I did a thread on this restaurant when it first opened about 2 years ago. They were at a different location then, but the thread was removed because I disclosed I was friends with the owner, a no-no back then. I do believe with the recent changes to the site it is now allowable for me to do a review on this restaurant.
For those of you who are familiar with Christine's in the Atlantic Highlands (First review brought to you by me) I would place this restaurant on an equal level with Christines. The food is just flat out awesome. The owner and Chef Jimmy along with Jason bring excellent Italian cuisine to Metuchen. Some of you might be familiar with Jimmy's food from when he was the Chef at Serena's in Red Bank.
As many of you may know from reading many of my reviews of restaurants I'm a big meat eater, well here is a picture of my Veal Chop from Civilies last night.
It's a BYOB but they will gladly accommodate you with whatever beverage(s) you bring. Give them a try, I guarantee you won't be disappointed, this is my go-to place when I'm in the Edison/Metuchen area.
(eat your heart out Corvette Johnny)