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Seafood/Steakhouses - Monmouth County

I will be celebrating an anniversary and am looking for a good quality/nice ambience restaurant that specializes in seafood/steaks. I am looking for something outside of the Asbury Park/Neptune area...willing to drive a distance if needed.

I was considering Doris & Ed's - which I have never been to - any thoughts or suggestions?

Thank you!

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  1. Can't really think of a place that does both well...mainly because if I'm at a seafood joint, i'm not getting steak, and vice versa.

    Manhattan steakhouse might have decent seafood though.

    1. Definately go to Shipwreck Grill in Brielle. Anything the place makes is fantastic. If you do a search here, you will see how many people simple love the place.

      Definately a great place for an anniversary.

      Enjoy!

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      1. re: Angelina

        I second the Shipwreck! Great place.

              1. re: joonjoon

                I agree that the Shipwreck is a great spot for fish. They have even improved their bar service over the past year or so. (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/508629) I have, however, never had a steak there.

                I recently had a very good steak at the Mahogany Grill where I was quite impressed with the wine list.

                1. re: MGZ

                  My only words of advice regarding Shipwreck (we've been many times: the wine list is great but the prices are quite high, and I think they're at their best in the offseason. If you can get a table in summer, the kitchen seems to cut too many corners, the service is rushed and spotty and the seasonal help really shouldn't be in a place like that.

                  Re. Mahogany Grill: We loved the bar atmosphere, but wasn't overly impressed with the quality of the food compared to Shipwreck.

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        1. I adore Doris and Ed's, but I haven't been since the new chef took over.

          1. We like Mike and Nellie's in Middletown(Eaton town) for steak. Their seafood is good too, but it is our go to place for steak.

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            1. re: charmel

              I am in the minority here on the board in that I still enjoy Doris & Ed's very much. I wouldn't rule them out at all.

              Having said that, I also like Shipwreck Grill a lot, but I've never had a steak there.

              Both places are very near the water, but I might give the romantic atmosphere nod to D & E's.

              1. re: seal

                I've never had a meal I didn't thoroughly enjoy at Doris & Ed's, but as I said I just haven't been there in nearly 2 years, I think.

              2. re: charmel

                Charmel, this is right around the corner from us - always curious about the place. We will have to give it a try sometime. Thank you.

                1. re: charmel

                  I second Mike and Nellies in Ocean Township. The veal francaise is sooo good. the steaks are very pricy, I seem to remember something like $39.

                  1. re: Barbarella

                    Is $39 very pricey for a top quality steak? Maybe for OT. If so, what is the right price?
                    I guess a lot depends on size and cut of meat.