Special Spring Prix Fixe menu for the holiday.
Three courses for $59. Serving from Noon to 6:00
Sunday, April 1, 2018
I have had good experiences at the Frog & the Peach before but the valet parking situation has always been an issue. This time it was a nightmare. The Frog & The Peach told me they couldn’t do anything about it because the city managed it. Ridiculous. They sat us in the back upstairs near a huge table of people. Then they actually put a charge on our already large bill (with 4 people’s appetizers, entrees, cocktails & wine) a $10 charge for the olives in my husband’s martini! We have introduced many couples to Frog & The Peach. No more😞
The most outstanding aspect of our dinner was the excellent service. Food was very good with some nice unique choices.
Enjoyed eight small plates for four people which we all shared; I prefer smaller tastes to large plates of food. Larger plates also available. The truffled gnocchi especially good. Also the scallops; we had mostly seafood and two meat plates, duck and pork. Not a meat eater, but I tasted these also. The bottle of Spanish wine recommended by the sommelier outstanding and worth the price. Elegant restaurant with outstanding food for special occasion.
The bartender was perfectly adequate and the manager was complaint to customer needs and excellent for the history of the world and I can’t wait to come back and see Phil and Jeremy. Tom came out and has a beautiful hat and makes the most delicious warm bread
We enjoyed a Friday business lunch here. The food as always was excellent. Compliments to the Chef. The is better than any other in New Brunswick.
Took a date here the other night and I was very impressed with the wine menu, food menu and the overall feel of the restaurant. Jen was our waitress and she was very sweet and understood the menu, we liked it so much we stayed for 3 more drinks after dinner! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great date night.
Our experience was Horrible..............we sat down, waited over 45 min. and never received any food.
So, we left without eating.
We went to Steak 85 and had a nice meal.
The restaurant changed their menu format since we were there last... to small and large plates. The menu was fairly eclectic and somewhat limited.
As requested, they graciously accommodated our group of eight at a round table. Since it was a Saturday night, there was a lively and noisy crowd which made it difficult to hold conversation.
Egress for the servers was tight and so several of our party complained that their chairs were continuously bumped as the wait staff squeezed through to serve tables within our dining room.
The wait staff were professional and worked to keep our somewhat fussy crew happy.
As for the food, the table favorites seemed to be the lamb shank, black truffle gnocchi, day boat scallops, and peekitoe crab dishes.
Haven't been to this venerable restaurant in years and thought it would be a nice change from our usual haunts. It was
The menu was most unusual with a few 'large' plates leading you to select a couple of smaller, tapas like dishes. These smaller dishes were larger than typical appetizers and we each had two.
The food was well presented and delicious.
We had the pate, scallops, oysters and rabbit.
The oysters were a little vinegary but everything else tasted excellent
The service was professional and a little more classy than in other restaurants.
The servers were there when you needed or wanted them but in-obtrusive
The way the way the menu is set up makes the price a little higher.
For special occasions it shouldn't be a problem and I would go back for a special occasion
Nice restaurant. Very overpriced for what the food is. Parking is tough in the area and we had to park around the corner.
I went to Frog & the Peach on a Saturday evening with my boyfriend. The menu was not as expansive as I would have liked. The portions were also incredibly small, especially for the "larger" portions. My boyfriend is a bigger guy, so he left unsatisfied. The restaurant itself is very quaint and quiet. I highly recommend going for drinks at the bar. Overall, the experience and food were good, not great. Happy I went, but have no plans to go again.
We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. will certainly be back. Highly recommended
I was surprised that it wasn’t busier. Everything was really good!
Pricey, but a good experience. The bar can be crowded at night time.
Went there for Valentines Day for the prix fixe menu, and the food was extremely well presented and tasty. Everything was very nice except for two very minor issues: our server spoke extremely softly that I had a hard time hearing (I’m into the second half of my life, so it’s possible that I’m partially to blame here), and I felt like they slightly rushed us early in the meal.
Great service, good food and good wine
Had a prefix lunch and a couple of glasses of wine. Excellent overall. Lives up to the reputation they have earned over years. In the past I’ve had dinner there several times. Overall excellent!
This is the last thing one would expect in a college town! The Frog and Peach is a lovely not-so-little eatery with a fascinating menu. There is no indication before you get there that is it a tapas style menu so it was a little bit of a surprise that the dishes were as small as they were but we just ordered more and all were delicious. The black truffle gnocchi and rabbit with pappardelle are stand outs. Fresh baked rolls with hand crafted cocktails are a lovely way to start your meal. We finished with a crème brulee (on the house for our celebration) and while is was scrumptious, I personally like my sugar layer newly burnt and still warm and alas this was not. Overall, a gem in New Brunswick, NJ and a must try.
Excellent as usual.
I think this place is great and the amount of staff they have is perfect for how much attention is needed throughout the dining experience. While we were here, I ordered a drink off menu. This created some confusion (which I still feel bad about) but the staff learned the drink and made it for me.
Then later on, their expresso machine was out of order for a bit so they informed me it was going to be a bit of a wait. I did not mind. The staff were so nice and friendly that I would have waited an hour as to not bother them!
When we got up to leave, one of the staff apologized to us saying the service was not up to the standard he wanted it to be. This made me feel some sympathy for them all but also (since this was my second time being here) made me happy that they could recognize their own failings.
I don't hold anything against them and still had a great dining experience! This place is great. I just wanted to convey that even if the going gets rough there, the staff will do everything in their power to make you satisfied even if all they have at their disposal is a smile, friendly banter, and the ice water.
Very enjoyable lunch.
A nice place and the service was terrific and we had a nice quiet corner. The menu has a lot of unusual items on it and overall it is a pricey restaurant. The food was all good but overall I don't think it warranted the price which is why I didn't give it a better rating. If you are just looking for traditional menu items, this is not your place.
Plates were overpriced for the size and quality of the food. A couple things we ordered were quite good (e.g., duck bolognese, chocolate cake), but enough of them were duds (e.g., crab salad, chicken liver pate) that overall the cuisine was uninspired.
Ambiance was fine, service was good.
*Note: Valet parking is $15 BEFORE tip, ouch. Definite bummer.
Now overrated. Seated in some back area with giant video screen, industrial piping, not attractive. Chicken Liver "pate" was bland, no seasoning; whipped chicken livers in a small mason jar, very unappealing presentation. Not a fan of new small plates format.
Incredible food and great service. We loved everything we ate, but the scallops and the steak in particular were amazing.
The restaurant has gone to the new (not liked by me) trend to small plates. They used to have a full menu of entrees. The food is good, but the meal was not without a few bumps. My wife and I ordered and started drinking a bottle of red wine based on the lamb entree special we both ordered. The waitress then tells us that at 7:30 the kitchen ran out of the special. We now had to switch to a fish dinner. The manager did the right thing and took the bottle back so we could order a white wine, but we both felt that when the special was presented, the server should have been made aware that a small number of portions were left. I ordered the swordfish off the "Larger" portion list. It came with nothing! My wife had a crusted cod special. Both dishes were tasty, but not amazing. My soup of the day was very good, and my wife felt the chicken liver appetizer was very good and priced well. Desserts are somewhat non-traditional. Overall, it was a nice meal, definitely not what I was expecting from a restaurant of such high reputation.
Both the daily soup (leek and potato in a red wine reduction) and my main course of the Iberico pork loin were both delicious. The overall experience of great food and service over several years has been a constant for me at this restaurant.
After going to this restaurant many times over the years and being very satisfied, this was absolutely the worst experience. The menu was very limited with most items that weren't very appealing to me but the worst experience was getting there, having no parking available, and having to allow the Valet park my car. The fee was $15 which I felt was utterly outrageous. We were only in the restaurant for less that 1 1/2 hours and having to pay $15 was a bit much. Additionally, when you pay on your phone with a credit card, they also ask for a tip. Totally a turn off and this restaurant was removed from my go-to list. Overall very disappointing.
Great food, but mediocre service: not in attentiveness but more in ‘restaurant maturity’ (not a great sense of pace). That said, I would recommend it
Each January 3 of us get together to start off the new year. This restaurant has an Oyster special during January, so it has been our spot for the past 3 years. Food is excellent and with the Oyster special and an option for a prix fixe lunch is a good choice price wise.
We ended up being one hour late for a reservation, the staff was very understanding and made us feel very comfortable. We hate being late and being "those people" as we ended up being the last seated table for the night. Our server, Matt, reassured us that there was no rush and we felt very comfortable and at ease and able to really enjoy the experience. His recommendations were great and all the food was delectable. We're honestly thinking about going back next weekend. The $1 Oysters in January is very appealing as well. We ordered additional items as well to try and touch every piece of the menu. Nothing disappointed. Price is reasonable. I'd go back as often as I could.
The service was incredible, the drinks were good and the food was delicious . Had the swordfish and couldn't have loved it more. The only thing is the portion sizes are a bit small and the prices a bit high. But with the quality of the food, service, and overall experience, I had no problem at all paying those prices! Well worth it!
Every course was delicious and the service was excellent. Truly enjoyed our evening.
Some entrées were good and some were not. Service was very slow. Not sure I would go again
Exceptional chef special 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing, surprise menu, no advance knowledge, really fun, and no bad item, every course was a gem, delight
Always a wonderful time for my wife and I. This will have been our 5th time and I have nothing but great things to say about the food, the service, and the ambiance. Class act all the way!
The Frog and the Peach , while a worthwhile dining experience, did not quite live up to our expectations. The food was delicious, creative, and well priced, but dinner was missing that special something that makes a meal memorable. We all ordered the 3 course tasting menu which included a generous appetizer and main course and a dessert. We very much enjoyed the scallops in a sweet potato purée and the hanger steak and Black Sea bass were very well prepared. Dessert choices were limited to 2 and were not very creative. The wait staff was professional and attentive. I would recommend The Frog & the Peach because even though they did not "wow"us, the restaurant offers a creative menu , well priced food in a lovely setting.
We shared several small plates which were all well presented and delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. The wait staff worked well as a team keeping the dinner moving without feeling rushed.
After several suggestions from friends, we dined at Frog and Peach for New Year's Eve. We were greeted at the door and our coats were checked which was nice. We had a reservation and were seated right away in the greenhouse room. For a very bitter winter eve, we were chilly at dinner especially because we were seated right by the door. The room did have heat lamps, but on this unusually cold night, we were cool.
Although we sat down quickly and were poured water, no other servers attended our table for the first ten minutes. We finally had to ask for someone to take our drink order. After the initial mishap, the service was a bit more attentive but when paying for a fine restaurant you expect the best, which was not the case.
Dinner was decent, but the portions were incredibly small. For instance, my meal consisted of four medium-sized scallops and a dollop of sweet potato puree. I was still hungry after dinner. The food was decent but not enough for me to go back, especially after seeing the bill. I have had steak at well-known restaurants in New York City for less. Dessert was actually really delicious, I had a molten chocolate cake with delicious gelato. It was a shame to have to tip 18% of the 500 dollar bill for service that was mediocre, but we still did anyway. Unfortunately, we will not be back.
Wasn’t worth the hype or the large bill. We expected it to be expensive and that is fine, however the service and the food did not meet our expectations.