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Clementines
Clementines
  • Address:
    306 Main Street
    Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717
    Neighborhood:
    Avon-by-the-Sea
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Clementines Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://clementinesavon.com
  • Email: disconj@aol.com
  • Phone: (732) 988-7979
  • Hours of Operation: THERE IS A TWO HOUR TURN AROUND FOR THE FIRST SEATING . NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!______________________________________________


    Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: Two seatings: 6:00pm/6:30pm and 8:00pm/8:30

    THERE IS A TWO HOUR TURN AROUND FOR THE FIRST SEATING NO EXCEPTIONS !!!!!!!!!
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  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Johnson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is also allowed in the municipal court building across the street.
A word from Clementines
THERE IS A TWO HOUR TURN AROUND FOR THE FIRST SEATING .
NO EXCEPTIONS !!!!!!!!!!


Clementine's is a full flavored restaurant with Louisiana style cooking although some dishes are spicy not everything is.CLEMENTINES IS A SMALL RESTAURANT AND CANNOT RESERVE A CERTAIN TABLE THE RESTAURANT IS SETUP TO HOW MANY PEOPLE WE HAVE COMING THAT EVENING . WE WILL TRY TO GIVE YOU THE SUGGETION THAT YOU HAVE IF WE ARE ABLE TO . BUT THIS WILL NOT BE CERTAIN . THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING .BOBBY AND MICHAELContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The usual six of us, it was a Friday night during Lent, so most of us were meatless. (Two of the gang are vegetarians, anyway!) The special was lightly breaded & fried eggplant over mashed potatoes, topped with grilled shrimp, scallops, crawfish and parmesan cream sauce (YUMMY!) There were 4 orders of crabcakes (always great) and the ever popular tenderloin with orange sauce. And of course, we ALL had the seasonal salad."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "First time to Clementine's and had fairly high expectations based on the reviews, but this restaurant actually exceeded them on every count. Extremely friendly and helpful service, eye-popping mardi-gras style decor (right down to the bathroom!), and excellent food from first to last course. This was a one-time trip to Avon, but it will be worth a return just for another meal here!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We are never disappointed at Clementine's. While we like the regular menu a lot, the specialscarecalways interesting. The ravioli and shrimp appetizer was unbelievably good and our friends raved about the soup. But maybe they saved the best for last - the gooey butter cake was decadent....we were fighting for the last bite!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Here is the good - THE FOOD!!!! Things that could be improved - our server!! She was awful, we asked a few simple questions about how something was prepared - she had no clue. She actually got an attitude when she brought out the wrong dessert to our table. You know how a server can make or break a dinner - well she absolutely dampened our experience - but we would not let her ruin our meal! One additional comment about the host - I don't know if he is one of the owners but he should try a smile and a better wardrobe - those muscle tee shirts need to go. And quit yelling " SHUT THE DOOR" across the dining room while people are eating their dinner! Will I return - probably - because of the food - and I will ask for a different server."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Truly a beautiful place; the decor is classic, retro & chic, really special. Also, you can BYOB, but if not they will sell you a bottle of wine. Sadly, the food was less than we expected after reading all the other rave reviews. Calamari app was tender & perfectly cooked with great remoulade. For entrees, we felt the blackened shrimp needed seasoning; the veal was VERY tough and the fried catfish was just a piece of fish over mashed potatoes. For dessert, the Bread pudding must have been heated in a microwave, because it had uneven scorching hot spots and no crisp to it, but the ice cream truffles were luscious. Also, they have a lovely olive tapenade to spread on bread, but the bread is dull & cold. Good ideas, not great execution"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been hearing about Clemintine's for a while and have been wanting to go. My daughter and her boyfriend took us there last weekend for our 27th wedding anniversary. They have been there often and always speak of it so highly and knowing that my husband and I LOVE cajun/creole food. Well it was well worth the wait ... and we will not be waiting too long to go there again! Food and service were both quite remarkable ... we scraped our plates, OK? Well done! Make a reservation and go!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "ABSOLUTELY THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME THERE AND WE WILL BE BACK. SALAD LAMB CHOPS RIBEYE COOKED TO PERFECTION AND WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "chef went out of his way to prepare my favorite which was not on the menu that evening kudos chef micheal"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "No complaints and look forward to returning. The food was very good . . . just not quite "outstanding.""
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was very welcoming and comfortable. The food was great and I would love to patronize the restaurant again especially in the summertime since the neighborhood was very nice."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After looking online for a new restaurant, I came across Clementines in Avon by the Sea.A cajun/creole type of restaurant, of which there are none anywhere in central NJ that i know of. In 60 years I can say I had the best meal of my life. The Veal Clementine was to die for!. All the food was superb, large portions too. We all had to take doggie bags home. Overall a really nice small cozy type of freindly place. Good service, friendly people, large portions and reasonably priced, and outstanding food. Try the Veal Clementine! An absloute home run! The food will knock your socks off! This is my first review of any restaurant,but it was so over the top I had to write a few words. We will definitely be back real soon. Really nice job, guys!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "always a great time. Food was fantastic and it feels like home."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love to visit Clementine's at Mardi Gras. Always enjoy the delicious food and Mardi Gras Parade !!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Ate here for a Mardi Gras experience, the food, the ambience were beyond incredible. Had the Clemintine scallops. Awesome! When they arrived had to make sure I had gotten the appetizer portion there were so many. Had the shrimp and tasso pasta for the entree and still thinking about it three days later. King cake for desert ! Oh what a night! Booyah!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Have been to this quaint restaurant three times . The food, service ,ambiance is awesome! Always a joy!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Once again the food was excellent. Everything from the scallop app to the bread pudding. Portions are large. BYOB always keeps the cost reasonable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our evening there. Great food and service. Really great flavors. A little of everything on the menu. I will definitely return. Decorated for Mardi Gras. Very nice. I recommend it highly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a great place to eat. The staff is great, the food is the best. This is a small cozy eclectic venue that should not be passed by. Everything from the table bread, the apps, dinner thru desert was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has the most delicious New Orleans style food at the shore. The owners and staff are friendly and they do not rush you through dinner. The servings are generous and prepared to perfection. This is where I take friends for a special event."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "great food helpful staff beautiful decore will go back again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had an 8 o'clock reservation and were seated immediately. There was one large group near us quite loud but our server asked them to keep it down a couple of times and they were not a problem. We ordered a seafood appetizer special, a generous portion of fried calamari and scallops. We had shrimp and crawfish etouffee off the menu and one special consisting of shrimp and eggplant with a cream sauce. Both were served over rice. The efouffee featured several large shrimp and small pieces of crawfish. The sauce was spicy but not overpowering, I think a good rendering of a classic Cajun dish. The shrimp and eggplant dish also had several large tasty shrimp and sliced, breaded eggplant. The cream sauce was a bit heavy but overall tasty."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My long time friend and I had dinner at Clementine's recently and everything was great from service to food. This is the second time I have been there and will definitely go back again!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We thought it was a little expensive and the ceasar salad was pretty bad. The main dishes were very tasty though but I guess I was wishing for some sort of creole dish and there was none."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "A special occasion or a date night. You will enjoy the vast selection of fresh cooked entrees . Food with a New Orleans flare. Staff is always accommodating . Would definitely recommend ."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "We have been to Clementine's several times and always try something different but one of us always has the Gumbo! Their menu is varied and they always have several great specials to choose from. We haven't tried anything that we didn't love. Also like the casual atmosphere and fun décor."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We absolutely Love Clementines. The food is phenomenal, with very friendly owners & staff taking good care of us. BYOB, and there is a wine shop a few doors down. Great to go any time for great dinner, or a very special occassion. A wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent as usual. Two first timers with our group loved it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "If you are looking for a more intimate and cozy atmosphere this is the place for you! Unique smaller restaurant that celebrates major holidays with different decorations throughout. Our table of four each had a different entree and they were all above and beyond expectations. This was not my first time here and certainly will not be the last. Make a reservation and BYOB!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We came with a party of four and they took us right in. Amazing food, good service, interesting decor – you can't get much better than this place. I had the crab cake and hush puppies which had a hard crusted fry on them and very tasty. Some others had the chopped meat, seasoned to perfection. Service was friendly."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Dining at Clementines was an incredible experience. The food, atmosphere and service were outstanding. Our waitress Mary enhanced the entire experience. She was personable and gave great recommendations. Make sure you leave room for dessert! It was by far the greatest dessert we have ever tasted. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Clementines' is a great neighborhood restaurant, great ambiance, good food and wine....a nice place for a quiet dinner with friends, loved one or small group that want to enjoy conversation, good food and atmosphere....great location and the wait staff are the best!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Been to Clementines several times and always love it"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The specials this night included crawfish bisque (so good we just about licked the bowls clean) and a grilled pork chop that was so tender & yummy, I hope it's on the menu again. There's was also beef short ribs (one of our favorite winter dishes!) and a flat iron steak that seemed very popular. As usual, a great time, fabulous food!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant many times. The food is spectacular; Bobby the chef is amazing. One of our favorite dishes is the Portabello Mushrrom appetizer. They have many great entrees on the menu to choose from and their specials are always amazing. N'Orlean's cooking at its best. The service was very good; everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. BYO. We will be back. Love this place."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants, the food is consistently good.. Great atmosphere, the Owners & Servers are friendly, welcoming and try to please... I have taken a number of Friends here and they all love it.... Try this restaurant once and I guarantee you'll be coming back..."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The food here was beyond delicious !! Everything was perfect -- from the waiters to the decor to the food. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Never disappointed when I go here! Food, atmosphere and service are always the best!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Michael and Bobby have mastered outstanding dining."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The Christmas decorations were magical and food was terrific. Highly recommend this restaruant to all."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Unique Cajun dishes that were delicious. The portions were also great. You can't miss the gooey butter cake for desert. The wait staff was very attentive, even though the place was full. We will definitely come again and bring our kids."
    Dined on 12/24/2013