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Bistro Amerigo- Matawan


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Bistro Amerigo- Matawan

charmel | | Jun 22, 2008 09:34 AM

Had dinner at Bistro Amerigo in Matawan last night with another couple. Very, very nice indeed! They have a bar, so I started out with a just right Expresso Martini (my favorite). The menu is extremely interesting. It is a strange combination of Italian/Asian, but not your typical Italian and it works. They have a full Sushi menu (which I don't care for in general, so I cant comment on the quality of the Sushi). We all shared the fried calamari which was very tender and cooked perfectly. Then we all added salads to our main dishes which was only $2 per person extra and it was a plentiful plate of greens with cucumbers, grape tomatoes and dried cranberries- pleasant dressing. Nothing super special, but I would order it again just the same for the $2 extra. I had the Thai Basil Lemon Grass Shrimp which was delicious and again a plentiful portion. It came with "done just right" steamed brocolli. My husband had a dish that is not on the website (there are several other dishes on the actual menu that are not on the website menu). He had shrimp and scallops over Udon noodles. The noodles do their job in absorbing a fantastic sauce and the dish was very flavorful. Our friends had the Veal Amy, which is veal coated in parmesan cheese and once again an amazing sauce on top. I believe it came over some thin pasta. She loved it and the portion was too big for her to finish. Her husband had the Grand Marnier Shrimp which we all sampled and adored. Just the right sweetness with the candied nut and I would definitely order that next time. We did not have a complaint about any of our food and really enjoyed the whole meal. Dessert was nothing for me to really critique since we shared a bowl of pistachio ice cream and a Tartufo. What can you say about ice cream? We love it and it topped off a great dinner. I had tried Bistro Amerigo awhile back (probably nine months or so) and also enjoyed the food, but my complaint back then was that the food did not come out hot. Everything was lukewarm at best. Well, the kinks are certainly ironed out because all of our dishes were piping hot. We used our $10 coupon (off a bill of over $60) and with the tip the whole meal came to $70 per couple. I would definitely recommend it. Would be ineterested to hear some other impressions from all of you.

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