Where to Eat in Edison: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Velvet Champine

Edison is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, in the New York City metropolitan area. Situated in north-central New Jersey, Edison lies along the Raritan Bayshore. As of the 2010 United States Census, Edison had a total population of 99,967, retaining its position as the fifth-most populous municipality in New Jersey. The 2010 population reflected an increase of 2,280 (+2.3%) from the 97,687 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,007 (+10.2%) from the 88,680 counted in 1990. Edison's population has been above the 100,000 threshold since 2010, increasing by 2.0% to a Census-estimated 101,996 in 2016.
Things to do in Edison

1. PITHARI TAVERNA

28 Woodbridge Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904-3234 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 732-572-0616
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 170 reviews

PITHARI TAVERNA

Reviewed By Stanner57 - Princeton Junction, New Jersey

Excellent Greek BYOB restaurant with limited off-street parking. Cheerful decor with blue and white checkered tablecloths. Nice selection of authentic and tasty Greek dishes on menu. Nearby liquor store that sells Greek wine. Very good service. Fair and competitive prices. We went there with another couple to give them an introduction to Greek food in advance of a trip to Greece. We went without reservations for a late lunch, but the place was filling up as we left, so reservations are probably a good idea.

2. Tastee Sub Shop

267 Plainfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08817-3733 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 732-985-5423
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Tastee Sub Shop

Reviewed By Dan E

Tastee’s subs are one of a kind their ingredients and fresh sub rolls are delicious. Great sub for game day or a picnic or just last minute choice on a Sunday night. If you’re looking for a great sub that is unique to the area pick Tastee’s!

3. Destination Dogs

101 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1912 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 732-993-1016
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Destination Dogs

Reviewed By P J - Nj

I've been here many times. It's always delicious and always a fun experience. So many to choose from and great drinks and great prices.

4. Breezes Cafe & Grill

567 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1829 Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options SGD 5 - SGD 25 +1 732-902-6220
Excellent
72%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Breezes Cafe & Grill

Elegant Bistro-style Restaurant serving authentic Caribbean cuisine with beautiful ambiance and friendly staff.

Reviewed By Charlie2233 - Edison nj

Went for lunch. Everything was very good Staff was friendly and knowledgable It's a BYOB and they have music in the evenings Outstanding food. Definitely the best Caribbean food around especially for the novice. I'll definitely go back

5. Harold's New York Deli Restaurant

3050 Woodbridge Ave, Ste B, Edison, NJ 08837-3460 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 732-661-9100
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 839 reviews

Harold's New York Deli Restaurant

Reviewed By njphilly - Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Well my family is very happy....A picture of there dinner is shown.

Not really a lot for me Dr. Pragers veggie burger on the menu, Ibut I went with grilled cheese.

There's a line always at dinner and everyone raves about the place.... beautiful desserts. All at my table went on and on how outstanding it was.

6. Steakhouse 85

85 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 732-247-8585
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 266 reviews

Steakhouse 85

Steakhouse 85 is a 21st century rendition of the classic American Steakhouse. The menu at Steakhouse 85 is comprised of fresh and inspiring modern day interpretations of classic American cuisine, served alongside the traditional steakhouse classics we all know and love. The back bone of our menu is without a doubt our beef. Our mouth watering dry aged steaks are rubbed with a simple yet luscious combination of sea salt, black pepper and fresh herbs. They are seared on a 1200 degree cast iron grill and then broiled to your liking. Paired with a large classically designed bar, complete with savvy cocktails and a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this steakhouse is sure to please.

Reviewed By Mollyh123 - Chatham, New Jersey

Great dinner! The service was wonderful and the steak was terrific! My son had the tomahawk for his birthday which was huge and delicious! It is expensive!

7. Torino 2 Restaurants

12 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1814 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 732-549-2500
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Torino 2 Restaurants

Torino Restaurants offers superb authentic Northern Italian cuisine that reflects the family’s origins in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The cuisine is a combination of traditional classics and state-of-the-art fare. All of the dishes are prepared with an emphasis on using on the freshest, prime ingredients, keeping the integrity of traditional dishes while incorporating a new style, with the focus on taste.

Reviewed By barry88 - Hillsborough, New Jersey

This isn't on Main Street so sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle, but this place has been around and it is real good Italian. It probably is the best Italian food in Metuchen, which shows as many places have opened and closed while Torino is getting more busy as the years go on. Have had a few meals and everyone have been good. People there are always very nice and accommodating.

8. Fontainbleau Diner Restaurant

1050 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4316 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 732-981-0090
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Fontainbleau Diner Restaurant

Reviewed By Apeisach

When I was told about this place, I had higher expectation. Fountainbleau is a very average mid level diner? Good service, simple decor, not creative menu.

9. Due Mari

78 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1227 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 85 +1 732-296-1600
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 307 reviews

Due Mari

Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group are excited to invite you to Due Mari. Located in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Due Mari, meaning "two seas" in Italian, opened its doors in September 2008. Due Mari keeping true to its name, features the freshest seafood from around the world and Chef White's authentic Italian cuisine. Upon entering Due Mari, you are greeted by bright blue, aqua and cream tones. Our sleek, vibrant circular bar, located in the center of the restaurant, invites guests to linger with a cocktail or enjoy our full menu. Due Mari is a place to meet family, friends and new acquaintances in a convivial atmosphere. In addition to the freshest Italian seafood, Due Mari's menu also features a wide selection of Chef White's signature handmade pastas and choice grilled meats. The broad range of cuisine, both inland and coastal, covers traditional and modern influences, allowing Chef Michael White and his culinary team an open canvas from which to draw on. Due Mari's seasonal and regional influences can be seen throughout each course of the menu with dishes like the Polipo: grilled octopus, pickled onion, celery, taggiasca olive. Or the Spada: local grilled swordfish, swiss chard, white bean, acqua pazza. The wine list at Due Mari offers guests a varied selection from the major wine regions of Italy. The wines are selected to compliment the cuisine for a harmonious dining experience. Whether they are looking for a well-known treasure or small, boutique wineries, the list provides guests the opportunity to explore Italy's myriad of wine styles. The list also includes selections from France and the United States for guests wishing to enjoy great wines from regions outside Italy. The extensive wine list is complimented by world-renowned mixologist, Eben Freeman's irresistible cocktail and bar list. Due Mari offers private and semi-private dining spaces for any type of event. From corporate functions to personal celebrations, luncheons, and cocktail parties, we're happy to customize all aspects of your event to create a memorable experience. Due Mari is thrilled to be a part of the New Jersey community, alongside our sister restaurant, Osteria Morini in Bernardsville. We look forward to welcoming you.

Reviewed By RGSOUNDF - Hamilton, NJ

We have been to Chef White's 2 NYC restaurants, to the amazing Central Park Marea, proudly distinguished by 2 Michelin stars, and Al Fiori, studded by 1 Michelin star. Being to Marea twice, and having enjoyed the food immensely, we had certain minimal expectations regarding...MoreThank you for your review. We're sorry that you felt the food at Due Mari was inferior in any way to our other Altamarea Group restaurants. Each one has a certain style and focus and is overseen by our culinary team. Your comments are appreciated.

10. Al Dente

1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5966 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian Dinner, Lunch +1 732-985-8220
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Al Dente

Reviewed By MarkRMetuchen - Metuchen

Al Dente is one of the finest Italian restaurants in N.J., but few know it. The problem is every Italian restaurant has the same menu, organized into humdrum categories: pasta, veal, chicken, fish, etc. What distinguishes Al Dente from nearly all others is the phenomenal high quality of the food, the wonderful flavors and perfect temperatures and textures of what is delivered to your table. We've NEVER been disappointed here. What prevents us from frequenting Al Dente year round is the noise in the main dining room and the inability of the restaurant to deliver comfortable temperatures in winter and summer. My personal hope is enough of us give Al Dente the rating it deserves to generate enough income to improve the comfort levels when the temperatures outdoors are extreme. This place is good! By the way, the bar is romantic and cozy, so if you're party is loud, please stay outside in the dining room which is already loud. If you're Al Dente, add linens, foam, tapestry, and anything to absorb some of the sound Americans make while dining.

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