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1850 Church Indoor / Outdoor Bars - Dining - A Salute, Matawan, NJ

A Salute

3.8
3.8
108 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A Salute is an Italian restaurant & full service cocktail bar located in an 1850 Church on Main Street in Matawan, NJ (Three minute walk from train station). The 170 year old building has kept its character and warmth to provide a comfortable setting for families and friends to enjoy a great lunch or dinner. Seasonal outdoor dining with a full service bar and oversized patio.
Live Music in our Bar Area every Thursday- Saturday Evening. Lunch Available daily from 11:30-3:00pm. Happy Hour daily from 3:00pm-6:00pm featuring 1/2 off drinks and select appetizers. Dinner begins at 4:00pm.

Weekday Specials
Monday- 1/2 off All Pizzas & Pastas
Tuesday- Free Select Appetizer with Purchas of 2 Entrees
Wednesday- Half off wines and whiskey

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 566-0267

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nick Freire

  • Catering

    Catering Available All Year, everyday.

  • Private party facilities

    Indoor / Outdoor Parties

  • Neighborhood

    Matawan

  • Cross street

    North st

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    A quick walk from the Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Weekday Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Wed - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Thu - Fri - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Please come join us for our weekday Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm! 1/2 PRICE WINE, BEERS AND COCKTAILS. Select appetizers HALF OFF!!! Available at our Bar Area Monday- Friday!

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BM

    BMac

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Charming building. Food quality was good! Something for everyone on menu. Updated cocktail menu and attentive bartenders. Wait staff could use training. Excellent valet staff.
  2. Z

    Zim67

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Food was decent. not great but not bad. a bit pricey though. server was very nice but a bit slow. plus they were out of cheesecake!!!
  3. A

    Ashley

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was excellent food was amazing the only downfall is the vallet parking was not organized at all there should be more then 1 person trying to get cars and park them
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Bad service. Felt like McDonald’s service with high end prices. Food was delicious though.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had made a reservation in advance for two for indoor dining. I was sat outside (it was in the 40-50s) and had nicely mentioned that my reservation was inside and asked to be sat there. The host went back to check and then came to tell us nothing was available and “it’s cold but you’ll be fine.” There was heaters available but still did not make it comfortable. The table was uncomfortably close to the outdoor bar that on more than one occasion, the crowd at the bar knocked into our table. We ended up getting the check before even sipping our drinks because it was not what we had planned for our night out.
  6. HR

    HalR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The Noise was terrible, You could not hear the person you were sitting next too. That was in the dinning room!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. C

    Connie

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Poor service. Waiter unattentive. Only 1 roll in bread basket-cut in half. No olive oil only butter. No pepper for salad which was missing some ingredients per their menu description. Luckily we ordered a bottle of wine otherwise we wouldn't have had a refill. Main entree was good. Portion was fair. No complaints there. Did not order dessert. Was glad to get the check & leave.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Our server was awesome
  9. j

    james

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food was poor quality and NOT prepared properly. We ordered as an appetizer clams casino and they served us clams oreganata and they were terrible.(tasted old). I was not much more impressed with the entrees. Desserts on the menu were not available. JUST a BAD NITE. It was our 49th wedding anniversary.
  10. N

    Nuglut

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Service was horrible, had to ask for water and bread multiple times, they never cleared the table between courses. Sat outside and was told there were heaters but none. Would not recommend or go back.
  11. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Overall, excellent dinner experience. The food was very good. I ordered the ribeye but it was sold out. That was the only let down. Pork chop was delicious and had a good kick to it. Unsure other reviews were so negative. Not sure how. Food was good. Service was good. Ambiance is second to none.
  12. K

    Kerry

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food was very good. Service was horrible. I will not return based on the service alone this day and age to have bad service does not get my time or money
  13. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, beautiful restaurant! Highly recommend!
  14. VA

    ValuationAllowance

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I have ordered takeout from here before and always thought the food was solid. I decided to dine in and didn’t have the best experience. Stuck in the back between two large tables. Was a super busy night so waitstaff was very busy. Didn’t really get the attentive level of service I would expect given menu prices. I would probably not come back on a busy night, as it wasn’t really a relaxing place to be. I would order out or go on a less busy night though because the food is good.
  15. L

    Laura

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was okay, very expensive for the quality of food, service, etc. would never go back.
  16. T

    Tonic

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We had a very Big party, food was amazing everything very good. I don’t like giving negative reviews on service because the girl tried very hard . I think the restaurant could’ve just given her a little bit of help being such a big party. Bread and water could’ve been filled a few times and somebody could’ve helped her with the drinks but overall she was great again wasn’t her fault we were a big party. I absolutely will go back
  17. EH

    ElissaH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food is good but the service is always bad. The servers are always rude and unattentive. They take forever to come to greet you and take your order and then you don’t see them again. This has been my experience every time I’ve eaten there.
  18. MB

    MariaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was great. Service was awful - not apologetic for 45 minute long delays, very sarcastic & rude. We probably won’t go back.
  19. L

    Liza

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Good red sauce. Prices are quite high for portions given. If you are going there, make sure you bring cash as there is a charge a fee for using your credit card.
  20. B

    Brunchdinner

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Dinner and pre dinner salad, very good. Chicken Parm, Chicken Marsala, Shrimp Parm, Chicken Giambotta. If you sit outside, be prepared for LOUD club/pop music on speakers. Seemed like our server was a little too busy doing other things besides working with the tables assigned to him. As I said, the food was very good, but due to the service, we did not order desert/cappuccino.
  21. AK

    AmyK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I wasn’t in the mood to cook, so I took my kids out to dinner to try this restaurant my friends told me about. It was easy to get a table since everyone was down the shore for the holiday weekend. Ambiance and service were okay. I was so disappointed in the food. We shared the mussels appetizer. They were overcooked. My 10-year-old didn’t notice, so she ate most of them. I grew up in Chicago, so I was looking forward to trying the Detroit-style pizza my son ordered. I could have made better at home. I ordered the short rib ragu rigatoni and it was awful. Salty, overcooked and too thick. Overall I was not even impressed enough to try it another time. It’s a shame because we could use some good restaurants in Matawan.
  22. LI

    LINDAK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beyond excellent. The staff could not have been more accommodating and very attentive and helpful. Never felt rushed either. 5 *****s definitely.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was great. But they overcharged us for two items ($10 total more on the bill vs the prices on the menu) and just thought we wouldn't notice I guess? Apologies were given, but if this is your standard business practices then I don't need to come back here.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Noise level is very loud but loved the restaurant
  25. MB

    MarkB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were wonderful last night. Will definately be going back
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Ordered tuna med rare came our well done sent back came out rare…, husband had flank steak perfect. Has s big party in the patio that was loud and crowded
  27. S

    Sirdbergman

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We found this restaurant for a pre-show dinner, going to the PNC Arena. We arrived and the place was empty. Our server appeared to be new on the job, but did a good job of taking care of us. The food was excellent, I had the shirt steak. We had the mussels for an appetizer, we were surprised they didn't come with bread. Our server brought us crustini's, but not great for dipping. By the time we left the place was filling up. But great menu overall.
  28. DA

    DanaA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, friendly staff. Good food and portions, but very expensive. Fun atmosphere for a Saturday night with DJ.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing anniversary!
  30. m

    mlcastro

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu with Italian classics and gourmet pizzas. Nice decor and upbeat vibe.
  31. G

    Gabby

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Outside seating looks like a picnic table setup. Crazy for a high end restaurant. Never told us that the item I wanted was not offered anymore and let us order a bottle. When they finally told us (40 mins later) we wanted to leave. We barely touched the wine and they wanted to charge us for the full bottle. Manager had the audacity to charge us for the glass after their screw up. Completely messed up our night. They don’t seem to care about making their customers happy.
  32. JP

    JodyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate my sister’s birthday with family!
  34. I

    Ikilope

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I’m not sure what the vibe is supposed to be. But when the lights dimmed the strobe lights came up and the music started to blast through the bar, I thought I was in a 70s disco. There is no dance floor, there was fewer than half a dozen people sitting at the bar. I was at a table, and felt like they didn’t want me to be there. I am reluctant to go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dinning here. Overall it was a good experience. We were a table of 4 with everyone enjoying their selections. The drinks were very good as well. The service was nice, friendly and attentive. Other than a guy at the table next to us trying to look like a tough guy flexing and looking over now and then and the uncomfortable feeling that comes with that… it was a nice evening. Hopefully future visits will be as good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Requested outside and sat under a plastic corrugated awning. It was to hot - no air circulation. Requested to more further outside and was busy killing ants on the table the whole time. Food was excellent and will likely give it another try during the winter months and sit indoors.
  37. TO

    TONY

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is near me, but never tried it. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and were looking for something near us. My daughter said it was good, so we decided to try it. The building used to be an old church, so pretty cool architecture and decor. My wife loved it. The food was excellent. The Veal chop was huge and so good. We recommend it and look forward to visiting again.
  38. SJ

    SJVnj

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The restaurant wasn't busy, reservations weren't needed. Food was good but the service was terrible. We were asked to place appetizers and entrées all at once, that was a first but thought nothing of it. Waitress didn't bother checking on us after we received our drinks, we asked for another beer never received it but were charged. Waitress never offered any dessert, we had to request the menu. We were charged $77 for her tip and the service didn't add up, I politely let the waitress know and she rudely said "I did my best" and walked away to correct our bill. I read other reviews about the service and thought maybe they were exaggerating or having a bad night, no... they were pretty spot on.
  39. N

    steveNhelen

    New York Area

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Our server, Hailey was very nice and had a great personality. We enjoyed the Shrimp Fra Diavolo app and short rib sliders. Excellent wine & beer options as well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First time here, was so excited to go but it fell super short. They did not have the proper vodka to make a specialty drink on the regular menu, baked clams were fishy, penne vodka had hair in it. The outdoor patio is basic. I had high hopes, and thought the prices were fair but I wouldn’t go back based on the experience. We are also not ones to complain for comp, we paid for the penne vodka and just let them know…no one really cared lol

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A Salute using the Order Online button. A Salute also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. A Salute also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 566-0267.

A Salute is rated 3.8 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for A Salute

74 Main St, Matawan, NJ 07747-2629

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North st

  • Neighborhood

    Matawan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    A quick walk from the Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nick Freire

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 566-0267

  • Catering

    Catering Available All Year, everyday.

  • Private party facilities

    Indoor / Outdoor Parties

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