I was visiting relatives in Newark, NJ and was not at all interested when they suggested this place for dinner. I proposed that we eat in Manhattan, but was out voted. My expectations were pretty low and I planned to drown my disappointment in liquor. However, I was totally blown away...and that's a good thing. The service and the food were awesome!! We were a group of six and we each had a different entree. I nibbled from everyone's plate and loved it all. My suckling pig was moist, well seasoned, and the skin was crisp. The wine selection is good (not great), but not at all over priced. The portions are large, so be prepared to get a doogie bag. I was going to get an appetizer, but changed my mind when the salad arrived. Apparently, it's provided to start the meal in the same manner that Mexican eateries provide salsa and chips. The salad arrived on two large "family-style" platters and iincluded an assortment of vegetables. A couple of "family style" sides also were included with the entrees. One side was nicely seasoned potatos and, sorry, but I can't remember the other one. The place was crowded on a Sunday night and everyone appeared to be having a great time.
This place is not far from the Amtrak station in Newark, NJ. So, if you're taking the train to New York City, get off in Newark, eat here, and get back on the train.
This place is so good, I plan to visit my relatives more often just so I can eat here again. The food is totally worth any family drama that may occur and, for a little while, I can forget that I'm in Newark. (Just kidding, who doesn't love Newark?)
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