Northern New Jersey is a region in the state that encompasses Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson, Sussex, Warren and Essex counties. As a multicultural area with an active and progressive community, Northern New Jersey offers eclectic architecture, museums, entertainment venues and recreational destinations, plus various restaurants serving different cuisines. If you are looking for a restaurant that allows patrons to bring their own bottle (BYOB,) North Jersey has several locations that offer this option.
Resto, located in Madison, New Jersey, serves French cuisine with a modern flair. Menu items are delicately and artistically plated. For starters, try the toasted almond, honey and gruyere souffle served on baby arugula and pickled onions. For an entree, choices include seared Long Island duck breast, butternut squash cannelloni and bacon wrapped "filet mignon" of lamb with black truffle wheatberry risotto. There is also an array of desserts that vary, from ice cream floats to apple pie crème brulee. Resto is open Monday through Sunday for dinner only, and patrons can bring their own bottle.
77 Main St
Madison, NJ 07940
Fiddleheads Restaurant, on Route 522 in Jamesburg, serves gourmet American cuisine in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant interior has elegant table settings, rustic wall paintings, artwork and photography. Feel free to bring your own bottle while enjoying the various dishes, including the lobster salad sandwich served on a warm croissant or the pepper-crusted tenderloin sandwich with spinach, bacon and dijon-horseradish spread. Entrees on the menu range from mahi-mahi macadamia and duck confit to porterhouse steak and rack of lamb. Fiddleheads Restaurant is open for lunch Wednesday through Saturday, has a Sunday brunch and serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday.
27 East Railroad Ave. (Rte. 522)
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
The Avon Pavilion offers elegant dining by the sea with ocean views and eye-catching cuisine. The restaurant allows diners to bring their own bottle or favorite beer to enjoy along with its broad menu, including egg dishes, fresh fruit platters and pancakes. Entree items feature seared ahi tuna, the house specialty penne alla Romana, fresh Maine lobster and filet mignon. For dessert, step into the old-fashioned ice cream parlor or try the cheesecake. The Avon Pavilion serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
600 Ocean Ave
Avon By The Sea, NJ 07719
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