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Top 25 Most Romantic Restaurants in North Jersey

Yeah, diamonds are cool. But have you ever had a perfectly prepared plate of chicken parm? If your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day is about the wining and dining then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the Top 25 Most Romantic Restaurants in North Jersey to help put your date night plans in motion. This list is as diverse as it is delicious, and tapas, sushi, steak and Italian are just a few of the many cuisines represented.

To help you make your Valentine’s Day plans, we’ve indicated which of our Top 25 Most Romantic Restaurants allows you to book a reservation directly from their Yelp page and which let you get in line remotely. If you’re looking for more reservation options for the special day, search for restaurants on Yelp and filter by reservation availability. Click here for some great spots with tables available near you!

Businesses that offer reservations or waitlist on Yelp, as of 2/3/2020
Businesses that are available to get in line remotely on Yelp are marked with, as of 2/3/2020

1. Cafe Matisse (Rutherford) ♥

2. Samba Montclair (Montclair)

3. Matthew’s Italian Restaurant (Clifton)

4. Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas (Clifton)

5. Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe (Union)

6. Casa d’Paco (Newark)

7. The Cuban Restaurant and Bar (Hoboken)

8. Mama’s Cafe Baci (Hackettstown)

9. Aumm Aumm Pizzeria & Wine Bar (North Bergen)

10. Xunta – Tapas España (Caldwell)

11. De Novo European Pub (Montclair)

12. Brazeiro Churrascaria (North Bergen)

13. Grand Vin (Hoboken) ♥

14. Cafe Archetypus (Edgewater) ⧫

15. The Archer (Jersey City)

16. Samurai Sushi (East Rutherford)

17. Elia Mediterranean (East Rutherford)

18. Satis Bistro (Jersey City) ♥

19. Sergio’s Missione (Lodi)

20. Casual Habana Cafe (New Milford)

21. Taverna Mykonos (Elmwood Park)

22. Kim’s Sushi (West Orange)

23. Amanda’s Restaurant (Hoboken)

24. Café Bello (Bayonne)

25. Cara Mia (Millburn)

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the top romantic restaurants in North Jersey according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants category with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “romantic,” “date,” and derivatives of “Valentine’s day,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning those keywords. The list look at businesses in the counties of Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union, Essex, Warren, Sussex, and Passaic. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score or a score greater than a C/70 as of February 3rd, 2020.