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7 places for a Valentine’s date in Bordentown

Feb 07, 2014 05:56AM ● Published by Community News Service

List compiled by Jessica Talarick

Attention love birds: Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Restaurants across the country are preparing special menus for the most romantic night of the year. Here’s what seven Farnsworth Avenue hot spots are offering on Friday, Feb. 14.

Beanwood Latin Bistro Beanwood is offering a prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day.Along with soup and salad, the menu features San Juan Pollo a la Casa (chicken with Beanwood’s Caribbean sauce), Guavate’s Pernil Asado (pulled pork), Isla Verde Tilapia and Vieque’s Vegetariano (a vegetarian dish made with tofu). Dessert options are flan or Tres Leches cake. The cost is $40 per person or $75 for couples. Dinner is served from 6-8 p.m. Reservations are required. 222 Farnsworth Ave. (609) 324-1300. One the web: beanwoodcoffee.wordpress.com.

Jester’s Café Jester’s Café plans to offer a special menu, but as of press time, the menu was not finalized. On a regular day, the restaurant offers a large menu made up of appetizers, salads, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, burgers and entrées. Jester’s offers Italian dishes and homemade specialties. Dinner is served 4-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 233 Farnsworth Ave. (609) 298-9963. On the web: jesterscafe.net.

Marcello’s Restaurant & Tomato Pie Marcello’s owner Vinny Minerva doesn’t limit romance to just one day; he celebrates Valentine’s Day all weekend long. The restaurant will offer its special Valentine’s Day menu Feb. 14-16. Along with dishes like heart-shaped ravioli, Marcello’s creates an atmosphere for sweethearts. Minerva also decks out a special chair with Valentine’s Day decorations for couples to pose in. Marcello’s is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays.  206 Farnsworth Ave. (609) 298-8360. On the web: ilovemarcellos.com.

Oliver, a bistro Owner and executive chef Matthew McElmoyl is concocting a special menu for Valentine’s Day guests, but at press time, the menu was not finalized. During the week, the BYOB bistro serves up entrées ranging from Pan Seared Sea Scallops to Black Angus Sirlion to Braised Pork Shank. The menu also features hearty items like meatloaf and chicken pot pie. Oliver is open 5-10 p.m. on Fridays. 218 Farnsworth Ave. (609) 298-7177. On the web: oliverabistro.com.

The Vault More than your average pizza joint, The Vault makes authentic Napoletana style pies in a wood fire oven. Along with a wide variety of pizza, the restaurant features its own original desserts. The Vault is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays. 300 Farnsworth Ave. (609) 291-9000. On the web: vaultpizzeria.com.

Toscano Ristorante Toscano is offering six seatings for Valentine’s Day. Couples can reserve tables for 5, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Patrons will be offered a smaller menu featuring Toscano favorites and some specials. Toscano serves traditional Italian meals and unique dishes like Emma’s Meatball Salad and Italian Egg Rolls. The restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays. 136 Farnsworth Ave. (609) 291-0291. On the web: toscano-ristorante.com.

Under the Moon Café The BYOB restaurant, owned by mother and son team Estela Buontempo Orosco and Santiago Orosco, will be offering a prix fixe menu. For $45 per person, diners can chose from five appetizers, three salads, six entrées and three desserts. Entrées include Lobster Stuffed Basa, New York strip steak, New Zealand Lamb Chops, Double-Cut Pork Chop and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Under the Moon is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays. 210 Farnsworth Ave. (609) 291-8301. On the web: underthemooncafe.com.

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