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Evelyn's Restaurant

45 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1830
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Ranked #15 of 161 restaurants in New Brunswick
Cuisines: Eclectic, International
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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31 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Friends recommended this place . I was a little hesitate because of the type of food but the GYRO plate was delicious. Since there was 5 of us ,the server recommended a platter of appetizers. Surprisingly, I liked most of them even though I had never eaten this type of food before. The outdoor bar area was casual & relaxing... More

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Came here for my birthday because my favorite Lebanese restaurant was closed. The service was poor. The food was salty and lacked flavor. I did not care for the drinks as well. I just really wanted to get out of there. Won't be returning.

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Spotswood, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Three of us went and split a bunch of appetizers so we could try numerous things since everything on the menu sounded fabulous. Could not say which was my favorite- they were all excellent as we're the cocktails. Our waitress (Lotty I believe) was friendly and attentive and helped me pick a wonderful cocktail. And if good food weren't enough,... More

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Newark, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I love going here with my wife. The outdoor area is amazing. Food looks great and it's delicious. Big choices of wine, just perfect! We will return to you soon.

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New Brunswick, NJ
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have been going to Evelyn's for years so I thought it was high time to give them a very positive endorsement. Now that Spring has finally arrived, and the blasted Winter we just had is a memory, Evelyn's offers something that few other local restaurants can offer: an outdoor area in the back. With an ample bar that can... More

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

OK, I'm partial because I'm a Rutgers alum and have gone to Evelyn's since the '80's when I was attending RU... But 20+ years later, when I go back to New Brunswick I still often go to Evelyn's because it is flat out good. I know Lebanese food quite well - both my parents were born and raised in Beirut... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I've been to Evelyn's several times in the winter, but I finally got to try their outdoor seating this past month. It's enchanting back there, with a separate bar, sweeping trees (pear!), some big tables, and lovely little decorating touches. After a few hours in the garden it's easy to forget you're in the city. The food is consistent and... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

This place never disappoints. Consistently good food, great hummus, platters, shish, chicken, everything. I've tried many dishes on the menu, but I seem to stick to the same ones, each and every time. Atmosphere: depends on summer/winter months. The outside is fun, outdoor bar, seating. Not the most comfortable tables and chairs, but it's good enough. It summer it's great... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The food is good and the patio,outside is a nice place for summer evenings. Definitely one of the nice restaurants on Easton Ave that does notmonly appeal to the college crowd.

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Edison, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Evelyns is okay. The food is okay. The service is okay. Okay is as far as it goes here. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here. The portions are small. The taste was ordinary. I say try it fo yourself, but i won't be returning.

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