Trama's at One Willow

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235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Chef Pat Trama and his wife Laura from Trama's Trattoria, in West End of Long Branch, are now opening their second restaurant, in Highlands. Trama’s at One Willow will feature fresh 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.
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4.4
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RP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service , awesome food as always . One of our favorites for any occasion.

JD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They had just reopened and it was Valentine's Day. Service was very friendly as they were getting to know a new menu. Clams and Filet Mignon were done perfectly. Side dishes were basic. Overall the restaurant shows promise.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed! Went for new year’s Eve, service was not streamed. We needed to move to another table because of the draft initially sat at. . It took a long time to get simple glasses of wine. The food portions were adequate - not great- dessert was incomplete- apple desert lacked the ice cream part- although we were compensated for certain obvious misgivings, such as being served the dessert without utensils...all combined proved to be an array of a dysfunctional restaurant.

KG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Good for sitting at bar
Service terrible on New Year's Eve. My $34 halibut entree was not fresh. I sent it back

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A bit pricey but it was new years eve. We love the place in the summer.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were very disappointed. The food was average and the portions were small. We left hungry. Drinks were good as well as the service and atmosphere. Good place for brunch or cocktails. Very overpriced for dinner.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a keeper & everything that goes with it!
We had been here in the summer for cocktails & appetizers. Sat outside surrounded by the beautiful background of boats & water.......everything from food to atmosphere was perfect. Now fast forward to Christmas time in the Highlands. Once again the food was outstanding! Chef Pat out did himself! The winter atmosphere was absolutely romantic & just as inviting but in a different way.
One Willow will not disappoint, go and be your own judge.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are very excited to have discovered this restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere! It was a bit pricey but well worth it for the quality and ambiance. Very happy that they serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday!

FB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 2 children with our party and they gave us a table in the corner which was perfect. The atmosphere was delightful! The food was very good. I have to give a shout out to the manger, he made our reservation great! It was a birthday dinner and he and the waitress went out of their way to make it a very special dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Crab cakes were dry. Otherwise excellent.

FP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too in New Jersey. Prices are high but worth every Penny.

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The entrees (scallops) were cold. Sent them back to be heated & were returned after the other 3 people at the table had finished eating. The food was excellent t but it seems like there is confusion in service. The bar & bartenders - excellent!

W
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, or Happy Hour, it's always excellent service, food, and atmosphere.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoy the restaurant. It also has a great waterfront view.

FA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very stylish. Very nice selection. Beautiful spot. Friendly staff. Delicious food and the Jersey Surfing' cocktail was incredible!

W
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday! There is something for everyone if you're not a breakfast person. I plan on going again, and again, and again. Yummy!!!

KS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

This was my 3rd time there. Although the food is very good, and the servers are pleasant and knowledgable about the dishes and cocktails, the problem seems to lie with either the system or the kitchen regarding timing. Every time i've been there , we've felt rushed. They won't take an appetizer order in advance of the entrees; everything must be ordered at once. The dinner entree ALWAYS comes out too soon. You barely get time to talk and enjoy the appetizer. And twice, our entrees arrived BEFORE WE EVEN GOT OUR COCKTAILS!! People go there for the ambiance, to unwind, enjoy a cocktail and eventually have their meal. Very surprised that a relatively upscale restaurant would make such a huge mistake (more than once) of not serving your cocktails first and giving you time to relax. That REALLY NEEDS TO BE FIXED!

HR
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service excellent. The manager was friendly and helpful when my rewards card did not work... worked with me to resolve the problem.
Will always return to this restaurant...

JN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening out.
Very open atmosphere and beautiful water views. Service excellent and food prepared swiftly and executed flawlessly.

MF
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious braised short ribs! Incredible views, excellent service.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! Great variety and mix of breakfast and lunch and everything came
out fresh and delicious! Highly recommend this venue for lunch and dinner also. The
view can't compare to anything else locally!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It exceeded all of our expectations. It was amazing

JP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We both ordered halibut with clam sauce shrimp cocktail and fried calamari aps. Long story short calamari never arrived my wife had two bad clams I avoided them on my meal. They comped her meal and the forgotten calamari.
I find it hard to believe that cape cod mass has unbelievable seafood restaurants and the longest coast in the most populated state of New Jersey has maybe two

AR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is always great! Atmosphere is beautiful

I
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Precise and carefully crafted menu. Beautiful setting. Moderate noise levels, due in large part to the design of the building. Excellent and well-trained servers. Good quality overall.

CO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!!! Food is delicious and staff is very nice and down to earth!!

l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there for the first time in November. I can't wait to go this summer when you can see the water and watch boats. The food was great, nice selection on menu, very attentive staff, nice price range and gorgeous decor! Will tell all our friends to hurry on over!

JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary here. What an elegant restaurant with amazing seafood and drinks. The lump crab appetizer, bronzino & scallop entrees were amazing! Definitely a stand out in the area.

FT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We decided to give 1 Willow a try as they had extended Shore Restaurant week with some appealing menu offerings. When we arrived, for our 6:30 reservation, the hostess station was empty and we waited for several minutes to be greeted and seated. Once seated we were given menus, without mention of or noting the Shore Restaurant Week specials. When asked the server was unaware of this offering. Prompt greeting of patrons and being aware of changes in menu offerings would have been nice. That said we did order from the special menu, were very impressed with the preparation, quality and presentation of all of our dishes including appetizers,entrees and desserts. These included coconut shrimp, French onion soup, chicken with dumplings,branzino), ( exceptional), key lime pie and excellent gelato. Our wines by the glass were fine and plentiful- espresso and macchiato came out hot and delicious. We will return and hope to do so in daylight to see what we were told was a beautiful Highland’s view.!

LH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space was beautiful and the food is wonderful. We had wonderful service and enjoyed everything about the experience.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and particularly good service! Thanks.

MR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of seven. Some of us took advantage of the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Menu.
Hard to choose from several excellent choices on that menu. Great value! All in our party raved about
their dinner choices. Barbara, our server was excellent. All in all, a most enjoyable dinner experience.

Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Absolutely beautiful location and view. Very tastefully done interior. The service was lacking, the hostess rolled her eyes at me when she thought I was not looking. I went during restaurant week to give it a try. The food was very good. For these prices, I expect NYC comps. Not there. I would feel much better if the wait staff were more friendly and attentive. The bar tenders are outstanding! Perhaps they should train the staff!,

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Good value especially during restaurant week.!!

Hope to come again soon. Nicely prepared bronzino . Tasted my husbands kale

Salad. Did not care for the coare leaves. Loved the coconut shrimp.

M
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful location on the water. Food was good. Went during restaurant week. Would return.

r
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always the best of the best. always have a great time. would come back a million times

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic! Both of our dishes were good but not fantastic.

MM
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful addition to our beautiful Jersey Shore. The bar is gorgeous and well attended, the food is to die for, the wait staff is amazing and the management really cares.

Go make a reservation quickly and if you want to enjoy Italian food, try Trama's Trattoria in West End.

B
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent price fix menu selections enjoyed by all in our party. Of note the bronzino and chicken with biscuits.

GM
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The quality of the food was excellent, but food that’s supposed to be served hot, shouldn’t come out barely warm. My husband had lobster bisque for his appetizer & said it was the best he’s ever had, but it was served lukewarm, not even slightly hot. My entree of chicken & dumplings was delicious, but was also served barely warm, in fact, the dumplings weren’t even warm, they were room temperature. We’ll give it another try because the food was very good & when the manager found out my entree wasn’t hot, he gave us each a free dessert & didn’t charge us for my entree, which was greatly appreciated & the right thing to do. A reputable establishment, but please serve hot food the way it should be served—hot!!