Having gone to Mcloone's in Long Branch we were really excited to try the West Orange location. Since our experience in Long Branch was nothing short of spectacular I didn't even bother to read through any reviews on Mc Loone's West Orange.. I should have.
We were immediately struck by the cafeteria atmosphere from the outset but were not about to pass judgment at that point.
The food was beyond beyond beyond disappointing. My husband ordered clam chowder which was served luke warm. I ordered this tuna tartare type dish which came out looking like chunks of desgustingness on a plate aside a small heap of wilted lettuce. I will be honest with you before I even tasted the food I knew by the heap of wilted dead lettuce that this was just not going to be good. The presentation was as if nobody even cared. Seriously, who throws dead lettuce on a plate as a garnish???!!!
My salad came out and the chicken was dead and dry. The lettuce was so jam packed in the bowl that I could not even maneuver the salad. I imagined someone taking their hand and jam packing all that lettuce in there. I have never seen anything like it! Let loose it probably would have served 10 people. My husband had the crab cake sandwich and he said the crab cake was good but the fries were ice cold. To top off the horrible food, the prices are ridiculously steep for below grade food served in a cafeteria.
This place reminded us of a very bad applebee's off the beat and path. I would not even put this on the level of a tgi fridays. Sadly,I am pretty sure this place will be out of business soon because nobody will ever go back..
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