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River Market Toms River AOK

Tapas52 Oct 15, 2008 09:05 PM

We tried River Market on Main Street for lunch the other day & it was very enjoyable. Bgut said it was one of his good standbys & I can see why......excellent selections on the menu & many of them....I had the Smoked Turkey & Brie w/ Arugula & honey mustard on a French Croissant super fresh & very delicious.....my wife ordered the home made Chicken salad wrapped in a Spinach Tortilla w/ Pesto macaroni salad she really enjoyed it.
We'll be back again for sure.

check it out.

  1. bgut1 Oct 15, 2008 09:44 PM

    Tapas - I'm happy that you enjoyed the River Market. I eat there at least twice a week and two of my usuals are the river market salad (mixed greens, mandarin oranges, diced chicken, candied walnuts and blue cheese) or the Cobb salad with chicken. Everything is fresh and homemade. Other winners include the crab cakes and the fish tacos. I hope you return soon.

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    1. re: bgut1
      MartiniQueen Oct 16, 2008 02:47 AM

      Where on Main St. is the River Market? I work downtown but haven't seen this place....do you know if they deliver? :)

      1. re: MartiniQueen
        bgut1 Oct 16, 2008 06:32 AM

        Martini - It's a building or two over from the Java Joint off the corner of Main and Washington in the space formerly occupied by the likes of Jeffrey's Cafe, Pumpernickel's, Tiki Taco, etc. This is actually the first one to stick for a while. Definitely give it a try.

        1. re: MartiniQueen
          bgut1 Oct 16, 2008 08:57 AM

          Martini - They do deliver. See my reply to Babs for a copy of the menu.

        2. re: bgut1
          Tapas52 Oct 16, 2008 06:59 AM

          bgut, there was so many choices on the menu I wanted to try including the ones you mentioned above. I'm only a few minutes away so we'll surly be back again & again. It's downtown location & style reminded me of eating in Greenwich Village NYC. I think they have a winner for sure.

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            Babs16 Oct 16, 2008 07:09 AM

            bgut1 do u know the hours of operation? I often go to the OCLibrary to hear their guest speakers and It sounds like a great place to go to after for a lite bite. Well try it for lunch on a Sat. when downtown TR is closed.

            1. re: Babs16
              bgut1 Oct 16, 2008 08:54 AM

              Babs - I'll find out the hours of operation the next time I'm there for lunch (which may be this afternoon). Here is a copy of their menu: http://www.rivermarketcafe.com/Sample...

              1. re: bgut1
                Tapas52 Oct 16, 2008 10:27 PM

                BTW......We were there for lunch today.......I had the Julienne Apple, Candied Walnut, Gorgonzola, Spinach salad w/ Raspberry Vinaigrette YUMMY!
                .Also.....we were told by the owners starting in November they will be open for DINNER Wed- Saturday.

                1. re: Tapas52
                  bgut1 Oct 17, 2008 08:00 AM

                  Happy you enjoyed it Tapas. I didn't make it there yersterday as I ate lunch at my other standby Bistro 44 instead. Good to hear about the dinner service.

                  1. re: bgut1
                    Tapas52 Oct 17, 2008 09:29 AM

                    bgut....

                    Bistro 44 is next on my list ....what can you tell me about it ?

                    1. re: Tapas52
                      bgut1 Oct 17, 2008 09:39 AM

                      Tapas - What can I say? The place is fantastic and Chef Erik is a great talent. Here is a thread which should provide you with enough information.
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386806
                      If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Good Luck.

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                        Babs16 Oct 17, 2008 10:14 AM

                        I checked their web site and lunch is only M-F. Thanks anyway bgut1.

                        1. re: Babs16
                          bgut1 Oct 17, 2008 10:56 AM

                          Sorry Babs. I knew about the lunch only thing (until November as Tapas has posted) but was waiting to get you the hours anyway. Even though it may not work for now I hope you get a chance to give the place a try. Good Luck.

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            jonord Oct 23, 2008 08:50 AM

            Fish tacos, seared tuna and many more at well under $10. If risotto cakes with wasabi sauce is available grab them. I think crabcakes temporarily off menu because price of good crabmeat has doubled and they won't substitute inferior imitations. Good for them!

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