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Coffee in colts neck

Thanks- I was not sure if they had a seating area

Oct 19, 2013
Msklapkin in New Jersey

Coffee in colts neck

I am looking to meet someone for coffee in the colts neck area.
Any recommendations where we can sit and have a casual business conversation over coffee?

Oct 18, 2013
Msklapkin in New Jersey

Red in Red Bank

It was my anniversary yesterday. Our restaurant of choice is ALWAYS Nicholas, but they are closed Mondays.
I decided to try Red.
We were 1/2 hour late for our reservation and when I called I was told "No Problem" and it was fine- the restaurant/bar was not full at all.

Over all, I would have to say it was just OK. There was a business meeting upstairs. Our waitress had to serve upstairs as well, so she was constantly running up and down the stairs. We were never told the specials-I only heard them as another waitress was explaining them to another table after we had already ordered.

My husband had the Red salad and I had the Shrimp, Lobster Lettuce wraps. I must say they should be called a black bean wrap, becuase that was the main ingredient. In fairness, it was a lovely mix of flavors.

For our main dish, I had the short ribs and my huband had the shrimp pasta. As others have mentioned, the serving sizes are large and we took quite a bit home with us. Both dishes were OK-nice and we took home the leftovers,
I am glad I tried it, but probably not returning.
Maybe next year we will head west and scope out Princeton's finest!

Jul 12, 2011
Msklapkin in New Jersey

Dinner near The MAC

Going to a concert at Monmouth University. any suggestions for dinner before the show?
Thanks

Nov 14, 2010
Msklapkin in New Jersey

Between Manalapan and Philadelphia

We ended up at Under the Moon in Bordentown and loved it. We had guacamole- the home made chips were great, then the baked brie- another treat
For main course, 3 of us split the short ribs, meatloaf and risotto- Talk about comfort food! Yum- and we had left overs
Of cousre, we had dessert-Tiramisu(the last piece) and banana cream pie.
Along with 2 bottles of wine- it was a great evening and we will be back!
thanks for the suggestions

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Under the Moon
210 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Oct 26, 2010
Msklapkin in New Jersey

In Between Freehold and Philly

Thanks so much! we are finally meeting tomorrow night

Oct 25, 2010
Msklapkin in New Jersey

In Between Freehold and Philly

We are meeting another couple for dinner- we are in Manalapan, they are in Philly.
Any suggestions for a nice dinner for 2 couples? BYO is fine.
Thanks

Oct 25, 2010
Msklapkin in New Jersey

Between Manalapan and Philadelphia

We want to meet friends from Philly- Any suggestions on a place to meet halfway for dinner? Looking for good food

Sep 13, 2010
Msklapkin in New Jersey

Anniversary Dinner

We went to Nicholas last night.
No one had told me how much FUN this was going to be!
We had 7:00 reservations, arrived a bit early and were seated immediately.
It was a bit intimidating at first, since the restaurant was not full so there were more waitstaff than diners and all the milling about made us uncomfortable.
Once we relaxed, it was fun to watch everyone buzzing around!

Wine- we asked if they had a bottle of Jordan- they did not, but did recommend 2 wines that were similar and reasonably priced. We loved the wine!
Food-I had a 3 course dinner and my husband had the tasting menu

My meal was caviar and lobster salad followed by the lobster- the Lobster main dish was wonderful-without a doubt I would order again.
My husband had crabmeat salad, followed by scallop (only 1 but again it was tasting!), salmon, veal and then cheese and desert.
Each dish was more fun to share than the last and we looked forward to with anticipation.

the warm chocolate cake and ice cream was sinful for dessert.

Service- as others said- the service is attentive, but comfortable. we are not used to being fussed upon so much, but as the evening went on, you definitely can bond with your staff and enjoy.
I had mentioned on Open Table that it was our anniversary and we had candles and Anniversary wishes on our dessert plate- a very nice touch.
the table was cleared, miscellaneous plates removed and wine and water glasses always filled.

I think this restaurant was on par with any we ate in in Greenwich Connecticut or the Hamptons.

We left with Banana Bread, Chocolates and a smile on our faces- it was such a nice evening.
thank you for the recommendation

Jul 12, 2008
Msklapkin in Mid-Atlantic

Anniversary Dinner

I was able to get a reservation at Nicholas thru Open Table.
Black Trumpet looked good as well.
will discuss with Husband to get his opinion
thanks
(It is our 32nd Anniversary!)

Jul 06, 2008
Msklapkin in Mid-Atlantic

Anniversary Dinner

I would like to find a nice place to go for our anniversary this week.
Near the water would be especially nice.
We live in Southern Manalapan and are willing to travel a bit.
all recommendations are welcome
Thanks

Jul 05, 2008
Msklapkin in Mid-Atlantic

Dinner near Prudential Center- newark

We will be going to a concert at the Prudential Center. Any suggestions for dinner within walking distance?
thanks

Apr 05, 2008
Msklapkin in Mid-Atlantic