Kelsey Theatre | KC Prime | Acacia | Vidalia Restaurant | Shahi Palace

Catch a Show at Kelsey Theatre, Just a Short Trip From Avalon Run

Kelsey Theatre is part of Mercer County Community College, but it draws locals of all ages to the campus. Student and semi-professional groups call the West Windsor venue home. They put on plays and modern dance performances within its walls, not far from Avalon Run.

If you're looking for something to do with the kids, the whole family, your friends, or a date, check the calendar of performances and children's events. Regulars say they are impressed with the quality of the productions as well as the Kelsey Theatre itself. In the past, The Wizard of Oz, Nunsense, The Normal Heart, A Man for All Seasons, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Much Ado About Nothing, and Peter Pan have all been featured here.

Those who would rather be a part of the action will be glad to know that auditions are open to the community. Even younger children can get involved thanks to the workshops that are offered for kids and teens.

Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 570-3333

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KC Prime: Enjoy a Nice Steak Dinner Not Far From Avalon Run in Lawrenceville

For a classy spin on traditional steak, enjoy a meal at KC Prime. The Lawrenceville restaurant serves up steaks that are extra large and extra flavorful. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, take the family out to dinner, or treat your date to a special night out, make reservations at KC Prime near Avalon Run.

Those with a raging appetite might be interested in ordering the 35-ounce roast prime rib. This dish is ideal for sharing, but you could always eat as much as you'd like and then take the rest home. Some of the other popular menu items include the surf and turf skewers, grilled Scottish salmon, jumbo lump crab cakes, KC roast prime rib, and the ceviche "cannoli." Whatever you order, regulars say you can expect generous portions and reasonably priced selections. Browse the impressive list of wine and cocktails, and order a drink to enjoy with your steak.

KC Prime
4160 Quakerbridge Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 275-5418

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Acacia Near Avalon Run: Fine Dining Right in Lawrenceville

Some Lawrenceville natives may have grown accustomed to traveling to a larger neighboring city like New Brunswick or Princeton for a special date night, but locals who are in the know say that's an unnecessary trip. Lawrenceville has its own spot for fine dining in Acacia, an upscale restaurant not far from Avalon Run.

Acacia serves seasonal American fare often composed of local ingredients. The cheese plate, for example, features cheeses made at local farms. It's one of customers' favorite items, and so it's on the menu year-round. The rest of the dishes change with the seasons, however, so be prepared to see something new if you haven't visited for a while. The current dinner menu showcases items such as lump crab cakes, Crescent Farm duck breast, and Angus hanger steak. Acacia is also open for lunch.

Acacia
2637 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 895-9885

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Vidalia Restaurant Near Avalon Run in Lawrenceville: Gourmet Italian Food and True European Hospitality

Owner Salvatore and his wife contribute greatly to the warm atmosphere at Vidalia Restaurant. Those who've visited this beloved Lawrenceville restaurant say that the pair can usually be found at the front of the house, greeting customers and floating between tables to make sure everyone is enjoying their meal. It's this hospitality that has won Vidalia Restaurant such a glowing reputation among Yelp reviewers and regulars, but the quality of its Italian food doesn't hurt, either.

Situated just a stone's throw away from Avalon Run, Vidalia Restaurant dishes out upscale cuisine to its eagerly awaiting customers. Some of the most popular dishes are the Vidalia loaf, the osso bucco di maile, the tartare, and the melanzana al forno. Don't fill up on dinner, though, because dessert promises sweets such as cannoli, tiramisu (in both traditional and raspberry flavors), and torta di creme brulee.

Vidalia Restaurant
21 Phillips Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-4444

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Shahi Palace: Try Halal and Punjabi Dishes Near Avalon Run

The first halal steakhouse in New Jersey, Shahi Palace serves Pakistani and Indian food for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. And since it's located not far from Avalon Run, it would be easy for you to try the food for yourself. Locals say the dishes here are flavorful and authentic, and if your orders at this restaurant take a little while to come out, that just means they’ve been freshly prepared. Regulars recommend the sheermal taftan, a type of sweet naan, the chicken tikka masala, the goat karahi, the saag lamb and the vegetable samosas. Take advantage of the lunch buffet, which regulars say is always hot and fresh, or order a la carte for dinner. Regulars are especially fond of the mango lassi.

Yelpers say you can expect to enjoy good service here. Have your next party or event catered by Shahi Palace – the catering menu offers a healthy selection of traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes. If you’re looking to plan a wedding reception or other party, ask about renting a banquet hall at Shahi Palace’s Woodbridge location.

Shahi Palace
2495 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 637-0015

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