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Copper Canyon

4.5
385 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southwest
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Copper Canyon is the official restaurant of the Blue Bay Inn. Offering incredible southwestern cuisine and a tequila bar like no other, this award winning venue is most famously known for its pasilla pepper steak, crab cakes, and signature margaritas!



A 2011 & 2012 James Beard nominee, chef and owner, Michael Krikorian keeps things fresh and creative with amazing flavors in every dish.



A superior tequila bar with over 350 tequilas also allows for unique flights and tequila tastings regularly.



Tequila Dinners are a great way to try both the incredible food and some fine tequilas specifically paired with one another.



Still no sign on the door, 16 years later, Copper Canyon has built and maintained this business by word of mouth. Only horseshoes on the doors let you know that you have arrived at the one and only Copper Canyon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest
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Hours of operation
Due to high volume of reservations on Fridays and Saturdays, reservations before 8:00pm have the following turn times...
reservations for 2, one and a half hour turn time.
reservations for 3 or more, two hour turn time.

We seat only complete parties. A complete party is the number the reservation is made for. Please call for any changes, we will do our best to accommodate.

We hold reservations for 12 minutes.

Dinner Only:
Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00 (last seating 8:45)
Friday-Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00 (last seating 9:45)
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Phone number
(732) 291-8444 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Krikorian
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Boulevard
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Parking details
With ample street parking and a municipal parking lot down the street, you will not have a problem finding parking for your visit to Copper Canyon!
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Public transit
SeaStreak Ferry is just two blocks from Copper Canyon and the Blue Bay Inn. A short 40 minute ride from NYC!
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Special events & promotions
Join us for our special packages with our hotel! Make a night out of it and experience the difference! Call for more details and to make your reservations today.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 385 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Copper Canyon is always perfect! Good good, good service...what more can one ask for?

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everything was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This is a great local spot for everyday dining, special occasion, or for bringing friends from out of town. That is the beauty of Copper Canyon. The food is consistently delicious, and they are always adding seasonal items to the menu. The crab cake and steak are so incredible- I'd say best in monmouth county for sure! We also love the guacamole sampler and the chips are perfectly seasoned everytime.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We pick up our family from Seastreak and like to stop at Copper Canyon as we have a great meal and a nice start to the weekend visit. We also bring other guests as we know we can talk without shouting, enjoy the drinks and variety of food.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants since I relocated to New Jersey. Every visitor which is coming over needs to have dinner here!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Consistently delicious year after year! We love the food, service and atmosphere! Always a top pick for us and all our friends and family!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Best steak in New York Metro great Guacamole /home made chips Drinks off the chart

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good selection, great Margaritas.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I have been here many times but the first time for a business diner, the place is great!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Dinner here is always a home run. We over ordered like usual because we can never make up our minds. Our server Parker was on point and made good suggestions that were extra $ for him. Will always return for more :)

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fabulous steak!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

When I said we are going to a Mexican for my daughters sixteenth, I had a colleague comment, oh great. We'll, this is really Southern Western gourmet. It is $12 for guacamole because it is 12 worth of Guac! The best steak ever, amazing tequila and Margarita selection, not a bad thing on the menu. It's expensive because good quality food is worth it!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I would like linen napkins back

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Used to be great. Service and food now terrible. Food no longer freshly prepared. Tuna taquitos had cold tuna that looked like it had been frozen.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Simply the best steak around.And the best Margaritas.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Wait staff ill informed. Food presentation poor. Food quality poor. All 4 of our meals were cooked incorrectly. Wine steward was professional. Table was sticky when we were seated and the table setting was complete with paper napkins similar to Burger King

Used to be a fun and exciting dining experience but apparently the kitchen staff and chef have changed.

Expected more when they required a credit card to make reservations for a Monday night

Didn’t acknowledge the special occasion selected when reservation was made.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Used to be my favorite restaurant! The steak and fries is the best when you get get a good piece of steak. Sometimes it’s hit or miss on getting a good piece . The apps like the Brie and lamb chops are off the charts and drinks are great but everything else on the menu is average. I would highly suggest taking the chorizo meal off and please bring back the Andouille sausage quesadilla. It’s my go to if I want a great steak and beer, but don’t love some of the menu changes . Had Shrimp quesadilla and the shrimp was rubbery, which is the second time that’s happened so NO to the shrimp . Still a good place , just not great anymore

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We split the Arugula & Baby Spinach Salad and Pasilla Pepper Grilled N. Y. Strip Steak and both were delicious! Just beware when your server hands you a menu and asks if you'd like some chips and salsa or some guacamole like its complimentary - it's not! That will set you back $3 for the chips and salsa and $12 for the guacamole. Shady! That "trick" left a bad taste!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fantastic food, drinks and service! Went to celebrate a birthday a favorite family spot and as always exceeded expectations!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food is always amazing but the service is inconsistent.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great tequila selection and wonderful menu items- the black bass was amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food!!!

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2018

reserved table in dining room but wound up sitting at the bar; super casual and the steak was as good as I remembered; Sarah great bartender

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The place is a little on the small side and the table next to us was a little too loud. I can’t fault the restaurant for this and the food was excellent. The wait staff wasn’t very attentive and even brought one of our meals to wrong table next us and we figured it out when we overheard them saying their meal was incorrect.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Copper consistently good and never disappoints!
Chef Mike is a master at putting together ingredients to create flavorful and delicious menu items. Our families favorite restaurant.
Worth the trip- steak is awesome and lamb chops a very close second....

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Server was excellent but food was just ok for the price.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Copper Canyon is a great place that has incredible food, beyond words.. Spectacular tequila bar! Just an overall GEM.. Authentic South-west cuisine..

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

As always the food was delicious! We come for every anniversary and birthday. Love Copper Canyon

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Great spot

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Decent food, service vould have been more timly

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

As always a wonderful dinner. Inventive menu, great service and upscale yet comfortable ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good times

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

they never disappoint. Always terrific and this time was no exception. The steak was amazing and my wife’s fish special was terrific.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Was very impressed by the restaurant. Imagined it would have been a bar type atmosphere. It was not (though you could enjoy a bar on the other side). This was a cozy, intimate dinner and I am looking forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

This was our 2nd visit to Copper Canyon
The Food & level of service provided were Top Notch
Angela & her staff were very attentive & made sure that we had a GREAT Birthday dinner
I'd highly recommend the Pepper Grilled N.Y. Strip Steak & their Pork Chop - Both are Superb
The Margaritas are fantastic & the service is 5 Stars!!!!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

3rd time eating here...Great food (awesome NY Strip), service and atmosphere.
Will be back again before the holidays for sure!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants! Excellent appetizers & tequila list ! One of the best steaks in town ! Tha guacamole sampler is the way to go ! You won’t be disappointed

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good! Service was not!

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The steak was awesome. The empanadas were very good- good margaritas. The noise and fast food napkins and freezer French fries weren't on par with the price.

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