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Crab cakes - Central New Jersey

I know I'm probably reaching here, but is there anywhere in central NJ (Somerville) area where I can get a good Maryland style crab cake (lump crab meat, not a lot of filler, preferably not fried)?

Mar 14, 2013
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NJ locations with failure after failure

It was Maestro 206 last and has been gone for a while now. The Jolly Ox and Jaspers lasted for years, but since then, not so much!

Mar 08, 2013
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Christmas Day, Central NJ

You can also try the restaurants in the local hotels. Although a chain, I think McCormick & Schmick may be open as well. Good luck!

Dec 19, 2012
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Central NJ - Where to find fresh fudge?

There's a craft show at the expo center in Edison this weekend. They always have fudge. Lots of flavors too. Sorry, don't remember the vendor's name.

Oct 12, 2012
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NJ Tomatoes

Depeneds where you are in the state .. but I got some great ones at Melick's in Bridgewater/North Branch.

Aug 24, 2012
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Good Eats in and around Wildwood Crest?

They Bayview is child-friendy .. in fact, the last time I was there I recall seeing a small game room. The Crest Tavern has decent food (no view), as does Little Italy. Little Italy is a BYO I believe and can get very crowded, but my teenagers seemed to enjoy the food (although right now they seem to be more about quantity over quality ...).

Aug 16, 2012
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Stone House, Warren

We went for dinner over the weekend for our anniversary. Beautiful evening. Had some cocktails outside before our dinner (there's a bar, some benches, tables, "tent cabanas", etc.). Had dinner on the porch which was very nice. We both had steak dinners, which were good ... no wow factor, but nothing to complain about either, except that they gave my husband the wrong vegetable, which they promptly corrected when advised. After that, service was a little spotty, but other than that, a nice meal with my sweetheart.

Jun 20, 2012
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Stone House, Warren

Anyone ever been, other than for an event? Any/all reviews are welcome. Thank you!

Jun 11, 2012
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Looking for romantic restaurant, preferably with outdoor dining, in Somerville area

Yes, the ocean view was a joke. Would have to travel a bit more than half hour for that. Thank you for your rec ... might have to check it out. I drive by that a lot and the tables look very cute outside.

Jun 08, 2012
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Looking for romantic restaurant, preferably with outdoor dining, in Somerville area

for Anniversary dinner. Doesn't need to be ocean view. Preferably half hour from Somerville. I was looking at the Stone House in Warren. Anyone been? All recommendations are appreciated.

Thanks!

Jun 07, 2012
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ISO location for private party of 50-100 in Morris/Somerset county area

If you'd like an outside venue ... try the Stagehouse in Somerset.

May 09, 2012
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German Restaurants in NJ

There's some German dishes on the menu at Pheasant's Landing in Hillsborough.

Apr 26, 2012
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Looking for a Restaurant in Central and Northern NJ for a Baby Shower...Please help

Madeline's on Vosseler in Bound Brook has a few rooms for this type of event, one of which is a lovely greenhouse room.

Mar 27, 2012
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Private Party Locations in Central NJ?

Cafe Graziella in Hillsborough is BYOB and has a separate room, but I cannot comment on how many people it accommodates or the quality of "event" food. Cafe Picasso in Somerville also has a large room in the back and is BYOB.

Mar 13, 2012
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25 Burgers in Branchburg

We went to the Branchburg location this weekend and I really wanted to like it, but alas, I was underwhelmed. I had the mushroom swiss burger and the mushrooms were indeed bountiful, but the burger was very well done (I would be okay with this, if it was still juicy, which unfortunately it was not). Maybe it was an off day? Told my DH that I would be willing to give the BB location a try, since he seemed to enjoy his Six-Alarm burger.

Feb 15, 2012
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Nonna's Raritan NJ

Drove by the other night and it appeared closed with a new sign hanging off the top of the building. Couldn't quite read it completely, but it appeared to mention catering. Does anyone know any specifics?

Dec 19, 2011
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Water & Wine Restaurant or any other in the area

Always enjoyed lunch; however, went for dinner for our anniversary and it was dreadful. Wrote a letter to the establishment and never received a reply, so tend to agree a little more with Leo.

Dec 19, 2011
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Fondue in Central or Western New Jersey.... other than The Melting Pot

Pheasant's Landing in Hillsborough has fondue on their menu.

Sep 19, 2011
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Restaurant Week Somerville

Begins Saturday. Any restaurants chow worthy?

May 11, 2011
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How many pizzerias in your town? Do we need that many in NJ?

My town in only 1 square mile and we have 6 "by the slice" places and about 5 other restaurant / bars selling pizza ... 3 of them constantly changing hands.

Apr 18, 2011
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Re-opening for O'Connor's/Stage House Tavern in Somerset?

After a half hour wait on a Saturday night, I was fortunate enough to have a waiter who knew what he was doing and completely competent. My filet was great for $19.99, my vegetables were al dente (just the way I like them); however, the potatoes au gratin (or what they tried to pass them off as) just weren't for me. It was like something cut out of a casserole dish. Next time I know to ask if I can swap them out for some mashed or baked. Looking forward to trying Ravioli Monday.

Mar 14, 2011
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Sarah Jane's

Now I must say I love Sarah Jane's shrimp scampi. If you love garlic, you'll love the scampi. Cute, small salad bar comes with your meal. It is a little dark inside, but I'm not usually looking at all the decor when I'm eating. Just my $.02

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Sarah Jane's Restaurant
33 US Highway 206, Somerville, NJ 08876

Mar 14, 2011
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Mangia - Somerville

Has anyone been to the new Mangia on Gaston Ave in Somerville (formerly La Scala)? Comments? Thanks : )

Mar 10, 2010
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Ostrich in Central or Northern NJ

Pheasant's Landing in Hillsborough has Ostrich steak on their winter game menu.

Mar 10, 2010
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Chicken Wings in Ocean City MD?

Big Peckers used to have great wings a few years ago, but haven't been in awhile. So did the Island Cafe.

Enjoy!

Jan 20, 2009
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Hunterdon County, NJ PUMPKIN RAVIOLI

May be a little far from your location, but I know Sapore Ravioli in Middlesex has them as I pass the sign every day. I've only tried their lobster ravioli and they are very good.

Jan 15, 2009
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