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Shadow Review: Raymond's in Montclair, NJ And Cafe Arugula in South Orange,
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checked out Raymond's in Montclair recently and the whole
experience was marginal. The food was very good and
reasonably priced. Actually, that was the only good thing
about my recent lunch there. It doesn't make much sense to
talk about the food in any great detail except to say that almost
anyone would find something they like on the menu. The
problem with Raymond's is not the food but the restaurant
itself... loud and overcrowded.
dined at plenty of crowded restaurants and enjoyed many of them
immensely but it's way too much to ask a paying customer to have
to get up after being seated to let other patrons and wait staff
access a table wedged into an otherwise inaccessible corner.
Yes, I was seated at arguably the worst table in the place, except
maybe that other table wedged into a corner. My point here
is that where you sit at Raymond's will, in all likelihood,
determine your dining experience. There looked to be some
comfortable seats in this establishment, but if you aren't lucky
enough to be seated in a booth or a table with some unobstructed
room, the high quality of the food really won't matter.
by the long line to get in, many do like Raymond's and, like I
said, the food was good; but the thought of missing out on a good
table after waiting in a long line doesn't appeal to me. One
never knows what kind of dining experience is in store; that
unfortunately leaves me a bit less than enthusiastic. -Jersey
Arugula in South Orange offers a nice laid-back semi urban
atmosphere in a comfortable setting. Essex County
has some great restaurants, so it's always a treat for me
to check out a new place in this part of New Jersey.
Lunch isn't exactly the hardest meal to prepare but it's
surprising how many places can't get it right. Cafe
Arugula got it right on my recent visit and the food really
hit the spot.
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