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Best Restaurant for a Birthday near Monmouth County

shap89 Jun 3, 2014 04:58 PM

I am looking for a restaurant to celebrate my birthday near Monmouth county. Quality of food is the most important thing to me

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    Herm RE: shap89 Jun 3, 2014 05:06 PM

    Which part of Monmouth County are you near? If your near Freehold, I'd recommend Solo, If your near Belmar I'd recommend Brandl, if your near Keyport, I'd recommend Drew's, If you're on a boat near Sandy Hook I'd recommend Copper Canyon, or the new place Fresh. Four corners of the county. Didn't mention any places in the middle though.

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      shap89 RE: Herm Jun 3, 2014 05:29 PM

      marlboro but willing to travel for a good place

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        Herm RE: shap89 Jun 3, 2014 06:00 PM

        First off, I can't believe that I misused 'your' wrong so many times in my previous post. I've been enjoying Solo Trattoria in Freehold lately. Nice Italian place with good pasta dishes. I don't really know of anything in Marlboro that I would could suggest.

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      joonjoon RE: shap89 Jun 4, 2014 06:50 AM

      If food is most important, go to Nicholas.

      1. corvette johnny RE: shap89 Jun 4, 2014 06:53 AM

        As joon mentioned, nicholas is a great spot. If money is not an object, try the "chef's table" where you can sit downstairs and see the kitchen in action. It is quite a culinary experience!

        1. jrvedivici RE: shap89 Jun 4, 2014 11:02 AM

          I'm just curious as to how you worded your title "near Monmouth County"? Near but not "in" Monmouth?

          If "in" is accurate Nicholas as others have mentioned is one of the finest restaurants in the state so that's an easy pick.

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            shap89 RE: jrvedivici Jun 4, 2014 11:32 AM

            basically willing to travel up to 30 minutes in any direction from marlboro so if its not technically in monmouth I dont care. Nicholas sounds good but might be a little out there for some of my family

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              jrvedivici RE: shap89 Jun 4, 2014 11:35 AM

              I would give a strong recommendation for Drew's in Keyport as a potentially more affordable option. The menu is rather bold and so is his cooking style, not traditional by any means, but EXCELLENT combination of flavors.

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            EL7 RE: shap89 Jun 4, 2014 12:13 PM

            Daniel's Bistro by The Sea
            La Cippolina
            are two of my favorites

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              corvette johnny RE: EL7 Jun 6, 2014 01:10 PM

              I haven't been to la cippolina in a while. Have you had any of those awesome ribeyes lately?

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              Luv6780 RE: shap89 Jun 6, 2014 12:35 PM

              Definitely Brandos or Moonstruck!!! Hands down

              1. bgut1 RE: shap89 Jun 6, 2014 01:41 PM

                +1 for Drew's

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