Tag: restaurant review

A Midsummer’s Night Wine Dinner

Story and photo by Bob Sacks Summertime cries out for thirst-quenching white and rosé wines; certainly this summer’s oppressive heat and humidity, even more so, but die-hard wine drinkers will seek out...

August 29, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Graze

Graze Rating: Good    The “Local Food” movement is the latest dining trend in many of the hottest big city restaurants, but it seems more likely to better succeed in...

August 11, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Matata Asian Cuisine

Matata Asian Cuisine Rating: Good        How could the origin of the name Matata on the sign of a Pan Asian Restaurant on Route 35 North in Middletown,...

July 28, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: The Grand Tavern

  The Grand Tavern Rating: Good+    We usually avoid restaurants that practice a no-reservations policy; 40 minutes had passed and we were still waiting to be seated at the...

July 14, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Barrio Costero

  Barrio Costero Rating:  Good Now, for something completely different! Our area has no shortage of Mexican restaurants, but with few exceptions, most are more similar than not. Barrio Costero,...

June 30, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: 2nd Floor

  2nd Flr. Restaurant Rating: Very Good How does he do it? The restaurant is packed, but Sam Nativo Jr., chef and co-owner of 2nd Flr., works alone in a...

May 18, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Christine’s Italian Restaurant

CHRISTINE’S Rating: Good+ We have all been to restaurants that strive to emulate haute cuisine and fall short because they lack the culinary chops to pull off such an overly...

April 19, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Muang Thai

Muang Thai Rating: Very Good As we were pondering where to eat next, divine intervention in the form of a timely suggestion from a longtime reader directed us to Muang...

April 2, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Posillipo

POSILLIPO Rating: Good Normally, we would not visit a restaurant that had only been open for just three or four weeks for purposes of a review. It’s usually best to...

March 16, 2016 | comments

Blunders, Bummers, and Disappointments 2015

Lest you think the life of a restaurant critic is all foie gras and truffles, we have decided to share some of our less than wonderful experiences this past year,...

December 24, 2015 | comments

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