Semolina Restaurant

4.9
1474 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Semolina Restaurant is a farm to table, BYO dining establishment serving simple, casual cuisine. Owned and operated by brothers Chuck and Tylar Lesbirel, both formally of AMA Ristorante in Sea Bright. Semolina has a menu focused around the seasonality of fresh, local ingredients.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1474 people are saying
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rogera
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for what was served. Portions too small. $32 for a tuna steak was finished in 4 bites. Same with linguine dish. Asked for sauce on the side. Was charged $5. Went home hungry. $90 for 2 people. Not worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious homemade pastas, excellent service and most amazing pork chop!

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vipLoripf
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent. Our server, Peri, was absolutely delightful.

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Barbara
Miami
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is always changing - we love this! Meaning.......fresh and new each time we visit or we can still stick to the items that are favorites. Servers and hosts are friendly and "on time". Noise level is a little high but who cares - the food is superb.

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vipGhia
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the grass fed beef cheek that was amazing. Service was excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipRoytel
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This by far is one of the best, prepared and presented meals we have ever had. The food selections where diverse and timed perfectly to our table.
A return visit is already planned.
Our kudos to the owner and staff.

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DianeV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything great except the noise level was awful, like most restaurants they leave that expense off the table. Sad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Our server gave great recommendations for the menu and we both decided to do two different half portions of pasta for appetizer and then go entrees. So delicious !

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redbank100jck
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Every course was delicious. We’ll be back!

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vipvret
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service and great food. Definitely a place to go back to a lot more.

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VictoriaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. Everyone raved about the food and service. We will definitely be back.

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Kate
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, love the fresh farm to table ingredients.
Reminded me of home.

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IdaniaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is always amazing. The menu is full of fresh ideas and creativity

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, we ordered the pork chop & the halibut, plus we had half order of the Rigatoni.

All the dishes were very tasty, the one that stood out the most, was the pork chop, absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection.
Very good experience all around!
We will be back soon!

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Grace
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Semolina's several times now..never disappointed. Our favorite is the Berkshire porkchop. They only take reservations for up to a table for 4, so not a spot to share with big groups.

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vipJenniferO
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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ChristieP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere! Semolina never disappoints!

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SUPERB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Once again superb food and service. Best place to bring super fine wine. Too noisy for me but we go often.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

We arrived on time for dinner. We were seated 15
Minutes late which was ok because they have a nice waiting area. Immediately upon seating however the busboy told us how he couldn’t wait to go home. The busboy then proceeded to have an impressively bad attitude the entire night. Our waitress was great. The food phenomenal. I’d go back for lunch or takeout. I felt a little embarrassed for my guests who had never been out in Red Bank before.

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JohnnyMack
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop was amazing!

Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we are never disappointed when we dine at Semolina. Chef Chuck always wows us with his culinary talents and his wait staff is top notch. Very friendly and efficient. Semolina will always be our place to go for that special night or just when we want to treat ourselves to a delicious, enjoyable dinner.

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Pennyzen
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and greeted by everyone in such a welcoming manner. Everything we ordered was delicious especially the Halibut. Everything is fresh and prepared with lots of local fresh ingredients. Don't miss this gem! Thank you to Richie for always being so accommodating and so so welcoming.

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LauraN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Service is amazing. Our go to restaurant in the area. ❤️

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JenT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an A++ foodie experience. Great for any dinner or celebration.

JD
vipJohnD
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special place with delicious food

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vipDonS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a comfortable atmosphere, excellent service and delicious appetizers and meals!

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Christian
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was fantastic! Eggplant, malfade and pork chop was top notch.

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EvanStMart
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Trying! Not bad but some real value traps. Peach panzanella salad, you have got to be kidding me. $16 for what seemed like someone's leftovers. Hardened tiny croutons making up the bulk of the salad. The word bulk is meant to denote a percentage because bulk should not be associated with a salad that was 1/3 or a 1/4 of the size it should have been. A few, five or six small pieces of peach, a few strands of arugala...too dry and didn't work. Pastas more their forte but not all winners. Miserly use of protein where used. Pork ragu... hardly, more like a few small pieces of pork. Linguini Vongole lacking garlic, salt, flavor. Most pastas in a semi dry sauced state. I am not a pasta over saucer but the bread struggled to find any leftovers. The pork chop was good, some found it salty, not me. The cabbage agrodolce lifts it. The beef cheeks were soo rich really needed something similar to cut the fat, I couldn't finish it. The other items on the plate added nothing. Desserts, kind of a pass. Pistachio panna cotta, slightly odd flavor, not rich, not creamy. How can a panna cotta miss? White chocolate budino, okish, thank the gods for the berries. A bowl of sameness, the crunchie not big or crunchy enough. The peach tart underwhelming. $300 tax and tip for four people at a byob, thank the gods for wine and family for a nice night out. Also, why toast the bread without adding something. Kills the beauty of fresh bread....ohhh, Service was pretty good. Hopping on a Wednesday night.

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HopeH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and waitress Karen is great!!! One of our favorite local spots !

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vipFrambois
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We particularly liked the Eggplant chips appetizer and the tuna, pork chops, and halibut entrees. The person who ordered the beef cheeks with roasted acorn squash really enjoyed it. The desserts were excellent. My favorite was the Jersey peach tart.

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MarkC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pastas and fish were near perfectly prepared. the flavors and freshness of the ingredients special and I dare say I can't say a bad word about our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyday dining .. was wonderful

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vipBonnie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here never disappoints. I'm sad that the outdoor service is ending since its so nice and quiet outside. The indoor dining tends to be noisy simply because of the small size .

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vipLorim
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delicious special dinner, fabulous choices on the menu, excellent service !

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monica our server is awesome, thanks for the great menu options too

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Kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Everything tasted fresh and perfectly cooked. The presentation was lovely. Food choices were unusual and offered a break from the same old, same old restaurant choices. In season fruits and vegetables were used for entrees, appetizers and desserts. Pasta was home made. We also liked the small, intimate size of the restaurant. I wish we weren't from out of town. I can't wait to go back again!

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RobertS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best restaurant food we have ever eaten. The tuna with coponata was just incredible as were the salads we had. Fresh well prepared food with fine service at a fair price an excellent combination. Don't miss this restaurant.

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KimL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is with out a doubt my favorite restaurant in Red Bank ! Food always interesting and delicious. Staff always makes me feel special and welcome . Congratulations on your staying power

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vipJenniferO
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! See you next weekend!!

FAQs

Semolina Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

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.