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Valentine's Day Dinner - Central NJ?

SammyTheSeal Jan 20, 2012 01:09 PM

Does anyone have any recommendations for Valentine's Day Dinner in Central NJ, preferably Monmouth, lower Middlesex or Mercer?

I like when they prepare a special menu, and I know sometimes that ups the price. That's okay. I wouldn't mind a BYOB either. Last year we dined at Za in Pennington, which was nice. But I wouldn't mind something closer to home (Matawan).


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  1. Curlz RE: SammyTheSeal Jan 21, 2012 01:36 PM

    I'd head to Daryl in New Brunswick...not BYO, but two words that inspire love in my book: DUCK. MEATBALLS.

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      boodie1821 RE: SammyTheSeal Jan 21, 2012 10:33 PM

      the shipwreck grill in brielle has a harpist every year. creates a nice atmosphere and the food is always great...

      1. equal_Mark RE: SammyTheSeal Jan 22, 2012 11:37 AM

        Not a specific recommendation but this listing of Monmouth County eateries may help you narrow the search (sortable by cuisine and location):


        1. JustJake RE: SammyTheSeal Jan 23, 2012 10:12 AM

          I'm a shore guy, and with your locale being Matawan, I'd recommend going north to Du Marie in New Brunswick for Valentine's Day. Great food, beautiful ambience, wonderful service.

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            cke25 RE: SammyTheSeal Jan 23, 2012 01:13 PM

            If you want Italian, I would go to Via45 in Red Bank.
            If you want an excellent BYOB, I would to the Belford Bistro in Middletown/Belford.
            If you want trendy, innovative, expensive Japanese, I would go to Yumi in Sea Bright.
            If you want diverse, but consistently good quality food, I would go to Red in Red Bank.
            All these restaurants have their own websites that you can check out.

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              SammyTheSeal RE: SammyTheSeal Jan 23, 2012 01:53 PM

              Thanks so much everyone. I am going to check out each of these and will let you know where I decide on.

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