Dinner out is a rare treat now -- financially -- but we want to mark our anniversary. We'll be visiting family in West Orange so we're open to towns around it in any direction. We enjoy all kinds of cuisine but we need to make sure that our treat to ourselves is worth it. We can't afford typical "occasion" place right now. Good food is more important than atmosphere or decor.
I don't know how common BYOBs are in the area, but that's an attractive option.
I know this is pretty open. Maybe you can suggest one of your favorite casual places. Or the place you think of as the best "deal" on great food.... I'm open to all suggestions!