When I went to corporate I initially got the impression there were no really good restaurants there. I was wrong I found 3 and one of them is sister restaurant to one of my favorites Michael White's Osteria Morini
. The other 2 are Ciao
and 3 West.
Osteria Morin is my favorite Italian restaurant because all the food is delicious the menu is the same as the one on Lafayette in Manhattan
. I am not going to repeat my previous reviews the only difference is that the one Bernardsville is more modern and open.
|Ciao Seafood Bisque|
Ciao is right next to my hotel and is a a great Italian restaurant. I went in on Mothers day and sat at the Bar it was one of those days where my eyes were bigger than my capacity so I started out with a great Seafood Bisque every part of it was tasty and I am sure that I calculated the calories wrong. I followed that up with the Meatballs which I try at every restaurant to compare them to the benchmark Osteria Morini Balls. These Sicilian meatballs were made of
beef pignoli raisins, pecorino very tasty texture
with a sauce that had an explosion of fresh tomato. I followed it up with my favorite Italian Meat Dish Osso Buco. Ciao's Osso Buco was settled in a light broth
with Gigante beans broccoli ran in cherry pepper gremolata very tasty moist
it seems too healthy.
|Ciao Balls not the Schweddy Type|
|Awesome Osso Buco|
3 West is part of the same management team as Ciao. 3 West is more of an American Food Restaurant. We started with the Pork Belly Dumplings I had the Carrot and Ginger Soup which was delicious and followed it up with the swordfish which was cooked perfectly. Mark had the Scallops which were cooked to perfection. Both 3 West and Ciao are very good.