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Oct 2, 2013 07:47 PM

Any good BYO's in Westfield?

Going to Westfield to stock up on wine at Trader Joe's. We've tried so many restaurants in town, but they really aren't very good. We enjoy a BYO, but haven't found one. There was one decent one in Garwood, forgot the name.
Any suggestions for any neighboring towns?
I'd appreciate and would definitely post a review.

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  1. Haven't been there in awhile, but Boulevard Bistro on South Avenue was very good.

      1. Try A Toute Herre in Cranford...I find Westfield's chow-scene kind of blah.

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        1. re: coldbeer

          Thanks! I've heard of Il Gabbiano on South Ave in Cranford. Ever been?
          Also Cosimo's on Broat in Westfield. Don't believe I've ever heard of that one. Any feedback?

          1. re: shopgirl

            A Toute Heure is wonderful but very hard to get reservations. If you like Asian cuisine we love Mizu Sushi in Cranford. Il Gabbiano is good too, though I've only been once. Lidia's in Cranford is always packed on the weekends, but I haven't been yet. Might be worth checking out.

            1. re: shopgirl

              I like Cosimo's. Good option.

              As far as BYO in Westfield, not a whole lot of other options. Brick Oven on Quimby is BYO as is Nagoya (really good sushi) on South Avenue in the Walgreens shopping center.

          2. How about Splash of Thai on South Ave? It's BYOB and the food is well prepared. We've been for lunch & dinner and both times very pleased.


            1. The Mojave Grille is BYO. We were just there recently, and it was really quite good. Very creative south western food, and not too pricey. The shrimp and sweet corn tamale is fantastic.

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              1. re: creamfinger

                Did you happen to post a review of the place? Thanks.

                1. re: creamfinger

                  Really? It was pretty tired the last time I was there...what did you have?

                  1. re: Curlz

                    I had a quesadilla appetizer that was a special; it was also ordered by my father. I can't recall all the ingredients, but it had spinach and cheese (what quesadilla doesn't?), and a creamy chipotle-ish drizzle on top. We both thought it was very good and would order it again. For a main course I had the shrimp and sweet corn tamale, which sounds rather boring, but was rich and full of flavor; it was really fantastic. My mother had the blackened catfish, which she liked very much, and I should mention that she doesn't usually like catfish, so that says something (I honestly don't know why she ordered it). My father had the chipotle linguine, which was very spicy, but in a good way. I tried it and can recommend it as well. For the sake of complete disclosure, I did order the peanut mole ribs as an appetizer originally, but I felt they were overcooked. The manager quickly swapped it out for the quesadilla and did it with a smile.

                    If you go, please share your experience.

                    1. re: creamfinger

                      Good to know; maybe I'll give it another shot...