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Delicious and welcoming!

Luclyd Jan 21, 2012 09:53 AM

I am one of a group of 5-6 women who like to meet and eat out once or twice a month. We decided to try Via 45 a couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday night and it was wonderful! The atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable. The host was charming and very helpful when it came to order a bottle of wine from a nearby liquor store.

I never order pork chops out, but Via 45 had a pork chop special that I decided to try and it was so delicious I could have licked my plate, if it wasn't frowned upon in polite company! It was lightly breaded and came with a salad on top of it. A very generous portion, but I ate it all!

The service was very good, but it did take a bit for our food to arrive. I assume this is because it is cooked to order. It didn't matter, we had wine and conversation and was a lovely time.

Everyone was polite and welcoming and the food was delicious. It was a Tuesday night and they were packed!

I would definitely recommend this restaurant and my friends and I decided to make it one of our "regulars"!

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    gigotz RE: Luclyd Jan 21, 2012 10:58 AM

    Luclyd, thank you for your review. But, for those of us who are unfamiliar with this restaurant, where is it?

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      hcentro RE: gigotz Jan 21, 2012 11:40 AM

      Red Bank

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      joonjoon RE: Luclyd Jan 24, 2012 09:30 AM

      I've had that fried pork chop salad dish...it was good stuff, super tender pork, crispy fried, nice salad to balance the oil.

      What other places have you ladies visited? Any favorites?

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      1. re: joonjoon
        Luclyd RE: joonjoon Apr 4, 2012 03:54 PM

        Angelica's in Sea Bright is a favorite of ours, too. We always have pleasant, friendly service and the food is delicious! We've been to a lot of places and I'll think about our favorites and post them. I don't go on this site all that often (as you can see) but I like to share good places when I find them! Monticello's in Red Bank is also very delicious and has very good service. These are both bring your own places, btw. The Harborside in Atlantic Highlands is a nice, casual dining place. We go there quite often and order the burgers and they have a feta and blueberry salad that I dream about! Grimaldi's Pizza in Highlands is nice if you're looking for good pizza and a casual night out. We used to go to Ama in Atlantic Highlands until the owner was just plain rude to us a couple of times (note: we were NOT rude or disruptive in any way, she's just surly) and now we won't go there!

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