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Best American Restaurants in Bay Head


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A photo of Shipwreck Grill - Brielle restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 39 times today
Shipwreck Grill in Brielle is renowned for its exceptional seafood cuisine. This favorite local spot has been consistently lauded by customers for its consistently outstanding food and service since its establishment. The menu boasts a wide array of delicious seafood options, with reviewers particularly praising dishes such as the shrimp crusted halibut and fresh oysters. Customers have also shared their delightful experiences, emphasizing the friendly and attentive staff, the restaurant's great vibe, and extensive, fairly-priced wine list. Furthermore, many have specially chosen Shipwreck Grill for special occasions, affirming its status as a top seafood destination in the area.
A photo of Poached Pear Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 48 times today
The Poached Pear Bistro is highly recommended for its exceptional contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers hail it as one of the best restaurants in its area, often referring to its imaginative chef and his mastery in delivering perfection with every dish served. Known for its fresh offerings, from seafood to lamb and steak, the restaurant never fails to impress even the most particular foodies. The corn bisque, duck ravioli, and seared ahi tuna are just a few of the beloved dishes. Many visitors also praise the sizeable and satisfying portions. The establishment even caters to kids with its 'little pears' menu. With its excellent service, creative dishes, and stunning food presentation, it's no wonder that the Poached Pear Bistro is a go-to spot for special occasions and outstanding dining experiences.
A photo of The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 14 times today
The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar provides an authentic seafood dining experience. Located on a New Jersey fishing dock, it offers beautiful views to complement its excellent food. The seafood stands out for its freshness and excellent cooking, with dishes like Buffalo Shrimp, salmon, fish tacos, and a shrimp salad sandwich earning high praise from customers. Additional highlights include a seafood platter packed with clams, scallops, shrimp and lobster, which has been described as "fantastic". The restaurant also stands out for its excellent service, with both waitstaff and hostesses receiving commendations from satisfied diners. Many customers love the establishment so much that they return regularly and recommend the experience to others.
A photo of Half Moon Point restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 37 times today
Half Moon Point is renowned for its exceptional American cuisine. The phenomenal chef specials and the delectable dishes like pecan crusted pork medallions make this restaurant an embodiment of the traditional American flavors. As conveyed by patrons, the restaurant offers a perfect ambiance for family dinners and celebrations, and the service provided by the restaurant's staff, including bartenders-turned-waiters, is consistently appreciated. Also, the restaurant seems to adapt to different seasons with a popular porch seating during summer, adding to the overall dining experience. Culinary expertise, great service, and vibrant atmosphere make Half Moon Point a favorite amongst diners, as seen in reviews like "We have never been disappointed at Half Moon Point" and "Half Moon Point 10 stars!".
A photo of Blend on Main restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Manasquan
Booked 23 times today
Blend on Main is a highly recommended restaurant known for its outstanding Contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant consistently receives high praise from patrons due to the excellent service, remarkable dining experience, and the delicious food, which ranges from Asian to Italian to American. Blend on Main also stands out for its ability to cater to special needs and dietary restrictions, marking its menu with gluten-free options. The restaurant offers a great atmosphere, being likened to walking into a family dinner. One of the highlights mentioned by customers is the change introduced by renowned Chef Gordon Ramsey, which simplified the menu while maintaining quality, and added a more upscale feel to the establishment. The food quality is described as consistently good, with many dishes receiving rave reviews, in particular, their signature Filet with Whipped potatoes. Notably, it's also a BYOB spot, enabling guests to enjoy their favorite wine with their meal.
A photo of Harpoon Willy's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Manasquan
Booked 51 times today
Harpoon Willy's is a sterling example of top-notch seafood cuisine in the heart of New Jersey. Not only does it present a picturesque view of the Manasquan River from its patio, but it also boasts consistently fabulous seafood dishes that resonate with the authenticity of the local flavor. Honoring reservations promptly and serving chilled drinks to perfection is part of the Harpoon Willy's experience, according to customer reviews. The restaurant's seafood dinners are raved about, always being fresh and nicely seasoned, with a special mention of the 'Willy Special Seafood Platter.' The ample proportion and perfect temperature of the steamers & calamari, along with the freshness of the tuna in dishes like the tuna poke and grilled tuna, have been repeatedly praised by customers. The strong and delightful beverages, lively ambiance, quick service, and clean setting further enrich the dining experience at Harpoon Willy's. Whether it's the locals looking for a taste of home or visitors seeking a hands-on New Jersey experience, Harpoon Willy's is the go-to seafood destination.
A photo of Scarborough Fair restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Manasquan
Booked 22 times today
Scarborough Fair is a distinguished restaurant known for its commendable take on Contemporary American cuisine. This exceptional establishment has been reviewed as a place with a warm, cozy, and romantic ambiance, providing an extraordinary dining experience. The fare is consistently lauded for its outstanding quality, with sumptuous dishes such as short ribs, shrimp, rack of lamb, and filet mignon cooked to perfection. Reviewers highlight the excellent service, noting the friendly and attentive nature of the staff. The restaurant's memorable presentation and delightful taste, paired with an inviting vibe, make it a favored destination for special occasions and casual meals alike. Whether it's a birthday celebration or a simple dinner, Scarborough Fair guarantees a wonderful experience.
A photo of The Sea Crest Grille at The Shore Club restaurant
Very Good(284)
Price: Expensive
• American • Spring Lake
Booked 21 times today
The Sea Crest Grille at The Shore Club is renowned for its meticulously prepared and exquisite Contemporary American cuisine. Hailed for its impeccable service, the restaurant has received rave reviews for exceptional dishes including the Bronzino, the tender Pork Chop, the fresh Oysters, and the seasoned Skirt Steak. Patrons have particularly praised the restaurant for its freshness of ingredients, distinguished wine collection, and elegant presentations. The atmosphere is described as sophisticated and metropolitan, with new improvements enhancing the overall dining experience. Also notable is the attentive staff, with mentions of a 'fantastic', 'prompt' service, even amid a bustling crowd.
A photo of Whispers restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Spring Lake
Booked 11 times today
Whispers is an acclaimed beacon of Contemporary American cuisine situated in the scenic area of Spring Lake, New Jersey. Patrons maintain an affinity for this charming eatery and often express their satisfaction with phrases such as "always excellent" and "never been disappointed". Reflecting the quintessence of American dining, Whispers serves up a diverse menu featuring extraordinary dishes - from lobster crepes to New York strip steak - which have been termed as "delicious" and "spectacular". While the prices are on the higher end, the consistent quality justifies the expense. The restaurant's cozy, Victorian-style ambiance serves as the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience, making Whispers a cherished jewel of the Jersey Shore.
A photo of The Coal House - Sea Girt restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Spring Lake
Booked 3 times today
Located in Sea Girt, The Coal House is highly praised for its authentic Italian cuisine per numerous reviews from pleased customers. The restaurant's remarkable pizza is particularly highlighted; the blend of fresh ingredients delivers a distinctive taste that keeps patrons coming back. Reviewers repeatedly commend the restaurant's meatballs, salads, and wings. Another standout component is the exemplary service, characterized by friendliness, professionalism, and efficiency. Exemplifying this is the owner, Anthony, who is noted for his keen oversight of operations, ensuring everything runs smoothly and providing a personal touch by interacting with customers. A charming feature of The Coal House is that it's a BYOB, further enhancing the pleasant dining experience.
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