Back to Nature on the Jersey Shore
This Brooklyn based dairy/veggie/pasta/fish restaurant opened on the Jersey Shore in Allenhurst.
Recently we were there on a Sunday, the service was the worst I've ever had. The food was absolutely delicious. There were four of us and each agreed the food was great.
They also lopped on to the check a fee for waitress service, but since the service was virtually non existent, I insisted they remove the fee which they did, and that was the first time in my life I left No gratuity.
The place is not cheap, but getting past the service, you'll really enjoy the meal.
Back to Nature is at 312 Main Street, Allenhurst NJ (732) 663-2910
(located between Deal & Asbury Park)
We were just there last night and everything was excellent including the service. We had hummus and the middle eastern platter as appetizers and then Penne Vodka and the Teriaki Salmon, all unbelieveably delicious and quite reasonable. Family of 5 for $105 with each their own entre! The ambience isn't great, but who cares as long as the food was soo good. Enjoy!
Ate lunch there with my wife on 1/7/2007. Service was good, food was excellant. We both had different salads. We both agreed they were the best salads we have had in a long time. Used three different home made dressings, one better than the next. Menu was diverse, and in looking at other meals coming out of the kitchen, we are excited about trying other items. Decor was very simple, but it was like a fashion show of beautiful women, clothes and accessories. Many families were there, which was nice to see and also to see young children eating healthy.
Great experience, will be back often!
Sharis is no longer under star-k supervision, be careful. Service was awful, and manager moish was very rude and disturbed.
Thoroughly enjoyed the three or four times I have been to Back to Nature. Went to Mosaica in Union, NJ last week. Excellent service, pleasent staff, food was good, not spectacular. Ambiance ok, a bit crowded. I think it was pricey for good but not spectacular food, my wife disagrees.
Is Back to Nature now called Down to Earth?
We were there recently, and we had a pretty lousy experience. We ordered sweet potato fries (great), Greek salad (ok but nothing special), and cheese ravioli. The pasta was seriously disgusting - it was soft and gummy, like paste. The waiter was miserable and clearly in a bad mood, and if we weren't worried about what he might do to our food, we would have sent the pasta back. I'm still mad at myself that I didn't (and I'm annoyed that we paid the full 18% gratuity that they tacked onto the bill).
Not a good dining experience, and we won't be returning any time soon.