We dined at Park West twice while attending a book signing at Book Ends Bookstore this past weekend.
I read some of the negative reviews and just shook my head. The food and service we experienced were top notch! Yes, it was busy on Saturday evening around 7:00 pm, but we were seated promptly and graciously w/out reservations. Cream of mushroom soup - delish. Ample portion of creamy, flavorful liquid shared by the 2 of us.
The lobster roll is the showstopper by far! You might argue that $22 is a bit of a hefty price to pay for a sandwich, but this is not just any sandwich! This is the little piece of heaven I would expect to have eaten way up North, but just has not happened.
Roll - looks like a hotdog roll, but there's no comparison. Generously sized, crispy/firm on the outside, and soft, but not doughy on the inside.
Let's get to the star of the show! Huge chunks of lobster meat dressed in a light mayo dressing - not huge gobs of mayo that you may have experienced elsewhere. I'm a foodie and a bit obsessed with all things delicious. This meal is one of the most delicious and satisfying dishes I've ever consumed. Planning a trip back in the fall w/a friend who appreciates surf and mushrooms!
Ridgewood, NJ is a beautiful, established town with a great vibe.
Park West Tavern is worth trying out at least once. Just leave room for a truly gastronomical feast...
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