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Danny's Steakhouse Red Bank

Danny's is relative small have numerous wait staff and two hostesses - you do not have to wait for "yours". Expressing dissatisfaction on a website resolves nothing. Next time get up and see the hostess.

I frequent Danny's without issue. The short ribs are one of the best in Monmouth County.

Feb 09, 2014
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Private Party for 40-50ppl Monmouth County

Possibly check out Rigoletto Trattoria to see if they would host a private party - http://www.rigolettotrattoria.com - food is also good.

Jan 18, 2014
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Monmouth County - Best of Last Year?

Could not agree more about Laico's but it is not Monmouth County. I always need a monthly Laico's fix.

Jan 11, 2014
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best Italian restaurant in Totowa or surrounding area

I like the following but have not been in about 2-3 momnths.

Bruschetta's in Fairfield

Calandra Meditterean Grill in Fairfield (in side the Hampton Inn)

DaVinci's in Wayne (BYOB)

Aug 23, 2013
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Danny's Steakhouse/Sushi/Wine Bar...Red Bank, on Kitchen Stakeout 4/24/13

Plenty of info on Internet about it being staged - sad Danny did not do some background. Just Google "restaurant stakeout fake". Go support the local businesses!

http://www.realityblurred.com/reality...

Apr 29, 2013
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Danny's Steakhouse/Sushi/Wine Bar...Red Bank, on Kitchen Stakeout 4/24/13

I go to Danny's about once a month. I enjoy the sushi and an ocassional special.

The show was actually staged. The bad waitress and manager were actually actors hired by the show. The loud music from the kitchen was staged. The "fouled mouth" bartender is one of the sweetest person I have met. Although the wait staff is young - they are very competent, and I have never experienced an issue. I just think it was a little sad to participate in the show to drum up business - especially if you do not have any control of the content. I think I will go tonight to support a local business and not a chain.

Apr 27, 2013
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Sushi Palace in Middletown

Has anyone been to this new sushi place in the Union Square shopping center on Route 35?

Mar 29, 2012
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Joe's Crab Shack ~ Eatontown

Dec 22, 2011
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Jersey City good eats for a foodie ??

Laico's

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Laico's
67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Sep 29, 2011
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Bonefish Grill - Middletown

Blue Water Seafood in Red Bank was awlful. I posted a reviewed about a month ago. Bahr is worse and the Inlet Cafe has been hit or miss. Too many "misses" and we have not been back in over a year. The best fish dishes in the area are still at the Belford Bistro.

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Belford Bistro
870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

Blue Water Cafe
11205 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

Sep 04, 2011
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Belford Bistro (Belford NJ)

I cannot say enough good things about this BYOB restaurant. We went to celebrate our 11th anniversary on Friday. We started the clam appetizer and spring vegetable gnoochi - both excellent but the gnoochi was the best I have in some time. We both had the Monk Fish special over lump crab risotto - all I can say is WOW. We finished with the chunky monkey dessert - a perfect ending. The service was once again perfect with Danielle proving the correct level without interruptions. It made for a perfect evening.

Aug 21, 2011
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Blue Water Seafood - Red Bank

We decided to try something different in Red Bank on Sunday night. We got seated upstairs quickly (@6:45) – the stairs are steep but décor was appealing. We had a honey-ginger-soy calamari appetizer - it was different and tasteful, but after a 3-4 pieces, the sweet honey taste was overwhelming. My wife ordered the Buffalo scallops and I had the Lobster Raviolis based on some other website reviews. The scallops were awful – overcooked and the sauce to over the top. The Lobster raviolis at $27 were very disappoint – essentially puree lobster in a pasta envelop without any lobster chunks – way over priced. In fact, the last one I ate was undercooked and cold inside.

As the place got crowded, the diners and wait staff had a difficult time moving around upstairs – bumping our chairs repeatedly as we were seated in a center table - get a wall or corner table if you do venture in. In fact, the manager stopped by to talk to a neighboring table and his butt was essentially in my wife back for 5 minutes until she politely moved her chair into him. He got the hint. The place was extremely noisy. I found it interesting that the wait staff had to run the food up from downstairs creating more traffic on the steps. The place is a BYOB – I always thought at a BYOB you were only allowed beer or wine, but I saw one table pouring out a little flash of I think scotch and another serving from a small Absolut vodka bottle.s We should have gone to Belford Bistro.

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Belford Bistro
870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

Jul 13, 2011
stickman731 in New Jersey

Blue Water Seafood - Red Bank

Has anyone been to the Red Bank location?

Jul 10, 2011
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Decent Italian in Monmouth, Middlesex or Mercer?

My two favorites are the following:

Rigoletto Trattoria , a BYOB in Middletown - www.rigolettotrattoria.com

Piccola Itlaia - in Ocen - www.piccolaitalianj.com

Jun 11, 2011
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Atlantic City Steak Dinner - Tuesday Night

Old Homestead in the Borgata is the best in my opinion.

Mar 22, 2011
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North of the Border Red Bank

Not listed on the Monmouth County Inspection site - http://www.mcrhc.org/RI-Red-Bank.html; it however could be delayed.

Mar 08, 2011
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HELP PLEASE!! Need restaurant in Riverdale/Wayne/Pompton Lakes area for TOMORROW

Novelli's is good, but I prefer this small BYOB list below for the food.
Davinci's
(973) 832-4201
1055 Hamburg turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470

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Novelli
2410 Hamburg Tpke, Wayne, NJ 07470

Davinci's
223 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

Jan 13, 2011
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PLEASE POST YOUR VOTES HERE: Top New Jersey Restaurants of 2010

Over $25
Belford Bistro, Middletown
Piccolo Italia, Ocean
Moonsturck, Asbury Park
Wolfgang Puck, Atlantic City
Old Homestead, Atlantic City

Under $25
Laico's - Jersey City
Danny's Steakhouse - Red Bank
Barnacle Bill's = Rumson
Kanji - Tinton Falls
Rigoletto's - Middletown

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Laico's
67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Belford Bistro
870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

Barnacle Bill's
1 1st St, Rumson, NJ 07760

Dec 14, 2010
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Rigoletto's Trattoria in Middletown Nj anyone?

We have been eating at Rigoletto's about once a month for the last year. It is by far the best Italian restaurant in Monmouth County. We had two pasta dishes last night - Farfalle Tutti and Bocatine Bella - both were outstanding. I am planning to eat the remainder of my wife's Farfalle today for lunch. They added more couple seating - I just wish the seats were a little more comfortable but I can tolerate it for great food.

Nov 28, 2010
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Pizza in Bloomfield, Belleville, Nutley, area

Good thin pizza and a variety of toppings.

Michael's Pastaria
143 Franklin Avenue Nutley, NJ 07110
973-661-5252

www.michaelspastaria.com

Good thin pizza and decent variety.

Nov 08, 2010
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Burgers Near Red Bank

Danny's Steakhouse has very good burger. It is better than The Downtown in my opinion, but I still prefer Barnacles Bill's

Oct 28, 2010
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Terrazza's Nutley

Helping my sister-in-law all day at a yard sale, she took us to Terrazza's in Nutley. She has always raved about the place but this was our first visit. We arrived around 6 and 5-6 tables were occupied. Service was good and attentive. WIne selection was decent.. We started with balsamic calamari with sausage - it was spicy and tasty. I would definitely have it again. We order two of the specials (Halibut with escarole and Shrimp pasta with a cognac sauce) and Shrimp Terrazza (this is not on the menu). All were very good to excellent. The desert menu was weak, but we went to the Petite Cafe for stuff cupcakes anyway.

The place is quaint and friendly with parking in the rear. We will definitely be back when we are in the area.

http://terrazzarestaurant.com/

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Terrazza Restaurant
507 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110

Sep 19, 2010
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Pazzo's Red Bank

Service was good until they got busy. They had only one experience bartender in my opinion (the lone female). We had some good glass of wine ($13/ glass). Love Jersey Shore - it was like watching an episode of the "aged" Jersey shore of BENNYS moving south after making their due in the world financial center or their ego thought they made it. We will probable go for cocktails for the laughs.

Sep 05, 2010
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Pazzo's Red Bank

Finally made it to Pazzo’s this Saturday, we arrived at 6:15PM and decided to sit at the bar. We could have been seated only 5-6 tables were occupied. At the bar, there were four couples. We were promptly greeted and ordered two glass of wine and perused the menu. It is essentially a hybridize Italian-American restaurant menu. The bartenders had to read the 3 daily special items from a yellow notepad. We ordered the scallop appetizer that were cooked to perfection and very tasty (Chef Ramsey would have been proud ; )) . For entrees, we ordered the Funghi Pizza and Linguini Frutti Di Mare. Both were very tasty and cooked well. I was surprised that I did not receive any bread with the pasta dish. We ordered another round and all was proceeding well. The bar and dinning room started to get crowded and then we became invisible, not being acknowledged for over 20 minutes. It did not bother us because we were watching all the people being full of themselves attempting to impress each other – YCMTSU what we were observing. We were going to have another round but being invisible we could not get attention on any bartender – this is when we saw one of the male bartender continually rubbing his nose, sneeze and put his hand in the drink garnishes. This really disturbed me so we decide to get the check. As we were leaving, Pazzo’s was fully packed with 4-5 groups waiting. We got our free parking ticket validated by hostess and laugh the way home.

The décor is nice but the place is overly loud. In the beginning we could hear all the clanging and clatter from the kitchen and as the place became fuller patrons needed to talk louder. They need to install some form of noise dampening. I also thought the bar could have been designed better – it is extremely difficult for the shorter bartender to reach the patron.

Overall, it was slightly expensive ($96 before tip). We however will probably be back to people watch.

Sep 05, 2010
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looking for the best rueben in monmouth county

I second Kelly's but as I have aged I can only eat the half rueben. Chlorestrol is just too high but Lipitor helps - better living with drugs.

Sep 01, 2010
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Best burger in Mon/OC?

Although not MON/OC, I had a fabulous burgers at Nick's Burger Bar in the Hilton in Atlantic City. It was a perfectly cooked Angus burger with portabella mushrooms. The home made potato chips were also an unexpected pleasure. If in the mood for a burger in AC, I would not pass it up.

Aug 24, 2010
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best sushi in Monmouth county?

Tonight we went to Sallee Tee's, I was not expecting to get sushi, but it rivaled Kanji. The sashimi was unbelievably fresh and the rainbow roll was great. I need to get back to see if they can maintain it.

Aug 08, 2010
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Belford Bistro (Belford NJ)

When last night to celebrate my wife's birthday - this has become our go to place for great food in Monmouth County. Surprisingly, only 5 tables were occupied, but as always the food was outstanding. We started with the salad special that had arugula, cucumbers and cherries with a balsamic vinaigrette and a`crab cake. I never pass up the crab cake. My wife and I both had the fish special Mako Shark with a mild wasabi undertone. We both loved it. I have come to the conclusion that their fish specials are always top notch. No dessert this time around.

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Belford Bistro
870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

Jun 29, 2010
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Looking for Good Basic Italian nothing too gourmet, Monmouth area.

Rigoletto's in Middletown on 35.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/586080

Jun 12, 2010
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Sal's Original - Shrewsbury

I just noticed that they have a restuarant mentioned on their website. (http://www.salsoriginal.com ).

Has anyone tried the restuarant?

Jun 04, 2010
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