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Bday Dinner for 2...near Livingston, NJ

sloane888 Sep 24, 2008 06:58 PM

Looking for special dinner with my husband to celebrate my 35th birthday. We live in Livingston, NJ so I would love to stay within 20-30 miles since we have a new baby and are leaving her with a sitter. Looking for Italian, New American or Eclectic. Anywhere you have tried recently that you cant wait to go back? Thanks in advance!

  1. Spiritchaser Sep 30, 2008 06:23 AM

    If you don't think Montclair is too far from Livingston I strongly recommend Culinariane http://www.culinariane.com. Wonderful food, wonderful service, great atmosphere, BYO.

    1. jansteph Sep 28, 2008 04:56 PM

      LuNello's is good. You might want to try Il Mondo Vechio in Madison. Food is good and it is BYOB so you can be sure to bring your husband's favorite wine

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        meb903 Sep 28, 2008 04:52 PM

        totally agree with lu nellos for a wonderful italian dinner. as a matterrof fact, we are going to dinner there this coming thursday. however, if you want a romantic place with a beautiful view and good food, try the highlawn pavillion in one of the oranges, i believe. it was voted most romantic this year in new jersey magazine and perhaps best for a special night as well. we enjoyed dinner at fascino in montclair, but would not go there for a birthday dinner.

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          LIV286 Sep 25, 2008 02:00 PM

          Agree with Lu Nello's. We've been going there for years and have always had great meals!. Might also want to consider Lorena's in Maplewood, CulinArianne or Fascino both in Montclair.

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            fourunder Sep 25, 2008 06:40 AM

            Consider LuNello's in Cedar Grove. It's approximately 10 miles from Livingston and a 15 minute drive....very easy to get to off of Route 23



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              bropaul Sep 25, 2008 06:05 AM

              For Italian, I have been trying to find a good excuse to go back to Fiorino in Summit. I also had a memorable meal recently at the Tabor Road Tavern roght off Rt 10. in Morris Plains. That would be New American.

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