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Moderately priced dinner in Bernardsville on Monday?

scarlet knight Sep 28, 2012 07:12 AM


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    coldbeer Sep 28, 2012 11:31 AM

    BYO Bistro 73
    With a bar Osteria Morini

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    1. re: coldbeer
      scarlet knight Sep 28, 2012 12:38 PM

      Bistro 73 sounds good, but it appears to be closed on Mondays. We'll try it another time. Morini looks good. Is Equus out of business?

    2. Curlz Sep 28, 2012 12:49 PM

      Station Pub has 1/2-price burgers on Mondays, and I have a co-worker who goes almost every week! "Certainly not haute cuisine, but a good burger."

      She also mentioned Bistro 73 and said they like it a lot (obv not on Mondays)! I know they also go to Bamboo Grille in Basking Ridge...

      1. ambrose Sep 28, 2012 02:24 PM

        Yes, Equus is out of business.

        Your options are clearly limited on Monday but a good choice would be Sette Cucina.


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          Marie07960 Sep 28, 2012 03:08 PM

          We tried Sette Cucina last winter. It has a VERY limited menu. We were there on a Tuesday night, and they offered no specials. I would vote for Osteria Morini. We have been meaning to try it for a long time and finally got there about two weeks ago. Lots of options - light dining or a full meal. We loved it and will definitely be back.

          1. re: Marie07960
            ambrose Sep 28, 2012 06:28 PM

            I agree. I did not realize Osteria Morini was open Mondays. My first choice too.

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              legsdiamond12 Sep 29, 2012 07:26 AM

              I agree regarding the Station Pub. Revamped ginmill that has decent enough food for not a ton of money (and easily accessible from the train station, which is right across the street). I remember having a stir fry dish that actually was pretty good, considering (not to sound like an elitist, but when I think of "pub" cuisine, I think of burgers and fries and not much else). My only complaint was that the place seemed over-run with flies (this was in July or August). Still, if decent food for a reasonable price is your goal, you could do worse.

              In Basking Ridge, the restaurant that used to be "The Store" is still there, although with new owners and a different name (which escapes me at the moment). Ate there some months ago, and the food was pretty good--- I had a pasta and seafood dish for not a ton of money. "The Store" was there forever (or so it seemed), and I hope the new place can make a go of it. I know when I was there, it was largely empty.

              I ate at the Bamboo Grille a few years ago-- not particularly memorable, although nothing unpleasant about the experience stands out in my memory. The Thirsty Turtle used to be a reasonably good place for a meal and a few drinks, but they tore it down a year or so ago to make space for Shop Rite parking.

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          scarlet knight Sep 29, 2012 04:16 PM

          We 'll try Morini and report back.

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          1. re: scarlet knight
            legsdiamond12 Oct 4, 2012 05:46 AM

            In the interests of full disclosure, the place in Basking Ridge I was referring to is now called "Ridge Tavern."

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