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Isaac Newton's -- lunch review


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Isaac Newton's -- lunch review

Carrie | Sep 5, 2003 02:58 PM

Isaac Newton's is a little bistro-like restaurant in Newtown Borough, Bucks County. Recently reopened after a kitchen fire, the whole place was redone and more open, clean and light. The bar was expanded to seat just a few more people, but it's not as cramped as before. (By the way -- no more TV in the bar.)

Anyway, I've gone to Isaac's for lunch only a handful of times, and I think the food has only gotten better with time (perhaps a new chef, but I don't keep up with those things). (I love the bleu-cheese burger.)

Yesterday, I ordered a non-menu item, and it was fabulous! It was the crabmeat salad. It was a crabmeat-mayonnaise mixture, with spices and peppers, over top of spring greens (my personal favorite). The board said fresh Jersey tomatoes, and they were right!! But, the nice surprise was sliced apple -- totally unexpected, and slightly unnerving, but the sweet/tart of the apple balanced the juicy tomatoes and crabmeat. It comes with your choice of dressing -- there's few if any light options, so I ordered balsamic vinaigrette, but DIDN'T NEED IT!

The presentation was wonderful -- very colorful and symmetrical, with the apple and tomato fanned over the spring mix and under the just-right-sized dollop of crabmeat mixture.

The portion was just right for me -- fit on a plate nicely -- but if I was served more, I would have finished it. (My friend's Greek Salad came in a large bowl, and it looked bigger than mine.)

This was definitely an A++ dish. I told the waitress and hope they offer it again.

Oh yeah, and their website is pretty cool, too!


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