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Does D'floret have a prix fixe menu?

By "picky" I mean that The Pass is too unusual for them. I'm thinking that Brian's is probably the place.

May 01, 2014
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Does D'floret have a prix fixe menu?

I totally agree with you, but they are my friends and I'M not going to Chili's!!

May 01, 2014
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Does D'floret have a prix fixe menu?

Looking for a place in that general area to go with 3 other women. I'd go to The Pass, but two of the women are unfortunately somewhat picky eaters. How about Brian's? I'm NOT a picky eater, and would really like to go somewhere that wows me!

Apr 30, 2014
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Peony Pavilion - Princeton Junction (formerly Sunny Garden / Hanami)

Heard that it is the same owner as Szechuan House in Hamilton.

Nov 08, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

The Pass - New Charcuterie/Restaurant in Rosemont, NJ

Don't you have to know someone to go to Fred's? Or live in New hope? Or has that changed??

Nov 06, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Santa Cruz restaurants?

Thank you to everyone who replied! We visited Santa Cruz on a Sunday and Monday. On Sunday we ate at Ristorante Avanti which was wonderful and able to accommodate my husband's dietary issues while providing ME with an absolutely delicious-no restrictions whatsoever-meal. Monday it turned out Osvalds was closed, but because of those issues, we ate at Surfrider where I had a very good burger and a delicious brownie with a scoop of Marianne's ice cream which almost made up for Penny Creamery being closed on Monday, (Later found out there is a kiosk on Pacific we could have gone to....oh well.) We got a great cup of coffee at Verve and a cupcake from Buttercream. And, BTW, we stayed at Adobe on Green Street which is a wonderful B&B. Thanks again!!!!

Sep 25, 2013
stillnotdon in California

Santa Cruz restaurants?

Hope this is the right board. Nothing much on Chowhound about Santa Cruz. We'll be there for 2 days and eat anything--Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

Sep 14, 2013
stillnotdon in California

Jersey City for my birthday?

I don't see much here about Jersey City restaurants. Have been to Lighthorse Tavern twice and liked it. Anyone have any other suggestions?--Thirty Acres? Marco and Pepe? We'll eat anything, but will have (lactose intolerant, kosher) mother in law with us. She'll order fish in any case, but it can't be a place that is too outside the box!!

Aug 04, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

HELP! Where is good barbecue near Princeton/Trenton?

It's called Hambone Opera--and that brisket really IS killer---In fact, that whole market seems to have found a new lease on life.

Aug 04, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Eat Drink Local week ?

Thanks for taking the time to get me the info----I like to know what to expect before I go to one of these special weeks.

Jun 29, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Eat Drink Local week ?

I pretty much looked at the central NJ restaurants--they all had websites, but only the normal menus were listed. From their websites you'd never know they were participating in anything this week

Jun 28, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Eat Drink Local week ?

That was exactly the problem---none of the central NJ restaurants I checked had any info at all on their websites.

Jun 27, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Eat Drink Local week ?

Wish the restaurants participating would have posted menus(and prices).

Jun 26, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Winter Garden Aqua Grill, Brighton Beach

Has anyone been? Meeting a bunch of cousins there Saturday night and, unfortunately must PREORDER my dinner.This is a real disappointment because I'd assumed we'd order a bunch of apps and salads to share, and lots of things look good---creamed eggplant, pelmeni, Siberian style.... So, assuming no one will share with me, what do I order???

May 28, 2013
stillnotdon in Outer Boroughs

We're Number 4!!!!

Sorry, I was thinking back to when he opened Thomas Sweet Ice Cream. Was really meaning Central NJ.

Mar 01, 2013
stillnotdon in Philadelphia

We're Number 4!!!!

Actually, Princeton :)

Mar 01, 2013
stillnotdon in Philadelphia

We're Number 4!!!!

And THAT came from New Jersey!

Feb 28, 2013
stillnotdon in Philadelphia

Hamantashen, Central New Jersey???

By which I mean the Princeton part of central New Jersey. I don't suppose anyone knows where to get real hamantashen, not the awful, fake kind that appear in some supermarkets this time of year. Just lost the only bakery around here that knew how to make a challah, so things aren't looking good.

Feb 23, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Restaurants in Bensalem?

We like Pho Bensalem. Yes, service can be slow, but folks there have always been nice and helpful. There must occasionally be some sort of kitchen problem. Once we waited and waited. Suddenly the owner rushed in and food came flying out of the kitchen. The only other time we were there everything was fine. Thought the pho was good, and we got a grilled pork dish and they gave us a bowl of hot water and rice paper pancakes to dip in as we ate. I want to try Hong Kong Star noodle House but haven't gotten there yet.

Jan 11, 2013
stillnotdon in Philadelphia

vietnamese restaurant serving Chinese food????

Well, at the last minute my husband had a conflict, so we went without him--that made things much easier. Chose Nam Phuong be cause it and the shopping center it was in, reminded us of the Eden Center outside of DC where we used to live. We really enjoyed it. Next time we'll try Le Viet when we are not feeling so nostalgic.

Jan 09, 2013
stillnotdon in Philadelphia

vietnamese restaurant serving Chinese food????

O.K. I know this is weird. We'll be in the Washington Ave. vicinity with friends Wednesday night and would like Vietnamese food, but my husband can't eat it (Wish i could figure out what the problem is) In any case, do any of the Vietnamese restaurants in the area also offer some Chinese items? Don't know why he can eat Chinese food and not Vietnamese. Very frustrating for both of us. I'm really looking forward to some Vietnamese food, even if i have to resort to bringing a tuna sandwich for him in my purse :)

Jan 07, 2013
stillnotdon in Philadelphia

Why are there so many terrible restaurants in Jersey?

It seems to me that we are getting what we deserve. I sell furniture and we get people who want the most generic stuff--I think the same goes for food. We get all these identical Italian restaurants because that's what most people want. I share the OP's frustration. I live in the Princeton area, and have been frustrated by the high prices and lack of quality, variety, and consistency--and lack of moderately priced "middle of the week " restaurants All you folks who rave about the Blue Bottle in hopewell, for example----I don't get it. I've been twice--each time one of us had a very good entree and one of us didn't. It's expensive, and it is a stretch for me to go there---so why can't both our dinners be good? I can't afford a third try. Bottom line--the food isn't good because the majority of diners don't expect any better. And because it is a "small town" princeton area restauranteurs think they can get away with selling us short. I actually heard a local retailer say that he was advised by others in the area not to offer extended hours because, being the only game in town, his customers were basically at his mercy. So why bother to offer the best service possible? I've lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Connecticut--and New Jersey (central new Jersey in any case) is the most limited in terms of restaurant variety of any place i've ever lived.

Jan 03, 2013
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Restaurant open Christmas Day in Newton or nearby

Thanks to you all for your suggestions. Foodiex2--I went to newton patch as you suggested. Couldn't find this year's list, but figured last year's would work as a guide! I read my 92 year old mother the list of restaurants over the phone and she called to verify who was open. We ended up at Amarin Thai in Newton Corner and it was a perfect choice. (our 2nd choice was Sweet Potato Bistro in Four Corners serving taiwanese food, but we'll save that for next time) I was surprised at the number of asian restaurants that were closed, BTW. My mom had previously tried Jamjuli in Newton and the Rice Barn in Needham and both were going to beclosed, so I appreciated your help!

Dec 27, 2012
stillnotdon in Greater Boston Area

*ANY* suggestions in Princeton-Skillman-West Windsor?

I know Tortuga's is popular, but lunch today was only fair. Both people I was with said they'd never bother to return. Chicken soup--I was expecting something mildly spicy, maybe with cilantro--was clear broth with a few stringy pieces of chicken. It was like they were out of it but "improvised". Food was tex-mex at its most basic. There's only so much you can hide with shredded lettuce and grated cheese. Even the tamale (which alone was tasty) was simply covered with that same, plain shredded chicken. It is truly a pity that Princeton has so few midrange restaurants that this one, by default, seems good.

Dec 21, 2012
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Restaurant open Christmas Day in Newton or nearby

Visiting on Christmas Day. Will there be anything open for dinner? Asian, Indian is fine, but open to other suggestions. I lived there when there were "Blue Laws" and my mom, who still lives there, has no idea if anything will be open. Thanks!

Dec 16, 2012
stillnotdon in Greater Boston Area

Crepes in Bucks County?

I've been hearing good things about Button's Creperie in the Trenton Farmers Market. Obviously not in Bucks County, but not that far away.

Dec 02, 2012
stillnotdon in Philadelphia

Anyone try Masa yet? (Princeton)

Haven't been yet, but it is related to Masa 8 in Lawrenceville, which is my family's favorite sushi place, so we're hoping the quality extends to their new place.

Oct 09, 2012
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Osteria Procaccini in Kingston NJ

They should be paying you to write this stuff :)

Oct 07, 2012
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Lunch in Princeton during the week

Great sandwiches at Nassau St. Seafood--a market with outdoor seating (or eat inside their restaurant next door-Blue Point Grill, which isn't open for lunch, but you can sit there.) There's a Small World Coffee next door. Go to The Bent Spoon after---It's the best. Agree that Efes (across the street) is also good. D'angelos Market is variable, but nice sandwiches on good bread. Oh, and there's actually a cafe in the Princeton Library with sandwiches from the very good Witherspoon Bread Company across the street.

Oct 05, 2012
stillnotdon in New Jersey

Any good (non-chain) restaurants in or near lower bucks county

Ate in a great little hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Bensalem in Bensalem on Street Road. Tried it despite poor reviews on Yelp (We really needed to eat after hours at Franklin Mills Mall-----yes, there still are a couple of great stores there) I'm really glad we went---great pho, friendly service. Also had a Vietnamese crepe and a grilled beef dish. The owner brought out a bowl of hot water and rice paper so we could make our own wraps with the beef. I thought the quality of the food compared well to pho and Beyond in Willow Grove, plus it's closer to my house. Noticed they had Banh Mi on the menu, which I'm definitely getting next time. Sadly, Mirch Masala in the same mall is gone.

Sep 27, 2012
stillnotdon in Philadelphia