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JUST Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.justrestaurantnj.com
  • Phone: (732) 707-4800
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Hours
    Monday through Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Dessert
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Free Wi-FI

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Jake Brown Rd & Fairway Ln
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from JUST
Just Restaurant is a Zagat-rated New American dining destination hidden in the heart of New Jersey. Well-received by both diners and critics such as the New York Times, Just presents a selection of artfully prepared culinary creations, an extensive and diverse wine list and a unique specialty cocktail menu. Just offers value with its medley of dishes comprised of only top-quality ingredients.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff can recommend wine pairings to any dish. Just Restaurant features a collection of wines from all over the globe carefully selected and sorted by their flavor profiles to best suit the diners’ tastes. Specialty cocktails present a balanced mix of different spirits and liqueurs with fresh garnishes and a variety of flavors that create a buzz at the intimate bar scene.
Altogether the elegance of the decor, the unparalleled presentation of the cuisine and the attentiveness of our wait staff, your experience at JUST is guaranteed to be unforgettable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here and enjoyed everything about this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was my second time at this restaurant first time was great. This time device was poor and food was average at best."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "As always we loved it. New menu changes delicious. The side dishes were also great and the creme brulee."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went out to celebrate my husband's birthday last night and the dinner and service were impeccable. The location is a bit odd, if you've never before visited (behind a Delta gas station) and the food is pricey (dinner for two, last night--and a generous tip--added up to about $195). That's why we reserve our experiences for special occasions. I expect that we will visit again in a few months."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Have been to Just at least four times and have enjoyed it each time. Service is consistently good as is the food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have recently eaten at Just restaurant in Old Bridge. The restaurant is located behind a gas station, next to a convenience store, but the location is not an indication of the quality of this eatery. With many years livening in this area, the quality of the food at Just is far above any other continental restaurant in the area. We enjoyed the beet and caesar salads, the duck was outstanding, and the truffle french fries were sinful. Of course, we needed to finish this wonderful meal with something sweet, so we tried the oreo cookie zeppoles, fabulous. We are going to bring our family back to celebrate our anniversary."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Just should start paying me for all the times I talk about this place! I have been four times now, and each time is better than the last. I wanted a place to eat that wasn't a "family" restaurant. JUST fits the bill. This last time we went, we took my ill mother for her birthday and they could not have been more attentive and courteous. You must go to JUST, don't wait for a celebration. Go because it's Wednesday!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Nice place for group gatherings or romantic evenings for two. Food is a little expensive, and the portions are small. Wine list is quite extensive, and the bar area looks really chic. Very nice ambiance."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food and service are ALWAYS wonderful! The pretzel rolls and flavored butter are amazing! The food is presented beautifully and is both creative and delicious! The only two negatives I would think are worth mentioning are that you must drive THROUGH a GAS STATION to get to the restaurant, and their bar is too small. I believe it only seats 8. That is a problem during their "happy hour". Nevertheless, those things would NEVER keep us away! The key to the gas station thing is that once you've accomplished LOCATING the restaurant, the gas station is your landmark!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food, great presentation. Good service, though this was the first time I actually had to remind the waiter to tell us the daily specials. But other than that, great."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Is FANTASTIC enough!! -- Music could be a little softer.."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Excellent meal in a nice environment. We will definitely return "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Once you enter you leave Old Bridge behind. You are in a top NYC restaurant. Don't miss the superb lobster rolls. All the food is wonderful. This was my second visit & I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was aware of the the higher priced menu going into it, but the quality was meh.The food was for the most part good, but every item on the menu cost more then it was worth. The staff seemed a little confused when I ask simple questions, but they were nice and genuinely wanted to be helpful. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Went here with a friend on Sunday night. Excellent experience as always. The service, the food, and environment were all as great as the first time I remember coming here. All that while keeping the price reasonably low. I'll be coming back soon and I would highly recommend anyone to do the same. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Service was top notch, food very very delicious! Generous appetizers, nice touch with the complimentary hot pretzels, "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Took my wife out to celebrate her birthday and had a great meal. More importantly, our server - Lucas was great in explaining the dishes (this was out first time here). Lucas was very friendly and very customer service focused, a key in this type of industry. Looking forward to returning very soon and bringing friends to enjoy as well!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was fabulous. Will definitely recommend this place to everyone and we will be back again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A family member of mine shared this neighborhood gem with me. I went with my daughter and grand daughter for dinner. The selections were great and was within the price range of most restaurants for special occasions such as Mother's Day. The food was great "as is", but a dash of salt would have enhanced the flavor. There was no salt on the table and I felt I would have insulted the chef by asking for salt. I anticipated the children's menu being 1/2 the price of the adult menu, but felt that the children's menu was too expensive. At $55 per adult, each child under 5 could have eaten chicken fingers and burgers for free. Overall it was an excellent experience and I will go back to try items off the regular menu."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was fantastic!! Banana Nutella Wontons were incredible! Service was very good!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My wife and I were enjoying a wonderful meal until dessert.The food is creative and the wine list is very well priced.The calamari appetizer was great.My wife's tuna tartare was just okay and not very plentiful.We both had filets for our entree and they were cooked perfectly.Then came the rude surprise that ruined the meal. I ordered coffee with my dessert.It was barely lukewarm and I told the waitress. She offered a fresh cup and I said I'll finish this, but to please bring me a fresh cup that is hot.When I got the bill, I was charged $8.00 for coffee. They have the nerve to charge $4 a cup with no refills, and on top of that they don't even share this policy with you. I almost had another cup before I found out.Almost $12 for coffee!Nuts!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It may just be that we went on a Sun this time around as opposed to our normal Sat visit, but if this had been my first visit to Just as opposed to my 3rd, I would not go back. The service was spotty & the place was not packed. The appetizers were ok but the entrees were definately lacking. I had the filet mignon, which was good but it was accompanied by a coagulated swirl of polenta that was not appetizing to me. My husband had the tuna and when it came out, it did not have the normal red color. It was more of a mottled pink-grey and smelled fishy. I tried it and it was way too fishy. He didn't finish it. We expressed our concerns to the waiter but never heard another word about it. The desserts were awesome! Oreo zeppoles!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday dinner, and we couldn't be more pleased. The service was excellent, the food was delightful, and the ambiance romantic and airy. All in all, a lovely evening. We will be returning!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Was very pleased with our dining experience. There was seven of us and everyone said they would come back to JUST."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great food and ambiance..perfect choice for my wifes 40th b-day."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My experience was great.My second time there service was excellent and the food presentation was spot on,and so far everything I had taste wise was excellent.Drinks were very generous portion. I will be going back soon."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great dining experience celebrating my birthday. The service was top notch, decor was beautiful and food was delicious. We will definitely go back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great dining experience, everything was excellent."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The staff was so friendly. They recommended drinks at the bar while we waited for the rest of our party, carried our drinks to the table upon their arrival, and even gave the ladies a pocketbook stand (any lady knows it can be a burden holding a small clutch or hanging a large pocketbook over your chair). Little plush stools were put by our side to sit our bag down. From the pretzel rolls serves with a mustard butter to the appetizers of scallops to the shrimp and pork stuffed dumpling, we were in heaven. Then came our main course. Let me say the sea bass was as light as a feather, and my husband who is a tuna expert was quite impressed. We would recommend this restaurant to diners who appreciate phenomenal food and service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "fine food in a lovely atmosphere with very cordial and attentive service"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "On a Tuesday eve there were only three tables occupied but the food was scrumptious and ,of course, the service was really great. Pierogis and tuna cones (these are a must) for appetizers and I had the duckling. Not one bad thing to eat. I hope this place can survive- it is really a foodie gem. Most wines were under $50 bucks, many delights by the glass. My table mates had seared tuna -also very good. Lemon cheese cake for dessert- another must have. Lucas our waiter was just great and attentive but I'm sure he would have been the same if the place were crowded."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "neighborhood gem - excellent service, nice atmosphere and decor ... food was good and selection adequate - will visit again and would recommend"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Like the other reviews said, it is very easy to drive by. It is set back on Rte 9 behind Delta gas station. Once you get there, it is well worth it. We were greeted by friendly hostesses. We arrived early, so my husband and I enjoyed a drink at their cozy bar. The hostess came by the bar and escorted us to our table. The tables are very close to one another, so save the private conversations for another time. My husband had the spicy tuna cones for an appy and loved them! I ate the NY Strip and smashed potatoes. Both were tasty. Save room for dessert! We couldn't decide which we wanted, so we ordered Oreo Zeppoles and Mona Lisa. Both were good, but Mona Lisa was a mixture of rich-creamy mouse and a crispy wafer. Delicious!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The menu was very interesting and got me very excited about the food we were about to get. The pretzel roll with mustard butter is an awesome twist on the traditional starter bread. I could tell the chef took risks with the menu, but the execution was such a disappointment. The Spicy Tuna Cone were in a tuile cone that was way too sweet which takes away from how amazing the Spicy Tuna flavoring was. The Vegetarian Tower tasted like a bad Chinese restaurant dish which was due to the awful sauce. The Long Island Duck was clearly a grade C duck and I had never had risotto taste and cooked like that. Very disappointing. I think the menu is perfect, the execution just need a lot of work. Someone should taste the food before they serve it."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Overall it was a terrific dining experience. There was a varied choice of appetizers so our party of four ordered six different selections and shared them. All were delicious but the favorite was the goat cheese croquettes. The entrée and desert choices were also delicious with the favorites being the chili glazed short ribs and the chocolate Nutella wontons."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Very limited non-seafood selections Appetizers-- need better selections for table sharing"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Three stars is a fair rating for this restaurant. Positives: I loved the design of this place. The service was very attentive. The bread was served with the delicious spread. Negatives: While the restaurant was almost empty they sat us at the table blocking the exit door!! So I was basically sitting with my back turned to the restaurant facing the big red exit sign. My aged NY strip was served rare although I asked for medium and the quality was okay only."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Just has quickly become one of our favorite places. We have brought friends here who instantly became fans too. Not to mention that it is really the only fine dining in the area."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A delightful, well thought out atmosphere is immediately apparent upon entering Just. An amusing, innovative menu is presented. Most professional service staff that appears when needed but are never intrusive. They are exceptionally familiar with the restaurant’s wines and demonstrated the ability to describe, in detail, menu offerings. This is a must restaurant experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food and presentation in an unusual location. Service not as good as it had been. Prices a bit high for what it is."
    Dined on 3/15/2014