About Hibiscus Restaurant
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 .
Morristown, NJ 07869
Hours of Operation:
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
Madison Ave, Located inside the Best Western Hotel, Morristown Inn
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
There's always something new happening at the Hibiscus ....
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.
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
Private Party Facilities:
We offer banquet facilities for large & small parties, for private dining, social or corporate events.
Private Party Contact:
Karlene Brandon: (973) 359-0200
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Hibiscus Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
Another very happy visit to Hibiacus restaurant for a delicious dinner in this very pretty intimate room w/ table linens and soft lighting. Tables are nicely spaced and placed for quiet conversation and hearing the wonderful music of Betty Liste , pianist and singer Bill Robinson and sensitive accompaniment by bass and drummer. The many diners and music aficionados heard a well known and talented guitarist that particular evening. This is a favorite dining room that features this group on first Fridays of each month and also offers a variety of musical groups and performers . Hibiscus is a beautiful flower of a restaurant!
I met up with a couple of friends for dinner there a week ago based on the reviews online. The menu was very limited. The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. We had the combination appetizers which was the highlight of the meal as the spices used were very much Caribbean. I would recommend the restaurant for a casual family dinner where you wouldn't feel rushed.
Unique- Very Authentic Food- You Have to Be In The Mood.
You are certainly going for the Caribbean cuisine. The atmosphere is a throwback to a 1970's hotel restaurant. Service is uneven but friendly. The menu is a wide offering of Jamaican standards and very authentic. And very good.
Another fabulous meal at Hibiscus! Earlier this month we shared an enjoyable meal for our anniversary on April 3,2017. When I asked my husband where he wanted to dine for his birthday he had only one response: Hibiscus.......such amazing food!
We were happy that Karlene was our server again. She is such a pleasant, warm &
charming woman- really very helpful explaining each dish. It was a great feeling to know she remembered us as she greeted us with a warm hug and smile. It felt like we were with family.
My choice this evening was a deliciously hot, spicy jerk shrimp salad and an Oriental Stir-Fry - chicken, shrimp & scallops. My husband had the Hibiscus salad and the Blackened MahiMahi with rice and veggies. I ordered a side of plantains, so sweet and satisfying.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We ran out without dessert this time for the fresh , apple/pear birthday tart I had prepared at home.
My husband and I went with 2 other couples that were skeptical about the venue. They are not very adventurous eaters. Everyone found something in the menu for their taste preference. The best thing is that we all enjoyed our meals. After delicious food and wonderful music, we all left with a smile and full tummies! I look forward to our next visit to Hibiscus!
Went to Easter Sunday Brunch and although the place was nice, they seemed to be under prepared for the event to take place. They ran out of scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes and nobody was checking so didn't see that it was refilled with more. Settled on an omelet which was good though and so where the other items that were available.
As far as service, no server ever readily came to our table so had to just grab someone to ask for glasses for our drinks and someone else for our coffee. A 205 tip was include regardless of how many people were at the table and don't think the price was worth what we got.
I will give it another try possibly for another meal, but not for a brunch for a holiday.
Hibiscus is a beautiful flower of a restaurant within Morristown. Intimate , pretty dining room-softly lit and with crisp linens, offers a fine variety of delicious food (vegetarian, fish, meat) and excellent music. It is a perfect size for any kind of gathering ,social or business.We are regulars for the sophisticated singing of Bill Robinson accompanied by The sensitive pianist Betty Liste and terrific bassist and drummer. They form a great musical group. Their selections are a superior accompaniment to the menu. Hibiscus is a very good restaurant that is very much needed and prized . It is a gem!
We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Hibiscus last night, April 3, 2017. All I can say is what a fabulous , hidden gem! Warm and inviting, our server, Christine cared for us like a family member. Her suggestions were perfect and the food delicious and well garnished. I ordered the Stewed whole red snapper and my husband had the Roti with goat. Memorable flavors, not too heavy, just perfect for our taste. Hibiscus is a BYOB which makes it even more inviting. Music on weekends bring many to enjoy the sounds of musicians like Rio Clemente and others on piano. Looking forward to our next adventure to our hidden Morristown island treasure.
This was our second dinner here. We wanted to come back on a night with live music. We had a steel drum player and it really set the mood! The food, once again was outstanding. Each member of my family enjoyed their meals from the lamb stew and oxtail to the steak and vodka sauce with lobster. The only downside is the slow service. It was particularly slow this night so they gave us free dessert (bread pudding and carrot cake- both awesome). You must be prepared to sit back and relax and enjoy your byob bottle of wine. Definitely worth a visit.
I have been here many times and every time I am pleased with everything there. The food is outstanding!!! Great service and this time they had someone singing and playing steel drums ! It was amazing. The ambiance made me feel like I was on vacation. Trust me you won't be disappointed.
Didn't know what to expect when dining in the basement of the best western in Morristown NJ. I was very surprised with the authenticity of the food and and quality of live music. They were very accommodating to my wife's celiac issues and my daughters picky eating. If you like spicy Caribbean food with great jerk seasoning then this is a place to try. They offer takeout too, Ox tail is next on my list to try there.
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