Monticello at Red Bank
A Nice SurpriseFood was excellent, as well as service and atmosphere. Nice, quiet, cozy & romantic. Reasonably priced.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed it!Went there for an anniversary dinner. The food and ambiance was great. First time dining out in Red Bank and I'm glad we went to Monticello :)6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBello Monticello !Food is superb. Specials are creative and delicious.
Excellent value - especially as a BYOB, which I prefer.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA night outThe food was great! Cooked to perfection. The menu had a nice variety. Service by all was really good, especially Lisa. The only complaint I had were the tables for two people are tiny and not comfortable, reminded me of TV dinners on a snack tray. With a food bill of $150 for two people, I don't expect to be squished into a tiny space.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable and pleasent place to eatWe had a very nice time the four of us, our reservation was on time and they had out table ready which is a plus in our book. The Pouched pear salad was really nice and it is good for 2, the seafood plates ordered in our table were all really good and every one was very happy with their choice. Dessert was also nice and overall we recommend it5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA Pleasant Surprise!My friend and I had never heard of this restaurant until seeing it on Restaurant.com. We both enjoyed our dinners....two different chicken dishes. The salad was extremely tasty and the waitress was very helpful and pleasant. Portion sizes were large and even took home leftovers. I particularly liked the menu selections. I look forward to dining here again. Prices are very reasonable. We were told that the restaurant will soon be offering discount s so check it out!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceI went on opentable on Mother's Day looking for an upsclae restaurant.. Luckily, they had one open time slot. It was our first time at Monticello. Excellent Apps and Entree's. Recommend the 16 ounce Strip Steak and the scallop App.. Cooked correctly to order - medium rare. The kitchen was very busy that day and they did a great job.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Surprise!We had read mixed reviews on Monticello but found the positive ones to be correct. The cuisine was outstanding during each course. The staff, especially our waiter Robert, was attentive but not in our faces all the time. To top it all off they don't serve liquor so you can bring your own, which makes it a great value. It was a real find, to where we will return soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOK, but not greatOverall, this place was ok. Food was decent but nothing special. My biggest issues were that tables are way to small and crowed in. Our plates hung over the side of the table because the table was so small. The noise level in the place made it extremely difficult to talk. Service was also slow and lacking at times. However, it was a Saturday night and the place was packed so that may have been reason for service issues. I probably would not go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous foodWe have eaten at this restaurant many times and the food is always excellent. However, the service this past weekend left a little to be desired. We ordered salad and asked the waiter to divide it so that we could share it. This was not done. We also were not given salad plates and had to ask for them. I ended up eating my salad on a bread plate. Because the food is so good, we will return, but the service definitely needs to be brought up to speed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was extremely flavorable.Monticello was a quiet and friendly place. The food choices for my husband and I were many. I had the grilled chicken with an Asian sauce which was quite intriguing and tasty. My husband had an Italian shrimp dish with a creamy tomato sauce which he said he hated when it was gone because it was that good. We also had a Caesar salad for 2 and it was extremely fresh with dressing that was just made. I would rate this restaurant an A-.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWowThe service was top notch, the food amazing! Will definitely return many times....5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMonticello great food and service.Server for our party of 4 was "Jess". She was excellent. 3 of us had the Pork Chop which was phenomenal. Lighting could have been better in the back of the restaurant where we were seated. Overall though, a really nice experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMOnticello is our "go to"MOnticello is our "go to" restaurant! We've never had less than an EXCELLENT experience!
It's also a BYOB, with is a BIG "plus"!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Monticello beforeI've been to Monticello before and have always come away delighted with the overall dining experience. This was no exception. The food was excellent. The service was beyond excellent: the other party ordered an entree where 2 side items were requested to be omitted; the waitress came back and expressed a concern from the chef that the dish might look empty without those 2 items.
In some fairness, I do have to say that this trip was on an early Sunday evening. When we entered there were only 2 or 3 other occupied tables. By the time we left, there were maybe another 4-5 tables in use. So the restaurant was, at best, half full.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingFood and service (Jess)was outstanding! Will recommend very highly4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM"Monticello" is a keeperThe food is well above average - all the sauces were very obviously made from scratch - extremely delicious, tasty Italian cuisine.
The waitress was nice but very young and not very knowledgeable nor curious about finding things out in order to answer the customers' questions.
It's a BYO so it saves a great deal on the wallet.
We will definitely return. Best place in Red Bank, New Jersey4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here. Food wasFirst time here. Food was great, service was good, nice selection of daily specials. Got a bit noisy as the restaurant filled up but otherwise an outstanding meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is a greatThis restaurant is a great BYOB. The food and service was great.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible every time!The only complaint I have is that the restaurant tends to get Very warm. That is why I gave an overall rating of Very Good and not Excellent. If they can find a way to regulate the temp in the restaurant, it would be an Excellent every time! It's my 4th visit to the restaurant and the food and service has been Perfect every time!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place to eat in Red BankPleasant surprise and we enjoyed our food. Very fresh and well seasoned. Missed the fact they didn't have Decaffeinated Cappuccinos, but overall a place to come back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Place to Dine with FriendsThe food at Monticello's was excellent, great price and there was a nice variety. Another great thing besides the food was that they did not rush us out. The waiter did respect us with regards to needing more time to order. The only thing we didn't care about him was that he was a little sarcastic at times. The only other thing that I didn't like was that they would not seat us until our whole party showed up.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI fell in love with Monticello'sI fell in love with Monticello's since last year and it has been a favorite of mine ever since. Everything they have is delicious but my favorite is their bourbon glaze pork chop. Go there, you will not be dissapointed.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good but Extremely LoudMonticello deserves more then the 3 stars that I gave it since the food and service were very very good. Unfortunately the noise level is unbelievable; by the time we left our ears were ringing. Normal conversation was almost impossible by the end of our dinner While this is a problem in many restaurants its really a problem here. My solution to this is to come during the week when hopefully it will be less crowded and quieter since the food and service are very very good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBYOB is always a plus, theBYOB is always a plus, the food was excellent, and so was the staff.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Elena was Fabulous!Our server, Elena was Fabulous! The food was Excellent. It was my 2nd time there and I will Def be going back. The only thing I didn't care for were the blue, glass candles on the table. The decor is Beautiful and those candles give the place a cheap look. Other than that, it rates a 99 out of 100 in my book!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM