AC, Newark, Nutley, Monmouth County among upcoming Restaurant Weeks (updated)

Kimberly Redmond//September 18, 2023//

AC, Newark, Nutley, Monmouth County among upcoming Restaurant Weeks (updated)

Kimberly Redmond//September 18, 2023//

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New Jersey’s diverse culinary scene will be on full display as several Restaurant Week events are poised to kick off this fall.


Presented by the Nutley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Nutley Department of Public Affairs & Health and Commissioner John Kelly III, Restaurant & Foodie Week will be held Sept. 25-28.

Diners will be able to enjoy specials and discounts offered exclusively for the event at restaurants including: Jernick’s Specialties, Nutley Diner, Mamma Vittoria Catering, Custodi Caterers, Groundworks Café, Cowan’s Public, Kurly Kurtosh, Eden’s Sweet Ideas, Meal, Jimmy’s Bar & Event Space, The Oakley, Salumeria Regina, Pita Bowl, Sonoma Bistro, Luna Wood Fire Tavern and Cubita Café.

For more details on the offers and how to take advantage of the deals, click here. 

Monmouth County

Set for Sept. 22-30, Grown in Monmouth Restaurant Week will feature restaurants with at least one dish made with ingredients raised locally.

Launched in 2019, the initiative is coordinated by the Monmouth County Division of Economic Development as a way to support “the outstanding agriculture and products grown on our local farms, while also supporting the restaurants and their chefs who take that produce and turn them into culinary masterpieces,” said County Commissioner Lillian Burry, liaison to the Board of Agriculture. 

“We encourage everyone to support their favorite Grown in Monmouth restaurant and enjoy some local products grown right here in Monmouth County,” Burry said.

Additional information about Grown in Monmouth Restaurant week can be found here, along with details about local farmers markets, community supported agriculture and gardens and produce distributors.

Participating establishments include:

  • 618 in Freehold (produce from Two River Mushrooms in Millstone)
  • Almost Home General in Lincroft (produce from This Must Be The Farm in Freehold & Sweet Honey Farm in Marlboro)
  • Alternate Ending Beer Co. in Aberdeen
  • Apple Street Kitchen in Tinton Falls (produce from Apple Street’s own organic garden)
  • Amici Gelato & Caffe in Asbury Park (honey from Honeysuckle Nectary in Howell)
  • Beach Grille in Long Branch (produce from A. Casola Farms in Holmdel and Asprocolas Acres in Millstone)
  • Belford Bistro in Belford (produce from McCormack Farms in Middletown and Two River Mushrooms in Millstone)
  • Café 360 in Freehold (produce from Hometown Microgreens in Freehold)
  • Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck (produce from Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck)
  • Metropolitan Café in Freehold (produce from Hometown Microgreens in Freehold and Beyond Organic Growers in Howell)
  • Mutiny BBQ in Asbury Park (produce from Smiling Earth Mushrooms in Long Branch)
  • Palmer’s Quality Meats in Neptune City (produce from Skeleton Hill Provisions in Navesink)
  • Red Horse by David Burke in Rumson (produce from Two River Mushrooms in Millstone)
  • Solo Trattoria in Freehold (produce from Wright Way Farm in Allentown)
  • Tatchen’s in Freehold (produce from Gibson Farms in Freehold and Battleview Orchards in Freehold)
  • The Goat by David Burke in Union Beach (produce from Two River Mushroom in Millstone)
  • Tulip Tree Café in Freehold (produce from Twin Pond Farms in Howell)
  • Twin Pond Country Market & Deli in Howell (produce from Twin Pond Farms in Howell)
  •  YB Eatery in Freehold (produce from Gibson Farm in Freehold)


“On behalf of my fellow Commissioners, we are thrilled to announce that Grown in Monmouth Restaurant Week will return September 22-30 to help support our agriculture industry and our restaurants and eateries throughout the County,” added Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone, liaison to the Division of Economic Development. “We are excited to see how creative the restaurants will be with our Grown in Monmouth ingredients and invite everyone to come out and support our local businesses.”


From Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, restaurants from across the city’s five wards will serve up an array of pre fixe menus and exclusive offers for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner as part of Newark Restaurant Week.

Newark Restaurant Week will run Sept. 22 through Oct. 1.
A cocktail at Burger Bound, one of the many restaurants participating in Newark Restaurant Week, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1. – INVEST NEWARK

The roster of 30-plus participating restaurants includes newcomers, such as Italian eatery Five Corners, to local favorites, such as Hobby’s Delicatessen, Uncle Willie’s Wings, Magic Cones Plant-Based Ice Cream, Five Corners and Mi Lindo Ecuador.

Presented by Invest Newark, the city’s economic development corporation, with support from The Junction at Gateway, Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Devils, this year’s Newark Restaurant Week includes the introduction of the #NewarkRW foodie passport. Patrons who dine at a participating restaurant in each of Newark’s five wards and collect a passport stamp will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $1,000 gift card once Newark Restaurant Week wraps up.

“Newark has truly mastered the art of food, standing out as a beacon of culinary artistry. Through Newark Restaurant Week, we are showcasing the abundance of remarkable dining establishments that grace our city,” stated Marcus Randolph, CEO of Invest Newark. “We’re thrilled to provide both Newark residents and visitors the chance to delve into our city’s distinctive flavors and uncover its burgeoning food and beverage talents and offerings.”

For more information on specials, events and participating restaurants, click here. 

Atlantic City

Scheduled to run Oct. 1-6, Atlantic City Restaurant Week will offer a variety of specially priced, multicourse meals at more than 50 participating restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Chelsea 5 Gastro Pub, Hard Rock Café, Capriccio, Dock’s Oyster House, Gordon Ramsay Steak and Il Mulino.

Now in its 15th year, ACRW is the largest dining event in the Atlantic County region. It is produced by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and supported by sponsors from the local business community.

According to organizers, participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $40.23 per person, a three-course lunch menu for $20.23 per person, or both. The three courses include an appetizer, entrée and dessert as well as portions and ingredients on par with what the restaurant usually serves.

Reservations are strongly encouraged as restaurants participating in Atlantic City Restaurant Week book up fast.

Visit here for more details.


Now in its sixth year, Hillsborough Restaurant Week (Sept. 26 through Oct. 1) will feature a range of prix fixe menu dishes, daily combo offers and special menu items from local outdoor dining and takeout restaurants, as well as popular chains.

Participating restaurants in the Hillsborough Business Association-sponsored event include Applebee’s Grill & Bar, Bellemara Distillery, Dunkin’, Chilango’s, IHOP, Flounder Brewing, Just Subs, Moe’s Southwest Grill, The Landing, Old Man Rafferty’s, Rita’s, Petrock’s Bar & Grille, Ricky’s Thai, Restaurant at Royce Brook, Roman Gourmet, Super Sundaes, Tender Lovin Grill and Thai Chili House.

In a statement, Hillsborough Economic & Business Development Director Zuzana Karas said, “Restaurant Week is designed to recognize the many amazing establishments Hillsborough has. This week-long event encourages local tourism while highlighting our local restaurants in what they offer year-round. “

For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.hillsboroughbusiness.org

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 12:52 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2023, to include a statement from Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone.