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Lambertville-New Hope Restaurant Week, March 16-21

Restaurant week starts tomorrow, Sunday. The list of participating restaurants is given in the link below.

http://www.visitnewhope.com/2014-rest...

Mar 15, 2014
ambrose in New Jersey

Monday's at the Tewksbury Inn...

Yeh, it's a terrific deal on Mondays. I was surprised by your comment that they don't post their wine list on line. They certainly used to. The current web site is pretty pathetic compared to what they previously had. Don't understand this.

"The Tewks" has always been one of our favorite spots. The quality is remarkably consistent though I do wish they would change their menu once in a while. It's been the same for years. On the other hand, perhaps people like it that way! The place is always busy, even for lunch on weekdays.

Feb 28, 2014
ambrose in New Jersey

The Pass - New Charcuterie/Restaurant in Rosemont, NJ

Yeh, I saw this. Made a reservation for next week. We've been only once and it was outstanding. Plus, you simply cannot beat the value.

Btw, even the new Ryland Inn did not get an Excellent from the NYT.

Feb 01, 2014
ambrose in New Jersey

Best Restaurants in Somerset County and Surrounding Area

A few more...

Twofiftytwo, Bernardsville
Sette Cucina Italiana, Bernardsville
Origin Thai, Somerville and Basking Ridge
Shumi, Somerville (outstanding sushi)
Kyma, Somerville (Greek)
Fortune Cookie(s), Bridgewater (Hunan, the real deal)
Mockingbird Cafe, Basking Ridge (good for breakfast/lunch, not so much for dinner)
Sophie's Bistro, Somerset (in the town of)
Silk Road, Warren (Afghan)
Eno Terra, Kingston
Osteria Procaccini, Kingston (pizza)
Rocky Hill Inn, Rocky Hill

The Ryland Inn, just across the county line in Hunterdon County (take $$$)

Jan 25, 2014
ambrose in New Jersey

El Molcajete in Flemington

I ate here twice before Christmas - both times for lunch - and the food was very good. For that reason alone, I will be going back. However, service was painfully slow both times. Even though there weren't many people in the restaurant, the kitchen seemed to take a very long time getting meals to tables.

Jan 05, 2014
ambrose in New Jersey

looking for a great burger near somerville?

I've been to 55 Main for dinner but never for lunch. Sounds like I need to fix that!

Dec 26, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Need Suggestions for Otalian Deli that delivers In Hisborough area

You might try Lucy's Kitchen and Market. They have wonderful food BUT I don't know if they will deliver. Suggest you phone them.

http://lucystogo.com

Dec 20, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

IS there any Good Sushi?

I know this is an old thread and I know this will not help those looking for a great sushi place in New Jersey but if you're willing to trek into the city, and can't afford Masa, try Sushi Nakazawa which just got four stars in the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/din...

Dec 13, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Stage Left in New Brunswick

Well, I think we've decided to go. Foody4life, I phoned the restaurant and was told they no longer do the prix fixe menus (there used to be two of them). However, they do have a tasting menu for $99 and I think this is what you're thinking of. For anyone interested in this, they do NOT serve the tasting menu pre-theatre.

Dec 11, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Stage Left in New Brunswick

Has anyone been here recently? I haven't been for a couple of years (enjoyed it then) and just about fell off my chair when I looked at their on-line menu. A lot more expensive than I remember and I don't see the prix fixe menus they used to have.

Thinking of going this week but would like some input from people who've been there in the last few months.

Dec 10, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

3 Olives Mediterranean Afghan Bar & Restaurant - Raritan

Forklaw, I have not been to 3 Olives. It is yet another restaurant on my list of must-try places. In case you missed it, here is a recent review from the NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/nyr...

Nov 29, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Anyone been to Smokin' Chicks BBQ in Bridgewater/Bound Brook?

The following video suggests that the truck is usually in the same spot all the time.

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/VideoN...

Nov 26, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Da Filippo's, Somerville

Bropaul, thanks for the great review. I am so glad that you 'discovered' da Fillipo's; now I REALLY want to get back there.

As I recall, the chef/owner is Sicilian while his wife is Swiss. Perhaps the stuffed suckling is a dish from her side of the family.

Nov 26, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Da Filippo's, Somerville

I have not been to da Filippo's for a couple of years but it was always my favorite Italian restaurant in the area. I first went some twenty years ago when it was about half the size of the current restaurant. I hope you will go and give us a review. I'm going to try to get there in the next few weeks.

Nov 25, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Community Eatery - Flemington NJ

I drove by on Thursday and it did not appear to be open yet. Do you have other information?

Nov 23, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

What happened to Teddy's Lunch in Paterson?

A couple of web sites say that it's closed permanently. No indication that it has moved.

Nov 06, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

The Pass - New Charcuterie/Restaurant in Rosemont, NJ

Yes, this is a terrific restaurant. The food is outstanding and the value simply can't be beat.

My one disappointment is that they have decided not to offer a Sunday brunch (their FB page kept saying that brunch was coming soon). The Cafe at Rosemont was our go to place for brunch and we still miss it. I think this is a missed opportunity to bring back a lot of old Cafe customers.

Nov 06, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

between Branchburg and Flemington-lunch tomorrow?

Masala Art would be a great choice. As I recall, they do a buffet at lunch so that might work well if you're pressed for time.

Since the Branchburg group works near Route 22, you might also consider something in Whitehouse Station. Domo 7 is a pretty decent Japanese spot, especially for sushi. I've had good dinners there but never had lunch.

http://www.domo-7.com/Domo7/Home.html

Oct 23, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

The Restaurant Previously Known as Za (Pennington)

I think this must be a record. The Tomato State Cafe in Pennington, which was previously Za, had closed according to Rosie's blog on NJ Monthly. This means the place lasted only a month or so.

Perhaps charging for a wine glass had something to do with this (see review on Yelp).

Oct 12, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Crepe n Grill - Flemington

You're right. There is a small sign on the Crepe n Grill site saying that Viva Mexico will occupy the space. I'm wondering if the Broad Street building is affected by the development that is planned for that general area. I haven't paid a lot of attention to which buildings/businesses will disappear. The best news would be that the new place will be a satellite operation.

Oct 06, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

So Daryl in New Brunswick closed

There were a couple of threads back in July when Daryl closed. I do not know the back story but my understanding is that the closing is permanent.

Oct 04, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Crepe n Grill - Flemington

Closed (again). This time it's permanent as a Mexican restaurant is taking over the space. This might work as Flemington has a fairly high Mexican population. If the food is good, they will come, and so will I.

Sep 30, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Max's 22 on Route 22W in NJ

This place has closed. I'm told that it could not compete with the diner next door.

Sep 10, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Any such thing as a "taco stand" in NNJ?

Here's another article about the Taco Truck Restaurant in Morristown. Not what the OP is looking for but still of considerable interest.

http://blog.nj.com/artful_diner/2013/...

Sep 05, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Lunch in the area around Lambertville NJ or New Hope PA

Yeh, dinner opens up a whole new world. Again, it depends on what you're looking for. Perhaps if you gave us some more info, we could help more. Also, you mention eating in the "area around" Lambertville and New Hope. How far are you willing to travel? Via Ponte and The Pass are good recs from famdoc.

Sep 01, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Lunch in the area around Lambertville NJ or New Hope PA

Not sure what you're after but one of our favorite spots, which is popular with locals, is Caffe Galleria. A little off the main drag so a lot of day trippers are not aware of it.

http://www.caffegalleria.com

Aug 30, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Gallup Asian Fusion Bridgewater Rt 202

I've lost track of all the restaurants that have occupied this space. The common thread was that ownership did not change so I'm wondering.....are the owners the same guys who owned the IHOP and the Indian restaurant before that (and the short lived restaurant that was there after the IHOP)?

Aug 26, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Hearth New Hope: Promising new "vegetarian" "modern rustic fare"

Nice write up here about Hearth (more than just a review):

http://www.buckscountytaste.com/resta...

Aug 22, 2013
ambrose in Philadelphia

The Restaurant Previously Known as Za (Pennington)

Well, this is a BIG surprise (at least to me):

http://www.zarestaurants.com

Aug 22, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey

Rojo's Roastery to Open in Princeton

If you're a coffee lover and live near Princeton, you'll be delighted to know that Rojo's Roastery of Lambertville will soon open a second location in Palmer Square. I was in Princeton earlier this week and the space is nearly complete. It's very near Bent Spoon. I've been to Rojo's Lambertville location many times and while the coffee is expensive it is superb. And how can you not like Rojo, who once toured with Willie Nelson?

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/20...

Aug 22, 2013
ambrose in New Jersey