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Your top 3 in New Jersey

sgschef May 2, 2007 10:24 AM

A dinner anywhere for my husband and me is what we are being given as a return for a big favor. So now what? What would your three top choices be in New Jersey for a special dinner/ Please don't include Rats or David Drakes. Thanks for the help!

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    rcript Apr 1, 2013 08:11 AM

    Daniel's Bistro By The Sea- Avon
    Buttered Biscuit- Bradley Beach
    Kelsey & Kim's- Atlantic City

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    1. re: rcript
      CatLadyJan Apr 1, 2013 01:37 PM

      Is the BB serving dinner these days - thought them to be only a breakfast and lunch cafe ?

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      lemarais Mar 31, 2013 12:11 PM

      3 West (Basking Ridge)

      Mediterraneo (Ridgewood)

      Rumba Cubana (North Bergen)

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        joonjoon Mar 29, 2013 11:05 AM

        If you're not paying...


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          ELA Apr 1, 2013 08:21 AM

          LOL...excellent choice...

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          ELA Mar 29, 2013 05:58 AM

          I'll stick with three that very local to me, although there are already several very good selections listed...

          Saddle River Inn

          St. Eve

          Cafe Panche

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            wizard2 Mar 29, 2013 04:50 AM

            Scalini Fedeli - Chatham
            (I know that the thread asked for 3.)

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              jracpa Mar 28, 2013 12:36 PM

              I would go with:

              Casa Guiseppe - Edison
              Tre Pianio - Princeton
              Il Villagio - Parsippany

              1. JustJake Mar 28, 2013 08:11 AM

                Do you want my 2007 best or my 2013?

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                  joonjoon Mar 29, 2013 11:05 AM

                  Lol just saw this is from 2007!!

                2. mcsheridan May 3, 2007 02:46 PM

                  Here are my top three -- one for each part of the state. :)

                  Tre Piani
                  120 Rockingham Row
                  Princeton, NJ
                  Don't let the shopping area setting fool you - this is a serious foodie place. Also marvelous wine list and attentive service, but a bit on the noisy side.

                  The Frog and The Peach
                  29 Dennis Street
                  New Brunswick
                  New Jersey 08901
                  Famous and justly so.

                  Il Capriccio
                  633 Rt. 10 East
                  Whippany, NJ 07981
                  Elegant setting, outrageous food.

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                    equinoise May 4, 2007 09:50 PM

                    Il Capriccio, I forgot about that place...amazing food. I went once and never made it back.

                    I agree with The Frog and the Peach also. A little less formal, more hip, but still great food and keen wine list is Marco and Pepe in Jersey City.

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                      LEOFONT Mar 28, 2013 09:38 AM

                      Your choice.....excellent food, small portions, big prices...
                      your choice

                    2. re: mcsheridan
                      mindyeats Mar 27, 2013 12:14 PM

                      I agree I have always had great meals at all three of those restaurants. I guess longevity is the key to consistency.

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                        coldbeer Mar 27, 2013 01:54 PM

                        This post is from 4 IPhones ago.

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                          ambrose Mar 27, 2013 03:18 PM


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                            Chemicalkinetics Mar 27, 2013 08:55 PM

                            Took a long while to understand. Good one.

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