JUST
JUST

JUST

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.justrestaurantnj.com/
  • Phone: 7327074800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Hours
    Monday through Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Vukusich
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Free Wi-FI

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Jake Brown Rd & Fairway Ln
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from JUST
Just Restaurant is a Zagat-rated New American dining destination hidden in the heart of New Jersey. Well-received by both diners and critics such as the New York Times, Just presents a selection of artfully prepared culinary creations, an extensive and diverse wine list and a unique specialty cocktail menu. Just offers value with its medley of dishes comprised of only top-quality ingredients.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff can recommend wine pairings to any dish. Just Restaurant features a collection of wines from all over the globe carefully selected and sorted by their flavor profiles to best suit the diners’ tastes. Specialty cocktails present a balanced mix of different spirits and liqueurs with fresh garnishes and a variety of flavors that create a buzz at the intimate bar scene.
Altogether the elegance of the decor, the unparalleled presentation of the cuisine and the attentiveness of our wait staff, your experience at JUST is guaranteed to be unforgettable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
JUST reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)fit for foodies (54)romantic (49)neighborhood gem (45)notable wine list (27)good for groups (19)late-night find (14)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    GLNC
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Second time here since we like to explore different restaurants. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Too bad this place is behind a gas station - The food is outstanding and so is the service! Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    the food was fantastic but our server lucas made the experience all that much better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service-Very Good Food
    Nork
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Outstanding service and one of a very few area restaurants at this service level. Decor/ambience had a lounge feel (not a bad thing). Food was very well presented and had fresh, quality ingredients. Although our (first) visit was for a special occasion, would not hesitate to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare appetizers
    tableeater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    tuna cones were wonderful&the flavors blended perfectly, scallops were cooked well but the flavoring was terrible, calamari was tasty but cold, lobster roll was very fresh.The restaurant has potential but being behind a gas station charge that much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining behind a gas station
    MarlboroMan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Don't let the location throw you off. This is old time fine dining with a contemporary flair. Wonderful food and service presented beautifully and imaginatively. Excellent food and service don't come cheap, but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner--Good service, good food
    Josey
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service and food are both good. Neat and clean................Not a diner so the menu is not expansive.............. Excellent presentation.....................I suggest the Tandoori Chicken..................lots of food, very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great Again BUT...
    Fred
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As in the past, food was outstanding. When it came to service the server was pleasant but we felt like she was eating with us. Maybe it was because it was early and they wanted something to do but someone seemed to be at the table every 5-10 min for something or asking a question. Must have been asked 3 times if we wanted another drink, even though we made it clear we did not, after the 2nd time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasure as always!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I frequent this restaurant a few times a month and have yet to be disappointed. We usually come at night during week and it is the perfect way to unwind. My new fave is the short rib ravioli!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MRC
    MRC70
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    an unforgettable dining experience in a regrettably poo location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was our first time here and I was thoroughly impressed by the food, ambience, and excellent service! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite!
    pennmom419VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Just is JUST WONDERFUL! It IS a neighborhood "gem", and a hidden one, at that, sitting behind a GAS STATION, but the inside is absolutely elegant! The food choices are eclectic and are both beautifully cooked and presented. It continues to be our favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The oyster sliders were killer. Just always has great specials and the menu changes to keep things fresh while keeping customer favorites. And save room for dessert every item is off the charts. Fried Oreos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always very good
    Trefoil
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant always has something interesting on the menu. I had the duck and my husband had the Ahi tuna. For dessert we tried the crime brûlée s'mores. This was a new dessert for us and it was very good. The drink selections are also very interesting and not just the "usual" drinks you find at most places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special restaurant
    mema
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was very tasty, service was exceptional (folding napkins when you get up), presentation was very high end and creative. Went there for our anniversary, as we are not accustomed to spending $160 for dinner for two. it was appropriate for us for a special occasion but not a frequent visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Mamarora
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Just is just like being in Manhattan. Service is great. Food is good. Calamari is very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Once Again
    Robyne
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our second visit to Just. It was fabulous again! I had a chef's special fried oyster slider, and I loved it. Shared the special appetizer, Crab and Shrimp tater tots. They were great, served with a few crispy homemade chips. We had the Tagliatelle pasta with a cream truffle sauce with crispy wild mushrooms, and Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, which was phenomenal! We shared a dessert, the Oreo Zeppoles. Delicious. Could've eaten all of them myself! Nice drinks, too. I had a pear martini of some sort - it was killer. I forgot the other drink, but it was also good. Total bill was $110, but so worth it. So if you haven't been to Just, and you want a nice meal, check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gemini80
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My hubby and I went to Just for our anniversary. We went earlier than the regular dinner crowd so it was quite and service was excellent. The food was delicious. We both got filet mignon and they were cooked perfectly. We will definitely be going back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return visit
    Opentable85VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place can be easily missed yet the menu leaves you wanting to come back. The food and service where great. The restaurant is quite pretty. They should consider having some dancing on select nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JUST amazing!
    Mammasorensen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I went to JUST for our Friday night date night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. First off, follow JUST on Instsgram because they post specials that you need a secret password to order. This weekend, the special was fried oyster sliders for $1....they were delicious! Next, the meal. We ate a few apps off the daily menu (the sliders, crab tater tots and pork belly), split an entree (lamb shank) and had a few desserts (the citrus donuts and the creme brûlée). Everything was delicious and well prepared. Their fresh baked pretzel rolls with Dijon butter and homemade hummus started us off in the right path. The drinks were yummy and accompanied the food well. In all, a great meal. The service was impeccable & welcoming!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenseats
    JenseatsVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Finally got to Just after reading so much about it! The location is fine, the gas station is actually a great land mark. Service was impeccable. General manager came around to every table, no request was too big or small. Gluten free menu options are great for someone with a dietary issue. The homemade pretzel rolls with honey mustard butter and hummus with crackers (given to every table) are a wonderful and delicious touch that puts Just over the edge in my book. Cocktails were delish especially the cucumber mojito! Had the snapper entree, yummy! Greens salad with candied walnuts, dried cherries and bleu cheese had perfect balance. Every dish that went by looked amazing. Food presentation was fantastic. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So long Old Bridge...Hello New York
    TLC50
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had the chef specials of shrimp and crab tater tot. Which were very light and comparable to a crabcake. We also had the beef and cinnamon apple kebabs. They too were delicious however every other beef kebab was a little too rare for my liking. The star was the Chilean Seabass as an entrée which was utterly delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It's unfortunate the location is so awkward. Once you get over having to drive through a gas station to get to the parking lot, the rest is history. Some of the best food I've had in a while. It's pricey, but you won't go home upset. (Read: WORTH EVERY PENNY). Great service. Excellent wine. Delicious food. I've taken my wife out for several celebrations and left happy and pleasantly full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in my own backyard!
    jennyjenjenVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We tried Just when it had opened, but it was still ironing out its kinks. Well, we tried it again for our 10th anniversary dinner last week and we were wowed to say the least. Our server was beyond professional, knowledgeable, helpful, charming and friendly. The food was simply superb. We had the dumplings, Foie Gras sliders (AMAZING!) Morroccan chicken & the short ribs which were oozing with flavor. The wine list was plentiful and drinks were mixed perfectly. The atmosphere is romantic and sleek, and is perfect for couples or groups. I highly suggest you try it now that it has hit its stride. We cannot wait to return for our next special occasion meal or just to indulge alone or with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ONNIEVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here and enjoyed everything about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad experience
    msal
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant first time was great. This time device was poor and food was average at best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu additions
    claire
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    As always we loved it. New menu changes delicious. The side dishes were also great and the creme brulee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fourth time at JUST
    lee4352
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went out to celebrate my husband's birthday last night and the dinner and service were impeccable. The location is a bit odd, if you've never before visited (behind a Delta gas station) and the food is pricey (dinner for two, last night--and a generous tip--added up to about $195). That's why we reserve our experiences for special occasions. I expect that we will visit again in a few months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location Is Not Always Important
    beenaroundfood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have recently eaten at Just restaurant in Old Bridge. The restaurant is located behind a gas station, next to a convenience store, but the location is not an indication of the quality of this eatery. With many years livening in this area, the quality of the food at Just is far above any other continental restaurant in the area. We enjoyed the beet and caesar salads, the duck was outstanding, and the truffle french fries were sinful. Of course, we needed to finish this wonderful meal with something sweet, so we tried the oreo cookie zeppoles, fabulous. We are going to bring our family back to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have been to Just at least four times and have enjoyed it each time. Service is consistently good as is the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place
    JRae
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Just should start paying me for all the times I talk about this place! I have been four times now, and each time is better than the last. I wanted a place to eat that wasn't a "family" restaurant. JUST fits the bill. This last time we went, we took my ill mother for her birthday and they could not have been more attentive and courteous. You must go to JUST, don't wait for a celebration. Go because it's Wednesday!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great
    Janene
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great food, great presentation. Good service, though this was the first time I actually had to remind the waiter to tell us the daily specials. But other than that, great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Just" is our favorite restaurant!
    pennmom419VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food and service are ALWAYS wonderful! The pretzel rolls and flavored butter are amazing! The food is presented beautifully and is both creative and delicious! The only two negatives I would think are worth mentioning are that you must drive THROUGH a GAS STATION to get to the restaurant, and their bar is too small. I believe it only seats 8. That is a problem during their "happy hour". Nevertheless, those things would NEVER keep us away! The key to the gas station thing is that once you've accomplished LOCATING the restaurant, the gas station is your landmark!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Can I Say
    Fred
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Is FANTASTIC enough!! -- Music could be a little softer..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a nice occasion
    Rick
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Nice place for group gatherings or romantic evenings for two. Food is a little expensive, and the portions are small. Wine list is quite extensive, and the bar area looks really chic. Very nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just
    BocuseVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent meal in a nice environment. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYC in Old Bridge
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Once you enter you leave Old Bridge behind. You are in a top NYC restaurant. Don't miss the superb lobster rolls. All the food is wonderful. This was my second visit & I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced for what you get.
    onetwentyeight
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I was aware of the the higher priced menu going into it, but the quality was meh.The food was for the most part good, but every item on the menu cost more then it was worth. The staff seemed a little confused when I ask simple questions, but they were nice and genuinely wanted to be helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went here with a friend on Sunday night. Excellent experience as always. The service, the food, and environment were all as great as the first time I remember coming here. All that while keeping the price reasonably low. I'll be coming back soon and I would highly recommend anyone to do the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Foodislife
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Service was top notch, food very very delicious! Generous appetizers, nice touch with the complimentary hot pretzels,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate