Between Manalapan and Philadelphia
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
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.....
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