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Princeton dining

I absolutely am a huge fan of Agricola!

Apr 17, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Good restaurants near Newark Airport (NJ)

If you want Portuguese food, go to Portugal Express in Elizabeth. I think it blows away all the tourist traps in Ironbound. Right off Rt. 1, by the Burger King on Rt. 1. (South side) Great food and so cheap! You can do a search here as I posted on this board about it. Or go on yelp because many people posted pics! Enjoy!

Apr 17, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

The Cabin - Freehold

Oh I am laughing so much right now JRVEDICI!!!!

Although whenever I drive by and see the swarm of motorcycles...I get a little scared :o

Apr 15, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Main St. Falafel ~ Freehold

Good thing I wiped down the hot sauce bottle for you! lol Maybe he paid attention to how aggressive I was with that Windex....ha ha!

Glad you enjoyed!

Apr 15, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Main St. Falafel ~ Freehold

They still have hot sauce, Mark! The only thing...when I asked for it, the bottle was SO GREASY like it was never wiped down..yuck! I miss those guys as well. They were great to me every time I went in.

Apr 14, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

First date restaurants in northern/central NJ?

What about Red Bank? At least you can walk around after or listen to music at Gotham or The Downtown. For restaurants I like Via 45 (BYOB)

Or In Princeton... Agricola. It's farm to table and delish! Fun, trendy bar, too!

Apr 14, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Main St. Falafel ~ Freehold

Thanks PapaBing! I love Zaitooni!! Talk about freshness!! I didn't know about Cafe 28! Thanks!!

Apr 14, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Main St. Falafel ~ Freehold

Formerly Ibby's. All I can say is this is definitely NOT the same owners anymore of Ibby's. The place was filthy inside! Every table had sticky stuff all over it. I had to ask the man behind the counter for some windex and papertowels. I should have used it also on the door with the crazy amount of hand prints.

Anyway...the food...meh...the taboulli salad was very bland. The falafels were way too over fried. They should have been taken out sooner out of the deep fryer. My husband said the chicken was really dry, but he doused it in tahini sauce.

Out of 3 things..they were all bad. Sorry Main St. Falafel...I won't be returning.

Has anyone else been displeased since new owner?

Any close by recommendations for falafel?

http://www.mainstreetfalafel.com/

Apr 14, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Russo's on 33 ~ Millstone (Luchento's)

You are so right jrvedici!!! My neighbors went this weekend...I warned them, needless to say..they wished they listened to me! She said she ordered a pizza that should not even be on the menu. She said the crust was more like a wafer, cracker-ish. She said the prosciutto on it was of such poor quality, like it came from Sam's Club. Her husband had chicken francese and she said it was swimming in sauce.

Oh well....the legacy lives on

Apr 14, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Russo's on 33 ~ Millstone (Luchento's)

So...I was REALLY hoping this place was going to be good, but I did not go with my gut feeling and it was just plain bad. First off...we arrived on a Saturday night (2 weeks ago) at 5 pm. The hostess who has been there forever asked if we had a reservation. My husband laughed and said, "Seriously". The place had so many empty tables, but she told us there was a half hour wait. We should have left....

Anyway, we waited then we finally got our table only to open the menu and find THE SAME BORING MENU as the past 15 years....shoot me now. My husband had a pasta special in a cream and truffle sauce. When it arrived it was more like a soup with pasta swimming in it. HORRIBLE. Over sauced to the extreme.

I had the strip steak but it tasted more like a chuck steak. It was ok, but really not worth the $ 30 something it was.

There was another party behind us and 2 of them sent back their food. I don't know what the issue was. By the time we left, the place was still rather empty at 7ish.

Moral of this story....I WILL NEVER GO BACK. The menu is terrible, while the staff was nice, I just don't see this place making it with that menu. Oh.PLEASE change it!!

http://www.russoson33.com/

Apr 11, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Baku Mediterranean ~ Freehold

I'm with you on this, seal. As I mentioned...$16 for a salad?. Not worth it at all.....

Mar 15, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Korean restaurants in Central Jersey?

Can anyone recommend a good Korean place? I don't know of ANY in Monmouth County..I know there is a bunch in Edison..I just want to go to the right one! There use to be one we loved in South Plainfield or Pisataway...it's been so many years I can't even remember!!

Mar 07, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Restaurants you despise, but continue to dine at anyway.........

For the crapiest pizza...De Luca's on 537 in Millstone. Every single time we say to ourselves..let's give it another shot...then we leave super disappointed!!! We even had it 2 weeks ago..pizza has too much oregano, the cheese tastes fake, calamari is over salted, chicken parm tastes like the sauce was made 2 months ago and the chicken was made a week prior

Mar 07, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Baku Mediterranean ~ Freehold

The liver was really good. The Greek salad has bastura (cured meat) on it. That was ok with me, I don't recall it saying that on the menu, but it was good. I don't think it was worth $ 16, though.

The lamb ribs were good, but not a big portion. Whenever we go to that Georgian restaurant (name escapes me right now) on RT 18, we get so much we wind up bringing it home. The dumplings were delish! Service was great..BUT you must tell them NOT to pull the plates so quickly. I understand some people like that, but we HATE that! So you might want to let them know..SLOW it down!

Other than that..I would go back and recommend. They told us they also own the Baku Palace in Brooklyn.
http://www.bakupalace.com/

Mar 07, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Baku Mediterranean ~ Freehold

So we went last night. Very good food. We were there early so it wasn't crowded yet...only 4 other parties going on. I attached some of my pics!

Mar 07, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Baku Mediterranean ~ Freehold

So I see it has opened. Has anyone been?

http://www.bakugrillhouse.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baku-G...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/baku-grill-ho...

Looks great!!! It's in the Top Tomato shopping center.

Mar 06, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Le Malt ~ Colonia

Just read about this in Star Ledger. Has anyone been?

It's on St. Georges Avenue (35) across from Eastern Dental it says.

http://lemalt.com/#about

Looks beautiful!!!

Feb 17, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Portofino in Tinton Falls?

Can this be placed on NJ board? Someone had a recent question on it. Thank you!

Feb 13, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

A couple of changes here at the northshore

Oh my! I meant to say Flying Fishbone!!! So sorry...Screaming Eagle was good, too... I know what you mean about the beds.... Although after all the wine I drank...I could have used one of those beds!

Feb 13, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

A couple of changes here at the northshore

jrvedivici...I never got to follow up on the Aruba thread...but thanks so much for your recs in Aruba!! It was a fabulous trip!! Wish we were back..ughh..I could go for a dinner on the beach at Flying Fishbone tonite!! :)

Happy Friday!

Feb 13, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

galaxy diner rahway

I heard new owners took over recently.....(all I can contribute) :)

Feb 12, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Mediterrean by Top Tomato in Freehold?

Does anyone know if this place opened yet? I saw the sign a few weeks ago, but have not been over there since then. It is replacing the short lived Angelina's restaurant.

Feb 12, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

A couple of changes here at the northshore

The Shadowbrook is such a lovely property, but I agree about that menu...ughhh...I would cringe when we would be invited to anything there. If it wasn't for the grounds, there was NOTHING else to be happy about there. The Venetian has was the BEST wedding of our friends we went to. The food was fabulous!! Not too often you hear a banquet hall doing that. Good news! Thanks for sharing!

Feb 12, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Monmouth County good eats gift suggestion please

I live close by them and I received a gift card to Mossuto's in Wall! I LOVE that place!! So happy I got it!!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mossutos-mark...

They will thank you so much for it!!

Jan 03, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Early Bird Bargains

In Monroe, on Applegarth Road there is Antonio's. Same kind of deal...early bird for 11.95 (I believe) place is always packed for early bird. BYOB

Jan 01, 2015
Angelina in New Jersey

Need lunch and dinner recs in Aruba

Has anyone been to Marina Pirata? I was just told to reserve a table here for dinner?

Restaurants in Ironbound

Go to Elizabeth instead. Newark is full of mediocre restaurants at best. Portugal Express is the BEST! Love it!!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/portugal-expr...

https://www.facebook.com/PortugalExp?...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6673...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8920...

Nov 08, 2014
Angelina in New Jersey

La Cucina Noveau Marlboro NJ

Thanks for posting! I have heard a lot of good things about this place. It's one of those places, close to home, and yet we never go! It's definitely on my list!! Thanks, Angelo!

Nov 01, 2014
Angelina in New Jersey

Nunzios Kitchen ~ Sayreville

http://www.nunzioskitchen.com/

Has anyone been here? I went last week and was very pleased with the pizza! he place on the inside looks like it should be in the village. Very trendy, fun d├ęcor! We only had the pizza because it was late and my daughter wanted just pizza and to go home. Their menu looks interesting. The place was packed on a Thursday night with take out and all the tables were taken in the dinning room. People were raving about the food.

Will definitely go back!
http://www.nunzioskitchen.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/nunzios-kitch...

https://www.facebook.com/NunziosItali...

Oct 21, 2014
Angelina in New Jersey

Zaitooni ~ Lebanese in Red Bank

Agreed 100% seal!!

Oct 21, 2014
Angelina in New Jersey