Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park

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629 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Blu Grotto Ristorante consists of a beautiful, all-glass conservatory dining room, three large decks and an enormous open air Beer Garden. If you want reservations for the Beer Garden please see our open table page for that (Beer Garden at Blu Grotto) All reservations made on this page will be for the upper deck area which serves our regular dinner menu.

We are only serving outside at this time. Due to space and the uncertainty of weather, outdoor seating is dependent upon the weather. Thank you for choosing Blu Grotto. Should your plans change, please let us know.
What 629 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for my dads birthday dinner. Although it was drizzling, we sat underneath a big umbrella. The staff was very nice. Clean bathrooms. Good vibe. The food was delicious and an overall great experience. Will definitely come back

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vipKosherfoodie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good food!!
best wait staff and servers... and best outdoor space in the area by far!!

LB
vipLaBo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food and service. Would highly recommend!

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deirdrev
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, fairly priced for the quality.

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GarenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food, the service and the atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and server! Derek was attentive and made good conversation

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vipCARLOR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, nice atmosphere.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice place to eat. Wait staff was excellent. Food was very good too. I would recommend.

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vipKosherfoodie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ordered was better than the next.. branzino special was out of this world.. broccoli rabe and truffle fries are a 10+
Outdoor space is magnificent.. perfect for corona social distancing! The staff and service was impeccable... we returned for our 2nd meal 1 week after the first! Big fans!

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SuzanneL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your restaurant, the food is excellent and the staff are very helpful and friendly!

CA
vipCARLOR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining in a park like atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience5

I will call and speak with the manager to discuss our evening. Unfortunately, I will not be dining with you again any time soon!

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Maura
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine and ambience. We sat outside under the tent which had a ceiling fan, perfect for a hot summer night!

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MelindaS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance! Outside deck was great! Service was impeccable, food a bit disappointing. I loved my kale salad, but the calamari appetizer was way too salty! The aioli sauce was really good. My husband had the shrimp scampi and was not impressed. He felt it was too bland with not enough punch, again salt does not solve all problems with a dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A huge step forward since the first time we went which was shortly after they first opened. We will be back many times if it all our meals and service stays as good as it did this time.

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LorraineS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was great. Food was great

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to the Blue Grotto for dinner on the deck and had a bonus concert that was taking place in the Beer Garden. Was very loud, but a lot of fun and was a nice time and something different. The band was very good. Food as usual was awesome and service well thought out. Manager Allesandro stopped by multiple times to be sure we were happy. Upon arrival we noticed some patrons not being very nice because they could not get a table without a reservation (they were booked) but he handled it very professionally even as they didn't. If you want to eat here in the summer... you need to reserve early for weekend dining. I will definitely be back and will make a reservation.

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JimmyP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great people from blu grotto. sheepherders we're playing you can't go wrong. The manager was very attentive along with the service. Would definitely go back again

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vipDelicious
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner and to enjoy the Moroccan Sheepherders for the 2nd year in a row. We were surprised at how much better the food and service were this year! They really kicked it up a notch and our server Ashley was outstanding!

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vipJenniferv
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great Food was delicious and tasted very fresh. Servers were friendly and very attentive. View was great with trees and lots of blooming hydrangeas.

From a Covid standpoint, tables were far apart...even more than the required distance. Only outdoor dining was available. The only part that made me uncomfortable and I didn’t understand was that you needed to enter the building to see a hostess and be taken to your table. Outside there were ample ramps/walkways and gates to the outdoor dining, so it didn’t seem necessary to bring people inside when a hostess stand could have been set up outdoors. That was my only call out.

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PatriciaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal chop special was excellent. Husband had monkfish which was delicous. Dessert, old fashioned peach something with icecream had very few peaches. Dining outside was really nice and social distancing and sanitization was observed.

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KatrinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Will definitely be back!

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EWoo
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are 100% ready to handle outdoor dining and make it feel eloquent! If you have not been to a restaurant in a while give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

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LaurieD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Atmosphere was beautiful sat outside.
Food was just okay. Over-seasoned & undercooked
Service wait staff was wonderful

JP
JoeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious
Chicken was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat under upper level pavilion tent. Very comfortable. Tables were sufficiently spread out for social distancing. Derek was our waiter. Excellent job. We ordered a bottle of wine and one Scotch. We both had appetizers. We had strip steak and shrimp scampi. This was our first time at a restaurant since March. It was a great experience. Blu Grotto has adapted perfectly to the current restrictions. I recommend it highly. Kudos to the management and the staff for making everything work.

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luvitalian
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal. The staff always treat us great.

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vippmm001
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

After a three month mandatory lockdown because of coronavirus, this restaurant needs to get back to its previous footing. The server, although nice, obviously didn't know much. When explaining specials, she told us the entrees before the appetizer specials. She asked for a temperature on a entree that only comes out one way. The wine that I ordered was out of stock (this happens often to me) and it took the owner to come out to rectify it.

The food was disappointing, also. Everything needed a flavor boost.

I truly hope that they will be able to return to the delicious food and service they had before the epidemic.

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Bmomslp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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vipHowardC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine until the rain came
Some noise in restaurant from beer garden
Overall will be back
Inside is awesome

JK
JohnK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor and views....service is excellent....good is tremendous

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KamilaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here during COVID. We decided to grab a few drinks at the beer garden before our dinner reservations at the restaurant. There are two separate menus. Loved sitting at the couches at the beer garden. Dinner was excellent at the restaurant. Drinks were great at both.

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vipJamie
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious!! Beautiful place!!

TK
vipToddK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining experience. And some of the best food at the shore.

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vipCARLOR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining in a park like setting.

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vipLove2dine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent had the lobster special was delicious

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Kathy1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!!!

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vipHerbH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Social distancing well maintained.

JD
JohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining is great here they have such a beautiful deck and patio. Appropriate socially distanced tables and the staff was in masks/etc and very attentive. Great experience given our first night out since February. Coming from a table of physicians who were very averse to going out to dinner: great job keeping everyone safe and making it such a nice experience!

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Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park is rated 4.5 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

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