Newark, NJ, is often known merely as a stop on the way to New York. Thousands of people fly into Newark and then grab a cab to NYC, without stopping to enjoy all that Newark has to offer. In the shadow of The Big Apple, many don’t realize the rich culture and history of this New Jersey destination. Whether you are in town for business or on vacation, or you are a local looking for a new dining experience, here is a list of new and exciting restaurants in Newark, from your friends at Value Van and Car Rental.
1. Blueprint Café
This hotspot’s funky decor and industrial atmosphere complement the tasty menu. The floor-to-ceiling windows bring in a lot of light, to illuminate your enjoyment of dishes like their tenderly made Impossible Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, Quinoa and Coconut Bowls, or Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. The Blueprint Café is a social spot too, with Thursday night open mikes and Friday evening after-work hangouts.
2. Marcus B&P
Opened by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, this venue focuses on farm-to-table fare. The restaurant has an open kitchen, where you can watch the chefs prepare food with a riveting synergy. For dinner, try starting with the Fried Chicken and Pumpkin Waffle appetizer, then move on to Baked Atlantic Cod or Dorowat Rigatoni for dinner, with the Warm Potato Salad as a side.
3. Dutch’s Gastropub
This pub is named after a New York City gangster who was assassinated in Newark, next door to what is now the Tryp by Wyndham Newark. Dutch’s Gastropub is outfitted in modern but casual décor, with 1930’s-era black-and-white photos of the venue’s namesake, Dutch Schultz. The lunch menu has options like buffalo chicken wings, margarita flatbread pizza, smoked salmon, and organic sweet potato fries.
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