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BYOB - Central Jersey

Gastronomic Oct 22, 2012 08:23 AM

Looking for something new for wife's birthday....

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  1. jrvedivici RE: Gastronomic Oct 22, 2012 08:29 AM

    Central Jersey is a rather broad term/geographic location…..however for me that would include the Edison/Metuchen area exit 131 off the good ole Garden State Parkway…which would bring me to my often suggested Lu Cas on Rt. 27 in Metuchen…..a very well established Italian BYOB where you can never go wrong. Also in that area is a fairly new place called Civilies Tornado on Durham Ave in Metuchen smaller and more intimate setting but I have been there several times since opening and it is EXCELLENT.

    If you can be a little more specific with Central Jersey it could help us with appropriate suggestions.

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      scrappyone RE: Gastronomic Oct 22, 2012 10:40 AM

      Drew's Bayshore Bistro in Keyport. Going there for my birthday tomorrow nite.

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        Jersey Girl227 RE: Gastronomic Oct 22, 2012 01:52 PM

        Central Jersey is very subjective, but if you include Cranford in that range, my favorite BYO is 'a toute hure." They list the local farms on the menu, the menu changes daily and the owners are always there. The food is delicious.

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          rosalita92 RE: Gastronomic Oct 22, 2012 02:33 PM

          Acacia in Lawrenceville, Blue Point Grill in Princeton, Villa Barone in Robbinsville

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            cherib RE: Gastronomic Oct 22, 2012 05:10 PM

            Bay Avenue Highlands

            1. fershore RE: Gastronomic Oct 23, 2012 01:02 PM

              Belford Bistro, Belford

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                bgut1 RE: fershore Oct 23, 2012 05:59 PM

                Drew's, Belford and Bay Avenue.

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                  Mr. Bingley RE: bgut1 Oct 24, 2012 04:55 AM

                  a triumvirate of yum

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                    JustJake RE: Mr. Bingley Oct 24, 2012 09:11 AM

                    Bgut & Bingley, I was going to post same yesterday. This 3 of a kind would beat a full house any day of the week. Terrific eateries, each with their own uniqueness with one common denominator - GREAT FOOD.

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                Heatherb RE: Gastronomic Oct 24, 2012 05:10 AM

                Haven't been there in a couple of years, but DEFINITELY the Blue Bottle Cafe. It's just lovely.

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                  ktgshopper RE: Heatherb Oct 26, 2012 11:47 AM

                  Blue Bottle is great... was there in September..

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