Review by Arielle Klein
It seems that restaurants come and go rather quickly. In place of what used to be "Fusion Toast", which came and went without my ever even setting foot in the place – is now a new restaurant called "The Upper Crust". Luckily this time I was able to get in and enjoy the delicious food they have to offer.
It was a Sunday night after doing a lot of work around the house and I told my husband that I just was not cooking. As we were driving down CentraI Ave I suggested trying Upper Crust. My husband is always up for trying a new place, and I had heard good things from a friend. We did have to wait on a bit of a line because we went at prime family time 6:30-6:45; despite that, because we had a small party, we got seated relatively quickly.
Going with a hungry 17-month-old was not our best idea, and in the large but cramped (tables too close together) restaurant it was a bit challenging … but the food was nonetheless really delicious. At the recommendation of a friend – we had to try the "fried mac and cheese balls". We did, of course, and it did not disappoint. How they manage to take a ball of mac and cheese and hold it together and fry it I'm not sure but it was really tasty.
For our main courses we shared a crunchy pasta and pesto salad consisting of fried pasta, a creamy pest aioli, cubes of fresh mozzarella, pepperoncini, tomatoes, and romaine lettuce. It was very tasty with a nice spicy kick courtesy of the pepperoncini.
We also had the tricolor cheese tortellini with roasted asparagus in cream sauce. It was delicious. In fact, our son couldn't put it in his mouth fast enough.
My only criticism was that they brought all the food (appetizer + main courses) out at once. We sent the main courses back asking them to bring it once we had finished the appetizers, and they did.
The restaurant is a nice family place, the prices are not crazy off the wall, and the food is definitely delicious. Overall it was a nice experience, and I would definitely eat at The Upper Crust again.