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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:46 PM

in the old Arthur's Landing space.  This is a wonderful location, with superb views of the NYC skyline in the evening.

 

great review from Teresa Politano in the Ledger

 

 

Zucchini fritters ($9), from the list of small bites, are skinny but dense pancakes (think potato latke). A zucchini fritter often offers a spark of dill or mint, but these were mild and homey. Crab cakes ($18) were also skinny, also mild and homey, with the kitchen clearly placing its emphasis on the crispness of the breading. Here, too, the dill was flat.
Lobster linguini ($32) is one of the restaurant’s more popular dishes, and it works. The kitchen is far from stingy with the lobster, and the tomato sauce is gentle enough and used with enough restraint so as not to overwhelm. But pieces of shell were encountered more than once, and it became a chore to remove them.

A touch of honey added some Greek flair to a thick slab of steak ($48), turning it feminine. It was a surprise, a New York strip steak with pine honey and raspberry, likely not something you’d choose every time, but not unwelcome either. And the fries? Hand-cut and crisp, with fresh herbs. Nice.

 

http://www.nj.com/di...ml#incart_river


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:40 PM

But, a much less enthusiastic review from Rosie...

 

 

But, unfortunately, at the newly opened Molos, the views were more impressive than the food.

 

with many examples of poorly prepared, incorrectly heated, etc food.

 

 

http://njmonthly.com....html#read_more


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

But, a much less enthusiastic review from Rosie...

 

 

But, unfortunately, at the newly opened Molos, the views were more impressive than the food.

 

with many examples of poorly prepared, incorrectly heated, etc food.

 

 

http://njmonthly.com....html#read_more

 

A few friends went (one chef, and one owner) -- and I heard much of the same thing. One friend said "all show and no go" so to speak. I too was surprised Arthur's Landing closed, but then again, if the business side of the equation isn't working, it doesn't matter how booked/crowded you are. If it ain't enough, it ain't enough.

 

With a place like this -- impressive views, high-end, luxurious, fine-dining type, etc. -- the bar is set. No one walks into an impressive place and doesn't expect impressive food. Thus, you have this impressive place -- and if the food, or service or anything else for that matter, doesn't "deliver" -- you have a problem. People will be disappointed. My friends made comments like -- dishes were prepared "sloppy" and not well. More than one dish was not hot. They were there on a Saturday night and they said the place was "virtually empty". Rosie was there on a Friday night -- and the place was empty when she arrived, and only a quarter full when she left. As she said, not a good omen.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:51 AM

Molos is apparently re-booting.  The Jersey Journal reports on a recent media party.  I like to view these reports as indicative as the house's aspirations, not necessarily suggestive of what the average dining party may enjoy.

 

The upstairs, in particular, has a million dollar view

 

http://www.nj.com/hu...art_river_index


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