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One night in New Brunswick - where to eat?

RUNNERFEMME Oct 9, 2011 06:10 AM

I will be in New B for one night. I have looked on line. The Frog and the Peach? Catherine Lombardi? Clydz? Where would you suggest that a lone business traveler dine on a Monday night? Thanks for suggestions?

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Catherine Lombardi
3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The Frog and the Peach
29 Dennis St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Clydz
55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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    Jenalodeon RE: RUNNERFEMME Oct 9, 2011 06:16 AM

    Old Bay on Church Street. Great New Orleans style food.

    http://www.oldbayrest.com/

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    Church Street Cafe
    29 Church St, Paterson, NJ 07505

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      cke25 RE: RUNNERFEMME Oct 9, 2011 07:36 AM

      Steaks: http://www.steakhouse85.com/
      Italian: http://www.panicosrestaurant.com/
      Upscale: http://www.darylwinebar.com/
      The Frog is good.

      1. seal RE: RUNNERFEMME Oct 9, 2011 08:24 AM

        I have enoyed all the above recs, but have not been to Daryl's since the changeover and have no idea how it is now. Would also add Due Mari to the higher end list.

        But I have a night to eat in town next week and I am heading across the bridge to Pad Thai in Highland Park (about two miles maybe from the Hyatt). My second choice would be just a bit up Easton Ave to Noodle Gourmet. Neither place is high end, both are asian, and yet these are the two places that I yearn for.

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          RUNNERFEMME RE: seal Oct 9, 2011 11:43 AM

          Thanks much. I read about Daryl's and Due Mari. The Frog sounded a little less familiar to me, so I think I will try it. Plus, it's near where I am staying, so it makes for a convenient evening.

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          Due Mari
          78-80 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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            BigGeorge RE: RUNNERFEMME Oct 9, 2011 12:42 PM

            Daryl Win Bar has been closed for a while. It may open in the future under different owner. Due Mari is in my opinion the best in New Brunswick. Frog and Peach is ok, nice atmosphere and decent food, but has gone downhill over the years. Catherine Lombardi has good cocktails, but is basically an overpriced southern Italian restaurant, with arrogant management. Stage Left, same owners as Catherine Lombardi, also not the place to go.

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            Catherine Lombardi
            3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

            Stage Left
            5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

            Due Mari
            78 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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              bgut1 RE: BigGeorge Oct 9, 2011 07:05 PM

              +1 with BigGeorge's recommendations.

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                Nursemegg RE: BigGeorge Oct 11, 2011 11:51 AM

                another +1 on BigGeorge's recommendations. My second option would be Clydz.

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                Clydz
                55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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              JustJake RE: seal Oct 14, 2011 04:08 AM

              let me know how you liked Pad Thai.

              I'm visiting their sister restaurant in Piscataway (near Edison border) today which I feel is head & shoulders better - more indigenous peasant food is served at 4S (imho).

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                seal RE: JustJake Oct 14, 2011 12:24 PM

                I always like Pad Thai. It is one of my favorites and much more convenient than 4 seasons which I also like a lot.

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              chuck98 RE: RUNNERFEMME Oct 9, 2011 07:40 PM

              I've always liked Clydz. How often do you get the chance to eat antelope and wild boar cooked by someone with skills?

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              Clydz
              55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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