Sender’s Smoke Joint, Kosher Smokehouse in Teaneck, New Jersey
I usually wait until I have been to a place a couple of times before I leave a review. This is because everyone can have a bad day, especially restaurants and it’s not fair to judge the entire product on one bad day. Senders is one of the most delicious exciting new restaurants I have been to in many years. Remember to keep in mind all three times I went especially in the beginning, we are in the middle of this COVID-19 crisis so restaurants have to scramble to put their best foot forward. The first time we went we got three of the lunchtime sandwiches so we can each try different ones. The meatball was my favorite but they were all wonderful. The sandwiches came with the house chips which if you like home made deep-fried potato chips they must be good but I’m not a good judge of them because they are not my thing. They are considered the house specialty and other people like them. Another time we got there fries and I like them but they were not super great.
We went for the third time today where they now have outdoor dining because of the COVID-19 crisis. We shared the meat tacos. Each one was better than the next. We had one chicken one pulled brisket and one roast beef. We also ordered the meat pizza to share and it is one of the most delicious things I have ever had in casual dining in my life. The pizza itself looked like it was cooked in a brick oven as it had the corn bread crumbs on the bottom which prevent burning. Delicious, delicious, delicious.The prices are very reasonable and I won’t say anything about the ambience because we are in the middle of this COVID-19 crisis and everyone is doing the best they can. While we were dining outside though person after person came for takeout each person had 2 to 6 very large shopping bags full. That alone is evidence that this place is great. We don’t eat out a lot but this is definitely a place I would bring guests or friends and family when they are in town. I look forward to returning to eat either outside or inside.