Restaurant News


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There’s no need to deal with the crowds if you have dinner at Nicholas, 160 Route 35 South, Middletown, on July 3, as you will be able to watch a post-meal fireworks display from the restaurant’s property. A three-course menu will be offered, with seatings from 6 until 7 PM; $95 plus tax and gratuity. For more information and reservations call 732-345-9977.

On Tuesdays throughout the summer, $9.95 will buy you a house-made pizza and a bottle of wine (yep, that’s correct) at the Montville Inn, 167 Route 202, Montville. For more information and reservations call 973-541-1234.

A $16.50 twilight dinner is served Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 PM at Tortilla Press, 703 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood (856-869-3345), BYO, and Tortilla Press Cantina, 7716 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken (856-488-0005).

A three-course express lunch is offered at, 57 Main Street, Millburn, Tuesdays through Fridays for $18. For more information call 973-921-0888.

Blu, Montclair, is closed for vacation, reopening July 8. For reservations call 973-509-2202; BYO.

The Frog and the Peach
, New Brunswick, will be closed for vacation July 2 to 7.

Please send press releases and restaurant news, including information on staff changes, wine tastings, and cooking classes, to [email protected].

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