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Help Looking for Good Food in Manalapan / Marlboro Area

capt14k Aug 17, 2011 03:03 PM

So tired of Italian, Chinese, or Fast Food looking for an alternative in Manalapan / Marlboro Area. Can anyone please recommend a restraunt doesnt matter if its take out or fine dining that serves good quality food that is not Italian or Chinese. Would love to hear about a good Seafood, Cajun, French, or Tapas Restraunt in the area or within a reasonable distance to grab a bite to eat on the way home or to be able to run out to when we dont feel like cooking. Hopefully there are some out there I havent been able to find any yet.

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    RGR RE: capt14k Aug 17, 2011 11:12 PM

    It sounds as though you are new to the Marlboro/Manalapan area. Fine dining? LOL! French, seafood, cajun or tapas? Dream on!

    However, there is one ray of culinary sunshine: Shirin Cafe, in the Design Center, in Manalapan. It's run by a lovely Russian couple who serve delicious Uzbek cuisine.

    Shirin photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...


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      charmel RE: RGR Aug 18, 2011 09:32 PM

      Good food in Marlboro/Manalapan is somewhat of an oxymoron! Sorry.

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        equal_Mark RE: RGR Aug 19, 2011 08:20 AM

        ++1 for Shirin!

        Discussion here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/621249

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        rikk RE: capt14k Sep 2, 2011 06:57 PM

        I like Little Saigon on Route 9..... it's not chinese, but....
        I agree with the others - not much in marlboro/matawan area. We moved to the State 3 years ago, and are still trying to find a good place to go to regularly.... we typically drive down to Asbury Park, Red Bank, etc for something a bit different. But if you are interested and aware, the new diner just reopened after the fire last year (was it?) Yummy!

        Little Saigon
        19 Elm St, Montclair, NJ 07042

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