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Nov 3, 2010 04:59 PM

Very fussy. Need great byo in Red Bank and nearby surrounding areas.

Trying to find great byo in Red Bank. Responsible for making a choice for 10 people. They are all people who dine out frequently and are critical. Being able to talk would be up at the top of the list, as well as quality of food. Dish sounds great in food category, but too noisy. Red Bank was chosen as centered location for everyone. If other than Red Bank is suggested that would be ok. We are coming from Sea Girt, Scotch Plains, Peapack. Do not get together alot because of distance. Very interested in great spot that is accessible to all. Red Bank is not the be-all.

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  1. My choice would be Belford Bistro. Gets very good reports, its 5 miles from Red Bank and is BYO. Here is a chowhound thread and the website. Let us know where you decide to go.

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    1. re: tom246

      I agree completely with Tom. +1 for Belford Bistro.

      Belford Bistro
      870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

      1. re: aklein

        Dish is okay-to-good but if conversation is a big part of the gathering forget it. If the place is busy, it is all hard surfaces and the sound level is painful.

      2. Here are two, reservations required at both: Bay Avenue Trattoria in Highlands, wonderful, and/or AMA in Atlantic Highlands...authentic Italian food. Both BYO, both wonderful. Note: AMA is cash only...but don't let that hold you back. And both IMHO are better than the two mentioned above...and remember, my opinion only.

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        1. re: sockster

          Thank you. We too love Bay Ave, but thought too small for table of ten. AMA looks interesting, is it noisy.

        2. What about Le Fandy in Fair Haven?

          Le Fandy Restaurant
          609 River Rd, Fair Haven, NJ 07704

          1. Nikos Trapezi in Long Branch? D'Jeet in Shrewsbury?

            Nikos Trapezi
            444 Ocean Blvd N, Long Branch, NJ 07740

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            1. re: equal_Mark

              Niko's is another excellent suggestion.