Monmouth County Rest. w/fireplace?
Searching for a restaurant to have a romantic lunch in front of a fireplace.
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.
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.
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
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.
I was going to add the Cabin on rt 33 but if romantic is what you are looking for you better pass.