I have always passed by Joey’s in a bright red house before the WalMart. Even though I have been living here for about 7 years now, never thought to go in. Thanks to my mom not being able to navigate stairs well, we had to find a place that didn’t have stairs or many stairs and had to have steak, because she wanted steak. My husband checked the menu and they offered steak and only had one step to navigate. Score, we had somewhere to go to take her out for her birthday dinner.
We are greeted promptly and seated. I get my mom settled in a nice cozy corner and we both order a drink, a toasted almond to wait for my husband to come. The place is in a old house and is cozy in a dive sort of way. The menu consists of steaks, seafood, chicken and pasta. The menu is small but sounds delicious. We all decide on the steaks and settle in the corner. We are seated by a picture that has what looks like flames in it moving. I guess a fake fire place but it does at warmth.
I have to say, I almost forgot about blogging about this restaurant. It wasn’t until after I downed my drink and devoured the appetizer of stuffed clams we all shared that I thought about getting some pictures so I can rate this place! The stuffed clams contained a whole clam with stuffing on top and man were they good!! Sorry, I didn’t get a picture of them and I am sorry I missed that opportunity.
Our steaks come and they look delicious, served with fresh cooked veggies and a side. I chose a baked potato. My mom and husband chose to add onions and mushrooms with their steaks. I got the sirloin. I was pleased with the presentation, as it was clean, neat, and showed off the star of the meal, the steak. I ordered a side order of stuffed shrimp to go along with my steak. Of course I order my steak rare. It was done to perfection! The seasoning was perfect and the vegetables were crisp and full of color. I add butter and of course sour cream to my potato!
We ask for pepper and the waitress bring us a pepper mill and leaves it on the table for us.
This meal is really good and I am so surprised by it. We all are happy with our meals. The food portion size is good.
We are all full and can’t finish our meal. The waitress comes and asks if we want dessert but we are full but can’t resist one dessert and we decide to share. We order an ice cream ball rolled in pecans and covered with Caramel. It sounded to good to pass up and we all share it.
There dessert menu is nice and offers something different then your normal restaurant. Needless to say we all finish the dessert!
I have to say I really enjoyed this meal! I rate this place a 5, as the service was great, the food was outstanding, and the place was cozy in a unique sort of way. I am excited to go back and try their fresh made Bolognese sauce. The waitress says it is incredible. She noted the chef makes every order fresh and takes pride in what he serves. Nothing is made ahead of time. This is nice to know. She if full of knowledge and said the restaurant has been open for 30 years! I think this is the best kept secret in New Milford! I cannot wait to go back and try the Bolognese sauce! Try it, you be glad you did!!
Lunching with Lori