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Bluefish Grill Flemington

I was there last week for lunch. The new space is huge improvement over the old, though around the same size. It's spare and modern; more of an upscale feel. The dining room is NOISY. Some sound absorbing panels on the ceiling would be appreciated.

The menu has also gone upscale. I had the curry salmon bowl ($16.50) and it was excellent. The bill for two was a rather spendy $40. The pieces of fish plus two sides that used to be $8-$11 are now $12-$16. In spite of this they're full. Quite a few parents with young kids, as before. So I guess their formula works.

The owners (husband & wife) are really nice, hard working people who care about their customers and the town. I wish them the best of luck in the new location.

Mar 20, 2012
KinksFan in New Jersey

Huarache Azteca in Flemington

Huarache Azteca was renamed Habanero about 6 months ago. Same food and owners as Huarache - the people who own Viva Mexico on Broad St., which is also very good.

Viva Mexico
117 Broad St Ste 1, Flemington, NJ 08822

Huarache Azteca
136 Main St Ste 1, Flemington, NJ 08822

Apr 07, 2011
KinksFan in New Jersey

Fusion (New Restaurant) in Flemington, NJ

Word around town is Fusion is going bye-bye in January. Not surprising given their mediocrity. Let's hope whoever opens there next knows what they're doing.

Nov 16, 2010
KinksFan in New Jersey

Tough one - Best Restaurant in Florida?

I completely agree with you on Coq au Vin ( I'm in Orlando 2x/yr for business and always make it there at least once per trip. Consistently fabulous country French cuisine, excellent service and a calm, pleasant atmosphere that is the antithesis of the many circuses in the area. No disappointments.

Feb 03, 2010
KinksFan in Florida

Orlando recommendations for a business dinner in the middle of April

If you appreciate country French food, definitely try Coq Au Vin. Consistently fabulous food, excellent service, and a calm, pleasant, non-stuffy atmosphere absolutely appropriate for a business meeting. I'm in Orlando 2x per year for business and always make it there at least once per trip. You won't be disappointed.

Feb 03, 2010
KinksFan in Florida

Los Jarochos Mexican in Flemington

My brother & I just tried Los Jarochos, the most recent Mexican restaurant to open in Flemington. They opened about 1 yr ago in a small space in Turntable Junction previously occupied by Canela's (Latin cuisine?).

The owners are from Veracruz, so the menu is a bit different from the two other places in town owned by people from Oaxaca, with much more of a focus on seafood. Fish entrees are the priciest, topping out at $16.95. although there are plenty of other entrees in the $9-$13 range. Variety seems quite good (many items I was totally unfamiliar with), with a number of the standards, but no Fajitas. :-)

Unlike the other Mexican places in town, Los Jarochos' dining room was thoughtfully decorated, pleasant, and very clean. Service was somewhat friendly, but consistently confused and almost painfully s-l-o-w. It took 20 mins to get the complimentary basket of chips and green salsa; the appetizers came out 20 mins after that. Many diners seemed to be irritated by the slow service. The ~30 seat dining room was full when we arrived, but quickly cleared out. Service didn't improve. For a new restaurant this is excusable, but at this point they should have it together.

Once we finally received our food, it was just good. Nothing to get excited about, and definitely not as good as Viva Mexico. Service made the whole experience a bit of a downer, but I'd certainly give it a try again - on a night other than Saturday.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

May 24, 2009
KinksFan in Mid-Atlantic

Aikou in Flemington

Went there twice in the past three weeks, both times for dinner. I agree with others about the space: very attractive, however I could do without the Britney Spears videos on the flat screen next to the sushi bar. Table presentation is nice, service is very attentive.

Miso soup: same as I've had a 1000 times elsewhere, nothing special. Salad was, as others said, weak, non-descript. My tuna roll was tasty and the presentation was better than typical, but really nothing special. Can't remember the entrees I had, although one was "Thai" and the other "Malaysian," but in both instances the sauces seemed to lack the complexity that I associate with those cuisines. Also, the quantity of veggies seemed a little skimpy, as did the variety (I'd gladly have swapped a little protein for more veggies, and I'm not vegetarian). In sum, there's just not much to get excited about at this place in terms of the food.

Jun 10, 2008
KinksFan in Mid-Atlantic

Lo-Fatt Chow nr. Flemington, NJ

Tried the Rt. 202 location a few months ago after reading some positive posts here and elsewhere. After my first few bites, the only thought that came to mind was "Oy, not good." Can't even remember what I had, but it was spicy, in a heavy handed way. There was just no complexity to the sauce. Clearly the guy doing the cooking has no training whatsoever, just toss the protein & veggies in a wok and throw sauce #5 on it.

I went in with meager expectations and they were met. Not worth a trip back. BTW, there's now a 2nd location in Clinton. Guess they're trying to corner the market on "healthy" Chinese food in Hunterdon.

Jun 10, 2008
KinksFan in New Jersey

Anyone tried Fusion on Main in Flemington?

Been there a 4-5 of times since they opened about a year ago. Food is good to very good, but hardly a "destination" I'd recommend someone drive over 30 mins to visit. Service is much improved in the last few months. Dining room is NOISY even when far less than fully occupied and not a good place for a business meeting; it's much quieter on the porch.

Despite what the restaurant's name implies, there isn't much actual fusing of cuisines, and I still haven't figured out where the French part comes in (justification for the prices?). The menu's more of a tour around asia, some Thai, Chinese, India. Management would probably do themselves (and their customers) a favor by paring down the menu by 30%, particularly the deep fried stuff; there are just too many choices. They try to be everything to everybody. Some focus would be appreciated.

Jun 10, 2008
KinksFan in Mid-Atlantic