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About 709 Point Beach
709 is the perfect gathering place to relax and meet new friends. Come experience our chef's fresh new creations from the seasonal menu and enjoy the freshest selections from both our sushi & raw bar.
Our Chill-Rite 32 degree taps keep the ice-cold beer flowing, and our talented bar and wait staff will guide you through our eclectic and versatile menu offerings and specials, our alluring hand-crafted cocktails, and our global wine list.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08747
Contemporary American, Sushi, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Every Friday beginning at 8:30pm!
2 Blocks West of Point Pleasant Beach NJ Transit Train Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-7pm (Sat 1-4)....$2Draft, $4Wine, $5Cocktails
Monday: Half Price Wine (bottle or glass)
Tuesday & Sunday: Half Price Select Sushi Rolls
Thursday: Ladies Night- Happy Hour Priced Special Drinks for Ladies from 5pm
709 Point Beach Ratings and Reviews
We had heard good things about the restaurant but boy were they wrong. The music was so loud we were yelling over it ( if I was at the bar that would be fine but we were trying to have conversation over dinner) The food was terrible. The calamari was not too bad but very salty, the crab bisque was not even eatable, the sushi wasn't the best but it was the star of the night. My husband ordered pizza and it was just very bland and I ordered chicken franchese and it was full of grizzle and just tasted like melted butter on it. I sent it back and they did not charge us. A definite not again!!!
We have been here before and had a great time. This evening must have been an off night for them. The server was pleasant but the service was slow, we waited a while for drinks and food. The drinks were watered down and when dinner arrived my rack of lamb was RAW inside. I half expected it to run back to the kitchen on its own.
I had a reservation for 2 but I was told there would be a wait. A table of 4 were also told they had to wait, I found this quite puzzling since on my way to the restroom I noticed several open tables. We found a seat at the bar and after 20 minutes I asked the hostess why we couldn't sit at any of the empty tables, she replied she could seat us now??? The menu was not impressive and after 15 minutes of not being addressed my husband got up to ask a waitress if she could send someone our way. After another 10 minutes we left. The place was poorly run and is in dire need of a cleaning.
I rarely write reviews, but this was my second visit to 709 with poor service. My wife and I each requested separate items from our server/runner (multiple times) and were brought these items (ketchup, napkin, butter, salad dressing).
I brought this to our server's attention when he finally returned to our table (approx. 10-15 minutes later) and after we had finished our meal.
I explained the situation to him; and he did nothing about it.
We were celebrating my wife's birthday... very disappointed!
We made reservations on the basis of it's food offerings and didn't pay attention to any ratings about the facility itself. This dinner was a birthday celebration and the request was for sushi. Since that doesn't always please everyone, we chose 709 because of its varied menu. The food ranged from good, not great (strip steak) to very good (grilled salmon over roasted beet risotto.) For some odd reason, the sushi never got ordered, but it did look good. Food-wise, the dinner was very nice. An arugula salad was little heavy on the onions, but good, and the French onion soup was excellent.
The restaurant itself seems to be confused about what it wants to be, bar or fine dining. When you walk in the door you enter a big bar area. At first we thought that was the only seating. There is nothing wrong with this, we just weren't expecting it. When we told the hostess we had reservations, she led us to a back room that is more of a dining room. Rustic but fine. The noise level is a bit on the loud side but conversation is possible.
The wine list offered selections in many varieties and styles, and hit many price points. The beer list was equally well balanced. Mixed drinks are not our area of expertise, but many are offered, along with a number of after dinner liqueurs.
Service was prompt, pleasant, and attentive but not intrusive.
Point is a beach town, so we can see how the facility works, so save this restaurant for when you want good food in a casual setting.
We've been here several times and generally have enjoyed our experience. We chose to dine here for New Year's with friends, and we were a bit disappointed. We were told they would have live music and the full menu; neither of which was the case. Upon our 8:30 PM seating we learned that they were already sold out of two items on the menu. Service was a bit slow and to note, the dining room was not packed. Our meals were fine yet the appetizers left something to be desired. Their Poutine fries we're not even close to the authentic original, and the tuna tartare was far from rare. Other than that we enjoyed our evening overall and would return, but just found this particular experience disappointing compared to our previous visits.
My reservation for four was at 6PM New Year's Eve. We were seated promptly but then waited 30 minutes until a waiter came to our table. (When he did come to wait on us the explanation was that he hadn't been told the table was in his station. He apologized several times and I don't believe the error was his-still it was upsetting and annoying to wait so long to be served.) The wait was that long despite one person in my party going over to the wait staff after about 20 minutes to let them know we hadn't been waited on. The food and service were fine once we were served but the wait was unacceptable, particularly that early in the evening when the restaurant wasn't busy.
Obviously the calamari was not fresh(frozen). It was very chewy.
My wife got the salmon. It was about one inch in size and served with the wrong side up and not tasty.
The waitress was very nice and did a great job. Always had a smile on her face.
My steak was pretty good but my friend and his wife's dinner was not good at all.
Dumpling and Calamari appetizers were pretty good. Entrees were not worth the price and took a very long time to come out. While we were waiting for them the server never came back to clear app dishes nor check if we wanted more drinks, etc. Probably will not go back.
We gifted our friends for his birthday..1st time there. We arrived early at 4:30 on a Sunday. it was not busy at all. We asked to be seated in dining room sand we were the only people there. The bar area had more diners. We enjoyed three different appetizers which were shared. Drinks were good. All our entrees were delicious. The standout was the Angus beef filet mignon. it was like butter. Our server was attentive. Music abit on the loud side. Definitely geared to a younger crowd but only if they can afford the prices
Sat down 8:15 with or reservation. We did not receive our meal until 10:05 . Server did not come over and check on drinks or ask if we needed anything. Only when we asked what was the issue with our meal at around 9:30 did she inform us the kitchen had issues. The manager came over about 15 min later and apologized saying 2 cook walked out. Food was good when it finally arrived but not worth a 2 hour wait.
My wife and I love 709, this experience wasn't any different than all of our previous visits. We have tried something different every time and everything is amazing. The sushi is always fresh and the drink menu is always changing. I would recommend everyone to give this place a try. We will absolutely be back.
Was a bit too expensive. The sushi was so tasty and delicious. But, the prices were high for the portions. My husband's steak was just OK, the sauce was great. A friend ordered the crab cakes. They arrived lonely on one side of the largest plate I've ever seen. The plantains were forgotten. The waiter was great and he retrieved them, but I don't think they were stellar. Just an OK experience.
My husband and I were searching for a rehearsal dinner venue for our son's summer 2017 wedding. The bride's parents (who had never previously eaten there) suggested that 709 might be a possibility. We went together with them to sample the food and also to look at their event space.
Gin & tonics were 75% ice, 25% G & T.
We all ordered the crab bisque as a starter, but after taking our order, the waitress returned to inform us that there were only two servings left.
One member of our party chose the Rasta burger which comes with plantains and sweet potato fries--sorry again, all out of plantains and sweet potato fries.
The member of our party who preferred not to have a big meal ordered a salad and soup, and asked the waitress for some bread to accompany them. She was told that they don't serve bread but she could have some warm pretzels instead. That sounded fine, but the pretzels never arrived. One of the several additional times we asked she apologized saying that she would "comp" the pretzels. Good thing they were "comped", since the promised pretzels never did materialize.
The consensus of our party was that there was no need to look at the 709's function room.
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