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Best American Restaurants in Lakewood


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A photo of The Edge Restaurant & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Jackson
Booked 15 times today
The Edge Restaurant & Bar is a hidden gem in the world of Contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant provides a classy yet casual ambiance, allowing customers to feel at home whether dressed up or in shorts. According to a vast number of reviews, the service is excellent, and the food stands out as some of the best patrons have had in a long time. From the perfectly cooked filet mignon to the delicately light shrimp tempura appetizer, the dining experience is completely satisfying. Moving forward, the new menu has been highly appreciated for its fantastic variety and taste. The contemporary atmosphere, coupled with great food and service, makes any dining experience at The Edge unforgettable.
A photo of Char|Q restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Lakewood
Booked 1 time today
Fine Dining kosher restaurant in Lakewood New Jersey
A photo of Poached Pear Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 58 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 Shipwreck Grill - Brielle restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 30 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 Harpoon Willy's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Manasquan
Booked 27 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 Blend on Main restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Manasquan
Booked 22 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 Half Moon Point restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 29 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 Manera's Brick restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Brick
Booked 10 times today
Manera's is an eatery that can not be defined by just one label. We are a restaurant that makes a little bit of everything, from traditional food we all recognize to dishes skillfully created by our chefs. Manera's Restaurant is owned and operated by two amazing chefs and is supported by a dedicated and hard working staff. We strive to give all of our customers the best experience we can. Every dish is prepared fresh to order with ingredients delivered daily. We may look like a small operation from the outside but we offer so much more than our appearance suggests! Have an event coming up? we have wonderful private party packages for showers, birthdays, retirements, etc... inquire via phone or come check out our 4 different rooms for groups of all sizes. (we also have a catering menu if you are hosting the event elsewhere)
A photo of The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 24 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.

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Discover best American restaurants in Lakewood

Discover the vibrant American dining scene in Lakewood, New Jersey, a treasure trove nestled in the heart of Ocean County. The area boasts a diverse range of American-style eateries, each offering a unique twist on classic dishes that cater to various tastes and preferences. From sizzling grills serving up juicy steaks to cozy diners offering comfort food at its best, Lakewood ensures a memorable culinary experience for every palate. Many restaurants here emphasize locally sourced ingredients, combining traditional flavors with modern culinary techniques to create mouth-watering dishes. The welcoming atmosphere and attentive service commonly found across these establishments make dining out a truly enjoyable experience. Whether you're a local or a visitor, exploring Lakewood’s American restaurants provides a delightful insight into the region's culinary culture, promising both satisfaction and a taste of local hospitality.

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