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Good to Great Restaurants in & near Somerset NJ

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eatinman Aug 2, 2009 04:26 AM

Moving soon to Somerset and have always found this board to be a great guide to restaurants. Prefer ethnic food & byo's although we'll try any good to great restaurant at least once.
TIA

  1. ambrose Aug 4, 2009 05:09 AM

    Living in Somerset, you're not going to find many "good to great" restaurants in the town itself. Sophie's Bistro has already been mentioned and I agree that you should try this place. I personally love it.

    As for other places in Somerset, here's a thread that will help:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386821

    The good news, however, is that you won't be very far from some really good to great restaurants in New Brunswick (very close), Somerville, Princeton and other towns. These are too numerous to mention so I suggest you search the board. You might want to include South River, Hopewell, Highland Park and Flemington in those searches. I think you will turn up enough places to keep you chowing down for a year or two!

    When you do your searches, set the date to "past 5 years" rather than "past 12 months". And be aware that a few of the places you'll find have closed in the last couple of years.

    1. ambrose Aug 2, 2009 11:55 AM

      I have to ask the standard question. Are you moving to the town of Somerset, which is next door to New Brunswick, or to Somerset County? Makes a big difference! Let us know.

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      1. re: ambrose
        GraydonCarter Aug 3, 2009 01:22 PM

        Seems if you were in Somerset you'd just drive into New Brunswick where there are lots of places. Try Kairo Kafe and tell us about it.

        In Somerset, there is Sofie's Bistro. http://www.sophiesbistro.net

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          eatinman Aug 3, 2009 07:45 PM

          city of Somerset
          thanks!

        2. BeeZee Aug 2, 2009 11:45 AM

          Solid french bistro, not BYO but very reasonable wine selections... Sophie's Bistro
          www.sophiesbistro.net

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