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Jan 262014
 

Three meals and one fabulous loaf of bread at the Redfish Grill

Three meals and one fabulous loaf of bread at the Redfish Grill

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Sunday, Jan. 19

Peck Place School

Peck Place School

• CBS is Back on Cablevision

• Obituary: Belle Reese, 92, Sister of Norman Schwartzman

• Meet Charles Dumais, Amity’s New Superintendent

• 2014 Amity Football Captains Revealed

•  The Past Week On Orange Live (Did You Miss Anything?)

Monday, Jan. 20

Obituary: Della M. Theodos, 85, Mother of Melissa Moras and Sharon Stockel

yale west campusObituary: Louis “Lou” F. Tagliatela, Sr, 94, Brother of Frank Tagliatela

Property Transfers: Three Homes Sold between Jan. 9 – 17

Found Dog: Is She Yours?

Orange Emergency Management: Get Ready for Dangerously Cold Weather

Children’s Recreation and Exercise Center Plans On Plan & Zoning Agenda Tuesday

Obituary: Adele G. (Gabris) Lasky, 105, Mother of Helen Melchiore, Steadfast Red Sox Fan, Beloved Family Matriarch

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Fire Dpeatmen Are You Prepared For The Snow and Blast Of Arctic Cold? Early Dismissal Today (Tuesday)

Latest: Storm May Impact High School Mid-Term Exams

A Car Emergency Kit May Be A Great Idea On A Night Like Tonight

UPDATED: Tuesday and Wednesday Weather Related Cancellations

[3]  Newest Info: Peck Place Students Will Finish The School Year At Yale West Campus

 

This year's shanty town is sturdy and pretty roomy inside.

This year’s shanty town is sturdy and pretty roomy inside.

Supt. McMullin addresses Peck Place Families re: Yale Move

Performers Wanted: Or Shalom’s Got Talent Planned For Feb. 8

Fundraiser: Dining For Dollars at Bertucci’s

[2] Orange Firefighters Respond to House Fire

Kindergarten Registration: Mary L. Tracy School Is Waiting For You

[1] January 21 — Two House Fires in Two Consecutive Years

Obituary: Josephine “Jo” Marie DiFazio, 96, Former Town Of Orange Nurse

Opinion: That Biting Cold You Feel Can Be Serious

 [4] Dinner With The Family: Can One Overuse The Word “Perfect”?

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Thursday, Jan. 23

Obituary: Allan J. Rosenthal, 96, Father Of Connie Goebel, WWII Veteran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner With The Family: Can One Overuse The Word “Perfect”?

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Jan 222014
 

Three meals and one fabulous loaf of bread at the Redfish Grill

Three meals and one fabulous loaf of bread at the Redfish Grill

After hearing so many wonderful things about the Redfish Grill, I thought it was time to try it out myself.

Last Saturday, Jan. 18, I had planned to dine with a friend, but when that fell through, I called my brother (former restaurant reviewer Ron Haas) and my mom, the most particular diner I know, and asked them to join me at the Redfish Grill.

When we entered the restaurant, the hostess was friendly and we were seated immediately, even though the place was fairly crowded. (just 6 empty tables)

Our waiter introduced himself in about a minute and quickly delivered our beverages.

He took our orders and answered any questions we had about the sides.

When he delivered our loaf of freshly baked bread [1] with seasoned dipping oil, the three of us dove right in and each of us had the same impression “perfect.”

My mom ordered the Grilled Scottish Salmon with the two sides — Jasmine Rice and Grilled Asparagus [4].

She raved about the salmon, which was, you guessed it, “perfect” and truly appreciated the thin, tender young asparagus.

My mom has sent food back to the kitchen at other restaurants, but not this time. That is a very good sign and a great compliment to the chef.

My brother ordered the Seafood Casserole, [3] a tempting combination of scallops, shrimp, lobster, scrod and cheese baked with sherry garlic butter cream sauce. For his side, he too, chose the asparagus.

He said the nice thing about it was that each of the four seafood selections were cooked to perfection and none was lost in the sauce, each held its own distinct flavor and it was delicious. When the seafood was gone, he had a wonderful dipping sauce for the bread.

I usually stay away from the fried food, but I wanted to get something different from the other two in my party so we could all discuss the different types of dishes the Redfish Grill had to offer.

I ordered the fried sea scallops, which came with french fried potatoes and cole slaw.

The scallops were not overly breaded, big, juicy, flavorful and cooked just right. The tartar sauce was very good too. I don’t generally eat fries, but the ones I was served were hearty slices, lightly browned and you couldn’t eat just one.

I prefer creamy cole slaw, but even though theirs was a different style, it also was very good.

All of us were full and more than satisfied with the quantity of food for the price.

My mom brought home a “doggie bag” and left with a smile on her face.

The servers were attentive without being overwhelming.

So, was anything not perfect about the Redfish Grill? Well, yes, we did notice one thing. The music that was playing was not relaxing. A lot of it was jazz and it was a bit loud for a Saturday night dinner.

Other than that, my family and I highly recommend the Redfish Grill. We will be back.

 

There’s Something For Everyone At The Redfish Grill, Great Food, Service and Prices

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Jan 162014
 

Now Open and "So Worth It!"

Now Open and “So Worth It!”

Orange residents and folks from surrounding towns are thrilled with the Redfish Grill, at 285 Boston Post Road.

Since Orange Live posted an introductory story about the opening, more than 1,000 people have read about it and daily searches for “Redfish Grill” bring them here.

A couple of weeks ago, soon after it opened, we sat down with Spyro (Spee-ro) the owner, to chat about the restaurant.

Although an Internet search came up with two other Redfish Grill Restaurants in the USA, Spyro said there is NO connection to any other restaurant. (This is not a franchise) “We just sat down, picked this name, and liked it.”

Spyro has been in the restaurant business since 1977, when he graduated high school (This is his 9th business, which included Anthony’s Pier One in Cromwell, Carson’s in Newington, and Anthony’s Seafood Grill in Boca Raton, Fla. all of which have since been sold).

Locals know that the building has housed a couple of successful diners in the past, but as a nice restaurant, the owners wanted to have a comfortable yet classy feel. A designer came in and suggested all the colors and fixtures to appeal to customers. The choice of green is wonderful, it is the easiest color for the eyes to process and used in many places to relax. The other earth tones make this a fine place for diners to feel comfortable and welcome.

Spyro said he chose to open the Redfish Grill in Orange because it is a wonderful community and there are no other seafood restaurants in town.

The chef, David, has worked with Spyro for years, and they’ve put together an excellent menu that contains something for everyone even though it is 80-90% seafood choices, you will still find chicken and steak entrees. (Note: a majority of the items are gluten free)  Click on Thumbnail photo below to view larger – click again to see full-size image.

The appetizers include Calamari; Crab Cakes; Raw Oysters; Spinach Dip with tortilla chips; and of course Shrimp.

There are six different types of dinner salads, including Chicken Cobb; Wedge; Caesar; House and the fancy “Snake River” with bacon, goat cheese, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette.

The Seafood Casserole is the most popular dish on the menu. This contains scallops, shrimp, lobster, scrod and cheese baked with sherry garlic butter cream sauce and comes with a choice of one house side.

If you’re in the mood for fried seafood, there are five different entrees to choose from including whole belly clams.

Fussy kids? Don’t worry, there’s Mac and Cheese and Pasta sides.

Customer Reviews

Readers told Orange Live that the New England Clam Chowder is “the best off of Cape Cod.”

The Lobster Rolls are made with the sweet meat of hard shell lobster, and, according to our regular reader, Dave, is “amazing.”

Another reader, Greg, shared this experience with us after dining with friends on Dec. 30, (which I find to be the best kind of review)

He wrote:

“We all shared one order of calamari for an appetizer and it was very good, nice and tender and not overly breaded, You may have to ask for bread, but it was the best I’ve had in a long, long time, small 6×6 loaves baked fresh, crispy thin crust with nice textured inside served with dipping oil with some spices.

We had 5 different meals and everyone raved about them. I had the night’s special, a Cajun seafood jambalaya, One had the seafood casserole, two ordered the grilled shrimp, one had the swordfish and the other the salmon.

They claim to only serve fish that is fresh never frozen, to whit they didn’t have their “signature dish” of red fish last night. The portions were generous and for those they came with sides, there are some nice choices in addition to the standard fries and coleslaw.

Desserts were ordered, two couples each shared an apple crisp a la mode, and another shared the fudge brownie sundae, both were fantastic.

Prices are reasonable, the wine and beer selection is good. We all had at least one drink, and a few glasses of wine were ordered. Service was good.” 

Drinks?

The Redfish Grill offers a full bar with a large variety of wine and a a few craft beers.  Customers seem to like the wine with their meals.

Be aware that there also is a comfortable, sit-down bar where you can enjoy wine, beer, or mixed drinks, including one of the 12 Redfish House Cocktails.

A Happy Hour is featured weekdays Monday – Friday from 4-6:30 p.m.

The Redfish Grill has 50 staff members, all of whom are polite, professional and know the menu choices inside and out, so a recommendation for an indecisive guest should not be a problem.

Spyro the reaction from customers so far has been positive and no one has left unhappy. “As long as customers leave happy, that’s all that matters.”

The Dining Room Seats 185 people, and the restaurant can accommodate parties of up to 15-20 people.

HOURS: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday and Sunday 12-10 p.m.

Click HERE for the Lunch Menu.

If you and your family eat fish on Friday, why not try the Redfish Grill? Tell them you heard about them on Orange Live.

Check out the Restaurant web site and FACEBOOK Page.

Call ahead seating 203-553-9900

 

Everyone is Raving About The Redfish Grill

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Dec 252013
 

Now Open and "So Worth It!"

Now Open and “So Worth It!”

The Redfish Grill, a seafood restaurant, opened last week at 285 Boston Post Road, and is receiving excellent reviews!

The new eatery is the talk of the town – and other towns too.

Wherever i go someone seems to be telling a friend how wonderful the food is, and raving about how the clam chowder is the best they’ve ever had away from Cape Cod.

This is the only seafood restaurant in town and something that Orange really needed.

One diner said it was a little pricey, but quickly followed that up with “But So Worth It!”

We welcome the Redfish Grill to town and wish them a long and successful stay.

Say Hello to Spyro, the owner and tell him you saw this on Orange Live the Website.