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

Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.artisanstomsriver.com/
  • Phone: 7322447566
  • 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: American, Italian, 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 7322447566
  • 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 Club
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Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (7)notable wine list (7)good for groups (7)romantic (6)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    Millie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our favorite place to eat. We are never disappointed, food is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great early bird specials
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The early-bird special is a really good deal. Eggplant parmesan was excellent, and they didn't mind at all when I asked to substitute spaghetti for the penne pasta. Waitress was very attentive and friendly. The place also offers daily specials.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer !
    fjfjddjd
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The beer was great and the food was awesome! The staff is really nice and really friendly. The deserts were incredible!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and enjoyable
    Carla
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The restaurant has an Italian kitchen feel to it. The food was good. We dined in the much quieter dining room which was away from the bar where it was very lively. Casual and enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $10 Monday Specials
    PittsburghDining
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A business meal worth expensing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find!
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely will go back...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies night Weds. a great surprise
    Jill
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bla
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Very disorganized. Very disappointed. Third time isn't a charm. Wrong daily menus, wrong check out tabs. The list goes on.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Former favorite
    Delicious
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill reviews archive.
  • Millie
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Great as usual, one of our favorites. Food and service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Millie
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    THis is one of the best restaurants in Toms River. Love the place
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Good Price
    Patty
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food,service and
    Millie
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Wonderful food,service and ambience. I always enjoy eating at Artisan's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice interior design
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Very nice interior design and great food and great service. Will come back again and recommend to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Surprise
    Sibby
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Really enjoyed our food. Everyone got different meals and the consensus was... Delicious on all count!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Unntom
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Outstanding restaurant with great service and the the best food in the area! Two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine By the Glass Too Expensive
    sunshine38
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but not great beer
    Willy
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Addsomebacon
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; great service.
    Unntom
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was visiting for the weekend
    Hanna
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice
    Murphy
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mini Reunion
    TheQueen
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    Bttrflykisses3
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food was good and the restraint and staff were all warming and welcoming. Would def. go back and recommend to friends and family. :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do Not Bother
    Dineof10
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toms River Favorite
    happycustomerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Great service.
    Jakefd
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food nice atmosphere
    Nano1
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We enjoyed our dinner I felt entrees were a little over priced considering soup or salad did not come with a meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Mediocre
    Pearl
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service and very noisy
    JMac
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a large group for lunch
    Liketoeat
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We had a large group for lunch - the service was great - the food excellent and the prices extremely reasonable. Love the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Italy
    brodotavern
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time visit
    Tscpsych
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reminded me of Olive Garden.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    Eileen
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We enjoyed our dining experience and would recommend Artisan's to others. On-line reservation system was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Artisan's. Never had
    Jimdoc58
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We love Artisan's. Never had a bad meal or experience, the Wine Club is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Find
    couponcutie
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Stuff
    MyFavoriteVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Food is always good. Specials keep getting better. We eat here at least twice a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.