Are You Hungry or Ready to Hit the Town? Discover New Jersey Dining and Entertainment

Cruising for cuisine? It can be tricky to locate a single eatery that pleases every palate and, after the sun goes down, finding a nightspot to entertain your whole crowd. Fortunately, New Jersey has it all!

First stop? Our tips on picking the right dining and entertainment venues for a perfect night out.

Savor a World of Flavors

Expect feasts representing authentic, multicultural cuisines. New Jersey is a food lover's paradise, offering ethnic restaurants that range from Indian to Italian, Japanese to Brazilian, and beyond. You could travel the globe for their distinctive dishes, or simply take your taste buds on a statewide journey to pin down a winner. Traditional or fusion, there’s no passport needed! To begin, you can try Fornos of Spain in Newark and Calandra's Italian Village in Caldwell.

Indulge in Fine Dining and Wine…

Celebrity chefs. Award-winning food and wine. New Jersey boasts a dazzling array of glamorous, fine-dining restaurants, making it a "must" for any foodie's itinerary. The state has a long, successful history in the wine industry, too. Tour—and toast to—over 50 exceptional wineries, such as Tomasello Winery (the state's largest) in Hammonton (with tasting rooms throughout the state) and Renault Winery (the state's oldest) in Egg Harbor City.

…Or Keep It Cozy at a Diner

Colorful and bustling, New Jersey is the diner capital of the world. With over 600 diners scattered statewide, you’re sure to find a favorite booth to slide into. From massive burgers at the Clinton Station Diner to hash at the historic Hightstown Diner, these popular, nostalgic eateries are famed for their family atmosphere and delicious, homemade fare. Whether at a diner or another kind of casual eatery, early risers and late-nighters alike appreciate New Jersey restaurants’ thick menus and friendly service.

Experience Vivacious Nightlife

Seeking a neighborhood bar in a quiet town? How about a party atmosphere in an urban setting? The Garden State offers a surprising variety of popular spots. In New Jersey, enjoy both down-to-earth, familiar locales and shockingly cosmopolitan cities pulsating with sophisticated energy, cutting-edge entertainment and electrifying nightlife. That’s just for starters.

Explore All of Your Appetizing Interests

Search what New Jersey’s dining and entertainment is serving up. Plus, check out the calendar of events for the state’s full slate of delectable celebrations, like food-themed gatherings, festivals, fairs and tastings.

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