Summit, NJ 07901
- Cost: $$
- Alcohol: BYO
- Parking: Street, Metered
November 29, 2010
Negeen, one of four Persian restaurants I’ve found in New Jersey so far, offers mostly the same menu as Basking Ridge’s Narenj, but charges a dollar or two more for just about everything. I imagine rents in Summit are to blame.
We sampled the Dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves) – tasty and served warm, hummus, kabobs (filet mignon and chicken), and Albaloo Polo (chicken with sour cherries and saffron). All very good. The stand-out item was the drink our daughter ordered – Doogh. A yogurt-based drink, we thought it would be similar to Indian Lassi. Instead of sweet, it was salty, and served with mint. Very different, and very addictive. Doogh is something I will look for whenever I visit a Persian restaurant from now on.
The small storefront restaurant on Springfield Avenue is nicely decorated; seating is tight. Our servers – Spanish-speakers – were helpful.