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Jun 13, 2010 08:35 AM

Bert's Kosher Style Deli in Marlboro

Driving by yesterday, I noticed that the endmost store in the somewhat empty (formerly Acme) plaza at the intersection of Rt 79 & Ryan Rd. showed signs of life. So I swung through the parking lot and it seems that 'Bert's Kosher Style Deli' has hung out their shingle for business.

Has anyone tried it yet ? I just Google'd it, and a conditionally satisfactory notation showed up in the Asbury Park Press Mon-Oc food inspection listing dated June 13th. Hopefully, that is nothing serious and just some minor start-up gotcha. The sign on the door said closed Mondays but it appears to be open all the other days of the week.

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  1. Yes, I had a take out of corned beef on rye and steak fries. Nothing to write home about. Stick with Jesse and Davids or go to Harolds.

    1. How long have they been open? Everyone knows it takes a little while for new places to iron out the kinks.

      What does the menu and prices look like?

      1. Drove by there this afternoon; sure looks like it is no longer in operation although there's no sign to that effect.

        Didn't last long. That is kind of a doomed location, I think, for various reasons. Although I always thought the empty Acme portion of the plaza would've been great for a Trader Joes :-)

        Trader Joe's
        725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

        4 Replies
        1. re: bakersma

          Could it be because it was Saturday? Try another day to be sure.

          1. re: cantkick

            I hope that's the case, although it's funny there wasn't any sign on the door showing the days & hours they are open. Let's hope for the best. I'll take a look when I'm over that way later in the week.

            1. re: cantkick

              "Kosher Style" means not kosher, so I suspect that it *would* be open on Saturday. (And the OP did indicate it was closed Mondays but open all other days.)

              A lot of restaurants don't last very long. My current theory is that many of them open before they're quite ready, and the people who try them at the beginning are turned off by the lack of menu items, poor service, or whatever, and don't come back.

              1. re: eleeper

                Agreed, if it is Kosher Style it should be open on Saturday. I went in once and there was not a single customer and the food in the case looked as though there was no turnover. I left. The location is a tough one for any business! My spouse and I were taking bets on how long it would be before they were out and they lasted longer than we thought. It is much harder to be in the food/restaurant business than people understand and if they have no previous experience, it can be the kiss of death!