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Brooklyn Bistro to Open Soon Rt 9 Toms River

Tapas52 Nov 12, 2011 08:34 PM

Salang Kabob House 1616 Lakewood Rd, Toms River, NJ....closed months ago........but now there is a sign in the window on this space that says Brooklyn Bistro coming soon?
This is all I know so far.....anyone else have any info?

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    Mary72182 Jan 23, 2012 06:15 PM

    Just had dinner at the Brooklyn Bistro.....it was excellent!! My husband had the Filet Mignon and loved it! I had the Chilean Sea Bass Special and we shared the Mozzarella en Carozza. The entire meal was delicious not to mention the service. We truly felt at home in this cute little restaurant. It is definitely worth trying....we will be back!!

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      Tapas52 Jan 23, 2012 07:41 PM

      Thats great to hear Thanx ...I passed it today......I'm gonna have to stop in for a meal very soon!

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        JerzeyShore Jan 24, 2012 06:36 AM

        Tapas52 as you are someone we know who eats out often and we can trust your opinion please let us know what you think of this new Toms River eatery after your visit. Thanks...

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          Tapas52 Jan 24, 2012 06:49 AM

          No problem.......hopefully we'll get a chance to check it out soon and report back.


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            Tapas52 Jan 24, 2012 01:18 PM

            For anyone interested here is the menu..


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              JerZ Wine Geek Jan 25, 2012 04:42 AM

              That menu could be copy/pasted from any one of the other hundreds of red sauce joints in the area. Doesn't look like they're doing anything new or exciting. I never understand the point of opening an establishment identical to 90% of your competition.

              I will say the prices seem fair though, but I can't imagine they have too high of a lease in that hole in the wall Route 9 strip mall so I guess they can afford to be moderately cheap.

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                Tapas52 Jan 25, 2012 11:31 AM

                I remember going to the GREEN ONION diner in that space years ago also ...then it became Salang Kabob House.....I agree not the nicest area but looks can be deceiving one........ way to find out.

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      Mary72182 Jan 25, 2012 12:55 PM

      I have to say that it's not like most of the "red sauce joints" in the area. The food is awesome, it's not stuffy and you can tell the chef really cares about the food and the presentation. We weren't worried about getting the tablecloths dirty, we felt totally comfortable....and the food was ACTUALLY GOOD. I'd say that's what makes it different than 90% of the other places in the area. To me, if the food is good, we could use another 20 Italian places in the area...it's like good wine...you can have more than just one great Cabernet right?

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        Jerseygirl111 Jan 25, 2012 05:23 PM

        Do they really use snow peas in their fettucine dish? That seems unusual for an Italian place.

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          Mary72182 Jan 25, 2012 06:23 PM

          hmmm not sure, i guess if it's on the menu....they didn't seem like a typical italian place...only went the one time though

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