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Lunch in/near Orange, CT

prio girl Jan 6, 2012 05:11 AM

We and another couple will be driving from NYC to the LLBean outlet in Orange, CT this Monday and we'll be having a casual lunch in the area.

Our friends don't care for Mexican. We're thinking along the lines of Italian, Chinese, Thai, seafood, all-American.

Any suggestions? Thanks so much.

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    plien69 Jan 6, 2012 06:07 AM

    I've heard good things about Peking Duck House, which is about a half mile up the Post Rd from LL Bean.

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    1. re: plien69
      kattyeyes Jan 6, 2012 06:35 AM

      I've heard great things about Peking Duck House, too, but it's still on my gotta get there list. Of course, can't beat Lao Sze Chuan for Chinese in Milford when you're in that neck of the woods. I always loved Wild Ginger in Orange, too, though haven't been in a while. Lots of delicious casual lunch options for sure!

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      mmalmad Jan 6, 2012 08:41 AM

      Lao Sze Chaun and Peking Duck are both excellent , Wild Ginger is now Samurai and I have not been there since the change. Gabriella's (SP?) is good for Italian.

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      1. re: mmalmad
        kattyeyes Jan 6, 2012 09:08 AM

        Ahh, good to know re Wild Ginger. If anyone has been to Samurai, it would be great to hear if it's as good as it was before the change. Thank you.

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        prio girl Jan 6, 2012 10:26 AM

        Thanks so much for the excellent suggestions

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          benbenberi Jan 6, 2012 01:11 PM

          If you like burgers, Plan B Burger Bar opened in Milford not long ago. (In the same plaza with Whole Foods.)

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            ganache123 Jan 6, 2012 05:47 PM

            Shanghai Gourmet across from Trader Joe's on the post road.

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            prio girl Jan 10, 2012 09:41 AM

            Thanks for the great suggestions.
            We decided to just cross the highway and eat at Shanghai Gourmet - General Tao's Chicken, String Beans and Beef, Chicken w/Cashews - all delicious.
            Friendly service, very nice experience.

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            1. re: prio girl
              ganache123 Jan 10, 2012 12:09 PM

              I am glad you liked it. I live over an hour away from there and since I have been going to Shanghai Gourmet any other chinese food near me is just gross compared to them.

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