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Bashful3 Jul 16, 2013 05:01 PM

Meeting a friend for lunch. I had found a nice Italian restaurant near the
station, but can't remember the name. Open to other choices though:
please describe. Quiet enough to talk, mid-scale in price; any ethnic ok. Quality food in a quiet atmosphere is what we're looking for.

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    Bashful3 Jul 16, 2013 05:28 PM

    Woops, La Fontana was that place, but it seems to be out of
    business. Any other good suggestions, near the train station?

    1. Curlz Jul 16, 2013 07:12 PM

      Go about 5 blocks up George Street to Daryl, which is at the end of the block in the base of the Heldrich Hotel building. Easy walk, and you'll have EXCELLENT food. Two words: duck meatballs. :-)

      The chef/owner also owns Blu and Next Door in Montclair.

      1. JustJake Jul 17, 2013 08:00 AM

        Due Marie de Pesce - great food and cocktails.

        http://www.duemarinj.com/

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          jsfein Jul 17, 2013 10:49 AM

          Second

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            seal Jul 17, 2013 11:25 AM

            Due Mari is good, but expensive and if you go do NOT get the pizza!

            If you want a cheaper option, just up Easton Ave is Noodle Gourmet with excellent food and bubble tea. A few doors down from them is really good ice cream and chocolate too at Thomas Sweet.

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              JustJake Jul 17, 2013 12:16 PM

              Good food (Noodle Gourmet). Less than clean premesis (just saying as that is a no-no form most women, and for this writer as well).

              Due Marie is really not a helluva lot different from a pricing standpoint than Daryll's and from the OP who was actually looking at the old LaFontana (now that was a pricey joint) - plus DM's a much shorter walk :-)

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            BigGeorge Jul 17, 2013 02:21 PM

            I agree Due Mari and Daryl's are your best choices. The other upscale restaurants in town have seen better days.
            Bashful, you most have been in New Brunswick a long time ago, La Fontana has been closed for at least ten years.

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