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Shug5K Aug 1, 2011 03:11 PM

I am heading into New Jersey for a really short time, can't make it up to NYC anyone suggest anything food or pub near the Summerset/Bridewater area?


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    dragonguy Nov 26, 2011 12:30 PM

    Verve isso farmy fav rest in nj...

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      joonjoon Aug 2, 2011 02:10 PM

      I don't know how far you're willing to go, but this thread covered a ton of eats in the edison/new brunswick area, which is pretty close to where you will be:


      1. Foody4life Aug 2, 2011 05:18 AM

        Going upscale, The Pluckemin Inn is excellent. If you're dining solo, their tavern room & menu is a great place for a well prepared cocktail and great food.


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

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        1. re: Foody4life
          coldsolderjoint Aug 2, 2011 06:37 AM

          The Chimney Rock in has good food and Pizza and is like a pub kind of atmosphere.

          Manville BBQ is a little take out joint, but has awesome food. It's Uraguian BBQ, similar to Portuguese.

        2. menton1 Aug 1, 2011 04:58 PM

          Sophie's Bistro, Somerset. One of the best places to dine at in this area.


          I know you didn't go on CH to get recs for Chains!

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

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          1. re: menton1
            JustJake Aug 2, 2011 09:26 AM

            Thank you Menton. I cringed when I saw the chain recs. I mean, aren't they everywhere? Like your Sophie's recommendation as well as Gastro's Origin and Shumi. They are the very very best in the immediate Bridgewater/Somerset area (being 10 minutes of less for the most part).

            Then there's New Brunswick and the wonderful Italian that is Du Marie, or the New American, Stage Left, etc.

            Stage Left
            5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

            Shumi Restaurant
            30 S. Doughty Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876

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            Gastronomic Aug 1, 2011 03:29 PM

            Thai Kitchen - North Bridge Street - Bridgewater
            Verve - Main Street - Somerville (Eclectic American)
            Origin Thai - Division Street - Somerville
            Martino's - Main Street - Somerville ( Casual Cuban)
            Shumi - S. Doughty Ave - Somerville (Excellent Sushi)

            A plethora of chains:
            Buffalo Wild Wings
            McCormick & Schmick's
            Cheesecake Factory

            That should get you started.

            Origin Thai
            25 Division St, Somerville, NJ 08876

            Thai Kitchen
            1351 Prince Rodgers Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

            Shumi Restaurant
            30 S. Doughty Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876

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