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The Mixx: good food, weird portions

jerseyeats Nov 1, 2009 04:57 AM

We went to the Mixx last night for the first time. Good service, nice atmosphere. Our friend ordered fried calamari appetizer--tasty. All the food we ordered was good. But portion sizes were odd.

Our friend ordered one of the specials, a lamb stew with a topping like their lobster pot pie. It was $18 or so, but tiny! Served in a cute but very small skillet. My partner ordered an arugala salad which I think (not sure) was the same cost as my green salad with blue cheese, but for some reason it was like half the size of mine. Her side of butternut squash with goat cheese was served in the same tiny skillet as our friend's entree.

I was the only one who ordered a "big plate" (normal entree size and price) of pork tenderloin with cherries and garlic mashed potatoes, and it was excellent.

Food and service very good, but they need to figure out portion sizes...anyone else have this experience?

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  1. equal_Mark RE: jerseyeats Nov 1, 2009 06:58 AM

    Is this place in NJ or Delaware?

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      shorebilly RE: equal_Mark Nov 1, 2009 12:01 PM

      Manasquan, NJ

    2. MGZ RE: jerseyeats Nov 2, 2009 06:16 AM

      We've eaten there a couple of times. I can't say that I ever felt that the portion sizes were anything but typical. I can say that the lobster pot pie was the one dish that we would likely never order again.

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        briellefoodie RE: jerseyeats Nov 2, 2009 04:54 PM

        We were also there on Sat. night. My husband also ordered the lamb stew. He enjoyed it. I had the tuna entree, which was good, just a bit on the salty side. They have a few kinks to work out, but overall a good addition to Monmouth County area.

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