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Aug 12, 2009 11:53 AM

NJ Monthly Top 25 Restaurants

Here is the link to the critics picks

Just posting as an FYI, I have no opinion on this particular matter.
Anytime advertising dollars are involved who knows what is real.

Like the song goes "One time a thing occurred to me what's real, and what's for sale"

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  1. Ok, I'll be the one to throw the first stone....

    Avenue? in Long Branch? Really?


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    1. re: RPMcMurphy

      Again.....the Avenue?

      Benny magnet and I'm sure it's not long before a "House Wives of NJ" episode is filmed there.

      They charge like 400$ for a bottle of Grey Goose vodka and a velvet rope....Oh....and the lobster roll, is horrible.

    2. Thanks for posting that.
      Did you see who won the readers choice for 'Best Chain'?
      Applebys, or as I refer to it: Crapplebys.
      I am astounded...I will admit to having some good meals and fresh seafood at Bonefish (also on the list), but Applebys? Seriously??? OY.

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      1. re: mschow

        Well, I won't call horshit on that pick, way too many Appleby's around and not so many Bonefish as far as chains. They fall in the middle of 'there are a lot of them' and they aren't horrible as some others, so I can see the peoples choice on that one.

        1. re: mschow

          I am NOT an Appleby's fan, but it is one of the top-rated chains in terms of people's favorites on a nationwide level. Most of their food is just bad-for-you junk. But they do have a weight watchers menu that has to appeal to a lot of people. I dunno, if I had to go with best widespread mid-price chain it would probably be On The Border...

        2. I think this is more NJ relevant, than food and media "news"

          I'm surprised to see Due Mari on the list too, good, but not top 25 great.