Park Avenue Seafood Bistro
- wench31 May 10, 2008 04:00 PM
I was driving by the Freehold Boro when I saw this restaurant.
Address is 618 Park Avenue in Freehold and it's across from Foodtown. Has anybody been there? How's the food?
I was just at a communion party there- the food was very good (I had an excellent salmon wellington and my husband enjoyed the filet of beef) and we both loved the bananas foster/raspberry flambe station for dessert. I'm going back this week to try the lunch menu and raw bar.
I tried this place out the other night. I was quite pleased with the seafood and raw bar selections and the soups; less pleased with the salads and entrees. We started off with a few items from the seafood and raw bar ... oysters, clams, jumbo shrimp. Everything was fresh and attractively presented with all the right condiments (lemons, cocktail sauce, horseradish, tabasco sauce, etc.). The soups we tried, lobster bisque and french onion, were also both very good. The included garden salad was full of brown lettuce and the house raspberry vinaigrette dressing was overly sweet. A caesar was also offered, but we did not try it. For our entrees, we chose tilapia with mango salsa and coconut rice and stuffed shrimp with creamed spinach. The tilapia portion size was huge and the fish well cooked. The mango salsa was not particularly interesting and the coconut rice tasted like white rice with coconut milk poured over the top. The shrimp were a nice size, but the stuffing had no discernable crab or seafood taste to it. The creamed spinach was good. Vegetables of diced peppers, carrots and other veggies were included with every entree. We passed on dessert. The space is attractive, but did get a bit loud even though the restaurant was not full. I'd return for the raw bar, soups and appetizers, and maybe give another entree a try.