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foodyum Aug 20, 2010 10:08 AM

Which do you recommend for an out-in-the-country destination meal? Is there another, better option?

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    RPMcMurphy Aug 20, 2010 11:23 AM

    I had a very bad experience at Rat's recently, I believe I posted it on here. Even if it was 'good' I'd recommend other places over it for sure and I'm sure everyone else will have the same feelings..

    90 acres, I've actually never been, but there are some credible reviews I've read on here that our outstanding. it's on my list to try.

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    1. re: RPMcMurphy
      bgut1 Aug 20, 2010 12:34 PM

      Although a little bit of a drive, you might want to consider Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York.
      http://bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hil...

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        RPMcMurphy Aug 20, 2010 01:06 PM

        I'd recommend that too. and show up an hour early to tour the grounds.

        Fantastic experience...

      2. re: RPMcMurphy
        Foody4life Aug 20, 2010 05:25 PM

        Have to agree with RPM. The only reason to go to Rat's would be to include a tour of the adjacent sculpture park or the novelty of dining at a Top Chef contestant location. Other, than that, the food since the Starr organization takeover is not the best NJ has to offer and the location would not be thought of as out-in-the-country. Rather in an industrial park in the middle of the Hamilton section of Trenton.

        More in-the-country oriented would be Blue Hill mentioned by bgut1 or 90 Acres.

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          foodyum Aug 21, 2010 09:44 AM

          thanks all.

      3. ambrose Aug 21, 2010 03:09 PM

        I'm a little late to the party but if the choice is between Rat's and Ninety Acres then Ninety Acres wins hands down. And, as Foody4life notes, Rat's is hardly out in the country.

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