BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Twenty-three establishments are offering menus and pricing designed to entice area residents to head downtown for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and wine and liquor purchases during Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week, September 11 through17. Three more reasons to make your plans and reservations now are the frequent diner Passport contest, the availability of childcare and children’s activities, and options that satisfy the desire to eat healthfully. 

PASSPORT CONTEST

The theme, “Eat Around the World, Globally” describes not just the range of cuisines available but Passport, a contest promotion. Every time a diner makes a purchase, the participating establishment will stamp their Passport. Diners who collect at least five stamps from participating establishments during Restaurant Week then enter to win prizes, including gift cards. Download a Passport in advance of dining out.

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CHILDCARE ACTITIVIES

Berkeley Heights Recreation Department and the Berkeley Heights Y are offering special activities for children during Restaurant Week so that parents of young children can enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner. The Recreation Department is offering childcare from noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays. And Friday night can be date night thanks to the Berkeley Heights Y, which is holding “Pajama Party at the Y” for 4 to 11 year old children. Find more information about childcare options on the Restaurant Week website.

HEALTHIER OPTIONS

Christin Babic, member of the Downtown Beautification Committee, said: “Eating out can absolutely mean eating healthily. The Wellness Director at the Berkeley Heights Y has highlighted one item from each menu as a healthier choice—and many establishments offer a large number of good-for-you options. Consider this a starter list as you patronize our establishments during Restaurant Week and beyond.”

Berkeley News & Convenience Store: Fresh fruit

Delicious Heights: Grilled Atlantic salmon salad

DiMaios Cucina: Linguini and clam sauce

Domino’s: Chicken apple pecan salad

Dunkin Donuts: Veggie egg white flat bread

East Asian Fusion Restaurant: Twin mango

Giovanni’s Bistro Bar and Catering: Pan seared wild coho salmon

Goodman’s Deli and Restaurant: Stuffed tomato with tuna

Marcello’s Italian Restaurant & Brick Oven Pizza: Chicken marsala

Nagoya: Spicy tuna rolls

Neelam Fine Indian Cuisine: Chicken malai kebab

Oporto BBQ: Half a BBQ chicken with veggies

Proud Thai Cookery: Red curry

Rita’s Ice: Kid’s size lemon Italian ice

Seoulite’s: Bibimbob

Seven-Eleven: Fresh fruit and hard boiled eggs

Sherman’s BBQ and Café: Grilled chicken breast with rice and vegetables

Station House Café: Egg white omelet

Strega Bistro: Seafood cioppino

Sub Zone: Garden salad with grilled chicken

Trap Rock: Baja fish tacos

Restaurant Week is organized by the Berkeley Heights Downtown Beatification Committee in cooperation with local restaurants and the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. Visit the Restaurant Week Facebook page to see what your neighbors are saying and sharing about this event. #ExperienceBH.