The Best Romantic Restaurants In New Jersey

New Jersey, one of the smallest states in the nation, is packed with an exceptional variety of attractions including; beaches, boardwalks, amusement piers, bed and breakfasts, beautiful hills and mountains, charming Victorian towns, casinos, and of course great restaurants.

The dining experience in New Jersey can run the gamut from the Jersey shore family restaurants that serve up fried sea food, burgers, and pizza, to the many fine dining restaurants that can be found in most of the major cities and towns.

With all that variety of restaurants, here are the best romantic restaurants in the state that offer exceptional dining to celebrate your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or an intimate occasion with a loved one.

Amanda’s Restaurant in Hoboken is set in a beautiful converted brownstone building, with the dining area adorned with embroidered linen, a fireplace, and pine-planked flooring, all balanced to set the mood for a memorable, romantic eating. 908 Washington St. 201-798-0101

The High lawn Pavilion in West Orange, with its striking view of Manhattan, is only the beginning of an extraordinary dining experience. The impressive grand vistas are matched by High lawn Pavilion’s well prepared American Fare. Eagle Rock Reservation, 973-731-3463

The Frenchtown Inn in Frenchtown is a charming romantic restaurant in a scenic, historic location with 19th century white-columned building on the banks of the Delaware River. The restaurant décor is attractive with high ceilings, dark moldings, and carpeting that muffles the sound. 7 Bridge St. 908-996-3300

Panico's in New Brunswick is a modern day version of an old world fine dining restaurant. It's elegant, with mirrored walls, earth peach tones, soft lighting, and a flower at each table. 103 Church Street (732) 545-6100
The Ebbit Room in Cape May is located in the charming Virginia bed and breakfast hotel. Stay overnight and enjoy a romantic getaway with new an American menu and piano music to complete that special romantic getaway. 25 Jackson St. 609-884-5700

Are the Best Romantic Restaurants too pricey for your budget? Here is a list of the best of the less expensive, or affordable romantic restaurants in New Jersey that can be enjoyed by a couple looking for a cozy dining experience in a romantic setting at an affordable price.

Creole Café in Sewell If you enjoy the popular Cajun dishes like crawfish, jambalaya, muffaletta, and Po Boys, or are the adventuresome type willing to try Alligator, Ostrich or Elk, then you will enjoy this place. The location is in an old Victorian home converted into a restaurant with three attractive dining areas done up in soft sponge painted peach and coral tones with a down home, Southern feeling. 288 Egg Harbor Rd 856-582-7222

La Griglia Sea Food Grill and Wine Bar in Kenilworth offers good Northern Italian dishes and sea food selections and an award winning wine list. The decor is contemporary and attractively done up with colorful prints, candle-lit tables, and soft recessed lighting. 740 Boulevard 908-241-0031

Sergeantsville Inn in Sergeantsville offers fireside dining in a 1700's stone building; ask for a cozy table for two by the large stone, open wood burning fireplace. The atmosphere is attractively done up in colonial period decor. They offer a nice menu of traditional country American selections and exotic wild game dishes. 601 Rosemont-Ringoes Rd. 609-397-3700

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About The Author, Frank Dalotto
Frank Dalotto is a freelance writer and travel consultant. His specialty is writing articles about New Jersey travel, including attractions, events and restaurant reviews. Frank is the owner and editor of New Jersey Leisure Guide and a travel consultant for Leisure Travel Mart.