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New Restaurant Cherry Hill NJ

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New Restaurant Cherry Hill NJ

RJeff | Dec 6, 2009 02:58 PM

Just came back from the Cherry Grill (http://www.cherrygrill.com/index.php). Now that Lin's Chinese has closed, it's the only local fleishigs restaurant. It is owned by the Lin, so they have retained the Chinese and Sushi as part of the menu, but also serve steaks and burgers now. The ambience is very nice - my daughter kept commenting that it seemed like a "real" (read: treif) restaurant.
We were there on a Sunday, so they quickly filled up. They were nice enough to bring us a roll for the baby, which was "just warmed up in the oven." As soon as it cooled slightly it was hard as a rock; it was obviously stale.
None of us were thrilled with our orders. Seeing that we were familiar with the Chinese menu, we decided to focus on the new offerings. My wife got a regular burger and I got a pastrami burger; both were terribly overcooked, and dry. The pastrami was inedible. There was no sauce (or even moisture) at all. The french fries were limp. The beer-batter onion rings were okay at best. Much more batter than onion. Ketchup was doled out in little ceramic cups, and we had to ask for several, as they brought one for the whole table. The staff did not check our water glasses or offer refills unless asked (sometimes repeatedly). On the whole the wait staff was friendly and helpful, but a little overwhelmed. (Our teen-aged daughter, who is a fussy eater, got the roast chicken, which was fine for her.)
The prices were not outrageous, but more expensive than this neighborhood is used to.
All in all, we are not in rush to try it again.

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