True wizardry in the kitchen.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Great pizza and more keep customers coming back.
Monday, September 24, 2012
What are your favorite lunch spots? Is The Orange Squirrel one of them?
Friday, September 21, 2012
Have you tried this new restaurant on Bloomfield Ave.?
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Brazilian home cooking like the food served along the southern coast.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The restaurant and gastro-lounge has confirmed a soft opening date of Friday.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The food makes up for any shortcomings in decor.
In the fast-food nation we live in today, it's unusual to come across a restaurant focused on nutrition and calories. But Muscle Maker Grill, which opened the end of May at 10 Park Street, does exactly that—it focuses on the customer's health. And the restaurant does it without sacrificing taste. Muscle Maker Grill started from a single restaurant in 1995 but has spread to include about 40 restaurants in New Jersey and countless more in other parts of the country including several in Florida and Texas. The one in Montclair takes the place of what was once Mexicali Rose and is located just off Bloomfield Avenue. The inside of Muscle Maker Grill is, at first, a bit disconcerting with its in-your-face red walls and noisy flat-screen …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Critic has a lot of nice things to say about the Montclair restaurant.
A summer evening may be the perfect time to stop by Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen, which opened in Montclair in October, according to New York Times food critic Scott Veale. Veale's glowing review of the Montclair eatery, which rated Fin "Worth It," ran Friday in the N.Y./Region section of the Times. Veale reported that a visit to Fin in November found a work in progress with haphazard service and hit-or-miss cooking. But, now, the place has gotten its act together, he said. "We tried lots of oysters—there are at least a half-dozen varieties on any given night—and there wasn't a clunker among them. (There's a reason Fin sells as many as 1,000 a week.) You might mix up a dozen of the delicate Beau Soleils and kumamotos with the meatier …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
This fusion of French and Lebanese fare has just opened its doors on Bloomfield Avenue.
Even by the world-class standards set by Montclair's army of restaurants, the interior of Uncle Moustache is unique. The walls are covered in an array of artwork that makes it feel as though you've just stepped inside a bistro in the heart of Paris. But the food is defiantly Lebanese. A very jovial co-owner, Ali Lyoussi, said he just opened Uncle Moustache this week at 702 Bloomfield Avenue, the former site of Taj Palace that's sandwiched between two other restaurants, Toast and Marrakech. The restaurant is just a few doors down from where Lalezar, a Turkish restaurant, used to be before it closed up shop more than a year ago. So how will Uncle Moustache succeed where others have failed? "Our food is much lighter than at Marrakech and at…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Alessandra Whitney, a 2012 graduate of Montclair High School, is a blogger and restaurant critic. Her blog, Food Life, features several reviews of Montclair restaurants. She will attend Montclair State University in the fall.
Alessandra Whitney's blog, Food Life, critiques Montclair restaurants including Dai Kichi. Dai Kichi is hands down one of the best restaurants in Montclair. Although you usually end up spending a small fortune, the fresh seafood and high quality food is well worth the expense. I have yet to come across an unsatisfying meal prepared by this restaurant. Memories linger in the walls of Dai Kichi as I have been part of many social gatherings here, including my sweet 16 dinner. Dai Kichi has a varied menu, as well as a complete sushi menu. The sushi menu is filled with exotic delicacies such as eel, shrimp, king crab, soft shell crab, vegetables, salmon, tuna, and caviar. Each roll is filled with flavor and surprises. Whether it's the most …