Places to eat in Newark, NJ
- Wtg2Retire Nov 24, 2010 06:37 AM
My granddaughter will be going to Newark to work for approximately 2 weeks. She loves dining experieces at new restaurants. Probably the low to mid-level price range would suit her, although she occasionally likes to dine in establishments with a higher level of cuisine. I have never been to New Jersey and cannot make any recommendations for her.
Would you mind sharing some of your ideas for good places to eat, please.
Some of the more popular places are:
Fernandes Steak House
A simple walk up and down Ferry Streets and the environs will yield many smaller *BBQ Luncheonette/Cafeterias*, that will have very inexpensive meals available for solo diners available for dine-in or take-out service.
BTW.....you may want to edit the Topic to Reflect Newark proper
I liked Don Pepe. If she gets tired of Portuguese, Spanish, or seafood, I would have liked to have had two weeks to explore the more trendy places near Rutgers in University Heights.
I always eat at a cheap little place across the street from the River Bank Park on Market Street. It says pizza on the big sign, and it is right next to a laundry. They serve a variety of Brazilian street food and usually have an evening blue plate special, although they wouldn't call it that. The cook understands English; not sure about the waitresses.
There are two places that I highly recommend. Bothe are on Washington Ave. in Belleville, which is only minutes from Newark.
Topaz Thai is a family run restaurant which has absolutley wonderful food and service. Prices are moderate. LePrete is an Italian Restaurant, also on Washington Ave. On Tuesday and Wdnesday they have a buffet for $14.95. Selection is small, but the food is excellent. They serve the buffet from 5 to 8pm. The regular menu can be a little pricey, but it is worth the cost.
Topaz Thai Restaurant
137 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109
Let me add Stephanie's BBQ to the list. I just picked up myself a chicken from there and it was fantastic! They roast it over open fire in a rotisserie type contraption. The breast meat was a little dry but the legs and thighs were awesome. They use some kind of tangy citrus type marinade and give it a heavy dose of salt for an almost salt and vinegar chip like kick. It's up there with Super Pollo for me.
The price is right too - a half chicken with a TON of rice and fries are only 6.50.
Stephanie's quailty depends on the location. I have had good stuff from the one in the Ironbound and horrible food from the one in the North Ward. There are much better Churrascoria's around, Picnic in the Ironbound and East Newark comes readily to mind. I have never had a bad meal from either site.