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Mocha Bleu Reviews...

KosherVeg May 5, 2011 12:51 AM

I'm going to be in NJ in a few weeks and likely will be taking my wife to Mocha Bleu motzai shabbat for a late dinner...any recommendations? How is the place?

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    vallevin RE: KosherVeg May 5, 2011 05:24 AM

    There has been a lot of discussion on this:

    Your best bet is to do a search on the restaurant on this board.

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      KosherVeg RE: vallevin May 8, 2011 11:54 AM

      Thanks I just did. Looks like I've been persuaded not to go -- anyone care to play devil's advocate?

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        marissaj RE: KosherVeg May 8, 2011 03:00 PM

        I have been several times, and although the first time I went was terrible, we have never had any of the problems listed since- although, based on what i experienced, they are definitely possible.
        We really liked the food, service and the selection, and probably will go there again very soon.

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          shaytmg RE: KosherVeg May 10, 2011 06:35 AM

          Good choice. If you are somewhat discerning a meal at Mocha Bleu will surely disappoint you. Food is bad and service is awful. For the general Jewish population bad food and bad service does not seem to be a deterrent. This place is usually quite crowded.

          I was really hoping the new kosher dairy places in Teaneck and englewood would have broken the kosher restaurant curse. They both have fairly innovative menus for kosher places and are quite nice inside. Unfortunately they did not.

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            KosherVeg RE: shaytmg May 18, 2011 12:22 PM

            Ok - stay tuned. We're going sat pm.

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              KosherVeg RE: KosherVeg May 23, 2011 09:13 PM

              Just got back from NJ...got I hate EWR. Anyhow, you know what? It was pretty good. The atmosphere, I thought, was fantastic. IT was hip, crowded and a great energy on a Saturday night. There were a few misses -- teriyaki portabello appetizer; fried mozarella puffs were a bit large (which was great) but that meant some of the cheese didn't melt (not so great). Otherwise, everything else we had, from sushi to creme brulee was scruptious -- and the service was fantastic, contrary to other reviews. Two notes: the miso was the lowest note, I felt. And the waiter did say he preferred real shrimp over the "kosher kind." Well, to some, that means it's a much more mainstream place -- to others, it's ill-informed. Nevertheless, I would return. It was a welcomed middle-tier milchig place--something you don't find so often. It seemed like it was a hipper version of what Dougie's Dairy (UWS) tried to be way back when.

              All that said, if the place is a risky hit or miss -- I lucked out. I'd give it a 4 out of 5...

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