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eatgood May 17, 2009 05:41 PM

I haven't been yet, but I did get the menu! It's meat, not dairy Menu has Salds (All salads come iwth lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and your choice of dressing/ sauces. ) There's grilled chicken, fish, steak, add 3 extra, 6 extra or 9 extra toppings.

Panini Sandwiches served with your choice of fresh salad or home fries. .
Soups
Side dishes

Curious to hear if anyone has eaten there yet.

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    kiddush hopper May 17, 2009 08:45 PM

    i was there on opening night. i work across the street, and i have been waiting for it to finally open. it is a beautiful place, and good food. but it is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!!!!! and the portions are not nearly enough. the weird thing was, was that i was the only one there. they didnt have any huge grand opening, no ads in the newspapers, no special deals, just a sigh in the window.

    i hope they become succeful, but i just dont see it happening

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      mrmoose May 18, 2009 10:27 AM

      I think the market for $15 dollar sandwiches is perhaps smaller than it once was.... even the five towns has embraced value.

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      S.leah May 18, 2009 09:15 PM

      I was there tonight with my family and i thought the Restaurant was Amazing.
      The place is absolutely beautiful, and the food was DELICIOUS, we ordered around 4 different panini's and my husband had the steak; everything came in very big portions. I loved it!!!

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        MartyB May 19, 2009 04:46 AM

        I am curious, how much did they charge for the steak?

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          S.leah May 19, 2009 11:27 AM

          The Panini's were $17.00 and they came with a big plate of salad and French fries, the steak i believe was $29.00 and it is was a very big portion, the biggest I’ve seen in any Five towns Restaurant, and i know because my husband and I go out almost every night, and I’m a very big food critique.

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            MartyB May 19, 2009 01:11 PM

            Thanks for the info. I just love a good steak but hate to shlep to the city for one so having good ones locally is a big plus!

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        shanirum May 19, 2009 03:20 PM

        Got take out from there this past Sun. night. Portion size was generous,and the food was delicious. Both my husband and I ordered differently prepared chicken paninis and they wereboth really good! As mentioned alrady, the prices are a bit high for a good sandwich in today's economy.

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          havdalahclub May 21, 2009 05:12 PM

          I had their lunch special. The food was good ( I had a curried chicken panini). Their lunch special is $11.95 and it includes soup and a choice of salad or fries. My only issue is that they don't have a lunch special for their meat/chicken salads, which can cost $17.95 The proprietors may not realize that calorie counting customers may enjoy their selections, but may not want to eat bread.

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            mrmoose May 22, 2009 05:26 AM

            how would you compare their lunch special with the other ones on the block?

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              havdalahclub May 22, 2009 07:45 AM

              The food was definitely more filling than most places. Sushi doesn't have a good lunch special anymore. They used to offer their Thai soup as part of their special. Chosen's lunch special is good, but I don't find the food to be filling.

              By the way, I could see FTB cutting into both Carlos and Gabby's and Subway's business because it offers a similar type of dining.

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                absmiller May 22, 2009 01:07 PM

                Carlos and Gabby's offers a special for about half the price (6.95, I think) that includes a generously sized burger, fries, and a drink. There is also a lunch special that includes a half-portion of any of their sandwiches, a soup, and a drink. Also, Yossi's Grill has been advertising a pretty cheap lunch special. Fusion Toast Bar may have to do a little better pricewise, especially if they want to get the high schoolers to eat lunch there.

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          meems May 22, 2009 04:21 PM

          Took out from there last night. Thought it was great. Had an argentina sandwich (steak with veggies) and a ny sandwich (hot dog). Also huge and delicious chicken nuggets (a dead ringer for carlos and gabby's chicken fingers IMHO). Very yummy and not SO expensive for the portion size. There were also these shakes that were quite good. The place is huge - hope they can fill it!

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            HungryJew May 27, 2009 02:31 AM

            Had the lunch special recently. I tried the Japanese chicken on whole wheat. It came with a soup and a salad for $11.99. The sandwich was incredible and very filling. The soup left a lot to be desired and the salad was lettuce with chopped tomatoes and cucumbers. Nice deal for the price but unless they get a mass rush of orders......I don't see this deal lasting very long.

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            5townsluva Jun 9, 2009 06:32 AM

            Went there recently for the first time and found it to be fantastic. Quality steak the special was $25 for a large piece of meat cooked perfectly, big israeli salad - not rancid spoiled lettuce, fries. Argentenian steak toast was incredible and very filling also came with salad and fries. It is not a cheap place but I don't see how any place can give so much food for sucha good deal 20% off monday nights. Also, the lunch special is reasonable because the sandwich is so big you can share it with a friend. They have a wed night special for two - 2 sand, 2 soups, salad fries $32.99. I hope they stick around because the other places need to step up their game and be cleaner and have better service.

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              eatgood Jul 1, 2009 12:05 PM

              I went for lunch with my daughter. We loved it. The place is very pretty, the service was excellent. And we loved the dipping sauce for the bread.

              The menu isn't cheap, but if you go for hte lunch special, or for one of the dinner specials (20% off Mondays, 32.99 for two wednesdays), then it's great.

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                WillieWillie Jul 1, 2009 03:57 PM

                Went there a few times for the lunch special.It is a little pricey for lunch. The soup tasted very bland, almost as if it was from a can.The salad is chopped tomatoes and cucumbers- nothing special. The paninis were good. But, skimpy on the meat/chicken servings within the panini. Each time I went the place was either empty or had a table of 3-4 people. That is it- for a very large place. I think if they remedy the complaints that I have mentioned, they may be able to last. Otherwise, I do not see it. And, too bad, 5T needs more variety.

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                meems Jul 2, 2009 05:44 AM

                Went twice more since my original post here. Both times food was excellent. Had the pargiot (cornish hen) panini once and the Argentine sandwich. Both terrific. My husband and kids loved their choices as well (some kind of asian sandwich and a hot dog panini). Service a bit on the inattentive side though. Also, the menu doesn't exactly lend itself to dieters' needs. I have no idea how they plan to fill the store every day, but that's what I thought about the new Sunflowers cafe and that place is constantly buzzing, so who knows?

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