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Belgian Restaurants in Central NJ

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soulfire25 Jan 2, 2012 11:32 AM

Just went to Monk's in Philadelphia and loved it. Are there any good Belgian taverns/restaurants a little closer to me in Central Jersey?

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    Rich D. Jan 5, 2012 10:20 AM

    It's pretty amazing that there are none. What a niche that needs to be filled. Something in New Brunswick or Red Bank would probably do very well.

    1. jerseybill52 Jan 4, 2012 06:49 PM

      You are SOL pal - No Belgian in Central Jersey I ever heard of.

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        MarlboroMan Jan 5, 2012 09:43 AM

        Maybe somebody should take a hint and open one, instead of the overkill on Italian restaurants in this area.

        Here's an older thread on the subject.. I know at least one of these places has closed.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/448542

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          KathyH Jan 5, 2012 10:14 AM

          Monk's is awesome. Great beer selection and the mussels are fantastic as are the frites an their dipping sauce.

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            MGZ Jan 5, 2012 11:09 AM

            I agree, Monk's is a pretty special place. Funny thing is, when it first opened, I remember having difficulty getting people to go to a "Belgian" place. Today, if someone could replicate it here, it might eventually succeed - never would have in the 90s. Trying to get that list of beers in Central NJ would be the hardest part.

            The best the OP might be able to do is share some of the elements most enjoyed and maybe we can find some of those somewhere local.

      2. tuxedo Jan 3, 2012 06:47 AM

        Are they in the same location as they were a couple of years ago? Heard that they closed.

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          soulfire25 Jan 3, 2012 11:45 AM

          Not really sure. I went to Monk's for the first time on the recommendation of a friend. I really enjoyed the food and was hoping that I would be able to find something somewhere closer...

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          bropaul Jan 2, 2012 01:42 PM

          Don't think I've ever heard of a Belgian restaurant anywhere in the state.

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