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Albarino Restaurant, Shrewsbury, NJ

Albarino Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1283 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​social​ ​dining​ ​culture​ ​and​ ​Cervezerias​ ​in​ ​Spain,​ ​Albariño Restaurant features Spanish-inspired dishes. From Patatas Bravas to our Paella Valenciana, our menu is intended for guests to enjoy "tapas style" where everyone tries a bit of everything.

Our wine list features Spain's best producers, and our Sangria Flight can't be missed!
Visit our Wine Shop after your meal, featuring Wine Tastings every month. Buy 3 bottles, get 10% off!

Happy Hour weekdays 4-6pm at the Bar and High Top Tables.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 852-2640
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please call to inquire about catering, 732-852-2640
  • Private party facilities
    Our Cava Room can accommodate up to 36 guests seated or 45 standing.Please call for Private Dining options 732-852-2640
  • Neighborhood
    Red Bank
  • Cross street
    Patterson Street & Rt. 35
  • Parking details
    At​ ​the​ ​Grove​ ​West,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​ample​ ​parking convineintly in front of our door with more in our adjacent lots.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,283 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Monmouth

    Great for fine wines

1,283 Reviews
  1. Cloud9

    New York City

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone(6) commented that all the dishes were so good. Our waitress was great. So attentive and caring. Always nice experience.

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  2. GraciousDiner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall was above any expectation. Bar was great, seated on time with my reservation. Nice table, great servers, attentive manager. Amazing tapas. Reception manager had a little 'tude, but will definitely return.

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  3. Lauren

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had such a nice time at Albarino with friends. The paella was delicious!!

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  4. RosarioC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elite spot and best tapas restaurant by far in Monmouth county. Must visit

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  5. SueF

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst. Experience. Ever. My friend and I went to Albarino on a quiet Weds night. The waitress explained that the small plates would be brought out as they were done, and were meant for sharing. We started with the caesar salad, which was nice. We then had bread with a tomato sauce. Also good. Then we ordered the vegetable paella. We said that since we had already had salad and bread, we only wanted a single serving to share between the two of us. The waitress said that was fine. I then asked if the paella had eggplant in it, as I'm allergic to eggplant. She said no. We ordered it. When it arrived, I spooned some on my plate, and with the first bite, the inside of my mouth started to burn and my throat started to swell. I examined the vegetables carefully, and there were pieces of something that looked like eggplant. I called the waitress over, she told us she had double-checked with the cook, but that she would send the manager over. The manager came over and admitted that he had talked to the sous chef, who had decided to add eggplant tonight, apparently without telling anyone. The manager asked me if I wanted to order something else, but by now, my mouth and throat were so uncomfortable that I told him no thank you. He said, "We want you to leave here happy. What can I do for you?" I said, "why don't you just take the paella off the bill?" He found this a very odd request and said if he did that, he was going to take it away from my friend, who was still eating hers. And, what? Throw it away, out of spite? We said she would finish hers, but I couldn't eat any more, and he rolled his eyes at us and walked away. When the bill came, we found that they charged us not for one serving, but two, and had then taken one off the bill. We explained that we had only ordered one serving, and he said, "Yes, but there are two of you." I guess at Albarino, tapas aren't meant to share. And leaving happy? Not a priority. Throat still swollen today. Never again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the tapas, but would probably not rush back. The price relative to the portion size was on the high side, even for tapas. The Tuna Tartar was tasty but far too small. I disliked the Albarino flight, as the three selections were bland and boring. Our favorite was the meatballs and the eggplant!

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  7. DBfromManalapan

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great experience, the food was excellent. We had 4 Tapas orders and the paella. The restaurant was a little noisy and we were too close to the door , felt a cold breeze every time the door opened. Was very impressed with all the gluten free options. Will definitely return here. It’s one of my favorites

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  8. SarahB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The tapas were amazing, and the wine flights are a great deal! A great date night spot

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Paella was burnt, patatas bravas lacked flavor, service was sub par.

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  10. PeterH

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    only legitimate paella anywhere. and excellent to boot. only negative may be limited wine choices

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great V-day dinner. I will definitely come back here again.

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  12. Jamie

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Always loved this place but Valentines night was pretty bad - didn't get a glass of water for 30 minutes and had to ask twice for some service. I know that Valentines night is always busy and stressful so that's why we hung in there but I think it was pushing it to keep us waiting that long. Food always good - love the tapas but after last time I think I might find someplace else to go for a quick bite and glass of wine.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious, and we’ll be back for sure

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  14. BrianBott

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was incredible! First time doing tapas in awhile. Octopus and tuna tartare were ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from beginning to end. Four of us dined, we started with 4 items from the tapas menu. All were fantastic. While we were eating those we put in order for a shrimp dish called chitarra and the paella. The chitarra was too spicy for me but the other 3 loved it and the paella was delicious We ended the dinner with churros. The cocktails were very good and our servers were so helpful and attentive. We will definitely return
    Albarino RestaurantResponded on February 7, 2024
    Glad you enjoyed your dinner with us! Looking forward to see you all again, thank you!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time, we will definitely return. The food options were very nice , best octopus we have had and Empanadas were great! Not a fan of the eggplant it was more like a chip? I think they could do better on the tapas plates offering more pieces on the tapas plate so more people can share. They ran out of the steak tapas which was disappointing but over all a good experience! Nice selection of wine!!

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  17. michelle

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was impeccable. We cannot wait to go back. The meatballs were our favorite!
    Albarino RestaurantResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again!

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  18. JAYDEE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food was incredible. Can’t wait to go back

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, so good. Love it here! The tapas are so good and the shrimp is unreal.

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  20. Phil50

    New Jersey

    163 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We like dining at Albariño, as well as its sister restaurants. The attraction here is the tapas menu. While there are many good entrees and pizzas, we always go for the tapas. My wife opened with a craft cocktail and I opted for a glass of Tinto de Toro. We then had the Crispy Eggplant slices, Chorizo with potatoes, the Steak skewers, Mussels, and the grilled octopus. All of them were perfectly prepared. The meal was nicely paced, we never had more than two dishes at a time on the table, so we had a nice leisurely meal. Our waitress, Soubreen, was friendly and attentive. She stopped by periodically to make sure everything was to our liking.
    Albarino RestaurantResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review!

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  21. hertzies

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most delicious tapas and a great pasta with a perfect bolognese sauce! Obviously a place for the young and young at heart! Thanks

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Love how they bring out the food!!

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  23. LauraD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would definitively reccomend Albarino to a friend, as a matter of fact I already did! Service was outstanding, great server, polite, attentive, and personable. Food was excellent and we appreciated the little note on the menu about prep time of the Paella, so we did put our order for paella right away and it worked out perfectly. Paella was excellent by the way as the rest of the tapas! Keep it up!
    Albarino RestaurantResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review. Please continue to tell your friends about us!

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  24. MelanieO

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely date night visit to Albariño! Service was great, food was delicious! We were so pleased with everything! And shoutout to Matt our server/bartender for being so warm and welcoming! We will be back!

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  25. JamesC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found the food delicious. Service was fine. Wife loved her cocktail. It is expensive but you know the old adage. Would definitely return.

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  26. bussyfugger

    New York City

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant has been our go to tapas place for a number of years, but now rather than tapas (small plates) the portions are more family sized and the quality has suffered. For example the ham as used to be four large shrimp in a garlic and chili oil, but now it is a larger dish with a larger number of smaller shrimp prepared in a tomato based sauce. We were however very well looked after by the person in charge of beverages (didn’t get the name), and the wine was very good.

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  27. LuAnnR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable and we will return. Overall a great experience.

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  28. Cater

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! The sommelier Paul was fantastic…great personality, really educated on wines and helped us tremendously with our wine selection! It was a bit noisy to start when we sat down at 7:15 but that was because they had a big crowd at the bar left over from their happy hour ..it was easier to talk 30 min later. Love this place!

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  29. Patrik

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried several different tapas including the patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo and steak pinxos. All were fantastic. The service was very quick with separate staff handling bringing the food to the table, so that food delivery was not impacted by the main server being busy. Presentation and taste were both outstanding. Prices are a little high, including a pitcher of sangria for $45, but it's definitely worth a visit on a special night out.

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  30. AimeeP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service, except when, after we had the bill back for three minutes, the hostess came over asking us if we needed help. We said no, we don’t need help, and she told us we need to be mindful and that people are waiting for our table so she would appreciate if we left…. Again, we had been given the bill back with our credit cards three minutes prior to this (my friend verified this by looking at the timestamp on the bill). We found this to be very rude and it definitely left a bad taste in our mouths and was a terrible way to end the restaurant experience! We hope she had us confused with another table who had their bill back for much longer than we did… and it’s not like every table was even filled at the restaurant! Very disappointing way to end the night. Would have been five stars otherwise.

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  31. RobinF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great! Our server was great too! It was nice to go somewhere with a different menu and vibe! Definitely recommend!

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  32. NicoleD

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Albarino. The food is delicious. Best paella ever. And the sangria is so yummy. We’ve been there three times in the last two months and service is always great as well as the food.
    Albarino RestaurantResponded on February 7, 2024
    The BEST paella!!! Thank you so much for your review!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant I wish they have more Spain tapas 

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice space but wasn’t impressed with the food, drinks, and service. The food was very greasy & lacked flavor.

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  35. CristianR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good service very good , the pricing ok , the sangria average.

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  36. HeatherL

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely New Years Eve dinner. The eggplant and calamari tapas dishes were amazing. Enjoyed the sangria flight as well. Definitely will be back.

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  37. DeniseD826

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the bubbly flight, the patatas bravas, the pork belly and meatballs... AND the churros. More than enough for two people. The most delicious, perfectly prepared food. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We have loved everything we've tried!

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  38. AlexaT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated and 20 min went by with no one coming up to us. The section was dead so it’s not like they were busy. A waitress even came up to the only other table in the section to ask if they needed anything not acknowledging us. After debating how long to wait we got up around 25 min into no one even bringing water to the table. We walked to go to another restaurant and the hostess who seated us said “bye guys good night” as if she had no idea we just sat down. This is the third time I’ve had bad service here probably won’t go again.

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  39. MaryBethB29

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was excellent. I love the crispy eggplant!! The sangria was also amazing. Excellent service too. I highly recommend it.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here twice in the past month and absolutely loved it! Lots of options to try and great drinks!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Albarino Restaurant using the Order Online button. Albarino Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 852-2640.

Albarino Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1283 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Albarino Restaurant

508 Broad St, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Patterson Street & Rt. 35
  • Neighborhood
    Red Bank
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    At​ ​the​ ​Grove​ ​West,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​ample​ ​parking convineintly in front of our door with more in our adjacent lots.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (732) 852-2640
  • Catering
    Please call to inquire about catering, 732-852-2640
  • Private party facilities
    Our Cava Room can accommodate up to 36 guests seated or 45 standing.Please call for Private Dining options 732-852-2640
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