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Anniversary Dinner Near Cherry Hill NJ

Zechmeister Jun 23, 2013 04:38 PM

I just moved to Cherry Hill NJ and my boyfriend and will be celebrating our anniversary at the beginning of July. I always love getting to know my neighborhood. Would anyone a good recommend for a romantic, good, but not too expensive restaurant? We are not limited by type of cuisine. I love supporting local foods but I'm not a strict advocate.

Thank you in advance! I look forward to contributing to the discussions in this area!

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    Querencia RE: Zechmeister Jun 23, 2013 04:40 PM

    Ye gods, Cherry Hill is about two seconds from downtown Philadelphia where surely the choices are more varied and interesting than they would be in Cherry Hill. Had you considered crossing the river for this special occasion?

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      dkupersmith RE: Querencia Jun 25, 2013 04:56 AM

      I'll agree with Querencia and say that while there are some good places to eat in Cherry Hill there is not one I would think of for a special dinner. We too would be more likely to go into Philly.
      Don't overlook Collingswood though. If you haven't walked around it is a very food oriented town (BYOBs - which keep the dinner bill down). A great time to check the town out is Saturday mornings when the farmers market is open.

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        Zechmeister RE: dkupersmith Jun 25, 2013 09:01 AM

        I'm definitely open to exploring areas near Cherry Hill. Is there a good restaurant that you would recommend in Collingswood? Also, a friend mention Cafe Gallery in Burlington

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          BeeZee RE: Zechmeister Jun 25, 2013 10:57 AM

          Café Gallery has very mediocre old-fashioned French/Continental cuisine, not really what I'd call a "special" place for a celebratory dinner.

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      Rigmaster RE: Zechmeister Jun 25, 2013 08:16 AM

      Cherry Hill's dining scene isn't what it used to be - Melange and La Campagne both closed and were about the best CH had to offer. That said, I've enjoyed Siri Thai French but it's off a state route and not what I'd consider romantic. It looks sketchy from the outside, but the food can be good.

      For your anniversary, head into Philly. So many good options there. Try Fond - not cheap, but worth an anniversary experience. I think it's still BYOB, which helps.

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        kgg123 RE: Zechmeister Jun 27, 2013 03:42 PM

        If you like Japanese, Fuji in Haddonfield or Sagami in Collingswood are both excellent and have intimate dining rooms. Fuji will also do an omakase tasting menu for you if you tell them your preferences and price range. Both are BYOB.
        Da Soli in Haddonfield has a nice outdoor dining area, good Italian food, and is also BYOB.
        Giumarello's in Westmont can be a little pricey, but they have a nice intimate dining room and excellent spicy calamari and very good crab cakes. Very good pastas and other Italian food.
        Filomena's Lakeview in Deptford has excellent ambiance. It's a stone farmhouse type building with stone fireplaces throughout. Can also be pricey, but they do have a 3 courses for $20 menu on Mondays and Tuesdays. Really good sachetti in vodka sauce.
        Riverwinds in Deptford is also long on ambiance. It fronts the river and has views of the Philadephia skyline. Their ribeye is really good. Again, it's mostly Italian/Continental cuisine.
        Finally, Café Madison in Riverside has a nice outdoor patio with a fireplace, live piano music after 5 pm, and decent Continental food.

        Happy Anniversary!

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          Zechmeister RE: kgg123 Jul 12, 2013 02:41 PM

          Thank you for the thoughtful recommendations kgg123! We chose Riverwinds in Deptford for the ambiance. It was a lovely evening! Beautiful view of the sunset and the skyline. Plus there was live music and we had a chance to slow dance together. As you mentioned, their food was generic. But I had a great martini and a great anniversary! My boyfriend and I look forward to trying the sushi places as well.

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          alanjay RE: Zechmeister Sep 22, 2013 03:54 AM

          Have you tried Sapori in collingswood? It is really difficult to get better italian food. Also Cafe Aldo Lamberti

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