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Jan 18, 2014 10:20 AM

Best Restaurants in Somerset County and Surrounding Area

At the beginning of January MGZ had an interesting post for Monmouth County, I think the time is right for a similar one for Somerset County and Surrounding area.

We've now lived here for 3 years, after moving from Monmouth County where we still go back to eat, we have a difficult time in this area. Best close restaurant we've found is
Due Mari in New Brunswick
and of course
Four Seasons in Piscataway

For being one of the 10 wealthiest counties in the U.S., I think that this county is lacking great restaurants. What were your favorites in 2013?

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  1. Just a few that I have been to:

    Pluckemin Inn, Pluckemin
    Bernards Inn, Bernardsville
    Osteria Morini, Bernardsville
    Da Filippo, Somerville
    90 Acres, Peapack

    1. Our Somerset county fav is:

      One 53, Rocky Hill

      Most of our other fav's are in nearby Mercer & Hunterdon counties and include:

      The Pass, Rosemont

      and this list

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      1. re: Foody4life

        I never would have guessed that Rocky Hill was still in Somerset County! You learn something new every day. I would definitely add One Fifty-three to my list.

      2. Both of those restaurants are in Middlesex County (and I know you cited 'surrounding area').

        Ovations in South Bound Brook was always a favorite of mine. And if you're citing 'surrounding area', I can think of no better than the 'Blue Bottle Cafe' in Hopewell.

        1. A few more...

          Twofiftytwo, Bernardsville
          Sette Cucina Italiana, Bernardsville
          Origin Thai, Somerville and Basking Ridge
          Shumi, Somerville (outstanding sushi)
          Kyma, Somerville (Greek)
          Fortune Cookie(s), Bridgewater (Hunan, the real deal)
          Mockingbird Cafe, Basking Ridge (good for breakfast/lunch, not so much for dinner)
          Sophie's Bistro, Somerset (in the town of)
          Silk Road, Warren (Afghan)
          Eno Terra, Kingston
          Osteria Procaccini, Kingston (pizza)
          Rocky Hill Inn, Rocky Hill

          The Ryland Inn, just across the county line in Hunterdon County (take $$$)