need a great (even pricey) restaurant between Wayne and New Brunswick
The Frog & the Peach is a fine suggestion.
I can't believe it's been a year since the last time we dined at Chez Catherine. Delicious food, excellent service, and lovely ambiance. Maryelizabeth is correct that they close for vacation this time of year. Definitely have to go back there after Labor Day.
We adore Lorena's, in Maplewood. Chef/owner Humberto Campos's food is superb; Lorena, George and the staff provide first rate service; and the small space has very charming decor. BYO.
New Brunswick -
The Frog and the Peach
Stage Left (feels overpriced to us, but my aunt and uncle swear by their chateaubriad for 2, if you're looking for steak)
Bernardsville (if you go between Wayne and NB via 287) -
The Bernards Inn
Le Petit Chateau
Westfield (if you take the parkway/22/527 route) -
Chez Catherine (it's been way too long, but I've got good, albeit fuzzy, memories)
Scotch Plains -