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Jan 1, 2011 07:24 PM

Serenity Cafe in Tom's River

What are the best menu items of the Serenity Cafe. Would this be appropriate for a gourmet dinner or do you know abetter one in the area?

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  1. Never heard of the place. Sorry. BTW, its Toms River not Tom's River. As far as good restaurant for a gourmet dinner, I would suggest you take a look at Bistro 44. Good Luck.

    Bistro 44
    44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

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    1. re: bgut1

      +1 Bistro 44

      Bistro 44
      44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

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      1. Do they have a website?

      2. Here's a link to the restaurant. It's a BYOB restaurant, and it is excellent, excellent, excellent. He changes his menu every 2-3 weeks, although most of the apps remain the same. It's reasonably priced, and the food is gourmet like and the presentation is mouth watering. Make a reservation, especially on weekends. It's closed on Sunday & Monday.

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        1. re: Budman007

          Thanx looks interesting and close by...gotta check it out for lunch very soon..!

          1. re: Tapas52

            Prices do seem pretty reasonable...

          2. For what its worth we went there Memorial Day weekend with friends from Bricktown and we thought it was quite good.
            Have not had time to give a report on what we had but wife and I plan to go back.

            It wasn't in my top places to dine but the food, service and presentation were all very good. Want to visit a couple more times and explore the menu.

            Also the address showed Serenity Cafe on Rt 37 East, that is wrong, it is on Rt 37 WEST.

            1. re: tom246

              tom246 - glad to see your comments here, as a voice of credible posting. I look forward to hearing more from you on Serenity Cafe.

              (By the way, even though the restaurant is on the westbound traffic side of Rt 37, it is east of the E/W address dividing line for Rt 37, which is the intersection at Rt 166 / Main St / Lakewood Rd - it's the first intersection on Rt 37 on the east side of the Garden State Parkway overpass. So the address for Serenity Cafe is correctly referred to as "Rt 37 East.")

              1. re: njfreqflyer

                Nj, thanks for the explanation, makes sense now. We hope to get back there in the next several weeks and will be sure to report back.
                Had not seen our friends for some time and our daughter was getting married 4 days later. Don't remember exactly what we had but it was good :)

                1. re: tom246

                  If Greg's making it, I'm eating it!

          3. According to the web-site, The Serenity Cafe is helmed by Chef Greg Manning. Chef Manning is of the past Jeffrey's (of Toms River), past Olde Corner Deli (of Island Heights), and the past Downtown Dinner Club (of Toms River).

            I'd heard very good things about Jeffrey's and Olde Corner Deli, but never had the opportunity to try them. I did try the DDC a few times, but wasn't so impressed.

            Downtown Dinner Club
            216 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

            The Serenity Cafe
            2008 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753