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“Would go again for the bar, not the food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Water Bar and Grill

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Sweet Water Bar and Grill
10 N. Rt 130, Cinnaminson, NJ
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Ranked #13 of 32 Restaurants in Cinnaminson
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
philadelphia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Would go again for the bar, not the food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I was very excited when Sweet Water opened because it seemed like a "philly type" place but without needing to cross the bridge. However, I have to say our service was poor and the food was even poorer. The waiter seemed very unprepared and did not know the menu at all. It seemed like he was just pulled from the diner side of the restaurant and had no training on the restaurant end.
There were four of us and each of our meals were either average or below. Someone got a turkey gobbler type sandwich and it was awful! The stuffing tasted like spongey bread and had no spices or seasoning. The prime rib sandwich that I got tasted bland, almost old, like they were using leftovers from the diner. There were 2 burgers at the table, both OK, but nothing spectacular.
On a positive note, our appetizer, the buffalo chicken meatballs, were very good and a unique offering.
In my opinion the restaurant and diner are sharing foods in order to create different dishes and be more economical. This is a great idea, when done properly. My experience showed that they were not executing this plan well. Sweet Water's prices are on the higher end, and if they wish to continue to charge higher prices they need to correct some inconsistencies in this business model.

Pros - Beautiful inside, big bar, lots of specialty cocktail options, outdoor seating area
Cons- Service was mediocre, quality of the food was not equal to the high prices they charge

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New Jersey
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Just opened and great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

They just opened a few months ago. What a great experence. The food was wonderful. Very nice menu. The Martini menu was also very nice. Service was great. We will go again. We may even plan our Christmas party here. Highly recommend.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice Place and great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Place is beautiful inside! Service was decent and food was delicious! My wife got the Sweet Water Burger, tasted like really juicy meatloaf and was huge! I got the Shrimp Santatori, minus the cheese. Lots of shrimp and I was full when we left. Prices were a little on the higher side. I can't wait till warm weather to have lunch on the back patio area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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