• The pizza here has many fans, but Clifton’s is also known for huge, build-your-own calzones and great breadsticks. Live music nightly.
    893-3730
    cliftonspizza.com
  • Every day is Fat Tuesday at this energetic Clifton eatery, which specializes in the best of down-home Cajun grub. Well-known favorites are the drunken chicken and bumblebee stew. Morning people can get their New Orleans fix at breakfast on weekends.
    896-4046
    jgumbos.com
  • You’re treated like family at this Italian eatery owned by sisters Caitlind and Sarah DiFabio. The menu includes Italian pasta favorites (the marinara sauce is a family recipe) as well as an interpretation of the Hot Brown made with prosciutto, pasta and basil.
    891-0411
    difabios.com
  • With more than 130 bourbons in stock, this bistro explores its Kentucky roots and adds a French flair in its menu items. The atmosphere is dedicated to bourbon as well, with wax-dipped highball glasses serving as candleholders and historical photos of distilleries hanging on the walls.
    894-8838
    bourbonsbistro.com
  • This unpretentious place will appeal to people who love two things: meat and beer. They cook pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and salmon in a smoker out front and offer a nice beer selection. Don’t miss “Beerhalla,” the backyard filled with putt-putt, cornhole, and beer pong games.
    895-3223
    frankfortavenuebeerdepot.com
  • Inspired by the honky tonk culture that arose in Bakersfield, Caif.. in the 1950s, this upscale diner, located in a renovated fire station, offers a taste of classic American and Tex-Mex cuisines. Chicken-fried steak and catfish share menu space with empanadas and several varieties of chili.
    259-9540
    whiskeybythedrink.com
  • The Grape Leaf has a long list of Mediterranean-influenced breakfast and lunch dishes. Middle-Eastern favorites like hummus, baba ghanoush and spanakopita can be ordered a la carte.
    897-1774
    grapeleafonline.com
  • This Clifton-area eatery focuses on curries and features a light bite called yum woonsen, a glass-noodle salad crammed with ground chicken, shrimp, lime juice, chiles, shallots and cilantro.
    897-7682
  • This bakery makes more than elegantly sinful, richly sinful and just-plain-old sinful desserts. It offers desserts to fit a variety of diets including sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan. If sweets aren’t your thing, try the savory scones, quiches, and frittatas.
    899-2008
    sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com
  • This Clifton eatery features a sushi menu. alongside dishes like bulgoki. Try the ginger salad dressing or the tempura asparagus roll.
    894-9501