Restaurants & Bars

AlStarz Sports Pub (Bordentown) Lunch Review

Gwendolen | Mar 15, 200805:14 PM

My fiance and I were headed to Mastoris on Route 206 in Bordentown for lunch when we remembered that a friend recommended their new counterpart, AlStarz Sports Pub on the same property.

The decor of earth tones, with an open "warehouse" type roof, was nice, but I suspect if the place gets very crowded, it may tend to be loud and noisy. I can't say for sure since the restaurant was only about a quarter full when we dined. Flat panel tvs adorned the walls; I don't mean one or two, but numerous ones on each wall, and a huge large screen projection near the bar area (not turned on at the time). My fiance said there was a t.v. in the men's room! Die hard sports fans would love this! The closed captions were on, and the volume on the t.v.s were fairly low so as not to be disturbing to diners.

The menu was quite electic ranging from Asian, Mexican, and American; far from the ordinary "bar" fare, but more towards the gourmet side. Fiance and I decided on burgers and fries. True to Mastoris form, the burgers were about an inch thick (no pre-formed wimpy burgers here!), and cooked to perfection. He had a bacon cheddar with some type of BBQ sauce (something he rarely eats so it was a special treat). I had a gorgonzola burger. I was pleasantly surprised that they served plain yellow mustard (or Grey Poupon) instead of that spicy brown stuff (which I hate). Fries were the coated variety; lukewarm and just a little too greasy. Had they been piping hot, they would have probably been excellent.

We were greeted cordially immediately upon arriving and seated. Our server, Kevin, came right over and took our drink order as we perused the extensive menu. Kevin was attentive but not overbearing. He seemed to know just when to check on us and when to leave us alone. We didn't have to wait long at all for our meals, I'd say 10 minutes, wherein we enjoyed a leisurely lunch. I'm a stickler for good service, and we got just that.

The only disappointment was that I was charged full price as though I had ordered the gorgonzola special burger ($11.50) that had bacon and other stuff on it which I did not want. I thought I'd be charged the same as a cheesburger ($10.50), but no big deal.

We saw a seared Ahi Tuna appetizer go by that looked excellent just as we were about to leave. We will definitely be going back, most likely for dinner.

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