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 Two Tickets
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The Melting Pot:
2 Bridge Avenue
Galleria, 1st Floor, Bldg. 6
Red Bank, NJ 07701

They serve Fondue and it it is a fun and interactive dining experience. So much to do and share it's a natural interaction catalyst. I made reservations for six, we weren't done until after ten and enjoyed every minute. If you are open to new things it's great. It can be expensive but you can order just dessert.Definitely the best dinner date I ever had!
Also in Hoboken, Somerville, Whippany, Westwood and Atlantic City.
 RapierWit
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Posted: 7/15/2008 1:18:06 PM
There's a real friendly place in Mt. Ephraim South Jersey called Bubba Dean's. Great food and portions to share or take home. It's on the Black Horse Pike on the same side, before or after, you see Mickey D's.
Tellem Captain Jack sent you.
 sixsteel
Joined: 11/5/2007
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Posted: 8/25/2008 6:59:03 PM
I'm near Rumson, but I have not tried the Salt Creek Grille yet, tho it looks nice, view over the river, etc. What did you think of it?

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 Kitt74
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Posted: 8/26/2008 5:45:22 AM
sixsteel..
Salt Creek Grille is a great place, in addition to the location right on the river, in the fall and winter they have a fire pit on the front porch..nice to sit there and enjoy a beverage.

On Weds. they have 1/2 price wines by the glass.. apps are good. Dinners are okay.. but nothing special.
 steve_ski
Joined: 3/12/2008
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Posted: 9/7/2008 7:44:14 PM
I have to agree the unzippedpassion, going to a restaurant is the same old thing.. there is so much to do around here.
But if you are going to go out to dinner..
Ragin Cagin in Belmar, it's byob and they have music.
I agree with the melting pot.
I have been to salt creek and I wasn't that impressed with it.
There are many good restaurants in Newark.
Old man rafferty's in new brunswick. I have been there on a date and just ordered appetizers and deserts. You will know why when you see the desert display. There is also one in Hillsboro on rt 206.

Other fun things...
Minor league baseball/hockey games, driving range/ mini golf walk down the canal/New Hope/ Lambertville.
Comedy clubs.
 MrPleezing
Joined: 1/14/2008
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Posted: 9/10/2008 7:50:29 AM
Mediterra's in Princeton NJ is a romantic spot. Ugh, they have Mediterranean food! LOL
It's a nice place to take someone there. I've eaten there many times. There are hard back chairs outside, a water pond, and you don't have eat there. It's at 29 Hulfish St, near Witherspoon St. It's a real oasis in Princeton!
 waingro1018
Joined: 8/3/2008
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Posted: 9/28/2008 2:38:59 PM
Downtown Westfield is a great place to go. There are a ton of restaurants, many of which have sidewalk dining, a movie theater, Starbucks, a few upscale bars, and Mindowaskin Park is right on the edge of the downtown area. Mindowaskin is a great park to take a romantic moonlight walk.
I'd recommend Theresa's (Italian) Sweetwater's (upscale steak house) or Acquaviva delle Fonti, which is a VERY nice (but very pricy) Italian restaurant.
 Jenp808
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Posted: 11/3/2008 5:50:30 AM
I apologize if someone suggested this already. One of my fave places is Girasoles in Bound Brook. Incredible Italian cuisine and atmosphere. You'll need to call a few weeks in advance if you want reservations on the weekends though. Unfortunately (no offense to Bound Brookers) the surrounding area is not so pretty, but you aren't far from other sights in the area.

O'Connor's (Beef and Chowder House) in Somerset is still a favorite. They have excellent Sunday brunch. The restaurant is a Historical Landmark as the house had ownership with two of the founding families of Franklin Township, The VanDoren's and the Voorhees Families. The little red barn Village Play House is right behind it in the Somerset Municipal Complex.

I don't think this would necessarily be a good romantic place for a first date but just a suggestion in general if anyone is a buffet fan try Marco Polo Chinese Buffet in Freehold. The food is really good, they've got a Mongolian grill there, fresh meat, seafood, sushi etc.

Spike's Fishmarket in Pt. Pleasant has excellent food. Atmosphere is non-existant but who cares when your in beautiful Pt. Pleasant. They've got some of the best seafood going as quality seafood places are beoming harder and harder to find.
 bigbob222
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Posted: 1/19/2009 11:37:24 AM
speaking of the o'cconners i miss the one that closed in warren nj. they had the best burgers and salad bar. it was there forever. oh well,.
 edencapwell
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Posted: 7/7/2009 9:00:45 PM
i LOVE the Bonefish Grill!! have been there many many times in a few locations. the prices are good and the food is excellent!! i've never had a bad dish yet.
 chnrgr
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Posted: 9/7/2009 3:02:50 PM
Another in the Freehold area is Woodys in Farmingdale. It is a little off the main road but keeps the bennies away. They have good food and usually a great band on weekends.

A little north I prefer the Iberia Penninsula on Ferry St in Newark. Great food and quiet enough for plenty of conversation. They have three different places I prefer the pub style one across the street from their parking lot.
 ivebeenwaitnforya
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Posted: 5/1/2011 11:22:45 PM
the kitchen englewood n.j. and im not just sayn that cause im one of the chef s
 trh1268
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Posted: 10/27/2011 9:42:48 PM
BEST STEAKHOUSE PLACES IN NEW JERSEY

(1) ARTHURS TAVERN (MORRIS PLAINS)
(2) ALEXUS (CLIFTON)
(3) FRANKLIN (NUTLEY)
(4) THE BARN YARD (TOTOWA)
(5) NEW YORK STEAKHOUSE (MAHWAH)
 trh1268
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Posted: 10/27/2011 9:51:36 PM
BEST IRISH FOOD PLACES IN NEW JERSEY

(1) THATCHER MACGHEE'S (POMPTON LAKES)
(2) THE SHANNON ROSE (CLIFTON)
(3) THE AULD SHEBEEN (EAST HANOVER)
(4) BRADY'S AT THE STATION (RAMSEY)
(5) THE GRASSHOPPER (WAYNE)
 trh1268
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Posted: 10/27/2011 9:58:09 PM
BEST PIZZA PLACES IN NEW JERSEY

(1) BROOKLYN'S BRICK OVEN PIZZA (RIDGEWOOD)
(2) AMANO'S (RIDGEWOOD)

BEST BREAKFAST IN NEW JERSEY

(1) COUNTRY HOUSE PANCAKES (RIDGEWOOD)
(2) THE PANCAKE HOUSE (WHIPPANY)

BEST CHINESE PLACES IN NEW JERSEY

(1) LOOK ANS SEE (RAMSEY)
(2) BAUMGART'S CAFE (RIDGEWOOD)

BEST GREEK PLACES IN NEW JERSEY

(1) OPA (WAYNE)
(2) IT'S GREEK TO ME (RIDGEWOOD)
 trh1268
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Posted: 10/27/2011 10:00:47 PM
BEST HAMBURGER PLACES IN NEW JERSEY

(1) RED ROBIN (CLIFTON)
(2) BURGER DELUXE (WAYNE)
(3) JERSEY BURGERS (RAMSEY)
(4) FIVE GUYS (WAYNE)
(5) WHITE MANA (HACKENSACK)
 trh1268
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Posted: 10/27/2011 10:04:23 PM
BEST ICE CREAM PLACES IN NEW JERSEY

(1) VAN DYKE'S (RIDGEWOOD)
(2) HOLSTEN'S (BLOOMFIELD)
(3) APPLEGATE FARMS (MONTCLAIR)
(4) CURLEY'S (POMPTON PLAINS)
(5) POP'S (PEQUANNOCK)
 trh1268
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Posted: 10/27/2011 10:07:53 PM
BEST ITALIAN PLACES TO EAT IN NEW JERSEY

(1) ANDREA'S (WAYNE)
(2) LEONE'S ITALIAN KITCHEN (MONTCLAIR)
(3) PIZZA MAN (POMPTON PLAINS)
(4) GODDFELLAS (GARFIELD)
(5) ROXANNE'S (MAHWAH)
 trh1268
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Posted: 10/27/2011 10:11:57 PM
BEST MEXICAN PLACES TO EAT IN NEW JERSEY

(1) DON JOSE (EAST HANOVER)
(2) MARGARITA'S (LIVINGSTON)
(3) CHEVY'S (MORRIS PLAINS)
(4) MEXICALI ROSE (MONTCLAIR)
(5) ON THE BORDER (PARAMUS)
 janice_is_jj
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Posted: 4/23/2012 2:53:13 PM
I love Jose Tejas in Woodbridge. Not fancy.. but fun, relaxed, reasonable and the BEST frozen Midori Margaritas...

Now the question is.. which of you TALL, men want to meet me there xo :-)
 sjerseyjojo
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Posted: 3/2/2014 3:21:08 PM
In the SJ Absecon/Atlantic City area ~ 1) Chickie n Petes : In Egg Harbour Twp., on the Black Horse Pike/English Creek Rd. There`s a nice atmosphere, great bar snacks/appetizer menu and Music/DJ on Fri./Sat. nights. 2) The Crab Trap Restaurant : In Somers Point, is my absolute Favorite Seafood Restaurant in Atlantic Co. This may be a bit costly choice when on a First date/Meet, but the food is Great. From the appetizers, like clams casino or the crab bisque soup which i always order. The menu has a wide variety of food choices, Steak, Italian, several types of Fish, Crab, Lobster, etc. My personal Favorite is the Crab Augraten, loaded with Jumbo Lump Crab in the most tastey Cheese Sauce, so Yummy! 3) The Pitney Pub/Restaurant : In Absecon on Pitney Rd. Newly renovated and in my opinion, a Perfect place for a First date/Meet. Really nice atmosphere in the Bar section, Pool Tables, Dance Floor w/ Live Bands on Friday and Saturday nights. I think there`s a DJ on Wed./Thurs. nights. 4) Christie`s Bar : In Egg Harbour Twp. This is another Great place that has a large, long circular Bar, Great Bar Menu w/ alot of different apps., sandwiches and dinner choices. There`s Pool Tables and on most weekends there`s a Hot, Live Band that plays the Best Music for Dancing on the Dance Floor! Just look up Christie`s Bar on Google for directions and phone number.
 Eric_Summit
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Posted: 8/19/2014 3:12:32 PM
WainGro1018...those handful of suggestions are excellent for the Union County, NJ area. Bravo!
 2015ladylove74
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Posted: 2/4/2018 6:22:01 PM
Bogart's lounge in Islen Nj is a nice place for first dates. Their new updates are great . It is in the APA Hotel which also have a new look .
 2015ladylove74
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Posted: 2/4/2018 6:23:10 PM
So the food is good there
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