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About JUST

JUST is a Zagat-rated New American dining destination hidden in the heart of NJ. Well-received by both diners and critics such as the New York Times, we present a selection of artful culinary creations, diverse wines & cocktails- offering value with dishes comprised of only top-quality ingredients.
We offer a worldly variety of wines (that the friendly, knowledgeable staff can recommend to pair with any dish) and specialty cocktails that present a balanced mix of spirits and liqueurs with fresh garnishes & flavors- creating a buzz at the intimate bar scene.
We feature a monthly late-night program that spotlights live jazz and acoustic musicians accompanied by wine & cheese pairings and menu specials. The Just Wine Club offers gives discounts on the wine list and hosts wine tastings through the year.
With the elegance of decor, unparalleled presentation of the cuisine and attentiveness of wait staff, your experience at JUST is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

2280 US Route 9 S
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours
Monday through Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 4:30pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Jake Brown Rd & Fairway Ln

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 707-4800

Website:
http://www.justrestaurantnj.com/

Entertainment:
Free Wi-FI

Executive Chef:
Jon Vukusich

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 4:30PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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JUST Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Special Occasion (20)
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Romantic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Tapas (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Awesome food
Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hard to imagine a restaurant behind a gas station would be such an extraordinary find. Aside from Restaurant Nicholas, i think its the best food in Monmouth County. Very unique menu and from apps to desert, it was almost perfect. However because of the fact that the owners are absentee, their is no one there with a vested interest that cares to insure you have an excellent dining experience. The staff is very young and inexperienced although professional. Despite that flaw, i am looking forward to going bask asap.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food good. Service not so good. Music annoying.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good - creative, flavorful, and fresh (esp. the tuna). Wait staff was hit or miss. "Bussers" were friendly and helpful - not the case with the waiter. Drinks arrived way late. Half way through our appetizers, I reminded the waiter that we had ordered drinks and he pointed to the bartenders saying "their working on it." When almost finished with our apps, the waiter finally brought our drinks, not apologizing for the wait, but simply putting my glass down on the table hard enough to startle both of us.

The food almost lives up to the prices (and it is pricey), but the service and noise level (loud, not "energetic,") significantly detracted from our overall experience. A good meal, but not enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My third time here and I'm still not disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a find in this bedroom community! The menu is so diverse - there's something for everyone! Very friendly staff. Can't wait to return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Gotta try the Tuna cones for appetizer! And the beef bolineze for main course

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and service! Will definitely come back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Most enjoyable evening best experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Will go back for sure

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were great! This place is a hidden gem - would highly recommend

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Just is eclectic and the food is wonderful. Have been there three times and each time is better. It could be a bit quieter but didn't distract from the great service or food.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. It was a birthday celebration for me and I couldn’t have picked a better spot. Attentive service by Christine. We were glad to hear that Patrick is still managing. We had 2 bottles of wine, Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir. Birth were excellent and reasonably priced. The pretzel rolls with the honey mustard butter are a treat! We shared cigar dolls of shrimp and pork...came with 2 sauces..one smoky the other sweet and crab and goat cheese puffs. Both excellent. Three of us chose the lobster primavera special, served on fettuccini. The portion was large with plenty of lobster and the veggies were small and delicious. The other dinner was a papardell with short rib bolognese, also a generous portion and termed delicious. A European touch to bring the miniature ottoman for ladies purse.... We should eat here more often!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great time. Jake was our server and he took good care of us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious meal in pretty setting. Somewhat loud, made worse by the distracting music, but delicious food and varied menu made up for it. Pierogis and broccoli appetizer were outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Tapas, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food and service were good once we actually found the place! You have to turn off of Rt 9 into what sure looks like a gas station, and when you leave, you have to exit through the gas station again. The restaurant is behind the gas station. Very odd, but once you get there, you'll probably enjoy it. Food, service and wine list were good, prices reasonable. It wasn't busy on a Tuesday night but that was better for us.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Hostesses who greeted us: Seemed a little edgy w/attitude and not at all friendly. The restaurant had ~6 empty tables and nobody at the bar when we arrived & we wanted to have a drink @the bar prior to being seated for our 7:30 reservation...this seemed to be an inconvenience to the hostess but we hit the bar anyway. The bartender made herself very busy filling table orders and managed to avoid me for a solid 5 min before taking my order- Manhattan was good and my wife loved the JUST champagne (elder added). The couple we were with had the JUST Manhattan & champagne and enjoyed them. Dinner: Both our waitress Jessica and the food saved the night. Beet salad, scallops, tuna cones, and pork belly as starters...everything was delicious! Tuna and salmon entrees ...the tuna was delicious and the salmon was close behind. For dessert I had the Baileys with vodka and coffee ice cubes (I'll definitely be making that at home) with the cinnamon donuts and caramel sauce. Don't order them if you need to share-- keep them all for yourself. Overall impression: table service and food was was very well prepared with creative presentations and I'd definitely go back, but the supporting staff & service needs to step it up. The greeters / bartenders set the tone for the night and in this situation, put the waitress at a disadvantage... but Jessica (and the chef) was just great and literally saved the evening.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent quality food as usual. Seems they hired a lot of new younger servers with limited experience - very polite but they need a bit more training or experience.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I have been to this restaurant more than a few times the food is absolutely fabulous the service was neglectful this last trip .

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was very creative and delicious . The staff was very helpful and friendly .

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food is delicious. Great portion sizes. Perfect for date night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

An issue with the waitress resolved immediately. The food tremendously good!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dining at Just for my husband's 60th Birthday was lovely. The Staff was exceptional, food delicious, drinks moderately priced and the atmosphere was quiet and romantic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Usually great food. Very hip place with creative food and cocktails. Hubby had a not good chicken dish. However..Everything else was fantastic we've been here four times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food was excellent as was the service. One
Of the best meals you can get in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food and nice decor, but could have had a better ambiance by simply dimming the lights.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food options were very creative. Mix of flavors. Pretzel bread to start was fantastic. Cocktails were amazing. The service was great impeccable. Attentive but bit overwhelming. The server was inviting. Had great suggestions. Already recommended this fantastic place. Only negative is it was hard to find because it's behind a gas station

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while and I'm so upset I did not go sooner! The food was AMAZING! The service was excellent and the drinks were to die for. I cannot wait to go back. The shrimp and crab tater tots were delicious and I loved the short ribs.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food - very creative dishes, seasoning was perfect. We had the Paella, lamb chops, torched avocado salad, and the Jumbo shrimp entree. All were prepared deliciously! Service was top notch!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food! Love the appetizers!!! The space is a bit tight though. I wish they had private dining rooms for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food and setting. The issue is the tables are too close together. You have to raise your voice to hear the person sitting across from you. A bit of a let down since the tuna and salmon were quite good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall JUST was wonderful. We took friends to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The dinner was perfect from start to finish: starting with beet salad, entrees were baby lamb chops (the best ever!), salmon (perfect ), steak (done to perfection) and short ribs (loved them) all were perfectly prepared, presented and very delicious. Desserts were amazing! We shared a Lemon Meringue and the special donuts, served in a mini shopping cart, very cute.
Only one drawback, and it's minor, is the service was too quick, (but friendly and pleasant) the meal was served quickly, taking away the leisurely, romantic plan for the evening. Also as soon as a fork was put down, someone came to swoop away the dish - even before we were finished.
We are looking forward to going back to celebrate our anniversary next month.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was impeccable. They were always ready to clear a plate, wipe the table and fill the water. Good was delicious but I would get another option next time I visit!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good choice of starters & entrees- could have been more vegetarian entree choices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I always walk out of Just saying how great it was. 4 of us loved it! Pork belly was suberb. Save room for the great desserts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Loved everything, from the appetizers to dessert. We live local and was always hesitant to go with the location behind a gas station. We will certainly go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service was great and the waiter was very friendly. I got the short ribs and they were just ok-I expect more. We got a key line dessert as well as the s'mores creme brûlée dessert. Key lime was too sweet and the s'mores had absolutely no taste to it. It was a pudding rather than a creme brûlée. The chairs had several small rips and scratches. I was also a bit disappointed that nothing was done special for us since I distinctly reminded them that it was our wedding anniversary. Maybe I'm just spoiled from the other places that we've celebrated at in the past. The places generally provided us with glasses of champagne or customized desserts. The place has potential but all in all it is OK.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful place for a very nice dinner. Service was excellent and food was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We loved our meal at Just! The service was outstanding and our waiter gave us great menu recommendations.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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