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Manolo's Restaurant
Manolo's Restaurant

Manolo's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://manolosrestaurant.com
  • Email: manolos@optonline.net
  • Phone: (908) 353-7674
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available for any event. Please inquire for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private events can be held at the restaurant for up to 100 guests.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Manolo's Restaurant
"No restaurant in recent memory immediately underscored that feeling like Manolo's. It's as if you've walked from one movie set to another." "The restaurant is all about Old World sophistication -- white tablecloths, wooden tables, hushed tones. The service, too, is Old World -- attentive, sophisticated, solicitous and unobtrusive, such a refreshing counterpoint to the frequently too-casual American style." Teresa Politano, The Star-LedgerContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always a pleasure!! The food is always great. The service is always attentive and friendly. Manolo's remains my go to place. Thier regular menu is good, but the specials really WOW you. I highly reccomend it for all occasions."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went to Manolo's to check out the food as we were looking for a location to host a birthday party. Food was great, service was spectacaular. Booked our event - all systems go! Event night and day or so prior were a little....less stellar. Food was consistent - carving stations weren't tender needed more time in the oven. Servers were VERY conscious of the time and repeatedly were like you end in 1 hour you should do this now - felt rushed. Surprisingly, the leftover food was not offered to us to take (it was a buffet) but discarded. Would have loved to donate to a shelter. SO I think, better for an intimate evening versus an event but it could have just been an off night."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A hidden gem tucked in the Elizabeth Port. Manny constantly serves delicious innovative dishes. Could be a little heavier on the pour for a glass of wine . A great dining experience"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A friend was visiting NJ and I had just one meal to spend with her. We decided to try Manolo's. The food and service were outstanding although the interior was rather dark and dated. There is a bar by the front entrance and the dining room is in the next room so even if the bar gets loud then diners would not be disturbed. We ate very early however we left shortly after six and were still alone in the dining room; it was a Thursday night. The bar area had about a half-dozen patrons by the time we departed. I really appreciated the free parking lot, which is right next door to the restaurant. All-in-all, a terrific meal and a wonderful experience - I just hope the lack of clientele on a Thursday evening was a fluke."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "LOVE this restaurant and have been coming for years - but this time we were disappointed. Portions were small. Mashed potatoes were cool and tasted like instant?? Vegetables were fine but small portion there, too. Clams had sand in them?? Not what we are used to at all. Will definitly go again and always recommend it. Just hope this was an off night."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Although it was tricky to find, Manolo's was a wonderful find! We will definitely be going back. The staff was outstanding, as were the drinks and food. Our wonderful server told us to ask for anything we wanted that we didn't see on the menu. They made us paella with extra lobster on request! The octopus appetizer was amazing, as was the chorizo with risotto. Our drinks came prepared exactly as requested. The dinner was relaxed, we were encouraged to take our time and order our appetizers while deciding on the main courses. We got advice from our server so we ordered just the right amount. He even walked us to the door to give us directions home! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "If you are expecting most up-to-date stylish plating, this is not your place. But, if you are looking for a quiet, elegant place (not minding a bit out dated interior) where serves really fresh sea food, this is the place you want to go. All the dishes are very basic, but executed extremely well. I don't know how many times I have had fried calamari before including top rated italian restaurants in Manhattan, but by far this place served the best calamari. Paella was really well prepared too. I definitely recommend Manolo's to anybody who can appreciate the fresh ingredients and good conversation."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Service was excellent, food was served fresh and hot. A true gem!!!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Celebrated my mom's birthday here, and what a treat! Amazing food, great service, and a very accomodating menu. My parents had gone 28 years ago and loved it, visiting again after 28 years and it's a new re-found favorite! My mom brought her friends and coworkers a month later and said everything was even better!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We always enjoy going to Manolo's. It is a hidden gem. Always the best service and the food is always consistent and most importantly fresh. We are always looking for a reason to go there for dinner, and we always make sure we bring friends."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We are regulars at Manolo's and the quality of the food is always excellent. Service is great. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. This restaurant is on my list of staples. Try it, you'll love it."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We dined at 8:15pm on a Saturday night. There were approximately 12 people in sitting at different tables. The mood of the place was very somber .Did someone die? Not one patron dining spoke loud nor were they smiling. All of the patrons there at the time were middle aged or older. I was told by the waiter that the owner doesn't want loud music nor does he want to attract a younger crowd! Hmm....we are seniors but we enjoy laughing and celebrating life without creating a loud, annoying environment for others! Definitely not recommended if you wish to have a nice dinner and celebrate with friends and family!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013