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Mastoris

Route 130 & Route 206, Bordentown, NJ - (609) 298-4650
Posted By Akavar Dylutra on 11/7/2005 9:38:00 PM
I've lived in New Jersey for over 10 years now, and it's unfortunate that I haven't visited Mastoris until now. I discovered I've been missing out on some fantastic meals. My dining partner and I went there for a late afternoon Sunday dinner. Fortunately for us, we arrived just before the crowds, so we were able to avoid any wait for a table. We had one of the best meals either of us have had in a long time.

The meal started with the cheese bread and cinnamon bread, both of which were fresh and outstanding. Then we each had a mesclun salad (mixed field greens, chopped pecans, crumbled blue cheese, and strawberries). I had mine with the standard ranch dressing, which was excellent, and my partner had hers with the blue cheese dressing. She thought that the blue cheese dressing made the salad very cheesy, which she enjoyed. I felt that you could make a meal out of the crumbled blue cheese in the salad.

For dinner, my partner had an amazing bone-in prime rib with sides of steamed mixed vegetables and baked potato. She enjoys prime rib and said this was one of the best (I admit to stealing more than a couple of small tastes, and I agree). In the end we were unable to finish the almost two-inch-thick slice and took the leftovers home. I had the yellowfin tuna Vera Cruz, a large piece of properly cooked fish that was topped with a tasty mixture of celery, onions, tomatoes, olives, capers, and herbs. My side of cauliflower came in a nutmeg-touched white sauce, and I enjoyed the forthrightly garlicked mashed potatoes.

I know a lot of people go to Mastoris for breakfast, and I'm looking forward to visiting them very soon for a nice weekend morning breakfast. However, I strongly recommend this restaurant if you want a nice Sunday dinner.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Bone In Prime Rib
Cowboy steak
Mesclun Salad
French onion soup
Baked Yellow Fin Tuna Vera Cruz
Cauliflower Savanna
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Top sirloin
Fried scallops
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Pork roll and egg (no cheese on this one) comes garnished differently at lunch, but it's still the same great Jersey sandwich.
"Pork roll and egg (no cheese on this one) comes garnished differently at lunch, but it's still the same great Jersey sandwich."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





Barely detectable before cutting into them, these flapjacks are chock full of fresh strawberry and banana slices.  We think they are the best pancakes in the house.
"Barely detectable before cutting into them, these flapjacks are chock full of fresh strawberry and banana slices. We think they are the best pancakes in the house."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The bagel (not the standard configuration, but our choice this one time) is most unorthodox.  Nonetheless, this is an excellent NJ pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich.
"The bagel (not the standard configuration, but our choice this one time) is most unorthodox. Nonetheless, this is an excellent NJ pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


These classic diner-style pancakes are loaded with fresh blueberries. This is a short stack - can anyone really eat a full order?
"These classic diner-style pancakes are loaded with fresh blueberries. This is a short stack - can anyone really eat a full order?"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A short stack of cheese bread French toast is probably all you want.  The bread's sweet cheese filling makes this a very rich dish.
"A short stack of cheese bread French toast is probably all you want. The bread's sweet cheese filling makes this a very rich dish."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Mastoris' omelets are first rate.  This one features lean Italian sausage.
"Mastoris' omelets are first rate. This one features lean Italian sausage."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


You can, of course, get your egg sandwich (or any sandwich, for that matter) on the bread of your choice, but this
"You can, of course, get your egg sandwich (or any sandwich, for that matter) on the bread of your choice, but this "sunflower bread" isn't listed as such on the menu. You just have to know about it to order it. We think it makes a great vehicle for egg breakfasts."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


In this close-up side view of the cheese bread, you get a glimpse of the sweet vanilla cheesecake-like filling.
"In this close-up side view of the cheese bread, you get a glimpse of the sweet vanilla cheesecake-like filling."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


This is a short stack of cinnamon raisin French toast.  The bread is thick and sweet - syrup not necessary, but go ahead if you like it super-sweet.
"This is a short stack of cinnamon raisin French toast. The bread is thick and sweet - syrup not necessary, but go ahead if you like it super-sweet."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Each Mastoris meal is preceded by a plate of cinnamon bread and cheese bread, one mini-loaf per person.  The cheese bread, in particular, is legendary.
"Each Mastoris meal is preceded by a plate of cinnamon bread and cheese bread, one mini-loaf per person. The cheese bread, in particular, is legendary."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


We're always drawn to Mastoris' pork roll in the morning.
"We're always drawn to Mastoris' pork roll in the morning."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Scrapple is a Delaware Valley specialty.  Many people like it with syrup.  Mastoris' version is too livery for our tastes.
"Scrapple is a Delaware Valley specialty. Many people like it with syrup. Mastoris' version is too livery for our tastes."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Pork roll is unique to New Jersey.  An order at Mastoris consists of three generous slices (one slice was already snatched from the plate before the photo).  Something like a cross between bologna and Spam.
"Pork roll is unique to New Jersey. An order at Mastoris consists of three generous slices (one slice was already snatched from the plate before the photo). Something like a cross between bologna and Spam."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


If you see the homemade chicken pot pie on the menu, we urge you to order it.  It's fantastic!
"If you see the homemade chicken pot pie on the menu, we urge you to order it. It's fantastic!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The pie is filled with large juicy two-or-three-bite chunks of chicken, and just enough gravy to keep everything moist.
"The pie is filled with large juicy two-or-three-bite chunks of chicken, and just enough gravy to keep everything moist."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Mastoris has a selection of personal-sized pizzas.  This one, called Barcelona, includes feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts.
"Mastoris has a selection of personal-sized pizzas. This one, called Barcelona, includes feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


If macaroni and cheese is a side dish the day you dine at Mastoris, we recommend placing an order.
"If macaroni and cheese is a side dish the day you dine at Mastoris, we recommend placing an order."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Note the crusty potatoes.  Ask for them well done, with fried onions.
"Note the crusty potatoes. Ask for them well done, with fried onions."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Mastoris's vegetables of the day, like this baked acorn squash, would do a Southern cafeteria cook proud.
"Mastoris's vegetables of the day, like this baked acorn squash, would do a Southern cafeteria cook proud."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Most Mastoris sandwiches are best ordered on the homemade Sunflower Bread, buttered and grilled if possible.
"Most Mastoris sandwiches are best ordered on the homemade Sunflower Bread, buttered and grilled if possible."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Somewhere under that pile are thick slices of good meatloaf.
"Somewhere under that pile are thick slices of good meatloaf."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The baked sweets at Mastoris are generally very good.
"The baked sweets at Mastoris are generally very good."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The photo doesn't show it, but this is one huge diner.
"The photo doesn't show it, but this is one huge diner."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Breakfast pizzas pile an assortment of breakfast ingredients atop a tomato sauced pizza crust.
"Breakfast pizzas pile an assortment of breakfast ingredients atop a tomato sauced pizza crust."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


This omelet is filled with Swiss cheese.
"This omelet is filled with Swiss cheese."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Seen from above, this looks pretty much like a pile of melted cheese, but underneath that is breakfast meats, an omelet, sliced tomatoes, and potato skins.
"Seen from above, this looks pretty much like a pile of melted cheese, but underneath that is breakfast meats, an omelet, sliced tomatoes, and potato skins."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A cup of soup comes with dinner, if you'd like.  The seafood chowder is light on seafood but high on flavor.
"A cup of soup comes with dinner, if you'd like. The seafood chowder is light on seafood but high on flavor."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Various dips and breads make up the Mediterranean Sampler appetizer, which also serves as a fun meal.
"Various dips and breads make up the Mediterranean Sampler appetizer, which also serves as a fun meal."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The large chef's
"The large chef's "salad" is one of the meatiest items on the long menu!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


French onion soup looks good but it needs a good, rich onion broth, not this watery-tasting version.
"French onion soup looks good but it needs a good, rich onion broth, not this watery-tasting version."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Technically a salad, but with two pounds of chicken breasts in barbecue sauce as a
"Technically a salad, but with two pounds of chicken breasts in barbecue sauce as a "garnish.""
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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