Originally posted by Joisey
I'm from Freehold also--I had a nice steak last week at La Cippolina. My fave steaks in the area were at the Ivy League in Howell (Rt 9, by 195). I haven't been there in a while & knwo they just changed mgmt, so quality could have changed.
Another good bet is the Chapter House also on Rt 9.
Neither place is fancy, but I have had some great cuts there.
I can only imagine how bad the OLD management was!! CauseI went to the Ivy League a few months or so back, and I was very disappointed!
It's funny, cause I did sum it up to "bad management"!
And that was the NEW management?!?!?
It was a Sunday afternoon, and they were very short of help.
The manager felt so bad for me , he ended up taking my order. (he was nice, at least)
My burger was just okay, nothing special. (and I waited so long for it) Plus the roll was much bigger than the burger. They just seemed to me like a place that definitely did NOT have their act together.
and it's a shame , cause it's so pretty and big on the outside.
I was actually going to try one of their steaks, but figured I better just stick to the burger. (perhaps like you said , the steaks ARE good). I was'nt in the mood to pay the $25 or so , and give the place that $$, cause the whole atmosphere (with the waiting for service ,etc) did'nt feel comfortable to me.
I felt even worst for the family next to me with young children, as they were there before I was , but my burger came out way before their meal. I told them I almost felt a little guilty.