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Nov 20, 2008 08:37 AM

The Bernards Inn?

Can anyone comment on this place? I have never been and I really want to try it, but before I schlep all the way here, I need some pros and/or cons.

Thanks so much!!

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  1. Yes! I love this place. We went about 2 years ago for Valentine's Day and I had a tasting menu and it was delicious. Most recently, we got my mother in law a gc for there as a thank you for our wedding and she said they

    "had the most wonderful dining experience at the Bernards Inn tonight! We both agreed it was the best ever. As impressed as I have been with it’s reputation, it far exceeded my expectations.

    So elegant. We loved the ambiance (we were in the little step-down dining room past the piano, near a window), the service, and the “cuisine.” Steve had Filet Mignon and I had roasted potato gnocchi with broccoli, sweet potato, cream corn. All was beautifully presented and the desserts were “divine.”

    Truly, a top-rate experience. We are spoiled now!

    It was a wonderful gift! Thank you so much."

    Hope this helps! I've been wanting to go back for some time now and this email kind of sealed it for me!

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    1. re: njeggy1

      wow!! You just sold me on the place!!! I can't wait to go! Thanks for the mouthwatering post!

    2. Hey, Angelina,

      We've had dinner once at The Bernards Inn. It goes back quite a ways, but I do recall it being a very pleasant experience. The chef at that time left several years ago. His replacement, the current executive chef, Corey Heyer, was previously chef de cuisine at Nicholas. I would hope that the ambiance has remained as I remember it: clubby, cozy, and comfy. I look forward to reading your report.

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      1. re: RGR

        Thanks, RGR! Is't is so sad we have to schelp to Somerset County for fine food???

        Since Monmouth County only has to offer me Chicken Parm, and Penne w/ vodka...(ha ha ha!! I could not resist!) I have to travel for my tastebuds!

        Once I go, I will post!