Our first visit to NYAJ's in Beverly happened late on this past Labor Day Monday. We arrived at 9 pm (closing was 10) for a light supper after a long drive.
Entering an appealingly lit bar and restaurant combination, mostly booths, with sort of a 50's / 60's decor, we were struck by the very positive and chatty waiter and an extremely broad and eclectic menu. Excellent bread was offered with a unique and delicious dipping sauce.
We were tempted by many dishes but, given the advanced hour, we decided to build a shared snack from the appetizer list. Our selections were the Forno Baked Chicken Quesadilla, the Asian Chicken Dumplings and the Sweet Potato Steak Fries...the first two were simply exceptional, while the fries were good but nothing unusual. We washed these items down with a very nice local wheat ale on tap. And, of course, a couple more rounds of the bread and dipping oil.
Great looking desserts but we passed. The snack took about an hour and ten minutes and the bill was around $31 plus tip.
We will definitely go back for a full meal. Ambiance is sedate, cozy, welcoming and informal. Food offerings are all just a bit different...and appear to be made from scratch with some extra creativity. Nice bar menu and a couple TV's without being too "sports bar." The restaurant is located on the end corner of a strip mall close to the street with good parking. Great place!
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