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"A Revered Stop For Folk Musicians." -The
From the Garden State Parkway (Union/Essex and Eastern NJ):
From Route 287 North (Central NJ):
From Route 287 South (Route 80 corridor, Northern and Western New Jersey):
From Summit and Suburban Essex:
The closest: The Hickory Tree Shopping Center, one mile from the venue, offers several excellent options: Marie's Deli, at 641 Shunpike Road, Chatham, is an Italian restaurant that has been featured on the show Diners Drive-Ins and Dives (though it is none of the three). Their motto: "Keep Your Friends Close And Your Antipasto Closer." Charlie Brown's Steakhouse, at 522 Southern Boulevard, offers an informal and reasonably-priced general menu and a large salad bar. The shopping center also contains the Brasa Grill, which features Portuguese barbecue, and Blossom Asian Bistro which features pan-Asian cuisine and is open until 10:30 PM on Saturdays.
In Downtown Chatham: Downtown Chatham, about 2 miles from us, features the very upscale Restaurant Serenade and Scalini Fideli (reserve weeks in advance for Scalini); ; D'Oro, a classic Italian restaurant (see NYT review here), and three ethnic restaurants: A Taste of Asia (Malaysian), Bean Curd (Chinese), and Thai Passion (Thai).
In Downtown Madison: Downtown Madison, also about 2 miles from us, is full of restaurants. Our favorites are The Garlic Rose, a bustling storefront bistro where all the dishes are made with garlic; Il Mondo Vecchio, a more-casual sister to Scalini Fideli; and the upscale but moderately-priced Soho 33 featuring "world comfort food." Poor Herbie's, 13 Waverly Place, is a local favorite tavern featuring hamburgers and hearty informal dining.
For an after-concert drink: Charlie Brown's or Poor Herbie's (both above) and Charlie's Aunt, on Passaic Avenue in Chatham, offer a reasonably quiet place to meet after the show. We have found that Charlie Brown's often closes before 11 on Saturday nights, despite its posted closing times.
For after-concert diner food: We like the New Prestige Diner, about two miles from the venue, in New Providence. In Madison, the Nautilus Diner is on Main Street. And at 55 River Road in Summit (just down the street from us going away from Chatham and Madison), the Broadway Diner is famous for its pancakes.
Just hold off on dessert...we've got baked goodies at intermission, included with your ticket price!