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Jul 27, 2010 12:32 PM

Pick one restaurant...

Dear all NJ Board readers:

If you could only eat at one New Jersey restaurant for the rest of your lives, which restaurant would you pick? Me personally, I would choose Clydz in New Brunswick. Why? First, great cocktail list. Second, the game burger on the bar menu is phenomenal. Third, they have an otherwise good menu with selections that will satisfy your hunger. That's all I could ask for in a restaurant. It would keep me satisfied for life.

55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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  1. The Orange Squirrel. Frank is a genius.

    1. That's a very interesting question. I'd have to say The Office, in Ridgewood, because their burgers are always amazingly prepared and taste great. Second, if I ever get tired of their burgers, the variety of other foods they have is really diverse. Plus, an added bonus is that the decor is pretty cool. I really would be set for life.

      1. A pretty tough question because the human animal needs variety and contrast to really appreciate anything. Eating at the same place day after day would diminish even the greatest of places. It's why the guy in the ice cream parlor never eats ice cream...

        The 5 favorite restaurants might be a better idea...

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        1. re: menton1

          Ah, but some place like the Blue Bottle Cafe, which changes its menu seasonally, would likely be fine by those criteria. It's also pretty healthy. I'd have to pick that though only if someone else was picking up the tab:)

          Otherwise I'd choose Mastori's Diner - ok, a lot of the food's not very good, but there's a lot to choose from, and it's fairly affordable. Plus, they'll customize something within reason.

          But it does sound kind of like culinary purgatory - eternity with only one restaurant to choose from:P

          Blue Bottle Cafe
          101 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525

              1. re: menton1

                Dude, it's a really big diner. I could eat in a separate wing every night of the week and feel like it was a new restaurant each time:) I could probably set up camp in there and no one would notice.

                If I'm going highbrow, Blue Bottle Cafe all the way. But if I'm going low brow, at least I can mix things up a bit at Mastori's. Their dessert menu is like a small novel. Granted, I'd be the size of a small house:)

                1. re: Heatherb

                  Separate wings, ahhhh. OK. Very nice...

            1. re: menton1

              "The 5 favorite restaurants might be a better idea..."

              That's all very well and good, but the OP asked for ONE restaurant...that's what makes the question so difficult to answer and in turn, provokes thought and debate. :)

            2. Thought about it - can't pick one. I am spoiled by living in NJ, and am able to 'feed' any craving I have: ethnic, spicy, comfort, fried, upscale, artisan, farm to table, etc. So, instead of picking one restaurant, I will pick one state (NJ) to live in for the rest of my life.

              1. Pad Thai in Highland Park.