Broad St Filling Station - Red Bank NJ
Has anyone been to the Filling Station in Red Bank? It's on the south side of downtown RB, near the Catholic church.
This one article is all I can find about it.
Yesterday I happened to meet the owner's wife, so I know it's open for business.
Has anyone tried the food?
Broad Street Filling Station - Hi-Octane Continental
128 Broad Street
Had lunch here yesterday and must say that the food was reasonably priced and very tasty. Menu (lunch) is a nice mix salads and unique, yet attractive sandwich choices. A bit out of the way from the normal Red Bank foot traffic but definitely worth the extra 2 blocks. Comfortable decor and setup inside, and nice outdoor seating available. Definitely will be back!
My wife and I have been to the Filling Station for dinner on several occasions, and the food has been excellent every time. We really like the neighborhood feel, too. It's a small space, but the tables are far enough apart that you feel like you've got privacy even when it's full. The owner/head chef is also really warm and personable. Even though our visits were about a month apart, he remembered our names, and that my wife was expecting. LIttle touches like that keep you coming back to a place over and over.
For first course, I'd recommend the pear salad, which balances sweet pears, sharp gorgonzola and tart vinagrette perfectly, over a fresh, crisp bed of greens. Their mesclun is equally good.
Big recommendation for the pork tenderloin, a thick, smoky slab of pork that came out cooked perfectly, paired with creamy mashed sweet potatoes. We also like the lobster blt, served on a light brioche roll and
Definitely save room for desert, as this was the best part of our meal every time we've been there. Our last trip was a warm, homemade brownie sundae with vanilla bean ice cream and a warm truffle sauce. Great stuff.
Only drawback is the odd hours... only open for dinner on Thurs - Saturday, 4:30 to 8:00. But it's worth the trip.