Least Bad option in Newark Liberty
So, as mentioned I was in terminal C today, and I saw a wine bar. I figured I'd give it a try.
Pretty awesome for some decent wine and some real good food. I had a proscuitto and brie sandwich and some truffled penne. You can order small plates or full portions. Both were very good.
Perhaps I just have a thing for airport resto's hahaha or just good luck, who knows, but I'd recommend this place. It was by terminal 80ish. Called Vino Volto? maybe?
In any case, I'd recommend it. It was good good, not just 'airport' good.
Heh, good luck.
I grew up in North Jersey, and I fly back there maybe once every year or 18 months these days to visit friends and family. I don't think I've ever eaten anything at EWR. Can't even find a good beer. I think I paid $9 for a pint of Guinness last time I was out there, since I had to wait a couple hours before I met my father at pickup. The only palatable option, but absolutely outrageous since on the way home I can grab a local craft brew for $4.50 from Laurelwood's location in PDX...
Talk about culture shock, after leaving Portland International...
Maybe the best bet for food might be stashing a sandwich from home in your luggage? Or at least a snack, that's what I do. A can of roasted hazelnuts from PDX will more than tide me over while waiting for a ride at EWR, or while waiting for the NJTransit train to my mother's place. At least until I can get over to Queen Pizza or Hobby's Deli in Newark, or down to Santelli's in Elizabeth, where I turn into a slob who gorges like he hasn't seen food in weeks. Ah, Jersey pizza...