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Jan 12, 2007 07:53 PM

Outing to Chester

Looking to travel up to Chester for a day. I'm definitely going to have brunch at Sally Lunn's (scones!) and I'm probably going to spend the day wandering around shops, maybe jaunt over to Easton to see a friend, maybe take a hike if the weather isn't deathly cold and I can find a nice spot. Is there a good place to go to for dinner though?

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  1. The Publick House on main street in chester has re-opened (i believe late last summer)under new ownership and renovations. i haven't tried it yet but am curious and will when i'm in the area. Cody Kendall of the Star Ledger wrote a review a few weeks ago (christmas weekend). you could probably find it on-line at
    If you do have dinner out in the area, would you post? would be interested in knowing more about what is out that way.

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    1. re: jojobeans

      Will do, but it may be a while before I get out there at this point.

      1. re: jojobeans

        Is the Publick House the restaurant that was attached to the old hotel? I was just lamenting the fact that it was gone with a co-worker (if it is indeed the same place). I had one of the best fish dishes I've had in a restaurant there.

      2. When we were in Chester a few of years ago, we had lunch at Toscana Trattoria. The food was delicious. It was during the summer, so we sat outside on the patio; however, I did take a peek inside, and the interior looked very nice. Presuming it's still there, definitely worth giving it a try.

        44 Main St.
        Phone: (908) 879-1887

        1. You might want to mention what state you are interested in, im the future, since the first Chester I think of is in Connecticut, and that is apparently not what people are replying about here.

          1. Chester is in NJ - hence the mention of the star ledger. Long Valley is not far from Chester - have you tried the long valley pub and brewery? The food is ok - but the brews are great and the atmosphere is really special.