The Week’s Best Reviews
Menuism reviewers are among the most enthusiastic foodies you’ll ever find. In their continuous pursuit of delicious food, they’ll occasionally come across a rare gem of a restaurant that is almost too good to be true. Read reviewer highlights from the past week to find out which restaurants are users are going wild for!
Cafe Panache in Ramsey, NJ isn’t just your average run-of-the-mill café. Its sophisticated setting, breathtaking views, and eclectic dishes have turned MotherGrizzly into an instant devotee:
I can’t believe I haven’t been to place because the food and atmosphere was perfect in every sense. I felt like I discovered a good secret. The elegant setting definitely helps up-the-ante in how you feel in this place, which is exactly the point. You want to feel like you’re a million bucks and this place does it for you.
Opting for the curried Prince Edward Island mussels and the warm free-range chicken salad with garden vegetables, she was delighted with her order:
I loved the curried mussels from Prince Edward Island. This was a great way to start off the lunch with a wonderful appetizer as such. It wasn’t terribly spicy but there was enough to give it that extra boost of flavor. The mussels are extremely fresh and complement the curry sauce quite well. It’s actually a steal for only $8.00.
I topped it off with a chicken salad that isn’t just any old chicken salad. A free range chicken is used for this dish and it makes a huge difference in tenderness and taste. While the chicken is warmed up nicely, the salad is refreshingly cool made up of garden vegetables. It’s a great deal at $15.00 because it’s a good-sized meal.
Beautiful ambience and delicious food for an affordable price? It doesn’t get much better than that!
Yet another user review that has our stomach’s growling: Traderdt’s glowing review of Cedars Mediterranean Grille in Manassas, VA. Declaring it the “most amazing Mediterranean food ever,” this Cedars Mediterranean Grille enthusiast dishes on menu favorites below:
Cedars is AMAZING! The food is the best I have ever have, the owner is the nicest man in the world, and the atmosphere and music are pleasing. There is no reason I wouldn’t go there; in fact, I go there at least 3 times a month. Make sure you get either the chicken shawarma (wrap or meal), fatteh eggplant, or the lamb kabob! If you prefer American dishes, the lobster ravioli, turkey pesto wrap, and shrimp scampi are equally as delicious! I definitely recommend!
In a five-star dish rating of the baba ghannouj wrap, traderdt writes:
This comes with a choice of a salad or fries. I am a working girl and a college student and I get this every day I have to work and then go to class. It’s so delicious. I also get the Baba Ghannouj appetizer sometimes when I go into the restaurant for dinner.
Sounds like quite the devoted patron! Then again, when the food is that good, who wouldn’t want to eat it every day?
Another one of our favorite reviews of the week came from soccerpup712. It was love at first bite when soccerpup712 fell deep into foodie bliss at That’s Amore in Collingswood, NJ: “Went here today for my birthday dinner and everything was perfect from the drinks to the service to the dessert!” The party ordered Jersey special gnocchi, Sunday gravy and spaghetti and meatballs, which earned rave reviews all-around: “Every single dish was delicious and everyone had leftovers, the portions were so so very generous!” It was the Jersey blueberry cobbler, however, that earned the highest of praises, with soccerpup712 proclaiming:
THIS COBBLER MUST HAVE CAME FROM THE GODS. It was warm, rich but not too much, sweet, blueberry, and a ample portion accented by vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. We split that among us and the cannolis were very good, but not as stand out as the cobbler. And just to exemplify their service, they did a little celebration and brought me chocolate mousse with a candle in it for my birthday, complimentary, which was delicious.
Now that’s amore! The cobbler sounds to-die-for, doesn’t it?
Last but not least, we’d like to give props to Rb31 for an awesome review of Rodizio Grill in Salt Lake City, UT. Though it may be far drive for Rb31, no amount of distance has ever stopped this reviewer from making the trip year after year for the food. Serving a mash-up of classic favorites and exotic foods like rattlesnake, Rodizio Grill has a wide assortment of menu items. Rb31 writes:
There are several restaurants similar to this place but none quite measure up. Rodizio Grill is an amazing restaurant with amazing cuisine. Most high class places you go in and you sit down to order off of a menu, here however you sit down and they bring by various items for you. Some are classics such as pot roast, spicy chicken, BBQ pork, and the like. However there are also more exotic types of food such as buffalo, chicken hearts, and rattlesnake. All of their meat is cooked to perfection and is hot, juicy, sweet, and tender. I personally guarantee if you like meat, this will be your favorite restaurant after your first time eating there. There is a very fresh salad bar as well as an excellent selection of deserts and drinks. Some are originals from Brazil, others are classics like creme brulee. It is worth every penny, and even when I lived out of state I made sure to go at least once a year. The service is excellent and the food is beyond compare.
For all you meat-lovers out there, welcome to paradise.
For more reviewer highlights, stay tuned for Wednesdays!