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Rocky Hill Inn NJ re-opening 11/08


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Rocky Hill Inn NJ re-opening 11/08

madshtr | Dec 6, 2008 06:04 PM

To begin, the old rendition of this restaurant, Sante Fe Grille was a wonderful place to go and have a great meal at a reasonable price. That being said, the new version of this establishment, Rocky Hill Inn is quite a disappointment. The restaurant is divided into two distinct genres. One being tavern style dining which was described to my wife and I as the fun side of the restaurant, and the dining room side, a more formal room, which was too bright and did not live up to the sought after ambiance. The staff were all very friendly and accomodating, but the food just did not live up to their attempts to please. Aside from a limited menu, only one special was offered. Both my wife and I chose a fish selection, and unfortunately each element of both dishes was bland. Since the old Sante Fe Grille always seemed to impress with exciting fusions of flavor, we were terribly disappointed. We ordered one selection from the pub menu and one from the more formal menu. From the pub menu we ordered fish and chips. The portion was small, the chips were soggy and the meal came in a cone designed only for finger food. The more formal entree we ordered was the special. It was described as an Ahi tuna with a confit of tomato on a bed of Tuscan beans. We asked specifically that it be prepared very rare. It came out, at best, medium, ruining the taste of the tuna. The beans were completely without seasoning. All-in-all a truly uninspiring experience!

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