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“Fusion of a Different Kind”
Review of Abba

Abba
Ranked #21 of 56 Restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Marlboro, New Jersey
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fusion of a Different Kind”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We went to Abba to celebrate my wife’s birthday and had an extraordinary dining experience. Abba is in a home that was converted to a restaurant and as a result had an intimate feel that was enhanced by Middle Eastern accents, interesting paintings and large bar. Although we had reservations and they had plenty of space outdoors, which is where we preferred to eat, during this beautiful evening we were directed to a somewhat tight table near the entry of the restaurant. It would have been nice if management were a bit more accommodating in its seating arrangements.

The real story at Abba is the food. I can best describe the fusion as a combination of Thai and Middle Eastern and it is likely you will try several dishes and spice combinations that you never previously experienced. The outstanding dishes we enjoyed included the marinated eggplant and grilled calamari, the short ribs, the seafood stew (not to be missed) and the lobster and shrimp pad thai. The food is nothing short of outstanding and although creative and unique, all members of our party, which included two college age children, found the food both accessible and very enjoyable. Abba is a restaurant that is not to be missed.

  • Visited August 2012
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Boston
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“ABBA A GREAT RESTAURANT”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

We are local and go to this restaurant frequently. It is, yes, expensive, but we are happy to find such quality at our end of Cape Cod. In our view, it is the best restaurant in the area. It has an imaginative, creative kitchen offering choices ranging from Asian to Israeli to Chatham seafare, excellent service and a charming ambiance. In the recent past I have had two of the best meals I have ever had anywhere, including Paris, Rome and New York. The quality is world class. If you are lucky enough to get a reservation, go!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Monomoy
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Vincennes, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“AB FAB !”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Absolutely fabulous cuisine ! a bit expensive but definitely worth it.
Fresh, original, spicy, delicious.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank NatCher
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

I'm totally a fan. From the perfect cucumber martini to the lick your plate clean type entree of fresh pea risotto with scallops (which were cooked to perfection) the dinner was superb! Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant! Love love this place!

Visited August 2012
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious, unique menu - bad service”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had a delicious meal at this lovely but casual restaurant. However, the server really behaved as if she couldn't be bothered with us being there, and the entrees took forever to come. Not once did she ever stop by to keep us updated. Then, when she brought the dessert menus, she did not return for 20 minutes. But that time, we just wanted the check, but that took even more time. Again, this may have been because we were there after Labor Day and the staff is exhausted by the end of the summer. But service is half the experience at a restaurant, and this one was definitely lacking. It's too bad, because the food is terrific.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank LivinginDenver
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