Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery
Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery

Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.renaultwinery.com/
  • Phone: 6099652111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm;
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph DeGennaro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Anne milza 6099652111
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US RT 30
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery
Joseph’s Restaurant, the gourmet room located within the Tuscany House. Guests of Joseph’s Restaurant take a culinary trip to Italy as Executive Chef Joseph DeGennaro prepares an extraordinary menu unique to southern New Jersey. Joseph’s also features a full service bar composed of actual wine casks. The eye-catching bar offers a wide selection of liquors and imported wines from Italy and France, as well as a variety of flavored martinis. On the weekends, Joseph’s Restaurant presents live entertainment for guests’ enjoyment.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)notable wine list (37)romantic (31)good for groups (26)great for lunch (21)fit for foodies (20)scenic view (14)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (13)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Vino Buono!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved the wine list and Renault wines made on the premises! Had the Paiea......nice portion, very good mix of pasta, shrimp, sausage, chicken and mussels! Service was great! Would come again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our waiter while pleasant was not the best. We started with an appetizer & bottle of champagne. Two of our four glasses were filthy, covered in spots and dried crud. Disgusting. Unless he was blind they should have never been given to us, although they were replaced promptly when asked. There was a fly that would not leave our table which was very unpleasant. At this point we were honestly a bit worried about the overall cleanliness of the place. My friend ordered a hamburger for lunch which was raw. It had to be sent back to the kitchen, completely not edible. The resaurant was pretty much empty and we still needed to hunt down our waiter to remind him of drink refills that never came. There wasn't enough wine to make that meal pleasant.
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  • terrific food
    pbrownVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    great restaurant and winery. The winery tour was fantastic and the food was perfect for our after tour luncheon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is a very nicely appointed restaurant. It is more casual in the bar area with nice views of their golf course. The main dining room area is comfortable and a little more formal. We enjoyed our lunch very much. Our server was very friendly and attentive and we look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    apultraclassicVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Joseph's has an old time feel to it. Dark, warm wood ambience that is very relaxing. The food was very good and our server, Kathleen was excellent. The portions were quite large and the prices were about average for a restaurant of this type. The location is a little out of the way. But worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so glad I made a reservation!
    AlwayzDD
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I reserved a table earlier that day for a late dinner. We happened to go on a wine festival day which was a bonus for us but it was extremely crowded. We ordered the special for the evening and it was delicious. My husband got the crab cake appy abd he said they were about the best he has ever had! All in all it was a great experience and we had a really great server too! 5 stars from me and I had to drive an hour to get there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Not bad but nothing outstanding. The waitress brought us bread and olive when we were almost finished with our meal, after we asked for it. Also asked for more sauce for appetizer and than never brought it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Duckie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food, the atmosphere, the service were all on point and excellent. Great wine list and desserts also. We had a reservation at 7:30 and the table was ready immediately without a wait. I can not wait to go back and already recommended it to friends. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Phlgrl53
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was very good. However, food was just okay. Somewhat flavorless. Ordered soup, a burger, and the pulled pork sandwich and none of it was very memorable. Additionally, the area where our table was located was not very clean. There were someone else's french fries on the floor next to the table when we were seated, and it didn't look like the table had been wiped very well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and Not So Good
    Lois
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten here before and our only complaints were length of time to dine. Long waits between courses. This meal we both had the shrimp and crab cocktail which went from a nice portion and presentation to miniscule. Three shrimp and a few shreds of crab. My serving was on a bed of half over the hill greens. Our entrees were very good and there are vegetarian and gluten free options. We shared a dessert as my husband's paella was so delicious he ate it all. The dessert was not very exciting-homemade leaden pastry tart with sweetened fruit and ice cream. Not worth the calories. He had coffee and I had iced coffee. For some reason mine was in a smaller cup which we couldn't comprehend. Even the coffee mugs seem to have shrunk in size!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joseph's is a special place...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have dined at Joseph's for dinner and breakfast or lunch annually for the last several years. The food has always been very good to outstanding and the service the same. The only thing that keeps us from giving all 5's on this review is that the kitchen "lost" our order and it took more than twice as long as it should have before we got our entrees. The cook had at first refused to give me brown butter for my lobster, but relented in the end, 40 minutes too late. Could my request and the delay have been related? passive aggressive possibly. Our server, however, Dave S., was OUTSTANDING and we loved the sax player.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Wonderful Treat
    GreenBottomz
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I came in a group of four for the wine tasting and lunch. This restaurant is not far at all (although we drove over). It has such charm and we really felt like we were somewhere else. Above and beyond the ambiance inside and out, everything we had was wonderful. The food was fit for a foodie! I will definitely come back. We had the best time. I will say, I gave them four stars because our waitress was not really nice until she saw her tip. We tipped her well, based on the food / experience... not that she was particularly warm to us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great restaurant-very European
    StanVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is great and has an atmosphere of Europe -Many fine choices of food and wine -we will certainly return-Great place for a wedding or special event
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger with a side of flies...
    NF1021
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have never seen so many flies around my table in a restaurant setting ever before. We spent our entire meal swatting away at them so that we could try to eat in peace, but eventually our food was no longer appetizing after several flies made their way onto the dishes. The reviews I'd read led me to believe this was a great choice for a dining experience after the winery tour. Despite a slight mix up when paying our bill, the service was good. However, had I known this would be our dining experience, we would have saved ourselves the hassle and enjoyed a meal elsewhere.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Joseph's. The service was wonderful. We will be back when we stay at Tuscan House Hotel again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    Lovewine
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The servers were great and very nice, food was amazing and very fresh and the place itself is beautiful and very peaceful. I would definitely recommend to friends and I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & Delicious wine
    CookieMonster88
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    After visiting Renault winery, we felt it was best to end the afternoon with a delicious lunch. Joseph's gave us that, plus some. The food was good, the restaurant was clean, and the service was attentive. We will definitely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine & Dine
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Joseph's was a nice dining experience after touring the Renault Winery across the street. Each of our entrees (party of 4) was excellent. Our waitress was fun! We enjoyed a wine from the tour tasting with the cheese plate appetizer. Yum! The Groupon we had for the tour/dinner was an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    Mmmmm
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We purchased a groupon for the winery tour and dining credit. The menu is small, but has something for everyone. Our server was great and the food was good. I read some bad reviews online, but I would recommend this restaurant. We had a great day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice stop after wine tasting
    wineanddine
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have been to this restaurant twice, both after wine tasting. We had lunch there, which was nice and loved the crab cakes. We went recently for dinner and had two nice dishes. The saffron infused broth with shrimp was wonderful. It would have been nice to bring the bottle of wine we got at the wine tasting instead of buying two glasses of wine, but all in all it was a good meal. The groupon was very helpful toward the meal total.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The service was a little slow, except for one server we had in particular who gave us great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Disappointed with entire experience not the same experience had been there a year ago.
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  • Great Find
    NYcouple
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food here is amazing. It was decorated nicely but some of the tables gave me a diner feel. I was looking for something a little more dressy, but I quickly overlooked that when the waiter came around. He was very knowledgeable about the collection of wines as well as the menu. The bread and appetizer came out promptly. We ordered mussels which were delicious. Dinner was also extremely satisfying, I recommend the surf and turf. Halfway through the meal a large party was seated near my table. They were loud but my girlfriend and I didn't mind the noise. Still, the wait staff was very apologetic which was nice. We ate here because the gourmet restaurant was closed this night, but we're very happy with the meal and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful.
    Baker123
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I had salmon which was delicious. It was very delicate, not dry, and had a slight crust on bottom. I heard te folks st the next table also complimenting the chef. Breakfast the next day was excellent too. One note: the bread served prior to dinner was very dry and too crunchy, like eating croutons. I enjoyed the wine, my choice was the award winning New Jersey red.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Good food. Great place to have a reunion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    jojo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have dined at this restaurant many times and were not disappointed until this last time. I ordered the eggplant rollatini with spaghetti. It came with a bowl full of spaghetti with LOTS of thick sauce and eggplant just put on top. This dish looks better at my local pizzeria. They certainly could make the presentation a lot better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DHU414
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent food! Everything we ate was incredible. The staff was very friendly and great ambiance. Loved the piano player too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!
    Tiggeye
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The dining room could use a little updating, tables and carpets are worn.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrific winery
    HLMNeptune07753
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    awesome place my first time going great all around
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The guys played a round of golf and said it was a beautiful course and we'll maintained. Food, wine and service were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    fonduefun
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went to Josephs for an anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely amazing and the servers were attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Firechief
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food was about normal for the price. Service was a bit lacking and unprofessional, but overall if I was in the area I'd eat here again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chipper
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    sorry to say BUT poor lunch menu,no bread served until requested,long time getting food
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  • Another good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There was an excellent guitarist on Saturday night.the food was very good and the service excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poorservice
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Waited an hour and forty-five minutes for our food. They rushed the order and I ended up with a raw hamburger.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Place to Kill Time
    TRUTHBETOLD
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    On a Saturday, arrived at 1:50 for 2:00 seating. Sat immediately with only 3 other tables taken with parties of 1 or 2. Prompt drink orders and delivery by youthful server, one of many standing around. Ordered their special lunch sandwich of one small sausage, 3 small slivers of red pepper and a tablespoon or so of onions on a small hoagie too big for its contents. I usually take half of a sandwich home and this barely did the job of lunch. Seasoned fries were room temp and limp. Tasty but not worth the wait of one hour ten minutes. I believe the restaurant plays second fiddle to the wedding prep happening simultaneously. The servers were not to blame as looking around, nothing was coming out of the kitchen.
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  • RupaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We chose to be seated outside so as to enjoy the view of the vineyard. The drink specials were good but the food could have been better. The pastas were good but the flatbreads and burger just about ok.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Very Limited Menu
    shoresue
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The menu has changed considerably and not for the better. You have your choice of reasonable, though limited, pasta dishes at around $16 then it jumps to the $34+ range. Our husbands each had the pork chop, hoping it would be similar to the old double pork chop that was so good in the past, but it was this big deep-fried thing. Not good at all! Will probably not come back.
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  • Always pleased
    mhempillVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I have been to Joseph's multiple times and am always pleased. Food is great. Service is flightly but attentive for the most part. I will always stop in at Joseph's when I visit the NJ shore.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Nice Atmosphere but so-so otherwise
    cbaumle
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We visited in the late afternoon on Mother's Day. The restaurant was not crowded (perhaps that was a sign?). There seemed to be a lot of servers/bus persons but despite that, I found the service to be slow and not very attentive. I had the veal and it was chewy (the waiter recommended the dish, saying it would be very tender!). My mother had the flounder, which was overcooked. The others in our party of five seemed to enjoy their meals but no one raved about them. I hate to judge based on one visit as everyone has a bad day once in a while. The atmosphere is nice, and the restaurant was recommended highly by a personal friend so it is quite possible that my experience is not typical.
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    • Noise LevelModerate