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Charlottesville VA - best restaurants?

Will be in Charlottesville soon. Any suggestions for fine dining? Thanks

Jan 09, 2013
judiandjeff in Mid-Atlantic

The Black Bass Inn

Just ate at Black Bass Inn since the renovations. The place is gorgeous. Most of the tables are either along the water, or have a water view. There is also outdoor dining on a patio overlooking the river. The service was fine. The food, however, was disappointing.
Caesar salads were of diner quality. My mahi-mahi was fine, but the other three diners with me said their entrees were, at best, average. The dessert selection was very limited. Rice pudding was not very good. We had hoped for more.

Jul 30, 2009
judiandjeff in Pennsylvania

Norfolk - best dining?

Where is the best place for a good dining experience in the Norfolk VA area? Will be there shortly. BTW, is Norfolk and Hampton Roads area the same thing? Thanks

Chowish finds in Yardley/Morrisville area?

You may have to cross the river, not that far. We just had a nice dinner at Erini, on River Road(Route 29) near Washington Crossing. Excellent Mediterranean food. There is good Southern Italian food around, at Revere, in the same area as Erini, and in the Chambersburg section of Trenton (the Burg) - Marsilio's and Amici Milano are still around and reliable. I agree with Dave123 about Yardley, and other than Rouget, Newtown is a wasteland. Think about heading towards New Hope, Lambertville and beyond.

Jun 12, 2008
judiandjeff in Pennsylvania

Anyone try Porky's BBQ in morrisville PA yet?

Did you try Winkler's? There is a post just below.

Jun 11, 2008
judiandjeff in Pennsylvania

Dinner And A Phillies Game

L'Angelo's is great, but... I agree that you should eat at the ballpark. You will never have enough time to eat a nice meal, park and get to the game by 7:05. The Phllies have been selling out, or close to it, for every game and parking is difficult if you don't get there early. For a baseball stadium the food is reasonably good.

Jun 04, 2008
judiandjeff in Pennsylvania

55 Main, Flemington: Worth a trip?

We ate there about a month ago, and all four of us had excellent meal, would certainly recommend it. Much closer to Stockton is the Sergeantsville Inn (if you want to sound like a local, pronounce the first syllable "sir", not " sar"). Very pretty old stone inn, good food, and usually some odd game on the menu - saw kangaroo on the menu once, and passed. Walk over the bridge in Stockton just before sunset for some of the prettiest view anywhere, then get an ice cream at Dilly's Corner and walk back. Stockton Inn is reliable if not great, and there is a new Italian, Via Ponte, that someone else posted a good review on.

May 27, 2008
judiandjeff in New Jersey

Southern Italian near the Kimmel Center recs

La Viola, on 16th just North of Spruce is consistently good. There are actually two restaurants across the street from each other, I believe serving the same menu. The one on the east side is the older one, and can get crowded. We have eaten there many times before concerts at the Kimmel and always have had good food and service.

May 22, 2008
judiandjeff in Pennsylvania

Bucks County trip

If you have a car, or don't mind a long walk, the best off-the-beaten path place is Bell's Tavern in Lambertville NJ, just across the river from New Hope. It is a hole-in-the-wall tavern with a dining room in the back, with great food at very reasonable prices. It is just far enough from town to avoid the tourists, but the locals keep it hopping on the weekends. Pastas are great, some unusual fare, and always some salads and specials on the blackboard menu.
In general, the food and prices are better outside the main tourist streets of New Hope and Lambertville. La Bonne Auberge, Inn at Phillips Mill and Carversville Inn are our favorite places for fine dining with the Bucks County charm.

May 18, 2008
judiandjeff in Pennsylvania