Fare: American Bistro - Mediterranean influenced
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: 2 1/2 Stars
Service: 2 Stars
Decor: 2 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Food is well prepared, creative, uses fresh ingredients .
Tables are spaced close together, Acoustics are poor, can get too loud for quiet conversation
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent food with fresh ingredients in a small BYOB setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional American food in a casual family setting
Recommended dishes: When available, New York strip Au Poivre with pan seared cracked peppercorn brandy cream sauce and herb frites; The Ahi Tuna Steak; and The Stout Braised Beef Short Ribs.
Liquor: BYOB. If you forgot to bring wine, there is a liquor store across the street.
Dish restaurant is a BYOB with fine dining amenities popular with diners looking for good American fare in a relatively small, unpretentious setting.
The decor is done up with off gold colored walls that are decorated with arrangements of dishes. Tables are closely spaced in bistro style and set with navy blue tablecloths covered with white butcher-block paper and white cloth napkins.
Dish is co -owned by Chef Anthony Ferrando and Judy Matthew. Chef Ferrando is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC and later honed his culinary skills from influences gained from his mother and grandmother and the famed Rao's restaurant in New York City.
Chef Ferrando, a native New Jerseyite with Italian heritage and extensive travel throughout southern Italy, uses fresh ingredients and imagination in the preparation of the eclectic American dishes with Mexican, Indian, Asian, Italian and French influences.
Matthew is responsible for the day-to-day operations at Dish.
Once seated, you are off to a pleasant start with the presentation of focaccia made on the premises. It's the way it should be, firm and tasty and accompanied by a small plate of assorted olives and virgin oil.
The service is friendly and attentive.
Reservations are accepted, and recommended for busy Friday and Saturday evenings
Dish is open six days/week for dinner.: Tuesday -Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm:
Friday -Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
(updated October, 2016)
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