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Copper Canyon
Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecoppercanyon.com
  • Phone: (732) 291-8444
  • Hours of Operation: Due to high volume of reservations on Fridays and Saturdays, reservations before 8:00pm have a two hour turn time.

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - close,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Michael Krikorian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for our special packages with our hotel! Make a night out of it and experience the difference! Call for more details and to make your reservations today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Boulevard
  • Public Transit: SeaStreak Ferry is just two blocks from Copper Canyon and the Blue Bay Inn. A short 40 minute ride from NYC!
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: With ample street parking and a municipal parking lot down the street, you will not have a problem finding parking for your visit to Copper Canyon!
A word from Copper Canyon
Copper Canyon is the official restaurant of the Blue Bay Inn. Offering incredible southwestern cuisine and a tequila bar like no other, this award winning venue is most famously known for its pasilla pepper steak, crab cakes, and signature margaritas!

A 2011 & 2012 James Beard nominee, chef and owner, Michael Krikorian keeps things fresh and creative with amazing flavors in every dish.

A superior tequila bar with over 150 tequilas also allows for unique flights and tequila tastings regularly.

Tequila Dinners are a great way to try both the incredible food and some fine tequilas specifically paired with one another.

Still no sign on the door, 15 years later, Copper Canyon has built and maintained this business by word of mouth. Only horseshoes on the doors let you know that you have arrived at the one and only Copper Canyon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Great experience/food. One exception, we were asked to vacate the table when we were done with our meal by maitre'd. He was kind of rude about it. He should have offered to buy us a drink at the bar, since we just spent $200+ on dinnner for 4. Instead, he told us to just go to the bar for a drink"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Very disappointed with our meal. Guacamole and chips were a good start. Everything after that was downhill."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was clearly understaffed. Our appetizers were never delivered. We had to flag down our waitress to get our drinks. Four of the five people in our party ordered steak and they were all dry. Very disappointing, especially for the prices we paid!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I went here for a birthday celebration. The food was very good, three of our party had the NY Strip steak which seemed to be a popular choice. I had the shrimp tostada which was also very good. My only complaint is the noise level. "Energetic" doesn't really describe it. "Deafening" works better. I spent most of the night trying to read everyone's lips! Might be better for lunch."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "the best Mexican style food anywhere and the kitchen will tame the spice if requested, very important. The crab cake is to die for!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We always get a great table with great service. The food is delicious. I love the crab cakes... PURE CRAB! Wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We chose the restaurant based on a friend's recommendation. It was outstanding! Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The restaurant decor is minimalistic and done in a way that you will not be distracted from the quality and taste of the food. The crab cake and the strip steak are MUST haves. Great for a summer evening dinner as the water is only 2 blocks away"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fun place to gather for a group night out. Unique menu choices. Some better than others. Very loud."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Copper Canyon is very unique. Huge tequila menu. Interesting food choices. Margaritas are good and strong. Ordered about 5 apps. Favorites were the stuffed chilis, southwest spring rolls (though could use a dipping sauce). The jalapeno caesar salad was very plain, couldn't taste any jalapeno in it at all. Love their bar/lounge but it isn't open every night. When it is, they often have a great piano player. This is one of my favorite places to go in the area for drinks."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food is simple and delish. Will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It's been a few years since we visited this area. There were a few restaurants we wanted to visit. We were a little disappointed. The service was good, not great. The food was not nearly as good as we remembered, it used to be outstanding. All in all an average experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This is 3rd time to this restaurant and food ALWAYS great....the crab cakes and shrimp risotto are excellent!!!! Guac is also to die for :-)"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Best tottilla chips ever. Calamari is too soggy but had good flavor. Fish tacos were excellent as well as the pork chop and lamb chops. Great margherita. We didn't have dessert only because we were too full from cleaning our plates. This was our 4th experience and is definitely a keeper,"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Always a great dinner at Copper Canyon and by far the best guacamole, salsa and chips in any local eatery. Great Job and see again soon!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Excellent service, excellent food, wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Our lunch @ 2PM was amazing. We sat at a smal table with a window, everything came out fast- and we were starving! We ordered the baked brie, AMAZING crab cake, shrimp fajitas, guac and salsa. Soooo perfectly cooked and spiced. Smokin' margarita on point and 3 tequila flight shots- Sol Dios, Siembra Azul and Corazon- chilled with fresh lime = PERFECTO!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The place was recommended by several people, so we decided to give a try. We were two couples that finally got to hang out without kiddies. Arrived on time for 6 o'clock reservation. After we asked to give a minute to decide on the menu, the waiter told us " so, just you know, the time is limited at this table. The table is reserved for the next seating and I would appreciate if you could make decisions a little faster". I was in shock and lost any interest to be there... I should say the good mood was "killed". The food was good, the drinks were really good, but the relaxing mood never came back. After our dinner time, the two tables next to us were empty, no one came to "claim" the tables we sat at."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been a few times now. Nice ambiance, cozy. First time we went we ordered an app and entree - we were so stuffed after the drinks too. Yummy food but lots of it (however it is a bit pricey so for the amount of food you get, it measures to the cost). Bring your appetite or just order one or two appetizers, which is what we did the last time so we were comfortable by the end. Great spot."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Copper Canyon is noted for its extensive tequila list. However, if your a tequila novice, do not expect any assistance from the wait staff (or at least the waiter for our table). The waiter had little patience for questions and even fewer suggestions. Additionally, when we attempted to place our order for apps first, and then later our entrees, our waiter told us that we had to place the entire order at once. This "rule" however, did not seem to apply to adjacent tables served by the same waiter."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Appetizers, soup, salads, small plates, regular plates - all good, all the time."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Good food, attentive service, very noisy. Excellent margaritas!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Copper canyon is a great restaurant if you enjoy a delicious margarita and guacamole. You will enjoy this restaurant right from the start! Begin with their somewhat spicy sausage quesadilla and yummy guacamole for appetizers then either crab came or choose from either their shrimp or chicken fajitas for a dinner. End off with their pecan pie with ice cream which is to die for! You will definitely leave this restaurant satisfied!!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food remains good; however, the kitchen is extended by offering the full menu to the hotel lounge next door. Wait times for the food and between courses are extended. Will probably not go back for a while."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a terrific dinner with outstanding, friendly, and knowledgeable service! The crab cake is the best we have tasted and with chunky crabs and not overpowered by fillers and sauce and the Across the Street Tequila prepared us for the wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great food and great service!! Crab cakes took a little while to come out but it's worth it! The fact that the crab was fresh made all the difference! The steak is a must have! Also, I have no idea why people were complaining about the service... The waitress, hostess, and bartender were all very courteous and helpful!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We travel 45-60 Minutes to get to Copper Canyon for their pork chop which has their secret rub. The rub adds just the right amount of heat and flavor. When you cut into the chop, it's so moist- you won't believe how tender it is. Their guacamole is also fresh and full of flavor. Their bar has about 200+ tequilas- heaven on earth. It's worth the drive. Make sure you make a reservation."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Wonderfully flavorful and beautifully presented southwestern cuisine. I loved The chef's interpretation of this style cuisine. A must go to restaurant. Can't wait to return to try another dish!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Love the bar area. We always try to arrive early to enjoy the recommendations of the knowledgeable bar staff from their EXTENSIVE Tequila selection. Simp,e homemade Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole are addictive! Across the board, hosts, servers, bartenders, wait staff are all attractive, neat, and professional. There are too many small plates, so try to bring a group so you can try a little of everything. Never had a disappointing main course....Steak is killer, rissotto is perfect, even the fajitas far transcend the typical ho-hum tex mex joints. Always a great experience!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • ". We took our children with us this time for the first time and we shared a few of their classics...tuna, fish taco , Brie and lam chops. Our server Tony was very accommodating and pleasant. The food is always unique and delicious. You pay more but it is worth it as a special treat. I do love going during the week..you are not rushed and it gives you time to truly enjoy the food and your company."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Always happy with our dinner there! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "This restaurant always delivers. There was a comfortable crowd of adults and children on this midweek excursion. The shrimp risotto with Chorizo and Spinach was so savory and delicious I am going back again next week. My wife always gets the Chile Rellenos with goat cheese and almonds. It is an unlikely pairing that is rich and creamy and worth the 15 minute trip to this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Great dinner here last night with table of four. Started the night off with tequila flights- Sol Dios, Milagro and Corazon (chilled with Lime- So great!) Crab cake was AMAZING, huge chunks of crab meat, butter, toasted. Best guacamole i have ever had, no too salty of seasoned- Chips have a slight spice, making them great! Others had the brie app, said it was just okay. Chicken and Shrimp fajitas for entree, perfectly seasoned and cooked, enough to take home for lunch the next day. Others had the Pasaprilla steak- AMAZING, Pork chop (so tender you can cut with a spoon), stuffed pepper (forget what type of chili pepper. Overall- great dinner, drinks were tasty- smokin margarita was my friends choice, the tequila menu is OUTSTANDING! ENJOY!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Love Copper Canyon. Best chips, salsa and guacamole. Menu is tasty and diverse and the food is super tasty! Go and enjoy... May I recommend the Smokin' Margarita? Awesome!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Been going here for years. It was my birthday so I really wanted to go here with my family. First, it was freezing cold. We complained several times until the AC was finally turned down. The entire restaurant was empty and they put us by the kitchen. When I asked for a different table I was told they were all reserved. I told the hostess that I had a reservation as well. So she checked with the manager and moved us alittle farther away from the work stations! The staff couldn't wait to clear our plates and turn over the table. They took my kids sodas before they finished ...which really upset my kids. The food wasn't timed well either. Heading into Red Bank to re-celebrate my birthday at a GOOD and friendly restaurant!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The restaurant was great and so was the food, but at the beginning of your meal if they ask you if you want chips and salsa just note that it is not free! I believe it was around four dollars, but our waiter acted like it came with the meal free of charge! Just something to pay attention to. I have to say the chips and salsa were excellent however."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "This was a special occasion and the restaurant was very nice. My husband enjoyed the different tequilas and the menu. The chairs were very comfortable and the restaurant had a nice appearance. Unfortunately, most of the dishes were too spicy for our daughters. They didn't enjoy it very much. We had 6 o'clock reservations. My oldest daughter was delayed but we couldn't be seated even though the place was empty. There was no waiting area. Had to stand on the sidewalk and wait. The man at the desk was rude. Will not return."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Food, service, drinks, and atmosphere were fabulous. We dined on a Monday night for my birthday, so the restaurant was about 80% filled. When I arrived there was a custom made sign wishing me a happy birthday, such a nice touch. Our favorite menu items are the arugula and bacon salad, warm brie, crab cake, and of course the steak! Had a wonderful birthday thanks to my family and Copper Canyon. We always order more food than we can possibly eat so we can bring it home and enjoy the following day :)"
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "This was our second dinning experience atcooper canyon and the food was very good. Portions were large and can be shared. The only problem is its very very loud.....they need to sound proof the room better....lively bar scene was also noisy?????? Great maragirtas ..."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Great menu with options which are just outside of the norm. Fantastic flavors and combinations. Nice atmosphere with a great vibe. Excellent margaritas. Will be back!"
    Dined on 8/15/2013