looking for casual in Freehold, Red Bank area
Chowhounders - my boyfriend and I are looking for casual spots we can go to early Sunday evenings. We go out for a more formal dinner on Sat nite, Via45, American Hotel. etc. We tried Tommy's Coal Fired pizza this past weekend and enjoyed it. Any suggestions for something casual - ie beer/wine and appetizers? If anyone can comment on Danny's steakhouse in Red Bank I would appreciate that too.
Ibby's in Freehold and Red in Red Bank are two of my current favorite spots for a casual dinner.
On Sunday nights sometimes we like to eat the 3 course bar menu meal at Bar N at Nicholas. The dress is relatively casual and $29 for a 3 course lobster dinner is a nice deal.
Mr. Bingley I think you are being generous on the 10 year timeline for Danny’s I’m pretty sure I gave up on their steaks at least 12+ years ago. Did I ever tell you about the time I spent $964. on a dinner for two at Danny’s?
Back on topic!! Lol
Ok I’m not sure what your definition of casual is however not much in Red Bank or Freehold is very formal. Here is what I would rank in Red Bank from least formal to more formal as the list goes;
Walt St. Pub. 180 Monmouth St. (interesting side note I always thought this was Wall St. Pub prior to looking up the address)
The Globe 20East Front St.
Brannigans 14 Warf St.
Murphy’s 26 Broad St.
Dublin House 30 Monmouth
The Downtown 10West Front
Basil T’s 183 Riverside
Red 3 Broad St.
Teak 54 Monmouth St.
Buona Sera 50 Maple Ave.
Those places may be casual, but are you actually endorsing the food at a dump like Walt Street? Yuck! Places like Jamian's and Pho Le will let a beyond casual guy like me in - faded tee shirt, baseball cap, worn out flip-flops and all - without blinking and, more importantly, serve better than average food.
The poster said "Beer wine apps" she didn't say the beer had to be cold the wine had to be served in a wine glass or the apps good!!
I've never stepped foot inside of Jamian's but Pho I don't think serves alcohol and since the first two requests were booze I stuck to all liquor establishments. Come on it was a pretty complete list!!
Walt St. Pub It is pretty bad here but it is as casual as Red Bank get’s so it made the list
The Globe 20East Front St. A step up in both people and food but mostly a burger joint.
Brannigans 14 Warf St. Same as above except with an occasional biker theme.
Murphy’s 26 Broad St. Cheap prime rib / rib eye. (actually not that cheap anymore)
Tommy’s Gallaria You have already been
Dublin House 30 Monmouth Typical Irish Pub…recent renovations make it a decent place to hang
The Downtown 10West Front Probably the best mix of good atmosphere and edible food selections. Just had some $ .50 wings there for happy hour the other day.
Basil T’s 183 Riverside Beisdes Tommy’s the only other pizza joint. I think this place is overpriced but you might like it.
Red 3 Broad St. Getting a little more upscale/trendy. Decent enough place though good food.
Teak 54 Monmouth St. Same as above with Sushi and Asian flair (Monday's use to be half off everything booze and food so that is the night to hit it)
Buona Sera 50 Maple Ave. This is probably the most “formal” of all mentioned. How does one describe Buona Sera…….the bar is beautiful and very comfortable. The food is “good” but not great nor nearly as good as it was years ago. I would say give it a shot it might be to your liking. I would also say if your bored on a Friday or Saturday night and you and the BF like to people watch this is the spot for you!!!!!!! Lmao !!!!! You will have to go there to see what I mean!! Shhhh nobody give it away !!!
You are very funny!! I should've mentioned that I had been to Buena Sera about 2 yrs ago with some girlfriends for dinner and I know what you mean!! 'nuf said. We will try The Downtown and Red 3 and report back. Thanks again - by the way- i enjoyed your write up on the Copper Canyon. We will have to give that a try one night too.
re: corvette johnny
We like pizza (thin & crusty for my boyfriend) - of course we like Italian. He won't eat sushi so that's out but he does eat seafood & fish. We enjoy a good salad and anything that we can share with a glass of wine or a beer. If the place is a BOYB - that's just fine. Thanks!