Considering a move to New Jersey? When it comes to fine, romantic, or casual dining, you won’t have to go very far. There are plenty of amazing places right here in the Garden State to delight your taste buds. Here are five of our favorites.

1. Café Panache

If you’re ever in Ramsey, head down Main Street to find this culinary treasure. Chef Kohler uses farm-fresh ingredients in every appetizing meal. Tall windows give an airy ambiance. Café Panache consistently receives Top Food and Top Service ratings. Dinner entrees cost anywhere from $30 to $40.

2. Pier House

Located in Cape May, Pier House is La Mer Beachfront Resort’s signature restaurant. Chefs craft incredible dishes using the freshest ingredients, many of which feature seafood caught right off the coast. Food is served Meze-style, with plates of seafood put on the table for everyone at the table to enjoy. Dinner entrees range in price from $30 to $50.

3. Highlawn Pavilion

When you want the perfect date, the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange has been voted the best romantic restaurant many times over. Sitting above a 400-acre Eagle Rock Reservation Nature Preserve, the view will take your breath away. You can even see the New York City Skyline. Highlawn Pavilion serves a unique blend of “American fare with a European flair.” From a carefully crafted wine list to gourmet foods, this is a place you will not forget. Dinner entrees range in price from $30 to $50.

4. Restaurant Lorena’s

Located in Maplewood, Restaurant Lorena’s offers refined French cuisine. In 2015, OpenTable diners named Restaurant Lorena’s as one of the 100 Best Restaurants in America. Your first course will range from $10 to $20. Depending on your choice, the main course can be anywhere from $30 to $50.

5. Shut Up and Eat

Shut Up and Eat has the best breakfast and lunch menu around. This is a family-friendly restaurant in Toms River that serves delicious omelets, 53 waffle varieties, and mouthwatering stuffed French toast. If you prefer lunch, they also have award-winning burgers. Pajamas are the official uniforms for the waitresses. If you wear your complete pajama set, you’ll get 13% off of your bill!

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