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GrilleStone - Old BridgeGrilleStone - Old Bridge
128 reviews
American | Old Bridge, New Jersey - Central

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Since 2010 Grillestone Restaurant has specialized in hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, gourmet burgers, flatbreads and sushi.
From our famous Signiature Steak on a Stone served on a 550° Stone to our seafood delivered fresh daily, we are here to make the memories that will last.
The attractive and welcoming ambiance makes Grillestone an ideal setting for both intimate parties and large gatherings with friends and family. Grillestone is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail and dinner or just some apps with friends. Whether it be a birthday or an anniversary or just a night out, remember you make the reservations, we'll make the memories. More

The American Hotel - Market Yard GrilleThe American Hotel - Market Yard Grille
556 reviews
American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central

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The Market Yard Grille, an American Bistro Style Restaurant and Bar, located in the American Hotel. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner until 11:00 pm, late night Tapas menu till 12:00 midnight and fabulous Sunday Brunch. Facing Main Street, the old world charm of the restaurant is reminiscent of a New York style steak house. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the restaurant bar or while sitting with friends in front of the fireplace in the Lobby Lounge.
The contemporary menu offers a tantalizing variety featuring steaks, seafood and bistro-style dishes. Favorites include the Market Yard Seafood Cocktail, the Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak, Mussels and Andouille Sausage, Steaks, Chops and Seafood, all with a delicious selection of sides.

The Tapas menu offers guests a smaller sampling of our chef's creative style. Favorites here are the famous Bento Box Sampler, Chopped Filet Tartar and Cajun Rubbed Ribs.

The Market Yard Grille also features Happy Hour every day from 4:00 to 6:00pm.More

Pascal and SabinePascal and Sabine
1632 reviews
European | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central

Pascal & Sabine is a fresh take on the European Brasserie, where good, simple food, strong drink, and those passing through come together to create a rich, sensory experience of precocious exuberance. Taking cues from Albert Lamorisse's signature work, The Red Balloon, Pascal & Sabine embraces the flight of fancy and ephemeral nature of an inflated balloon, adding its own unique touch of playfulness within its doors. Featuring cave-like banquettes and the highly regarded artwork of Paolo Ventura, Pascal & Sabine is a white string to hold onto, pulling you above the monotony of the world.More

Victory Park TavernVictory Park Tavern
264 reviews
American | Rumson, New Jersey - Central

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Victory Park Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant, located in the heart of Rumson. Executive Chef Peter O'Connell uses his experience from the Culinary Institute of America to create wonderful cuisine by elevating everyday items into delicious treats.

We welcome you to join us for live music every Friday and Saturday night. More

La Pastaria - Red BankLa Pastaria - Red Bank
120 reviews
Italian | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central

La Pastaria in Red Bank, New Jersey Is an Italian-style restaurant that serves a range of traditional Italian-American dishes in a casual, family friendly atmosphere. The kitchen at La Pastaria in Red Bank uses only the freshest ingredients and locally sourced products to ensure that the from-scratch cooking is as delicious as possible.

La Pastaria in Red Bank starts with classic appetizers such as fried calamari, mussels in marinara sauce as well as salads like the classic Caesar or the caprese. Larger dishes include Shrimp Arrabiatta, Chicken Valdostano, Double Cut Pork Chop Giambotta as well as classics like Sunday gravy.

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Anjelica's Restaurant1. Anjelica's Restaurant
682 reviews
Italian | Sea Bright, New Jersey - Central

Since 1996, Anjelica’s Restaurant has been one of New Jersey’s premier Italian restaurant destinations. Family owned and operated, Anjelica’s maintains a credo of excellence in its quality of food, warm service and gracious hospitality.

In a setting of casual elegance, Anjelica’s takes inspiration from the rich culture of Italian cuisine as well as local, seasonal ingredients that abound the Jersey Shore. Sourcing from local purveroys, Anjelica's takes pride in using fresh farm eggs for their homemade pastas and using organic produce as often as the market allows. The heart of Anjelica's is a blend of comfort and freshness.

Anjelica’s was devastated by hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. It was rebuilt from the ground up and 350 days later reopened its doors to critical praise. Anjelica’s continues to capture a unique warmth and comfort and maintains its reputation as one of New Jersey’s finest and most beloved restaurants.


Larimar Restaurant2. Larimar Restaurant
566 reviews
Modern European | Spring Lake, New Jersey - Central

Larimar Restaurant, located in the charming town of Spring Lake, New Jersey, focuses on Modern European cuisine drawing on influences from Northern Italy, France and the Rivera.More

Bombay River Indian Restaurant3. Bombay River Indian Restaurant
58 reviews
Indian | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central

Bombay River is a culinary paradise. A modern Indian Restaurant that takes you on a flavorful journey. A river is symbolic of our own conscience awakening, exemplified by a harmonized flow of oneness that constantly moves and grows. Like the name, the menu will awaken your senses and challenge your imagination. You will be transported to an appealing setting while in the comfort of your own neighborhood. Unpretentious and relaxed, Bombay River is an effortless way to experience fine dining. One will taste familiar elements of the Far East combined with inspired new international flavors.

The owner and chef have a combined tenure of over 30 years in the hospitality and food industry. Together, they have developed a menu that redefines what is expected of Indian cooking while being mindful of today’s health conscious eating.

BYO mind and body, and join us on a culinary adventure down by the river – Bombay River.More

Restaurant at The Hotel Tides4. Restaurant at The Hotel Tides
376 reviews
American | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central

Featuring New American Cuisine, our chef highlights fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Helping to feed the "Farmer to Chef" trend, local markets are key ingredients in our menu at the Hotel Tides.

The whimsical, intricately detailed tin ceiling and walls - dating back to the 1920's - demanded a ten month renovation, showcasing the cultural heritage and history in modern day Asbury Park.More

Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro5. Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro
260 reviews
Indian | Freehold, New Jersey - Central

Located in Historic Downtown Freehold, Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro presents an exceptional upscale dining experience.
Modern Indian cuisine is making rapid strides. Today, it has moved beyond the realms of fusion gourmet. At Aarzu, we are taking the Indian cuisine out of the butter chicken and curry circle. The focus is on taste, texture and presentation. While the cooking method remains the same, our recipes involve diverse elements and unique food pairings with presentation being the focal point. After all, we do eat with our eyes first! Our innovative menu also brings to light the regional culinary diversity of India.
The décor, lighting, colors, art and even the serving platters in Aarzu are designed to complement the food to create the complete experience for the guest.More

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Italian | Matawan, New Jersey - Central

Fine Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Where great food, exceptional service and a warm and comfortable atmosphere come together. More

Iron WhaleIron Whale
Seafood | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central

The menu by executive chef Michael Dolan will feature inventive takes on seafood including a "Taco Bar," hence the title "Whale". However, it also will include a wide selection of meat presentations, or "Iron". With its Asbury Boardwalk location, outdoor ocean view dining will be a strong feature of the Iron Whale. Indoors will also house an open kitchen, a fireplace, along with a private meeting or party room. The Iron Whale promises to be another exciting addition to the already resurgent Asbury Park scene and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner year-round.More

Trama's at One WillowTrama's at One Willow
Seafood | Highlands, New Jersey - Central

Chef Pat Trama and his wife Laura from Trama's Trattoria in West End of Long Branch is now opening their second restaurant in Highlands. Trama’s at One Willow will feature seafood, fish, and a raw bar serving the highest quality ingredients. With an outdoor bar, live music, and a comfortable and fun atmosphere, One Willow will feel like home to everyone who walks through its doors.More

Valentino's RistoranteValentino's Ristorante
Italian | Seaside Heights, New Jersey - Central

Welcome to Valentino’s Italian (Bring Your Own Spirits) Ristorante opening Memorial Day Weekend. New Coastal Cuisine on the Jersey Shore – Prime Steaks, Seafood, Pasta & More….Ask Your Waiter/Waitress about our Specialty Vegan & Vegetarian Dishes.More

Zinburger - EdisonZinburger - Edison
American | Edison, New Jersey - Central

Since opening its first East Coast location in New Jersey eight years ago, Zinburger has developed an almost fanatical customer following who enjoy gourmet burgers, hand-spun shakes and floats, decadent pies and a wide selection of wines, beers and cocktails. All of the burgers at Zinburger are scratch-made and cooked-to-order on a griddle in their own juices. Zinburger's scratch kitchen and fresh ingredients reflect Executive Chef David Maini's passion, creativity and commitment to excellence. Signature burgers include the Zinburger (Manchego Cheese & Zinfandel Braised Onions), the Kobe Burger (Cheddar & Wild Mushrooms) and the French Dip (Certified Angus Beef & Prime Rib Blended Patty, Provolone Cheese, Fried Onion Strings, Parmesan Horseradish Créme & Aus Jus) Zinburger also offers a turkey burger, Ahi sandwich, veggie burger, two chicken sandwiches, chili bowl and six hearty salads. Sides include hand-cut fries, tater tots, onion rings, mac & cheese and Wasabi coleslaw.More