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Nice restaurant for 90th birthday-Monmouth County

dvg1027 Jul 16, 2010 10:31 AM

My mom & dad are comming up at the end of july for her 90th B'Day. It is on a Tuesday. There will be 9 of us(7 adults 2 kids) . We were originally looking at The Mill in Spring Lake but the feedback from here wasn't too good.

We want to stay in the Neptune, Spring Lake Area as some people live a bit further away. So far we are looking at The Breakers in Spring Lake and Mr C's in Allenhurst., don't really want anything further north than that if we can help it. Has anyone been to either of them recently?

Any other suggestions. My dad was in the business and he is of the age where he complains if things aren't just right, so we need some place nice. LOL But not too noisy they both have hearing aids, Thanks for any help.

  1. MGZ Jul 17, 2010 11:30 AM

    I've always enjoyed myself (and the food) at Mr. C's. Truth be told, it's usually a place we meet others and I insist upon arriving early so I can have a drink at that cool bar. It may not be the best restaurant in the county, but it seems a very good solution given the parameters of your inquiry.

    I like the Shipwreck as well, but I find that during the summer especially, it gets mighty noisy in the dining room. By the mid-point of dinner service the whole place pretty much hums and can, shall we say, lack "patience." If you do decide to try it, go as early as you can.

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      white light Jul 17, 2010 06:48 AM

      Agree with Shipwreck being one of the better places in the area if you're willing to drive about 10-15 minutes more south. I really like Brandls but it seems not everyone agrees with me (and it is kinda noisy).

      Whispers is Spring Lake might be good... definitely is geared to a more older clientele. I think it's a bit overpriced for what you get but I've had some good meals there.

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        hcentro Jul 16, 2010 01:44 PM

        It is not exactly in the area you are looking for but Restaurant Nicholas does private catering for small gatherings such as yours. My wifes baby shower was held there and as would be expected of a restaurant of their caliber the food was excellent and the service was of course impeccable.

        Restaurant Nicholas
        160 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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        1. re: hcentro
          Tay Jul 17, 2010 05:47 AM

          I love it but it's a huge waste of $ to take kids to Nicholas and most kids cannot handle the leisurely pace of service.

          1. re: hcentro
            MGZ Jul 17, 2010 08:03 AM

            A baby shower at Nicholas - now, that's what I'd call a "Silver Spoon" affair.

          2. Tapas52 Jul 16, 2010 12:35 PM

            Try le Avenue in Pier village Long Branch get a table over tlooking the ocean.


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              SusieQQ Jul 16, 2010 12:34 PM

              Would you go a little further south? The Shipwreck Grill in Brielle is very good.

              Shipwreck Grill
              720 Ashley Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730

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                MichelleM131 Jul 16, 2010 11:40 AM

                What about Matisse in Belmar? It's right on the beach. The food is good, too.

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