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Reviewer 'Flips' for Red's Dips in West Caldwell

New restaurant brings Chicago-style, Italian beef sandwiches to North Jersey.

"Taste of New Jersey," a column that runs every other week on NJ.com, stopped in at West Caldwell's newest restaurant, Red's.

Reviewer Brooke Tarabour gives a brief history of the Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich, the signature dish at Red's, and says that owner Barbi Newman "nails it." 

Patch Local Editor Teresa Akersten was also favorable in her review of Newman's offerings, which are meant to provide a tasty, healthier alternative to fast food.

So far the ratings from readers have been mixed on the restaurant's directory listing.

Patsey gives Red's one star and says, "first of all there is no Italian Beef Sandwich in Italy. It is an American Sandwich and it is OK not anything special."

Rick, on the other hand, gave the place four stars: "Just had my first Italian Beef Sandwich! It will definitely not be my last! Great Recipe! Congratulations! Everyone should give Red's a visit!"

Have you tried Red's? Rate it here.

Sparky's pick January 24, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Red's roast beef sandwich was ok but would be much better on good bread. Food seems to be overpriced and there are much better options in this town from a taste and value perspective.
Bruna Najman February 28, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Everyone knows that when a restaurant opens it needs a bit to get its rhythm. I have tried everything methodically and find the quality to be far above average. The CHICAGO style Italian Beef sandwich is a high end version made with top round, not the usual bottom round, the celery relish is a delish topping for any sandwich, the turkey burger has star quality-best I have ever had, the Mac and cheese is rich, the chilis are all excellent, the red iced tea is addictive and the staff welcomes all comments and takes them to heart. This is a great place for families and friends to eat and it will only get better. Thumbs up for REDS! Welcome to the neighborhood.

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