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New Restaurant- Maple Ave-


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New Restaurant- Maple Ave-

judoka | Aug 22, 2009 03:20 PM

A few days ago I tried the new restaurant Maple Ave (on Rt 123 across from the MacGruders). I wanted to try this place since it is in walking distance of my condo, and my father and I had a very nice meal. We each ordered an appertizer, I had the Spanish Dumplings, basically a empanada, it was very tasty. My father had the carrot and ginger soup, a cold dish. He loved it, I tried it and would have like a bigger ginger taste. For the main course I had the Bulgogi Wrap sweetly marinated ribeye thinly sliced, served with kimchee puree and Bibb lettuce wraps. It was excellent. the ribeye that they used was tender and cooked with great technique. And the kimcee puree that was drizzled on top of the beef was not overpowering, I highly recommend that dish. My father had the BBQ salmon Lightly grilled wild bbq salmon served with grilled broccoli rabe over garlic butter orzo. I did not try that, but my father said it was very tasty. To end the meal I ordered the Oh Em Gee a flourless chocolate cake topped with chocolate ganache, whipped cream. It was so rich that I only made it through half. Dad had The Best of Both Worlds a homemade vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip brick cookies. I took a piece of his cookie, really good.

Also the service could not have been better.

A couple of drawbacks the place is small and they dont take reservations. as a variation on that theme the parking lot is pretty small too.

Overall I highly recommend Maple Ave

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