Walking through Haddon Heights looking for a place to catch a late lunch, we came across Anthony’s on Station Ave. Immediately we noticed the outdoor signage on their “lunch special- 2 courses for $10”, the place looked very well-kept and worth a try.
The inside is very cozy and welcoming in the decor with around 10 tables for service, 2 smaller tables in the window area, in just 1 of their 3 dining rooms. We were greeted by our waiter who quickly took our drink orders and left menus. The lunch menu gives you a choice of ordering separate appetizers and platters or the special of 2 courses for $10. As we waited, we were quickly served warm, toasty bread with a spiced olive oil to dip into or a cold green bean salad with olives, artichoke and eggplant. We chose the special’s and had the Stuffed Pepper and Crab Bisque Soup for our first courses. The stuffed pepper is a grilled half red pepper filled with spinach tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese topped with a garlic cream sauce. It was a very nice tasting dish, I liked the strong garlic and basil flavors. The crab bisque was also delicious and creamy, just enough not to spoil the rest of the meal. Our next course, we chose the Crab Cake Platter and the Braised Short Rib (additional costs for these choices). The extra money was absolutely worth it, both meals were fantastic! The crab cake came as two cakes in a spiced blush cream sauce. There was a nice subtle flavor in the crab with no filler to distract from the taste. The short rib was good-sized cut of meat with enough fat kept on to keep it moist sitting on a bed of mushroom risotto. The meat was flavorful and tender, no knife needed!
We finished every bite of our meals with no room for dessert. Lunch was fantastic and I definitely would like to take a glance at the dinner menu. We will be back soon!