Red Bank-can anyone recommend a good restaurant?
First off-before the food review, I need to say that Chris Botti at the CB Theater was wonderful! Maybe some of you from the boards were there and hopefully you enjoyed it as much as we did. Now on to the Eurasian Eatery. Four of us got there for 6 pm and were immediately seated. The place was rather empty at that time but it filled up in less than an hour. We started off with some apps-roasted red pepper hummus that was served with some pita bread and crudite and also the Japanese Chicken Yagatori served with a side of tasty dipping sauces and crudite as well. Both dishes were good. Also, you are not getting presentation here-the meals are served very simple-which is fine by me since I've been to restaurants before where the meals look spectacular but taste horrible. After apps we split a couple of salads as the waitress recommended not to over order. We ordered the soy ginger vegetable salad and the tempeh vegetable salad. Both were the same-the tempeh being the only difference. The dressing was delicious. A light dressing that paired well with the veggies and tempeh. Up to this point the service was going very well and then we noticed people that came in well after us were getting their entrees first. When the waitress finally brought out our meals it was close to 7:30. She apologized and explained that the kitchen messed the order up a bit. Given that the place was really crazy at that time-most of the people there were off to the show at 8 as well-we accepted her apologies and finally got to enjoy our meal. Orders were the veggie meatloaf with an onion espagnole sauce and brown rice, the macao roast pork and shaslick pork chops served with a citrus herb stuffing and espagnole sauce as well and the final entree was the macadamia red snapper served over brown rice-snapper was lightly sauteed and smothered in a macadamia sauce. Extremely tasty but a little heavy on the sauce. Overall, all the meals were very good and you could not beat the price! 95 bucks plus a tip! We will definately be returning. Thanks again!
Just wanted to say thanks to all for the recommendations. Looks like we are going to try the Eurasian Eatery for the evening. I will keep all of the other places in mind for during the summer months when I am looking for a change from the usual restaurants in my neck of the woods. Will report back to the list after the Chris Botti show next week. Thanks again all and have a great weekend!
My Vote: Bistro on Broad St.
a BYO that has it all. they don't take reservations but you can call in when you are on your way and they will put your name down.
few of the menu items we like best:
Duck Salad - enough for two to split
Their Sushi is always very fresh and tasty
Individual Pizzas are good for app.
Very Good entrees
Prices are reasonable
Go to their site to see menu
14 Broad St
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Eurasian Eatery is right across the street, and while not on the high end (Dish, of course, is a fantastic BYO), you'll find eclectic, well-executed and fun food for both carnivores and vegetarians alike. The food is as the name implies, a melting pot of Asian, French, Mediterranean and American food. We've been going there for nearly as long as they've been open, going back almost 20 years.