Beware South Street Creamery after a soccer or softball team inundates the place, unless you're a parent toting around a small child. Otherwise, come here anytime for fabulous ice cream in a great range of flavors. They also sell fudge and a complete menu of non-dessert foods.
The Walsh Bros. own a few spots in Morristown - the Dark Horse nightclub, the newly opened Sona Thirteen and Tashmoo. Their most food-focused location, the Walsh boys might have done better to stay with what they know - alcohol.
The menu offers very few vegetarian options and it isn't the best value for the money. I enjoyed the quesadillas, but everything else was only so-so.
Tashmoo is perfect as a counterpoint to many other spots in Morristown. Dark woods, comfortable seating and front doors that open to allow in light and air - the setting is great. They also have an extensive wine list, specialty martinis and plenty of microbrewed beer on tap. It's also great as a bar where you want to actually hear what the other patrons are saying.
Greenberry's niche is that it tries to pass itself off as a non-chain coffee shop with locally-made art for sale and dishes on the menu inspired by the town (Jacob Ford Grinder anyone?). The coffee is pretty good, but don't bother with the chocolates for sale on the counter (they're way too expensive and not very tasty).
Haven't had the baked goods or food, but they have a great selection of coffee and loose teas. Plus, they provide ice water for free.
You'll generally find people here typing away on their laptops or working on various projects. The store is clean with good bathrooms (which is great for those marathon writing sessions) and the lighting is SUPER bright. I like that it's open late but the bright lights make it a little undesirable for a date.
In a town saturated with pizza joints and more upscale Italian restaurants, Brick Oven Pizza tries to find the midway point. At least the second outlet of this eatery (there's another one in Florham Park), BOP serves tasty enough food, but it's a bit overpriced.
This of course does not keep the crowds away and the fancier mommies in and around Morristown keep the place packed. Unless you're one of these people yourself, save BOP for when your older sister comes to visit. There's better pizza to be found elsewhere.
Pete's Pizzeria and Pub is the perfect place for those nights when you don't really want to go out but you don't want to cook either. It's a family restaurant in the best sense of the word - there are people there of all ages BUT they serve alcohol.
The menu is pretty traditional Italian with lots of options - pizza, pasta, meats, strombolis, etc. The portions are extremely generous and while the prices aren't cheap, you certainly won't leave hungry.
Pete's might not have the upscale ambiance of some of Morristown's other Italian restaurants - the tablecloths are red checkered and plastic - and the service is homestyle at its best. But the food keeps you coming back for more.
Morristown is blessed to have three Thai restaurants in its midst, but Andaman Sea Recipes is the only one I go to. The location directly across from the train station is perfect for meeting people from multiple places and parking is easy enough to find.
Now the food - Andaman offers a varied menu with plenty of vegetarian options and they offer good value with decent portion sizes. Their service is generally good and it's BYOB. Whether you like it spicy or mild, Andaman does a good job at moderating the heat to what you want. My favorite is the massman green curry with tofu and pumpkin!
Compared to the average Indian restaurant, Mehndi would be considered upscale. The decor is beautiful, the lighting is low, the dishes are shaped in a paisley pattern and there's a coat check girl.
Unfortunately, with prices to match, the food doesn't add up. A friend and I dined there this week and were disappointed by the small servings and the fact that they charged $7 for rice! In most Indian places, basmati rice comes standard - at Mehndi not so. My spinach kofta dish included only four kofta balls floating in a huge bowl of sauce.
But in a state where many restaurants are BYOB, Mehndi offers ample alcoholic options, which is especially great for people staying at the adjacent Hyatt hotel.
If Cheers was rebuilt in Morristown, this is probably what it would be like. Good tunes on the jukebox, occasional live music and karaoke, wide selection of beers on tap and surly with a smile service.
I've never had their food, but expect typical bar fare. The waitresses are great in that old-school Alice kind of way. It's jam-packed on St. Patrick's Day but rarely crowded the other 364 days of the year. Come here with a big group of friends you want to talk with but also throw back a few pints of Guiness with.
What's best at Muse are its appetizers and drinks. They serve a white Greek wine that is very crisp, fresh and affordable. And their cheese and olive platter is fantastic.
What isn't so great are the entrees. Not too many vegetarian options and middling service.
That said, the salads are large enough to share and you can do fine with one of those and a few appetizers and friends. Go there for a low-key bar scene and snacks.
I say best breakfast, but C'est Cheese is also perfect for brunch, lunch and even an early dinner. This is the kind of place with a big "regulars" crowd and the colorful staff get to know you pretty quickly.
All the entrees, sandwiches, egg dishes and baked goods are made on-site which means everything is super fresh and often made to order. But what really sets C'est Cheese apart is that they sell dry goods, wine, beer, jams, gourmet crackers and more.
You could eat here every day and never get bored!