Eno Terra, Elements, the Peacock Inn, and newcomer Agricola have been selected as top Garden State restaurants for New Jersey Monthly’s annual top 25 list. The list was compiled by the magazine’s restaurant critics.
On Agricola: “Several questions stirred the pot before the most buzzed-about opening of 2013. Not counting how to pronounce Agricola, they were: Could the sad shell of 91-year-old Lahiere’s be turned into an exciting, contemporary space?…The answer is a resounding yes.”
On Elements: “Executive chef Scott Anderson’s kitchen is in ferment. Literally. In the vanguard since it opened in 2008, Elements early embraced the revival of artisanal techniques of preserving food, from curing to pickling to, most recently, fermenting.”
On Eno Terra: “Some say God is in the details, others say the devil. The best chefs these days take the positive view, Christopher Albrecht among them. That’s why he grows 14 varieties of beets at Canal Farm, half a mile from Eno Terra.”
On the Peacock Inn: “What’s love got to do with it? In the resurgence of executive chef Manuel Perez and the Peacock Inn’s return to the Top 25, perhaps more than a little.”
For the full reviews and list of all 25 restaurants visit njmonthly.com.