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Best bar food/first date night in Northern New Jersey

dsolley Jul 27, 2012 10:33 AM

Looking for casual but cool atmosphere in Northern New Jersey, with good food. Would be okay for a gno or first date. Oakland, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Paramus, Wyckoff are all in the area.

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    ELA Aug 5, 2012 03:03 PM

    In Oakland -- Valley Stable. In my opinion, the Dutch House is not a first date kind of place.

    Hope all went well.

    1. d
      dsolley Jul 28, 2012 06:12 AM

      Great suggestion! Thx that could work! Love the menu. Any other ideas in Franklin Lakes or Oakland?

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      1. re: dsolley
        fourunder Jul 28, 2012 08:49 AM

        I enjoyed Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza at both locations of Clifton and Ramsey. If it's a nice day/evening, they open the doors to the bar and have outdoor seating.

        I've never been, but I've always heard good things about the Dutch House in Fair Lawn. The menu is pretty pedestrian, but I hear the burgers are very good.



        1. re: fourunder
          dsolley Jul 28, 2012 12:52 PM

          All are great suggestions, thanks! I'll let you know tomorrow where we go

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        fourunder Jul 27, 2012 09:30 PM

        I had dinner here tonight.....60 beers on tap and a wine list.
        Pork Corn
        Pork Shoulder Poutine
        Chorizo Tacos
        House Steak Burger
        Pork Chop
        Three pints of beer

        $64 before tip

        The Shepard and The Knucklehead Pub in Haledon


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        1. re: fourunder
          maryanne06 Jul 28, 2012 04:58 AM

          +1 Great place! Who doesn't like great craft beers and Jack Kerouac and very good food?

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