NJ Monthly has posted their list of the top 25 NJ restaurants. Our neck of the woods sports quite a few top choices, including two in Maplewood.
Here are the local winners...
Chez Catherine, Westfield
Culinariane, Montclair (remember her from Top Chef?)
Fascino, Montclar (this is sometimes available on Restaurant.com btw)
Lorena's, Maplewood (they are expanding, since the restaurant is *tiny*)
Click here to get more details about all of the restaurants