A Westfield, NJ Dining Review
35 Elm St.
Fare: Contemporary Southwestern
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Excellent selection of well prepared Southwestern food
Advanced reservations not accepted. Will accept calls within 45 minutes of requested reservation time. .
Value: Very good
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared Southwestern food in a modest setting
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a traditional Mexican menu.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Lime Braised Pork with Sweet Plantains, Black Beans, Red Rice, and Citrus-Red Chile Mojo; The Wasabi Pea Crusted Mahi Mahi with Teriyaki Glaze, Rice, and Fresh Wasabi Aioli; and The Smoked Apple BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Mashed, Sautéed Spinach, and the House Made BBQ Sauce.
The Mojave Grille, the sister restaurant of Theresa's, is a popular Westfield restaurant with a Southwestern atmosphere with an attractive decor and creative, well prepared Southwestern dishes.
The interior is attractive with sand-colored walls adorned with paintings and desert murals and cattle horns that leaves no doubt that you are in for a Southwestern dining experience.
The kitchen is run by Chef Gregory Faruggio who is adept at creating classic southwestern dishes with a touch of spice. As a side note, many diners have come here expecting a Mexican menu.... It's not Mexican, the food at The Mojave Grille is more eclectic with dishes that are often found in southwest USA.
During the warmer months there is outdoor seating
The service is friendly and attentive.
(updated: August, 2015)
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