Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Popular restaurant offering up items like shrimp and grits, grilled rib eye steaks, mac-and-cheese and even gluten-free penne.
Crowds hurrying in to meet the 4 p.m. whistle at Raymond's can approach the East Ridgewood Avenue restaurant with a more leisurely pace. Raymond's held its first dinner service on Tuesday night since opening in December. Dinner specials include: meat loaf, braised short rib strogonoli, grilled rib eye steak, mac and cheese, rigatoni bolognese, a pan roasted Atlantic salmon, shrimp and grits, gluten-free penne, and more. Most of the dishes are around $16. Breakfast/brunch items will be on the menu until 4 p.m. A transition hour will serve lighter fare until the full dinner service kicks in at 5 p.m. Raymond's will be open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Upcoming plans include adding a pastry chef and bringing more desserts into the mix.
Only open for three weeks, restaurant Raymond's has quickly become a staple of the Ridgewood downtown. Designed with Parisian flair and subway tiles, the brunch hotspot on the corner of Oak Street and East Ridgewood Avenue has had no problem filling its 140-seat dining room. "All things considered, I don’t have a complaint," said co-owner Joanne Ricci. "It’s been great. Expectations have been more than met so far." Those who have been to the original Montclair location might notice subtle differences on the menu. Responding to the interests of diners, more breakfast items have been added, Ricci said. Although it might cut into the small restaurant operating margins, quality is the name of the game. "We have our own chickens," Ricci said. …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Lisa, Raymond and Marc are bringing culinary excitement to Ridgewood and Glen Rock.
The winter thaw hasn't kept a few merchants in Ridgewood and Glen Rock from opening up to the public with hot eats. Much lauded Marc's Cheesecakes in Glen Rock opened the doors last week. Nestled by the train tracks at 251 Rock Road, Marc Silverberg offers rich specialty cakes chock full of fresh ingredients. You can count on slices, smaller desserts and coffee as well. Construction didn't quite go as planned on Oak Street, but Lisa Mayisoglu has finally re-opened Lisa's Turkish Kitchen after moving from Chestnut Street over the summer. What used to be an awkward, clumsy and off-putting space is now level, organized and gorgeous. The fundamentals of the menu – fresh Mediterranean food – will largely remain. Stop by at 28 Oak Street and …