With a location only steps from the Naveskink riverfront in Red Bank, NJ, The Belmonte restaurant resides in a historic building and offers a stylish and appealing place to enjoy remarkably high-quality dining. The result of Chef Akhtar Nawab's creative use of ingredients, the menu at The Belmonte features classic dishes with new flavors and energy created by the use of locally sourced ingredients and quality preparation.
Open for brunch and dinner, The Belmonte offers a raw bar, cheese board, hand held treats, entrées and more. The full menu is online and will definitely inspire a visit.
Love it! Had a great time with my BFF!! Definitely will be going back soon!
Stopped by on a Sunday evening coming back from the shore. Had a great table for watching the Ferrari's pass by on the street. Sushi rolls were very tasty, tuna was fresh, and service was great. One of our party had forgotten to mention she had a sesame allergy and the waitress took back the sushi roll and had a new one made without the sesame.
Best dish was ceviche (a special) - others were tasteless: an arugula salad with fried goat cheese was drowning in dressing; the rabbit special was dry, greasy and bland; the lemon pepper tuna was better - but again, little taste. Asked for a second glass of wine which came 10 minutes later, after I'd finished my meal. Even the bread tasted a day old. Not sure why this place got high reviews on yelp and other places - we are not going back.
We had a great meal once again here, we also try the $20 wine special on Monday night and the wine we had was very good. The young man that was our server was a delight, personality was great, will see him and Red again soon
Everything was wonderful--the service as well as the food - with ONE glaring exception--- the restaurant is TOO DARK--- we sat upstairs and everyone whipped out their smartphones to use the flashlight app so that they could read the menu. Trendy? I don't think so. It just seemed silly to me.
Sushi, lobster tail, fillet mignon............wonderful dining experience!
The service and wine list were fine, but our dinner was a disappointment. Two in our party had the grouper, which was good, but the portion of risotto was so small they could just about find it. My friend and I had the orange roughy. It's hard to comment on the taste, while it was rather fishy, the portion was so small it didn't really matter. The a la carte side dishes were really good, and thank goodness we ordered them so we at least felt as if we had eaten a meal. For a rather expensive dinner, we expected far better.
We're local and dine here quite often. The last couple times we've eaten here the service hasn't been very good. It was as if we were last on the staffs list, very inattentive. Took way too long to come to our table, didn't pay attention when we ordered and brought us incorrect items, had to ask twice for the same thing because the server admitted they forgot. Since it was a low key evening the last time we were in, I have no idea why the service was so lacking? The food was pretty good and we like that they changed up the menu a bit, but whoever runs this place better address the staff issues. The who cares attitude and lack of professionalism is going to do nothing but cause RED to lose business.
Have been here many times, and Red is one of our favorites. Food was great as usual but service was... Well sloppy. Waiter was very friendly and courtious, but was rarely around. Had to ask the manager for drinks. Never did get bread. Ordered a 2nd bottle of wine with dinner which came after the 4 of us were done. Sent it back and ordered 2 after dinner drinks. Then the surprise... Waiter came back with 3, said the bartender poured an extra. I figured, he's going to make up for the weak service so far. No such luck, server gave us our 2, toasted us and drank the 3rd in front of us!! Then charged us for 2nd wine bottle! Will probably give them another chance, but if we have another episode like this, we'll be crossing Red off our list.
When we arrived, we were seated at a table for 2 between two parties of 6. Needless to say, it was very loud. I immediately asked to be moved and the host obliged without question and we were seated in a much quieter area. Our server Brian was attentive and on point with the recommendations. The appetizers were great but the entrees were a bit small. All in all, the food was very good and the service was great. I would dine here again.
Thought the food at Red's was good. One of my guest's ordered the octopus salad and was disappointed in the amount of food on the plate for the price and thought the octopus was tough. Other appetizers were delicious along with the cocktails. Two of my guests had been there in the fall and didn't realize that the menu changes with the seasons. I had the soft shell crab for dinner tempura style. I would have liked a choice on how to have it (sauted).
Making reservations on OpenTable.com was very easy. Once we arrived, we were seated right away. We sat in the upstairs loft area where it was quiet at first. The service was very good overall. The food; however, could use some improvement. My boyfriend ordered the special porterhouse steak with onion rings and potato slices. The steak was dry and the potato wedges were unremarkable. The onion rings were in a nice light batter and were very tasty. I ordered the crab stuffed lobster special. It was accompanied by a peach risotto. The lobster was very small and the risotto was a little smooshy. I will say that the pricing was reasonable. Considering all of the other dining options in town, I go somewhere else before going back to Red.
From the moment my wife and I walked in we were greeted with VIP service. We were welcomed by the host who didn't hesitate to confirm our reservation and offer to seat us or if we would like drinks in the lounge first. I felt that was first class all the way. We didn't feel rushed to sit at our table. Very refreshing. So we went to the lounge to enjoy a cocktail. When we finished our pre dinner cocktails we returned to the host and she didn't hesitate with our reservation. The table was ready and we were sat as soon as we were ready. Once we sat we were greeted by Beth who was cordial and personal. We never felt rushed and Beth walked us through the menu guiding us to solid choices. We will return very soon. Price was on point.
Another amazing dining experience at red starting with the perfectly made Cosmo from the always welcoming bartender Kim. Warm goat cheese salad with their fabulous bread and flavored butter and dipping oils. Shared the Thursday night tasting menu which was shellfish, every course was one better than the next. Tried the squid ink pasta for the first time, as good as the pasta I had in Italy.
I love the ambiance of red; it is warm and casual, but elegant. I have dined many times in the restaurant, held business dinners, and social events and never been disappointed. The staff is always friendly and goes out of their way to accommodate requests and make your experience a pleasurable one. Red is a standout restaurant in our area.
We ordered sushi rolls and they were terrible. Hard to chew and the tempeh did not taste fresh. The service was just OK and the table bussers kept coming over to clear our plates before we were done. It is so rude to clear plates when someone, even one person, is still eating. This place was a real disappoint.