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Jersey Shore, Sopranos and Wine Channel TV at American Bistro in New Jersey

The Jersey Shore show is back and I just happened to be in the Garden State for the premiere. That meant dinner could only consist of a few things- Italian food, antipasto, cannoli and great wine.  No Snooki sightings!

All these things and more are found at the American Bistro. American Bistro is the Italian hot spot to visit when in Nutley, New Jersey. An Antipasto plate filled with mozzarella, peppers, olives, pepperoni, salami, provolone, mushrooms, zucchini and more hits the table before you even get a a menu! Now that’s my kind of place. I met with Kenny Mahon, the chef and owner, who’s been there for over 15 years .

To start, I always go with the pasta fagioli, it’s the best. For the main course, the pork chops are literally the size of your head and the pasta dishes are so large you have to ask for half size orders unless you an NFL player. I knew I wanted some white fish, so I went with a crisp, yet smooth New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Matua Valley to start that was delicious with my tilapia. The bright citrus and grapefruit aromas, were complimented wonderfully by the crisp palate with a hint of oak. At around $6 a glass, this was a great find.

When I found out later from Kenny that this spot was frequented by members of the Soprano show, I really knew I found a winner!

Watch WineChannelTV in action getting ready for the Jersey Shore MTV Premiere while at this New Jersey Italian  hot spot!


Jessica Altieri


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  • August 3, 2010

    I love American Bistro! Whenever I’m anywhere near Nutley, NJ I HAVE to stop in! Outstanding wine list and Incredible food!! Love the Stuffed Pork Chop! Oh yea, and if you’re not in the mood for wine, they do have martini’s that look like fish bowls! Love that place!

    Alek Sabba
  • August 26, 2010

    I took your recommendation and tried American Bistro! I live in the area and have heard a lot about it. You were right, the food was fantastic! I even had my husband take a picture of me eating my stuffed pork chop! Was delicious! We will definitely be back very soon. Thanks again!

    Jenn Ascolese