My husband and I eat out a lot and as a result we visit a lot of restaurants. This weekend was nothing different except for 3 days in a row we had excellent meals.
Our tastes are very simple. I can’t eat seafood (allergic) and my husband loves it.
So Friday night we went to a restaurant in Long Branch on Broadway, down by the Oak street liquors store. I had chicken broccoli and he had beef broccoli. The beef and chicken just melted in your mouth. The sauce was on the sweet side. We’ve eaten there before and the food is consistently good.
Saturday we went to listen to the concert in West End. Don’t really want to talk about that. The cars on display were fantastic! This time we ate at Jessies a health food restaurant on Brighton Ave Long Branch. I remember when it used to be a health food and vitamin store. We ended up both of us ordering the chicken quesadilla. Wow! What a great surprise. While it did have some black beans they were not overwhelming the chicken was very nicely spiced and again not overdone and not smothered in cheese.
Finally Sunday night we went to Jack-a-Bob in Union Beach. What a great little place. It is in the Bayshore area and if you’re not familiar with our area it is along the bay water and not the ocea. The resataurant sits ontop of pilings and when it is high tide you are literally sitting above the water a little uncanny and needs getting used to. We’ve been there before and were disappointed with the food about 2 to 3 years ago. We’ve heard rumblings that the food was good so we went to try it out again and if the food was not great the surroundings were fantastic. You can see the New York skyline, Staten Island and Brooklyn on a cloudless day or night. So with that we were very pleasantly surprised. We had bruschetta for appetizer, now most will not like this as the bread was not hard toasted. I loved it just because of that. I had angel hair scampi with chicken and oh boy was that good not many places offer that. My husband had some sort of assorted sea food dish over angel hair pasta and he said that the seafood was very fresh. The place even looked and smelled clean compared to past times. I highly recommend going their for the ambiance not many places around like it.
Well that’s it for this week’s food critic hope you like and will try these places out. will post addresses and phone numbers also as soon as I find the match books.