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The Red Room - Review by Jason V | Billy's Red Room

Billy's Red Room


The Red Room 10/5/2006

Ok all you Bar and Grill type people. If you're into a dimly lit, bar type atmosphere with some of the best grilled food around... Billy's Red Room in Whippany is it. Billy and his wife, Madeline are always there, except when Billy is out fishing, which he'll bring back his catches and give out samples to customers, especially regulars. They're always friendly and will remember you, your kids, your friends that they've seen you there with and give you a recognizing smile, handshake, or a hug. In some cases, they'll even sit with you for a while and just chat. You can't mistake Billy with the same brimmed hat on every time. The entire place is fishing/nautical themed with a fish tank at the front, fishing nets, rope, anchors, pictures and anything else associated with marine life strung up around the place. It's dimly lit with a deep red paint job keeping it seemingly quiet and true to it's name - Red room. At each table waiting for you are styrofoam plates and on top a bucket of pickles and peppers. Make sure to munch on them; they are delicious. For appetizers I recommend a couple of things: I've never had it but I've been told the Pasta e Faggioli is some of the best around and I can personally attest that the Potato Soup is the best I've EVER had. I've heard good things about the French Onion soup as well. Be sure to get an order of their garlic bread with the melted Mozzarella cheese on it. For your dinner, it all works whether you go for a burger, cheesesteak (that's not fake slices but real chunks of steak) or anything else. Don't expect filet mignon, it's a bar and grill so get the burger, the ribs and eat with your hands. If your hands are too dirty to shake with Billy, he'll probably just sit next to you and put his arm around your shoulder anyway - WHILE you eat. It's like the place is their living room and you're all guests at their house that they've known for 100 years. It's got a decent size bar in the middle to sit down and have a drink if you have to wait for a table as well. I've been going there for years and when it comes to a real pub type of place... I wouldn't go anywhere else. more
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