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Sep 13, 2007 02:39 PM

Fun BYOs in N. Monmouth County NJ


I would love to get some suggestions on fun, moderately priced ($15-$25 entrees) BYO's in the northern part of Monmouth County. I am looking for a place for a group of six to have a fun, quite likely loud, birthday celebration. If they take reservations, that would be great also, but not necessarily a requirement.

Thanks so much for any assistance.

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  1. Maybe That's Amore on Rt. 9 North in Marlboro?

    1. I am not sure if it is technically North Monmouth(haven't lived here long enough to know the distinction-it's probably west Monmouth) but, El Meson in Freehold Boro-right on the main drag there is good. I always see tables with pitchers of margaritas they brought from home or buckets of Dos Equis. I think the food is good and the prices are really reasonable too.

      1. la cashina on rte 34 in aberdeen- matawan. good italian food, they have parites/groups here all the time so it tends to be a little loud.....BYO

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        1. re: lludra

          I ate here with my wife for our anniversary. Somewhat dissapointing. The appetizers(baked clams and a shrimp w/scallions special) lacked flavor. My entre (stuffed sole) was lukewarm and actuallty tough. Either it was not fresh or overcooked or both. My wife had the lasagna which was tasty but again not as hot as it should've been. Dinner includes salad and bread.The desert tray is frozen and frosty.Even the non-frozen deserts are presented this way. Very unappealing. BYOB. The staff is friendly and attentive. Prices are kind of high for a local restaurant.

        2. i just returned from dinner at That's Amore, not worth the wait or the price. Poor service, we were seated for a long time and others who came in after us were served before us. The manager was aloof. The food was nothing special. I will not return.

          1. Navesink Fishery on on Rt 36 in Navesink. Uniquely prepared local catch as well as fish from other areas.

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            1. re: DrSkimeister

              Far East Taste, Eatontown, NJ
              Aby's Mexican, Matawan, NJ
              Thai Thai, Old Bridge, NJ
              Cucina Cuzco, South River, NJ (okay almost north monmouth)
              Mie Thai, Woodbridge, NJ (again, almost north monmouth)
              West Lake Seafood, Matawan, NJ

              1. re: aacharya

                Yeah, Woodbridge is almost Northern Monmouth. Hell it's Northern Middlesex.

                Nice try. Same with the South River restaurant.