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Sep 25, 2013 04:20 PM

BRICK HOUSE Tavern & Tap Opening in Neptune rt 66

Sign is now up....wont be long..

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  1. I went to the one in South Plainfield once. Didn't like anything about it.

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    1. re: ebchower

      Where in South Plainfield is there one?

      Neptune Rt. 66? Is this a new build or did it take over that place that went out near the Home Depot, it was only there for like 6 months so I don't even recall the name, across from Wallmart.

      1. re: jrvedivici

        Stelton Road, in the former Bennigans location. I went once when they first opened.

        1. re: jrvedivici

          jrvedivici - You are thinking of East Coast Cookery that replaced Boston's. Brick House will be located on a new pad site on 66 outside of the Jersey Shore Outlets.

          1. re: bgut1

            Gracias, do you have any feed back on East Coast Cookery? That's just a bad area.......although a few miles east on 66 is MJ's which took over the old Beacon Street, which was there forever, but failed, and now MJ's is knocking them dead.

            1. re: jrvedivici

              Is MJ's knocking them dead? I've driven by countless times, but haven't stopped in. There's probably a thread around here somewhere, but it just never caught my eye. Last time I was in that space was in 1988 to see Rich Meyer - one man, one guitar, one good time. I wonder what happened to that guy.

                1. re: Tapas52

                  Thanks for the link Tapas. His schedule page isn't updated, but I hope he's still making the rounds.

                2. re: jsfein

                  I am not a fan of the MJ's brand, but from what I have heard they are doing a very good business. It still blows my mind that MJ's took over the Buttonwood Manor in Matawan.

                  1. re: jsfein

                    Had a good experience at MJ's in Neptune yesterday. Food was good, not outstanding, but good quality for the price. Wife had shrimp tacos and I had fish tacos. The bar was full of Ranger fans for the game. Server was attentive and quick. Three people ate and drank for $59. Decent lunch place after shopping at the outlet mall.

                    1. re: jsfein

                      He is still around. I know he plays at Kerwins Tavern in Middlesex on a semi regular basis.

                    2. re: jrvedivici

                      How Is It A Bad Area? if It Is Then Why Are So Many stores/Restaurants Opening/Succeeding there?

                      1. re: jDemp42

                        Perhaps area wasn't the right term, location is what I meant, that specific location nothing has had luck in. The "area" is fine, sorry.

              1. Good,,, close to home cant wait!!

                1. It's a new building on 66 in front of the outlet stores.

                  1. Is there anything to distinguish this place from all the other chain type pubs/taverns out there?

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                    1. re: equal_Mark

                      This place is going for the man-cave atmosphere. If that's your thing you might like it.

                        1. re: Tapas52

                          Every time I pass Applbee's or TGI Fridays they are packed. This morning there was a line outside in sub freezing temps waiting to get into Amy's House of Mediocre Food in Long Branch.

                          “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” - H.L. Mencken [substitute "taste" for "intelligence"]

                          1. re: equal_Mark

                            Mark - I don't disagree with your premise but Amy's breakfast is more than adequate (or dare I say pretty good). As for Brickhouse the place isn't about the food for me (which on the whole is barely passable) it's about the draft beer selection. A couple pints of Kane along with an order of their decent soft pretzels and I'm good.

                      1. re: equal_Mark

                        Learned something new there today for lunch regarding your question on how they try to distinguish themselves from other restaurants. As i'm sitting there I see a lot of people walking out with what looks like to-go drink cups. I said, "are people that cheap that they're taking their drinks (non-alcoholic obviously) to go??" Apparently they give a complimentary cup of what you were drinking (non alcoholic) to go. I happened to see a lot today because it was lunchtime during the week, so most people were on their lunch from work and of course aren't drinking, drinking. If you check their menu out online, you'll see they have food offerings that you won't find in an those other chain restaurants. Also as jrvedivici mentioned in another reply they have $1 cans of beer served in a paper bag, unfortunately it has to be Pabst, which I find disgusting, but others like it so if you like Pabst you're in luck! Pic is of the Greek Meatballs. Seasoned ground lamb/beef on top of a slice of cucumber and garlic toast served with fresh arugula. It was good.

                      2. Had lunch there Sunday 1/19/14. They have a varied menu, including a brunch menu on Sundays. I had Pork meatballs, sweet/spicy shrimp, & Soft pretzels served w/3 dipping sauces for apps (shared w/friends). I had Proscuitto Eggs benedict for my main. They have a lot of beers including a list of local brews. Had a bloody mary w/pickled vodka and guiness. Good if you like the taste of pickle juice. It was topped with a deviled egg/salami/&cheese. All the items were good, and the pricing wasn't bad at all. If you're a lesbian or Heterosexual man there are very attractive female servers; at this location any how. Aside from her attractiveness and more importantly our server was good and those that assisted her seemed competent. Will definitely go back, especially over the local Applebees, MJ's, or Ruby Tuesday's. Looking forward to trying their Fried olives, double cut pork chops, Beer Bong & Kobe burger.

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                        1. re: jDemp42

                          Wtf was that about the servers???? Can you go over that again for us?


                          1. re: JustJake

                            I think they are hotties!!

                            The bloody mary sounds pretty interesting, I might have to stop by and check this place out. Was the only difference in Prosciutto Eggs Benedict the meat or were there other differences vs. traditional Eggs Benedict?

                            1. re: jrvedivici

                              Just the meat, and the hollandaise sauce had a bit of a kick (spicy) that I appreciated.

                            2. re: JustJake

                              For the most part they were all very attractive and fit very well into their snug jeans, and tight polo tops. And like I said they seemed competent and personable to boot.