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vtt7 Nov 24, 2011 06:00 PM

The family and I had Thanksgiving meal at the Salt Creek Grill in Rumson today. I really had to write to say that the meal was excellent. I have always had good meals at this establishment but today was one of the best. We all had the turkey dinner. There was plenty of delicious food. The service was superb. This is one of my favorite places to dine.

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    carlylecat RE: vtt7 Nov 25, 2011 04:47 AM

    Glad to hear as that restaurant and a bunch of others in Rumson are really hurting due to the bridge construction that has cut off their customer base in Middletown from them.

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      vtt7 RE: carlylecat Nov 25, 2011 05:27 PM

      We went to Barnacle Bill's last weekend. When we pulled into parking lot, we thought it was closed because the lot was almost empty. We were told that business is very slow since the bridge has been closed. I hope people will realize that they may have to go out of their way but sometimes it's worth the extra time.

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      Barnacle Bill's
      1 1st St, Rumson, NJ 07760

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      Mr. Bingley RE: vtt7 Nov 25, 2011 06:03 AM

      good to hear. Salt Creek has always been decent.

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        wereboar RE: Mr. Bingley Nov 28, 2011 04:14 AM

        I always considered Salt Creek to be overpriced for what you get.

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          shesallthat RE: wereboar Nov 28, 2011 02:36 PM

          I like the atmosphere of SC more than the food...and the menu seems a bit limited for the price.

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            mairemartello RE: shesallthat Jun 24, 2012 04:23 AM

            Had dinner at SCG last night. Big change in the menu - local and seasonal produce. So, I got my hopes up and decided not to have a steak or chops and went with fresh, local flounder stuffed with crabmeat. What I got was a dull, ugly dish of mushy flounder and tasteless crabmeat with 3 huge pattypan (?) squashes dumped on the plate. No seasoning, no garnishes. They seem only to be serving brown rice now - which, for some reason, came mixed with grapefruit sections. A truly awful meal. And at a cost of $31!

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              MichelleM131 RE: mairemartello Jun 25, 2012 05:46 AM

              We went for my son's communion, as it used to be his favorite restaurant. Used to be is the key phrase. I had hoped for good things too, with the new menu and local offerings. It was the pits. We used to go here often, it was an okay place to go early with the kids. Now it's mediocre.

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                Mr. Bingley RE: MichelleM131 Jun 27, 2012 04:28 AM

                well that's a pity. mediocre we've got in spades.

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                mairemartello RE: mairemartello Jun 27, 2012 06:24 AM

                If they had to change the menu, why did they change it to such a bizarre one? Brown rice with grapefruit sections? I'm still reeling from the strange combo. (Maybe they're playing a game of "Chopped" in the kitchen?)

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                  MGZ RE: mairemartello Jun 27, 2012 10:04 AM

                  Funny - I thought the menu was interesting and a step in the right direction, given the area and the prevailing zeitgeist.
                  http://www.saltcreekgrille.com/rumson...

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                    fourunder RE: MGZ Jun 27, 2012 10:34 AM

                    I find it amusing to knock a place based mostly on a side dish......which I'm sure they would have substituted if requested.

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                      mairemartello RE: fourunder Jun 27, 2012 11:29 AM

                      The squash WAS a substitute. They had either run out of the Jersey asparagus or it was out of season. There was no explanation. In my original post, I wrote that it was the terrible flounder that ruined the evening for me.

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                        fourunder RE: mairemartello Jun 28, 2012 09:26 AM

                        Understood, but is Stuffed Flounder really a bizarre menu item? My comments reflected your opinion on brown rice and grapefruit sections.

                        Having looked at the menu link provided by MGZ....I really disagree there is anything bizarre offered for selection.

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                          mairemartello RE: fourunder Jun 28, 2012 10:01 AM

                          Yes, I find brown rice and grapefruit and 3 giant squashes on one plate a weird dish. Just me.

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                            fourunder RE: mairemartello Jun 28, 2012 10:12 AM

                            Understrood again.......one side dish/plate makes the whole menu bizarre. ...Not to me.

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