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30th Bday Dinner for serious foodies...Daniel's Bistro, Bistro 44, Belford Bistro or Nicholas?

stack_c Feb 11, 2011 03:28 PM

Hi All
had mentioned something about this on the Daniel's Bistro thread but decided to start a new one...need to make reservations for a 30th bday dinner...4 people on a Sat night in late Feb. These people are serious foodies. Have been to Nicholas and Belford Bistro before...wanting to try something new...was thinking either Daniel's or Bistro 44 but don't want to be dissapointed with either food or service for this special dinner...also I can not find a recent menu for either of the latter 2 restaurants...Im looking for overall the best experience from starters to dessert. Thanks!

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Belford Bistro
870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

Bistro 44
44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

Daniel's Bistro
115 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

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  1. bgut1 RE: stack_c Feb 11, 2011 08:07 PM

    stack - Of the two you've never been, I would choose Bistro 44.

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    Bistro 44
    44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

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      Tapas52 RE: bgut1 Feb 11, 2011 09:46 PM

      +1 Bistro 44

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      Bistro 44
      44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

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        Angelina RE: Tapas52 Feb 12, 2011 06:13 AM

        Another count for Bistro 44!!! It is really great! You won't be disappointed!

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        Bistro 44
        44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

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          stack_c RE: Angelina Feb 16, 2011 12:51 PM

          WOW! Looks like Bistro 44 by a land slide! anyone know where I can get my hands on a more recent menu for Bistro 44....the website seems to be outdated....

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          Bistro 44
          44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

          1. re: stack_c
            Angelina RE: stack_c Feb 16, 2011 01:54 PM

            I would go there blind....this is how GREAT the food is!!! Have fun, it is definately a great place, and I also love how they know to space everything as well!

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              bgut1 RE: Angelina Feb 16, 2011 02:00 PM

              Agreed.

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                stack_c RE: bgut1 Feb 16, 2011 02:23 PM

                excellent! reservation made! Thanks everyone. Very excited...will report back

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      doggiedoc RE: stack_c Feb 16, 2011 04:09 PM

      I've been curious about Bistro 44 since I saw Chef Eric on Chopped. However, I tend to gravitate towards seafood for my entree and the online menu, albeit old, doesn't list any seafood main courses for dinner. Does anyone know if this is truly the case? Thanks!

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      Bistro 44
      44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

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        scrappyone RE: doggiedoc Feb 16, 2011 04:27 PM

        What, no love for Bay Ave Trattoria ?

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        Bay Ave Trattoria
        122 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732

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          bgut1 RE: scrappyone Feb 17, 2011 07:07 AM

          There is much love for BAT but it wasn't one of the three choices offered by the OP.

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            stack_c RE: bgut1 Feb 21, 2011 03:56 PM

            I too absolutely love BAT but one of our fellow diners really dislikes the ambiance...he cant get past the fact that the bathrooms are practically in the middle of the dining room...I however can easily get past that fact every time i have the duck!

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          bgut1 RE: doggiedoc Feb 17, 2011 07:05 AM

          I recall having enjoyed seafood entrees at B44. I would call the restaurant and confirm that they are on the menu or available as specials.

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            Quine RE: doggiedoc Feb 20, 2011 07:50 PM

            That episode now available on Hulu.com.

            http://www.hulu.com/watch/208251/chop...

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