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San Remo - Shrewsbury - Moving

bgut1 Jun 1, 2010 02:31 PM

The owner of San Remo in Shrewsbury bought the former Little Kraut building in Red Bank and will be relocating there(although there is "no timetable for the move"). Pursuant to the following article, the new space will be BYOB while the old one will be converted to seafood and Mediterranean cuisine restaurant.
http://www.redbankgreen.com/2010/06/k...

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Little Kraut
115 Oakland St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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  1. JustJake RE: bgut1 Jun 1, 2010 03:02 PM

    Thanks for the heads up bgut. I think we can all agree that the floor 'space' of San Remo was woefully small. The Little Kraut offers a much larger room (though the decor of the recent One By Sea, was dark dismal and poorly planned out. Plus the last thing RB needs is another 'Italian', west side, east side, northside etc.

    I'm sure we'll be hearing more of this venture and the reconfiguration of the original room in the coming months. Hopefully good

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    Little Kraut
    115 Oakland St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

    1. jrvedivici RE: bgut1 Oct 29, 2013 06:12 AM

      Ok this thread is 2+ years old now and the move still hasn't taken place. Does anyone know what is going on? Construction on the new location did take forever + 1 day, but it's been complete for awhile now, and looks gorgeous. (Very Buona Sera-ish from the outside) By complete I mean you can see the window treatments are hung, the name is on the building it just looks like they are waiting to get the keys and unlock the joint, so what's the hold up? Bgut? =Mark? CJ? CK? MGZ? Seal? Joon? Which one of my local brothers (or sisters) has the inside scoop on what's going on?

      I'm so desperate for a GOOD quality Italian restaurant with a liquor license in Red Bank. I gave up on Buona Sera well over 10 years ago, and it's only gone down hill since then, this is my last hope!

      What's the story my peeps?

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        fershore RE: jrvedivici Oct 29, 2013 12:52 PM

        I emailed them. They are waiting for one section of the building to be done, maybe by the end of November.

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          jrvedivici RE: fershore Oct 29, 2013 12:56 PM

          Thanks! I guess I could have done that. lol

      2. jrvedivici RE: bgut1 Mar 8, 2014 05:06 AM

        They are open!!! After 4 years since this thread was started they finally moved in.

        Much to my chagrin they did not get the Little Krauts liquor license, it is still a BYOB. But the new location is very nice, although for whatever reason VERY drafty. We sat on the second floor and they did warn us that there was a draft and boy they weren't kidding. It's a shame after all this time and construction that they have this problem.

        Overall the space is very nice and well appointed. Much more room between tables than the old location with the same excellent food and service.

        Interesting side note; it seems they have kept their original location open however now it's a French theme.

        Even though its a BYOB it's a welcome expansion of a proven brand. I look forward to going back, but requesting a non-drafty table!

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          Lcdsoundsystem RE: jrvedivici Mar 8, 2014 09:27 AM

          It looks great in the new spot. The krauts liq license is what char purchased.

          The old San remo is supposed to be a hybrid Spanish/French/italian place. I think they called it coastal medditeranian or something to that extent

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            joonjoon RE: Lcdsoundsystem Mar 9, 2014 10:33 PM

            LOL I love how "Mediterranean" can mean just about anything around these parts.

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            fershore RE: jrvedivici Mar 10, 2014 04:11 PM

            How was the meal?

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              jrvedivici RE: fershore Mar 10, 2014 04:18 PM

              Excellent as usual. My wife had the tilapia Francese special and I had a shrimp and scallop over linguini off the menu. Both were excellent. Appitizer we shared a fresh mozzarella stuffed with ricotta served over grilled asparagus, delicious!!

              I've been a fan of their food for years, but I found their previous location to be too tight for my liking so sadly we rarely went. I'm happy now and will be returning much sooner than later.

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                joonjoon RE: jrvedivici Mar 10, 2014 06:15 PM

                I'm glad they didn't get a liquor license...one of the best and underrated BYOs in our area.

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