HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >

The Cove bar and grill Bayville,NJ?

patsea2 Aug 29, 2011 10:32 AM

Use to be Windows on the bay. New owners took over. Anyone been there yet.
Any opinions.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. e
    eamcd RE: patsea2 Aug 29, 2011 10:52 AM

    I haven't been, but you might want to check on it. In news coverage of the hurricane, I saw the Cove surrounded by a lot of water.... Not sure if they sustained damage.

    1 Reply
    1. re: eamcd
      jes1971 RE: eamcd Sep 7, 2011 03:50 PM

      I think it's opening next week so there couldn't have been significant damage from the hurricane. I know you can check out the menu on their facebook page. i'm excited I think it's going to be a great place to hang out - good drinks, good food, good atmosphere.

    2. h
      Happens79 RE: patsea2 Sep 24, 2011 06:39 PM

      We were excited to visit the cove after windows on the bay was closed years ago.  My wife and I are very easy going people and this was easily the worst meal we have ever had.  When we arrived we were told the wait would be 45 minutes. We waited at the bar for 15 minutes before being called for our table. My wife ordered a glass of wine which was easily the worst wine she's ever had. She then decided to order a beer after that to avoid the bad wine.  However the beer didn't come until we reminded the waitress 10 minutes later. I then orderd a mixed drink but when it came out it was the wrong drink.  Our soup was taken away before we were finished. I usually salt my food however, all the food was so salty it was almost inedible. My wife's meal was undercooked.  We were planning on haggling out at the bar for a few drinks however, after the series of bad experiences we couldn't wait to leave.  Upon returning home I vomited up my entire meal.  The first time ever. The staff was friendly and seemed to be hustling however the food was terrible. Do yourself a favor and stay away.

      1. j
        JeRsEy865 RE: patsea2 Sep 27, 2011 09:08 AM

        Stoped in last evening. Meal was great! Service was good and the prices were very reasonable.
        (and they were open on a monday!) Close to home and easy to get to. I'll be back!

        1. n
          newjrsy122 RE: patsea2 Nov 27, 2011 05:04 AM

          Save your time, energy and money. Tried it when it opened and it was horrible. Gave it another chance 2 months later.

          Service -- If you collapsed and died on the floor you could not get a waitress to help you.

          Food - On a 1 to 10 - a 3, cold and bland.

          Price, For what we got and as bad as it was, not worth it!

          1. j
            jes1971 RE: patsea2 Nov 27, 2011 04:40 PM

            i haven't been yet but i've heard a lot of great things. not going to let a few bad reviews stop me from checking it out for myself. i bet you could find a few bad reviews of even the best restaurants. will post once i get there :)

            Show Hidden Posts