe.com

2. La Estacion
94 Elm St.
Morristown
973.538.1111

3. Chili Willies
702 Main St.
Boonton
973.299.8775

MOZZARELLA

1. Sergio’s & Co. Italian Specialties
28 Broadway
Denville
973.627.1043
sergioandco.com

2. Tutto Fresco
6 W. Mt Pleasant Ave.
Livingston
973.422.1299

3. Summit & Main
1 W. Main St. Ste. 2
Denville
973.625.1066
summitandmainnj.com

OUTDOOR DINING

1. Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Dr.
West Orange
973.731.3463
highlawn.com

2. Second Half on Main
5 E. Main St.
Denville
973.784.4040
secondhalfonmain.com

3. Station at Mountain Lakes
99 Midvale Rd.
Mountain Lakes
973.335.5330
thestationatmtlakes.com

PIZZA

1. Denville Pizzeria
20 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
973.625.4321
denvillepizza.com

2. Bevacqua’s Reservoir Tavern
92 Parsippany Blvd.
Boonton
973.334.0421
therestavern.com

3. Anthony’s Pizzeria
51 W. Main St.
Rockaway
973.627.1397
anthonyspizzeria.biz

ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS

1. Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Dr.
West Orange
973.731.3463
highlawn.com

2. The Manor
111 Prospect Ave.
West Orange
973.731.2360
themanorrestaurant.com

3.Station at Mountain Lakes
99 Midvale Rd.
Mountain Lakes
973.335.5330
thestationatmtlakes.com

PIE

1. The Pie Store
100 Watchung Ave.
Montclair
973.744.4424
thepiestorenj.com

2. Gina’s Bakery
110 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.233.1010
ginasbakery.com

3. The Minuteman
932 Mt. Kemble Ave.
Morristown
973.425.6767

SALAD

1. Summit & Main
1 W. Main St. Ste. 2
Denville
973.625.1066
summitandmainnj.com

2. Urban Table
40 W. Park Pl.
Morristown
973.326.9200
urbantablerestaurant.com

3. Mara's Cafe & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901
marascafe.com

SCENIC VIEW

1. Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Dr.
West Orange
973.731.3463
highlawn.com

2. McLoone’s Boathouse
9 Cherry Ln.
West Orange
862.252.7108
mcloonesboathouse.com

3. Alice’s
24 Nolans Point Park Rd.
Lake Hopatcong
973.663.9600
alicesrestaurantnj.com

SEAFOOD

1. Denville Seafood and Codmother’s Café
61 Broadway
Denville
973.627.2987
denvilleseafood.com

2. Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen
183 Glenridge Ave.
Montclair
973.744.0068
finrawbarandkitchen.com

3. Sharkey’s West
108 Boonton Ave.
Boonton
973.917.4466
sharkyswest.com

STEAK HOUSE

1. Arthur’s Tavern
700 Speedwell Ave.
Morris Plains
973.455.9705
arthurstavern.com

2. Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille
1 Convent Rd.
Morristown
973.539.6666
rodssteak.com

3. Roots Steakhouse
40 W. Park Pl.
Morristown
973.326.1800
rootssteakhouse.com

SUSHI

1. Sogo Hibachi Restaurant
248 Route 46 W.
Denville
973.784.4981
sogo.cc

2. Asahi Sushi
65 Morris St.
Morristown
973.631.8585

3. Sushi Hana
5 N. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair
973.746.3900
sushi-hana.net

TEA SHOP

1. Sally Lunn's Tea Room
5 Perry St.
Chester
908.879.7731,
sallylunns.com

2. InsaniTea
570 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair
973.509.1202
insaniteallc.com

3. Nature’s EnerQi
21 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973.784.0123
naturesenerqi.com

TACOS

1. Titio’s Burritos
26 Washington St.
Morristown
973.267.8486
titosburritos.com

2. Toro Loco
23 Valley St.
South Orange
973.761.1515
toroloco.net

3. El Tapatio
29 E. Blackwell St.
Dover
973.537.0833

TAPAS

1. Cinder’s Wood Fire Grill
319 Route 46
Mine Hill
973.928.7000
cinderswoodfiregrill.com

2. Mompou Tapas Bar & Lounge
77 Ferry St.
Newark,
973.578.8114
mompoutapas.com

3. Cuban Pete’s
428 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.746.1100
cubanpetesrestaurant.com

THAI

1. Thai Chef
664 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair – 973.783.4994
28 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville – 973.983.0800
thaichefdenville.com

2. Lemongrass
1729 Route 10 E.
Morris Plains
973.998.6303
lemongrassnj.com

3. Thai Nam Phet
296 Route 46
Rockaway
973.627.8400
thainamphet.com

VEGETARIAN

1. Veggie Heaven
57 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville – 973.586.7800
veggieheavennj.com
631 Valley Rd.
Upper Montclair – 973.783.1088
veggieheavenmontclair.com

2. Café Metro
60 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
973.625.1055
thecafemetro.com

3. Loving Hut
538 Route 10
Ledgewood
862.251.4611
lovinghut.us/ledgewood

WINE & SPIRITS SHOPS

1. Amanti Vino
30 Church St.
Montclair
973.509.9463
amantivino.com

2. UnWined Boutique
345 Millburn Ave.
Millburn
973.467.4100
unwinedboutique.net

3. The Grapeful Palette
166 South St.
Morristown
973.859.0527
grapefulpalatewines.com

 

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