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North NJ - Good resturant to sit and talk?

nitehawk Jan 13, 2010 07:27 AM

I've been lurking for a looong time, and had a question come up. For a friend's Birthday, she has requested a "quiet dinner" at someplace that could be considered an "experience". "Sitting on pillows would be a def plus". Her example was Melting Pot (obviously, no pillows there).

I'd like to shoot for someplace a bit nicer. Any ideas? Pref in North NJ, but in the City ideas are always welcomed!


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    taylor04 RE: nitehawk Jan 14, 2010 07:03 AM

    I'm not sure how quiet it will be but Chakra in Paramus is pretty good. And if you get a "booth" they're sort of like big comfy couches.

    1. menton1 RE: nitehawk Jan 14, 2010 07:36 AM

      Harvest Bistro in Closter is a favorite of mine with a warm inviting spacious room and low sound, but... Could you possibly give some more criteria, there are scores of restaurants that you could do a "quiet dinner" at.

      1. Bosmer RE: nitehawk Jan 15, 2010 09:26 AM

        Chakra and Harvest Bistro are both very nice looking restaurants but both are very noisy and the quality of food is fair at best.

        For a quiet, comfortable place that could be considered an experience I would go to Cafe Matisse in Rutherford.

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          NJfoodLover RE: nitehawk Jan 15, 2010 10:02 AM

          For Greek, Axia in Tenefly is wonderful and has a great atmosphere.
          Oceanos in Fairlwn is great for Seafood
          We had a really nice dining experience at the Stable in Ridgewood. It has full meat heavy menu or you can do the Rodizio where they keep coming around with different types of meat. It is BYOB too which is nice.

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