Nice restaurant for Christmas Eve Dinner in Manchester Township?
I'm visiting my Mom in Whiting, NJ for Christmas. I'm looking for a nice restaurant for dinner on Christmas Eve and on 23rd. Any suggestions?
Unfortunately, you're in the middle of the Pine Barrens and there's not much nearby. Your best bet would be to head towards the shore and Route 9 but note that a number of restaurants were damaged from "Sandy" and may not be open. If they're open, Il Giardino Sul www.ilgiardinorestaurant.com Mare in Forked River has excellent Italian cuisine.
I recommend Villa Vittoria in Brick. I eat there frequently. It's the sister restaurant of Il Giardino Sul Mare. Similar menus; both are about the same distance from Whiting.
In either case, a reservation is recommended.
2700 Hooper Avenue
Brick, NJ 08723
Check out Three B's in Lakehurst. Nothing fancy but but very good tavern syle food in a nice setting. As a side note they also have an excellent Italian market in the same plaza.