The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn
The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn

The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.themollypitcher.com/
  • Phone: (732) 747-2500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm (October 20 - Father's Day)
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (Lunch not served on Sundays during Brunch season)
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Roll
  • Dress Code: Formal Attire
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Extensive selection of banquet menus are available, including Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet and Tea.
  • Entertainment: We offer live piano and singing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, and Sundays during our Brunch Buffet. Supper Club Dinners, Wine Dinners and Special Events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Riverside Ave
  • Public Transit: Red Bank Train Station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self Parking and Valet service available for your convenience.
A word from The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn
The Molly Pitcher Inn prides itself not only in its fine dining menu but also its service and atmosphere. It is an ideal setting for that special occasion or just an elegant dining experience. Under the crystal chandeliers of our Dining Room, we serve some the most tantalizing cuisine in all of New Jersey. Our panoramic windows provide a truly breathtaking vista. No matter what season or time of day, the quiet stillness of the Navesink River envelops all who dine here.
Our famed Sunday Brunch has been the proud recipient of the Asbury Park Press, Readers’ Choice Award for Best Brunch since 1996. The Brunch is available Sundays from October through mid-June. On Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas we offer a seasonal and more extensive Brunch for our guests to celebrate their special holidays; reservations are required.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (35)special occasion (32)romantic (21)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (11)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (6)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Let's get dressed up
    UpforaGoodMealVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great place for a "let's get dressed up tonight" evening. Attentive staff. Excellent meals - prepaation and presentation. Fantastic view. Always an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just lovely
    SueL
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went to Molly Pitcher for my best friends 50th birthday dinner. It was just lovely. Food was delicious, the service exemplary and the atmosphere elegant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The food and service are the best in town. We were a group of 6 so there was a nice round table that we could all have the same conversation if we wished. The waitress was outstanding- attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Molly pitcher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    you won't be disappointed. All around good food, service and views
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our family celebrated our son,s comfirmation on saturday november 8,2014 the atmosphere was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    teri
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    it is a beautiful and elegant room. our service was very good. the food was pretty good although the chicken was very dry. a sauce would have helped. the pumpkin gelato was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting & Good food
    Racer13715
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Beautiful setting overlooking the water in an elegant dining room. Good food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    steve
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This dining experience was exactly what we wanted. While the menu is somewhat limited, the restaurant was quiet, service great and food quality top draw
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We came for our 55th wedding anniversary. Pleasantly received. Cordially seated. We had a quiet leisurely dinner. No one even hinted us to hurry. Waitress was polite and helpful. After our dinner though Valet could not be found. He showed up after a long wait. On the whole a very good experience, as always. We have been here many times before. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    MOLLY PITCHER INN IS ALWAYS A TREAT. THE SERVICE IS GREAT, THE FOOD OUTSTANDING & THE VIEW IS MARVELOUS. GREAT FOR A GROUP, LARGE OR SMALL. GOOD LOCATION & EASY TO FIND. PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE. HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES. WILL CONTINUE TO GO THERE WHENEVER WE CAN.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food is very good; not overly creative, but plain, straightforward, and quite good. I thought the prices were in keeping with this quality and would certainly recommend the restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • toonoisy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our experience at the Molly Pitcher Dining Room was not as enjoyable as I had expected it to be. There was a wedding going on in the room adjacent to the dining room and the door was left open so the noise level was unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back Again!
    SuzieV
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Was there last week; so good I returned a few days later. Our server, Peter, was outstanding! Great choices on menu. Save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem at the Jersey Shore
    jjpags
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The location of the Molly Pitcher Inn is great, the view of the river is outstanding. The lobby has the old world charm. The drinks started the lunch with Bloody Mary's. The lunch menu is not large in selection, but my wife had the lobster sandwich, and I had the special of the day: scallops with eggplant was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shore Gem
    SuzieV
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Nestled on the river in Red Bank, the Molly Pitcher never disappoints. Menu offers something for everyone & it's all delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HARVARD CLUB AT THE SHORE
    BobH
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food is consistently good here, never poor or poorly presented, never on the creative edge wonderful, it is consistently good and in this area that is saying something. The chicken pot pie and fish and chips are lunch time favorites, the burgers are always good, it's hard to explain this place to someone who has never been there. The lunch crowd is primarily older women and couples in expensive outfits, with occasional business lunches of men, always men, wearing $5000 suits. There are Cob Salads and other delights for the ones trying to remain slim, however people who are eating light always love a beautiful presentation to satisfy at least an artistic craving and salads here are simply piled on a plate. Good wine and Martinis.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but would Not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Honestly, much about the place was very nice, the atmosphere, the wait staff and table location. However, it really comes to the food and the salad was good and the bread okay. However, the main meal mine was seafood pasta and my husband fish filet, were okay, not by any means great. They were on the high side of cost. I have had much better food for half the cost. I do not paying if the food is good. This food was okay not great and the restaurant was not busy. If I stayed at the hotel again, I would look for a restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RetiredNJFolks
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was a return visit that took us to Molly Pitcher. We brought 'out of town' visitors for breakfast. Everything was delightful. We go to the MP several times a year, but not in the summer. We try and avoid the New Jersey summer shore crowds. Will not hesitate going back again to MP, perhaps next time we'll do dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AnD19
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    good food and a beautiful view...would recommend this place when visiting Red Bank...don't miss it
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Molly Pitcher Experience
    Diningwith2Kuzuy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We arrived at about 5 PM. There was a wedding taking place at about the same time. The parking lot was crowded due to that. Valet parking was available. Before going inside we sat on the outside deck overlooking the boats and river. We were seated by the window again with a beautiful view. The menu was limited but offered enough variation. I had filet and my date ordered scallops. Perfect. Jackets required after 5 PM on Friday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    FussyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had lunch on a lovely summer afternoon. Perfect in every way. Crab cakes were delicious. Service friendly and attentive but not obtrusive. The view alone is worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic and Top Notch Service
    Memorable
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The choices on the menu are unique and absolutely delicious! We had a very relaxed and enjoyable meal. The service was excellent and the view was beautiful from every table in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misleading!
    Lovefood22
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Place is breathtaking with beautiful views of the river. However, with the acception of shrimp cocktail and salad, the food was horrible! Almost not edible! Filet Mignon on bone had no taste at all and served over a bed of spinach purée. Spinach absolutely gross! Reminded me of nursing home food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was elegantly prepared. The setting, overlooking the river, was beautiful. Live piano music in the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn reviews archive.
  • Mom is 87 and she likes it ...
    87thbirthday
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    she wanted to go for a quiet, high end, lunch. We were sat in the back half of the room. Note to self - next time make an earlier reservation to get a window table. A large noisy group was sat next to us so we asked to be moved. There was nothing available but the bar so we ate there. That cut some of the fun out of mom's visit but what could they do? The food was serviceable. Mom isn't an adventurous eater so she liked it. My lobster roll was served on a croissant and with the overload of mayo used, that made for a very heavy and greasy sandwich. We skipped dessert. She will want to go again but I'd rather not. If you go, I suggest the brunch. That is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good!
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and ambiance was very lovely. The food was outstanding! I would recommend this restaurant !
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very good food, especially the crab cakes. Lovely views and atmosphere for a special occasion. Would definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunchwithfriend
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Wonderful view - a restaurant where you can actually converse and not be drowned out by the noise! Good food - great American menu
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My birthday was bad day:(
    Alla
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food ok, but they almost lost my credid card and they never say sorry. They got me upset so I forgat my present and when I did came back in 1 hour they told me the box was empty so they just trow the box away. It's lie , my present was a money, gold, lipstick from Victoria Secret and A/X scarf that was very expensive present because I had 8 people with me for dinner. They still didn't return me anything and no calls, I try to call them and I think they don't think how important that box for me. Unprofessional workers there, I don't think I can't trust them again with my credit card and....or come back to this restaurant:(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was a beautiful night out. You need to be dressed and plan to spend time enjoying your dinner and the experience. A beautiful place and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice family celebration
    y2kClaremont
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We held a family birthday celebration here - they printed special menus for our group. The view from the dining room was spectacular (even from the space a level up, which is where they seated our larger group), and the ambiance was formal and elegant, nicely appropriate for a special occasion. We could have a conversation here -- it might have been because the restaurant was not full for a weekday evening, but we couldn't hear any of the other parties there, so the acoustics probably promote the quiet atmosphere. The service was professional, and the food ranged from good to excellent. I recommend the beet salad, chowder, seafood pastry, and rack of lamb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Ybrad
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We stayed at the hotel and were travel-weary, so were happy to find an excellent restaurant on premises. We met friends for drinks in the beautiful bar and then met other friends later for an excellent dinner. As we had not seen either set of friends in a long time, it was nice to find a quiet spot to talk. Our meal was very good and the staff attentive and nice. A great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2todinefor
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband & I usually dine at the lounge, but for fathers Day I made reservations in the dining room. I now believe that the lounge menu is better as far as quantity of food. Yes the food was very tasty but the portion was small especially the vegetables. I had to ask for a second serving which was still a small serving. I suggest that they don't fancy cut the vegetables, but give larger portions. OK so the meat & fish were reasonable size. As always the Molly is very relaxing ,enjoyable, and the scenic view is just great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Retiree Group Get-Together
    BellSysRetireeGroup
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our retiree group have been getting together each June for lunch at the Molly Pitcher since 2001. The food, service and ambience have been consistently great. The scenic view is spectacular. These are the reasons, besides great central location, for our yearly return! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class!
    Not4me
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a delicious dinner overlooking a beautiful water view complimented by first class service!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The view, the view
    NJmamma
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Is only one part of a great dinner here. The staff is amazingly attenttive and friendly. The food was delicious and nicely presented. We went with friends before a show at the iconic Count Basie theatre... it is a 10 minute stroll from the restaurant to the theatre. I have lived in the area for many years and this was my first time at the Molly Pitcher. It was a good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Picture Perfect
    UpforaGoodMealVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    How can you go wrong. Beautiful view of the river. Excellent food. Fantastic service. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOBSTER BLT
    VEGA
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I HAVE HAD THIS LUNCHEON DISH BEFORE AND THOUGHT IT OUTSTANDING. MONDEY , JUNE 2....WAS A BIT OF A DISAPPOINTMENT. THE LOBSTER TASTED FISHY AND THE POTATO SALAD HAD LONG PAST IT'S RETIREMENT AGE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beware!
    Mahler
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Large noisy private parties in dining room will ruin your whole dining experience
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • greatlunch
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Our first choice when we want a place with lovely view, low noise level and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet