I'm looking for a restaurant for a special occasion next month. It doesn't have to be super super fancy and dressy, but it should be a nice restaurant, a place to relax and enjoy a pleasant dinner with terrific food.
It has to be open on Mondays. This eliminates a lot of places that aren't.
No Italian, please, as we're eating Italian at Fascino the previous day (Mother's Day). This too eliminates a lot of places.
Ideally it should be within 15 minutes drive of Clifton, although we're also going to be in Maplewood that day so we can stretch the southern boundary. Towns like Montclair, the Oranges, Wayne, and Paramus would all work.