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Evelyn's Restaurant

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 entertainmentlarge Events, lunch, & dinner reservations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Customer reviews
Lucia O. - 6/1/2014
Lucia O. - 6/1/2014
"Delicious! Nice family owned business. We have been coming here for almost twenty years for the great food. I recommend the Maza Plate appetizer and the Shish Kebab entree or sandwich."
Diane L. - 5/31/2014
Diane L. - 5/31/2014
"Three of us went & split a bunch of apps so we could try numerous things...everything on the menu sounded fabulous. Couldn't say which was my favorite- they were all excellent as were the cocktails."
Melissa D. - 5/7/2014
Melissa D. - 5/7/2014
"I really like this place. It's a cute ambiance when you eat outside in nice weather. I can imagine a nice casual date. I suggest splitting a salad and an entree with a friend bc the portions are pretty large."
Recent News
  • indoor and outdoor bar with a wide selections of mixed drinks and beer

Join us at our super fabulous outdoor bar or inside dining area for Happy Hour, Monday thru Fridays, 4pm – 7pm. Enjoy $3 Miller Lites, Coors Lights, Bud Lights, and $4 well drinks. For additional specials, happy hour drinks and food, check our sister restaurant Barça City Cafe & Bar Also…here’s some cool historical info […]


Our backyard bar and dining area rocks!  We rock of course cause we’re awesome…but also from the amazing musicians and DJs that visit Evelyn’s backyard oasis. Our schedule fluctuates week-to-week, but you can generally expect to hear live acoustic acts or DJs spinning your favorite tunes Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Call ahead at 732.246.8792 to […]


Put together the best Mediterranean and Lebanese food on the planet with ‘The New Brunswick Oasis’ AKA our backyard bar, and you instantly have a stage for your next celebration. Whether you prefer our outdoor bar and dining area or our casual indoor atmosphere, we can support large company parties, birthday celebrations, family gatherings, or […]