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Any suggestions for good food and excellent service in SHREWSBURY, NJ?

holly monday Jan 9, 2007 01:59 AM


I'm looking for a local upscale but not too upscale (no chains) restaurant with excellent service.

I would like to give a gift certificate. Food type might be continental, American or Italian? Maybe a delicious steak house?

The zip code of the recepient is 07701

If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated.


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    OGguy Jan 9, 2007 07:05 PM

    I'm not sure there is anything upscale in Shrewsbury, but Fromagerie in Rumson and Anjelica's in Sea Bright are both very good and not far.....

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    1. re: OGguy
      tony liotti Feb 8, 2007 11:44 AM

      My money is on Anjelica's. We travel over an hour each way to partake. Staff is A-One, food is consistently top drawer.

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      holly monday Jan 10, 2007 02:51 PM

      Thanks for your suggestions. I'll try and look them up.

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        RGR Jan 10, 2007 03:11 PM

        Nicholas, in Middletown (adjacent to Shrewsbury), has similar pricing as Fromagerie but is far superior in every way. Sensational cuisine; polished, yet, cordial service; and stylish, very comfortable ambiance are what make it one of the best restaurants in the state.


        Le Fandy, in nearby Fair Haven, is another excellent option. While the surroundings are much more casual, service is friendly and efficient, and the cuisine is superb.


        Btw, in accordance with the way Chowhound admins have split NJ between two boards, your request actually belongs on the Mid-Atlantic board because Shrewsbury and surrounding towns are in central, not northern, NJ.

        1. fershore Feb 9, 2007 08:34 AM

          I've had several excellent meals at San Remo, a BYO Italian on Rt. 520 in Shrewsbury. http://www.sanremoitaliana.com/

          There's a liquor store across the street.

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            fblumberg Jun 26, 2007 07:48 AM

            It is upscale , but worth it!
            try the Shadowbrook.

            1. Densell Jun 26, 2007 11:37 AM

              I agree that San Remo is very good. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food and service were great
              My favorite is Piccolo Italia (sp?) in Ocean in Cobblestone Village. Blows Angelica's away in my opinion. Excellent food and good wine selections.
              Thyme Square in Red Bank on Broad street is also good. Hard to get into on a weekend though.

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