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jasmine Jul 12, 2010 07:52 AM

Hi. Some friends and I are looking for new places to try in Westfield. While we like most foods, we're looking for places that offer lighter entrees (given the heat) - fish, chicken, maybe pasta? Entrees should be in the $25 or so range. Thanks!

  1. menton1 Jul 27, 2010 03:31 AM

    Anyone else been to Freshwaters? Really a great place, under the radar.

    1. menton1 Jul 13, 2010 08:42 AM

      For a town like Westfield, upscale, nice downtown area, very Ridgewood-like, there is a surprising dearth of good restaurants. Chez Catherine is a bit past its prime, a little stuffy and overpriced IMHO. Mojave and Isabella's (same mgmt) are both uneven, a pot-luck as to whether you will hit them on a "good day". Acquaviva-- ordinary red sauce place, big prices, Theresa's, really really ordinary red sauce place, ugh.

      Actually, the best place in the area is actually in Plainfield/Fanwood on South Avenue. Freshwaters, a wonderful place run with great care and precision by a home-grown couple. Carolina-Southern, family-run, great ambience, great original food, freshest ingredients, a wonderful place to go, beats anything in Westfield by MILES! A well-established restaurant, same location for 14 years.

      http://www.myfreshwaters.com/home.aspx

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        sgschef Jul 15, 2010 08:19 AM

        We really love Limani, a seafood restaurant on North Ave close to the train station. Beautifully prepared fish and creative seafood dishes. ALways have Maine long necked steamers available. The owner is very accomodating.

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          dragonguy Jul 27, 2010 12:35 AM

          Second Limani. Hands down the freshest seafood in a restaurant. I have been consistently satisfied with all and every fish.

      2. Angelina Jul 12, 2010 02:40 PM

        I really like Mojave Grill on Elm Street. I love the shrimp quesadillas. Sooo good! :) As is everything in the place. I like their salads, too. Always fresh avacado.

        Enjoy!

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          albinoni Jul 12, 2010 11:37 AM

          Boulevard Bistro, a BYO on South Ave opp. the station, has become a regular spot for us. Most entrees in the $16-20 range.

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          Boulevard Bistro
          301 South Ave W, Westfield, NJ 07090

          1. ambrose Jul 12, 2010 10:45 AM

            The following thread should give you several ideas. Not all the places discussed are in Westfield but they are nearby:

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6840...

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              coldbeer Jul 12, 2010 10:19 AM

              Give Chez Catherine a try...one of the top 25 say NJ Monthly.

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              Chez Catherine
              431 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090

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                basil4me Jul 12, 2010 09:53 AM

                Theresa's has very good food, but the service is hit or miss. The pasta dishes are wonderful and they have very interesting appetizers. The polenta with sausage is great. If you prefer Sushi, try Nagoya Japanese Restaurant on North Avenue, you will not be disappointed. The Thai Grill is also very good and they have outdoor seating. Enjoy!

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                Nagoya Japanese Restaurant
                278 North Ave E, Westfield, NJ 07090

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