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Patsy's Ristorante - Fairview NJ

c oliver Jan 22, 2014 09:53 AM


What a dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CH fourunder picked us up at Newark airport (that alone was above and beyond) and whisked us off here. I just about fainted when I counted all the dishes we ate. He had A LOT of leftovers to take home :) I can't think of a single thing that didn't measure up. My fave may have been the baked clams but that veal chop was right up there. Bob was torn between the linguini and white clam sauce and the octopus. The sauce on the side was a specialty of the house and it went with everything. Nice and spicy. Since it seems we ate bits and pieces (LARGE BITS AND PIECES) of a lot of the menu, I feel really comfortable recommending Patsy's. If in the area again, I'm hoping for a revisit. Thanks again, F

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    fourunder RE: c oliver Jan 22, 2014 09:55 AM

    Nice review....and it was my pleasure.

    Top, left to right..

    * Arugula and Fresh Mozzarella.

    * Linguini with White Clam Sauce. Four different types of clams

    * Grilled Pulpo

    * Baked Stuffed Clams, Scallops & Shrimp

    Bottom, left to right...

    * Fried shrimp and Calamari

    * Shrimp and Eggplant

    * Saute Mushrooms

    * Veal Chop Milanese

    1. jrvedivici RE: c oliver Jan 22, 2014 10:40 AM

      First and foremost welcome home! Hope your travels were enjoyable.

      Secondly.......where is the pic of the handsome devil Four? Geeze you tease us with; "PS to others: He's very handsome :)" (not that I particularly care how handsome he is) but instead stick me with a picture of that hideous, although delicious I'm sure, Grilled Pulpo / octopus salad!?!?! No fair.

      Thirdly.......don't think I didn't notice you mocked/snubbed my offer to pick you up and take you out! (kidding, I wouldn't meet someone like me from online either)

      Fourthish........I'm just going to post some BS story about traveling soon and see how many offers I get to take me out!

      Finally.......I could make love to that veal chop. (I'll leave the rest to your imaginations)

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        c oliver RE: jrvedivici Jan 22, 2014 10:55 AM

        I had two pix of F and me and neither flattered either of us. Delete is my friend :)

        As I mentioned, we're headed to NYC in a couple of weeks...if your handlers let the leash out that far.

        Come to SF and we'll mob you!

        I ate less than one fourth of that chop! What a meal.

        The trip to Israel was amazing but the trip to Patsy's was very, very good.

        1. re: jrvedivici
          joonjoon RE: jrvedivici Jan 22, 2014 01:05 PM

          Anything involving martinis I'm game for!

          1. re: joonjoon
            c oliver RE: joonjoon Jan 22, 2014 01:07 PM

            How did you know I had a martini?!?!? And wine with dinner. And sambuca afterwards :)

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              joonjoon RE: c oliver Jan 22, 2014 02:42 PM

              It's the psychic chowhound connection!

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          ELA RE: c oliver Jan 22, 2014 01:53 PM

          Patsy's has been around a long time and has been a long time favorite of many...simply put, what they do, they do well. It's a classic place offering a lot of classic dishes, prepared and executed well.

          Thanks for the review and comments.

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            c oliver RE: ELA Jan 24, 2014 02:11 PM

            That's the feel of the place. Nothing trendy but lots and lots of really good food. And service was just as good.

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            ELA RE: c oliver Jan 26, 2014 02:43 PM

            Now I have a craving...LOL...

            When I lived in Fort Lee I went to Patsy's all the time. It was a popular spot for friends, people I know, etc. and it was like a gathering/meeting place. I have an appointment in Fort Lee coming up, so I am going to head over to Patsy's for lunch.

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