Onasis in Cherry Hill, closed for good
- mschow Dec 31, 2008 05:03 AM
Does anyone know when they closed? This is very sad; it was never crowded, even though the food was quite good. How depressing it must have been for them to be serving up superior food to an empty restaurant while people waited over an hour directly across the street at Cheesecake Factory and Brio. Probably the best selection of fresh seafood in the entire area; and they served a mussel dish that was one of the most delicious I have ever had. Where else can you get Greek food in the area?
On the other hand, no restaurant that has been in that location has done well. It's what I would call a 'jinxed location'. The diner that had been there previously was disgusting, and they 2 Italian restaurants there before that were forgettable.
I noticed it was closed ove rthe weekend. It is a shame as the owners were always nice and the quality consistant. I am afraid that the majority of the public would rather wait for a mediocre chain than tp try a local spot.
The final nail was probably Blue2O down the street. Haven't been there but it is a mediteranian seafood concept from Quality Dining Inc. the same group who owns the local Chilis franchises.
As for location, I agree, this was the first restaurant in that spot that was worthy of surviving.