I'm looking for a good place for a late-evening dinner between Newark airport (EWR) and Parsippany. I'm flying into EWR from the west coast this Thursday and my flight lands at 8. By the time I get into my rental car for the drive to Parsippany, it's probably about 9:00. If I were to go directly to my hotel, I'd probably check in and be in my room a little before 10, when a lot of restaurants close.
This trip I made sure I'm not staying a hotel located in an office park (where a lot of the Parisippany hotels seem to be). There's at least a Wendy's and a McDonald's within a mile or so.
I wondered, though, if I'd be passing by anyplace cool en route from the airport to the hotel. I'm probably not up for a fancy sit down meal by myself after a long flight.
But any suggestions for anything along the way, or in Parisppany even, some place still serving at 9, would be great.
I understand there are some good restaurants in Newark; I have some hesitation based on a sense that it's not so safe (I have no knowledge of Newark, just a nervousness) - please correct me, and also knowing that I'll want to "get on the road" with the rental car, even if that means stopping again 10 minutes down the road. But I'd be curious what people had to say. Also, I am being taken out for dinner in Newark on Friday, so I will get that experience later on.
I have seen other postings about restaurants in the general area that people like, but it's obviously hard for me to know what is "along the way" since I don't know the geography hardly at all!