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DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke, Sea Bright, NJ

DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke

4.5
4.5
1980 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
At DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke you will find our menu features American plates as a reflection of chef David Burke’s contemporary approach to cooking, with a nod to elevated local area classics.

We have recently changed our menu to reflect a more Coastal Seafood feel. Drifthouse by David Burke still has the fan favorites such as Clothesline Bacon, but also introducing new dishes and fresh seafood caught daily. Guest favorites include Topless Lobster Pot Pie and "The Original Seabright Lobster Bisque".
*Please Note* we do not take Reservations for Outside Dinning it is first come first served making a note on the reservation does not guarantee seating preference or inside or out preference. We do not take reservations for Bar seating this is also first come first served no exceptions will be made.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 530-9760
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef David Burke
  • Catering
    Private Dining Room & Semi-Private Dining Available
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re hosting a corporate event or a social celebration, we will make your event extraordinary. Our spectacular oceanfront location and stunning New American interior offer the perfect setting all year round.
  • Private party contact
    General Manager RJ Taylor: (732) 530-9760
  • Neighborhood
    Sea Bright
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking Lot (once COVID restrictions are lifted), Off Street and Self Parking Lot Available
  • Public transit
    Ocean Boulevard
  • Entertainment
    Tuesday - Friday from 6PM-10PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Sunday Prix Fixe

    $85.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrating Easter and Spring at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke with a decadent Easter 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu featuring Chef David Burke holiday favorites and signature specials.

What 1,980 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,980 Reviews
  1. MeeMee3

    New York City

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful time last night. RJ is an amazing GM and he made sure that we were really taken care of. Our waiter, Mike is the BEST and the food was divine. Make a reservation soon; you won’t be disappointed.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded 3 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Sheila! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time and that our team made your experience at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke memorable. It's wonderful to know that our team was attentive and that you enjoyed the food. We strive to provide our guests with the best experience and your feedback is a testament to our efforts. We look forward to your next visit. Drifthouse by David Burke Management Team

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is REALLY good and the atmosphere is laid back but not sloppy. The only complaint I have is that the main dining room only had one server on a Friday during dinner. We waited a good forty five minutes after finishing our meals before we were able to get the check from him, and that was after trying to flag him down. We ultimately had to grab the girl who was refilling water glasses and ask her to tell him we needed our check. Will go back again but probably not on a weekend night.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded 3 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and found the atmosphere laid-back. We apologize for the delay you experienced during your visit. We understand how frustrating it can be to wait for service, especially when you're looking forward to a good meal. We're always striving to improve, and your feedback is invaluable. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and provide a more seamless service on your future visits. Drifthouse by David Burke Management Team

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  3. MarkAndFriends

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh! This was so fabulous we’ve already made our next reservation! The food was great, the view, the staff incredible. We sat back and really enjoyed the night! We highly recommend!

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  4. PhilipB

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!!! We will be back. Dinner, drinks and Lilly (111) our server was awesome!!!
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded 7 days ago
    Hello Philip, We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke! It's great to know that you enjoyed our food, drinks, and service. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We're already looking forward to your next visit. Thanks again for your support and for choosing us! Best Regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  5. JimmyE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and very friendly staff. As an added bonus, we saw a beautiful sunset.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Drifthouse to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Our server was excellent and we enjoyed the live music. A friend told us we had to try the lobster bisque @ $28/bowl bc it was the best he ever had. To say it was a disappointment is an understatement. The broth was thin, lacked any depth of flavor, there was no hint of the expected Sherry, butter and cream elements. Yes, it included the meat of an entire lobster - but, the meat was thrown into the soup cup in one large piece (I had to remove it and cut it into bite sized pieces myself) and tough to chew. The rest of our meal was mixed: My husband enjoyed an excellent mussels appetizer; my pretzel crusted crabcake lacked quality. The “crust” was a bunch of pretzel sticks, and the crab wasn’t delicious. Our steaks were adequate, the potato cake was outstanding. For dessert, the cheesecake was unremarkable but the chocolate mousse cake was amazing. $250 for two and our bill included only 3 alcoholic beverages. Won’t be rushing back to the dining room, but will consider return to bar seating for live music, burgers and bevvies. Disappointed.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded 4 days ago
    Hey, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our live music and lobster bisque. However, we're sorry to hear our lobster bisque didn't meet your expectations. We take pride in our food quality and your feedback is important to us. We're also sorry to hear about your disappointment with our steaks and mousse cake. We appreciate your honest opinion and will use it to improve. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. Best, Drifthouse by David Burke Management Team

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  7. MelanieM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 1st time to Driftwood and we can't wait to return. The food was Amazing, the service we received from Lily and her assistant David was Fantastic!! Truly a perfect night!!
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 22, 2024
    Hey Melanie, We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing first visit to DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our food and found our service fantastic. We always strive to provide a memorable experience for our guests, and it's great to hear that we hit the mark for you. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit! Warm Regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  8. Jayden2435

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The managers Hafid and Nacy at Drifthouse went above and beyond to make sure that every aspect of my dining experience was perfect. They were proactive in anticipating my needs and promptly addressed any requests or questions I had. Their professionalism and dedication to providing excellent service truly added to the overall enjoyment of my meal.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 22, 2024
    Hi Jayden, Thank you so much for your kind words and perfect ratings! We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional service and it's wonderful to know we hit the mark during your visit. Your appreciation truly means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  9. JonL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn't expect the music to be so loud-we had trouble hearing conversation. Service and food is always good.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Jon! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. We understand that the music volume was a bit too loud for your comfort. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We're committed to providing a comfortable dining experience for all our guests. We hope to see you again soon! RJ Taylor General Manager

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  10. devouringsince1999

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was great, ambiance was lovely. Plan to go back.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We strive to create a lovely ambiance for our guests, and we're glad you appreciated it. We noticed that you rated the value a bit lower, and we appreciate your honesty. We're always looking for ways to improve, and your feedback helps us do that. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. Thanks again!

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  11. WeLuv2DineOut

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, food and service. There was also live music which was perfect. The staff and management care about your dining experience and the manager Hafid went to each table to see how everything was going and if we needed anything. Our waitress Jessica was very attentive and made great recommendations. Very impressed and we will definitely be back.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. We're also glad to know that our team made your dining experience enjoyable. Your appreciation for our attentive service and food recommendations truly means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  12. DionaW

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a very enjoyable dinner with friends but we were a little to close to the fireplace.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 17, 2024
    Hey Diona, We're glad to hear that you and your friends had a fun dinner at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke! We're sorry if the seating arrangement got a little tight due to the fireplace being nearby. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Your feedback is invaluable to us and we're grateful for your high ratings on food, service, and value. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back soon! Best, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  13. TaraH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our waitress, Lily, was so sweet and professional. We will definitely be back.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Tara! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. We strive to provide our guests with the best food and service, and it's great to know we hit the mark during your visit. We can't wait to welcome you back soon for another delicious meal. RJ Taylor General Manager

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I looked forward to this place for a couple weeks, it has over 1000 plus reviews with 4 1/2 star ratings. I spent over $150 yesterday on flowers, chocolates an other Valentine’s Day assortments, to later come to a restaurant I was sure was going to be a great time. Drinks were great, Gianna was a great server, everyone working was kind. Appetizers and dinner were just atrocious, the beef carpaccio, the shrimp and lobster ravioli the Braised Short Rib, the mussels. I wasn’t impressed by any dish, but I would like to leave a place feeling like at least they’re better than some chain restaurant like Applebees after the price I paid. I didn’t bother my server with my complaints, usually if I have a bad experience I just won’t return ever again and that’s fine by me. I wouldn’t even normally make a fuss even if the bill at the end was a total with tip $375. But I was literally in an out of the bathroom from midnight to 6am. Without getting too graphic the food didn’t care which way was out. That’s where I draw the line. That price just to be sick no way I’m good.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 16, 2024
    Hello, and thank you for the review. To say we're disappointed is an understatement. We strive to serve high quality dishes with 5-star experiences. Never would we want a guest to leave as dissatisfied as you did. Please contact me directly, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  15. marks

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable birthday dinner. Our server Brit was very attentive and enjoyable to work with.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 14, 2024
    Hello Mark, Thank you for choosing DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke for your birthday dinner! We're thrilled to hear that you had a memorable experience with us. It's wonderful to know that our team made your birthday dinner enjoyable and that you found our service to be attentive. We appreciate your feedback on the value and we're always looking for ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back for many more memorable meals! Best regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. Food was wonderful and service was on point.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke and that you enjoyed our food and service. We strive to provide top-notch experiences for our guests, and we're glad to know we hit the mark for you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  17. RobertG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bronzino was one of the best I’ve had service was excellent, and all the food was good
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Robert! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Branzino and found our service to be excellent. It's wonderful to know that our food met your expectations as well. We strive to provide our guests with a memorable experience and your feedback is a testament to that. We look forward to welcoming you back to DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke soon. RJ Taylor General Manager

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  18. Hardrocker

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant. Nice location. Love the menu offerings. Service was a bit slow, not very attentive. Food was good. I will go to the bar on my next visit, looks welcoming.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 7, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our menu offerings and the ambiance of DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. We take your comments about the slower service to be noted and will strive to improve. We hope to welcome you back soon for a more attentive and prompt service. Best, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  19. Barb

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and fresh chopped oysters are always special, especially at a good price on the happy hour. I always find something interesting to have for dinner there too.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on February 7, 2024
    Hi Barb, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our fresh chopped oysters and found our happy hour prices to your liking. It's always a pleasure to serve you at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. We're glad you like our dinner options as well and we look forward to your next visit. Best, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  20. DinaM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Service. Wonderful Dinner. Very accommodating to requests. Our waitress Sydney was outstanding and the host also was exceptional and treated us very well.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Dina! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. It's great to know that our team was able to accommodate your requests and that our service met your expectations. We're also glad to hear that you found our food and overall value to be satisfactory. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon! RJ Taylor General Manager

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  21. LizFer

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic. The server was attentive, but not intrusive. We had the pretzel crab cake and eggplant chips to start. Both excellent. Main course was the halibut with crispy potatoes and prime rib. Absolutely delicious. We ended the meal with the chocolate cake and key lime dessert. The entire meal experience was truly wonderful. Already made our next reservation
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Liz, We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic dining experience at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke! It's wonderful to know that our pretzel crab cake, eggplant chips, halibut, and prime rib hit the spot. We're also glad that you enjoyed the chocolate cake and key lime dessert. Your kind words mean a lot to us and we can't wait to welcome you back for another delightful meal. Best regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  22. kathster

    New York City

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We have dined here twice— finding some dishes very good and some not great. Nice cocktails. Raw bar options were fresh — risotto with scallops was very gummy and salty with well seared scallops that were a little too raw in the center for me. Husbands rigatoni dish was huge and tasty. Dessert of a cannoli “sundae” was just not good— thick and gloppy . LOne popover was crispy and perfect the other was all dough inside. The biggest negative is really how incredibly loud the dining room is— no issue with the music from the bar but through speakers in the ceiling it was way too loud too have a converaation. NOT a place for dinner for two or a romantic ambience.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 28, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Kathy! We're glad to hear that you've enjoyed some of our dishes, but we're sorry to hear that others didn't meet your expectations. We take your comments about the noise level and the loudness of the dining room very seriously. We strive to create a comfortable atmosphere for all our guests, and we'll definitely take your feedback into consideration. We appreciate your honest opinion and hope to serve you again soon. RJ Taylor General Manager

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  23. ElizabethC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table was great, service good, except waitress asked for credit card immediately, at end of meal we asked for check and she automatically placed total on that card without asking, my friend and I were splitting the bill, she should have asked if we wanted bill on one card before automatically charging the card,

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  24. janetm

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time the band was fabulous. The food was. Delicious and Rafael was very personable. All in all it’s a great place and we will definitely be back a lot. Ha ha ha the host was fabulous as well. He accommodated us above our expectations. Janet mcdonald
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 28, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Janet! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous time at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke. It's great to know that you enjoyed our food, music, and found our team to be friendly and accommodating. We strive to make every visit memorable, and we're delighted that we could exceed your expectations. RJ Taylor General Manager

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  25. Nish

    New York City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was New Years Eve so the place was very busy. Despite that our waiter Mike did an outstanding job. The food, as usual, was outstanding. It was a three course price fixe. They could have skimped on portions but they didn't. Two of us took half our meal home! Great place!
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 2, 2024
    Hi Nish, Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again! RJ Taylor General Manager

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  26. PaulZ

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of 3 on New Years Eve, two outstanding meals, one so/so. We’ve dined there before and have never been disappointed. Our meals were outstanding both in prior experiences and NYE. Unfortunately, our guest’s meal was disappointing. May have been a matter of entree choice, but she felt duck entire was over fatty and undercooked. Sent it back to be cooked a bit more but was unhappy with result. Staff was very attentive and did their best to remedy.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 2, 2024
    Hi Paul, thank you for the review and brining this to my attention. We look forward to seeing you again! RJ Taylor General Manager

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on New Year’s Eve so it was a fixed menu, the food was good. To me it was like any other steakhouse. I guess based on the name I expected it to be outstanding. I don’t think I would go back to this location but it definitely does not deter me from trying David Burke’s other restaurants especially since our Christmas experience last year at the Red Horse was absolutely outstanding.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 2, 2024
    Hello, thank you for the review and dining with us on NYE. We appreciate the feedback and will take all comments into consideration. We hope you visiting us again and please ask for me by name. RJ Taylor General Manager

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I felt the meal was over priced for the quality of food.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on January 2, 2024
    Hi there, thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback and will take your comment into consideration. Would you kindly elaborate on what exactly you had here? RJ Taylor General Manager

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  29. CorinneS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here for a birthday and it was outstanding. They gave us a little birthday card when we arrived and put a candle in our dessert. Popovers were amazing. Entrees and apps also delicious.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on December 31, 2023
    Thank you, Corinne. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly underwhelmed. Cheesburger was rare- ordered medium well There was hardly shrimp or crab in the stuffed lobster nor was there any lobster in the lobster dumplings Finally vegetables and Angry fries were room temperature and soggy.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on December 26, 2023
    Hello there, thank you for dining with us on Christmas Eve. We appreciate all the feedback and will discuss with my team further. I can guarantee you that there was, in fact, crab in the stuffed lobster and lobster in the dumplings - both are prepared in-house by our Executive Chef. I wish we could have addressed the burger, fries, and vegetables while you were here. Please ask for me upon your next visit. Best Regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  31. MikeDPhilly

    New York City

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Christmas Eve PrixFix dinner. Apps znd entree were particularly outstanding. Enjoyed our cocktails to start the evening off. The pork roast was our favorite entree selection. The pace of service was a bit slow but otherwise the service was very good.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you, Mike! We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again in the near future. RJ Taylor General Manager

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  32. NS12345678

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The eggplant chips were the best.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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    New York City

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    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended the Santa Christmas brunch and it was top notch. Great food, outstanding customer service, and very festive atmosphere to celebrate the holiday. My family will certainly be returning customers.

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  34. FredA

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality experience - top shelf food and service. Give it a try

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  35. JoeR

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very over priced food The steak was tasteless and very tough for fillet mignon. No one in my party was happy with their food. Atmosphere was non existent Will not return
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on December 20, 2023
    Hi Joe, we're so sorry your experience was less than desirable. Did you notify management while you were here about the tough filet mignon? We never want a guest to leave our establishment dissatisfied. Please look out from an email from me. Thank you, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  36. Tina

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and service is impeccable! Very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Also enjoyed the awesome music with Oliver Steele,Bumblefoot, Marten Anderson,Mike Orlando and Jerry Gaskell.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on December 10, 2023
    Hi Tina! Thank you for the 5-star review! We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best Regards, RJ Taylor General Manager

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect meal w perfect service. From cocktails to appetizers to amazing entrees to inventive dessert. Food is special. The kind of dishes you shake your head and wonder how they did it. The chef was amazing. The staff made us feel special. Perfect anniversary dinner. Thank you guys
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on December 10, 2023
    Thank you! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again in the near future. RJ Taylor General Manager

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Band was so great!! Me and my husband love coming here!! Always amazing!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drifthouse is becoming my go-to restaurant! Their daily specials are next level. Tuesday = Burger Night, Wednesday = Pre Fix, Friday & Saturday = all night Happy Hour, Sunday = Lobster Night. Amazing value, Food & Outstanding service. 10/10

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  40. MarcF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with some interesting and unique options. Terrific waitress- very friendly and attentive. Nice beachy vibe interior. It's on the ocean, but you can't tell that at night- if they add outside lights to light up the beach and water, you'd also get a better sense of the excellent location.
    DRIFTHOUSE by David BurkeResponded on November 25, 2023
    Thank you, Marc! We appreciate the review.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 530-9760.

DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke is rated 4.5 stars by 1980 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.

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Google Map for DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke

1485 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, NJ 07760

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sea Bright
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking Lot (once COVID restrictions are lifted), Off Street and Self Parking Lot Available
  • Public transit
    Ocean Boulevard
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef David Burke
  • Entertainment
    Tuesday - Friday from 6PM-10PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (732) 530-9760
  • Catering
    Private Dining Room & Semi-Private Dining Available
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re hosting a corporate event or a social celebration, we will make your event extraordinary. Our spectacular oceanfront location and stunning New American interior offer the perfect setting all year round.
  • Private party contact
    General Manager RJ Taylor: (732) 530-9760
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