So, I never thought I'd be writing a post about a diner. We stopped in a couple of weeks ago and were super surprised. Apparently they have a new chef, Craig Shelton, formerly of Ryland Inn, a James Beard winner, etc. etc. I'm not sure if he's just consulting or what, but the menu....for a "diner" is fantastic. Changes daily (well, they print a new menu daily, we went 2x in 2 weeks and saw some changes, but not toooo many)
In addition, the sommelier, (yes, they have one, formerly of Stage Left, then CRU) put together a pretty good wine list!
or...you can go in and have a burger and shake, or some pancakes....
The food, is really, really good, and not just for diner food, but surprisingly good. If you've ever thought twice about ordering a bottle of wine at a 'diner', don't, I would at Skylark.
This last time I ordered a Moroccan filet tips, with couscous and merguez sausage (17$), that was just great, and my Wife had shrimp and scallops (17?) that she said were good and fresh, for app, we split some ribs that were also good.
The cocktail menu needs a lot of work, but 2 outta 3 ain't bad!
a few glasses of wine, and the above, 60$, not diner cheap, but well worth it. Great food, Good wine list, in the most unpretentious atmosphere you can imagine. Service is, well...diner service still.
It's one of my new favorite places. (did I just say that?)
Yep, I'd order an after dinner port too.
Skylark Diner & Lounge
17 Wooding Ave, Edison, NJ 08817