2019 Best of Essex Restaurant & Food Winners

The winners of the 2019 Best of Essex Restaurant & Food categories are:

 

BEST ASIAN CUISINE
Gold: T.S. Ma Chinese Cuisine (Upper Montclair)
Silver: Ani Ramen House (Montclair)
Bronze: Aozora (Montclair)

 

BEST BAGEL SHOP
Gold: Bagelwich Bagel Bakery (Verona)
Silver: Ike’s Bagel Cafe (Livingston)
Bronze: Hot Bagels Abroad (Montclair)

 

BEST BAKERY
Gold: Calandra’s Italian & French Bakery (Caldwell)
Silver: Gencarelli’s Bakery (Bloomfield)
Bronze: The Able Baker (Maplewood)

 

BEST BARBECUE
Gold: SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar (West Orange)
Silver: Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q & Pizza (Montclair)
Bronze: KB’s BBQ Smokehouse (Irvington)

 

BEST BOUTIQUE BAKERY
Gold: Liv Breads (Millburn)
Silver: Willow & Olivia (West Orange)
Bronze: Montclair Bread Company (Montclair)

 

BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH
Gold: Raymond’s (Montclair)
Silver: Sweet Basil’s Cafe (Livingston)
Bronze: McLoone’s Boathouse (West Orange)

 

BEST BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES
Gold: Montclair Brewery (Montclair)
Silver: Magnify Brewing Company (Fairfield)
Bronze: Cricket Hill Brewery (Fairfield)

 

BEST BURGER
Gold: Cloverleaf Tavern (Caldwell)
Silver: MEAL (Nutley)
Bronze: Stuffed Grass-Fed Burgers (Montclair)

 

BEST CANDY & CHOCOLATE STORE
Gold: Dolce Federica (Montclair)
Silver: Bromilow’s Chocolates (West Caldwell)
Bronze: Love Letters (Livingston)

 

BEST CATERER
Gold: Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli (Caldwell)
Silver: Tia’s Food of Love (Verona)
Bronze: Eight Hills Caterer (Verona)

 

BEST CRAFT BEER
Gold: Cloverleaf Tavern (Caldwell)
Silver: Egan & Sons (Montclair)
Bronze: The Hills Tavern (Millburn)

 

BEST DELI
Gold: Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli (Caldwell)
Silver: Lakeside Delicatessen (Verona)
Bronze: Millburn Delli (Millburn)

 

BEST DINER
Gold: Ritz Diner (Livingston)
Silver: Chit Chat Diner (West Orange)
Bronze: Caldwell Diner (Caldwell)

 

BEST EVENT VENUE
Gold: Crystal Plaza (Livingston)
Silver: The Manor (West Orange)
Bronze: The Grove (Cedar Grove)

 

BEST ICE CREAM & FROZEN YOGURT
Gold: Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream (West Orange)
Silver: Gelati by Mike (Caldwell)
Bronze: Applegate Farms (Upper Montclair)

 

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Gold: Fascino (Montclair)
Silver: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill (Fairfield)
Bronze: Mandara Ristorante (West Caldwell)

 

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Gold: David Burke Orange Lawn (South Orange)
Silver: Nicholas Anthony’s Family Kitchen (West Orange)
Bronze: Sayola Restaurant (Montclair)

 

BEST OTHER ETHNIC RESTAURANT
Gold: Zeugma Mediterranean Grill (Montclair)
Silver: Fat Fish Taco (Caldwell)
Bronze: THAVMA Mediterranean Grill (Livingston)

 

BEST OUTDOOR DINING
Gold: Il Vecchio Cafe
234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
Silver: Highlawn Pavilion (West Orange)
Bronze: Cloverleaf Tavern (Caldwell)

 

BEST PIZZA
Gold: Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli (Caldwell)
Silver: Frank Anthony’s (Verona)
Bronze: Star Tavern (Orange)

 

BEST PRIVATE DINING
Gold: The Manor (West Orange)
Silver: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill (Fairfield)
Bronze: Fascino (Montclair)

 

BEST RESTAURANT – BYO
Gold: Fascino (Montclair)
Silver: Divina Ristorante (Caldwell)
Bronze: Mezza Mediterranean (Livingston)

 

BEST RESTAURANT – FULL SERVICE
Gold: LuNello (Cedar Grove)
Silver: The Hills Tavern (Millburn)
Bronze: DeNovo European Pub (Montclair)

 

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
Gold: Highlawn Pavilion (West Orange)
Silver: Fascino (Montclair)
Bronze: Restaurant Lorena’s (Maplewood)

 

BEST SPECIALTY FOOD MARKET
Gold: Caldwell Market Place (Caldwell)
Silver: Freeman’s Fish Market (Maplewood)
Bronze: Mastriano’s Quality Market (Bloomfield)

 

BEST STEAK
Gold: Rare the Steak House (Little Falls)
Silver: Assado Portuguese Steakhouse (Livingston)
Bronze: Prime 94 Steakhouse & Grill (Fairfield)

 

BEST WINE & SPIRITS
Gold: Amanti Vino (Montclair)
Silver: Wine Legend (Livingston)
Bronze: Angelbeck’s Wine (Upper Montclair)


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04 Dec 2019


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