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Chipotle in Eatontown now open

I think Morgano's has closed. I haven't driven by, but tried calling tonight for a GF pizza and got a message that the number was disconnected.

Feb 19, 2010
highlandsnj in New Jersey

Bando (formerly Hunan House) in Middletown

Good news!

A fellow gourmand saw an SUV in the parking lot yesterday at Bando and decided to stop in. He walked up to the door and talked with someone who was working on the site who said that they were indeed doing renovations, including new flooring, and should be open in the next 2-3 weeks. The guy also said that the owners are still the same and that there should be an announcement in the paper (I'm assuming the APP) to announce their re-opening.

Oct 03, 2009
highlandsnj in New Jersey

Client Dinner Near Metropark?

I will also cast a vote for Loucas. I have been there with a group - people from the office as well as clients. We reserved the front room, and there were about 20 of us, although the room fits more than that.
We brought a mixed case of wine and everyone was very happy. There were people from overseas and even with their picky palates, all found something they enjoyed. They even insisted we go back that same week they were in town!

Jul 16, 2009
highlandsnj in New Jersey

Any good places in Bradley Beach?

You're right. Being there forever doesn't mean producing good food. I agree with that statement, and I didn't mean to imply that with my comment. But, the fact that they've been there for years and people keep going, I think they are doing some things right. I think they do a decent job with their pizza, but I like thin crust, and so maybe that's why. I just don't think they "suck."

Jul 19, 2008
highlandsnj in New Jersey

Any good places in Bradley Beach?

I agree with akein.
You can't just state "Vic's sucks." It's been there forever and must be doing something right.
I'm not a tourist and I have been going there for over 35 years. There are some things they do very well.

Jul 19, 2008
highlandsnj in New Jersey

Belford Bistro (Belford NJ)

Ha! I was there last Thursday night right next to your table with 18 of your coworkers! It was the 2nd time I had been there last week. I was with 2 others and we were noticing that they brought all of your meals at the same time. Very well coordinated! I also saw that pork chop -- unbelievable! I have to try that next time. The filet they had that night looked great, too. At my table, we all had burgers and they were hot! Molten lava hot.

I only wish this place was quieter. Your table with 18 was surprisingly quiet, but the other table of 3 ladies, and the table next to them, made the place loud.
I was there last Sunday around 7pm, and although 1/2 the tables were empty, the high ceilings contribute to the noise level. I could barely hear the people I was with. We also had to strain to hear the waiter. Food is great, but VERY loud.

May 11, 2008
highlandsnj in New Jersey

Hunan House in Middletown

First off, I should have put Middletown, NJ in the title. I forgot that at the time.

I did some research, and I answered my own question, but thought I'd post it here for anyone who has been going to Hunan for as many years as I have (25+ years).

I was sorry to hear that it has been sold. The new owners are currently doing renovations, but say that they plan to keep things similar.

I loved the food there, and have tried many places locally. I was always disappointed in other restaurants. There were some standout dishes at Hunan House, and the previous owner, who also did some cooking there, will be missed greatly.

May 04, 2008
highlandsnj in Mid-Atlantic

Hunan House in Middletown

Anyone know what's going on with Hunan House on Rte. 35 in Middlletown? I've been going there for years, and when I call now, there's no answer.

Have they closed their doors? I hope not!

May 02, 2008
highlandsnj in Mid-Atlantic