Been wanting to try this place
Been wanting to try this place for years, and finally got there. (it's not close to where I live)...........and I wasn't disapointed. Food was very good, and our waiter (Daniel M) was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. I'll definitly be back to Yhe Old bay again!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely loved it. We love
Absolutely loved it. We love cajun food and found our first trip here to be outstanding. We will be back.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food, drinks and service was
Food, drinks and service was great! Met friends for dinner and drinks and everyone had a great time. Even stayed to listen to the band.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My son and I truly enjoyed
My son and I truly enjoyed our dinner at Old Bay. Our server was very friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was good, just not fantastic.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu had a nice range
The menu had a nice range of choices--I was concerned the food would be too spicy, but there was plenty to choose from really spicy to not at all--I had the pecan crusted catfish--It was delicious-cooked perfect and the sides were just as good--My friend had the seafood jumblya and she loved it--she also enjoyed the jalapino cornbread that was given at the table--All in all a wonderful dining experience
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
overall food and drinks are excellent service, except for our waiter was good. our waiter acted like he was doing us a favor to assist us and the table next to us agreed
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose this restaurant for its proximity to the State Theater (3 blocks). The decor and menu are meant to represent New Orleans and it is successful. Service was prompt. Prices are reasonable. As one who does not like spicy food, I was able to find other options for an entree, but not much luck with the appetizers. Great drinks menu and the bar scene was lively but not raucous.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Gem in New Brunswick
My wife and I brought her mother here to celebrate her 74th birthday. This was our first time there, but we all enjoyed the food so much that we know we'll be back in the not-too-distant future. The service was good and my mom-in-law said the place looked like it could have been plucked out of New Orleans and dropped in New Brunswick. We're going to go back when there's live music, but we don't need a special occasion for this. And, the prices are really good, too!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
a touch of N' OLEAN'S IN OUR BACK
GOOD FRIENDLY SERVICE, FOOD IS EXCELLANT, NICE LOCAL ATMOSPHERE
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Orleans style food
This restaurant offers something different- great New Orleans cuisine. Such a great change of pace from all the usual styles of food. We loved the selection and the small plates are great if you want to sample a few different things. The full entrees are great as well. We would highly recommend it.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Old Bay Fans
Will definitely visit again! GREAT service - very knowledgeable, Very attentive, and professional. Presentation from appetizers to dessert marred each course appealing. Each dish was delicious. Loved the composition of flavors and spices. Only thing missing was some New Orleans jazz playing in the background - which may have played after we left. Thank-you for a most enjoyable evening!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was Great
From the fiery fish balls to the shrimpr rolls to the Shrip Po Boy to te Seafood Jambalaya, everything was tasty, hot from the kitchen and more than plentiful. If I could find something to complain about, I would. This is great pre-theatre fare and very reasonably priced.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent quality and service. Some unique menu choices as well as traditional staples. Recommended.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food in a relaxed atmosphere
Full dinner menu available late. Good food. Get there before they start charging for the live band around 10pm.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
My wife and I both had good entrees. Waiter was on the ball. Noise level a little high in the afternoon, but you'd expect that with sports on the TV. Will return later this year. Michael Plumley, Bridgewater.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and attentive
Very good food and attentive service in a casual setting. Very good beer list, wide choice of craft beers on tap and in bottle.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Bay Review...
The restaurant is great, especially the decor/ ambiance and the food. My only issue, small as it was, was that it's very hard for the place to accommodate more then 6 people, and my party got wedged into a corner right next to the kitchen so it felt a teeny bit cramped. Otherwise my only other problem was with the cook, who DROWNS the Crawfish Etouffee in sauce, making the rice unnoticeable and the whole thing into a big soupy mess. My favorite dish at another restaurant (Jose Tejas) cooks the crawfish perfectly and keeps in on a bed of rice, so you can enjoy all the flavors. Also, the portion sizes were enormous! After 1 appetizer I could barely get halfway through the meal. Aside from that it was amazing and the server was incredible!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
restaurant was ok but service was slow .also they were very slow at bussing tables. we had to sit next to a table with half eaten food on it for 45 min. plus they should put on the menues which foods are real spicy!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New Brunswick Favorite
The Old Bay is one of our favorite restaurants in New Brunswick. Consistently tasty food in a fun atmosphere with attentive service. We were drawn there this time by their special menu that featured soft shell crabs, one of our very favorite dishes. It was excellent.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing.....service was ok.....no one greeted us at the door until we walked all the way for someone to realize ppl were waitin by the front desk.... but other than that we had an awesome time and I definitely will be back
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Cajun martini is amazing. A bit noisy but not a problem, you can still have a conversation. Would def recommend.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drinks, great food and a great dinining experience. I don't come here that often, but when I do, I wonder why I don't frequent them more often.
I had two of their 'sharing plates' which made a very hearty dinner (catfish tacos and the jambalaya- $7 and $6. Two of their world class bloody marys at $6 each and that's a great meal at a great price!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love their food soo much that I had to go back and I'm so happy I did. Great food greay atmosphere great times. .....service was better this time..
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service!
Ate there for the first time and couldn't be more pleased. The entrees and appetizers were great and the service was excellent. Hope to make this a regular stop on my dining highway.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food isn't exactly the style I generally love, however it was delicious. The ambiance is pretty decent for the price level and the service was great. The outside deck looks very nice as well and I'd be interested in trying that next time. Overall, it was a pleasurable dining experience and I would return.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING SERVICE!! And great
AMAZING SERVICE!! And great food! Todd was our waiter and he was fantastic!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time there and first time trying that type of food and it was really good will be back soon..
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
new orleans vibe
This restaurant/bar has great specials such as 1/2 price ladies drinks on Fridays. Sorry we did not get to spend time just at the bar later in the evening because I suspect the music would be great. All 4 of us were pleased with our apps, entrees, and drinks. They even had one of my favorite champagnes by the split. This was a pre theater dinner for us, but my husband and I will be returning just because. Our server was Todd who made it his business to get us on our way to the theater on time. Great Job!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night out with friends.
Fun night out with friends. Food was good and different from our usual fare. Will go again
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend has always wanted to go to New Orleans, so I thought this would be a nice way to get a taste of it in New Jersey. Ambience and service were great and the food was delicious! He had the Seafood Jambalaya and I had the Crayfish Etoufee. They have a nice beer and mixed drinks list too. The dessert we ordered was really unique and yummy.....Fire & Ice: 3 scoops of ice cream flavors that had a spicy kick to them! Would definitely recommend Old Bay to others.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
good pre-theater spot
Great location, good ambience, large seafood selection but all in my party choose meat courses which were just OK.
Drinks were very good, recommend the Hurricane. Service very good. Will go back and try seafood.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Canjun in NJ ?!
I had shrimp with alligator sausage. It was excellent. Spicy but not too spicy.
My wife had chicken and said it was delicious.
We had tickets to a nearby theater, and they accommodated us nicely.
We were in and out in just over an hour.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a charming little place with some authentic Cajun dishes. We were seated in the upper level, which was made to look like a Bourbon Street balcony, and we had outstanding service. My only negative is that the steaks we ordered were run of the mill and small. I was expecting a little more flavor pop, but didn't get it. The other dishes we had -- the jambalaya and the bananas Forster were yummy. Next time we go back, we'll dip into more of the Cajun items.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time experience
I went to the Old Bay for the first time for ladies night, the catfish ball appetizer was very good, I had the stuffed flounder the meat was very sweet, my friend had the pulled pork (huge portion wish they had it in chicken). The ATM machine was broken but the manager willingly refunded me the $2 charge, so overall the experience was great Courtney our waitress was a doll, Oh and how can I forget the Swampwater was very good (wish they would bring back the frog in it).
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM