Focused Food, Center Stage
Glowing review of Newark’s Theater Square Grill, which can be found in the NJPAC building downtown.
Come to think of it, it was a bit like Riverdance without the music: a vast crew of servers choreographing three courses — fixed price, $50 — with no stumbles or unseemly haste.
A meal at Theater Square does entail sacrifices, of course. Intimacy, for one: the dining room, designed by Barton Myers, the arts center’s lead architect, is the size of a small airplane hangar. Still, it remains one of the handsomest restaurants in the state — a soaring, airy two-story space, its formal geometry and muted browns, blacks and whites lightened by wall-sized windows that look out on the arts center’s graceful plaza and the Newark skyline.