When you live in Union, NJ, you don’t have to travel far for first-class dining and delicious food. The city has plenty of casual and up-scale restaurants that offer an extensive array of cuisines. From home-cooked italian meals to innovative japanese dishes, Union has it all. If you’re looking for a new place to celebrate date night or want to make it a family affair, we’ve provided a list of the ten best restaurants in Union which should be on your radar.
1. Van Gogh’s Ear Café
Van Gogh’s Ear Café welcomes diners with an impressive mural of the artist’s renowned Starry Night. Grab a comfy couch or pull up a chair to enjoy a retro-style dining experience for lunch or dinner, and to catch up with a friend over a nice cup of coffee.
2. Ristorante da Benito
Ristorante da Benito is a must-try for elegant italian cuisine, including rack of lamb, butternut squash gnocchi, and veal osso bucco. To top it off, finish your meal with a crème brûlée trio or warm chocolate lava cake. In addition to exceptional fare, Ristorante da Benito boasts a wide selection of Italian wines to pair with any meal.
3. Mark Twain Diner Restaurant
Mark Twain Diner has been serving classic diner food to Union residents since 1960. The interior is a more refined version of your typical American diner, including a bar filled with old-fashioned bottles of spirits and other antique features. As for the fare, you will find all of your comfort food favorites including corned beef hash, eggs, burgers, and fries.
4. El Chingon Tex-Mex Restaurante & Bar
El Chingon Tex-Mex gives Union residents a taste of authentic Mexican fare, with a variety of homemade dishes seasoned to perfection. Along with delicious food, El Chingon Tex-Mex is equipped with a full-service bar so you can enjoy your favorite margarita as well as music on a Sunday afternoon.
5. Chestnut Chateau
The Chestnut Chateau serves an array of cuisine based on classic American steak and seafood infused with French culinary techniques. Ask about the daily specials thoughtfully crafted by Executive Chef George Niotis, who adds a touch of sophistication to even the simplest of dishes.
6. Ursino Steakhouse and Tavern
Ursino Steakhouse and Tavern invites residents and visitors alike to try its delightful cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, overlooking picturesque grounds in Union, NJ. Each of Ursino’s menus features fresh, seasonal ingredients and reflects the passion and personality of its expertly-trained chefs.
7. Garden Restaurant
Located near Kean University, Garden Restaurant is a popular spot among students and their families. However, all clientele is welcome – there truly is something for everyone. Based on a mediterranean theme, the dishes here are made with all fresh ingredients and served with stunning presentation.
8. Cioffi’s Restaurant-Bar-Pizzeria
Cioffi’s is a family-owned premier Italian restaurant, which has been serving the Union community for over 40 years. Its comfortable and inviting atmosphere attracts diners from all over and they proudly serve the finest home-cooked Italian dishes from pizza to pasta, and everything in between.
Look no further than Noodlefan for the best Thai food in Union. From sweet and tangy Pad Thai to beef stew, Noodlefan’s dishes are rich in traditions, taste, and aromas of Thai cuisine with obsessive attention to detail by Chef Oudy. You are guaranteed to have a highly-personalized experience when dining at Noodlefan.
10. Kyoto II Japanese Restaurant
Kyoto II Japanese Restaurant is the go-to place in Union for sushi lovers, offering an extensive range of creative sushi rolls such as the Four Seasons Roll or Godzilla Roll. Kyoto Sushi II is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and use of the highest quality ingredients.
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