JUST
JUST

JUST

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.justrestaurantnj.com/
  • Phone: 7327074800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Hours
    Monday through Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
JUST reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)fit for foodies (60)romantic (52)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (31)good for groups (20)late-night find (13)hot spot (12)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Just is Just Amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was the second time my boyfriend and I went to Just. It's a great place to go with your significant other. The service was amazing both times we went. They constantly filled water, asked us if we needed anything, and were extremely helpful and friendly! The menu has great options to choose from. I have a gluten intolerance and it was nice to see delcious gluten free options on the menu! Some of my favorites...the Filet Mignon Kebab, Lobster Fried Rice, and the poached Apple for dessert. Also the pumpkin ice cream is perfect! Coming from someone who doesn't really drink, I am in love with the iced tea pomegranite cocktail! All in all, I think Just is a great resturaunt that not many people know about, but need to check out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neverhomeVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A thoroughly wonderful evening. Started at the bar with happy hour drinks and appetizers. Moved to main dining room for entrees. There were many interesting choices on the menu. We decided on the tandoori chicken and Moroccan lobster fried rice. Both excellent and so fully flavored.. Not just tongue burning spicy. Patrick, the general manager made interesting conversation about wines and was very attentive to our needs,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sophisticated Suburban Dining
    Thinman2001
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Think upscale Manhattan dining in a stylishly decorated, high-scale atmosphere...behind a gas station on Route 8 in Old Bridge, NJ!!! A hidden gem, this pricey but elegant restaurant allows you to leave the suburbs at the doorstep as you enter a well-appointed, sophisticated dining establishment. The menu is a bit limited and everything is a la carte, but it is well worth it. Fine wine and excellent service only enhance the experience. From the warm pretzel bread with honey dijon butter to the last bite of food, you can find no better dining experience in Central New Jersey -- or Manhattan for that matter. Highly recommended for that special occasion or for a romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • N.J. Gem Hidden Behind Gas Station
    Jimatehere
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Exceptionally well informed staff capable of explaing your options for both food and wine. Great presentation for the several entrees our party of 7 tried. The " Just Champagne " was a wonderful toast to ourselves for eating here. Interesting side dishes with unique seasoning. The interior is very pleasant and the restrooms are simply gorgeous. Attention to detail must be the mantra of the owner. 7 out of 7 in our party were impressed. Very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High End NY Restaraunt in Jersey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant has a very unique menu and the food was delicious. The wait staff was very receptive and attended to all of our needs. Yiu have to be careful trying to locate it, it is behing a gas station, but well worth finding it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a date night or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food
    Spikeylikesit
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I speak for my fiancé and I when i say that we had the most amazing time in your resturaunt on Saturday. The food was probably the best food I have ever had in my life. My fiancé believes it was the best food she has ever had. The service couldn't have been any better. Menu was a little tricky at first but any question I had was answerd and we will be coming back for dinner very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    5yranniversary
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We loved the food and the service at Just, but because it was expensive for us, we would only return on special occasions. We were not enamored with the décor or the atmosphere. We thought the tables were too close together and didn't allow for much privacy. The lighting was tinted and altered the color of the food, which I thought was strange. Why do that when the emphasis at your restaurant is on the food? The covering on part of the wall my wife faced was very 'dizzying' as she says. There were few tables for two in a layout that was more suited to the food court at the mall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Cricket
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Location is a bit off the main road and the entrance is easy to miss. When you get inside, the ambiance and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Meal
    dmb1983
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had a co worker go to Just. She raved about it. I also read the reviews. My fiancé and I thought it was horrible. The food was cold and terrible. We paid $105.00 for the meal without tip and the meal was done in 50 minutes. We will NEVER go back.
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  • Just Great! Pund intended.
    Ziggie370
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I chose this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. Needless to say that it was a wonderful night. Ambiance was perfect with lighting and music. We had a great wine list to choose from and were able to have a very conversational night and enjoy each other's company. The food was delicious specially the pretzel breads with their special butter. It was a great choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LUV2DINE
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A friend had recommended JUST. It was amazing. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal at JUST
    Peter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first time at JUST and it was an excellent experience. Food, service and ambiance were all beyond our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whatever mood you are in,
    sherylfVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the menu can satisfy....want a full meal, you got it; want a tapas style meal, you got it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    GLNCVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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!!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ONNIEVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here and enjoyed everything about this restaurant.
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    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.
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.