Zagat Recognizes Montclair Restaurant for Excellence

Submitted by Anthony Onaf


Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair, NJ has made it into the prestigious 2011/2012 Zagat New Jersey Restaurant Survey. The survey was released yesterday, which gathers 6,909 New Jersey diners' opinions about 1,050 restaurants around the state.

The Zagat Survey listing says, "Finger food never felt so refined" as at this Montclair Ethiopian BYO where the "exotic," "made-with-care" specialties can be scooped up with spongy injera bread; "informative" service and a "cool," "calm," "high-ceilinged" setting enhanced the "classy: mood at this "nice break from the standard."

The Zagat Survey is the world's leading provider of consumer survey-based information on where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Play worldwide. With ratings and reviews based on the opinions of over 350,000 surveyors from around the globe, Zagat Survey has become the world's most trusted source to help consumers make informed decisions about restaurants, nightspots, hotels, attractions and other leisure activities.

The review highlighted Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant's home-made injera, a sponge-like bread made daily at the Montclair restaurant.

The restaurant was also noted for "informative" service. As education is a strong value to the Ethiopian sisters who own Mesob, they train their Ethiopian and Eritrean staff members to educate diners and answer any questions they may have about Ethiopian food and culture.

"Being included in the Zagat Survey was a huge achievement for us," said Berekti Mengistu, co-owner of Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant. "Since we opened our doors, we have felt welcomed in our local Montclair community and by our very loyal customers and friends. This added recognition from such a highly-regarded restaurant guide is an honor, especially now, as we will soon celebrate Mesob's 8th year in business in September."

Founded in 2003, Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant is a favorite for both vegans and meat lovers, serving authentic Ethiopian food. All foods are prepared fresh daily with imported Ethiopian spices. Located at 515 Bloomfield Avenue, in Montclair, NJ. For reservations or more information, call 973-655-9000 or visit Mesob online at


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