Best American Restaurants in New Jersey - Central

Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1602)
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Restaurant at The Hotel TidesRestaurant at The Hotel Tides
(341)
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American | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central
d'floret restaurantd'floret restaurant
(305)
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American | Lambertville, New Jersey - Central
Harvest Moon InnHarvest Moon Inn
(135)
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American | Flemington, New Jersey - Central
618618
(713)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
Acacia of LawrencevilleAcacia of Lawrenceville
(483)
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American | Lawrenceville, New Jersey - Central
Metropolitan CafeMetropolitan Cafe
(598)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
Social 37Social 37
(450)
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American | Toms River, New Jersey - Central
The American Hotel - Market Yard GrilleThe American Hotel - Market Yard Grille
(499)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
The Grill at The Pittstown InnThe Grill at The Pittstown Inn
(145)
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American | Pittstown, New Jersey - Central
The Robinson Ale HouseThe Robinson Ale House
(281)
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American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central
Gusto GrillGusto Grill
(400)
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American | East Brunswick, New Jersey - Central
The Bistro at Red BankThe Bistro at Red Bank
(307)
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American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central

Best Italian Restaurants in New Jersey - Central

Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(237)
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Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Anjelica's RestaurantAnjelica's Restaurant
(521)
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Italian | Sea Bright, New Jersey - Central
Ristorante GiorgiaRistorante Giorgia
(184)
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Italian | Rumson, New Jersey - Central
Patricia's of HolmdelPatricia's of Holmdel
(661)
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Italian | Holmdel, New Jersey - Central
Brando'sBrando's
(1274)
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Italian | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central
Eno TerraEno Terra
(2728)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJVidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
(894)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Ravello by ToscanoRavello by Toscano
(543)
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Italian | Robbinsville, New Jersey - Central
Luca's Ristorante of SomersetLuca's Ristorante of Somerset
(412)
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Italian | New Brunswick, New Jersey - Central
Trama's TrattoriaTrama's Trattoria
(458)
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Italian | Long Branch, New Jersey, New Jersey - Central
Il LagoIl Lago
(102)
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Italian | Highlands, New Jersey - Central

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
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Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
167
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
586
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
101
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
415
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5515
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5347
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1264
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
615
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
578
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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MareaMarea
7021
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1908
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
1918
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5515
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2120
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
577
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7649
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1184
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6279
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5053
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2186
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French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3954
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1081
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English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
403
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
125
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2270
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Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3896
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Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
370
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4630
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Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1242
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

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MaialinoMaialino
3954
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7649
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
1918
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4630
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
276
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5053
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2120
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11516
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
974
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
578
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1127
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Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
360
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1242
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
188
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Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
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Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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The ModernThe Modern
4350
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6075
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
4968
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1584
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Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8772
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Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6636
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American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8823
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Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1141
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Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4727
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11516
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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618618
713 reviews
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central

The service and food was excellent. So were the hand mixed cocktails. More

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Baker & coBaker & co
250 reviews
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Italian | West Village, Manhattan

I visited on a Wednesday evening with my friend and requested a quiet table for conversation. It was not too busy at 6:30-9 so any seating would’ve worked fairly well. My friend ordered two appetizers and I ordered an entree for myself. I have a garlic allergy and the waiter helped confirm with the kitchen which dishes I could choose from. We each got a glass of rose, which was delicious, but we were kind of bummed that happy hour was limited to bar seating only...probably would’ve gotten more drinks if it was for tables as well. The food was delicious and the service was attentive, though perhaps a little rushed, only considering how it wasn’t busy at all that night. Overall a very pleasant experience and I would return, though perhaps for bar seating. More

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Benjamin Steakhouse PrimeBenjamin Steakhouse Prime
432 reviews
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan

The BEST porterhouse steak in Manhattan!!! Incredible service. Victor, the manager, is super helpful, professional, and courteous. Benjamin is doing superb job More

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AcmeAcme
713 reviews
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Bistro | NoHo, Manhattan

Very limited menu. Make sure everyone can find something appealing. Pre-theater meal was fine. Good burger and steak and fries, salads. Crispy artichoke not a winner. Service attentive. More

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PergolaPergola
230 reviews
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Mediterranean | Chelsea, Manhattan

I came over to celebrate my wife birthday and was treated great .... from the bouncers to the hostess and waitress to the hookah guy. Amazing service overall. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New Jersey - Central's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elements Restaurant1. Elements Restaurant
1602 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Everything was magnificent, down to the last detail... More

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Anjelica's Restaurant2. Anjelica's Restaurant
521 reviews
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Italian | Sea Bright, New Jersey - Central

As always the food and service was excellent. This is one of my wife's and my favorite restaurants. More

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Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering3. Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering
225 reviews
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Comfort Food | Lawrenceville, New Jersey - Central

The best food in Lawrenceville, maintaining its friendly and professional service. The menu changes seasonally but is reliably inventive. Truly, our neighborhood gem! More

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Restaurant Nicholas4. Restaurant Nicholas
1637 reviews
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Contemporary American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central

Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. My wife and I both were very satisfied. More

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Osteria Radici5. Osteria Radici
119 reviews
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Italian | Allentown, New Jersey - Central

Food and service were both excellent, atmosphere was quiet and cozy More

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New to OpenTable

New Jersey - Central restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Galata Turkish & Mediterranean RestaurantGalata Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant
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Turkish | Marlboro, New Jersey - Central

Opening in 2016, Galata Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine has become synonymous with outstanding traditional Turkish cuisine in Marlboro. Our chef and staff have an amazing amount of skill and experience creating splendid dishes using the freshest ingredients, serving everything in a warm and inviting environment.More

Hot Spot RestaurantHot Spot Restaurant
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Fondue | Somerville, New Jersey - Central

Welcome to the Hot Spot Restaurant. We look forward to serving you!More

Houlihan's - PrincetonHoulihan's - Princeton
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Since 1972, we've believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous 'Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.More

Old Croton Bar & GrillOld Croton Bar & Grill
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American | Flemington, New Jersey - Central

Welcome to Old Croton Bar & Grill. We look forward to serving you!More

Sahara - ManvilleSahara - Manville
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Mediterranean | Somerville, New Jersey - Central

Sahara Restaurant offers a unique dining experience located in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey. We offer a creative mixture of dishes from the Mediterranean rim as well as traditional favorites and low fat and vegetarian dishes. All recipes at Sahara are delicious and well-prepared, and diners from near and far enjoy the lively ambiance and efficient service. Come and enjoy our menu of freshly prepared dishes.More