One Willow

4.5
495 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
One Willow will feature fresh seafood, fish, and a raw bar serving the highest quality ingredients. With an outdoor bar, live music, and a comfortable and fun atmosphere. One Willow will feel like home to everyone who walks through its doors.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 495 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertR
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is the third time we have gone to One Willow for Sunday Brunch. It appears however that they are no longer are emphasizing the brunch but rather the dinner menu. Although there were still a couple of brunch items on the menu there was less to pick from. Our favorite french toast was still on the menu, but although still good, it was not of the excellent quality of prior visits. It is still a beautiful place with great service and we will most likely return in the near future.

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vipChristinaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak special was AMAZING!

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KathyR
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always Service superb Can’t wait to return

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Robertc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW VERY IMPRESSIVE MY WIFE WAS SO HAPPY GREAT VEIW SERVICE WAS SPOT ON THE DIRTY MARTINIS DID THE JOB THE FISH WAS SOOOO GOOOOD VERY NICE PLACE IF YOU LOVE YOUR WIFE ITS A MUST ...LOL HAVE FUN WE WILL BE BACK SOON


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GaryD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a bit disappointed the brunch menu was completely different than the website but still very good.

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really lovely place. Beautiful views, excellent food and very pleasant service.
Now that I’ve found One Willow, I will be returning.
Great place for a romantic dinner or cocktails.

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Bryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to enjoy a Saturday evening - never disappoints!

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JoeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in from out of town. Entire Staff was exceptional. We will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Willow never disappoints!
Staff is always pleasant and the food is always good!

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KoreyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Went on a Sunday for brunch with friends. Have been raving to friends about the chicken and waffles and chicken sandwich.... Come to find out that have completely removed the brunch menu because it's "Palm Sunday"... We asked if possibly they can make us the chicken and waffles and a chicken sandwich. We are told that they can't make them today. As the waitress is saying "no" to us a tray full of waffles and chicken sandwiches goes by. When we protest we are told that the outside table has a "special" event going on and they alone can order these items. We then order the artichoke appetizer and are told they are on a truck on the way to the restaurant but not there yet. Later one of my friends orders the donut desert that she loves. We are informed that even though they are serving the dinner menu at 12:30 in the afternoon we can not have the donuts from the dinner menu until 4pm. So with the exception of the appetizer all the items we asked for are in the back, some are even being served to other guests in the restaurant, but we are unable to have them for no reason other then they don't feel like it. I can not understand why you would make so many customers unhappy when it's within your power to make them happy. We have been to this restaurant many times but will be taking our future dollars elsewhere.

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KristinP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service! One of our favorite spots!

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vipmisguide
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place right on the water in Atlantic Highlands. Food was on point - fluke ceviche and oysters to start were excellent. Mains of monkfish were both well executed and delicious with crispy skin and perfectly moist flesh. Wine list is average but definitely some good bottles in every category. The date cake shared well and was an excellent sweet bite.

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vipcshoregal
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding staff and incredible ambiance. This is a local gem!! Will keep visiting zone Willow!

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lena627
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The "bus boy" came to clear away our dirty dishes. Unfortunately, he placed dirty dishes from another table on top of our dirty dishes befor they were wisked away.
This is definately a health NO-NO whether times of Covid or otherwise.
It was brought to the attention of "Nick" our waiter so the behavior could be corrected.

Because of this I'm not sure that I would return or reccomend this spot to others.

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ColleenM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice scenery! Once the summer comes I can see this being an even more enjoyable location to dine out!

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irishgirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent...was so nice to enjoy a nice evening out with the girls and not feel rushed! We had a lovely waiter and a beautiful view... but did I mention the food was amazing...tuna tacos omg!

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vipCloud9
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We thought the tables were too close and the dining room was too filled as the corona virus rules are stipulated.
The service was very good. The split plate cost in a high end restaurant is insulting

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NancyV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food atmosphere and our waiter Nick was the best!

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Barry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first meal here including artichoke and Japanese pepper appetizers; delicious steak sandwich and tasty crab cake with asparagus; yummy chocolate gelato and a superb date cake! Only suggestion from my foodie wife would be to change the dip for the artichokes. She suggests a sun-dried tomato-cilantro-mayo dip -- might be worth a try!
Lovely decor, beautiful view, topped with excellent service by Nick and supporting staff. We will be back!!! Thank you for a memorable meal.

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Michael
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal, drinks were strong and calamari was crispy!

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vipBRob
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service & views are great! A bit pricey but it’s to be expected when your right on the water.

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Jack
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the view is awesome. I will definitely be back

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Marina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!! Three weeks in a row, absolutely delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was no social distancing. The restaurant was full. It wasn’t at 50%•

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinning. Creative chef, water views, friendly heartfelt service, great wine list and cocktail. What else would I want.

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vipTheresa
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Willow is a perfect choice for so many reasons. First, the view is amazing! The restaurant's interior design only enhances the view. The ambiance and the warm welcome from the staff makes you glad you arrived and continues throughout your visit. The food is innovative, delicious and plated perfectly. The creative bartenders make the most interesting and fun drinks! Indoor or outdoor dining makes One Willow our favorite restaurant in Monmouth County.

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JosephK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always!! Never disappointed when going to One Willow!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining inside at One Willow since start of pandemic. Had reservations for a foursome, were nicely soaced, enjoyed the evening. Ty !

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DMartin
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down this was one of the top ten meals of my life, and without trying to sound boojee, I've been blessed with the opportunities to dine at restaurants throughout North America, South America & Europe, so top ten is saying something. The Snake Rivers Farms NY Strip Steak Au Poive special was arguably the best steak I've ever had, and I've eaten A LOT of steak in my life. Other stand outs were the beef tartare, the tuna tartare special, the extremely elevated onion soup, and the pot de creme. The service was friendly without being overbearing, as well as professional and efficient. The courses were served in a timely, yet not rushed, pace. A truly wonderful meal in a gorgeous setting. Can't wait to go back.

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vipJohn
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, ambiance & service....

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KristinP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Can’t wait to come back in warmer weather for their outdoor dining!

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NancyV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner at a bar table at one willow. Food was great and the bartender was very friendly and made delicious cocktails !

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ToniM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Willow is the most comfortable restaurant on the Highlands bay shore. The restaurant has the ambience, friendly service and menu that will have you going back for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$25 for a burger is too much
Pricing is bit high

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vipJLCphd
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic late lunch on a Sunday! We sat in a booth facing the water in the main dining room and it was a beautiful sunny day. The drinks were fabulous. And the food was all perfect. As was our waitress. She was attentive and knowledgeable and perfectly paced the meal. I highly recommend the French onion soup, wedge salad, tuna tacos, and burger entree. Can’t wait to come back and have dinner.

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ImanA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Food wasn't great crab cakes fishy. Waffles were dry.

Service and ambiance 5 star.

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AnneD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had fluke, and it was wonderful. Jacquie was terrific attentive and personable. Atmosphere is always good. Would definitely recommend.

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vipCFwasthere
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent - even better since they reopened this year. Food and drinks were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location, great oysters and impeccable service!

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KRCRJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just recently had dinner at One Willow with my wife.... everything from the front desk to the food was great. Jason (I believe the manager) was very accommodating and very friendly. He made us feel right at home and we felt like we knew him from the minute he stopped by our table. The interior was just right too...not too loud and not too bright! Overall a great experience and I highly recommend One Willow!

PS....ask for the date cake...

FAQs

One Willow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 730-7770.

One Willow is rated 4.5 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

One Willow does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tramasatonewillow.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.