Atlantic City, New Jersey at night - photo by Ron Miguel under CC-BY-2.0
Atlantic City, New Jersey at night - photo by Ron Miguel under CC-BY-2.0

NEW JERSEY: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON NO RESERVATIONS

When Anthony Bourdain visited New Jersey on his show No Reservations Season 1 Episode 3, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on No Reservations New Jersey, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Ripper

WHAT IS IT?

Deep-fried hotdog named for its characteristic lengthwise tearing.

WHERE IS IT?

Hiram’s
1345 Palisade Ave
Fort Lee, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

As Anthony Bourdain puts it, “This is one of the last of the great American tradition, the roadside hotdog joint – this place, this is as America as it gets.”

DISH – Italian Sub

WHAT IS IT?

Soft-crusted submarine roll jammed with prosciutto mortadella, capocollo, ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion.

WHERE IS IT?                  

Satin Dolls
230 NJ-17
Lodi, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

The Satin Dolls is also known as “Bada Bing Club”, Tony Soprano’s office.

DISH – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

WHAT IS IT?

Cheese sandwich that has been grilled.

WHERE IS IT?

Howard Johnson’s Restaurant (now The Robinson Ale House)
1200 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

Howard Johnson’s has closed and is now replaced by The Robinson Ale House.

DISH – Fisherman’s Platter, Fresh Grilled Atlantic Swordfish, and Steamed Lobster

WHAT IS IT?

Fisherman’s Platter – deep-fried clams, scallops, flounder and shrimps served with French fries; Fresh Grilled Atlantic Swordfish – cooked Mediterranean style with extra virgin olive oil, lemon and herbs; Steamed Lobster – lobster cooked through steaming.

WHERE IS IT?

Klein’s Fish Market
708 River Rd
Belmar, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

Here, Anthony Bourdain had the kind of New Jersey seafood meal he’d had as a kid.

DISH – Cheese Pizza, Cave-aged Cheddar, Drumm Cheese, Jean-Louis Cheese, Medieval Rye Levain, and Rosemary Epi

WHAT IS IT?

Cheese Pizza – rosemary dough with whole oats in it, topped with an assortment of cheese, red onions and eggs, made in all-weather outdoor bread oven; Cave-aged Cheddar – cheddar cheese aged in a sterile environment with highly-regulated humidity and temperature; Drumm Cheese – signature Bobolink Dairy medium-sized wheel cheese with soft-ripening along the edges; Jean-Louis Cheese – signature Bobolink Dairy big wheel cheese named after Jean-Louis Palladin; Medieval Rye Levain – signature Bobolink Dairy huge loaves of rye bread; Rosemary Epi – signature Bobolink Dairy epi bread made with wheat flour, corn flour, whole oats and rosemary.

WHERE IS IT?

Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse
369 Stamets Rd
Milford, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

Anthony Bourdain on Bobolink Dairy: “…combines traditional methods with the highest quality ingredients, they make cheese so good…”

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DISH – Chocolate Ice Cream Soda, Chocolate Egg Cream, and Sushi

WHAT IS IT?

Chocolate Ice Cream Soda – chocolate ice cream in soda; Chocolate Egg Cream – chocolate milk with carbonated syrup; Sushi – Japanese dish of vinegrated rice and various ingredients.

WHERE IS IT?          

Baumgart’s Café
45 E Palisade Ave
Englewood, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

Baumgart’s Café is known for making its own ice cream for more than 50 years.

DISH – Taro Bubble Tea

WHAT IS IT?

Taro-flavored milk tea with tapioca balls.

WHERE IS IT?

Mitsuwa Marketplace – New Jersey
595 River Rd
Edgewater, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater is a typical Japanese suburban supermarket with a food court.

DISH – Banchan, Galbi, and Sundubu-jjigae

WHAT IS IT?

Banchan – Korean fix-ins; Galbi – Korean-style spare ribs; Sundubu-jjigae – Korean soft tofu stew.         

WHERE IS IT?

So Kong Dong
130 Main St
Fort Lee, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

So Kong Dong is a Korean restaurant in Fort Lee NJ where Anthony Bourdain was initiated to Korean food.

DISH – Cannoli

WHAT IS IT?

Italian tube-shaped pastry with a sweet cream filling.

WHERE IS IT?

Gencarelli’s Bakery
446 Broad St
Bloomfield, NJ, United States

NO RESERVATIONS NEW JERSEY NOTES

On this episode, Anthony Bourdain stopped by Gencarelli’s Bakery with Mario Batali for some Italian desserts and pastries.