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Blend on Main

4.5
727 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Blend on Main is committed to using as many local sustainable products as possible. In doing so we have met some incredible farmers, artisans, and fishermen along the way. Our menu is a celebration of their hard work.

We genuinely care about serving really good, high quality food. Thank you to all of you who walk through our doors. We are fortunate to have you here sharing our vision with us.

- Chef Lou
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Breakfast & Lunch
Tuesday through Sunday 8:00 - 3:00

Brunch
Sunday 10:30-3:00

Dinner
Tuesday through Thursday 5:00 - 9:30

Friday 5:00 - 10:00

Saturday 5:00 - 10:00

Sunday 4:00 - 9:00
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Phone number
(732) 223-0030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Lou Smith
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Catering
On Site or Off Site Catering & Event Planning
If you’re considering choosing us to provide the food on your big day, thank you. We promise to put as much care and love into the preparation of the food for your event as you have into planning the rest of the occasion. We understand you want everything to be perfect and that’s a good thing, because we do too.
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Parking details
Ample parking is available behind our restaurant and can be found by following the driveway on the east side of our building.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 727 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love, love, love!! What a wonderful meal. Every course is better than the last. I really believe that the chef is a magician . This is my favorite place to eat.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Gave Blend on Main a try during restaurant week. Really enjoyed our meal and will be back to try their regular menu. Like the location and atmosphere. Food was very good and the restaurant week menu allowed us a chance to sample.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our reservation was at 5:15 on a Sunday. By the time we left, the restaurant was about 2/3 full. Had high hopes based on all of the stellar reviews I've read. Appetizers were OK. Burrata with grilled peaches was nice, clams were tasty with the thick cut bacon, but the calamari was chewier than it should have been and the Asian sauce was cloyingly sweet. Brick Chicken breast was good, Porcini Ravioli special was liked, but the Berkshire pork chop was really quite dry and over cooked. Dessert was the peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Somewhat difficult to eat in the cast iron pot as when you tried to spoon it out, it oozed out all over the place. It too was way too sweet and buttery rich. One bite was all I could handle.

Even with the ok food, I'd have been willing to give it another try, but what turned me off was the unnecessary rush. It irks me when someone at the table is still eating a course and they remove everybody else's plates. Happened with every course!! It unfortunately has the effect of making the last person eating feel rushed and awkward that they are the only one left with food in front of them. Hope they remedy this. And the dessert was served at the same time as the check. I'd much rather have to ask for the check than having it standing up in front of me while trying to eat the final course. And it's not as if anyone was waiting for our table. They had plenty of space.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is one of our favorite local spots. It is always fabulous! This service, the food, the conversation with people in the mix -great night!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The meals are beautifully presented and the portions are generous. Food was superb and the service was excellent. I look forward to going back very soon.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love Blend on Main! Food is always excellent and service great!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Blend has never surprised us. The food, the waiters, the ambience has always been top shelf. From the moment you enter the establishment, you can tell you will be experiencing something special and such is the case. The Chef and his staff are proud of what they are offering and we are grateful for that.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to the Easter Dunner Buffet at Blend on Main. We had a 4 pm seating and waited until about 4:15 while the staff ran around trying to get stations ready for the dinner seating. The place was overbooked and getting to the buffet stations was like fighting for shrimp at a really bad wedding. But our waitress was great! Everything else was average. The buffet was $50/person. The oysters and crab legs were good but the shrimp was low quality. The anti pasta bar needed utensils and a makeover. They had toothpicks our for the cheese service which was also low quality. They didn’t even have crackers and the bread selection was disappointing. I will say the ham carving station was good. But the pasta station, champagne chicken, and seafood étouffée with Rice were sub par. Chicken was dry and seafood was rubbery. The desserts were good. The chocolate torte was decadent and the cannoli were worth the calories. The restaurant is BYOB so that helped! I would not return for a buffet meal here.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent as always!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter brunch. Food and service was great. Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food and service are always excellent. Chef Lou never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A table by the fireplace, mushroom risotto and shrimp with grits....perfection!!!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

4 meals out of 5 were go. One plate went back twice because it came out cold. Plate was hot but food was cold.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing service and delicious food!!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always a great meal. Service was attentive. Would recommend to anyone

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Diverse selection appetizers, entree's and deserts. I had a lamb stew over paperdelli pasta, that was excellent. Others at our table had fish, pork and steak. Everyone complimented the presentation, flavor and the service.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My wife and I have dined here several times, but our most recent meal was the best that we could recall. I always have the Asian Calamari which is presented in a take out container that you would get in a a Chinese restaurant making a unique presentation with plenty of lightly fried calamari in a delicious chili plum sauce...a far cry from the typical calamari with marinara which I find boring. My wife's Blend Salad was well presented and provided a compliment of flavors which she enjoyed. For entree's, she enjoyed the salmon which was perfectly prepared...a nice seasoning...not overwhelming...and was moist and tender. I had the tenderloin beef tips served with grilled veg and potato...all delicious. We topped it off with their flourless chocolate cake and a side of vanilla ice cream...sinful...

Our server, Steve, was great...checking on us to make sure everything was to our liking. The busboys were courteous and attentive...with the Groupon coupon, the value of the meal was exceptional...we will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service by Tina was exceptional!
All of our meals were superb & beautifully plated. I can't wait to come back!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is the whole package; lovely setting, attentive and gracious service, and delicious food. Food presentation was definitely a cut above the ordinary, with unique twists, especially on the calamari and the salad.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Impeccable service, outstanding food, very nice decor.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Such a nice atmosphere!! Sat by the fireplace on a cold winter night. The food, ambience and service was perfection. The waitress gave us enough attention to let us know we were being well taken care of but gave us plenty of time to enjoy our meal and conversation . The food was delicious and presentation very aesthetically pleasing. One of the best meals out I have had in a long time! Excellent all around.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This was my first time at this restaurant. Mostly all positive. The food was delicious. Service was mostly very good. Nice atmosphere. Did not feel rushed. The only negative (and I will give them a pass in my "stars" rating) was that 2 dinners arrived luke warm at best. There was a bit of a wait, and I believe they either sat waiting for the server, or more likely the main meals were waiting for some reason for my daughters kids mac and cheese (which was piping hot). The other 2 meals were luke warm. It is a shame because the food was excellent. We will come again and hope this was an anomoly/one off mistake. We will see what happens next time!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

great place to have a date night I have had the fish and the turf both are great

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As always, the food was great. All six of us had different entrees and everyone was happy. The ring ding tower dessert was enough for all of us to share.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was excellent. Server was good but took a while to get him to engage on discussion of food. Noise was way too loud. First time we have been seated in big room. Would recommend parties of two in smaller room.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A favorite for when I’m in this part of town. Food is always great and innovative. Service usually great but this tome was super rushed.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great restaurant . Food taste fabulous
Highly recommend to all

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Second time at Blend, great food and ambiance. Great fish selections very nicely presented plates and byob! I had a mussel appetizer that was a meal in itself, most restaurants give a very small portion. My wife had the Mediterranean salad which was fantastic! On my first visit I had the shrimp and grits which were fabulous and this time I had the zuppa de peace which was awesome. Highly recommend this gem !
Patrick Freeman

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Wonderful place, great atmosphere and outrageously delicious food. Service was top notch as well. Left stuffed and completely pleased.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

They had a private cocktail party of about 40 people in the same dining room, standing with the full house of Sat. evening diners, as well as two large tables in the middle of the room with rowdy birthday revelers. It was like New Years eve. We had to huddle together at our table to speak. Just awful. We should have left. We spent alot of money on tomahawk steak dinners. Tasty but fatty. I barely got any meat. We split them at 2 orders of $125, for 2 people each. Really a splurge to be disappointed. The noise finally subsided after two hours and the young staff started the vacuum, with us still there and finally relaxing. We were very disappointed as in the past found it quiet there. We left saying we should have made steaks at home!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time here. Food was better than expected, and was prepared and presented well. Great service from Tyler. One drawback, the whole restaurant was very loud. Also, the items were pretty pricy, more on par with NYC prices. The tab for our party of 4 was $300 , and that does not include Alcohol because it's a BYOB .

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband went to the Blend for the first time for a date night and we loved it. The food was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend it and we are looking forward to coming back. We had the Pre-fixe menu through the Groupon and the choices were delicious and creative. We both thoroughly enjoyed the meals. The service was ok, there were a few mix-ups with our meal and it took a very long time for us to order and then after we ordered, they brought us a desert menu and someone else's deserts before we received our entree. Not a big deal. It took a very long time to get our meals but we would definitely buy the groupon again and go back !!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Everything was absolutely amazing as always!!! Thank you Chef Lou for everything! We will be back hopefully sooner than later!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was great but service mediocre. Our server couldn't answer basic questions about the menu, border line unfriendly, and seemed disinterested in general. I will try again in hopes we just got a server having a bad day. The food was that good!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food, both in quality and taste. You really can’t go wrong. Locally sourced and expertly prepared. Really among the best at the Jersey shore

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, love that it is a BYOB and the food was incredible, we had the Asian calamari which was amazing, and for our entrees we had the shrimp and grits and the tuna filet, very good, and the flourless chocolate cake was great.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been going to Blend since it’s opening and it has never disappointed us. The Chef and his staff do an excellent job in preparing and cooking the food then having it served in an eye appealing presentation. On this eve the lobster tails and steak were cooked to perfection and were delicious. Our server, Steve, was on point and made sure everything was to our liking.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Have eaten here several times for different occasions, the food is always fantastic and the wait staff is excellent.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We have gone to Blend on many occasions. This time we had a Groupon. They now have a special menu just for Groupons. Entree choices not great, although salad and appetizers were very good. You do get a dessert but only specific ones. If you want to choose something from the regular menu you pay extra. We were not told that COFFEE (of all things) was not included (although it might have been indicated on the Groupon but not sure); this may seem petty but it was annoying especially at $3.50 plus the tax so when you look at what the Groupon cost you, it wasn't a great deal.

In addition, the lighting in the dining room was very dim - you could not see the menu choices without having to put your flashlight on from your phone. Not sure what's happening at Blend but it didn't live up to all of the other times we visited.

Thank goodness the waitstaff was great!

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