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Special (and challenging) request, Pompton Plains area

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Not sure if this exists, but here goes...

I'm taking my parents to look at an assisted living place in Pompton Plains, NJ. I don't know the area at all. They want to see the surrounding area in addition to the facility itself, and I would be thrilled if there was some charming place I could take them for lunch to help them feel at ease with the whole transition. If they like the area, they will be a lot more comfortable with the idea of moving there. My father likes to feel like a local, if that helps.

So, cute lunch place, preferably in non-strip mall area? I don't want to go too far, but if it's within 10 minutes or so, that could fit the bill.

To further complicate things, a broad-ish menu would be appreciated- they have some fairly stringent food intolerances. But, anywhere with a good lunch salad would be great.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Call the front desk of the assisted living place- the person answering the phones is probably a local and can give you some great suggestions. I live about 20 minutes away, yet can't think of a smallish place. But there are lots of little restaurants in the area. I'm not sure where you are from, but there quite a few assisted living places in Paramus, NJ (bergen County) about 20 minutes from there.

    1. So where did you eat with your parents in Pompton Plains and how was it? My mother is moving there at the end of October and I'll be looking for teen friendly places as well as just decent adult eating places. Any input from you or anyone else re eating places in Pompton Plains would be welcome. troyfamily

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      1. re: troyfamily

        One place in Pompton Plains is Gilly's. Here is a web site with the menu.
        http://www.ardore.com/listing.asp?r=g...

        Rupperts is right across from that assisted living place on route 23 Riverdale.

        Nearby in Bloomingdale, I enjoy Bela Sera. Nearby in Kinnelon, Piccolos.