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Emerson Hotel, Emerson

menton1 Jan 31, 2011 09:33 AM

I was reminded of this restaurant (not a hotel) when its name came up on another thread.

I was here eons ago, but I know they did a renovation and I pass the place a couple of times a week. "Home of the great steak sandwich" adorns the outside wall--

Curious if anyone has been here recently and what the report on the place is. (I'm skeptical of the steak sandwich). Tks.

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Emerson Hotel
31 Emerson Plz E, Emerson, NJ 07630

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    tonyv RE: menton1 Feb 3, 2011 02:40 PM

    In the 1960's my parents would take me their for the Sliced Steak Sandwich. As an adult any time
    I was in the area with my family we would stop. The last time I was there was 2 or 3 years ago and
    IMHO the Steak was the same as it had always been very good. They also had a very good creamy cole slaw. Another good place for a sliced steak is Tracy's Nine Mile House in Little Ferry

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      tommy RE: tonyv Feb 4, 2011 04:18 AM

      I believe Tracy's has closed, after many years of no one knowing it existed.

    2. menton1 RE: menton1 Feb 7, 2011 05:06 AM

      No reports on this place? There goes the Bergen County/Chowhound syndrome again...

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        Picnicchef RE: menton1 Feb 7, 2011 05:38 AM

        I was there for lunch about two years ago with Bill Pitcher. We had a bar pie and iced tea. All seemed fine. Nice, friendly old fashioned place. For me, the best sliced steak sandwich was always at Shortways bar in Hawthorne.

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          doxy216 RE: menton1 Feb 8, 2011 07:27 AM

          Went several times, the place looks dirty and unkept. I had to send my steak sandwich back 2x. first time overcooked, seconf=d time it was cut against the grain, couldnt even eat it. Help is young, slow and unprofessional. Havent returned. Oh yeah, wilted lettuce too.

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            tommy RE: doxy216 Feb 8, 2011 09:30 AM

            you mean it was cut *with* the grain, no?

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              doxy216 RE: tommy Feb 8, 2011 10:25 AM

              yes cut with the grain, you are so smart.

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                eatermom RE: doxy216 Feb 8, 2011 10:51 AM

                I can't believe it is still there. My father would take us there in the 60's and 70's and we'd have the steak with the flat, fat-soaked toast on the bottom. Then we would go somewhere nearby for crumbcake. It was a real fat-fest but I'd like to go back.

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                  tommy RE: doxy216 Feb 8, 2011 12:57 PM

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