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Aug 24, 2007 05:25 PM

Need an amazing recommendation for near Randolph, NJ

Sunday, I'm going out for lunch with my mother in law, who lives near Randolph, NJ.

It's my pick (a birthday dinner), and I'm always on the lookout for either

1) Rare, authentic ethnic cuisine or
2) Just really good vegetarian/vegan food

I'm a regular in NYC Chinatown, little Korea, Russian Brooklyn, etc ...and the last thing I want is a plain ole' restaurant. (When in NJ, we usually end up at Long Valley Brewpub, which is nice...but just not what I'm looking for now.) Anyone have any great ideas?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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  1. That is a hard sell for such a small town, especially when you are used to places like Chinatown. You may want to try Rosie's Trattoria on Sussex Turnpike. You are sure to get an authentic Italian meal there, although you will have to check to see if they are open for lunch. There is also a Thai restaurant on route 10 west in Randolph. I have never been there, however, I hear that it is good. Cafe Shay's is also very good, they are unique cuisine, not vegetarian, however. There are also several terrific restaurants in the Morristown/Madison area as well. You can probably find more of what you are looking for out that way.

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    1. re: Chrissie95

      Dear Chrissie -

      Thanks for the recommendations - I actually used to go to school at Drew, in Madison. But that was looong before I was a chowhound, so I just don't know the culinary geography out there. (Back in college, I was strictly ramen noodles and Chef Boyardee unheated right out of a can...) I know, mea culpa...!