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Nov 12, 2012 04:59 PM

French brasseries in northern NJ

Epernay in Montclair recently closed. Cafe Monet in Millburn is OK. Any other places?

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  1. How about:
    Rob's Bistro/Madison
    Halcyon/Montclair bills itself as a seafood brasserie...
    I guess it depends on what you're looking for! Cassoulet? Probably not a halcyon.

    1. Well, it is just a little further north...and technically a bistro not a brasserie... (be prepared to mute


      Alain's Bistro
      9 Ingalls Street (Route 59)
      Central Nyack, NY 10960

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      1. re: Bosmer

        Bingo! Not many of them in NJ. Been to a nice one in Roslyn, NY, name escapes me now.

        1. re: scarlet knight

          I think that what I am looking for is a bistro, not a brasserie.

      2. I was also going to suggest Rob's Bistro, though I haven't been there since Resto closed. Isn't there a relatively new place in Bloomfield? Mes Rives? or something like that?

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        1. re: bropaul

          We are going to try Mes Reves and report back. We've tried the departed Resto and Rob's Bistro multiple times. I would say they are good, not great.

          Bistro Citron in Roslyn , Long Island is good. We met our LI relatives there last year. I am sure NYC is loaded with these places.

          1. re: scarlet knight

            Rob's Bistro is close to home, so we go once ina while. I don't feel that it would be a destination for a longish drive. I don't enjoy the fact that the tables are so close together that you always find yourself in conversation with the next table. It's not a place to go for intimate conversation. I do love Mes Reves. I have only been there twice, but both times were good.