advice on Fiorino, Martini, Huntley Taverne (Summit, NJ area)
I'm planning to buy a $100 gift certificate for my sister-in-law and her husband, who live in Springfield, NJ. They are a sophisticated, well-traveled middle-age couple, but their taste in food is fairly conservative. I want it to be a nice place, obviously, but Lorena's (Maplewood) may be a little too rarified for them, and too pricey for the amount I'm giving....
So I'm considering either Fiorino or Huntley Taverne (in Summit) or Martini Bistro (in Millburn).
I have not been to ANY of these places, mind you! So I would REALLY appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks, hounds.
I go to Martini Bistro somewhat regularly, as it's a good location for a number of friends to meet up...their martinis are excellent (as long as you don't go too sweet), and the food is decent, but I wouldn't call it 'special'...it's more than acceptable, though, and ranges from burgers and salads to full entrees. For $100 they could certainly have a full meal and drinks.
Fiorino is on my list to try; I have a few co-workers who live in/near Summit, and they simply rave about the place. These aren't necessarily folks who would be on CH or any other food board, but they do seem to know how to distinguish between good food and bad. Don't know if that's much help, but there you go!