Ahhhh. It's Fri. 2/15
Posted 15 February 2002 - 05:51 AM
Posted 15 February 2002 - 08:54 AM
Then maybe a couple beers at the Brewpub across the street.
Give a man a fish, he eats for a Day.
Teach a man to fish, he eats for Life.
Teach a man to sell fish, he eats Steak
Posted 15 February 2002 - 10:24 AM
Sorry to butt in here.. but I've been to French Quarter and the food was fantastic but the ambience was lacking. There was no background music or anything and the only other couple in the whole place kept laughing at what WE were talking about. Hopefully, on busier nights that's not such a problem.
Let me know about The French Quarter. Never been. Bella Rosa can get noisy on a Sat. night. BYO.
Posted 15 February 2002 - 12:50 PM
For the actual Valentine's night, Dee worked late, so I made fettucine with lightly browned garlic, chopped bacon, parsley and coarsely chopped asian greens when she arrived home.
Posted 15 February 2002 - 02:59 PM
Girasole is an attractive BYO that's become very popular - but our meal last fall (which took several tries to get reservations) left us feeling somewhat underwhelmed, both in terms of food and service. We'll probably try it again to see whether it was them or us.
Opah Grille is becoming a favorite spot for us. Quite a variety of fish, though some of the other choices can be somewhat limiting (salad is something of a weak spot, particularly for Ken). Nice wine list, good service.
We'll be interested to see what you think of these places!
Posted 19 February 2002 - 07:03 PM
The French Quarter in Wayne, now that place has to be experienced. Yes, the ambience can be a tad nonexistent at times, but go on a Saturday night, when the Mike Denny Centennial (Dixieland) Band is in the house. They usually start around 8pm, and play till Sunday. A great band, and where else can you hear live Dixieland music? As for the food, Jean-Paul does a wonderful job. There are always oyster specials, which we have had, but didn't this time. Our group of 4 had Mussels on The Bayou, 5 Meat Gumbo and 2 lobster bisques. For entrees, we had the special grilled salmon, a veal and ham dish, polenta in a mushroom sauce and pulled pork. Dessert, well, I always have the bread pudding with a whisky sauce, so I don't care what anyone else had! Don't forget to try the Hurricanes! Delicious! With drinks and tip, about $50/person.
Posted 20 February 2002 - 05:54 AM
2320 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
No, you wouldn't need a reservation on a weeknight unless it was Bastille Day or Mardi Gras! Just a warning, it might be quiet. I think they have live music Friday nights in addition to Saturday night.
Posted 20 February 2002 - 09:26 AM
Posted 20 February 2002 - 09:58 AM
following Walter Maier's excellent directions, it's about a quarter mile past past the Pompton Waterfalls, Maroon Auto, and the enormous CVS store. Less than five min from Rosemary & Sage.
An alternate way would be to come up 23, take the 202 north exit, and follow 202, which goes directly past the joint. Dee and I have it on our list of places to visit, so e-mail me if you're interested in joining us.