Clementines
Clementines

Clementines

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://clementinesavon.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 MICHAEL
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Clementines reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)neighborhood gem (60)special occasion (44)romantic (39)good for groups (23)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Went here for my dad's bday...I've never been to New Orleans, but I imagine this is what the food should taste like...bold flavors, spicy, and memorable! We had a few starters, which were good, but I will focus on the entrees. Table favorite was the Shrimp Tasso. Shrimp and bow tie pasta in a spicy, cream sauce which was out of this world. Huge portion too. The blackened catfish special over potato pancake with crawfish and sausage was delicious as well...flaky, fresh, just the right amount of spice from the sauce and sausage. The jambalaya was delicious but on the spicy side due to the gumbo...be advised if you don't like too much heat (still a great dish). Last 2 dishes were the blackened tuna ( seasonsed and seared well ) and a large piece of salmon over spinach. I will definitely be back to Clementine's when visiting my parents down the shore. A must try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    Bondifamily
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This is my favorite resturant hands down, the food is second to none, it's full of ambiance and charm and the staff and owners are wonderful people. A true Gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angie
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Appitizers were great. Dinner was delicious. Desserts were super. The decor delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome...as usual!
    dgnjVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    When you go to Clementine's, there is no doubt you will always have a great meal..and it is a BYO!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret by the sea
    scout
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    charming little restaurant... decorated beautifully for fall, makes me want to go back to see what they do for christmas! food was excellent! fried oysters were the best i ever had! i recommend the gooey butter cake for dessert, it's menu description does it no justice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Creole food
    JimR
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had wanted to try Clementine's for awhile. The exterior has a nice curb appeal. It gives the impression of a place that pays attention to detail, and likely serves a good meal. Inside, the atmosphere is very casual, like a joint straight out of the bayou. It's an idiocracy of mine, but first impressions are really important. They didn't make a good one when the bread basket came out cold (really chilly; it was clearly leftover from the earlier seating; warm bread is so easy and takes any restaurant up a notch), but we stuck around and are glad we did. Forgiving the bread, we were rewarded with an interesting menu of Creole classics: gumbo, jambalaya, etouffe, and a few things of the chef's design. Everything we ate was first rate. I had the crawfish etouffe and my wife had the jambalaya. The portions were generous. The service was excellent without being obstrusive. We will definitely return. Try the grilled shrimp, and if you are offered the option of topping your meal with fried oysters, don't pass it up. They were delicious. This place gets the strongest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, pricey but worth it
    MillstoneFriends
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place was recommended to us by several people and thankfully we finally made it. Outside looked amazing. Four good friends who eat out regularly. Appetizers-butternut squash soup that was a meal to itself, delicious. Two had shrimp roulade, one scallops, spicy but all loved it. Entrees. Catfish prepared blackened or fried, very generous size pieces over mashed potatoes, excellent. I had tuna steak over garlic mashed potatoes, prepared beautifully. Sliced strip steak prepared as requested, wonderful. Shared two desserts, both involved chocolate and ice cream, they were very good. BYOB. Our waitress was terrific. Arrived at 6:30, left about 8:45, not rushed. Inside also decorated for fall, very pretty. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The specials included steak empanadas (appetizer) which were delicious! My entree was eggplant, shrimp & crayfish scampi (It was SO GOOD), another special was blackened catfish ( also described as great). There were 2 crab cake dinners, a blackened salmon, and the ever popular shortribs. ( We're happy the cooler weather means the shortribs are on the menu!). Another great meal at our favorite place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    Capspage1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This was our first visit to this BYOB in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ. With its emphasis on authentic New Orleans cuisine, we were somewhat apprehensive of asking friends to join us in case they were not familiar with hot and spicy New Orleans style cooking. No worries since the chef and server explained each menu item in detail tableside. Everything that we ordered was fabulous!! Absolutely worth further visits to sample more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was amazing. It came out hot and everything was cooked perfectly. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Rosie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my third time at Clementines and once again it did not disappoint. Brought a friend for his birthday, his first time there, and he thought it was fabulous and of course, the Halloween decorations were incredible!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality remains high
    1stimerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    From the apps to dinner to dessert, the food was great--just like always. We were there before Halloween, so that was the decor. It changes with every holiday. Our server was quite good too, and we were seated in the second room, as we requested. All in all a great meal. We'll certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    Louwheezie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our second time back and it didn't disappoint! From the Grouper special to the Veal Clementine to the Eggplant with Shrimp to the Salmon….excellent, excellent, excellent!!! The fried calamari was tender and sweet and the Gelati Truffles (we each got a different flavor) was wonderful! The only disappointment was the special appy that was cheese nuggets coated with crushed pretzels….really a glorified fried mozzarella stick. It was tasty but nothing special. Great ambience! Will definitely return!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our first visit to this fine eatery--everyone loved the food and atmosphere--we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience
    byobrestaurantlover
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Original plan was a romantic anniversary dinner but decided to include our 17 year old twins. We all loved our entrees and the brie appetizer was to die for - especially loved the accompanying fresh fruit with honey drizzled atop. Not a pork fan but tasted my husband's and it was the best I've ever tasted - moist and flavorful! My steak was perfect and the kids loved their catfish and dauphne potatoes. The light bulb was shining in my eye and the manager quickly got up on a ladder to adjust it. Wonderful service and ambiance was so relaxing and different. Big Plus being A BYOB establishment. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aggie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we go to Clementines at least five times a year. One of our favorites in the area. Love the decor and the food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    hootie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first visit to Clementine's and it was fantastic! Great food and great friendly service! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinoD
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and absolutely one of the best on the Jersey Shore. The food is consistently excellent and the ambiance well maintained with seasonal changes in decorating. The wait staff has a way of providing service in a very familial way making you feel comfortable and relaxed. I don't know of a better place for an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Premo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great creole food, awesome, eclectic Halloween decoration display. Order any dish with scallops - stand out scallop appetizer and/or salad. But table should not be cleared by man with shorts and t shirt, even if he could be owner. Notably unprofessional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    SirEatsoutalot
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Clementines is a unique, adorable restaurant with nothing but character and fantastic food. Everything is cooked and served perfectly. Owners and staff are friendly and genuinely enjoy the customers. They go above and beyond to make your dining experience wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clementines is the best!
    ShoreFoodie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I am never disappointed with Clementines. The food is the best at the shore! The decor always reflects the season and the staff and owners go out of their way to make your dining experience enjoyable. Whether it's an anniversary, a birthday or just a night out - I can always count on Clementines for a great meal. BTW, the veal clementine is to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Judy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants at the shore. Have never been disappointed. Went Saturday night and had a red pepper salad with scallops that was to die for. Could have had that for my dinner, and large enough to share. The scallops literally melted in your mouth. I had the crab cakes which were also very good. They have a short rib entre that my husband said is one of the best he has ever had. The décor in the restaurant is very cool and especially at Christmas time. Make sure you save room for the delicious deserts. We have taken the kids here and they always ask to go back when we are taking them out for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dianne & Jim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Outstanding food as always and great service they always make you feel welcome. Love going during a holiday because that decorate the place so great. Its fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Passing through the area, this ended up an experience beyond our expectations and a wonderful change of pace from the usual American/Italian/Seafood offerings. The food was creative, very flavorful and fresh (this includes the Gooey Cake dessert). Portions were more than ample. Service was friendly and attentive; the key being that whoever saw you needed something was happy to help (there was none of this "not my station" nonesense). This also turned out to be a bring your own wine place with no corkage charge (despite that they provided an ice bucket and proper glassware). We now need to find a reason to be back in the area. We ordered from the daily specials; there were several things on the regular menu we would like to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lousiana style cooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have been to Clementines a number of times. Consistently good food and service. Great descriptions of specials. If you like blackened fish they have it down perfect. Étouffée has just the right blend of spices. Plenty of plane dishes for those who want it simple. Recommend gelato for dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feast for eyes & stomach
    annieeatsat7
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband,daughter & I dined for the second time at this little gem Sat. nite. Loved it even more. Husband had chopped steak & they actually did it more rare than medium-which he loved. Our daughter had broiled salmon w/ asparagus-she's a big salmon fan & she gave it an eager thumbs up. I had grilled chicken & shrimp & thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was friendly & professional. Ambience can't be beat & the bathrooms are a MUST SEE !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamaicans
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was the first time for my husband an I .The food and service was excellent. Our waitress Mary was just wonderful, making suggestions and guiding us thru the menu. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pick!
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have always been satisfied at Clementine's. And any friends that go with us are always happy with everything also.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service
    BYOBLover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent BYOB option! The food was great and the staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Oceangrove1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. Amazing scallops as appetizer. Crawfish etoufee was delicious. Cajun rib eye was over cooked, wanted it medium rare but was more medium to well done. We did not send it back or make comment. Ann Marie was delightful, helpful and considerate. Desserts were awesome. Pistachio truffle and coconut ice cream were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing cajun food
    hnoeleats
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Seriously the best Cajun meal I have outside of New Orleans! Excellent, solicitous service with wait staff that really know the menu. Fresh fish and delicious choices!! Do not leave without getting the popcorn shrimp/crawfish! Not a low cal low fat meal but worth every bite!! Quality food with a real home town neighborhood feel. BYO BTW so bring your wine or beer!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Fabulous food and very unique to nj decor! Nice find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    Paddie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We have been to Clementines many times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. From the moment you walk in you will be thrilled by the decor ! The food is New Orleans inspired and there is something for every taste. They always have specialty salads and special entries and of course great deserts! Chef Bobby does a great job and Michael will make you feel at home !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why we dine out
    swanVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Clementine's is the consumate dining experience. The servers are friendly, knowledgable and highly competent. The food is delicious and the portions are huge so sharing is encouraged. The place itself is a quirky, cozy homage to New Orleans. All together it's just a fabulous place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • blondie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    food is outstanding one of our favorite restaurants
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    MichArela
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was phenomenal and the service was fantastic! I had the grilled salmon and it was the best I've ever had. The portion sizes were a little bigger than expected which was awesome. I'll definitely dine here again and would recommend it to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Wentbacxs
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great funky decor - warm and friendly service and tremendous food! Cannot wait to go back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    BucksLadyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've dined at Clementines several times over the past few years. The dishes are always interesting and absolutely delicious. Our server, Mary, was excellent in her food description as well as her recommendations. She reminded us that salads and apps are large and can be shared. 5 of the six of us had the special Blackened Catfish and the special Eggplant entrees. OUTSTANDING! The Buttered cake for dessert is to die for!! Also enjoyed the con leche. I did not make any special requests when booking so I'm not faulting the restaurant on this: We were a table of 6. I should have asked for a round table in other room. We were at the rectangle table on left side and it was a bit tight. Round is always better if available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The decor is pure NOLA and the food was delicious. Our first visit and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food but .......
    Foodies6364
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We are regulars at this restaurant- absolutely LOVE the food- have never been disappointed nor has anyone we have taken there. BUT-on this night the service was slow. The restaurant was very busy, and there were only 2 waitresses. It took at least 25 minutes for the waitress to take our order. Some of the entrees were on the cooler side when it was delivered - we were a large party and maybe they were waiting for all the food to be done so they could deliver it at the same time to us?? The problem with this restaurant is the one owner - he is sometimes so friendly and other times so downright short tempered and nasty. He has been that way to us and to others. You never know if you are going to be greeted by Dr.Jekyll or Mr. Hyde!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.