COURIER-POST, Sunday, August 28, 2011
Ariana in Voorhees By STEVE WOOD and MEGHAN MONTAGNA Courier-Post Staff
Ariana While your kabobs sizzle at this ﬁne Afghan restaurant, sip on cardamom-scented iced teas and munch on aashak (steamed dumplings topped with a spicy yogurt). For dessert? Try the ﬁrnee, a pudding made of ground almonds, pistachios and rosewater. For the ultimate Afghan experience, try the hookah lounge. 700 Haddonﬁeld-Berlin Road, Vo orhees; (856) 784-1100; www. restaurantariana.com
Blackbird Dining Establishment This upscale New American restaurant serves up unique
fusions of traditional French and Italian dishes with a subtle Asian ﬂair. While you can expect ﬁne dining prices, Blackbird’s BYO status can help keep the bill down. 714 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; (856) 854-3444; www.blackbirdnj.com
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This upscale restaurant sets a romantic mood. Behind glass-paned doors and ceiling-high drapes, dine in style on continental cuisine. Pair a pear tart dessert with one of the many choices of ﬁne wine.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This list was compiled from restaurants reviewed by Zagat Guide and Courier-Post restaurant reviewer Adam Erace.
33 Lafayette St., Riverside; (856) 764-4444; www.cafemadison. com
Italian café is a great location for parties of any size, with a spacious main dining room and deluxe outdoor patio as well as three private wine cellars
Caffé Aldo Lamberti This chic contemporary
Megu Modern Japanese Cuisine in Moorestown below. The cellars house more than 15,000 bottles of wine, are available for private parties and can accommodate between 16 and 40 guests. The food is a draw too, and Lamberti serves a standout bronzino. 2011 Route 70 W., Cherry Hill; (856) 663-1747; www. caffelamberti.com
Capital Grille This swanky steakhouse offers some of the best cuts of beef from seared tenderloin to sliced ﬁlet mignon. It's a wine lover’s paradise with
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more than 5,000 bottles of world-class wines. Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill; (856) 665-5252; www.thecapitalgrille.com
Casona Enjoy an authentic Latin meal in the century-old house that is home to Casona. In addition to lunch and dinner menus featuring traditional Latin cuisine, Casona also offers an extensive brunch menu available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. See Page 55
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