This list began in 2007 as a Top 25. Since then, New Jersey’s dining scene has steadily gotten bigger, better, more varied and contemporary. Expanding to a Top 30 simply recognizes that fact. It was not an easy decision—Top 25 had a certain alliterative ring, and during its 11 years it became a recognized standard.
Common Lot, Millburn Why go: Don’t go if you’re looking for the usual fare — pasta, burger or even bread. Australian-born chef and owner Ehren Ryan isn’t going for the same-old, same-old. His rustic no-airs-about-it, grown-up restaurant has portobello-mushroom colored walls, wooden floors and an open kitchen and an intriguing menu with loads of possibilities for adventurous food
Black sesame semifreddo at Common Lot, Millburn It’s as delicious as it is beautiful: Common Lot’s semifreddo. (Photo: COURTESY OF COMMON LOT) This black sesame semifreddo is one of the best desserts of the summer season: the black sesame meringue stuffed with mousse-like creamy semifreddo atop dehydrated strawberries, pickled green strawberries and fresh strawberries. It’s light, it’s refreshing,
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Anthony Bucco, Ben Nerenhausen, Ehren Ryan and David Viana will prepare a “Jersey Road Trip.” By Andrea Clurfeld | | March 20, 2018 New Jersey was shut out last week when the list of finalists for a James Beard Award was announced. Why? Well, that’s a story for an opinion column. But there’s a New Jersey-centric dinner starting