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Any Suggested Restaurants Approximately Halfway Between Clinton and Milburn

Forklaw Feb 22, 2011 07:35 PM

Looking for a good restaurant for dinner this Saturday night somewhere roughly midway between Clinton and Milburn. We are open to every kind of cuisine. Price range $15 - $25 entrees.

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    coldbeer RE: Forklaw Feb 23, 2011 04:33 AM

    Many choices...I'd try the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster, or perhaps Verve in Somerville.

    The Pluckemin Inn
    359 US Highway 202, Bedminster, NJ 07921

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    1. re: coldbeer
      Gastronomic RE: coldbeer Feb 23, 2011 05:15 AM

      Right off 78 at Exit 33 is the Red Oak Grill


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      Forklaw RE: Forklaw Feb 23, 2011 05:21 AM

      The Pluckemin Inn and Red Oak Grill are both great recommendations, but a little too pricey for this particular evening. Recommend anything a bit lower on the pay scale?

      1. ambrose RE: Forklaw Feb 23, 2011 12:44 PM

        There are some other restaurants off Exit 33 that you might consider, namely 3 West, Cafe Rustica, Origin Thai (an offshoot of the one in Somerville) and Narenj Persian Grill.

        If you don't mind driving an extra 5 minutes, you could drop down to Silk Road, an Afghan restaurant, in Warren.

        I have never been to Narenj but it's on my go-to list. Of the others, the last one I went to was Cafe Rustica, about a year ago, and it was just OK. We had had a really wonderful meal there only months before but the second visit didn't match the first.


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          menton1 RE: ambrose Feb 23, 2011 02:08 PM

          +1 on 3 West, Basking Ridge. Easy on, easy off 287-78. Beautiful environment, wonderful food, reasonable prices. Love the place. Fabulous fireplace, breathtaking design.

          3 West
          665 Martinsville Rd Ste 101, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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            Forklaw RE: menton1 Feb 23, 2011 10:52 PM

            Thanks. These are great suggestions.

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          edh1713 RE: Forklaw Feb 25, 2011 06:41 AM

          A second Origin Thai in Basking Ridge and Silk Road in Warren. Both are really wonderful with Silk Road edging out Origin Thai a little bit just based on the friendlier, warmer service.

          Silk Road
          41 Mountain Blvd B3, Warren, NJ 07059

          Origin Thai
          25 Division St, Somerville, NJ 08876

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            Forklaw RE: edh1713 Feb 26, 2011 06:17 AM

            Thanks to everyone for recommendations. Did not realize Exit 33 has so many interesting places. Other couple wants to go to Cafe Rustica, but the other recs, expecially Silk Road, Narenj, and 3 West will be on my list for future nights out.

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            bropaul RE: Forklaw Feb 27, 2011 03:07 PM

            I'd be interested in hearing where you ended up and what you thought.

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