Restaurants Features

Mangia Verde

It was clear soon after we settled into our seats at Del Posto that we were in for a memorable experience.

Tasty spaces

A local designer gives his Park Ridge restaurant a look that befits its acclaimed cuisine

Mangia Verde

It was clear soon after we settled into our seats at Del Posto that we were in for a memorable experience.

Good Greek!

A nondescript strip mall. A bright neon sign that blazes “Greek Grill.” That’s all part of Niko’s Trapezi’s charm.

Bayou by the Sea

Any homage to New Orleans better be full of flair and flavor. Happily, that’s just what you get at Clementine’s Café.

Down-Home Delights

Live jazz music, low lights, white linens ... and baby-back ribs that prompt a furtive finger-licking?

Iberian Escape

If you're familiar with the cuisine in Newark’s famed Ironbound section, you’ll recognize much of the fare at Ria-Mar, a South River satellite of that neighborhood’s Portuguese eateries.

An Italian Romance

You won't miss trendy décor or hip twists at Il Mondo Vecchio, a tiny but outstanding Italian BYO on Madison's Main Street.

Tables Under the Stars

Warm summer nights in Morris County beckon you outside to enjoy the sunset, the breezes and-of course-dinner.

Steak around

How about some sizzle with that steak? You'll get it-and more-from the slabs of USDA prime beef coming out of the kitchen at Cliffs Steakhouse.

The loaf of the Irish

Soda bread is, for most of us, a Saint-Patty's-Day-only treat- so you might as well have the best there is! Here's how our judges ranked the local offerings.

Cuban infusion

We're guessing eating at your mom's place is nothing like this: At the new Madre's Cuban Cuisine in Teaneck (201-530-5100, www.kryptics.net/madres), expect dim lighting, sleek black furniture, crystal chandeliers-not to mention heaping plates of empanadas, paella, mofongo and other Cuban favorites.