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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Romantic (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious just like we remembered! Spectacular service and unique spins on traditional dishes. Refreshing dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

It was our first time here and we liked it. The duck tacos were crunchy skinned which was cool but maybe a corn taco instead of the sticky flour one? We also had the soup which was delicious and a cool table presentation.

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 (Naples)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was excellent ......Menu exceptional ....food delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is consistently delicious and love that it changes seasonally. A little too pricey to dine here often, but always come for birthdays and anniversaries.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dinner was outstanding!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for early news years dinner.It was excellent have been there before never disappointed.The menu is so elcetic.You can't categorize it it's so different and sooo good.Will be back again and again.

Tags: Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

What a disappointment. The food was less than mediocre. My friend ordered the fillet medium rare and it was dry. The waitress was very nice but she doesn’t control the kitchen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We and family of ours celebrated our wedding anniversaries last night at JUST. We were very pleased with our entire experience. The food was amazing from the starters to our dessert. If you're looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, you can't go wrong with JUST.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Hidden gem with an eclectic but balanced menu. The Peking Duck Taco starter was especially good, as was the pork belly. The Australian lamb chops were perfectly cooked and seasoned. I could have used some seasoning on the vegetables though. But I'm pleasantly surprised that everything wasn't overly salty in general, as many restaurants tend to do.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome!! Wait staff very pleasant and informative!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Review based on dining at the bar Food was ok . I wouldn’t go out of my way to dine here. Ordered cod tacos, short rib tacos and steak skewers .. out of the three the steak skewer was small and the better of the three.. Drinks were ok .. In my opinion it was a Waste of $70.00 ..

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As usual, the food and service were outstanding. This is an upscale restaurant as good for special occasions as casual dining.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food selection & solid service from our waiter, Dave. Tricky entrance off Rt 9. Pull into the BP gas station and you'll figure it out

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was excellent, and the food was very good. Menu was somewhat limited but what we ate was very good. I would recommend a try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I LOVED everything about JUST. The food was amazing and theservice was impeccable!!!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Just when I thought customer service was a thing of the past Just Restaurant exceeded my expectation! Just is a hidden gem. The ambiance was stellar, food was excellent hats off to the chef, and service was superb. I can't wait to return planning my next visit.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Outstanding scallops, duck tacos, great version of butternut squash soup, excellent veggies. Definitely will visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food and superb service. We’ll be back.

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

food was very good! we went on a week night to avoid weekend crowd! very pleasant staff!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very quiet evening at JUST, as it was a Monday, so we received the royal treatment. Very quick, kind, polite and professional service, great menu and great food. Great decor, immaculately clean, nice atmosphere. Great place for a business lunch or a fun date.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Loved everything we ate. great service too! My Husband can't stop talking about how much he enjoyed his meal. I just love the pretzel bread and the donuts for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great meal at Just! Fantastic food and excellent service as always. The Tuna Cones are a must!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Awesome food
Great service

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

Food good. Service not so good. Music annoying.

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vip
 (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 "they're 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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