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Valentine’s Day Restaurants

The Food….The Wine….The Experience! That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about. # HipNJ is here to help you create the romantic evening of your dreams. Read more below to find the place where you and that special someone can laughing, reminiscing and connecting over elegant appetizers and creative cuisine.

 Dim lights, candle lit tables and a glass of red wine. The Char Steakhouse has the word romance written all over it, putting you in the mood to love love and eat good food. The Char Steakhouse is a New York style steakhouse with several locations in Red Bank and Raritan. Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit, have a date night somewhere new and fall in love with everything that the Char Steakhouse has to offer.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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VALENTINE’S DAY MENU February 14th, 15th, 16th $135 per person (not including tax & gratuity) RESERVE: 732.345.9977 Join us for our 3-Course Valentine’s Menu for $135 per person. Each couple will receive a complimentary bag of chocolates and our freshly made banana bread MENU AMUSE Wild Mushroom Dashi, Fermented Black Bean, Roasted Scallion Oil FIRST COURSE Pickled Heirloom Beets, Mascarpone, Salted Pistachio, Local Honey Baby Field Greens, Caramelized Hazelnuts, Beaufort Cheese Cavatelli Pasta, Pickled Enoki Mushrooms, Fontina Cheese Filet Mignon Tartare, Caramelized Onion Brodo, Crispy Shallot Pan Seared Scallops, Blood Orange Margarita, Winter Citrus Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Bourbon Shortbread, Butterscotch SECOND COURSE Butter Poached Lobster, Smoked Potato Mousseline, Crispy Leek Pan Roasted Filet Mignon, Piquillo Pepper Romesco, Bone Marrow Crumbs Bourbon Braised Suckling Pig, Parisienne Apples, Toasted Pecans, Maple Jus Braised Buffalo Short Rib, Heirloom Broccoli, Burnt Onion Purée Yellowfin Tuna, Crispy Bamboo Rice, Golden Pineapple, Kumquat Marmalade, Ponzu Golden Tilefish, Crispy Pork Belly, Chorizo Clam Chowder DESSERT AMUSE Olive Oil Dried Cherry Ice Cream DESSERT Sweethearts Dessert Tasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #restaurantnicholas #newjersey #nj #redbanknj #redbank #monmouthcounty #monmouthcountynj #njfood #foodnj #njfoodie #njfoodies #jerseyfoodie #finedining #newjerseyfoodie

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Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank has been redefining the meaning of modern fine dining since 2000. Gracefully enter into the dining room, order the finest champagne they have and enjoy the presence of the person you have chosen to spend this romantic evening with. Reconnect, have some laughs and fall in love all over again while relishing in appetizers and entrees from their elegantly established menu. Restaurant Nicholas will make this a night to remember.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Take in the beautiful view, while you dine with beautiful company. . . . #views #viewsfordays #setthemood #moodlighting #tuesdaymood #drinks #goodcompany #goodeats #foodie #foodiegoals

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Start your evening nibbling on a beautiful array of savory spreads and make your way to enjoying a fresh, wild caught seafood tower. The Chart House in Weehawken is well known for their daily caught fish, infused local flavors, exotic twists and creative menus. Get a wiff of the salty sea air and admire the panoramic views of the waterfront as the stars dance upon the rippling waters in excitement of what this romantic night may bring.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Frog and the Peach has fine dining and a little bit of history. This New Brunswick location was founded by a husband and wife team who decided to take what once was a highly successful printing press and turned it into their dream restaurant. The Frog and the Peach was founded on passion and love, making it the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. Enlighten you and your loved ones taste buds this Valentines Day and share the experience of finely crafted American cuisine.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dinner at The Manor in West Orange will dazzle your night with fairy tale like feelings and ambiance. The garden view will light up your night as the waterfall shoots into the sky, sending you right into your partner’s arms as you huddle for warmth while admiring the beautiful architecture that stands before you. The Manor is a windowed castle of dreams, refined French cuisine and gourmet buffets. Whether dining in the formal dining room or dome lounge you will be feasting like royalty.

Raven and the Peach radiates luxury, this restaurant is decorated in pristine taste with the finest tablecloths and curtains, untarnished silverware, crystal glasses and large windows. The ambitious, Fair Haven based restaurant not only has a luxurious ambiance but also has opulent cuisine and service. Create a memory this Valentines day and spoil your partner with a unforgettable dining experience.

Unwind and allow IL Capriccio pianist sweep you and your loved one off your feet and into a night you both will cherish forever. Toast to the nights spent together with one of their 400 Italian wines and savor every moment of passion put into your artfully designed meals. IL Capriccio, the diamond of Whippany dining, is poised with authenticity, tradition and delicious fresh, local ingredients.

Celebrate Valentine’s day at Rat’s Restaurant in Hamilton Township and treat that special someone to their exclusive tasting and wine pairing menu. Feast and rejoice with Honey Nut Squash soup and a sip of specially paired Bordeaux Blanc wine. The last plating of Dark Chocolate Cremeux with pomegranate mouse will complete the perfect beginning to you and your loved ones romantic evening.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Host the party of the summer at Scarborough Fair! Book your celebration now to enjoy our expertly crafted menu and fantastic wine and cocktail selection – all without any stress.

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With one of the most unique ambiances in Central Jersey, the Scarborough Fair Restaurant in Sea Girt will boost you up with flavor and a touch of romance. For over a 100 years this restaurant was a farmhouse from the 1850’s to the 1970’s. This restaurant prides themselves in quality seafood and service. If you’re looking to take a rustic turn to fine dining  type holiday, the Scarborough Fair Restaurant sounds like its for you.

Love, it’s exciting and new and deserves to be celebrated! Now that you know #HipNJ’s favorite places to be wined and dined, tag us @HipNewJersey and let us know which place made you feel like a Queen on this love infused holiday!

Traveling Vineyard Brings Wine-Tasting Home

Wine tasting is a great way to get together with friends, try something new and sip your worries away. If you’re looking for all the  same perks, but without the long waits, impersonal service and a lack of variety, then #HipNJ has got the scoop on the Vineyard you need to know about. And it’s right in your own living room.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo chats one-on-one with Christine D’Elia about the Traveling Vineyard. This innovative service brings everything you need for a fun, hip wine-tasting party right to your door. The wine, the glasses, lessons in food pairing, even host discounts are provided during your ‘tour’. Your Traveling Vineyard Guide will also show you the latest in wine accessories, like personal aerators and wine savers. Who doesn’t love a good accessory?

One of the best parts about these in-home wine tasting parties, besides the delicious wines, is that it’s free to host! After your tasting, guests and hosts are invited to order wine and accessories for direct shipment. With the bottles ranging from $11.99-$29.99 you’ll want to stock up until your next tasting.

If you find yourself falling in love with the ease of wine appearing at your door (who wouldn’t?) you can join the ReWined wine club. Members receive customizable, curated wine selections each month.

“The idea is to make it really accessible,” says Christine. Whether you are new to wine tasting or you consider yourself a pro, you’ll find yourself savoring this style of tasting. “I’ve had to whole spectrum. And people on both sides say ‘Wow, I really learned something today!’”

These in-home tastings pair well with all types of events; Galentine’s Day, Bachelorette Parties, corporate events, family functions, game nights, or a couple’s night-in.

To reserve your in-home, exclusive experience, Christine can be found on Facebook at Wine Girl Tastings and on Instagram at Wine_Girl7. Cheers!

Bin 14’s 10th Anniversary!

Back in November 2008, Chef Anthony Pino and his wife/business parter Liz Pino opened Bin 14, which became Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. Today, with its snug atmosphere and Italian tapas menu, is constantly raved about by many guests and wine lovers. The New York Times featured the restaurant on their 2018 Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceBin 14 continues to be featured in “Best Wine List” votes.

This year, the Pino’s celebrate 30 years of marriage, along with 30 years of business in their hometown, Hoboken. This November marks the 10th Anniversary Bin 14 which definitely calls for a celebration! 

The event is perfect for seasoned wine connoisseurs and newbies. Guests will experience a walking tasting tour of over 20 wineries throughout the restaurant and it’s backyard. Chef Pino will also be serving his favorite small plates from the new fall menu! There will be raffles taking place throughout the night and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Hudson County CASA

Chef Anthony Pino is one of New Jersey’s best chefs. He is adored for his fresh and favorable style, blending Italian flavors with traditional American and French cuisine. The couple celebrate a total of 30 years of business due to Bin 14’s 10th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of their flagship restaurant, Anthony David’s

Anthony David’s began in 1998 as a gourmet catering place and expanded in 2002, becoming one of Hoboken’s favorite brunch, dinner and catered event spots. In 2013, Anthony David’s became an all-day trattoria. 

The Pino’s take pride in their businesses and their hometown. Join them this year in a celebratory toast to the them, their businesses, and to Hoboken! Check out the event listing in our calendar