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Best American Restaurants in Normandy Beach


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A photo of Half Moon Point restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 18 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 Aqua Blu Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Toms River
Booked 13 times today
Aqua Blu Kitchen & Cocktails has captivated diners with its distinctive Contemporary American cuisine. This well-regarded eatery consistently inspires positive reviews, with patrons lauding not only their delicious meals but also the exceptional service, which includes a notable mention of host Michael. Particular customer favorites include the exceptionally cooked filet mignon, house-made pappardelle with bolognese, and perfectly cooked scallops. Even on its designated "burger night," Aqua Blu shines with what has been described as "one of the best burgers" a customer has had in years, proving that the restaurant excels in diverse aspects of cuisine. Visitors also commend the establishment's ambiance, which is complemented by great music and special events like Sunday brunch with live performances, adding to an overall enjoyable dining experience.
A photo of Rue 561 Bistro restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Toms River
Booked 5 times today
Rue 561 Bistro, located in New Jersey, is a highly regarded hotspot for authentic American cuisine, especially praised for its exceptional quality and unique dishes. Patrons commend the restaurant's inventive approach to traditional dishes with one describing the meals as "one of the best we have had since moving to the area two years ago." Praised as the "best on this side of NJ," Rue 561 Bistro is touted for its gourmet, upscale offerings that provide a refreshing departure from typical fare. Multiple reviews rave about their excellent steaks, with one self-proclaimed steak snob complimenting their ribeye as comparable to any top steak house. The freshness and high quality of the food are consistently noted, as well as the intimate setting and welcoming service. With Rue 561 Bistro's BYOB policy and a well-received track record of delicious meals, it is a treasured gem in American cuisine.
A photo of Breakin Bread on the Boulevard restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Seaside Heights
Booked 20 times today
Breakin Bread on the Boulevard has been hailed as the best Italian restaurant along the Jersey Shore, offering an authentic dining experience like no other. Patrons rave about the delectable dishes, from the ricotta gnocchi in short rib sauce to the filet mignon parmigiana, calling the experience "a paradise for the best Italian food around." The food is consistently described as exquisite and mouthwatering, evoking the taste of true Italian cuisine. The owners, Pete, Chef Nicole, and their partner Roy, have made a significant impact with their passion for food and outstanding service, as evidenced by numerous glowing reviews. This family-run establishment is highly recommended for anyone seeking an authentic and exceptional Italian dining experience.
A photo of The Ocean Club Restaurant restaurant
Very Good(157)
Price: Expensive
• American • Seaside Heights
The Ocean Club Restaurant is widely renowned for its splendid American cuisine. Many patrons praise the restaurant for its excellent service, delicious food, and beautiful ocean-front view. The menu is diverse, offering everything from gourmet seafood risotto to hearty burgers and lobster rolls. It seems the restaurant’s dishes are well-received, with one review stating, “Whoever cooked this steak was a true professional." Patrons often recommended the restaurant to friends and planned group outings. Despite minor criticisms such as a slightly dry chicken dish, overall, visitors were pleased with their experience and expressed intentions of returning soon. Moreover, they also noted enjoyable experiences like meeting celebrities and live music, enhancing the overall appeal of the Ocean Club Restaurant.
A photo of Poached Pear Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 55 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 Chef Mike's ABG restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Seaside Heights
Booked 65 times today
Chef Mike's ABG is a reputable seafood restaurant lauded for its wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and top-quality dishes. The restaurant's prime beach location augments the dining experience with beautiful ocean views, making it a favorite spot for many patrons. The freshness and quality of Chef Mike's seafood selection are often highlighted in reviews, with diners raving about the outstanding preparation and flavor of their meals. It is also commended for its efficient and professional staff who consistently deliver top-notch service. Given the high-demand, a reservation might be necessary, but the exceptional dining experience is worth the wait. This restaurant is highly recommended for seafood lovers.
A photo of Shipwreck Grill - Brielle restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Point Pleasant Beach
Booked 47 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 Rosie's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Ocean Gate
Booked 11 times today
Rosie's Restaurant, located in Central New Jersey, is a remarkable testament to American cuisine, delighting diners with a fusion of culinary creativity and exceptional service. According to customer reviews, it offers a sublime dining experience that rivals establishments in major cities like New York and Philadelphia. The menu features exquisite dishes, with particular praise reserved for the Mandarin Salmon, Seafood Risotto, and Short Ribs, which are said to be cooked to perfection. Customers were also amazed by its creative cocktail offerings and heavenly desserts like Tiramisu and Cappuccino. The elegant ambiance and attentive staff heighten the dining experience, making Rosie's not only a restaurant, but a destination for unforgettable gastronomic adventures. With portions generous enough for superb value and a reputation that keeps tables booked, Rosie's Restaurant indeed stands as a gem of American cuisine.
A photo of Dina's Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Toms River
Booked 11 times today
Dina's Bistro is a classic representation of American cuisine that checks all the boxes for a delightful dining experience. Being a family run operation, the restaurant is lauded for its efficient service, friendly atmosphere, and a variety in menu options. Patrons have repeatedly praised the delicious and fresh food, the accommodating nature of the staff and the welcoming vibe of the place. Reviews highlight great dishes like the Prime Rib special and the homemade Tiramisu, thanking the chef for the attention to detail. The restaurant also offers a weekly $25 pre-fixed menu, adding to the restaurant's appeal. Dina's Bistro's special attention to food allergies and their BYOB policy are added bonuses. It is clearly a beloved gem in the realm of American cuisine.
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