Fine Italian Cuisine | Handmade Pasta | Raw Bar | Colossal Wine List | Award-Winning Restaurateur
Antipasti: polenta with wild mushrooms, taleggio, and black truffle
Pasta: squid-ink pasta with shellfish ragu, white wine, and garlic
Secondi: seared beef filet with crushed potatoes and tuscan string beans
Dolci: warm chocolate-hazelnut cake with espresso gelato
The Chef: Wisconsin native Michael White has built his career on crafting authentic and innovative Italian cuisine. The eateries in his Altamarea Group have received heaps of praise, including the title of Best New Restaurant from GQ magazine and the James Beard Foundation.
While You're Waiting: Settle by the circular bar near Due Mari's front entrance for a pour from its 15-page list of wines and spirits.
What's in a Name? In Italian, due mari translates to "two seas." It's an apt moniker for Chef White's eatery, which specializes in Italian seafood such as local swordfish and daily selections of oysters.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Trace earth's geological journey with minerals, fossils, and specimens at Rutgers Geology Museum (85 Somerset Street).
After: Yuk it up with emerging and veteran jokesters at Stress Factory Comedy Club (90 Church Street).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Sample more of Chef White's Italian cuisine at his other New Jersey eatery, Osteria Morini (107 Morristown Road, Bernardsville).
Fresh fare can be found at North Brunswick's Seafood Empire, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Low-fat is one factor and amazing taste is another. Come see which wins out at Seafood Empire.
Parents, bring your kids along to Seafood Empire, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
You'll want to time your arrival to Seafood Empire just right since reservations are not accepted.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Seafood Empire is come-as-you-are.
Seafood Empire serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
The super-affordable fare at Seafood Empire will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at Somerset's Kam Luang Kitchen.
At Kam Luang Kitchen, you can indulge in low-fat and healthy fare that will leave you with a full stomach.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Kam Luang Kitchen for their catering services.
This restaurant also offers delivery and carryout if you're in the mood for the restaurant's cooking but prefer to provide your own ambience.
Driving to Kam Luang Kitchen? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease.
Menu items at Kam Luang Kitchen tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Treat yourself to some delicious Chinese cuisine today at Kam Luang Kitchen.
Fresh fare can be found at Saltwaters, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
The food at Saltwaters is high-calorie, high-flavor, and highly-rated.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Parking can be a pain in the neck, but it's as available as ever near the restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don't always bring the best results, and Saltwaters's super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
Wonder Seafood Restaurant serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Edison's Edison district.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Wonder Seafood Restaurant, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Wonder Seafood Restaurant.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Wonder Seafood Restaurant also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
At Wonder Seafood Restaurant, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Wonder Seafood Restaurant.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Wonder Seafood Restaurant is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Ichi Umi in Edison.
Large groups will appreciate Ichi Umi for its ability to seat them quickly.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Ichi Umi, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
The parking options near Ichi Umi are quick and painless.
Although Ichi Umi is a bit of a splurge, it certainly is worth it.