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Review of Ama, Atlantic Highlands


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Review of Ama, Atlantic Highlands

sockster | May 13, 2009 04:23 AM

A new star is discovered in Atlantic Highlands! Went last night on a busy Tuesday night, which in this area is a great sign that a restaurant is busy on a Tuesday. In a warm atmosphere, and with great music, my wife and I enjoyed our first meal at Ama. Starting with GREAT crispy, warm bread from Brooklyn, served with an excellent olive oil, the meal from appetizers to main course, sparkled. We shared an order of fried calamari, which was hand cut and deep fried with a deft hand. Served just with pomodoro tomatos, it was an excellent start. My wife had the shrimp risotto which was really flavorful and teriffic. I had what I thought was a simple chicken milanese. The chicken came out lightly fried with a fantastic salad on top. YUMMO!! We were very impressed. I was told that they were still tinkering with the dessert menu, (which was needed as the tirami su, was not very good). An uneaten plate of it went back to the kitchen and no one inquired why...but these are all growing pains, for a restaurant that in a small town, that is in my opinion destined to become one of the best! Don't miss it!!.

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