The Top 10 Restaurants In Bayonne, New Jersey

Bayonne Memorial, NJ
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Lily Cichanowicz

Bayonne is home to a culinary scene with distinct Italian influences. Yet there are undoubtedly other cultural cuisines available, including Mexican and Turkish fare alongside quaint cafes and vegan restaurants. Come with us as we tour the top 10 best restaurants in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Café Bello

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian

Café Bello specializes in Italian cuisine. Here you can expect to enjoy traditional Italian food in a warm and laidback atmosphere. A few examples of menu items are lobster ravioli, orecchiate with sausage and broccoli, red snapper with clams, and prime rib. Additionally, this restaurant serves brick oven pizzas garnished with fresh herbs. Café Bello has a fully stocked bar attended by friendly bar staff, where they offer excellent house wines. Round off your meal with an espresso or cappuccino and rest assured that you’ll find only the highest quality coffee beans here.

El Aguila Dorada Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican, Italian, American

El Aguila Dorada Restaurant serves the best Mexican food in Bayonne. The interior is cozy with warm orange walls and adorned with various Aztec and Mexican décor. Menu items include mango salmon, shrimp tacos, and gorditas. Not only does El Aguila Dorada serve more traditional dishes, but they also offer food with American and Italian influences. For example, in addition to the classic quesadilla, you can order one filled with buffalo chicken. Plus, they serve pasta dishes like scallops over angel hair. Pair your meal with their unique blue sangria, piña colada, or Corona margarita. El Aguila Dorada Restaurant also delivers.

Café Talya

Café Talya

Café Talya offers traditional American breakfasts with Mediterranean influences. For instance, a popular menu item is the Talya omelet, which comes with Turkish sausage, mozzarella, and feta. They also make delicious pancakes rolled up like crêpes with fruit in between and crisp, light French toast. Be sure to accompany your meal with a big glass freshly squeezed orange juice or an aromatic and flavorful Turkish coffee. Pair the coffee with some of their wonderful apple cookies dusted in powdered sugar. If you’re looking for lunch, Café Talya has that too. Come here for burgers, BLTs, and grilled cheese.

Café Talya, 218 Avenue B, Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA +1 201-535-5333

Perk Up Café

Cafe, American

Perk Up Café is a quaint space filled with antique decorations. They offer a salad bar filled with fresh veggies, bagels, wraps, sandwiches, and paninis in addition to classic coffee drinks. If you’re looking for some heavier fare, they have that as well. Try the corned beef and cabbage or the eggplant mozzarella stack with balsamic reduction and pesto sauce. Perk Up Café is the best spot in Bayonne to enjoy a leisurely lunch and a good book. On a sunny day you can even eat outside.

Andrew’s Project

Restaurant, Vegan, Gluten-free

Andrew’s Project is your go-to spot for gluten-free, vegan, and organic fare with a focus on soup. Try the sole sandwich served on gluten-free bread, vegan burger, butternut squash soup, cold avocado veggie soup, gazpacho or the chicken Caesar salad in a black bean wrap. Enjoy your meal along side a freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice. This place is haven for people with dietary restrictions as all their dishes go above and beyond in freshness and imaginativeness. Plus, the atmosphere is inviting and unpretentious. They even serve many different desserts like vegan key lime ‘cheesecake’ and gluten-free tiramisu.

Buon Appetito Restaurant

Deli, Restaurant, Italian

Buon Appetito Restaurant, just as its name dictates, an amazing dining experience is guaranteed. Buon Appetito is upscale with a predominantly gold interior, pretty mini-chandeliers and lavish draperies. Its walls are lined with vintage Italian posters to complete the ambiance. As for the food itself, menu items include shrimp and scallop pasta, chicken Sorrento, mushroom ravioli, chicken Michelangelo, grilled octopus salad and lobster bisque. If you’re looking for a takeaway without sacrificing on taste, head over to their deli next door. They always use excellent quality Italian ingredients, and many patrons believe the deli makes the best sandwiches in New Jersey.

Hendrickson’s Corner

Hendrickson’s Corner

Located in an historic brick and Tudor building, Hendrickson’s Corner offers tasty traditional American food with a penchant for steaks. The interior is dimly lit with remarkable stained glass windows filtering sunlight inside. It is clearly an old building and this only adds to its charm. It’s essential that you start you meal with Hendrickson’s famous French onion soup, which is oozing with melted cheese. For the main course, try the open face steak sandwich, potato pancakes served with apple sauce and sour cream, cheeseburger with sautéed onions and mushrooms, or chicken zinfandel. Hendrickson’s also makes their own Irish soda bread.

Hendrickson’s Corner, 671 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002, United States (+1) 201-437-4955

The Little Food Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Deli, American

The Little Food Café serve up breakfast, brunch and deli fare, they do a little bit of everything. Try eggs Benedict, corned beef hash, huevos rancheros,Greek salad with shrimp; Sonoma chicken salad sandwich, Thanksgiving wrap or fresh beet salad. Each breakfast comes with two little heart shaped pancakes. The restaurant is cheerful with orange walls and timber paneling. It is well lit, and there is a dessert case up front and several small tables to choose from. Try the fruit tart, scone, or big cookie. At The Little Food Café you will find home cooked meals made from the heart.

Lot 13

Lot 13

Lot 13 is a fun hangout serving a variety of craft and imported beers. Expect to find even the most obscure of foreign beers here. If you’re looking for something to snack on while you drink, opt for chicken wings, Bavarian pretzel, fish and chips or double patty barge burger. You’ll have to look skywards to read the menu, as it’s written on the ceiling. The establishment holds a large pool table and hosts local musicians as well. Lot 13 is a quirky and fun place to hang out with friends or dance the night away.

Lot 13, 169 Ave E Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA (+1) 201-535-5066

Pizza Masters

Pizza Masters

Pizza Masters serves decadent pizzas and other Italian classics. Some popular options are the Sicilian pizza, grilled chicken pizza with roasted peppers, roast beef on focaccia with melted mozzarella, chicken shells with broccoli, chicken Parmesan and grandma pizza with fresh cheese and homemade sauce. Accompany your slice with a delicious Stewart’s soda. The interior is stylish and rustic with wooden beams spanning across the ceiling, an exposed brick wall, yellow hued tiles, and a wrought iron chandelier at the center. There is ample space to eat inside or you can order your food to go. Plus, Pizza Masters offers unbeatable prices.

Pizza Masters, 532 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA (+1) 201-437-4802

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