It’s rare that I write about food but if you know me it’s a big part of my weekly budget and something I enjoy a lot. A number of months ago a local restaurant catered a lunch at work. Everyone agreed the food was the best we had in a long, long time. The place that did the catering was Emily’s Restaurant in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
If you are around Emily’s – located at 14 West Grand Street, Elizabeth – you have to stop by. It’s the type of place that you would not expect to find great food. You know what I mean. Nothing special about the ambiance, maybe even in an area you least expect quality food. (Reminds me of a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown in New York City that I took my kids to years ago that we simply called “hole in the wall”.) Anyway, Emily’s Restaurant is located right across the street from the Elizabeth train station. The place is owned and operated by Chef Roberto Munoz. He is the former owner of Roberto’s Restaurant in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
Everything I’ve ever tried at Emily’s is very good, with the exception of an overcooked cheeseburger recently. There are so many items worth eating here. I started off with a crispy chicken sandwich which goes for a very reasonable $2.50. I no longer go to Wendy’s because this sandwich is beyond comparison. Another favorite of mine is the fried calamari appetizer. They claim it is an appetizer but it’s more like a main dish. A great lunch choice. I’ll let you consider visiting there for perhaps their salmon burger or a turkey panini (made with fresh turkey). You can sample their menu by visiting their lunch menu.
Get out of the office. Visit Emily’s Restaurant, located at 14 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey. Their phone number is 908-353-6100.