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Dressed Up in Central Jersey

njchowgal Nov 19, 2009 05:22 PM

I would like recommendations for restaurants in Central Jersey where I can go dressed up (satin dress for me, suit for dh). Any cuisine is fine, but the food and the atmosphere must be un-fussy. Thanks!

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    Heatherb RE: njchowgal Nov 20, 2009 03:21 AM

    I always dress up when I go to Rat's. Something really nice about strolling the grounds at night in nice clothes:)

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      rush71 RE: Heatherb Nov 20, 2009 07:27 AM

      I would recommend Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank. Elegant and unfussy atmosphere and the food is delicious. Even the bar area is understated, but beautiful. We like to enjoy a glass of the house champagne at the bar before dinner. Here's a link to their website..... www.restaurantnicholas.com

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        MichelleM131 RE: rush71 Nov 20, 2009 08:35 AM

        I would second Nicholas. Favorite place to go when I want to get dressed up.

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          RPMcMurphy RE: MichelleM131 Nov 20, 2009 10:38 AM

          I third Nicholas. Was just there last week and it's the place to go to get dressed up....

          AND have great food.

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            gailelyson RE: RPMcMurphy Nov 21, 2009 02:50 AM

            Ditto to Nicholas and Rats

    2. Angelina RE: njchowgal Nov 21, 2009 07:28 AM

      Fromogerie in Rumson....or

      I only like the rooftop for cocktails is Avenue in Long Branch.

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        nyebaby37 RE: Angelina Nov 23, 2009 05:05 AM

        Highlawn Pavilion - not sure if this is out of the scope of CNJ, but they request jackets for men, and the ambiance suits it (no pun intended)... Love it there.

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          joonjoon RE: nyebaby37 Nov 24, 2009 09:41 AM

          And the view at Eagle Rock is wonderful.

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