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Restaurants near Morris Museum in Morristown

PamelaNJ May 15, 2011 10:47 AM

Does anyone know of a restaurant near the Morris Museum for a late dinner? We may have 12+ people attending and require parking. Would like something that is casual but adult oriented. It could be in a nearby town. I have looked into The Bamboo Grille in Basking Ridge. Does anyone have others to add. Many thanks! Pam

Bamboo Grille
185 Madisonville Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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    rruben1 May 15, 2011 07:18 PM

    You have a lot of choices. Broccolini, in Madison can serve up a fine meal. Il Mondo Vecchio and L'Allegria, as well, but only the latter has decent parking. In Florham Park, China Chalet is one of the best Chinese restaurants in North Jersey, for my money. Nonna's is crowded, noisy, and not fine cuisine, but the food is more than acceptable.

    In Morristown, itself, parking can be dicey. The Asian restaurant in the Headquarters is quite good, and there is interior parking. Good luck!

    China Chalet
    184 Columbia Tpke, Florham Park, NJ 07932

    Il Mondo Vecchio
    72 Main St Ste 1, Madison, NJ 07940

    7-11 Prospect Street, Madison, NJ 07940

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    1. re: rruben1
      jcmods Jul 5, 2011 03:03 PM

      China Chalet is maybe the best Chinese food I have ever eaten in my life. Love the duck and spicy cabbage spring roll that they make at your table as an appetizer. We also had some type of beef and whole fish smothered in that spicy chili sauce. Making me very hungry.

      China Chalet
      184 Columbia Tpke, Florham Park, NJ 07932

      1. re: jcmods
        bropaul Jul 5, 2011 04:36 PM

        Really? I ate there once and don't remember it being that much better than a large number of other Chinese places in the area. Maybe I'll have to give it another try.

        1. re: bropaul
          jcmods Jul 6, 2011 06:30 AM

          The Szechuan dishes are the thing to get. Definitely not suburban chinese.

    2. menton1 May 15, 2011 09:45 PM

      Bamboo Grille is kinda yukky and Charlie-Brown-like, IMO. Head the same distance in the other direction to the wonderful Tabor Road Tavern, on Rte 10 in Morris Plains. Physically gorgeous, with great service and a well thought-out, diverse New American menu.


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        bropaul May 16, 2011 04:11 AM

        Morristown has a wealth of ethnic restaurants, most are BYO's. How late is late? Parking improves as the evening wears on. Madison also has a great variety, again, many are BYO's.

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          coldbeer May 16, 2011 06:34 AM

          If you want to go a little higher end, your best bet is Copland's at the Westin Hotel in Morristown. Plenty of parking, no problem accomodating your size, kitchen open late, and one of the best hamburgers in the state. Also close to the museum.

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            PamelaNJ May 16, 2011 06:32 PM

            Thank you all for your restaurant suggestions. . We will probably not leave the Morris Museum until 9 PM. and will most likely have to go to a casual place. I was looking at George & Martha's American Grill in Morristown. Does anyone know anything about this restaurant?

            American Grill
            506 US Highway 46, Garfield, NJ 07026

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            1. re: PamelaNJ
              bropaul May 17, 2011 05:01 AM

              I haven't been in a while. I went a few times when it first opened and was always disappointed. I haven't heard that things have changed much.

              1. re: PamelaNJ
                coldbeer May 17, 2011 06:40 AM

                It's just OK...the bar scene gets kicking Thursday through Saturday, but the dining room is separated by a door and glass walls, so the noise isn't too bad. As far as food, put it a notch above Charlie Brown's. The burger @ Coplands is $16.00, and the bar menu has other reasonably priced options...worth a peek.

                Charlie Browns
                443 S Main St, Forked River, NJ 08731

              2. menton1 Jul 6, 2011 11:02 AM

                Where did you wind up at, Pamelanj?

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                1. re: menton1
                  PamelaNJ Jul 6, 2011 06:54 PM

                  We went to the newly opened GK's Red Dog. I will try it again now that they've had some time to work on the details of handling a large group. The free parking was a bonus.
                  I wanted to try Coplands but some in our party were casually dressed.
                  Thank you all again for your imput.

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