NJgrandma
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    September 10, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
NJgrandma's Reviews
 
Portugal: Land of Explorers In the 15th Century, Prince Henry the navigator ordered his explorers to bring back to Portugal any exotic fruits, nuts and plants from the new lands. Tomatoes and potatoes are taken to Europe, Brazilian pineapples were introduced to Azores, Brazilian chili peppers grew in Angola, African coffee was transplanted to Brazil. Today the Portuguese fondness for ingredients like cinnamon or curry powder, is also a legacy of his time. The Romans brought wheat and introduced onion, garlic, olives and grapes. Later the Moors were the first to plant rice and introduced figs, planted groves of lemons, oranges and almond trees. Portugal is a seafaring nation with a well-developed fishing industry trading cod since the 15th century. Today, naturally, Portuguese cuisine varies from region to region , but fresh fish and shellfish are found on virtually every menu. BOM APETITE!!!!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Don't need to travel for Portugese
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2003
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Really good Portugese food without having to travel to Newark. It's an attractive storefront setting with parking in the rear. Service is better than average for this area and food is delicious although a tad pricey. 1st time we went was a Sunday evening. It was quiet and very pleasant. The 2nd time was on a Sat. It was crowded, noisy & really hopping. Prefer to return on a quieter evening and we will return!"
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Now in the 30th year, this "winning" Restaurant Row Italian is renowned for its "Roman style specialties". (Don't miss "those fried artichokes"), "gracious services" and "after the theater" crowd departs for a more relaxed meal.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Restaurant row gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"2nd time here, first time was dinner pre theatre. This time lunch pre theatre. Really delicious but kind of surprised that lunch menu was essentially the same as the dinner menu. This means it's a fairly heavy lunch as well as pricey for lunch. Will certainly eat here again but more likely for dinner not lunch."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Copper Canyon is the official restaurant of the Blue Bay Inn. Offering incredible southwestern cuisine and a tequila bar like no other, this award winning venue is most famously known for its pasilla pepper steak, crab cakes, and signature margaritas!<br /><br><br><br />A 2011 & 2012 James Beard nominee, chef and owner, Michael Krikorian keeps things fresh and creative with amazing flavors in every dish. <br /><br><br><br />A superior tequila bar with over 150 tequilas also allows for unique flights and tequila tastings regularly. <br /><br><br><br />Tequila Dinners are a great way to try both the incredible food and some fine tequilas specifically paired with one another. <br /><br><br><br />Still no sign on the door, 16 years later, Copper Canyon has built and maintained this business by word of mouth. Only horseshoes on the doors let you know that you have arrived at the one and only Copper Canyon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Have never been here before because they don't put prices on the on-line menu so assumed it was very pricey. Decided to try it anyway for our anniversary. Found prices are reasonable & food delicious. Hubby had crab cake app - fantastic! I had tuna taquitos - really yummy. Both ordered steak ($33) Apps so large we should have shared the steak. Steak was very nicely seasoned & tender. A lovely anniversary meal and we will return.
Other reviews have mentioned how noisy this place is. We were there on a Mon night, not busy & not noisy. Maybe different on the weekend.
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Dined on 9/08/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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