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Msklapkin Sep 13, 2010 02:52 PM

We want to meet friends from Philly- Any suggestions on a place to meet halfway for dinner? Looking for good food

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    tom246 RE: Msklapkin Sep 13, 2010 05:20 PM

    Bordentown NJ is about the halfway point. Lots of restaurant options in town. A bit more upscale than the others is Oliver A Bistro which is very good.

    A frequest poster here, njfoodies lives in Bordentown and can give you some specific reports on the different restaurants. Hopefully, he will chime in.

    Oliver A Bistro
    218 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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      HillJ RE: Msklapkin Sep 13, 2010 05:28 PM

      Collingswood, NJ
      Amazing dining experience, cool vibe.

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        tom246 RE: HillJ Sep 13, 2010 05:54 PM

        Agree that Blackbird is awesome, one of our favorite in NJ. Problem is its 4 miles from Philly and 53 miles from Manalapan. Bit of a difference for those folks from Monmouth County but I still like the choice :)

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          HillJ RE: tom246 Sep 13, 2010 08:45 PM

          True, but sometimes a great place is worth the mileage...so I thought why not add it here.

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        KeithH RE: Msklapkin Sep 13, 2010 09:30 PM

        If you are considering Italian, I would recommend Coltello in Crosswicks, NJ (see mine and other reviews in another post about the restaurant). I pick this restaurant because the food was fantastic, reasonably priced, it is BYOB, and located almost smack dab in the middle of Philly and Manalapan. While the space is intimate and nice, it can be noisy on weekends, so that is another thing to consider.....

        1. JustJake RE: Msklapkin Sep 14, 2010 04:15 AM

          If you're meeting friends, why not consider Rats or the Lawrenceville Inn?

          Lawrenceville Inn
          2691 Main St, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

          1. Msklapkin RE: Msklapkin Oct 26, 2010 06:44 PM

            We ended up at Under the Moon in Bordentown and loved it. We had guacamole- the home made chips were great, then the baked brie- another treat
            For main course, 3 of us split the short ribs, meatloaf and risotto- Talk about comfort food! Yum- and we had left overs
            Of cousre, we had dessert-Tiramisu(the last piece) and banana cream pie.
            Along with 2 bottles of wine- it was a great evening and we will be back!
            thanks for the suggestions

            Under the Moon
            210 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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              tom246 RE: Msklapkin Oct 27, 2010 03:58 AM

              Under The Moon = a great choice. As you mention, comfort food at its best. Your post is a reminder to get back to UTM soon. Its been a few months which is far too long :)

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