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Hi This is for dinner tonight. Would love to try something unique - cuisine / setting / ambience without doing upscale.


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  1. Website: www.culinariane.com

    While I have not been here yet, many friends have and they absolutely rave! Good luck!

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    1. re: fletchphil

      Next Door, Aozora, Cuban Pete, an Ethiopian restaurant whose name currently escapes me....you have alot to work with. Good luck!

      Next Door
      556 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

      Cuban Petes
      428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

        1. CulinAriane, hands-down winner.

          Please give us a report on where you went!

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          1. re: menton1

            Culinariane and Blu are great, but the poster said he did not want upscale and I think of those restaurants as upscale. Where did the poster go?

            33 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

            1. re: scarlet knight

              Funny, the thing I love about Blu is that the food is upscale, but the place isn't necessarily. I recall being there one night last winter after a couple of days of snow, and there was a guy at the table next to us in jeans and a Giants sweatshirt.

              While I prefer to be a little more dressed than that, it's what I think is great about the restaurant--the food is upscale, but the vibe is casual!

              1. re: Curlz

                Lol, Curlz, jeans and sweatshirts proliferate at Broadway Shows and Lincoln Center concerts, so they are no reflection of upscale or casual. These are the times we live in. (I preferred when folks dressed better to suit the venue, though)