Evelyn’s Restaurant – Mediterranean & Lebanese Fare

Evelyn’s boasts the most spacious and beautiful Outside Patio and Bar of all Restaurants in New Brunswick

 Serving Lebanese Food, and Mediterranean fare in a casual atmosphere. Happy Hour Drinks and Specials are available every day. Contact Us for our weekly outdoors live entertainment, large Events, lunch, & dinner reservations.

Our exclusive outdoor dining patio and bar

Our Restaurant’s Patrons

The clientele who go to Evelyn’s are incredibly diverse, ranging from Rutgers students and faculty to employees at nearby hospitals Robert Wood Johnson and St. Peter’s to businessmen and women working at Johnson & Johnson and other companies based out of the Hub City. Not to mention families, travelers, returning alumnus and visitors the area! Evelyn’s is for everyone!

When the weather is warm, Evelyn’s is the hottest spot in town. Don’t be deterred during cold weather though as they have lamps to keep you warm, reminiscent of a patio in Paris. There would be no Evelyn’s without the culture of Lebanon and romantic cities worldwide.

Backyard lunch

The Food and Ambience

No other establishment can beat their appetizers. Homemade hummus, falafels, baba ganoush, grape leaves (original and vegetarian) are made by chefs in-house daily. You can taste the freshness. Or maybe you didn’t come for Mediterranean food, and you want some fries or onion rings! Don’t worry, Evelyn’s has got you covered. Appetizers are for sharing, or saving some to bring home with you! Take out, or delivery is an option, but then you’ll miss out on the beautiful ambiance.

If you’re looking for an authentic fresh Mediterranean fare in the New Brunswick area, then Evelyn’s is where you should go. It’s the perfect place for business lunches or meeting up with friends. Also doubles as an intimate date setting or group hangout spot. Big parties should make reservations to ensure that the host can accommodate them swiftly and smoothly. They do private events as well and have a catering menu with a wide assortment of items to choose from!

Unlike, other places in town their food doesn’t come frozen or in giant buckets. It’s not a cuisine you can pop in the microwave. In a world of increasingly fast-paced food, Evelyn’s is a place where you can sit down and savor your meal, but more importantly thoroughly enjoy your company and surroundings as well. Look, you choose. You can come for the scrumptious food or beautiful ambiance but stay because of the warm community atmosphere.

Service is always friendly and on point. The staff mainly consists of young, smiling, hardworking students who are ready with recommendations or able to answer any questions about the menu! Servers will take good care of you and do their best always to meet your requests.

Private outdoor events

Happy Hour and Outdoor Patio

Dress up or down for the happy hour! Our bartenders are friendly, extremely sociable and well equipped to handle large crowds! The outdoor bar stays open late as they mix up endless varieties of cocktails!

Walk through the alley to the outdoor patio and enter a picturesque scene: twinkly lights, cherry blossom trees, and a gazebo style bar at the center of it all. Here you can soak up the sun, seek shade from it or bathe in the moonlight!

Versatility is one of the reasons people love Evelyn’s so much!

The crowds tend to be people who work in offices in the area or at the hospital but make no mistake college kids come to fraternize here too!

Happy hour is the perfect time to unwind after a long day of work, and Evelyn’s is the ideal place to find some peace and calm.

The locals refer to the outdoor patio as New Brunswick’s “oasis.” It’s where to find beauty and tranquility in the middle of a bustling city. While the city pulsates, Evelyn’s is the place to pause and take a breath.

Indoor Full Bar

Restaurant’s History

Without Evelyn, there wouldn’t be an Evelyn’s. She’s just the namesake and prior owner, however, the current owner Naji and his family have transformed the place into New Brunswick’s Oasis.

Evelyn’s menu has a wide variety of dishes and drinks to accommodate any taste bud or diet! Omnivore, carnivore, herbivore, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free.. Evelyn’s has got something for you!

Evelyn’s is a Lebanese restaurant owned by Lebanese immigrants which is one of, but not the only, reasons why the cuisine is so authentic.

Customers can choose between a warm, cozy, sunset-hued indoor dining room or outdoor seating amongst the trees and twinkly lights.

Indoor bar or outdoor bar, indoor seating or outdoor seating!

Naji and his family have been the owners for over 20 years, but if you trace this place back to its origins, you’ll learn that the original owner was a chef named Evelyn. Everybody loved her food, but she was perhaps more renowned for her kindness. Then, Naji and his family took it over. It went from a one-woman show to a family business. The family made an incredible difference, transforming it into the inviting and welcoming environment which it is known to be.

Indoor restaurant area

Evelyn’s New Brunswick Restaurant Menu

Appetizers

Manousheh

Zaatar on a grilled bread with tomatoes, onions
$4

Vegetarian kibbe balls

Burgul, potatoes, spinach, chickpeas, spices
$6

Hommus with toppings

Hommus topped with Chicken, Shish or Shawarma.
$11

Maza Plate

Combination of tabouleh, hummus and baba ghanoug
$10

Eggplant salad

Roasted eggplant, tomatoes, onions, cucumber
$6

Foul

Fava beans simmered with lemon topped with tomatoes, onions
$6

Feta Cheese

Served with extra virgin olive oil & thyme
$6

Falafel (4 pieces)

A mixture of chickpeas, Mediterranean herbs, spices and tahini sauce
$5.50

Labneh

Spread yogurt flavored finished with olive oil and olives.
$5

Vegetarian lentil soup

$4

Sujuk Kabab

Sausages full of Mediterranean flavors and spices
$7

Mjadra

Lentils simmered with rice, onions and spices
$6

Artichoke Salad

Tomatoes, lettuce, olives citrus mustard dressing
*Add chicken for an additional $3
$8

Mediterranean Salad

Lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, mint, lemon, olive oil. * Add chicken for an additional $3
$ 7

Fatush | Fattoush | Salad

Lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, toasted pita. * Add chicken for an additional $3
$8

Feta Cheese Salad

Feta, beets, lettuce, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette
*Add chicken for an additional $3
$9

Vegetarian Grape Leaves

Stuffed with chickpeas, onions, rice, and spices
$5

Baba Ghanoug

Grilled eggplant, lemon, tahini, garlic
$6

Meat Pie

Served with yogurt
$6

Spinach Pie

Served with yogurt
$6

Grape Leaves

Stuffed with ground beef, rice, and spices
$5

Tabouleh Salad

Curly parsley, tomatoes, onions, burgul
wheat, citrus olive oil dressing
*Add chicken for an additional $3
$6

Spinach

Caramelized onions, fresh lemons.
$6

Kibbeballs

Ground beef, bulgur wheat, pine nuts
$6

Hommus

Chickpeas, lemon, tahini, garlic.
$6

Vegetarian Combos

Tabouleh, Homus, Spinach Pie
 $10
Falafel, Tabouleh, BabaGhanoug
$10
Falafel, Tabouleh, Hummus
$10
Tabouleh, Hummus, Vegetarian Grape Leaves
$10

All Day Sandwiches

BBQ Shish Kabab Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.5

Chicken Kabab Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

Chicken Gyro Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

BBQ Chicken Kabab Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

Lamb Shish Kabab Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

Shish Kabab Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

Kafta Kabab Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

Gyro Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

Shawarma Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$6.50

Falafel Sandwich

Served on pita bread w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sauce
$4.5

Entrees

Giant Maza Plate

Combination of Tabouleh, Hummus, Baba Ghanoug, Spinach pie, Falafel, and Vegetarian Grape Leaves. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$25

Shrimp Mandarin

Shrimp sauteed with a mandarin vinaigrette reduction. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$17

Fish of the Day

Sauteed with white wine & vegetables. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$19

Shawarma

Tender beef marinated in a mixture of Middle Eastern spices. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$18

Chicken Kabab (all natural)

Grilled chunks of chicken breast marinated in a garlic lemon sauce. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$17

Kafta Kabab

Ground sirloin mixed with onions, parsley and spices. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$17

Lamb Shish Kabab

Tender lamb marinated with garlic, mint & Mediterranean spices. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$18

Shish Kabab (grass fed)

Hanger steak, lemon thyme sauce. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$17

Chicken Gyro Plate

Crispy sliced chicken gyro Served on a salad with grilled pita bread and yogurt sauce. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$13

Gyro Plate

Crispy sliced gyro Served on a salad with grilled pita bread and yogurt sauce. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$12

Baba Ghanoug

Topped with flavored ground beef and onions. Add a side salad for $3
$11

Grape Leaves, Chicken, & Humus

Grape Leaves, Chicken, & Humus. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$15

Mahamsa

Humus topped with spicy ground beef and onions. Add a side salad to your entree for $3
$11

Meat Combinations

Evelyn’s Combination

Chicken, Kafta, Shish
$19

Kafta and Shish

$12

Chicken and Shish

$18

Kafta and Chicken

$15

Side Orders

Mozzarella Sticks

$5

Onion Rings

$3

Cheese Fries

$4

Fries

$3

Desserts

Tartufo

$6

Love Cake

$6

Sampler Plate (6pcs)

$8

Baklava

$3

Beverages

Herbal Tea

$2.5

Coffee

$2.5

Lebanese Coffee

$3

Juices & Soda

$2.5

Sparkling Wine

Rose, Chateau Kefraya, Lebanon

$8 / $28

Rose, Massaya, Lebanon

$8 /$28

Moscato d’Asti, Villa Rosa, Italy

$9 /$30

Prosecco, Tavernello, Italy

$8 /$28

White Wine

Sauvignon Blanc, Hay Maker, New Zealand

$8 / $28

Pinot Grigio, Collegiata, Italy

$7 /$26

Chardonay, Julia James, California

$8 /$28

Blanc de Blanc, Chateau Kefraya, Lebanon

$8 /$28

Sauvignon Blanc, Cataldo, Italy

$8 / $28

Riesling, Two Princess, Germany

$9 /$30

Pinot Grigio, Corte Giara by Allegrini, Italy

$10 /$32

Chardonnay, Bogle Vineyards, California

$8 /$28

Blanc de Blanc, Ksara, Lebanon

$9 / $30

Blend, Ixsir Altitudes, Lebanon

$10 /$32

Blend, Massaya White, Lebanon

$8 /$28

House White

$6

Red Wine

Garnacha, La Maltida, Spain

$8 / $28

Albarino, Kentia, Italy

$8 /$28

Pinot Noir, Angeline, California

$9 /$30

Merlot, Seven Falls, Washington State

$9 /$30

Malbec, Trapiche, Argentina

$8 / $28

Tempranillo, Vega Rioja, Spain

$8 / $28

Shiraz, Butterfield Station, California

$8 / $28

Pinot Noir, Castle Rock, California

$9 / $30

Merlot, Finca Flichman, Argentina

$9 / $30

Malbec, Tilia, Argentina

$8 / $28

Cabernet Sauvignon, Les Allies, France

$9 / $30

Blend, Ksara Reserve du Convent, Lebanon

$10 / $32

Blend, Ixsir Altitudes, Lebanon

$10 / $32

Blend, Masaya Silver Selection, Lebanon

$10 / $32

Blend, Chateau Kefraya les Breteches, Lebanon

$9 / $30

House Red

$6

Cocktails

Elyx Martini

Fresh Mint, Cucumber, Elyx Vodka, Lime Juice, Prosecco
$9

Mango Mojito

Bacardi Rum, mango juice, fresh mint
$9

The Gypsy

Gin, St. Germain, Chartreuse, lime juice
$9

Euro Trip

Bombay Sapphire, Aperol, Pimms, fresh lime juice, tonic
$9

The Marilyn

3 Olives Strawberry, heavy cream, cranberry juice
$9

The Kentucky Dirty

Makers Mark, Peach Schnapps, ice tea
$9

La Gata

Ciroc Coconut, Canton Ginger Liqueur, pineapple juice
$9

Pomegranate Cosmo

Orange Vodka, Grand Mariner, lime juice, pomegranate juice
$9

Caipirinha

Cachaca rum, sugar, fresh limes
$9

Lemontini

Stoli Citrus, Grenadine, lemon juice, fresh mint
$9

Bellini Martini

Grey Goose l’Orange, Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, champagne float
$9

Key Lime Martini

Stoli Vanil, pineapple juice, lime juice
$9

Grand Margarita

Sauza, Cointreau, Grand Mariner, orange juice, fresh lime
$9

Tartini

Stoli Razberi, Chambord, raspberry puree fresh lime
$9

Sangria

white & red
$9

Beers

Heineken

Amstel Light

Peroni

Duvel

Chimay

Crispin Cider

Innis & Gunn Scottish Cask

Corona

Almaza Pilsner, Lebanon

Sierra Nevada

contact

We have been in business for over 20 years and among the top restaurants in New Brunswick.

Please let us know what is on your mind and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  We take table and events reservation, catering orders, deliveries request, suggestions, and love serving our community.

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