Well Morris County has once again let another formerly decent restaurant site go to waste.
The former "Pierre's Restaurant" on Mt. Kemble Ave had a good run and was tired and in need of new energy and a new chef and along came Market Restaurant. A much anticipated
resurrection of a restaurant just opened in early April 2010.
The new owners spent some time and dollars freshening up a formerly tired space and have opened up interior spaces to create more openess , the bar area has a little loungy feel to it with two sofas and several cushiony stools.
Ok. I admit the restaurant scene in Morris County is either feast or famine but come on guys, this place is a gold mine waiting to happen how about a fresh approach, simple, good
food? We decide to sit at a table next to the bar and one of the bartenders Beth , became our server as well.( talk about multitasking) she was pleasant and she let us know she was not that conversant on items in the menu. The mixed drinks come in the narrowest of tumblers I have ever experienced and I asked to look at the wine menu. The wine prices were double retail and the vintage years were odd on several reds and overall the list lacked any balance. Even the wine by the glass was weak and judging by the mixed drink volume I bet the pour was poor as well.
We tried the Duck Springrolls to start, they came out burnt on the bottom. My wife had the lettuce wedge with bacon, tough to screw up. I asked if the Salmon was wild or farmed and server did not know. I assumed farmed and I was right. My wife stuck to the basic burger which she said was decent with hand cut fries, my 9 yr old had chicken breast skewers with fries and she also tried the fish n chips. She said the chicken was good and the fish was
not cooked evenly. The salmon dish came bathed in butter served over grilled asparagus and some sort of roasted potato, the potato was not good, the salmon was ok but too much butter. Overall, we were not impressed with the food or drink,. I mentioned to Beth the drink sizes were small and she comped me a free drink. I believe that this place needs alot of fine tuning especially the food. I would not rush back here. A great location with average food. What a waste!
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