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Aug 17, 2009 06:01 AM

Etc Steakhouse or Mosaica?

Does one outperform the other?

Which would be better for an anniversary dinner?

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  1. I have not been to Mosaica but having just dined at Etc for my anniversary, it did not rate well. Twenty-five minutes after sitting at an empty table, a bowl of "garlic bread" arrived; bread plates did not. In actuality, what arrived were toasted hot dog-type buns which I sampled only because I had washed before uncovering the contents of the bowl. Service was sporadic - unfilled water glasses, other tables who arrived after us were served earlier. My appetizer - gnocchi w/ beef cheeks and english peas was tasty, my entree - rib eye was merely fine, and accompanied by only three, inartfully peeled asparagus. Wife's skirt state was slathered in an overwhelmingly salty marinade, particularly ill-suited to skirt state. An unordered dessert appeared on the bill. In short, the restaurant could use some adult supervision as the kids running the show need some seasoning.

    1. I'm not familiar with either of them - where are they located?

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      1. re: brooklynkoshereater

        Etc. is in Teaneck, while Mosaica is in Vauxhall, NJ, in Union County.

        I've never been to Etc., but have had only good experiences at Mosaica, which would certainly be suitable for an anniversary dinnner.

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