Top NJ Indoor Dining Restaurants

The summer coming to the end may be a bummer, but it is the perfect time to gather with loved ones and spend that much-needed time together before schedules get too hectic in the Fall months. With the weather starting to cool down and indoor dining reopening on September 4th, it is a perfect time to gather your pals and enjoy a delicious meal at one of these top NJ indoor dining restaurants.

Gabriella’s Italian SteakhouseRed Bank 

Gabriella’s gives off a New York City restaurant feel with its impeccable atmosphere and use of the finest and freshest ingredients available. Serving premium steaks, fresh, raw seafood and scrumptious Italian classics, Gabriella’s is one steakhouse that you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

Theresa’s SouthBay Head

This BYOB restaurant is dedicated to “creative cooking” by blending different cuisines to make for a delicious dining experience. Their unique entrees, fresh seafood and plethora of homemade pastas put this exquisite restaurant on our top 10 list.

Anjelica’s RestaurantSea Bright 

Family owned and operated, Anjelica’s serves rich Italian cuisines in a casually elegant atmosphere. Anjelica’s uses fresh ingredients and locally-grown, organic produce to create delectable dishes including their fresh, homemade pasta dishes. With great cooking embedded in its bones and a cozy, comfortable aura, this restaurant is a must-visit when at the Jersey Shore.


Sitting on the cusp of the Hudson River, this restaurant offers a trendy setting and astonishing views of Manhattan, both inside and outside. Their innovative spins on traditional American dishes have put them on the map and put them on our top NJ indoor dining list.

Il CapriccioWhippany 

Walking into Il Capriccio feels like you’re walking into a Michelangelo painting with its rich decor and stunning murals. Their authentic and gourmet Italian dishes are just as amazing as the ambiance, along with the immaculate presentation and service Il Capriccio provides.


This outstanding North Jersey restaurant serves Northern Italian cuisines in a spacious, yet inviting setting. Novelli’s menu features delicious seafood entrees, perfectly-cooked pasta dishes and creatively tasty appetizers. Make sure to save some room for their to-die-for desserts.

Brando’s Citi CucinaAsbury Park 

Brando’s Citi Cucina is dedicated to making guests feel right at home with their warm and welcoming atmosphere and fresh menu. Using influences from Italian cuisine with hints of French cuisine, their menu offers soulful and enticing meals including fresh pasta, line-caught fish and dry-aged steaks. The environment is complete with classic music and movies playing throughout the eatery.


Authentic as can be and off the beaten-path, Augustino’s is truly an Italian gem. Rated as some of the best Italian food in the area, this cash-only restaurant is known for their genuine and rich meals. The restaurant only houses 8 tables so you better act fast if you don’t want to miss out on this long-standing Hoboken treasure.

The Diving HorseAvalon

Set in a modern farmhouse atmosphere with oversized windows drawing in light, this BYOB restaurant provides a beautifully vintage environment. Their fresh menu includes locally-sourced produce and seafood from day boat fisherman. The Diving Horse’s innovative meals and rustic-chic setting makes for a beautiful dining experience.

The Gables Historic Inn and RestaurantBeach Haven

Elegantly flooded with Victorian charm, The Gables Historic Inn and Restaurant has a romantic aura and is beautifully landscaped with colorful flowers and whimsical plants. Their daily-changing menu features fresh and organic ingredients derived from local farms. Brilliantly presented meals “wow” diners and make this gorgeous restaurant one of our top choices.

While you’re out enjoying your first time eating at an indoor restaurant in months, you might be thinking about where you will dine next time, so check out some of the Best Restaurants in Monmouth County 2020.

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