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Belford Bistro (Belford NJ)


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Belford Bistro (Belford NJ)

val ann c | Feb 20, 2008 04:51 AM

I was delighted to see an elegant bistro open up in Campbell’s Junction, Belford. We went on a Thursday evening. There were several tables occupied. The place was about 25% full. There was only one waiter. He was a bit rushed, but very professional and cordial. I was impressed that the service was well-paced, given that it’s a new kitchen with lots of customers and only one waiter.

Cream of tomato soup. Husband loved it. I’m not a fan of tomato soup, but I found it tasty. My scallop appetizer was good. I would have like them cooked a minute longer. The presentation was very nice.
NY strip steak, with a green sauce (pesto?) and fries. Cooked medium rare as requested. We liked it, but we couldn’t help comparing it to the steak at Drew’s. Drew has set a very high bar for cooking steak.
“The Bomberger” hamburger. I ordered it medium. It came rare. I was too hungry to request more cooking. It was a good burger. I really like the homemade fries. Perfectly cooked, nicely seasoned.

The décor is simple, monochrome, and well-thought out. Nice lighting.

I wish the young chef/owners much success with this restaurant. On my one visit, I felt they are talented and on a good path. The food was good, but didn’t quite thrill me. However, I’m very picky. I like their elegant simplicity with good quality ingredients. Fresh, clean, and simple. I’m looking forward to another try, and to see how the place develops.

Note to RGR: The bread and butter report. Very good fresh rolls. Butter, served in a ramekin, was good but quite salty. .

Chef/owners are Kurt Bomberger and Crista Trovato.

Belford Bistro
870 Main St, Belford (between Sissy’s and Naples Pizza)

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