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freshstart19 Dec 10, 2011 04:07 PM

Any suggestions for Chrisymas EVe dinner? Have never eaten out before. Looking for Metuchen, Edison or New Brunswick.

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    Applecheeks RE: freshstart19 Dec 11, 2011 08:04 PM

    My late husband and I once went out looking for dinner on Christmas Eve. No place was open. No diners, no restaurants and not even Mom and Pop places.

    1. ambrose RE: freshstart19 Dec 12, 2011 06:55 AM

      I know that LAST YEAR Catherine Lombardi in New Brunswick was open Christmas Eve. I do not know if they are open this year. Suggest you phone and ask.

      http://www.catherinelombardi.com/sle/cl/

      1. ambrose RE: freshstart19 Dec 14, 2011 05:26 PM

        It's outside the area you specified but I was just reading that Restaurant Nicholas is open on Christmas Eve. Nicholas is one of the premier restaurants in the state so you might want to think about going there.

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          freshstart19 RE: ambrose Dec 18, 2011 04:34 AM

          Thanks for the replies. A reservation opened up at the Metuchen Inn. It as mixed reviews but it's close to home and my mother has always wanted to try it.

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            ambrose RE: freshstart19 Dec 18, 2011 11:21 AM

            Freshstart19, you're probably aware that the Metuchen Inn was closed for almost a year following a fire in March, 2010. It reopened in February. After your dinner there, please let us know what you thought of it. I always liked the old Inn but, as you say, it had decidedly mixed reviews.

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              BigGeorge RE: ambrose Dec 18, 2011 07:42 PM

              I can say I never had a good meal at the Metuchen Inn after being dragged there on business or by friends. Why don't you try looking on open table.

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                freshstart19 RE: BigGeorge Dec 26, 2011 07:05 AM

                Well, my family did go for dinner at the Metuchen Inn on Christmas Eve. We had an early reservation. We liked the food, but the service was not wonderful. Nothing awful, but nothing remarkable either. We would go back because of the convenience for us and the food that we had was good. Only one person complained that their portion was on the small side, but that was for fish.

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