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Dressed Up in Central Jersey

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: Heatherb

      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

      1. re: rush71

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

        1. re: MichelleM131

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

          AND have great food.

          1. re: RPMcMurphy

            Ditto to Nicholas and Rats

    2. Fromogerie in Rumson....or

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

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      1. re: Angelina

        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.

        1. re: nyebaby37

          And the view at Eagle Rock is wonderful.