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“RICH, SWEET AND PRICEY”
Review of Island Grill - CLOSED

Island Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: American Coastal Cuisine inspired by the land and the sea, featuring locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Thank you for another fabulous season. See you in May 2017!
Reviewed 16 October 2011

BYOB but still an expensive dinner for two. If you expect to walk away satisfied be sure to bring enough cash as they don't take cc or checks.
They used to have a pretty varied menu. We ate our fill at time from their tapas menu. Now it's upgraded to small, pricey appetizers and rich, not enough to split, pricey entrees. The worst part is that the entire menu seems to lean towards sweet. Dinner salads are half fruit, spring rolls come with a jam like sauce rather than a tart gingery sauce to offset the rich crust and meaty filling. We were also a little surprised that neither the chef or the owners caught the rancidity factor in the nut crust they used on the fish. Most people are used to rancid fats as they are so common, but one would expect a chef to be on top of that sort of thing. Overall they try, and for the niche they serve, those who like rich food and can afford the price, it's a fine place. But don't expect a necessarily heart healthy meal.

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1  Thank baliene
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We had a small cocktail reception catered by Carol Herforth and her staff from Island Grill during the weekend of my son's wedding in Cape May. The food was out of this world - especially the cheese bread, which people were trying to smuggle out of the party with them!

Equally as impressive as the food was Carol's helpfulness, flexibility and attention to detail. The nature of the gathering morphed several times during the planning, and what had begun as a private party at the restaurant eventually became a cocktail reception in my condo. Carol displayed cheerful patience with me as we planned together, and the result was a very successful party.

Kudos to Carol, her chef, and her staff. I highly recommend the food and the folks at the Island Grill!

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Thank GALNewJersey
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

I have gone to this restaurant four years in a row. Most times, I am extremely satisfied. Reservations are essential in summer. Service can be slow or really slow. Never fast. So don't come if you have a burning need to go elsewhere after dinner. Grilled scallops and fish of the day consistently good. Meat dishes inconsistent. Nice atmosphere overall and a recommended dining spot for those looking for a casual seafood restaurant.

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1  Thank Jaewriter
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

We discovered Island Grill 3 years ago and have made it an annual tradition. Sometimes we even go twice during our one week stay. The owners are so warm and inviting and treat our families like their own. Every meal we've ordered has been a delight. Excellent fresh seafood cooked to perfection & served in unique ways. Truly lovely salads. Our kids enjoy the lobster mac & cheese. Island Grill is a gem.

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1  Thank K S
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Heard Island Grill was good, and it has appealing appearance, but food was disappointing. Partner ordered Lobster Mac and Cheese, was dry and tasteless.... seemed like it had been on warmer for hours, little lobster meat or flavor. My entree (pork tenderloin) was ok, but nothing great...maybe the fresh catch seafood is better. BYOB, so stop at the liquor store next door. Also, cash only.

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1  Thank marcopoloUsa
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