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JUST

4.5
1268 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
JUST is a Zagat-rated New American dining destination hidden in the heart of NJ. Well-received by both diners and critics such as the New York Times, we present a selection of artful culinary creations including Gluten-Free dishes, diverse wines & cocktails- offering value with dishes comprised of only top-quality ingredients.
We offer a worldly variety of wines (that the friendly, knowledgeable staff can recommend to pair with any dish) and specialty cocktails that present a balanced mix of spirits and liqueurs with fresh garnishes & flavors- creating a buzz at the intimate bar scene.

With the elegance of decor, unparalleled presentation of the cuisine and attentiveness of wait staff, your experience at JUST is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1268 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

No covid restrictions in restaurant, packed

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PeterB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Just for the first time for Valentine’s Day dinner, with our 1 year old son in attendance. They were very accommodating and the entire experience was amazing. The food was great and the service was outstanding! My lady and I both agreed that Just has become one of our favorite restaurants to visit! We’ll be back, soon and often!

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ThomasD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food while alittle expensive was very good along with service. What we were not happy about was how small the table were, very hard to move or place things on the table. Also with covid restrictions seemed like the table were very close together and when we were leaving seemed every table was filled. This made us a bit uncomfortable as I thought there should been more tables skipped as we have found in other restaurants.

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DreV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! Even while being 15 minutes late for reservation!

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vipFeelgood2dine
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Low quality steak
Was so disappointed so will never return even for a free meal. Sorry just had to say what I think. Staff was fine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Fourth time here, might be my last.
Service is immature and not polished
Food was good. Music was loud, staff didn't seem organized. We are still grateful to enjoy a nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. I had the bronzino and my girlfriend had the drunken shrimp. Both were amazing! For appetizer, we tried the eggplant fries and they were awesome!

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vipDmitryV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, tasty food and great ambiance ! Highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great time. The hostess, who was also our server - was fantastic. I'm sorry to not remember her name (bad with that) She checked in with us, offered her food favorites and even offered to go to the store in parking lot to grab a red bull for my husband, since they did not have any at the moment.

Now, let's talk about the delicious food. I had the short rib ravioli - AMAZING. And my husband had the prime rib - also amazing.

We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food and drinks were alright but certainly not worth the price in my opinion. Service was also lacking and somewhat unprofessional.

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GlendaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was not good at all, and the price is simply just not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Excellent service! We had a great time !

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vipBmkk
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

JUST was good, and we will go back. We enjoyed the smaller menu as it highlights some great options. The classify as a contemporary American food, and I don't know what that means. They had a mix of Asian, Indian, and somewhat BBQ'y flavors on there. Looking forward to go back soon.

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JaredG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both outstanding!! The tables were far apart and my overall experience was great.

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JohnS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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DonnaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious and service was on point !

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SNL828
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went New Years Eve. Food was delicious but service was off. Drinks took a long time to get. The waiter tried taking our plates about a dozen times before we were finished. Just wanted to sit and enjoy the conversation, drinks and food before leaving and felt like we were being rushed. So maybe with a different waiter I’d have a better overall opinion but that threw us off. I’d try again on a regular night to see how different it fares.

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vipSPSG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food/drink.

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Alik
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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LiNZy
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the opportunity to dine out on Friday and enjoy the $1 Tuna Cone special Just was running. Due to the COVID restrictions we have limited our dining out but couldn’t resist going to one of our favorite restaurants for their famous tuna cones! Just always delivers and this meal was no exception. Of course we started with the tuna cones, followed with the Salmon and couscous and the garlic Short Ribs with creamy whipped potatoes. We were never rushed and able to take our time, relax and enjoy the great food. Our waiter, Suvhan was very attentive, helpful and fun to converse with. We also have to shout out to the bartender, she went out of her way to accommodate us and serve the most delicious and cold cocktails. Chef Chris came out to meet us and we had a pleasant conversation with him. His presence made our meal very special for us. Everyone dining that night was having a wonderful time and the feeling in the room was comfortable and cheerful. Overall another great experience at Just. Look forward to returning soon.

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GaryC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Just regularly prior to the pandemic and ordered take out from time to time during quarantine. We also went a few times over the summer for outdoor dinning. We just went to dine in for a special occasion but fortunately or unfortunately we were the only ones dinning inside so we didn't have to worry about distance... I hope it was just a function of the timing after the thanksgiving weekend. There has been a spike in cases nationwide. We will continue to support our favorite local restaurant.

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HayleyF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. We were able to seat inside. The server was kind and attentive. The food was exceptional. Such a wonderful repeat experience. The mushroom risotto was wonderful as always. The Caesar and pear salads were perfect. The bolognese was to die for. Never can go wrong here! Sunday is a perfect day for dates, and quiet get-togethers!

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Mitch
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don't bother with the Honey Stung Fried Chicken. It's not very flavorful. Very similar to Orange Chicken that you can get at a Chinese restaurant except it's over mashed potatoes. The seared salmon was excellent as was the poached pear salad with shrimp added. The short rib tacos were good, but was only short rib meat on a tortilla. Nothing to top it with. Also, the music was a bit too loud. The service was excellent.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
881 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great way to celebrate my birthday! Excellent service by Jess. The appetizer choices here are the best...wish I could eat them all...over the years I have tried most, but my favorite is the tuna cones. And the pretzel rolls with the honey mustard butter are to die for. Entrees were the volcanos tuna, which my husband really enjoyed with the extra hot topping. The tuna is very very rare so be prepared. I chose the grand marinea shrimp and substituted the rice with pasta. Dessert was affogata and a treat. We chose an excellent French Chardonnay and couldn’t have been happier!

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vipAndreaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For as long as we’ve been going to Just, every experience has been consistently exceptional. The food, service and atmosphere are always excellent.
I recently used Just to cater a small gathering at my home- they surpassed my expectations. They were professional, courteous and extremely detailed. The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. I couldn’t have been happier.

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CindyG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is the first time we have visited this restaurant "Just" since the Corona Virus started. We loved this restaurant because their food and service has always been perfect. The price is a little high, but worth it. They have a nice outdoor setup considering it consists partially of the parking lot, but it is comfortable and socially distanced. They have heaters so in the crisp fall evening we were not cold or uncomfortable at all. The food and service were still impeccable.

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Ladybug
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best little hidden gem for upscale dining with great ambiance. We have dined there since it opened. Great for couples and diners who enjoy a quiet atmosphere.

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BrunoS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great experience, one that surprised me. Food was high quality and service was fast. The place wasn't busy. Price was right for the quality. Will go back again.

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SabrinaK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We chose outside due to covid risks but we were literally in a parking lot behind a gas station. And more importantly the foo d was just mediocre as well as the service. The entrees were in the high 20 and $30s but the quality food was just like ordering from your local chinese restaurant but this was placed in a fancy dish. I would not recommend this restaurant! Website says guaranteed to be unforgettable. Please tell me how?

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PhilipL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice meal out.

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TheKuj
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service was exceptional....Our server, Tiffany did a great job.....

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ArnieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food; attentive waitress and chef; nice ambience; I'll go back.

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Chka79
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Another wonderful experience! Parents night out!

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vipPeterC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is fusion. Not bad. Certain ingredients don’t seem as fresh as they should be for the price. Location is odd, tucked behind a gas station.

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pgoodman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good. Only thing was the duck fried rice. The fried rice had too much red pepper and large chunks of carrots. It was not smooth. The duck was good.

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Jen3
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never heard of this place before today but was pleasantly surprised. Food was amazing. Service was great!

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vipTrefoil
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outside seating is nice, but certainly not the same ambiance as inside. They have done a good job at keeping most of the tables off of the blacktop and on the paved sidewalk and patio. Drink specials were also a nice perk and very tasty. Food specials were available and the stuffed chicken was delicious. We will be back again in the near future.

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CindyG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent! Maybe some music outside would be a nice touch too.

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AliB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since I've been here. The food and service is just as great as it was when I last dined there. The quality of the food served is outstanding and the staff goes above and beyond to make your experience an enjoyable one. The outdoor seating is very comfortable and the tables are set up so everyone is socially distant.

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You can order delivery directly from JUST using the Order Online button. JUST also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. JUST also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 707-4800.

JUST is rated 4.5 stars by 1268 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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