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Brunch for Fathers Day!

sloane888 Jun 10, 2008 03:00 PM

I need help! I need a place to have brunch for 5 people on Sunday for Father's day.... Either in Morristown, Westfield, Livingston, Short Hills, Maplewood or Montclair (or surrounding areas). Thanks!

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    RGR Jun 10, 2008 08:18 PM

    The Terrace Restaurant at the Short Hills Hilton - http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/EWRSHHH-Hilton-Short-Hills-New-Jersey/dining.do;jsessionid=0137429074D2D4C2E9837A23D07A3752.etc42

    Verjus, in Maplewood - http://www.verjusrestaurant.com

    Epernay, in Montclair (lunch menu) - http://www.epernaynj.com

    6 Replies
    1. re: RGR
      HillJ Jun 11, 2008 05:58 PM

      Have you tried The Terrace @ Short Hills, RGR?
      If so, how did you find their brunch?

      1. re: HillJ
        bgut1 Jun 11, 2008 06:30 PM

        HillJ - I know you asked RGR for her opinion so please excuse me for responding. I have been to the brunch at the Short Hills Hilton on several occasions and enjoyed it immensely. IMHO its the best brunch in the state. Good Luck.

        1. re: bgut1
          HillJ Jun 12, 2008 04:47 AM

          bgut1, I recall recommending SH Terrace to RGR myself once or twice so when I saw her recommend it to the OP I was "hoping" she had taken a leap of faith.

          Both you & RGR provided me the same reply last time a brunch thread came up regarding SH Terrace.

          I happen to agree with you bgut1. I've enjoyed the SH brunch several times.

          1. re: HillJ
            RGR Jun 12, 2008 06:06 AM


            Note that I listed the restaurants in my first post without any comments. That's usually a clue that I've not tried them so am making suggestions rather than recommendations. There is a difference. The fact is, we haven't been to Verjus or Epernay for brunch/lunch either though we have had dinner at both but not recently (in Epernay's case, not since the change in ownership). .

            1. re: RGR
              HillJ Jun 12, 2008 07:23 AM

              Knowing suggestions were not based on personal experience at all three, not just Terrace, helps frame your post. I was looking for a fellow hounds personal brunch experience. Thank you.

        2. re: HillJ
          RGR Jun 11, 2008 08:06 PM


          No, We've never been to The Terrace, only to the now defunct Dining Room (which was, btw, wonderful). As I've mentioned previously on this board, we never do brunch in NJ, only in NYC. When we do it there, we don't order breakfast foods, only lunch dishes. And we never do buffets because I dislike them. When we dine out, I want to sit at a table and be served.

          Hey, bgut,

          I figured you'd jump in because I know you've been there and really like it.

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