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Scarborough Fair
Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scarboroughfairrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (732) 223-6658
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International
  • Executive Chef: J. C. Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We do banquets in house. Please call (732) 223-6658 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Octagon Room : max - 28 Guests, Butterfly Room: max 42 Guests, Lounge : max 15 Guests, (The Lounge and the Butterfly Room are adjacent with each other and can accommodate a max of 60 Guests). Call us for additional information.
  • Private Party Contact: Eva or Marianne (732) 223-6658
  • Entertainment: Ambient music provided by Pandora radio.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner & Holiday parties!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 35
  • Public Transit: Bus:830

    Rt 71 at Sea Girt Ave# (Stop ID: 25243)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking with extra wide parking spaces so you can feel at ease when you park your nice car in our lot.
A word from Scarborough Fair
This restaurant was a farmhouse from 1879 to 1969.

Now, it is winning OpenTable’s “Diner’s Choice Award” for Romantic. Now, if you Google “romantic restaurants” and you are close to Sea Girt, NJ, Scarborough Fair Restaurant will be the first result!

Yes, this restaurant has the most unique, romantic ambiance in Central New Jersey. It is like no place you have ever been to.

Have a spontaneous romantic dinner there. If you like quiet, and want to guarantee a romantic table, go on a week night. You will love the romantic atmosphere.

Enjoy our delicious eclectic cuisine in this neighborhood gem.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was delicious ! I ordered chef special soup of the day, broccoli/cheddar which wasn't too thick or cheesy and I enjoyed. Husband had Caesar salad which we easily could have shared. Husband had monkfish and I had steak, both of us pleased with our meal. Both our busboy and waitress were attentive, but not overbearing. We actually began chatting with Morgan, and he was extremely personable. Too bad for Scarborough Fair that he must be off to college by now."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Friendly staff and management great romantic setting the food was more than above average and the portions were very generous. I would highly recommend this cozy elegant restaurant for any special occasion or if you just want to have a quiet dinner and hold hands"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great ambiance. Good food and service. A special occasion surprise."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Staff was very attentive and responsive from the moment we walked in. Ambience very nice, but avoid being seated by the bus station. Food was good but not great, and our entrees came out warm, not hot. Had to send them back for reheat. Still not hot. Dessert was awesome. May have to try it again sometime, but won't rush to do so."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great romantic experience with excellent service. Excellent for a special occasion or just a romantic evening."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We used to go here for every special family event and loved it. After a 10 year break my husband suggested it for his 36th birthday. Our drinks took forever and were watered down. Our clams and oysters from the raw bar were warm. The puff pastry on the escargot was undercooked and chewy. We had both planned on ordering the scallops but they did not have them that evening. We settled on the shrimp Athenia. I requested mine over penne rather than linguine and the penne was so undercooked it was crunchy. The flavor and complexity of the dish dish was something I could throw together in 10 minutes in my own kitchen for a fraction of the cost. With so many amazing dining options at the Jersey Shore we were severely disappointed with our dinner."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This was the second time dining. The service is wonderful and the food is very good. A great find for anyone looking for something different at the shore. Great for that speciall occasion or when looking for a good meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We come here every year for our anniversary dinner. As usual, the food and service are fantastic. We even found rose petals on our table! What a nice attention! Outstanding place!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We came here for my birthday and was thoroughly impressed. The food was amazing. We did not feel rushed through any of our experience here. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Very familiar with the area and simply never was aware that Scarborough Fair was where it was until it popped up on Open Table. The areas best kept secret."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As our first time to Scarborough Fair, we were very pleased with everything. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and it was very romantic as well. We loved the small 2 seater alcove table. They made me feel very special since it was birthday weekend. We look forward to going back again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The waitstaff were extremely friendly and helpful. They were quite attentive, but knew when to leave you alone to enjoy the meal. My wife and I went here for our anniversary. The server who seated us asked if it was a special occasion, and we told him. He then scattered some rose pedals on the table and comped us both an appetizer and dessert. The manager was also very friendly; he came over to congratulate us, and gave us a tour of the building at the end of our meal. The building, being a converted farmhouse, is unique in its appearance. There are many "alcoves" when you first enter for a secluded more romantic feeling, and there are bigger rooms up the stairs. The woodwork and stained glass was beautiful and added to the atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I fully understand how this restaurant can be billed as the "Most Romantic Restaurant At The Jersey Shore." The food was fantastic and presented with flair without being pretentious. The service was attentive without being overly so. And for a more intimate dining experience book a table on one of the several landings."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Celebrated our First Anniversary here on Saturday!! Friendly staff, great food, and very romantic! Staff went above and beyond to make sure our experience was enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the staff prepared a special birthday table for my wife's birthday. The food however tasted microwaved and the meat entrees we had were high priced and of poor quality."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been to Scarborough Fair several times for diner and have never been disappointed. Excellent food, service and ambience! This was the first time we tried it for brunch. It was a great Father's Day with an amazing brunch. Everything was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. I love the fact that it is sit down and served to patrons instead of a buffet. They offered an excellent choice of entrées from Salmon, eggs benedict to steak and eggs. I had the eggs benedict which was the best I have ever had. Although my wife and I will continue to frequent Scarborough Fair for diner, we are hoping that they continue to have their brunches as well. Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have dined at Scarborough many times, and As Always!! have enjoyed ourselves to the utmost. Thank You for asking. Mr& Mrs Michael Guarini."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time there....food was excellent. Definitely will be going back there."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We reserved an alcove table, which was really intimate and romantic, perfect for celebrating our anniversary. Appetizers were yummy, especially the Ahi Tuna, melted in my mouth. Bacon-wrapped shrimp were also good, but typical. I had filet mignon (w/asparagus & mashed potatoes) while my husband had the NY strip (w/roasted potatoes & spinach) really delicious and we took half of it home. The grand finale, (sooo yummy & incredible) was the white chocolate creme brulee. Can't wait to go back. The only criticism I have is how early they close up. When we go out for a special occasion, we like to linger and enjoy the evening, but the hours are only to 10:00pm on Friday & Saturday (9:00 on other nights) "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was our first time at Scarborough Fair and it was was beyond what we expected. We knew it'd be romantic (our 14th wedding anniversary) but the alcove was absolutely perfect; like having a private table ensconced in a beautiful old home. The food was 10 star quality. My wife's crabmeat melange was perfect and my bacon wrapped wild shrimp appetizer was superb. The Lobster Bisque has made it into my top 3 ever. We've been lucky enough to travel throughout the US, the US and British Virgin Islands and western Europe and for me, this was the without-a-doubt best steak I've ever had. My wife said the scallops entree is now the standard by which all others will be judged. Too bad we didn't have any room for dessert. Many, many thanks."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed the crabcake stufffed flounder and the pistachio crusted grouper entrees, artichokes were fantastic. Very attentive and accomodating staff. will definitely return again "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This place was so unique and special. I really liked the architecture of the place, exposed beams and bricks as well as trees were apart of the restaurant. We sat in a private alcove which was nice. The food was good. For an appetizer, we had the brie almondine which was just okay. My scallops were also good but not amazing, while my husband's strip steak was phenomenal. The dark chocolate with raspberry sauce dessert was very very good. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful and romantic, perfect for special occasion, anniversary, engagement or just pure quiet uninterrupted enjoyable dinner! Was not rushed at all!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our food and the service were really good. We go here on special occasions and really enjoy it."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Charming restaurant with much personality. Excellent service and drinks were made well. Rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and would recommend crab cake appetizer. Husband enjoyed the steak. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Hadn't been here for nearly 20 years. The food was as good as I remembered. Superbly cooked and well presented. Sadly, it was a shame to walk up to a once beautiful establishment and see paint peeling off the front of the building. Come on spruce the place up a bit!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "the food was very good very enjoyable time. was first time there and I will go back for sure"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My 89 yr old mom just loved her meal on Mother's Day this year. The food was delicious, well prepared and nicely plated. Mom also mentioned that she wants to celebrate her 90th birthday there. Her comments tells me that Scarborough Fair is perfect."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We read the reviews from another site and were not sure if we should chance spending our special day at Scarborough Fair. When we walked in we were immediately enchanted by how romantic the tables were. It is as if each person has their own personal space in the restaurant. The service was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We usually only frequent restaurants that are bring your own so we expected to have to pay a high mark up for a bottle of wine we knew what we could buy it for at the store. We were pleasantly surprised to find a delicious bottle of wine that was reasonably priced. It was one of many we could have chosen from. What sold us was how delicious the food was. Thank you....we will be back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A special restaurant with great food and a lovely (!) interior."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We go to Scarborough Fair once every couple of months - It is always outstanding !!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A great place, mostly forgotten about, but a true gem!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A beautiful restaurant for a romantic anniversary dinner. The filet mignon & rack of lamb were delicious. The staff in friendly & attentive"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. The food was very good with amazing service!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Perfect spot for a romantic evening out with someone special. Service was phenomenal, food was excellent. Ambiance was picture perfect."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have been to Scarborough Fair many times, the food and the service is always excellent. The Ambience is second to none, a great place for that special Occasions. I highly recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant, great set-up; amazing food. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "UNCOOKED GROUPER. Recently, we dined with two out-of-town guests. While three of the meals were good, the fourth was not. I ordered grouper but asked that the coconut sauce that came with it be served "on the side". The grouper was served covered with sauce. and the server took it back. When he returned, the grouper was cold, but the bigger problem was that while the fish was cooked on top, the inside of the fish and underside were virtually raw. Since the rest of the party had been waiting to begin eating, I did not want them to wait longer. No one came over to ask if everything was OK. I told the person who took our plates away not to wrap the fish for "take home" as it was raw. No one did or said anything to satisfy us. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We always find ourselves at Scarborough Fair for a special occasion. The service never fails to make our group, large or small, feel special. We chose a 2011 Merlot for the table; - nicely priced and quite smooth. Clam and spanakopita appetizers were wonderful; I had my favorite - duck breast with cherry sauce; the gentlemen had pork loin with fig sauce and the chef was kind enough to make the bay scallop appetizer into a dinner portion for the 77 year old birthday boy. Cappuchino and desserts rounded out the evening nicely. The ambiance here is without equal. Each table feels like a private cove and the staff is unfailingly attentive and congenial. If you want to make anyone feel special, including yourself, take them here!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The grounds, the building, the interior , the food - all outstanding. the bar - very nice atmosphere. The staff friendly and helpful. My only complaint? We felt more than a bit rushed. We were seated as soon as we walked in, which was great. After that, it was just one, two, three - order, eat, dessert, check - get out! There was literally no time to breathe, let alone have a dinner conversation. All with a friendly smile. I don't like to have the check placed on the table, with an assurance to "take your time" Also, I believe if you want one of the cute and cozy step tables you need to ask when you make your reservation. All that said, I do plan to give it another try."
    Dined on 4/19/2014