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Dining Hotspots in Summit

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The Sue Adler Team has compiled a list of some of the best places to dine in Summit!



Summit Diner: Set in an old railroad car, the Summit Diner embodies the true New Jersey Diner experience, right down to its delicious, reasonably priced, and filling food. Customers particularly gush about its breakfast menu, and claim that their omelettes and breakfast sandwiches are the best they’ve ever had. With generous, tasty servings and an unforgettable atmosphere, Summit Diner is the perfect place to start your day right. Cash only!


Food. This trendy restaurant is famous throughout town for its amazing weekend brunch menu. Food. re-magines traditional breakfast dishes, and adds flare to diner fare. For example, what would be a simple plate of pancakes at any other restaurant becomes lemon ricotta pancakes at food. This creative approach doesn’t stop there: coffee is served in colored thermoses for each person, and there are plenty of teas, coffees, and cold drinks available at their bar. But if you’re looking to order an alcoholic beverage, bring your own. Food. is BYOB. Menu


Peppercorn: This local diner is a great place to bring the whole family for a comfortable, filling, and delicious breakfast. Like the Summit Diner, it offers classic breakfast dishes such as eggs cooked in all ways, bacon, and pancakes, with comparable prices and quality, but if you’re traveling in a larger group, this place will more likely have enough space to sit everyone. A Summit classic! Menu





hobokenHoboken Farms Sandwich Shop: If you eat lunch on the go but don’t want to sacrifice quality for convenience, this take-out sandwich shop is your best bet in town. Their menu has plenty of offerings for meat eaters, vegetarians, and even those who go gluten-free, and all are made with tasty, fresh ingredients. Even the bread is baked on premises! To top it off, the sandwich shop recently added a juice bar with a menu packed with healthy and desserty smoothies to satisfy whatever you crave. Menu

pizza vitaPizza Vita: Many people who have eaten at Pizza Vita will readily assert that it has the best pizza in town. Based on the celebrated thin crust pizza of Naples, Italy, the pies here are topped with ingredients at once immediately appealing and also surprising in taste. For example, the Veggie Jackson includes homemade mozzarella, kale, eggplant, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and truffle oil. Great food, plus friendly service and stylish atmosphere make Pizza Vita an idea dinner spot. Don’t forget to BYOB and save room for their coconut cream pie. Menu

eateryThe Eatery: This new restaurant just opened on the second floor of the Strand Mall, and offers healthy and yummy American food. Whether you’re coming in for a healthy muffin, a farm-fresh salad, or a savory slider, their menu will satisfy your stomach. If you’re in a rush, try one of their many amazing to-go meals, and we suspect it won’t be long before you come back for more. Menu






huntleyHuntley Taverne: Despite its spaciousness, this neighborhood hot spot has the cozy atmosphere of a ski lodge, with high ceilings and a roaring fireplace. Intimate lighting and attentive wait staff make this a great place for a date night or any other special occasion. That said, with food as delicious as the truffle oil mac and cheese or salmon entree, you may want to come here for no occasion other than your perennial craving for an amazing meal and perhaps a refreshing cocktail. Menu

bombayBombay Bistro: This little restaurant in the heart of town adds a modern, American twist to traditional Indian cuisine. Many regulars recommend the chicken tikka masala and others swear by the chicken curry. All seasonings, sauces, and breads are made fresh and from scratch in an open kitchen on the premises, which has a sleek, chic ambiance. This is not your typical Indian restaurant, but a contemporary, creative take on old favorites. Menu

rootsRoots Steakhouse: If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience and a big juicy steak, look no further than Roots. Even carnivores from New York City admit that they travel to Summit to sink their teeth into the exceptional filet mignon and prime ribs offered here. Roots is one of the fancier and pricier dining destinations in town, with waiters and busboys dressed in professional attire, all of them knowledgeable about the perfectly curated menu. Prepare for a dinner you won’t forget. Menu



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