Restaurant review: Toast has reason to boast

Restaurant review: Toast has reason to boast

ByTeresa Politano on February 11, 2011

Valentine’s Day is to restaurant lovers what Black Friday is to shoppers or New Year’s Eve is to drinkers. It’s amateur night.

It’s often the busiest restaurant night of the year, when people who never go out to eat suddenly decide they must woo their lover, Hallmark-style, and feverishly book a last-minute 5 p.m. reservation in an already overbooked restaurant.

What if, this year, we postpone our intimate celebration for a more relaxed time — the food and service will be better, trust me — and choose instead to woo the other loves in our life? These people deserve a Valentine too — the children, the grandparents, the friends. And what if, instead of white wine and white tablecloths, we took them to a really fun, really nice breakfast?

Photo by Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger