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Origin

25 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-1344
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Ranked #2 of 66 restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: French, Thai
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
brooklyn, ny
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This past Saturday we went to dinner at Origins. To begin with the positive ...the food was great...we split a Thai pad with shrimp pasta dish as an appetizer...flavors were well balance and prepared well. I had the soft shelled crab special ..excellent flavor sweet with some heat...my only complaint the last two bites there was sand . My girlfriend... More

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New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I walked around Somerville looking for a spot to have lunch on a Saturday afternoon. After some debate we decided to give Origin a try based on postitive reviews and outdoor seating. We ended up happy with our decision, excellent service, tasty lunches served with soup or salad for around $10 per person. We plan on returning... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I along with our seven year old daughter and my mother in law, had dinner at Origins on Saturday evening (June 21). Let me first congratulate Adam, restaurant manager, for running a fabulous establishment /restaurant and a busy one at that. Adam is very cordial and absolutely a pleasure to get acquainted with. He sincerely cares for... More

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Nice outdoor seating for lunch on a pedestrian-only street in the center of Somerville. Our first time trying French Thai....we'll be back when in the area. Lunch entrees accompanied by soup or salad. I delighted in a creamy rich mushroom soup followed by a huge pulled chicken salad with finely julienned veggies and apples in a coconut milk dressing. So... More

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Millstone, New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Dinner at this restaurant was pretty good experience. We came for dinner on Thursday night, and our first impressions were that the decor was quite nice, although dimly lit. There were a few items on the menu that I was interested in trying (tamarind duck, lobster, salmon, lamb chops), but I was disappointed that the ostrich was unavailable. We ended... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

One of the best filet mignon meals I've ever had! Chicken was delish too. Great atmosphere. Great service. byob

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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766 reviews 766 reviews
657 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I have been to Origin many times, most recently for lunch today. I have not reviewed since 2010 - and figures they deserved an update. Quite simply, its a great place for lunch. Food is always great. Service too. Ambiance is nice. Many choices on menu, and specials. Lunches come with soup or salad, and spring roll - you will... More

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West Orange
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A wonderful venue offering excellent food, good service and a very nice menu. The spare ribs are to outstanding, as are the duck selections. Well worth the cost.

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NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We made a reservation for 4 on a Saturday night, but noticed most people did not have one and simply waited to be seated. It was fairly busy, but not as busy as Thai Kitchen I and II. The food is comparable, but more expensive. The menu has a good and thorough selection, and some interesting dishes we have never... More

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ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Although the food was just the average. I went because Yelp had some pretty amazing reviews. Honestly I've had better quality tasting foods. What turned me off is the incredibly long wait and the poor service essentials they possessed. We literally waited a whole to have our drinks refilled. Perhaps it was too busy to keep up?? Whatever the case... More

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