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618

4.7
529 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
A modern rustic restaurant, bar and banquet facility in Freehold, NJ. We are proud to offer a menu that reflects seasonal availability with a creative style that appeals to a variety of palates.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 577-0001
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Dutka
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Catering
We offer Off Premise Catering and Platters to be picked up.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Trumbull Dr
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Parking details
We have our own lot and you may also park to the left and right of us at Colors To Go and CKO. They allow us to park there and your vehicle will be safe.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Brunch 11:00 AM & 1:15 PM Seatings are Available, Dinner from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Reservations are Limited. Call 732-577-0001

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 529 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Awesome drinks and food. Bartender made fabulous drinks and was really sweet. Fun evening. Toffee pudding for dessert was excellent.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great place if u don’t mind noise and dimness, bring a light to read the menu.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter was "Rick". He was both very accommodating and knowledgeable. Definitely customer service focused. The food was amazing and eclectic.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Even the great reviews didn’t prepare us for how good 618 would be. Service is very friendly with everyone helping out. The bar area decor is pleasant with artsy touches that extend to milk bottle glasses used for tasty red sangria. The dressing on the 618 salad is tasty and the scallop special was amazing in depth of flavor. The bolognese was filling without being heavy. Don’t pass up the Brussel sprouts, which were excellent. Prices are more than reasonable.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My son and I took my Mom there for lunch for her 81st birthday. The food and service were excellent! The host/server/bartender who did everything was excellent. The food was also delicious. It’s a simple menu with not a lot of choices but something for everyone.
Dessert was also delicious. When we were seated I mentioned it was my Moms birthday and when dessert came he brought out an ice cream sundae with a candle.
Great place will be back for sure my Mom lives in Freehold.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. A good wine list at reasonable prices, Good food prepared well(I had a Branzino that was excellent) and very good service made for an excellent dining experience.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Been here a couple times. The food and the service have always been outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had a great meal with the wife and the lounge ambience was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I have dined at 6168 numerous times and it never disappoints! Local caught barnegat bay scallops were delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was excellent, service was excellent from greeter to our waiter Ryan. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It's our second time at your restaurant. We brought some friends who had never been before. They loved it and will come back as will we. Service was great, food exceptional. Love the idea of going to the bar before 6 p.m. for half price drinks.

We will be back with another couple in the near future.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was our 3rd visit and we enjoyed it just as much as the previous visits! Very consistent

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

As I have a shellfish allergy, it is really not fair for me to judge this restaurant, because the menu has a significant amount of fish items, which I could not eat. I am limited to what I can eat there. Only roast chicken, which I get at home, or vegetarian pasta, or short ribs or short rib ravioli. At this dinner, I had the mushroom ravioli (10), which were good. The chef must own a Brussel sprout farm, because it seemed that my dish was overwhelmed by shaved Brussel sprouts.
My wife enjoyed her dinner of salmon. She asked for it well done, and it was served to her liking. The waiter forgot our appetizer courses, so we were just served our entrees, with his apologies. Luckily, we were not ravenously starving. The drinks were good. We did not have coffee or dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

What a Great night! Manhattan from bar was A+
Our server Liz recommended the special of Tile fish and it was delicious.
Wine menu was priced right with nice variety.
Ambiance was very conducive to a great time with our table of 4.
Will be back very soon. Nice treat on Rt 33 in Freehold Boro

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was awesome! Service great!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Greata s always both from an atmosphere and food poin of view. Make sure to get Rick as your server. He always recommends new chef's creation if warranted and never fails to take care of us on the rare occasions where the menu choice are not to our satsfaction.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Menu limited. Ordered the meatball pasta and skirt steak.
Surprise at the size of the meatball they serve is similar size as Swedish meatballs.
The skirt steak was a repeat, and it seem to be a smaller portion we had than last time.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very pleasant dinner!! Good food & great service!! Waiter was very warm & friendly which makes dinner more enjoyable!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was our first date night in awhile. It was recommended by a friend and they were right, The food was great. The Crispy Duck wasn't crispy :( but still tasty. The dessert was excellent, we had the Toffee Cake and we couldn't stop talking about it. We arrived on time and the place wasn't packed but by the time we left the place was filling up, and folks kept coming. Amanda who took our order was the best, she explained the menu and the specials and recommended the toffee dessert, she was attentive an was around when we needed anything. This is probably one of the better places we have eaten in awhile in the NJ Freehold area. Thanks for the Date night, will probable visit this place again.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Loved our meal. Great Service and fantastic food. Our Waitress was as good as it gets.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes great food

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I had dined at this restaurant the week before to check out the menu for a future baby shower. I was so impressed by the menu, especially the gluten free pasta and 618 salad, that I returned to celebrate the 65th birthday of a very close friend. Again, I was not disappointed. The service was great, the food was amazing, and the little special touches to celebrate a birthday were totally unexpected. I will continue to "spread the word" and will certainly return!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The service was fantastic and the food was outstanding. The cocktail selection is also great, and so is the setting. I've heard it can get quite loud, but there weren't many patrons when we were there and it was perfect. And while I get that the prices are indicative of the quality and the type of restaurant it strives to be, it is a little overpriced. Thirty-six dollars for a blackened mahi mahi, for example, is a lot to ask, especially for a very modest portion of food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Was an incredible place! Service was impeccable as well as the food. Will be back!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a very enjoyable Easter brunch - our first time dining at 618, although I had been in once before for Happy Hour drinks with friends. It was not the largest buffet, but the selections were well cooked and replenished frequently. Service was friendly and attentive.

The bacon was crispy, the salmon and chicken were not dried out, the carving station offered both roast lamb and baked ham, the omelet station was constantly attended and offered good-sized omelets with lots of add-in options, the dessert table had many mini sized cakes, cookies and mousse concoctions to select from. Mimosas and Bloody Marys were $9 for one or $10 for bottomless - and they were very good.

We appreciated the carafe of water on our table and the coffee self-service area so we could help ourselves and make sure our coffee stayed nice and warm. We were also thankful that the person who assigned our table paid attention to my request for a handicapped accessible table for my elderly mother-in-law. We got a spot very close to the buffet so she was able to manage the short walk back and forth.

What would I change? They had bagels with butter and cream cheese but no smoked salmon with the usual onions and capers. I really missed that and would request they make that available for future buffets. I look forward to coming back soon to have dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been to 618 three times, the last for Easter Brunch. It was wonderful!
The buffet wasn't too big and the food was very good. Loved the unlimited Bloody Marys
and Mimosas for $10 a person (although would have liked to have Screwdrivers included in that). Overall, everyone was very happy!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My husband and I eat at 618 once or twice a month and it does not disappoint. Food is delicious, and the service is always good. My in-laws loved the meatballs, which is one of the highest compliments they could give to a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loved everything about 618! The food was delicious. And service was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had a wonderful overall experience. We were welcomed by a wonderful front desk. They even wished a happy birthday to someone in my party. We all enjoyed our meals very much and would return.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food and service! The Miso cod was fantastic. The Shrimp and Grits was very good. A great place for a Birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

It was an amazing date, exceeded expectations!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food is excellent and fresh. The steaks are good, and the shrimp and grits are yummy. The wine list is wonderful and has Prisoner, one of our favorite red blends. The service staff are attentive and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was amazing! Food is incredible, quick, great ambiance, service, everything. 100% recommend!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food is always consistent. Always busy. Have to make a reservation in advance. Drinks are good. Definitely go!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was awesome. I am an executive chef. Noise level high, loud for first date and trying to talk. Server Melissa was great. Overall I loved my experience at 618!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was my second time at the restaurant. We came prior on a date night and this time we brought friends. The owner, Matthew came to chat, remembering us from our first visit for quite some time- a personal touch that I appreciated. His staff was knowledgeable and personable. I had the branzino which was perfectly prepared. The others at the table had shrimp and grits, the chicken, and lobster ravioli- all prepared to perfection. The restaurant is nicely decorated and we were seated in such a way that we didn't feel like we were on top of our neighbors. All in all, I got what I paid for- delicious food, great service, and comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Everything was perfect. Food was amazing. Service was great. Awesome birthday and date night.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was very good with nice presentation. I tried the meatballs (app) just to see if it passed muster like mom and grandma. Not quite up there with those two wonderful ladies but probably the best I had in a restaurant. Nice spot for a date or romantic dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was delicious. Staff courteous . Pleasant experience .

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was very easy to make a last minute reservation!

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