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Good restaurantes in Rahway/Carteret/Port Reading Area??

fact81 Jun 24, 2009 03:03 PM

Hey kids,

Looking to find a nice restaurante to take a date in the Rahway/Carteret/Port Reading Area? Doesnt matter much to me if its Italian or French etc etc, just would like some help!

Thanx much!

Rob H

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    MattInNJ RE: fact81 Jun 26, 2009 07:26 AM

    David Drake in Rahway is one of my favorite places to dine when money is not really an issue. The three course prix fixe menu for around $50 is very reasonable. They also have tasting menus as well


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      queeks RE: fact81 Jul 5, 2009 05:40 PM

      Ditto, David Drake. Romantic, wonderful cuisine.

      A little lower end, Flynn's Tavern for Irish, around the corner or for an after dinner drink.

      1. shabbystorm RE: fact81 Jul 11, 2009 06:48 AM

        Has anyone on the Midatlantic Board tried El Bodegon in Rahway NJ recently?

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          Angelina RE: shabbystorm Jul 11, 2009 07:06 AM

          WOW! I have not been to El Bodegon in about 15 years!! I went on a date there, can't remember anything about the food, just remember my hottie date...hee hee.

          Interesting to see if the place has good food.

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            shabbystorm RE: Angelina Jul 11, 2009 07:09 AM

            Youre funny. :)
            The reason I posted was that someone on Tri State said this is better than Ria Mar in South River?!? Everyone local LOVES Ria Mar, my curiosity set in, hence the post. Guess it has to go on the list.

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            GraydonCarter RE: shabbystorm Jan 24, 2011 11:48 AM

            Patria Lounge & Restaurant has opened in the former El Bodegon location, offering Latin cuisine (732-943-7531).

            Patria Lounge & Restaurant
            169 W Main St, Rahway, NJ 07065

          3. Angelina RE: fact81 Jul 11, 2009 07:01 AM

            You are asking the impossible, but as others have mentioned....David Drake all the way!!

            (Forget about Carteret and Port Reading, unless you want to take your date to Burger Express....hee hee!!!) Burger Express is probably 4 star dining compared to absolutely nothing else in that area.

            David Drake is fabulous! Have a great time!!

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              nyebaby37 RE: fact81 Jul 11, 2009 02:06 PM

              live in woodbridge, and found these to be the best restaurants in area; consistent with good to very good food, ditto on service, sometimes pricey, all great for dates. personally ddrakes menu is too eclectic for me. the following are rather "traditional".

              1) Il Castello, Main St Woodbridge (also has outside seating weather permitting)
              2) Trattoria Venezia, Main St Woodbridge
              3) Little Spain, New Bruns Ave, Fords
              4) Luciano's, Rahway
              5) Amici III, Linden

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                GraydonCarter RE: nyebaby37 Jul 16, 2009 02:40 PM

                I know it's a chain, and there are so many other choices, but while we're listing Woodbridge restaurants, the Bonefish Grill in Woodbridge really isn't bad.

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                  shabbystorm RE: GraydonCarter Jul 16, 2009 02:51 PM

                  Brave you are.

                  joking aside - Did enjoy my Edamame and Corn Succotash at Bonefish

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                gudeatz RE: fact81 Jul 17, 2009 09:47 AM

                Mulberry St.-Rahway Ave-Woodbridge, neighborhood Italian with the usual veal, beef and pasta, prepared many ways...Lasagne special deep and tight ,large serving. Full bar, servers are a plus...Ample parking...Enjoy

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