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In Search of Classic Onion Soup

looking for the classic crock with rich broth with a taste of sherry with plenty of melted cheese.

You favorites please? A bar would be a plus!

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  1. No "classic" onion soup will have sherry in it. A classic onion soup will have some white wine or dry vermouth AND a touch of cognac. So if you're looking for a place that serves it with sherry, don't look anywhere that serves authentic French Onion Soup, because if it's authentic, it won't have sherry. ;)

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        I don't know about authentic but Sophie's Bistro has good onion soup, and a bar. It's in New Brunswick.

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        Sophie's Bistro
        700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873

        1. re: chuck98

          Yes, the onion soup at Sophie's is truly wonderful. Rob's Bistro in Madison also serves an excellent version. If a bar is a must, then Sophie's is the place to go. But be warned - the bar can get very crowded and noisy at times, to the point that conversation in the dining area becomes a problem. Rob's is BYO and quiet conversation is never a problem.

      2. The best french onion soup is at Arthur's Tavern in Morris Plains. A delicious soup to savor once you get through all the cheese melted on top.

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        Arthur's Tavern
        700 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

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        1. re: GrOlive

          Not sure if it's the same recipe but the Arthur's in New Brunswick has a pretty decent onion soup also. By no means French by anyone's interpretation but still very good.

        2. I love onion soup! My favorites in the Monmouth county area include The Pour House, Sallee Tee's and Salt Creek Grill.

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          Pour House
          640 Shrewsbury Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07701

          1. char steakhouse in raritan nj has a great one. homemade stock, nice crispy cheese top. have a good bar and for 6.95 one of the cheapest items on the menu.