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Deluxe Newton...going downhill fast?

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cheesehead in recovery Apr 28, 2013 05:33 PM

When it opened it was great! A few years ago we frequently recommended it to friends and went there about once a month. Now with 2 bad meals in a row at Deluxe... and annyoyed. Went once in February and it was ok.... meh but not on our 'cut list'. They keep cutting portions skimping on quality ingredients, , and can't figure out how to get the french fries right and are unwilling to give us full size water glasses.

Went there earlier today with some out of town guests,,, and it was so bad that I was embarassed for suggesting the place.

When we pointed out to the waitress that no one liked the french fires, (after complaining a few times hoping for some fresh ones) She suggested that we go the whole in the wall burger joint on the other side of newton centre....and we probably will.

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    cookfood May 4, 2013 06:17 PM

    stopped going there last year...every time we went, it was the constant smell of wet rags and old bleach. it was disgusting.
    and we really enjoyed it on many occasions. the breakfast portions are huge though-or were at one point.

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    1. re: cookfood
      Prav May 4, 2013 08:15 PM

      Argh! I remember that too! Disgusting.

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      Steve L Apr 29, 2013 06:29 AM

      If I was working in a place and a customer told me they didn't like the fries, I'm not sure I would offer them more. Did you actually ask for a fresh order?

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        winmeover Apr 29, 2013 04:10 AM

        Never ate French Fries there I can't comment.

        My standard rotation below have been consistently good.
        Chicken livers with quinoa and rice&beans
        Vegetarian plates (choose any 4 sides for 9.95 - best deal in town!)
        Hash and eggs
        Burgers - with sweet fries
        Fish and chips - with eggplant fries
        Excellent omelettes

        Best thing is they have fresh avacados that you can add to almost anything.

        1. MC Slim JB Apr 28, 2013 08:18 PM

          Had breakfast there this weekend. I don't think it's as good as the Deluxe Town Diner -- ployes are very different, more like ordinary pancakes, for one thing -- but I like their non-traditional take on corned beef hash. It seems to me exactly what it has been since it opened: very good, consistent, not quite awe-inspiring. Definitely superior to Johnny's Luncheonette across the street. (I also like Lee's Place, the little burger joint.)

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          1. re: MC Slim JB
            opinionatedchef Apr 28, 2013 09:32 PM

            slim, when we used to go there, I always almost- ordered the ployes, but i just could not get my head around to accepting flour, leavener and water, with no egg or fat, in the ingredients. What do you like/ love about them?

            1. re: opinionatedchef
              MC Slim JB Apr 29, 2013 05:21 AM

              Never been to New Brunswick, and never seen ployes anywhere else, so I have nothing to compare them with, but the Watertown Deluxe version impressed me as tasty and unusual, like crepes with a slightly chewier texture. The Newton Centre version could easily be mistaken for ordinary buttermilk pancakes, very disappointing.

              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

          2. Prav Apr 28, 2013 07:12 PM

            Wow, that's ballsy (and kinda rude) of her to suggest you try some other place (Lee's, which isn't that great, but that's beside the point).

            I think their breakfast items are better than their lunch/dinner items. But I still think I like the Watertown original better.

            One thing, though, that is amazing, are the eggplant fries.

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            1. re: Prav
              opinionatedchef Apr 29, 2013 05:00 PM

              I love those eggplant fries. And you know what?- they come in frozen and get fried there! I was so surprised when the waitress told me that because they don't have the mushy texture i would expect from frozen eggplant.

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