Tucked away in the basement of the Morristown Inn, Hibiscus Restaurant could easily be overlooked, but it should not be. With a menu mixing authentic Caribbean and American food, this cozy restaurant had everything to offer for our family of three which included a teenaged daughter who was nervous at first, but loved her Rasta Pasta with Jamacian Jerk Chicken.
Although Hibiscus is building a reputation among the jazz community for its music offerings on Tuesday, Fridays and Sunday Brunch (with top notch players), it should not be overlooked for simply a night out for dinner.
One previous Trip Advisor reviewer found the food to be skimpy and disappointing, but our experience was completely different. If you are looking for gargantuan portions, then perhaps you might be disappointed in the servings, but you will not be disappointed in the quality and taste of the food. However, for those who eat sensibly sized meals, there is plenty of food!
Two of us began with the Hibiscus Sampler which gave us a mouth watering sample of three wonderful Caribbean offerings and our daughter proclaimed the Coconut Shrimp the best she had ever had. The appetizers were accompanied by a Jamacian Festival bread which is like a hush puppy, offering a slightly sweet contrast to the spicy Jerk Chicken. Don't miss it.
Our entrees included Oxtails, the Island Brown Stewed Chicken and Rasta Pasta. The Chicken and Oxtails were accompanied by rice and beans, perfectly cooked mixed vegetables and plantains. We loved everything, but agreed that the Chicken was exceptional. Two desserts consisting of Bread Pudding and Creme Brullee left us more than satisfied and looking forward to a return visit to this gem of a restaurant.
The service was very friendly and efficient and the steel drums in the background set the perfect mood for the evening. We have eaten at most of the restaurants in Morristown over the years and now have a new favorite. All we can say, is do yourself a favor and get to Hibiscus Restaurant right away.
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