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Mosaica - NJ. Excellent

Howard Nov 2, 2008 02:12 PM

I have been there a number of times over the past few months and it has become one of my favorites. The food is outstanding, ambience is nice and intimate and the service has been very good. The owners, Michel and Dalia, are very accommodating and eager to please.

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    koshergourmetmart RE: Howard Nov 5, 2008 07:37 AM

    did you go to mosaica when todd aaron owned it and cooked there?

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      Howard RE: koshergourmetmart Nov 9, 2008 07:05 PM

      Yes I did. I think the food is as good as it was if not better.. The ambience is nicer as they enclosed the kitchen, so you no longer have a smoke filled dining room. Also, the mall was renovated and it is much more pleasant looking outside.

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      stevorino RE: Howard Nov 6, 2008 12:52 PM

      How are the prices?

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        Howard RE: stevorino Nov 9, 2008 07:07 PM

        I think the prices are reasonable for what you are getting. I think entrees are in the mid to to high 20's. Also, remember it is BYOB.

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          midasgold RE: Howard Nov 17, 2008 05:15 PM

          My son and daughter-in-law ate there within the past couple of months, due to my recommendation which I gleaned from this very board! They both loved it and would go back again, even though they live in Monsey, which is in a different State. (I've never eaten there myself, but would like to try it; hopefully it will still be in business if and when the economy finally imporves enough for us to consider eating in a restaurant.)

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            njkosher RE: midasgold Nov 18, 2008 04:36 AM

            Mosaica is consistently good. You should try the Meurgez appetizer which is great. It is BYOB, which is also great.

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        jdh11 RE: Howard Nov 20, 2008 11:06 AM

        I went with a group of 10 non-jewish co-workers there about a year ago, and everyone enjoyed it. I brought a few bottles of kosher (mevushal) wine and the restaurant opened them for us. And the service and the food was great.

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          Howard RE: Howard Nov 26, 2008 07:54 AM

          Had dinner there last night with a colleague. It was outstanding. After appetizers of Moroccan vegetarian cigars and a mixed Middle Eastern plate, I had the duck and he had the lamb. Service was great, as usual.
          I took a peak at the Thanksgiving menu - prix fixe of $45. Looked wonderful. I think there are 3 seatings - Noon, 3 and 6.

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            bfarkas RE: Howard Dec 1, 2008 11:36 AM

            I ate there 2 weeks ago. First time. Ambiance - pleasant; Service - very attentive; Presentation - beautiful; Taste - Better than almost anywhere else in the NY metro area. But still missing that "Oh Wow" sensation that comes when an outstanding flavor hits your palate. Generally under-seasoned food. Missing the punch of flavors that can really open up a dish. I get that at Tevere, and got it at Solo when the guest chef was in; occasionally at Pasta Factory; and when Esme first opened. But not here. Will still go back, because it's still far better than anything we have around the Teaneck area. And Michel was very open and interested in hearing what we had to say.

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