Restaurants & Bars 2

Rosie's Wine Bar in Garwood

secretfoodshopper | May 7, 200806:32 AM

Seriously overpriced for the food and service level. I went to Rosie's the first week it opened and then a few times after. The food portion & serivce deteriorated seriously over about two months. The last time I went the service was a complete joke and the restaruant was almost empty that night! As for the food, I can understand that wine is the focus, not food, but the portion size went from small to 'are you serious' ? Of course the prices remained the same. Granted, this may be the way they intended the portions to be, but compared to the first month, it was a bit shocking. If you find a wine that you like there, I'm sure you can ask your local liquor store or favorite restaurant to order for much less -- and Rosie's $15 corkerage fee on top of the price of the wine??? Give me a break!
Rosie's can not compare to 16 Prospect (used to be Trattoria) in Westfield where the service and staff are consistently top knotch and friendly. And the food portion at 16 Prospect is in proportion with the price.
I think originally Rosie's had a shot at being a nice addition to the area until they got greedy and dismissive w/the customers. That style doesn't work for the general Westfield/Cranford etc restaurant goers. I give new restaurants 3 visits. Rosie's seems to be getting progressively worse and they've got 3 strikes in my book..

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