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omgitsmikexd May 14, 2012 06:16 AM

Hello all, I am trying to take my parents out for a nice brunch next weekend. A friend mentioned that Fromagerie in Rumson is supposed to have a good brunch. I was wondering if anyone has been there and could review the food/variety/tell me a litle bit more about the brunch. The website wasn't overly specific. Thanks for your help in advance!

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  1. jrvedivici RE: omgitsmikexd May 14, 2012 08:07 AM

    I cannot comment directly on Fromagerie's brunch as I have never tried it. I can comment on the Fromagerie since David Burke taking it over and I can say I have consistantly been less than impressed. Keep in mind I'm a local and Fromagerie was a staple in the area for decades....and well it's obviously just not the same Fromagerie in my opinion.

    The Molly Pitcher Inn about 10/15 minutes away has in my opinion the most highly respected brunch in the area....that would be my suggestion....add to that the beautiful waterviews from their dining room and I'm sure you will "WOW" the parents for sure.

    http://themollypitcher.com/

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      omgitsmikexd RE: jrvedivici May 14, 2012 08:33 AM

      Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely look into it! Do you know the price for brunch...Fromagerie is $32, somewhere in that neighborhood?

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        jrvedivici RE: omgitsmikexd May 14, 2012 09:02 AM

        Best bet would be to call......I checked the link I posted and don't see a price quoted. It's been a year or two since I've been personally and do not recall.

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          omgitsmikexd RE: jrvedivici May 14, 2012 10:38 AM

          I just calle them and apparently they dont do brunch every weekend any more. The next brunch isn't until fathers day...no thank you. Thanks for your help though!

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            jrvedivici RE: omgitsmikexd May 14, 2012 10:56 AM

            Wow....I obviously did not know that...and thanks for the info since I recently had a discsussion with another couple about going again sometime soon. Well looks like Fromagerie it is!! Enjoy!!

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              HillJ RE: omgitsmikexd May 14, 2012 04:53 PM

              https://www.mcloones.com/pierhouse/me...

              Have you considered Pier Village for brunch @ Mcloones Pier House. We heard some pretty harsh things about the place and recently checked it out, the brunch was lovely. Generous for the $, great view of the ocean, lovely boardwalk stroll after. Reservations recommended. Menu link above. Inside or outside seating, based on the weather.

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                jrvedivici RE: HillJ May 15, 2012 06:05 AM

                Just to clairfy HillJ you heard some harsh things about Mcloones Pier House or Fromagerie?

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                  omgitsmikexd RE: jrvedivici May 15, 2012 07:57 AM

                  I'm hoping its about McLoones because I believe we are going to Fromagerie! Also, jrvedivici, (if you can remember), will a button-down shirt suffice for brunch at Fromagerie or is it a little bit more formal?

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                    jrvedivici RE: omgitsmikexd May 15, 2012 10:00 AM

                    That's one of the things I miss about the "old Fromagerie" was the stuffiness of it. lol It was old school fine dining where men were expected (might have been a requirement) to wear a jacket in the dining room. Not now....you would be fine in a dress shirt now.

                    Quick Fromagerie fact....it use to be owned by the Peters family who raised two sons who made it to the NFL one playing for the NY Giants, Jason is his name!

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                      hcentro RE: jrvedivici May 16, 2012 04:58 PM

                      Christian actually played for the Giants. He's now an Insurance Broker/financial planner in the Monmouth county area.

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                        jrvedivici RE: hcentro May 17, 2012 05:45 AM

                        You are Correct!! My mistake! If I actually knew half of what I thought I know I would be a pretty bright guy!!!!

                        You don't know where he is working do you? (I'm in a related field just curious.) Wayne Cherbet recently joined a brokerage in Red Bank....about a year ago.

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                          hcentro RE: jrvedivici May 17, 2012 04:16 PM

                          I'm not sure. The only reason I know is the company I work for got our coverage through him the last couple of years.

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                    HillJ RE: jrvedivici May 15, 2012 10:10 AM

                    McLoones and I did not find those reviews to be our experience at all when we enjoyed Sunday brunch there. My experience with DB Fromagerie was not great and I found the service quick brisk. I hope the OP has a better time.

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          omgitsmikexd RE: omgitsmikexd May 20, 2012 03:37 PM

          We had brunch this morning at Fromagerie. Absolutely fantastic. Everything was delicious and the service was great. If either of you are looking for a good brunch, I would definitely recommend trying it. Thanks for all you help!

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