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Hibiscus Restaurant

419 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (4)
  • Live Music (4)
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The Hibiscus is a unique find! Located in the heart of Morristown in the Best Western Hotel, Morristown Inn; a one of it’s kind, Hibiscus boasts a unique concept providing the first upscale but cozy Caribbean restaurant in New Jersey , the first in a hotel & the only place for Caribbean in town.
Hibiscus prepares & presents for it's guests five star quality meals at unbelievably affordable prices. Never before have you had Traditional American & Authentic Island Cuisine (Jamaican) at it's best all in one place. Come & enjoy from Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken served with traditional rice & beans & fried plantains to our famous Rasta Pasta made with lightly seasoned Jerk chicken breast, sundried tomatoes & broccoli in a light cream sauce over penne or capellini to Steak House quality steaks, perfectly prepared & served with our gourmet mashed potatoes & vegetables al dente, Complete your evening with our to die for, Jamaican Rum flavored Bread Pudding .
Kid Friendly
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Regular Hours
Closed for Lunch: (Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm)
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Open 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Sundays -Open 12:00pm-3pm
Dress Code : Casual Elegant, no T-shirts/shorts
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Phone number
(973) 359-0200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Orville Brandon
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Private party facilities
We offer banquet facilities for large & small parties, for private dining, social or corporate events.
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Private party contact
Karlene Brandon: (973) 359-0200
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We offer full service catering on & off site. Our unique catering menus offer our patrons something truly different than the usual. We enjoy customizing menus as we are the only ones that can offer this combination of cuisines at the highest quality at the most competitive prices.
We deliver drop off lunches for corporate clients & Pharmaceutical Sales reps.
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Cross street
Madison Ave, Located inside the Best Western Hotel, Morristown Inn
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Parking details
Ample parking available in the Morristown Inn parking lot. Also evening parking is open to our guests at 264 and 268 south street, directly next door to the Best Western Building
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Enjoy live entertainment by some of New Jersey’s best jazz performers and musicians, Rio Clemente, Pam Purvis, John Bianculli. Julie Mac, Magic happens on the New Jersey Jazz Society’s baby grand piano, now in it's new home at the Hibiscus. Fridays: 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm & Sundays for our Jazz Brunch 12pm - 3pm.

Don't miss our other special annual events .
Our now very popular unique Mothers Day, Fathers and Easter Brunch
New Years Eve Celebration
Special Valentine's Day Dinner
WIne Tastings
There's always something new happening at the Hibiscus ....
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Special events & promotions
Come and enjoy our Sunday Jazz Brunch and our live Entertainment on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Wednesday Only - Lunch Buffet, only $12 , 12- 2pm
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 419 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The staff are very nice and the food is delicious.

vipRoto (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

One of best places to feel like your in Caribbean food and service great byob is a big plus

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is delicious!! It’s in the basement of a Best Western, true, not particularly appealing; but do NOT let that deter you! It’s worth it! Go.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

A little surprising gem of a restaurant located in the Best Western Hotel up South Street from the Mayo Art Center. (Not walking distance but easy access just a few minutes away with ample parking in hotel's parking lot and it's also right off of Rt. 287.) The dining room is simple in decoration but that is not anything to criticize. We were coming for the food! Hibiscus is a great place to go for moderately priced authentic Caribbean and traditional American fare before or after a show. Menu offerings are great - plenty of fish offerings and even vegan. Food is freshly prepared and quite flavorful. We ordered mainly Caribbean fare and were very happy with choices: braised oxtail (awesome!); Hibiscus sampler (yummy and spicy/sweet); crusted salmon and curried shrimp - all excellent with well prepared sides that weren't overcooked. Wait staff is very attentive. A lovely plus is live music for dining entertainment! (Not required, but don't forget to tip musician! He does a great job!) Since restaurant is small, would recommend making a reservation. We will definitely return to this place!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Hibiscus Restaurant is wonderful! Always a pleasant and delicious experience for any occasion.
Best dining room in the entire area. Lovely intimate room w/soft lighting creates the perfect atmosphere for enjoying a menu that caters nicely to all palates, accommodating staff, entertainment that permits good conversation while musicians playing. It's a treasure to discover and enjoy.
Sincerely, Sharon C

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

The service was fantastic. The chef is engaging and very easy on the eyes. Deadly combination.

vipHEFG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

This restaurant was a great find... easy to get to & centrally located, food was delicious & presented beautifully and the service was friendly & welcoming. Will definitely return!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food good music good service it was great overall my wife and I had a wonderful time. Planning to go back with my family

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

The greeter/waiter for our table could of been more as if she did not want to be there.other than that the food was excellent

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Don't be turned off by the fact that this restaurant is in the basement of a Best Western -- it had some of the best food we've had in months, and a very reasonable price. Service was friendly and attentive without being annoying. There was live music on a Saturday night consisting of a steel drum player and even though we were seated right next to him (the place is pretty small anyway), the volume of the music was perfect -- not too loud at all. Consider getting the specialties of the house (braised chicken, oxtails) as both were just amazing.

JP10 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

Had a wonderful experience at Hibiscus. Food was delicious and staff was friendly. Will definitely go back!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Hibiscus is a gem.
The food and service is top notch.
My new go to spot. We'll be back!

AMPM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

This was a surprise Father's Day treat from my loving wife. The food was plentiful and delicious. I loved the clam, shrimp, and oyster bar. The Caribbean cuisine was super. So many choices!
The wait staff were so friendly and helpful. We even had a few laughs with the other customers.
The musicians hit all the right notes, with such a variety of songs.
It made for a very memorable Father's Day.

vipFoodieFamily (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

What a hidden gem! In the back of the Best Western is this fantastic restaurant. We loved the Caribbean cuisine, and in particular the jerk chicken, chicken roti, and the amazing fresh made Festival cakes. The live jazz band playing was a interesting compliment to the fantastic food! Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

Lovely comfortable atmosphere. High quality, delicious food! Friendly, attentive service. Really good jazz pianist.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Appetizers (sampler excellent)
Live music excellent

vipEdMuldoon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

Do try this place. My family talked me into it and, despite my skepticism (which only increased when I found out it was in a hotel...and then again when I found out the hotel was a Best Western), I loved it, returned and loved it again!

We start with exceedingly friendly servers. The skeptic's scowl returned when I asked what the "don't miss items" were on the menu and was told "it's ALL good", but of the 10 entrees and 6 appetizers we've tried so far, I can't argue with the "all".

Do try some jerk. It's got a kick, but nothing most of you can't handle. The seafood stew and the curry were also wonderful. The kids were intrigued by the house signature drink (sweet hibiscus tea) so much that the manager gave us a bag of dried hibiscus flowers and told us how to make it!

They have live music on busier nights (reggae one night; jazz trio another) which really enhanced the experience.

No liquor license, but you can bring your own or order from Cambridge Wines to get them to deliver your packaged goods via scooter (which amuses our son to no end for reasons which escape me).

These are the kinds of restaurants we should be patronizing: individual/family owned and operated; employees who are clearly invested in the success of the place; people who are genuinely grateful you gave them business; live music; and from-scratch food that tastes amazing (and a great bargain!)

vipldy1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

Being the Tuesday after Mother's Day, there were no shrimp, or scallops available, which was a disappointment to both of us. That's life. Listening to Rio Clemente play piano, is always a delight, as is lovely Carlene, one of the owners.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

I had a fabulous time at Hibiscus for Mother's Day, with my mom. The wide variety of food and desserts, were incredibly delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

I came there to listen to a friend singing. The music was nice and soothing, the food was delicious and the service was great.
You could probably use 1 more person to just be the hostess for seating. A few people walked in and didn't know what to do because there was no one to greet them. Everyone was serving others or in the kitchen.