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French Bistro in Monmouth County?

rprdds Jul 17, 2011 10:28 AM

Is anybody aware of a french bistro restaurant restaurant in monmouth. The word bistro is so misused today, it's impossible to tell french from whatever.

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    quizkiddonniesmith Jul 21, 2011 11:23 AM

    Avenue is long branch is essentially french bistro fare served in a trying to hard, "hip" environment.

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      Spaetzle75 Jul 18, 2011 02:00 PM

      It is not in Monmouth county but really close. It is called Sophies' Bistro in Hamilton near Somerset.

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        JustJake Jul 19, 2011 10:35 AM

        you're right Spaetzle. That's as close as you'll get to true French bistro food from Monmouth County - crummy neighborhood, great food.

      2. toitoi Jul 17, 2011 12:50 PM

        I've not eaten here, but take a look at Bienvenue in Red Bank.


        1. seal Jul 17, 2011 12:10 PM

          The most "French" of any place worth eating at in Monmouth county is Le Fandy. I just had lunch there again last week and it is as good as ever. Besides, where else can you get Oeufs a la Neige for dessert? I love the halibut there.

          Le Fandy Restaurant
          609 River Rd, Fair Haven, NJ 07704

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            rprdds Jul 17, 2011 12:42 PM

            Thanks for the input. I checked the menu online. It's probably very good but the menu is not french except for a few appetizers.

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