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Places to eat in Redbank

grumpyfoodie Jul 6, 2012 01:02 PM

I am going to be in Redbank this weekend and would like to know some good places to eat breakfast and dinner. I will be going to Dish but would like some other suggestions. Can be ethnic,
cheap, hole in the wall,expensive, anything as long as the food is good. Thanks.

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  1. corvette johnny RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 6, 2012 01:14 PM

    I can name a ton of places in and around red bank. Any preference on style? italian, steak, thai, etc etc. Do you have a car or just walking red bank?

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      ebchower RE: corvette johnny Jul 6, 2012 01:58 PM

      My experiences for a sit down dinner in Red Bank are Murphys and The Downtown. I preferred Murphys. For a burger, try Beastie Burger.

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        grumpyfoodie RE: corvette johnny Jul 7, 2012 05:42 AM

        No preference on style, like all types of food just looking for something good , can be cheap or expensive. I can drive or walk to destinations. Thanks again.

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        arpad RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 6, 2012 02:33 PM

        For two ends of the spectrum - Barnacle Bill's for good burgers and beer and a water view and the Molly Pitcher Inn for a fancier place with excellent food and a similar water view .

        1. jrvedivici RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 6, 2012 04:50 PM

          Murphy's has lost its touch in the past year don't bother. Barnacle Bills is in Rumson a 10minute drive away but certainly not in Red Bank. If you do a search on Red Bank you wil see more than a few threads with plenty of reviews. My money is spent 5 mins away in Fair Haven at The Raven and The Peach. Expensive but well worth it. Nothing special in town for breakfast.

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            arpad RE: jrvedivici Jul 7, 2012 08:20 AM

            Actually right on the border but why quibble .

          2. seal RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 6, 2012 10:46 PM

            My top 3 places to eat in red Bank right now are Via45, and Red, for dinner, and North of the Border for breakfast or dinner,
            There are also a few places that have outdoor seating for breakfast and they are all fine for eggs and such.
            Don't forget about The Cheese Cave Friday night tasting. Get there at 5 when they begin if you want to get a seat and BYO.

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              Papa Bing RE: seal Jul 7, 2012 06:17 AM

              In Between is the best for breakfast, but the Broadway Diner is not far behind. They have pancakes the size of manhole covers.

              Red, Dish and Teak are all good. There are many places. It just depends what you're looking for. And don't be afraid to go 10 or 15 minutes out of Red Bank. There's fine dining, seafood, Italian, as well as, burgers and/or pizza.

            2. MGZ RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 7, 2012 06:23 AM

              Well, there's a decent amount of existing chatter about Red Bank. If you search this board, you can find more detail about several places.

              That being said, my personal favorite spots for food in town these days would be Pho Le for a casual BYO dinner; the Bagel Oven for breakfast to go, and North of the Border for anytime I'm hungry. Other than that, I could pretty much take or leave any other spot in town. Though, on a good night, places like Dish, Via 45, and Bienvenue can serve an acceptable meal - they're just not doing anything really special (except maybe the pate at Bienvenue).

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                MGZ RE: MGZ Jul 7, 2012 06:47 AM

                I suppose it's only fair to add, since you said price doesn't really matter, that just across the bridge in Middletown is Nicholas. I would say that the food there is a full notch above any of the New American offerings in Red Bank - undoubtedly better than Dish, which tends to be significantly less exciting and more tailored to simpler palates.

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                  HillJ RE: MGZ Jul 7, 2012 01:30 PM

                  The only truly disappointing meal I've had all year was dinner at Dish.

                  to the OP, stay away from the pork chop. Took 30 mins for 3 entrees to arrive and by then we were too hungry to argue..but we left very disappointed. Other CH's have raved about the short ribs and coconut cake. Perhaps I made a bad choice. But the other two entrees ( steak and a pasta entree were meh). I hope you have a much better experience.

                  Pho Le, Red, Via45 and the belgium waffle house (take out only) on White Street for a snack all get my vote. A new place on White Street next to the hobby shop serving falafel and gyros has gotten good reviews recently. North of the Border or Soul Kitchen also work for dinner. Inbetween or Broadway Diner work for breakfast.

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                    jrvedivici RE: MGZ Jul 8, 2012 07:55 AM

                    I too would recommend Nicholas in the price doesn't matter category.

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                  Mr. Bingley RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 8, 2012 06:07 AM

                  Basil T's

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                    big1515 RE: Mr. Bingley Jul 8, 2012 09:27 AM

                    Danny's !! for beef

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                      jrvedivici RE: big1515 Jul 10, 2012 05:36 AM

                      Danny's for the sushi that's for sure. I found his steaks and entrees to be hit or miss over the years and have pretty much stopped going there at all at this point. If I do wander in its only sushi for me.

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                        JustJake RE: jrvedivici Jul 10, 2012 09:06 AM

                        Agreed Saw & Conquered. ;-) Sushi and sushi only at Danny's, plus their libations.

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                          Mr. Bingley RE: JustJake Jul 11, 2012 06:15 AM

                          yep, sadly their steak isnt as good as it used to be.

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                    BernieMSY RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 16, 2012 04:50 PM

                    As a frequent Red Bank diner ( I walk into town), I can attest that the two best restaurants in town are Bienvenue and Via 45. Hands down. Everything else is second rate.

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                      fershore RE: BernieMSY Jul 18, 2012 10:58 AM

                      I would add Pho Le to your list of best restaurants in town. Certainly not second rate.

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                        BernieMSY RE: fershore Jul 27, 2012 07:15 AM


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                      aklein RE: grumpyfoodie Jul 31, 2012 06:04 AM

                      one should consider Eurasian Eatery on Monmouth Street

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                        HillJ RE: aklein Jul 31, 2012 06:13 AM

                        aklein, status of EE? Last I read the owners were closing shop. I hope I'm wrong. Their curry lasagna is one of my fav dishes in RB.

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                          aklein RE: HillJ Jul 31, 2012 06:25 AM

                          HillJ.. I hadn't heard that, and if its true I will be crushed. The owners, from what I know, are former employees who bought the place from the original owner. I worried then that the place would become a struggle for them. And, yes, the Crimean Curried Lasagna was among the best plates in town for a long time. My friends and I have been going there forever, they've been open at least 20 years. I'm going to have to investigate this.

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                            HillJ RE: aklein Jul 31, 2012 06:26 AM

                            Please do. The owners are lovely.

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                              jrvedivici RE: aklein Jul 31, 2012 06:27 AM

                              No need to investigate they have been closed for over a month now. Unless someone has just recently (within a week) re-opened it they are closed.

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                                aklein RE: jrvedivici Jul 31, 2012 06:31 AM

                                I just checked their FB page and found it to be true, sad days in RB food history. A little-known gem.

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                                  HillJ RE: aklein Jul 31, 2012 06:33 AM

                                  My absence from RB is showing. Sad day for many, ak.

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