A renewed Experience
The restaurant was devastated by Hurrican Sandy and had just reopen 4 days before our visit. The dining room looks great - completely redone and modernized . Unfortunately the outside area was still under construction but we were told that it would be ready in another week if the weather cooperates. When completed it should provide diners with an exceptional view of the Raritan Bay. The food was as great as ever. The shrimp and garlic was perfect, just right for bread dipping, as were the clams. Our table had Paella, whole red snapper, and Rodzio, an assortment of all you can eat BBQ meats. The only area needing a little improvement was the wait staff, but I sure that will improve as the restaurant finds their rhythm. We'll be back!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem!
I wrote to my friends on Facebook how happy we were to finally find great Portuguese food. This newly remodeled restaurant (flooded by Sandy) welcomed us in with smiles and fantastic food. Don't miss the riodizio. We didn't get it but the servers were kind enough to give a few samples. The kids loved the grilled pineapple, of course. As of early July 2013 they were just completing the outdoor patio and said within a few weeks it would be ready for service, complete with fire pit. Beautiful views or Raritan Bay with sights all the way to Sandy Hook NJ are sure to please.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great scenic view,
Good food, great scenic view, & price per item is good.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing & Having Fun!
We were greeted by friendly staff and enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The appetizers: baked clams casino, spanish sausage, cheese served with prosciuto & roasted peppers were great! I thought my entree of roasted lamb chops was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their choices as well and we each sampled some of the other dishes. A tuna steak was a bit dry and could use some special seasonings or sauce to enhance the flavor. The sangria pitcher was terrific! Our overall experience was relaxing and fun. We will definitely return to this restaurant with other family and friends.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful birthday dinner
The Armory called me to confirm my reservation and they also let me know that their outside dining room was opened and gave me the option to either sit outside or inside. As soon as we arrived, they had our table ready; we didn't have to wait at all. The server greeted us right away, and was prompt with our drinks and appetizers. He was constantly checking on the table to make sure we are doing OK. The food was delicious. I had the surf and turf. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly, just the way I liked it. The lobster tail was amazing. You get a good amount of food for the price. My family and I had a great time, we all enjoyed our dinners and we would and have recommended Seabra’s Armory to our friends.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a party of 11 in their new outdoor eating space and everything was excellent. On top of the great view we had friendly fast service and delicious food served in huge portions. It wasn't cheap, but the great food and delightful service made for a great value. I was hesitant to go based on mixed online reviews but I'd definitely go back and recommend this place to all.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice reunion spot
Our gang went here before Sandy, and were happy to go back post-storm. Happy to report things are back to normal and just as good as before, although the salad bar is gone. The deck overlooking the bay is wonderful, and partially sheltered, so outdoors dining is delightful. Paella is outstanding, and the fish is always fresh and well prepared.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outside dining early fall
This was our first time at The Amory. It served as a meeting spot for a group of people who were from Bergen and Monmouth counties. The Amory was the halfway mark. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the location is with a great view of Staten Island and Sandy Hook in the distance. We started with drinks at the bar until our entire group arrived, and had the pleasure of watching the sailboats on the bay.....beautiful!
We dined outside, which was very pleasant. Our group was ok with the music, but I would suggest dinning inside for a quieter atmosphere. The order from our group comprised, meat, seafood and paella dishes, which everyone enjoyed. We will go back!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good to have you back after Sandy!
This was my family's first return visit to the Armory since Sandy damaged the building in 2013. We were pleased that the restaurant came back, and that the repairs and remodeling seemed to have been done very well.
The food was very good, as was the service. Our party of 11 was well cared for.
The only minus I noticed was that the view of the water is now partially blocked -- that was a poor location choice for a place that is on the water.
Overall, a good comeback from the storm damage, and my family will continue to come here for special occassions.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM