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TwoFiftyTwo Restaurant

4.0
116 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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TwoFiftyTwo Restaurant is a restaurant that serves traditional America cuisine. The restaurant doesn�t serve any alcohol but is popular for its mimosas, belinis, and other beverages. Food offered by TwoFiftyTwo Restaurant is reasonably priced and served fresh. Lump crab cake and scallops are good as appetizers while the lobster risotto and the roasted lamb are the main dishes worth trying. The Guinness cake, the grilled pound cake, and the pumpkin doughnuts are good desserts to have at the restaurant. The House Brewed Iced Tea is the refreshment on offer.

TwoFiftyTwo Restaurant has a trendy, intimate ambiance which makes it a good place for a romantic dinner. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and a friendly/ efficient staff.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(908) 234-9093
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Melissa Hill
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Private party facilities
twofiftytwo is the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event. From ten to thirty six guests for a sit down dinner and up to forty five for a cocktail reception, 252 offers extraordinary food, an intimate setting, and gracious hospitality. In addition to creating a customized menu with our talented chefs, 252 works with local wine and liquor retailers to help you organize your event. 252 provides the perfect setting for a range of private events. For information on arranging a private event, please email Melissa Hill at mahill79@yahoo.com or call us at 908-234-9093.
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Private party contact
Melissa Hill: (908) 234-9093
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Catering
Full service catering company creating customized menus for our clients. Please contact us at 908-234-9093 or mahill79@yahoo.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 202
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Parking details
16 car parking lot behind the restaurant.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Takeout
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tishie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

Found this restaurant via online search and chose it because of menu and BYOB. It is a not a large dining room but not noisy like some places so conversation across table was done with ease. Everyone in our party was happy with their selections, our server was pleasant and timing of everything was very good. We all agreed it was a "find" and after such a lovely evening, we will be coming back.

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vipnice1234 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 1, 2014

Had a reservation and were the first people seated in the restaurant; however were seated in a terrible spot in front of the door. Complained and were moved to a more suitable spot.....don't forget the first rule ....customers come first.

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vipNini (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2014

Too many interruptions by the waitress. Enjoy the food and setting

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viprickfink22 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

The former ice cream shop has been much improved.
We started with a split of 3 crostinis and a salad, which they were nice to split.
Both the seared scallops and hanger steak were well prepared and presented.
A fair value, BYOB local spot.

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AJ9841 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

Very small living-room space in older home. Only two servers for a full -house. Overall quite noisy to too noisy to have a conversation at our own table.
The food was fair, an inspired menu but small portions for the price. The apple cider doughnut holes with caramel sauce were the hit of the evening.

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vipRNJoyce12 (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

My husband I went there for our anniversary. It looked like a remodeled house, inside and out. Which was cute and homey. The food was very good and the waitstaff was attentive...but the noise level was out of control. It completely took away from our romantic evening. The owners should really consider bringing in a decorator who specializes in sound control. Maybe even adding some carpet would help.

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vipLunch (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

Was visiting a friend and selected this from OT website - everything was outstanding. Would definitely go back - only drawback to evening was that we did not know prior that liquor was not available to purchase - people did bring their own wine, but we were not aware prior to going. Sparkling water had to do!

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vipKKROL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2014

Took a friend for his birthday. As always the food was fantastic!

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Lulu (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

Very good food and good service. It's an small, charming place and the chef is good. Only complaint - the scallops were on a ridiculously small plate that was actually very hard to eat off of. Really dumb choice of plate. It made us feel ripped off. Put it on a better plate! It's a damn entree!

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vipPacman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2014

This was our first dinner at 252. They were not busy so the noise level was low and the service was prompt. Two of us had loin lamb chops. They were great. Three had scallops. They were also well prepared and fresh. The lobster risotto was the hit if the night along with the freshly made donuts for dessert. Overall a great dining experience.

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Dave (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2014

nice contemporary décor and refreshing menu, right there in rural NJ!

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Loriho13 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

I would go here more often if not so expensive but food, service, ambience all wonderful for a special occasion.

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vipLiz1 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on July 26, 2014

We ate at 6 pm on a Sat. night, encountering few others. If the restaurant were full, we suspect that the noise level would have been high (low ceilings, tight quarters, tables close together) and the service slow, as there was only one waitress who also served as maitre d/hostess and hostess of all trades.
Finally, prices seemed to be too high, although we recognize that as a BYOB, they need to make their money someplace.
Excellent food.

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salex (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2014

TwoFiftyTwo is one of my favorite restaurants in the area for dinner with friends. Each meal I've had there has been quite good. The scallops are always tasty. The lamb is quite good. The donuts for dessert are a favorite. The strawberry rhubarb pie surprised me by having a mellower taste than I expected in an enjoyable way.

On weekends, the dining room can get loud, but not to the point where it's hard to have a conversation. During the week, even quiet conversations are possible.

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Hairslisa4u (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

Nice presentation, Adventurous with out being scary, but to noisiy to appreciate this gem

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melsferber (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2014

We had an 8pm reservation, when the restaurant had called to confirm they let us know that we could come in earlier if we would prefer. Although we couldnt make it earlier, I appreciated the offer. The menu is simple yet there were enough items for some of our pickier eaters (husbands). We started with some appetizers, shared a few sides and each got a different meal. Everyone was extremely pleased with all courses. We were looking for a BYOB that we had never been to before and I think we all were happy with our pick!

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OandB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2014

We love this place. It reminds us of a great restaurant where we vacation. Feels intimate, but not small. We love that it is BYOB and the food is outstanding. Consistently great each time. Highly recommended

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vipwineanddine (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2014

Food was pretty good; 3 1/2 to 4 stars. Tasty food of very good ingredients, but a little on the expensive side given the amount of lobster salad on a small croissant and a side of the daily salad: 14 spinach leaves with some vinaigrette ($15).

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KAL3 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 24, 2014

Small restaurant converted from a cute house. No wait, strong service. BYO worked well for us. Food was very good. The bacon date jam with blue cheese and walnut crostini and the warm goat cheese and bacon crostini were delicious. The hangar steak was an absolute standout. We will definitely be back.

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Lovedluch1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2014

I had lunch with a friend and it was nice. First time dining and we were wanting salad and soup which were great. Salad portion for full was a bit small and pricey but good. Our waitress was friendly and efficient.

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