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    Senior Member Retagger's Avatar
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    Last night (April 10th) my wife and I dined at MJ for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Chef Kasi I want to thank you again for a planning a fantastic evening for us! This was by far the best dining experience that we have ever had at MJ.

    We were promptly seated at our reservation time of 8pm. Dining room was at capacity. Our waitress promptly took our drink order within a few minutes of being seated. Drinks arrived a few minutes later. A classic Mojito for me and a Heinsinburg(sp) for my wife. (Mojito was just the way it should be. Not to sweet with a hefty portion of rum and many mint leaves). We had a total of two of these drinks each before the night was over.

    For appetizers, we both had the lettuce wedge. Each plate had three wedges of lettuce with a blue cheese dressing topped with chopped up smoked bacon bits. Excellent.

    For main course, I had the Old Butcher Steak cooked medium rare and my wife had smoked salmon. My steak is hard to describe as it was perfectly cooked, charred on the outside but cut like butter, topped with potatoes and crusted onions. My wife loved her salmon (I am not a fish eater so I didn't try it).

    At the end of dinner, the waitress asked if we wanted to see the desert menu and we both said no because we were full and we would just have coffee to end the night. A few minutes later, Chef Kasi sends out a desert spoon that was enough for four people. Even though we were both full, we had to try this. It consists of ice cream, whipped cream, different berries, fruit and fried bread pieces. It was excellent. We ate about half and couldn't take another bite.

    It was a nice paced dinner. We were not rushed at all and the waiters were very friendly and attentive. We spent about two hours from start to finish.

    I want to again thank Chef Kasi and his staff for an excellent dining experience. We could not have asked for a better evening. We will be returning again very soon, probably within the next week.

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    your butcher steak look outstanding!!
    what kind of a sauce was on it?

    MJ is always a highlight of our stay and we hope to get there in May.


    mea culpa retagger.....i forgot to say "happy anniversary to you and your bride!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Retagger View Post
    Last night (April 10th) my wife and I dined at MJ for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Chef Kasi I want to thank you again for a planning a fantastic evening for us! This was by far the best dining experience that we have ever had at MJ.

    We were promptly seated at our reservation time of 8pm. Dining room was at capacity. Our waitress promptly took our drink order within a few minutes of being seated. Drinks arrived a few minutes later. A classic Mojito for me and a Heinsinburg(sp) for my wife. (Mojito was just the way it should be. Not to sweet with a hefty portion of rum and many mint leaves). We had a total of two of these drinks each before the night was over.

    For appetizers, we both had the lettuce wedge. Each plate had three wedges of lettuce with a blue cheese dressing topped with chopped up smoked bacon bits. Excellent.

    For main course, I had the Old Butcher Steak cooked medium rare and my wife had smoked salmon. My steak is hard to describe as it was perfectly cooked, charred on the outside but cut like butter, topped with potatoes and crusted onions. My wife loved her salmon (I am not a fish eater so I didn't try it).

    At the end of dinner, the waitress asked if we wanted to see the desert menu and we both said no because we were full and we would just have coffee to end the night. A few minutes later, Chef Kasi sends out a desert spoon that was enough for four people. Even though we were both full, we had to try this. It consists of ice cream, whipped cream, different berries, fruit and fried bread pieces. It was excellent. We ate about half and couldn't take another bite.

    It was a nice paced dinner. We were not rushed at all and the waiters were very friendly and attentive. We spent about two hours from start to finish.

    I want to again thank Chef Kasi and his staff for an excellent dining experience. We could not have asked for a better evening. We will be returning again very soon, probably within the next week.

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    Man am I hungry now...... wonderful review of our favorite restaurant..... love the photos.

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    We love MJ ! We go every year for our anniversary, this year will be our 10th ! Counting the weeks, only 24 more to go

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    Looks amazing
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    We just ate at Madame Janette's for our final dinner on Saturday, April 11th. DH and I did not want to eat too heavy the night before our flight so he got the sea bass delight and I got the Argentinian tenderloin delight. Both come with a side salad with a delicious vinaigrette dressing. The fish and meat were cooked perfectly to our liking and the dressing was so good that my 6 year old daughter gobbled up her salad faster than her French fries!! We hadn't been to Mdme Janette's in the past 2 years and were very glad we revisited an old favorite. Service started very fast and then slowed down a bit once the restaurant got very full but we didn't' mind. It was our last night and we wanted to enjoy it!

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    Good to hear some nice reviews of MJ.

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