VINELAND - Giorgio's is a perfect example of why we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, because at first glance you might think there's nothing special about this place at 363 E. Wheat Road. But, after you are seated in the practically nondescript, pumpkin-colored dining room, and the cours…

VINELAND - Giorgio's is a perfect example of why we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, because at first glance you might think there's nothing special about this place at 363 E. Wheat Road. But, after you are seated in the practically nondescript, pumpkin-colored dining room, and the cours…

MILLVILLE - It was below freezing on a mid-week night when we went to Gina's, but the frigid weather didn't keep customers away. This charmingly decorated restaurant is pretty small, housing less than a dozen tables, but it is big in other ways, which is why, no doubt, we had to pass some ti…

MILLVILLE - It was below freezing on a mid-week night when we went to Gina's, but the frigid weather didn't keep customers away. This charmingly decorated restaurant is pretty small, housing less than a dozen tables, but it is big in other ways, which is why, no doubt, we had to pass some ti…

SOMERS POINT - For years, we have been fascinated by the red brick and wood structure located at 800 Bay Ave. in Somers Point. Something about the building with its many interesting architectural details demands your immediate attention. Maybe its the wrap-around porch that leads to the comf…

Everyone has a favorite go-to Italian restaurant, and there is certainly no shortage of them. They're all pretty good, too. Most of the menus we find offer standard fare we've become accustomed to: an array of pasta dishes with all kinds of sauces, "homemade" specialties such as lasagna and …

Everything about our visit to this restaurant seemed familiar. As my guest and I slowly drove along winding East Lacey Road, I knew I had been there before, especially when we approached the building that sits along the river at the end of the street. In fact, I had been there five years ago…

Visually, Fin at the Tropicana Casino and Resort is stunning. Overlooking the ocean, the former Wellington Steakhouse has been transformed into a chic seaside oasis. No expense was spared to create an environment that whisks you away from the tumult of the casino floor to a place that oozes …

BRIGANTINE - Chinese restaurants have become as common as Italian restaurants in our area, and Japanese restaurants, especially hibachi grills, are hot on their trails. This is not a bad thing, but it makes visiting those restaurants a little less exotic than it used to be.

There are many reasons to reserve Ram's Head Inn in Galloway for a special occasion. Over and over, it's been referred to as the most romantic restaurant in the area. But whether you're looking for romance or not, you can't help but feel its effect by the time you leave.

ATLANTIC CITY - We had the feeling we had been here before. We had, in fact, dined at the same table near the window, in another incarnation when it was still Corbin's on Melrose Avenue, one of our very first review restaurants. There was something familiar about the artwork, three squiggly …

WEYMOUTH TOWNSHIP - You have to be of a certain age to remember when the trip to the Jersey shore from Philadelphia could only be made through a series of numbered roads and "shortcuts" through the Pine Barrens along winding backwoods blacktop. The watering holes and eateries that flourished…

If a golf club is not one of your first choices when you think about where you would like to have dinner, you might change your mind once you've eaten at the Legacy Restaurant at Sea Oaks County Club in Tuckerton. For an affordable, top quality meal, it's as good as any restaurant in its class.

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP - We shouldn't have been surprised to find an Italian villa sitting smack dab in the middle of the township. There are, after all, several historical connections between Hammonton, Vineland and here ... and the many large Italian farming communities that bind them. Isn't…

VENTNOR - All the traffic signals were dark along the barrier island; as we got closer to Kitaro we realized that storefronts too, failed to offer their normal neon light. We pulled up in time to see a server dragging tables and chairs from the outside patio indoors. We knew that wasn't good.

LONGPORT - We were the first to arrive for dinner at Salvo Cucina and caught the staff still sitting together at a corner table. It took them a second to realize customers had arrived and for someone to take charge and offer to seat us. We brushed some crumbs from the chair before we sat dow…

STONE HARBOR - If your life doesn't seem all black and white with little shades of gray, then you probably have never dined at the White Heron Grill in Stone Harbor. That color scheme runs from the exterior to the dining room, where a crisp and cool ambiance fills the space.

STONE HARBOR - If your life doesn't seem all black and white with little shades of gray, then you probably have never dined at the White Heron Grill in Stone Harbor. That color scheme runs from the exterior to the dining room, where a crisp and cool ambiance fills the space.

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