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Plumes of fragrant steam swirl above bowls as waiters deliver hefty portions of paella to red-linen-topped tables inside Vivo Tapas Lounge. In the paella, clamshells, shrimp, mussel shells, and pearly scallops pop amid a heap of golden saffron rice. The eatery’s paella complements a list of hot and cold tapas, all of which exemplify the restaurant's Zagat rating of very good to excellent food. On small tapas plates, chefs arrange tiny patties of spanish tuna or mushrooms stuffed with onions, bacon, pine nuts, and mozzarella cheese. After meals, the crowd can get to their feet and dance the night away amid colorful beams of light and exposed-brick walls. Sheer curtains cordon off private seating with tufted, high-backed banquettes for VIP parties and laid-back tax audits.
167 Ferry St
Newark,
NJ
US
Though Mantra Head Chef Purvesh Patel is known for his creative takes on Indian cuisine—including chaat, or snack food, garnished with tender lobster meat—his careful, French-inspired cooking also leaves its mark on the menu’s traditional entrees. "Each ingredient seemed to have bathed for just the right number of hours in its yogurt marinade; each was precisely cooked; and each carried a heady overtone of spices," a New York Times food writer recalled of a tandoori dish in 2008. In contrast to these subtle flavors, Mantra’s presentation often has theatrical flair; chefs chop chaat dishes tableside and set a banana flambé dessert ablaze with rum. Both locations’ sleek dining rooms also go for drama with bold, modern decor. In Jersey City, red accents simmer against warm-toned walls. Next to the Paramus spot's mosaic-tiled bar, live flames dance on the low wall between the dining room and lounge, upping the “amazement factor” for Cody Kendall of the Star-Ledger.
253 Washington St
Jersey City,
NJ
US
For halal fare that is cooked and flavored to perfection, check out Paterson's Aleppo Restaurant. When you're ready to pig out, Aleppo Restaurant is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving. On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen. Aleppo Restaurant is a great location to host a group dinner. Al fresco eating options are also available at Aleppo Restaurant, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Weekends are when crowds really head to Aleppo Restaurant, so plan accordingly. The bar is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. Menu items at Aleppo Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
960 Main St
Paterson,
NJ
US
Ten Brunswick Gold Crown IV pool tables offer up their ample pockets to shooters' careful aim in Joe Broadway's Billiards & Sports Bar's spacious playroom. Every night until 3 a.m., an Internet jukebox augments the triumphant clamor of hefty breaks with players' favorite songs or high-school geometry lectures. In between games of pool, players can belly up to the full bar for a drink of domestic or imported beer, play a game on the Xbox or PS3 console, or raise the stakes with a free round of darts. Seven large-screen plasma TVs let players keep one eye on the game, and an onsite pro shop lets serious shooters replace their repurposed parade batons with real cues.
2178 Forest Ave
Staten Island,
NY
US
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets. Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits. In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
55 Parsonage Rd.
Edison,
NJ
US
Shake off your long day with a meal from Office Restaurant and Lounge, a casual American restaurant. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Office Restaurant and Lounge has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Families will feel right at home at Office Restaurant and Lounge with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Sometimes it's annoying to plan events for big groups, and sometimes it's easy with great restaurants like Office Restaurant and Lounge helping you out. Make sure to check out Office Restaurant and Lounge's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Office Restaurant and Lounge. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. No need to dress up for a trip to Office Restaurant and Lounge — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Bring the Office Restaurant and Lounge's great food to your place. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Office Restaurant and Lounge's cooking from the comfort of their own home. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. At Office Restaurant and Lounge, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card. The menu at Office Restaurant and Lounge includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
820 Main St
Toms River,
NJ
US
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