GGBShortHills
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 31, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
GGBShortHills's Reviews
 
"Dinner at this jewel-like restaurant has been described as the “ultimate level of culinary enlightenment” stated the Asbury Park Press. Serenade serves contemporary French cuisine created by the collaborated efforts of James and Nancy Laird. Come visit this beautiful restaurant located in the picturesque town of Chatham, New Jersey."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent Thanksgiving Dinner!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Gnocchi appetizer and the Turkey main course were cooked to perfection, especially when paired with the Corton Grand Cru. As usual, we had a wonderful meal at Serenade."
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food" <br />Bernard Shaw <br /><br />The essence of Almayass is best described<br />"...when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Lebanese in NYC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Hands-down, the best Lebanese restaurant in NYC. Fantastic surroundings, excellent food and attentive service make for a memorable dining experience. Don't miss the Kibbe Nayeh, the Kafta with Cherries and the Armenian-influenced dishes."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Experience the new db bistro moderne! Chef Daniel Boulud's contemporary French bistro has undergone a complete renovation. With the addition of a handsome new cocktail bar, and a newly-crafted menu db bistro serves updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine. <br /> <br />Located one block East of Times Square, db bistro is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater dining, a Midtown business lunch or breakfast 'L'Express' of cappuccino and viennoisserie at the bar. A $48 pre-theater prix-fixe dinner menu is available in addition to a full a la carte menu. The Lunch Prix Fixe menu will have you back to your desk or off to a matinee quickly and affordably.<br /><br />db is happy to host large parties and private events from 14-165 guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not what db Bistro moderne was...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2002
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"db Bistro moderne seems to have lost its touch. We had lunch last Sunday and were unimpressed by the lack of flavors in the classic dishes we have enjoyed there for many years, including the Burger (looked nice but no flavor), the Blanquette de Veau (dry and underwhelming), the beet salad with quinoa (completely "confused" in terms of flavors), etc. A real disappointment as this has been one of our favorite bistros in the City. To make matters worse, the service was mediocre at best and could have been at any NYC diner. Mr Boulud, please fix it. We want our old Bistro moderne back!"
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Co-Owners Brian Piccini and Executive Chef Christopher Coombs are proud of their award winning Restaurant & Bar, Deuxave in the Back Bay. The inspiration behind the restaurant’s American Nouveau Cuisine is seasonality, with a focus on working with the finest farms and purveyors, sourcing out the freshest, local ingredients and amplifying their magnificence. The cuisine is strongly rooted in the nouvelle techniques of contemporary French cuisine, married with the splendor of American ingredients in a refined, but casual setting. Deuxave’s (pronounced doo-ave) name plays homage to its location at the corners of Commonwealth Ave and Massachusetts Ave.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent Dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a wonderful restaurant specializing in modern French & Continental cuisine, matched by beautiful decor, wine list and service. The duo of Carpaccio and Beef Tartare, as well as the coriander crusted Tuna were outstanding!"
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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As you enter this newly remodeled restaurant, your eyes will immediately be brought to our open fish display with fresh whole fish from the Mediterranean and sustainably farmed as well. In addition our selection of quality meats and poultry will entice the palette of all culinary preferences.<br /><br> <br /><br> <br /><br />You will delight in the simplicity, our respect for the food and allowing the quality of the ingredients to speak for themselves.<br /><br> <br /><br> <br />Our mission is simply to bring friends and family together to enjoy old world flavors presented with a passion for excellence in dining and hospitality.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Greek Food in NJ
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lithos is by far the best Greek and Mediterranean restaurant in NJ. It is on par with the best in NYC and as authentic as Greece. Don't miss this wonderful dining experience. The Mezze and the Fresh Fish are not to be missed."
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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When you’ve got a yen for a succulent flavorful steak cooked just how you like it, at an exciting new establishment, suburban in convenience, urban in design & attitude…Treat yourself to a Rare experience. At Rare, it's all about the steak. Select cuts of prime Dry aged beef, cooked to your specifications, are presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. Selections from the Raw Bar include oysters, colossal shrimp cocktail & Rare's "shellfish extravaganza", a combo of delicacies. For those who hunger for something other than steak, choose from lamb, veal, poultry & fish entrees that are expertly prepared & plated. Wine aficionados take note…Rare's cellar is home to just the right Glass or bottle of wine with which to accompany your meal. Rare boasts a generously sized bar, the perfect spot to unwind, socialize & network after a hard day's work & commute. For exceptional dining so close to home, simply reserve your table, sit back & enjoy the Rare experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good Steakhouse
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Rare is a good, not great, Steakhouse. Our appetizers took over an hour to arrive, our steaks were on the overcooked side and the service was OK at best. Much improvement is required for it to rival many of the better NJ Steakhouses such as Roots, Rod's, etc. The only highlight was the Manager, who was very understanding and did his best to make it a nice evening for our group."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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As you enter this newly remodeled restaurant, your eyes will immediately be brought to our open fish display with fresh whole fish from the Mediterranean and sustainably farmed as well. In addition our selection of quality meats and poultry will entice the palette of all culinary preferences.<br /><br> <br /><br> <br /><br />You will delight in the simplicity, our respect for the food and allowing the quality of the ingredients to speak for themselves.<br /><br> <br /><br> <br />Our mission is simply to bring friends and family together to enjoy old world flavors presented with a passion for excellence in dining and hospitality.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Greek Restaurant in NJ
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lithos is simply outstanding and as good, maybe even better, than the best Greek Restaurants in NYC (Milos, Kellari, etc.) The food, service, setting and atmosphere come together to consistently form a simply exceptional dining experience."
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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