Boulevard Five 72

★★★☆☆
  • 572 Boulevard

    Kenilworth, NJ 07033

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  • 908-709-1200

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Boulevard Five 72 is AWESOME! The food is fabulous the presentation is delightful.

Chef Scott Snyder brings a real New York taste to this fine dining, esthetically pleasing establishment.

The wait staff is professional, courteous and attentive.

The jumbo lumb crab appetizer was delicious and satisfying. Mt husband began with the bay boat seared scallops>

The grilled fundy salmon was done to perfection and my husband loved his black angus filet mignon.

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★★★★★

Boulevard Five 72 is AWESOME! The food is fabulous the presentation is delightful.

Chef Scott Snyder brings a real New York taste to this fine dining, esthetically pleasing establishment.

The wait staff is professional, courteous and attentive.

The jumbo lumb crab appetizer was delicious and satisfying. Mt husband began with the bay boat seared scallops>

The grilled fundy salmon was done to perfection and my husband loved his black angus filet mignon.

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Reading some of these reviews, you wonder if they were from real customers. They must have gone to a different Tosca because their reviews do not reflect my experience at Tosca.

I had my son's baptism party there on Mother's Day. We had a party of 20 with rambunctious kids mixed in and the staff at Tosca was very accomodating. They seated us in a smaller room due to the restaurant being packed on Mother's day. Besides the crowdedness, the food was great and service was prompt.

I ordered a Calf's liver entree while everyone else ordered the Filet Mignon thinking to be Robert Frost adventurous but when the entree came and I didn't like my liver dish. Everyone else who had a pasta entree/fish/filet mignon loved their entree so I asked the waiter to bring me a Filet Mignon instead. They didn't give me any attitude at all for my request. Maybe they were being nice to me because it was Mother's day. =]

The Filet Mignon was delivered within 10 minutes later and it was delicious and cooked just right for a Medium steak. I'm telling you, it was better than Outback and was actually on par with Morton's Steakhouse.

I didn't have the fish but others in my party who are vegetarians loved their salmon and mahi mahi entrees. The pasta dishes like lobster ravioli I was told was amazing too.

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★★★★☆

Reading some of these reviews, you wonder if they were from real customers. They must have gone to a different Tosca because their reviews do not reflect my experience at Tosca.

I had my son's baptism party there on Mother's Day. We had a party of 20 with rambunctious kids mixed in and the staff at Tosca was very accomodating. They seated us in a smaller room due to the restaurant being packed on Mother's day. Besides the crowdedness, the food was great and service was prompt.

I ordered a Calf's liver entree while everyone else ordered the Filet Mignon thinking to be Robert Frost adventurous but when the entree came and I didn't like my liver dish. Everyone else who had a pasta entree/fish/filet mignon loved their entree so I asked the waiter to bring me a Filet Mignon instead. They didn't give me any attitude at all for my request. Maybe they were being nice to me because it was Mother's day. =]

The Filet Mignon was delivered within 10 minutes later and it was delicious and cooked just right for a Medium steak. I'm telling you, it was better than Outback and was actually on par with Morton's Steakhouse.

I didn't have the fish but others in my party who are vegetarians loved their salmon and mahi mahi entrees. The pasta dishes like lobster ravioli I was told was amazing too.

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Please read all of this -- there was a worm in our filet mignon.

If I could review with a 0 star rating, I would. I wish I was writing a different review right now, but the dining experience I had at Tosca on 2/14/08 was the worst I've ever had. I realize this was Valentine's Day and restaurants are exceptionally busy -- that is completely understandable. However, we had a reservation for 8:30pm and after being seated at 9:15pm alongside a couple who did not have a reservation, we were anxious to order. Our wine and bread came with no problems just moments after we ordered it, though we waited nearly 20 minutes to have our order taken. There were also no prices on the menu - at all. After waiting an hour and a half for our appetizers, we asked where they were. We were told that they ran out of scallops and couldn't bring out appetizers, and we were offered other dishes but declined because we just wanted our dishes at that point. After waiting another 15 minutes, our main dishes came out. I ordered Veal Scallopini, and my friend ordered Filet Mignon. He didn't receive a steak knife, so he had to cut his Filet Mignon with a butter knife. My veal dish turned out to be a chicken dish. Disappointed at the entire evening, I complained to the Manager. He seemed entirely disinterested, and brushed me away saying, "What's your complaint? Everyone tonight has had a complain." Taken aback and completely insulted, I went back upstairs to tell my friend what happened and ask for the check as quickly as possible. As soon as I sat down, I saw something on his plate. I picked it up, and it looked like an overgrown maggot. When we demanded to speak with the Manager, he refused to come upstairs and sent a senior waiter in his place almost ten minutes later! After negotiating with him, he finally said "it's on the house." We got up and went to find the Manager ourselves. He gave us an act and a line -- "it feels like someone did this to me!" and acted as if his stomach was stabbed. In short, he seemed completely disinterested.

If you want deplorable service, cocky waiters, a disinterested Manager, the wrong dish, no appetizer, and a worm or maggot in your food.... then Tosca is the place for you.

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Please read all of this -- there was a worm in our filet mignon.

If I could review with a 0 star rating, I would. I wish I was writing a different review right now, but the dining experience I had at Tosca on 2/14/08 was the worst I've ever had. I realize this was Valentine's Day and restaurants are exceptionally busy -- that is completely understandable. However, we had a reservation for 8:30pm and after being seated at 9:15pm alongside a couple who did not have a reservation, we were anxious to order. Our wine and bread came with no problems just moments after we ordered it, though we waited nearly 20 minutes to have our order taken. There were also no prices on the menu - at all. After waiting an hour and a half for our appetizers, we asked where they were. We were told that they ran out of scallops and couldn't bring out appetizers, and we were offered other dishes but declined because we just wanted our dishes at that point. After waiting another 15 minutes, our main dishes came out. I ordered Veal Scallopini, and my friend ordered Filet Mignon. He didn't receive a steak knife, so he had to cut his Filet Mignon with a butter knife. My veal dish turned out to be a chicken dish. Disappointed at the entire evening, I complained to the Manager. He seemed entirely disinterested, and brushed me away saying, "What's your complaint? Everyone tonight has had a complain." Taken aback and completely insulted, I went back upstairs to tell my friend what happened and ask for the check as quickly as possible. As soon as I sat down, I saw something on his plate. I picked it up, and it looked like an overgrown maggot. When we demanded to speak with the Manager, he refused to come upstairs and sent a senior waiter in his place almost ten minutes later! After negotiating with him, he finally said "it's on the house." We got up and went to find the Manager ourselves. He gave us an act and a line -- "it feels like someone did this to me!" and acted as if his stomach was stabbed. In short, he seemed completely disinterested.

If you want deplorable service, cocky waiters, a disinterested Manager, the wrong dish, no appetizer, and a worm or maggot in your food.... then Tosca is the place for you.

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Had a Christmas party for about 45. 7-11pm, Open bar and buffet style dinner with 3 entree choices, Salmon, Veal, and Chicken plus several sides. I always look forward to having Veal however this time it was very dry and probably the worst I ever had.. The Chicken and Salmon were OK at best. The service was good and the appetizers were also good however most of the complaints that I got were that there was not enough food. They basically stopped bringing food out after the first go around.. The majority of guests left hungry and I had the guilty feeling because I organized this party and for $72 per person everthing should have been perfect and everyone should have felt happy and full and wanting to come back... Did not get many good feedback from guests..

I do not recommend.. Thumbs down. BOOOOOOOO!!!

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★★☆☆☆

Had a Christmas party for about 45. 7-11pm, Open bar and buffet style dinner with 3 entree choices, Salmon, Veal, and Chicken plus several sides. I always look forward to having Veal however this time it was very dry and probably the worst I ever had.. The Chicken and Salmon were OK at best. The service was good and the appetizers were also good however most of the complaints that I got were that there was not enough food. They basically stopped bringing food out after the first go around.. The majority of guests left hungry and I had the guilty feeling because I organized this party and for $72 per person everthing should have been perfect and everyone should have felt happy and full and wanting to come back... Did not get many good feedback from guests..

I do not recommend.. Thumbs down. BOOOOOOOO!!!

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A group of friends from all over NJ needed a good mid-point to meet for dinner. Someone recommended Tosca in Kenilworth and we have now found a great place to meet and eat. We were 8 people and they accommodated our request for a round table. The ambiance was lovely and comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional. The drinks and wine were excellent. Most importantly, everyone enjoyed their food. We ordered appetisers, salads, and enough of a variety of entrees to know that almost anything you order there is good. The food is fresh and prepared well. The portions are decent, and the prices are fair. We'll definitely go back.

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★★★★☆

A group of friends from all over NJ needed a good mid-point to meet for dinner. Someone recommended Tosca in Kenilworth and we have now found a great place to meet and eat. We were 8 people and they accommodated our request for a round table. The ambiance was lovely and comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional. The drinks and wine were excellent. Most importantly, everyone enjoyed their food. We ordered appetisers, salads, and enough of a variety of entrees to know that almost anything you order there is good. The food is fresh and prepared well. The portions are decent, and the prices are fair. We'll definitely go back.

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With a very young staff that needs to pay more attention to its clientele than friends and co-workers, Tosca offers nothing more than a very frustrating evening of mediocre food, brash service, and overpriced accommodations. From the moment you enter the new stylish restaurant in the heart of Kenilworth's up and coming restaurant row, you anticipate a fantastic evening lured by the cosy decadence and architecture as well as the modest bar that looks promising for a decent happy hour and/or late night crowd. Even the menu resembles that of infamous Cafe Milano in DC. But; sadly enough I feel its because Sam (the owner/manager) has hired too many hostesses/bartenders based on their looks and certainly not their professionalism/experience, neither of whom are old enough to drink anyway; you'll be almost immediately brought back to reality and foresee a miserable evening. The hostesses didn't make an attempt to welcome us and/or offer to check our coats without my insistence. Then, the drinks were horrible, and being an ex-bartender, believe me, I'm not exaggerating. After waiting 40 minutes with a reservation, we were finally seated. The table was still dirty and not properly stowed. The waiter was pissed off that he had an entire section to himself, asked us for drinks and what kind of water, and before I could finish my sentence, "We'd like flat water and she'll have. . . . " He was off and running to get us the water. Five minutes later, he returned with the H2O and I requested a glass of wine. Five minutes later, he returned with the wine and quickly dispersed. Fifteen minutes later, still no menus, no bread, nothing except our patience, wine, and water, he walked by but didn't stop. Then, we finally received menus as the waiter, without even looking at us, spouted off the specials to the point where I gave up trying to understand his speedy rhetoric and became tired from asking him to clarify and repeat himself several times. After he left and didn't return again, I attempted to get his attention with no success but luckily the manager saw my beckoned call and rushed over to take our order. Ah, finally, we ordered our food and resolved to have a wonderful evening despite the consequences thus far. The gorgonzola was excellent, the tricolor was fair (the dressing was not to be desired), and the tuna appetizer was delicious as well as generous. However, our main course was not brought promptly and our waiter only came by once the remainder of the evening. When I requested another glass of wine, it came with cork in it. When our food arrived, my dish, the special, had a fairly large black hair in it. I almost complained immediately but wanted to strive on dreading the reaction from a seemingly cocky staff. Then, my wife informed me that her food was cold. So, I tried it, the crab crusted salmon, and, indeed it was luke warm, small portioned, and the sides (potatoes and vegetables) were ice cold. She quickly lost her appetite as I did mine. The manager was professional, attempted to remedy the situation with honesty and free desert, but I insisted on the check without the wine and hairy dish. He accommodated and after a lot of apologizing and begging us to return, handed me the check, which was still $62 by the way. I didn't expect either more or less, and even left a 20% tip despite it all; that old bartender in me, I felt sorry for the back staff. And we left, vowing never to return, despite Sam's promises of a renewed experience next time around. My advice: go down the street, there's plenty of overpriced restaurants with much better food.

2
★★☆☆☆

With a very young staff that needs to pay more attention to its clientele than friends and co-workers, Tosca offers nothing more than a very frustrating evening of mediocre food, brash service, and overpriced accommodations. From the moment you enter the new stylish restaurant in the heart of Kenilworth's up and coming restaurant row, you anticipate a fantastic evening lured by the cosy decadence and architecture as well as the modest bar that looks promising for a decent happy hour and/or late night crowd. Even the menu resembles that of infamous Cafe Milano in DC. But; sadly enough I feel its because Sam (the owner/manager) has hired too many hostesses/bartenders based on their looks and certainly not their professionalism/experience, neither of whom are old enough to drink anyway; you'll be almost immediately brought back to reality and foresee a miserable evening. The hostesses didn't make an attempt to welcome us and/or offer to check our coats without my insistence. Then, the drinks were horrible, and being an ex-bartender, believe me, I'm not exaggerating. After waiting 40 minutes with a reservation, we were finally seated. The table was still dirty and not properly stowed. The waiter was pissed off that he had an entire section to himself, asked us for drinks and what kind of water, and before I could finish my sentence, "We'd like flat water and she'll have. . . . " He was off and running to get us the water. Five minutes later, he returned with the H2O and I requested a glass of wine. Five minutes later, he returned with the wine and quickly dispersed. Fifteen minutes later, still no menus, no bread, nothing except our patience, wine, and water, he walked by but didn't stop. Then, we finally received menus as the waiter, without even looking at us, spouted off the specials to the point where I gave up trying to understand his speedy rhetoric and became tired from asking him to clarify and repeat himself several times. After he left and didn't return again, I attempted to get his attention with no success but luckily the manager saw my beckoned call and rushed over to take our order. Ah, finally, we ordered our food and resolved to have a wonderful evening despite the consequences thus far. The gorgonzola was excellent, the tricolor was fair (the dressing was not to be desired), and the tuna appetizer was delicious as well as generous. However, our main course was not brought promptly and our waiter only came by once the remainder of the evening. When I requested another glass of wine, it came with cork in it. When our food arrived, my dish, the special, had a fairly large black hair in it. I almost complained immediately but wanted to strive on dreading the reaction from a seemingly cocky staff. Then, my wife informed me that her food was cold. So, I tried it, the crab crusted salmon, and, indeed it was luke warm, small portioned, and the sides (potatoes and vegetables) were ice cold. She quickly lost her appetite as I did mine. The manager was professional, attempted to remedy the situation with honesty and free desert, but I insisted on the check without the wine and hairy dish. He accommodated and after a lot of apologizing and begging us to return, handed me the check, which was still $62 by the way. I didn't expect either more or less, and even left a 20% tip despite it all; that old bartender in me, I felt sorry for the back staff. And we left, vowing never to return, despite Sam's promises of a renewed experience next time around. My advice: go down the street, there's plenty of overpriced restaurants with much better food.

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Chef-owner Scott Snyder has a flair for coaxing big bold flavors from seasonal foods. His style is modern American, but that should be defined as dishes spiked with the seasonings of many cultures with all their intense flavors, unexpected…

 

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