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Raisel Feb 8, 2007 11:28 AM

We have to be in Short Hills on Saturday. Would appreciate any recs for upscale Restaurants for Saturday evening. Can be in a nearby town.
Thanks in advance

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  1. NiKoLe1625 RE: Raisel Feb 8, 2007 12:47 PM

    Is there any type of food in particular that you would prefer? Is there anything you definitely DONT want?

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      Raisel RE: NiKoLe1625 Feb 8, 2007 01:10 PM

      we like all kinds of food, continental, or american

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      mc0218 RE: Raisel Feb 8, 2007 12:57 PM

      Summit - Roots Steakhouse
      Livingston - Striphouse
      W. Orange - The Manor, Highlawn Pavillion

      1. NiKoLe1625 RE: Raisel Feb 8, 2007 01:17 PM

        Okay, well givent htat you are pretty open ehre are some of my favorites. I'm from Livingston so im familiar with the area. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the Striphouse. Its not that good!
        Summit: The Huntley Tavern (upscale comfort food! SO good!)
        Livingston: Nero's Grill (they ahve everything...steak, seafood, great salads, etc..)
        West Caldwell: Trattoria Fresco (Best italian restaurant in the area, but might be a bit far)
        W. Orange: Highlawn Pavillion (Great views of Manhattan)

        If i think of some others ill definitely post them!

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          Raisel RE: NiKoLe1625 Feb 8, 2007 01:28 PM

          Thanks for the info.................We are going to the short hills mall and do not want to be too far from that area......................how far is summit from that location.
          After dinner we will be driving home to Tuxedo Park

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            NiKoLe1625 RE: Raisel Feb 8, 2007 01:48 PM

            Summit is VERY close. Probably 10-15 min (maybe not even). From the SH mall, just continue on Rt. 24 and you are there! THere are a lot of very good dining options in Summit! Its a great town!

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          Concetta RE: Raisel Feb 8, 2007 04:31 PM

          Serenade and Scalini Fedeli on main drag Chatham; both within 1 mi. of the mall.

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            jojobeans RE: Raisel Feb 9, 2007 04:10 AM

            i second Restaurant Serenade in Chatham. Google this and you can find their website. they have a very comprehensive site which includes directions, so you will get travel time (it is close). I have not been to Scalini Fedeli. There is also a very upscale restaurant in the Hilton at the short hills mall. I read a review about it last year and i sounded top notch. You will need reservations (hopefully not too late) i'm sure for all of these restaurants.

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              RGR RE: Raisel Feb 9, 2007 06:40 AM

              The closest upscale, fine dining restaurant to the Short Hills Mall is The Dining Room in the Short Hills Hilton. It's been ages since we had dinner there, but the food was excellent, and I have not heard any recent reports contradicting that. The room is clubby and very comfortable. There is a second, less formal, restaurant called The Terrace.


              Chatham is closer to the Mall than Summit. While the Summit exit is only a few minutes away, once you get off, you have to travel a little ways into the center of town to get to the restaurants. When you turn off to Chatham, no need to travel into the town center because Serenade and Scalini Fedeli are practically right there. S.F. is on 24 (left side of the road), and Serenade is a right turn off 24, in the Townsquare Mall.

              I'm not a fan of Serenade. Considering how expensive it is, I've never had a "Wow!" experience there. The food's good but not good enough, in my view, to warrant paying such a high tariff.

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                NiKoLe1625 RE: RGR Feb 9, 2007 08:46 AM

                i'm not really a fan of serenade either. scalini fedeli is a much better option!

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                  jfood RE: RGR Feb 9, 2007 08:52 AM

                  Don't need to get on the highway to get to Summit. Make a left out of the mall onto Rier Rd. Go to Morris Ave and make a left into Summit.

                  Chatham is make a left and take 124 into Chatham.

                  Chatham is a little closer but no biggie getting to Summit

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