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Mar 17, 2008 05:16 AM

Urgent: ISO Easter Sunday Restaurant Suggestion near Rt. 202/78/287

Trying to get my family together for holidays can be as easy as getting the Michigan/Florida primaries resolved. My Mom who lives in Pennsylvania and my youngest sister who lives outside NYC are going to be alone for Easter dinner unless a happy compromise is found. I was thinking that there has to be some restaurants half way between their residences, perhaps somewhere near Raritan, Bridgewater, Somerville, Bound Brook (the area that lays between Rt. 202, I-78, and I-287. Can anyone help???

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  1. I'm afraid that on Easter Sunday your choices will be limited to Asian or other Ethnic. One suggestion I would have in this area is Origin in Somerville.

    1. They might already be full, but you might try Pierre's in Morristown. It's right off 287.

      1. What about Copeland, which is in the Westin hotel, also in Morristown, also RIGHT off of 287?

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        1. re: Curlz

          Both Pierre's (that would be my pick) and Copeland (convenient as mentioned just off 287) are good choices, and known for their buffets. You might also want to consider Rod's at the Madison Hotel in Morristown/Convent Station. They all have Easter Brunch menus.

        2. If you don't mind spending a little $$ you might check the Pluckemin Inn ( ). This is about as 202/78/287 as you can get! They don't specifically list an Easter dinner on their website for this year, but they did for *last* year, so perhaps they just haven't updated the site. From the site:

          April 8, 2007
          Easter Dinner
          Featuring three and four course tasting menus.
          Special Seatings 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

          You can look around Chowhounds for some reviews and you'll probably find them mostly positive. I've been there a few times and it's excellent! Don't forget to find out the price, though, as it is a fairly expensive place.

          I also just remembered that another good 202/78/287 meeting spot is Willy's Taverne ( ). According to the site, they do have Easter brunch and dinner. Food is decent (certainly no Pluckemin Inn), and much more reasonably priced.