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Suggestion for Lunch in Franklin NJ

elmdt1229 Sep 30, 2011 08:47 AM

I am treating my sister and her daughter-in-law to lunch for the DIL's birthday. I am looking for a nice restaurant in Franklin NJ for lunch - not worried about price. I don't know DIL's food preferences so would probably prefer standard American fare or Italian. Thanks.

  1. ambrose Oct 2, 2011 02:40 PM

    As menton1 has pointed out, Sparta isn't far away. I would head for Alice's Restaurant. If the weather is nice, you may still be able to sit outside. Great view.

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      Picnicchef Oct 2, 2011 11:10 AM

      There is not too much going on in that neighborhood (it's en route to my lake house) However, in Lafayette there are some cute little spots near the antique center.

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      1. re: Picnicchef
        elmdt1229 Oct 2, 2011 02:05 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions. I am sure one of them will work for us.

      2. menton1 Oct 2, 2011 09:37 AM

        About the only thing that Franklin is distinguished for is that it has the last Starbucks before the Poconos! :)

        Next town, Hamburg, has the Irish Pub, but better would be to go 8 miles to Sparta area with more choices:

        Mohawk House, Homestead, Tanti Baci, Casa Mia, and Kroghs.

        P.S. The "Franklin" in Somerset is always called "Franklin Township". "Franklin" always refers to the town in Sussex. Just sayin'.

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          Mr. Bingley Sep 30, 2011 10:28 AM

          The Franklin in Sussex Co. or the Franklin in Somerset Co. or the Franklin in Warren Co.? :)

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          1. re: Mr. Bingley
            JustJake Sep 30, 2011 10:52 AM

            I'll take the Somerset possibility. Recommend Girasole, an Italian up on Rte. 28 (Union Ave) in Bound Brook right across the street from Effinger's Sporting Goods. VG, recommend a reservation and it's a BYO, so rock out with a fine Barolo or your favorite Super Tuscan.

            Sophie's Bistro (yes, I know it's French) down on Hamilton in North Brunswick (just over the Somerset border) is also excellent..

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

            1. re: JustJake
              elmdt1229 Oct 1, 2011 03:46 PM

              I am sorry I wasn't sure where Franklin NJ was located but I have been told it is in Sussex County. French would be good, too.

              1. re: elmdt1229
                Mr. Bingley Oct 1, 2011 07:05 PM

                Don't be sorry! Our NJ is just a funny state with at least 3 towns with the same name!

                For the Sussex Franklin maybe you want to try one of the restaurants at the <a href="http://www.crystalgolfresort.com/Abou... Springs</a> golf resort nearby? That may be the best, although probably very over priced, option.

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