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Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill
Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill

Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.artisanstomsriver.com
  • Phone: (732) 244-7566
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Steven M. Farley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let us cater your next affair! Artisan's is the perfect location for birthdays, baptisms, anniversaries, any private or corporate celebration. You can reserve a small section or the entire restaurant depending on the size of your event. Our attention to detail is what makes us stand out from the crowd. Whether a simple buffet or an elaborate dinner, our staff is dedicated to providing the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Discover the cuisine and hospitality that defines Artisan's. Contact our in house events coordinator to discuss your needs and arrange a tour. 732-244-7566
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accomodate private parties from 10 - 100 people
  • Private Party Contact: Peter Gregorakis (732) 244-7566
  • Entertainment: Artisan's has live entertainment most Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Check our website for the most updated entertainment schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bey Lea
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking Lot. Self Parking.
A word from Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill
At Artisan's you can enjoy real, homemade classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, along with creative specials from the finest seasonal ingredients. As always, we offer 8 or more homemade desserts. We also offer the juiciest burgers and crispiest pizzas in town, complemented by our great list of house brewed beers, and an extensive wine collection. After dinner, we invite you join Ocean County's only private cigar lounge, Mug Club & Wine ClubContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had the $10 Spanokopita (they call it Spinach Pie) with sauteed veggies - Just the right blend of feta and spinach to my taste filling a large flaky golden brown filo. My wife had a $10 grilled chicken with sauteed veggies - Nicely done healthy and another good value. We both shared a $10 full bottle of Pinot Grigio - undistinguished Italian labor but fine for our tastes. Even with a 20% tip we left relaxed and very pleasantly filled for under $40."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I had been staying in Toms River to provide I.T. training, and mapped out a number of restaurants on Google Maps to try out while I was there, in order to avoid having to eat fast food every day. One of them was particularly appealing: Artisan Brewpub. The pictures and description made it out to be a fancy restaurant with strong ambiance and character, and I was not disappointed. The walls have mural-style paintings or frescoes of brewery scenes in a Romantic vein. The tables and chairs, and booths, are of a dark wood, though in a modern style, and throughout the dining area, most of the rooms had a wine rack (cellar style). The food was wonderful (gnocchi bolognese), the wine and beer pairings were spot on. Well done!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "From the outside it may look like a chain eatery (it formerly was), but this brew pub is quite special. I came on the Monday for a ten dollar entrée which was very good. I wanted to try the stronger ale and for 2 dollars more than a pint, got a whole pitcher; Very good food at great prices! Coreen provided excellent service and gave some good information about the beer and the quality of the food."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our time here. It took a little while for our waitress to first come and introduce herself but from then on things moved at a regular pace. Everyone was friendly, we liked the atmosphere, beer was great (nive size tastings). Food was just a little pricey if we didn't have the living social coupon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We decided to try Artisan's Brew and Italian Grill for the first time. Our meals were delicious. Best of all...it was LADIES NIGHT (Wednedsay) and everything was half price! A great value at a great price!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very disorganized. Very disappointed. Third time isn't a charm. Wrong daily menus, wrong check out tabs. The list goes on."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This has been a favorite of ours for many years. I do not know what happened, but on Wednesday night the service was awful. We had 4 friends with us for a pre-theater dinner and it seemed as though we were invisible. I spoke with the hostess in the beginning and even that did not help. We do hope that this was a one time experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great as usual, one of our favorites. Food and service is wonderful."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "THis is one of the best restaurants in Toms River. Love the place"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We went out for dinner kind of last minute and we wanted to go close buy so we chose Artisan's. It was a really delicious meal and our server was especially nice. We will visit this place again. Reasonable prices too."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Wonderful food,service and ambience. I always enjoy eating at Artisan's."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Very nice interior design and great food and great service. Will come back again and recommend to family and friends."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our food. Everyone got different meals and the consensus was... Delicious on all count!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Outstanding restaurant with great service and the the best food in the area! Two thumbs up!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were a group of 5 with reservations for an early dinner. Three of us ordered Rodney Strong Pinot Noir @ $12 per, one Merlot @ $10, and a house wine Chardonnay @7. I cannot understand how this local restaurant justifies charging $12 for a glass of wine. The $10 Merlot is almost acceptable and $7 is acceptable. The service was good, food was okay, especially being early bird, rolls were barely passable. I would try the restaurant again and request a price list for wines by glass or bottle before ordering. I may skip the wine and try one of their brewery beers."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food here was really good, it was done and seasoned properly, the soup I had was to die for. However claiming to be a micro brewery and then not being able to deliver quality craft beer, has me wondering if they should replace their brewmaster because I get to taste craft beer around the country and what they brought to the table was nothing special."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My wife and I go to Artisan's often for lunch and dinner because it never disappoints. They are great at the basics e.g. chicken Marsala to eggplant but they also have delicious delicious specialties. The roasted Brussel Sprouts are a personal fav. The house beer selection is almost all great and the wine list is ample. Try the salads. They are the best in town by far."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The entre choices were different, not the usual fare. They were well explained by the knowledgeable server. The food arrived in a timely fashion and as advertised. Delicious with great service. Good Job, well done."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I was visiting for the weekend and looking for something romantic and different. I found this place and was really excited because the menu looked interesting, having a variety of ingredients used at higher end restaurants. The food was very bland, pizza having next to no flavor, even just a touch of salt to the dough would've made a huge difference. Beer selection was extremely limited considering it's a brewery. Overpriced considering it tasted extremely bland. Atmosphere was very loud, not at all good for a romantic evening. Very comparable to eating at an Olive Garden except the food at Olive Garden typically has more flavor than here. Not really a worthwhile dining experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I liked everything about the Artisian except for the noise level. We could not easily converse at the table. I have no problem with children in a restaurant, but they should remain seated and not be allowed to round around the table and/or restaurant. The food was excellent and our server, Josh, was EXCELLENT!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I currently live in Florida, and while visiting my home state of New Jersey, I arranged a gathering of eleven of my closest friends and family for lunch at Artisan's. They served delicious food, the staff was friendly, and I'd like to give a special shout out to our fabulous waiter, Josh. I would definitely recommend Artisan's, and hopefully visit again the next time I'm in New Jersey. We had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The food was good and the restraint and staff were all warming and welcoming. Would def. go back and recommend to friends and family. :)"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My wife and I went for a New Year's Eve dinner. We had 8:00 PM reservations but arrived at 7:45 and were promptly seated. The staff was very friendly and the waitress did her best to make us comfortable. We ordered a bottle of Prosecco to start with and were immediately discouraged. The so called prosecco was actually a spumati blend and was quite awful. The menu was very limited with very little variety. We started with appetizers and had not even finished our appetizers when our entrees came! They really pushed to get us out of there.We were done with dinner by 8:25!!! All in all, the limited menu, the meh food quality and the rushed feeling we got from the staff i would not recommend this place to anyone. Many other choices in the area."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in Toms River. The chef offers a varied menu of American cuisine and the kitchen is consistent in preparing these delicious appetizers and entrées."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We were trying to find a restaurant that was midway between one group coming from south jersey and one group coming from central jersey. We made the right choice. We were all pleasantly surprised and had an enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We enjoyed our dinner I felt entrees were a little over priced considering soup or salad did not come with a meal."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "If the appys tasted better I would have rated it higher. Fried artichokes had no seasoning on them, very bland. Grilled octopus was raw and tough. The Duck breast two people had was a little better and my Portobello mushroom ravioli was very tasty. But we would not come back. Very pricey. Cost us $110 per couple."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I'm not sure if they were just having an off night, but the service was extremely slow and unattentive. Food was okay at best and it was also very noisy. Could barely hold a conversation with the people I was having dinner with. Won't be rushing back anytime soon."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had a large group for lunch - the service was great - the food excellent and the prices extremely reasonable. Love the place."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My wife and I enjoyed all aspect of the Artisan's. We felt like we were back in Italy, except a better beer selection. Please let the waiter pick the dessert. YUUUMMMMM!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Went here for dinner with college friends after finding it on a NJ craft beer website. The beer was tasty as was the food. Their grilled veggies were nicely done. Not mushy like can easily happen. I have already recommended Artesians to a friend who lives in the area."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We came with a reservation and were seated in a side dining area, like unruly children. We were given water in Coke glasses. Food was ok, service was ok. Although not very memorable, I am willing to give it another shot."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience and would recommend Artisan's to others. On-line reservation system was great."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We love Artisan's. Never had a bad meal or experience, the Wine Club is great."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We had dinner there for the first time on Saturday nite. The overall appearance of the restaurant was very appealing. I was there when it was Basil T's. Very different!!!! The food was excellent, I thought a little pricey.The service was good. We went into the bar area after and some drinks. The entertainment was great, because we love "the oldies".It did not blast you out. We would return again."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Food is always good. Specials keep getting better. We eat here at least twice a month."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "I often dine at Artisans: with friends for lunch and with my husband for dinner. The food is delicious ( I love the farro salad for lunch!), the wait staff is friendly and the service is good."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Been going here for many years. Food is always good. Recent meal was even better with the Citrus Garlic chicken special. Hope it stays on the menu. Micro brews are the best."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "We are long-time patrons of Artisans; we've been dining here through its several incarnations. The current chef is doing an excellent job of providing interesting entrées that are not overworked and are delicious! The black grouper which is currently on the menu has been my summer favorite. The service is consistently good and friendly. It's one of the best, if not the best, in Toms River."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "As always, excellent food and service. A great place! All the staff are friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 9/13/2013