m

mjgirl's Profile

Title Last Reply

The Metropolitan (North Wales Costco)

I went for brunch today with a few friends and I was pleasantly surprised. A couple of us had the roasted chicken with avocado omelet, another the crab and asparagus omelet and another the flatbread breakfast sandwich. The portions are huge! We all liked our dishes, there was a good ratio of cheese, egg and other ingredients. The bread was also really yummy! I had marble rye with rasberry jam. It wasn't homemade, but it tasted like it! They also serve La Colombe coffee which makes it so much better than most diners! The one thing I didn't like was the breakfast potatoes. They were basically homemade potato chips. I was expecting homefries. I would have gotten the tomatoes instead if I knew.

Plus the prices were very reasonable. Only $8 for the chicken omelette and 12 for the crab one. Next time I go, I will definitely split an entree.

I know they didn't get great reviews for lunch/dinner, but considering this is the suburbs, definitely going to for breakfast.

As for the service. It was good, but the staff didn't remove empty plates and so our table was way over crowded. I had to stack them until someone finally took them away. It was just a little annoying but not terrible. They also messed up on our bill and charged us 2x for the more expensive entree. So glad we checked!

Feb 13, 2011
mjgirl in Philadelphia

Worst cake ever!

I ordered a cake from Buttercrumbs Bakery in Chalfont for my son's birthday as well as some cupcakes for the kids. I was sooooo disappointed by how terrible the cake was! It was dry and flavorless! The cupcakes were also teeny and very dry! I spent $80 for the cake and $20 for the cupcakes! The cakes at Genaurdi's and Acme and Costco were much better and much cheaper! I just hope anyone considering using them reads this review first!

Jan 02, 2011
mjgirl in Philadelphia

Party for 50, near Montgomeryville

I am looking for a restaurant for my son's first b-day party. There will be some kids, but mostly adults. I am looking at either Italian or Asian, reasonably priced. Prefer under $20/pp. BYOB if possible.

So far I have considered Bacco and Lai Lai. Any other suggestions would be helpful. Thank you!

Aug 12, 2010
mjgirl in Philadelphia

Seafood Restaurant Near Chalfont

Can anyone recommend a good seafood restaurant near Chalfont? I'm looking for something like Red Lobster, but GOOD! Thanks!

Aug 17, 2009
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

Best ethnic cuisine in Philly?

My husband and I loved Rangoon! Thanks for the recommendations everyone made! My hubby loves Thai and Indian, but not Chinese. So I wasn't sure if he would like it. We ordered the Basil Noodle, Chicken Satay, Golden Triangles and Kung Pao Tofu. Everything was delicious! Not as spicey as I would like, but we are definite fans.

Jun 27, 2009
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

Asian Restaurant near Newark Airport

I'm meeting my brother close to the Newark Airport and want to take our dad out for lunch for Father's Day. Can anyone recommend a good Asian restaurant close by? I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thank you!

Jun 13, 2008
mjgirl in General Tristate Archive

Alberto's/ Newtown Grill

I actually went to Newtown Grill tonight to see how the food was and I would give it an 8 - 8.5. I got the chicken portobello and it was fairly tasty, not top dry, and salty enough. My boyfriend got the rigatonne with sausage and broccoli rabbe which was really good. The only thing was as it cooled, it tasted a little too oily. We also had the pear salad which was really good, blend of bitter and sweet. The staff were pretty nice, down-to-earth. They had a good wine list and the cappucino was good. They are in the midst of renovating the outside, and there are several sections of the restaurant with differing decor. But the part we were in was pretty modern. I would have enjoyed it if it had been more Tuscan inspired. There is a nice bar area with a fireplace. I've never been to Trattoria Alberto, so can't compare. But I would go to Newtown Grill again if I were in the area, but wouldn't make a special trip.

Feb 04, 2008
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

Special Occasion Asian Fusion

I'm having a reception for about 20 adults and 4 kids and want to go someplace where food is great with a great atmosphere. I'm looking anywhere from Santa Monica to Pasadena for location. And my budget is about $100/pp. I was recommended Kumo, which looks great and food is supposed to be good too. But people have complained about small portions. There are some BIG eaters in my family, and I don't want them to feel like they didn't get enough. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Feb 01, 2008
mjgirl in Los Angeles Area

Alberto's/ Newtown Grill

Has anyone been to Alberto's, now called Newtown Grill lately? Has the food improved or gotten worse since they've revamped? How is the service? Thanks for your replies!

Feb 01, 2008
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

Small wedding reception dinner

I'm having a small wedding reception for about 25 people in May. There will be small children, so I'd like a place with a private dining area. I'm open to food choices, but Italian or some sort of Asian fusion would be preferable. Great food is my top priority but I'd really like it to be someplace special. My budget is about $50-$75 per person. If at all possible, I'd like for people to be able to order off the menu, or at least have a smaller menu to choose from. I live in Philadelphia, so I can't do any pre-tasting. Can anyone make recommendations? Thanks in advance for your help!

Feb 01, 2008
mjgirl in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant with a wine cellar

I know this is a long shot, but thought I'd ask anyway. A friend of mine went to a reception at an Italian restaurant with a wine cellar. He said it was somewhere in the burbs, and they actually had the party down in the cellar and that the food was great. Does anyone have an idea where he might be talking about? Thanks for any feedback.

Jan 30, 2008
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

Italian BYO for 40 in the burbs

I'm having a family dinner for about 40 and am looking for an Italian BYO preferrably in Delaware or Montco Counties. I am flexible on the BYO if the food is amazing! I'm also looking for something a little more upscale and would love a historic setting. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!!

Jan 29, 2008
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

frmr philly hound needs recs

There are some good recommendations on these links.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/185678
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/326606

I think New Hope is a cuter place to go to. Doylestown has too many teenagers hanging around the streets. It gets annoying when you're trying to have a romantic date.

Sep 07, 2007
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

Doylestown Treats?

I'm surprised you got good service at Black Walnut. The night I went, the server was almost dropping our plates on the table. Thai Thanee was a lot better. But the ambiance is of course not as nice as the Walnut.
The best Thai food I've had is 15 minutes in Lansdale. Nadia Thai is across from the train station, and I was really shocked that it was so good. The best dish they have is Jungle Chicken. Very spicy and lots of vegies and chicken. Their drunken noodle and pineapple fried rice is also really good.
Of course for really good Thai, Lemongrass in the city is great as well as Tsing Hao. But if you don't want to drive far, Nadia Thai is by far my favorite.

Sep 07, 2007
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

authentic indian food in the philly area/burbs

The best Indian food I've had is at Aman's in Blue Bell on Germantown Pike. It is a strip mall and doesn't look special. But it is delicious!

Sep 07, 2007
mjgirl in Pennsylvania

Doylestown Treats?

I've been to Paganini's twice and have talked to people who have been there, and really thought it was horrible. The service was soooo bad! The waitresses were rude and slow. I ordered a dish and it still hadn't come 30 minutes later. When I asked her about it, she gave me attitude and said it just takes a long time to make it. And they are soooo stingy! There was a busboy who was walking around with a basket of sliced bread. He gave us all one slice of bread and then wouldn't come back unless we flagged him down or asked a server to get us more bread. I had ordered a seafood pasta dish, and it had one shrimp and two small mussels. I definitely would never go back there. Bad food, bad service... I don't know how they stay in business.

Sep 07, 2007
mjgirl in Pennsylvania