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“Gourmet Cafe was a Sweet Dining Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gourmet Cafe Restaurant

Gourmet Cafe Restaurant
136 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054 (Formerly Gourmet Cafe)
973-316-0088
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Ranked #1 of 102 restaurants in Parsippany
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Andover, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Gourmet Cafe was a Sweet Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I met two friends for dinner at the Gourmet Cafe. We had never been there before but the Cafe was recommended to one of my friends. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the time flew by. The food was delicious--if you are a mussels marinara fan, don't miss these. Salads were very good--nice presentation and reasonable as were the entrees. The chef came out into the dining room and asked how our food was, etc. Very nice touch. It's a BYOB so grab your wine and enjoy Gourmet Cafe.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Milford, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“2nd time a charm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The first time I visited this restaurant the experiecnce was good but not what I expected. The food and service were good but not great. It might have been because it was very busy or just an off night. So i decided to give it another shot and was very pleasantly surprised.
Friday night, pretty busy, made a phone call to see if there were any free tables, they said yes we can seat you. Arrived in 10 min and were swifly escorted to a table waiting for us, How Cool!! We ordered appitizers which were excellent, the entree was first rate. Strawberry Bass with a spice crust, really really good!!! Dessert was homemade and first rate.
Spent about 2.5 hrs eating and then talking to the Chef / Owner Pat and his staff,
Gourmet Cafe has made it to my list of regular eateries that I will go back with friends and family.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great BYOB”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went on a recommendation of a friend and were happy we did! We were thrilled they would take a reservation for 2, not many restaurants do. The service was excellent. The food was really good, large portions. Very friendly and comfortable. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a really good BYOB.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great food, even better service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A great menu that reminds me of my time in Italy, and the tastes are right on point too. Great value due to huge portion sizes so you will never leave hungry. Excellent service with a personal touch from the owner who even gave us a ride home after our meal! Plus, you can bring your own booze! If ever a restaurant deserves a 5/5 rating, it's Gourmet Cafe.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. Great food and service. We will definitely go back again. The chef even came out to meet us since it was out first time at the restaurant!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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