Dine & Wine

Need to catch a light snack before you dash over to the concert hall? Want to reflect on the incredible music you just heard over a post-concert glass of wine? Use this list-by-venue to find what’s close. Cheers! 

Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement. We work to keep this list up-to-date but we can’t guarantee complete accuracy.

NJPAC in Newark

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NICO Kitchen + Bar
NICO Kitchen + Bar, the “Italian without Borders” restaurant concept from celebrated New Jersey chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino & Bar Cara fame, located in Newark at NJPAC. Known for its power lunch weekdays, sophisticated happy hour and contemporary dinner offerings, it also provides a delicious prelude to guests attending performances by offering a value-priced prix fixe menu. Open weekends in conjunction with specific performances. Reservations are recommended.
One Center St., 973.642.1226

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

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Tier 3 Café
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has added a new dining option for performance days—the Tier 3 Café, which is open two hours prior to most NJSO concerts. This Italian-inspired buffet includes a variety of fresh salads and inventive antipasti, delectable pasta dishes, sinful desserts and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage—all for $24 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (Cash bar is also available.) Tier 3 Café is conveniently located in NJPAC’s Ryan Gallery on the Third Tier. Reservations are recommended.
One Center St., 973.297.5124.

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

 


Maize
Eclectic menu featuring contemporary American cuisine.
50 Park Place, in the Robert Treat Hotel, 973.733.2202

  • 10% off food portion of bill. Must show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card to receive discount.

Other nearby options

Nizi Sushi 
28 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07102

 


Whole Foods Supermarket cold and hot buffet with a seating area.
633 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102 (across the street from Military Park Garage)

 


Starbucks
Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (across the street from Military Park)


To see all restaurants in Downtown Newark, visit Yelp.

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

Stage Left Steak
Sophisticated place for New American cuisine & many wines plus bar with more casual dining options.
5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901—732.828.4444

  • Pre-concert dinner on Saturday, or post-concert dinner for Sunday (not open for lunch).

Catherine Lombardi
Upscale Italian restaurant with homey fare & 2 fireplaces plus a cozy red interior & lively bar.
3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901—732.296.9463

  • Pre-concert dinner on Saturday, or post-concert dinner for Sunday (not open for lunch).

Frog and the Peach
Gourmet American restaurant offering creative seasonal cuisine, fine wines & a coveted garden room.
29 Dennis St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901—732.846.3216

  • Pre-concert dinner on Saturday, or post-concert dinner for Sunday (not open for lunch).

Old Man Rafferty’s
Family-friendly American restaurant with big menu of hearty fare, outdoor seating & pub-type feel.
106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901—732.846.6153


Other nearby options

Panico’s Brick Oven Pizza
94 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Harvest Moon Brewery
392 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Richardson Auditorium in Princeton

The Dinky Bar & Kitchen
A onetime train station offering beer, cocktails & small & large American plates amid rustic decor.
94 University Pl., Princeton, NJ—609.423.2188

  • Pre-concert or post-concert dinner on Friday

Mediterra Restaurant & Bar
Busy spot for seasonal Med fare in a rustic-chic setting, plus an extensive wine list & a patio.
29 Hulfish Street Princeton NJ 08542—609.252.9680

  • Pre-concert dinner on Friday

Elements
Local, sustainable ingredients are used to create New American cuisine at this upscale eatery.
66 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542—609.924.0078

  • Pre-concert dinner on Friday

Other nearby options

The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant & Pub
Pre or Post-concert meal venue, open late.
28 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ—609.924.5555


Winberie's Restaurant & Bar
Pre or Post-concert meal, open late.
1 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542


La Mezzaluna
25 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542—609.688.8515

Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown

south+pine american eatery
American fare including vegetarian & gluten-free options served in a rustic bistro with patio seats.
90 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960—862.260.9700

  • Pre-concert lunch on Sunday

Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
110 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960—973.644.3180
American restaurant including a raw bar, a rathskeller & a lounge, all set in a 1917 landmark.

  • Pre or Post-concert meal on Sunday

Dublin Pub
Morristown standby for locals' nights out, live music & Irish pub food in an upbeat setting.
4 Pine St, Morristown, NJ 07960—973.538.1999

  • Pre or Post-concert meal on Sunday

Other nearby options​

Sirin Thai Restaurant
3 Pine St, Morristown, NJ 07960—973.993.9122

  • Pre or Post-concert meal on Sunday

Monster Sushi
5 Pine St, Morristown, NJ 07960—973.292.0314

  • Pre or Post-concert meal on Sunday

Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza
60 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960—973.267.4992

  • Pre or Post-concert meal on Sunday

Count Basie Center for the Arts Red Bank

Buona Sera
Formal restaurant with ornate decor dishes classic Italian favorites & a long list of wines.
50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701—732.530.5858

  • Pre or Post-concert meal, open late.

Jamian's Food & Drink
Casual restaurant & bar with local art & a lively atmosphere.
79 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701—732.747.8050

  • Pre or Post-concert meal, open late.

Juanito's
Mexican standards & tableside guacamole in a traditionally decorated space with a BYOB policy.
159 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701—732.747.9118

  • Pre-concert dinner

Teak
Sleek decor & a lively bar scene set the tone for creative Asian cooking, sushi, wine & cocktails.
64 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701—732.747.5775


Other nearby options

Sogo Sushi
60 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701—732.530.9688


Elsie's Sub Shop
74 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701—732.741.7682

bergenPAC in Englewood

Cassie’s
Delicious brick-oven pizza and classic Italian dishes.
18 South Dean St, Englewood, NJ 07631—201.541.6760

  • Pre-concert dinner on Thursdays only

Biddy O'Malleys
Irish bistro & bar
36 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631—201.608.5545

  • Pre or Post-concert dinner on Thursday

La'Mezza
Opulent locale offering elevated Lebanese-Mediterranean fusion fare in ornate surroundings.
63 Nathaniel Pl, Englewood, NJ 07631—201.569.2662

  • Pre or Post-concert dinner on Thursday

Other nearby options

Taqueria Los Güeros
46 W Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631—201.408.5924

  • Pre-concert dinner on Thursdays only

Chatkaew Thai Cuisine
4 E Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631—201.894.0344

  • Pre-concert dinner on Thursdays only

Akai Lounge
Trendy Japanese sushi house & lounge with an assortment of creative rolls & inventive cocktails.
11 N Dean St, Englewood, NJ 07631—201.541.0086

  • Pre or Post-concert dinner on Thursday