Best of Morris/Essex 2020: Food and Restaurants

From diners to delis, here are the winners of our 2020 Best of Morris/Essex Readers' Choice Awards.




ACAI BOWLS 

MORRIS and ESSEX
COUNTIES

Playa Bowls
Multiple locations
playabowls.com

BAGELS

MORRIS COUNTY

Mountain Lakes Bagel
350 Rte. 46
Mountain Lakes
973.627.4999 mountainlakesbagel.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Sunrise Bagels
29 Watchung Plaza
Montclair
973.783.8500

BAKERY

MORRIS COUNTY

Mara’s Café & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901
marascafe.ecwid.com

ESSEX COUNTY

The Little Daisy Bake Shop
622 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.707.2157
thelittledaisybakeshop.com

BARBECUE

MORRIS COUNTY

The Committed Pig
28 W. Park Place
Morristown
862.260.9292
thecommittedpig.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q & Pizza
64½ Chestnut St.
Montclair
973.509.1134
ruthiesbbq.com

BREAKFAST

MORRIS COUNTY

Jefferson Diner
5 Bowling Green Pwky. #12
Lake Hopatcong 973.663.0233
jeffersondiner.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Raymond’s  
28 Church St.
Montclair
973.744.9263
raymondsnj.com/montclair

The Corner 
115 Grove St.
Montclair
973.783.2400
thecornermontclair.com

BRUNCH

MORRIS COUNTY

Urban Table
40 W. Park Pl.
Morristown urbantablerestaurant.com
973.326.9200

ESSEX COUNTY

Turtle + The Wolf
622 Valley Rd.
Upper Montclair
973.783.9800
turtleandthewolf.com

BURGERS

MORRIS COUNTY

The Committed Pig
28 W. Park Place
Morristown
862.260.9292
thecommittedpig.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Bareburger
480 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.509.2273
bareburger.com

BUTCHER

MORRIS COUNTY

Chester Meat Market
27 W. Main St.
Chester
908.879.7523 chestermeatmarket.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Rosario’s Butcher Shop
252 Park St.
Upper Montclair
973.655.0999
rosariosbutchershop.com

BYO Restaurant

MORRIS COUNTY

South + Pine
90 South St.
Morristown
862.260.9700
southandpine.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Fascino
331 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.233.0350
fascinorestaurant.com

CANDY/
CHOCOLATE

MORRIS COUNTY

Sweet Expressions
26 Broadway
Denville
973.625.0025
sweetexpressionsbygeri.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Bromilow’s Chocolates 
891 Bloomfield Ave.
West Caldwell
973.227.0819
bromilow.com

CATERER

MORRIS COUNTY

Sergio & Co
28 Broadway Denville
973.627.1043
sergioandco.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Tia’s Food of Love
638 Bloomfield Ave.
Verona
973.744.0008
tiasfoodoflove.com

CHINESE RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY
Hunan Taste
67 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973.625.2782
hunantaste.com

ESSEX COUNTY

T.S. Ma
199 Bellevue Ave.
Upper Montclair
973.509.8878
tsmachinesecuisine.com

COFFEE HOUSE

MORRIS COUNTY

Smartworld Coffee
2 Broadway
Denville
973.627.1600

74 South St.
Morristown
973.359.9800
smartworldcoffee.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Java Love
244 Bellevue Ave.
Upper Montclair
973.744.2122

49 Church St.
Montclair
973.744.2323
javaloveroasters.com















* Not located in Essex County

CRAFT BEER

MORRIS COUNTY

Fort Nonsense Brewing Company
3118 Rte. 19
Denville
862.397.4777
fortnonesensebrewing.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Tierney’s Copperhouse 
4 Little Falls Rd. 
Fairfield
973.554.1552
tierneyscopperhouse.com

Verona Inn 
624 Bloomfield Ave.
Verona
973.239.0544
veronainn.com

DINER

MORRIS COUNTY

Randolph Diner
517 Rte. 10 E.
Randolph
973.328.2400
therandolphdiner.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Chit Chat Diner
410 Eagle Rock Ave.
West Orange
973.736.1989
chitchatdiner.com

DONUTS

MORRIS COUNTY

Hacklebarney Farms Cider Mill
104 State Park Rd.
Chester Township
908.879.6593
hacklebarneyfarm.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Montclair Bread Company
16 Label St.
Montclair
973.509.2525
montclairbread.com

FISH MARKET

MORRIS COUNTY

Denville Seafood
61 Broadway
Denville
973.627.2987
denvilleseafood.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Gus & Co. Seafood
626 Valley Rd.
Upper Montclair
973.783.3474
gusandcoseafood.com

FRENCH RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

The Grand Café
42 Washington St.
Morristown
973.540.9444
thegrandcafe.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Le Salbuen Cafe
97 Walnut St.
Montclair
201.622.8473
lesalbuen.com

GLUTEN-FREE GOODIES

MORRIS COUNTY

Mo'Pweeze Bakery
32 Broadway
Denville
973.627.2300
mopweezebakery.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Plum Bakery 
179 Glenridge Ave.
Montclair
973.509.7586
plumonpark.com

GOURMET GROCERY

MORRIS COUNTY

Sergio & Co
28 Broadway
Denville
973.627.1043
sergioandco.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Olive That & More
298 Bloomfield Ave.
Verona
973.744.7175
olivethatonline.com

GREEK RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

Barka Mediterranean Cuisine
60 Rte. 46
Mountain Lakes
973.917.3386
barkaseafoodrestaurant.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Stamna Greek Taverna
1055 Broad St.
Bloomfield
973.338.5151
stamnataverna.com

ICE CREAM

MORRIS COUNTY

Denville Dairy
34A Broadway
Denville
973.627.4214
denvilledairy.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Gelati By Mike 
571 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.509.1607

194 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.403.9969
gelatibymike.com/

INDIAN RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

Begum Palace
300 Main St.
Madison
973.660.9100
begumindiancuisine.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Brick Lane Curry House
540 Valley Rd.
Upper Montclair
973.5092100
bricklanemontclair.com

ITALIAN DELI

MORRIS COUNTY

Sergio & Co
28 Broadway
Denville
973.627.1043
sergioandco.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Nicolo’s Italian Bakery & Deli
6 Baldwin St.
Montclair
973.746.1398
nicolosbakeryanddeli.com

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

Casa Bella
300 Rte. 46
Denville
973.627.2003
casabella46.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Corso 98
98 Walnut St. 
Montclair
973.746.0789
corso98.com

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

Sogo Hibachi Grill
2730 248 Rte. 46
Denville
973.784.4981
sogo.cc

ESSEX COUNTY

Dai-Kichi
608 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.744.2954
daikichimontclair.net

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

Don Jose
200 Rte. 10 #7
East Hanover
973.781.0155

124 Rte. 46
Netcong
973.527.7330
donjosemexican.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Tinga 
215 Bellevue Ave.
Montclair
973.509.8226
tingausa.com

Benji’s Taqueria 
14 Main St.
West Orange
862.520.1997
ilovebenjis.com

NEW RESTAURANT 

MORRIS COUNTY

Lucco Cucina & Bar
207 Ridgedale Av.
Florham Park
luccobar.com
973.822.0066

ESSEX COUNTY

Faubourg 
544 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.542.7700
faubourgmontclair.com

NOODLE SHOP

MORRIS COUNTY

Veggie Heaven
57 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973.586.7800
veggieheavennj.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Ani Ramen
401 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.744.3960
aniramen.com

PIZZA

MORRIS COUNTY

Reservoir Tavern
92 Parsippany Blvd.
Boonton
973.334.5708
therestavern.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Star Tavern
400 High St.
Orange
973.675.3336
startavern.net

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

Casa Bella
300 Rte. 46
Denville
973.627.2003
casabella46.com

The Station at Mountain Lakes
99 Midvale Rd.
Mountain Lakes
973.335.5330
thestationbernardsville.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Fascino 
331 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.233.0350
fascinorestaurant.com

Corso 98 
98 Walnut St. 
Montclair
973.746.0789
corso98.com

SCENIC VIEW RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

The Windlass
45 Nolans Point Park Rd.
Lake Hopatcong
973.663.3190
thewindlass.com

ESSEX COUNTY

McLoone’s Boathouse  
9 Cherry Lane
West Orange
862.252.7108
mcloonesboathouse.com

Highlawn Pavilion 
1 Crest Drive
West Orange
973.731.3463
highlawn.com

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

ESSEX COUNTY

Halcyon Brasserie
114 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.744.4450
halcyonbrasserie.com

STEAKHOUSE

MORRIS COUNTY

Arthur’s Tavern
700 Speedwell Ave.
Morris Plains
973.455.9705
arthurstavern.com

ESSEX COUNTY

Nero’s Grille 
618 S Livingston Ave.
Livingston
973.994.1410
neros.com

Rare, The Steakhouse *
440 Main St.
Little Falls
973.256.6699
rarestk.com

SUSHI

MORRIS COUNTY

Sogo Hibachi Grill
248 Rte. 46
Denville
973.784.4981
sogo.cc

ESSEX COUNTY

Dai-Kichi
608 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.744.2954
daikichimontclair.net

TEA SHOP

MORRIS COUNTY

Sally Lunn’s Tea Shop & Restaurant
15 Perry St.
Chester
908.879.7731
Sallylunns.com

ESSEX COUNTY

The Tea Store
106 Watchung Ave.
Upper Montclair
973.780.7703
teastoremontclair.com

THAI RESTAURANT

MORRIS COUNTY

Thai Kitchen
320 Rte. 206
Chester
908.879.9800
thaikitchenchester.com

ESSEX COUNTY

SLA Thai Restaurant
38 Upper Montclair Plaza
Montclair
973.509.0111
slathai.com

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