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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.

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  1. 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

      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..

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

      1. re: JustJake

        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

          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.

    2. 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'.

      1. 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

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

        2. 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.