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Monmouth County Rest. w/fireplace?

Searching for a restaurant to have a romantic lunch in front of a fireplace.

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  1. i hope someone answers, i've search for all central nj restaurants w/ fireplaces and have found only a few -- not in monmouth cnty, sorry. metuchen inn, metuchen/catherine lombardi $$$, nb/il pomodoro, somerville/stagehouse, scotch plains and then there's the new hope ones... I seem to remember a place in rumson but I think it closed.

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    1. re: nyebaby37

      I think I remember a fireplace in one of the rooms in the restaurant on 75 South Street in Freehold. It's now called, South Street Victorian.

      1. re: Pink Pepper

        I'm pretty certain that you are correct Pink Pepper. I really like the space at South Street Victorian, just never have been too pleased with the food. I also believe that they are open for lunch per the OP's request.

    2. check this site too, they have specific information as does opentable.com

      1. The Nauvoo Grill in Fair Haven has a nice room, Arts and Craft style with a fireplace that may fit your needs. If you are are looking for good food besides the atmosphere, however, you may be disappointed. Mediocre at best.

        1. Huddy's in Colts Neck(Rt.34) I believe has a fireplace. Food so-so.

          1. The Lake House in Loch Arbour has a nice fireplace but the food isn't that good.

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            1. re: SusieQQ

              http://www.ardore.com/ (sorry, forgot to add the site above). maybe too the colts neck inn?

            2. Acc. to the NJ Zagat, these restaurants in Monmouth County have fireplaces:

              Anne's Italian, Middletown
              Avenue, Long Branch
              Black Trumpet, Spring Lake
              The Cabin, Howell
              Christopher's Cafe, Colts Neck
              Inlet Cafe, Highlands
              McLoone's, Sea Bright
              Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
              Nauvoo Grill, Fair Haven (mentioned by BernieMSY)
              Neil's Original Oyster, Highlands
              Whispers, Spring Lake

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              1. re: RGR

                The new restaurant Undici in Rumson has a fireplace, more in the waiting area by the bar though. It is a great place for a glass of wine and some cured meats and cheese.

                1. re: RGR

                  Never heard of Christopher's Cafe before. A look at their website says they serve beakfast, lunch and dinner. Interesting.


                  1. re: tom porc


                    Christopher's Cafe is directly across the road from Delicious Orchards. Chris is a very talented chef, and he and his wife, who runs the dining room, are lovely people. During that time, I was in charge of arranging a dinner function for an organization I belonged to, and I hired Chris to cater it. He did a superb job! Shortly thereafter, he started serving dinner in the restaurant. Some members of the same organization did a small group dinner there and, again, the meal was splendid.

                    My husband and I used to go there for dinner occasionally. The menu remained fairly static, but the food was always wonderful.

                    A few years ago, Chris expanded into the space next door. I missed the previous coziness; however, more to the point, unfortunately, the dinner we had right after the expansion was very disappointing. We probably just hit it on a bad night, but we haven't been back since. The dinner menu on the website looks very enticing. I guess it's time for us to give it another try.

                2. I was going to add the Cabin on rt 33 but if romantic is what you are looking for you better pass.