Semolina Restaurant

4.9
1327 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 1327 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mimi18
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So consistent and delicious. Love our server Karen-so knowledgeable and passionate about the menu!

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vipPalAl44
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here for about three years. We keeping coming back because it is so good.

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vipBarbara
Miami
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting well executed menu - fabulous choices with fresh, farm to table foods.
Peach panzanella appetizer and stuffed squash blossoms excellent! We ate two pasta dishes but the agnolotti was superb as well as the lobster spaggetti! Wishing we had room for one more but instead chose the pork chop - tasted it and took the rest home for dinner - fabulous! Can't wait to go back

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vipCloud9
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Semolima. Menu is so creative and always great.
The kitchen staff has it timed so well.
Monica is a gem. She’s knows so much and has a wonderful personality. Have been there many times and always leave saying how amazing the chefs are.
We recommend Semolina. As I told Monica they deserve an Award.

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vipKathydin
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal and service. The Peach Panzanella and Smoked Paprika Fettuccine were outstanding .

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PatriciaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Meal was good. Outside seating area full of water puddles. Waitress told us it was the AC runoff. Didn’t realize there was a time limit on our outdoor table. Waitress told us to order and then we would have time to socialize. At the end of our meal I assume an owner came over to see how we liked our meal and then proceeded to tell us that they next party was there waiting for our table. Not sure if we would return.

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vipLg55
Atlantic City
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough good things about this wonderful restaurant and delightful food. The service was attentive and personal and the food was absolutely all fresh farmed ingredients. Light and delicious! Not clouded by additives and preservatives or from a can or a freezer. I had the halibut with sliced cucumber and fennel with the string bean salad and my husband enjoyed his pork chop over cabbage with cashew hummus.

Our new favorite.

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CHRIS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERI WAS AMAZING AND THE MANAGER WAS FABULOUS, WILL BE BACK SOON!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere

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ElizabethM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service is professional and thorough. Food is creative with use of local seasonal ingredients, fresh and delicious!

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LisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go whenever we have the opportunity. The food is always great and the staff is always friendly and professional.

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RobK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my wife and brother-in-law (who was in from California) for dinner. We loved everything. Shared 3 appetizers (fluke crudo, stuffed squash blossoms, and burrata salad), and even my wife who does not prefer seafood thoroughly enjoyed all three. We all opted to have a second course of half pasta dishes, and I love that this is an option at Semolina. I went with the rigatoni nero, as I love squid ink pasta, and it was both appropriately spicy and bold. My wife (lumache with bone marrow crumbs) and brother-in-law (agnolotti with corn, ricotta and pistachio) also cleaned their pasta plates. Entree for both myself and my brother-in-law was the halibut, which was cooked to perfection and both light and fresh. My wife went big with the NY strip, and I was lucky enough to get to try it, and damn, that was awesome, too. Our waitress was super friendly and extremely attentive without being overbearing. The restaurant was also able to accommodate a request for a slight reservation change, which helped with our scheduling in the long run. An easy 10/10 score on the entire evening. Semolina continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Red Bank and the surrounding area, if not our absolute favorite. Thank you so much!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing we ordered was amazing! Service is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Every course was better than the next! Hands down best food restaurant in red bank! So fresh and prepared to perfection!

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vipcoop
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Semolina is a keeper been here many times never disappointed

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artE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed out dinner! We shared 2 salads and loved our entrees. Service was great- staff was attentive.
We will be back!

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Mos21
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding and service impeccable !! Can’t wait to go back

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The very best pasta I have ever had! The stuffed squash blossoms appetizer was to die for, and the desserts were amazing. I ate everything and did not take home any leftovers, which is very unusual for me. So good,

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vipcriticaldiner
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a memorable meal. Treat yourself to home made delectable pasta. Better than most restaurants in Italy. Expensive but worth every cent. Enjoy!

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BC56
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best pork chop I ever ate. You have to try the Agnolotti. Half-portion pastas as apps is a great idea! We will definitely be back...with friends!

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vipJaneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Semolina is superb! The restaurant does have a bit of a noise issue...they have taken steps to combat it, but it is still a problem. Semolina borders on a fine dining experience, but casually dressed wait staff keeps it from achieving that higher end feel. Not to worry, you will leave there perfectly satiated and wanting to go back! Great value.

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vipCindyA
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous. Rigatoni nero and pork chops excellent. Thanks so much!

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DavidH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farm to table . Food was very good with great pasta and the pork chop is delicious . BYOB

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ACTracy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is truly delicious. Fresh, inventive, locally sourced. A home run in Red Bank.

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melissap
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Semolina never disappoints . Simple and delicious fare, farm to table, seasonable ingredients. Warm and knowledgable staff. The food here is excellent!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server Monica was also incredible!! I love this restaurant!

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vipMarciaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when dining here. The food and the service are exceptional. Make sure you get a pasta while there.

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MaryK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!! hands down thee best, most creative, fresh and innovative place in Monmouth county. Run don't walk to this gem.

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SusannahC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Food is A+. Pasta is sublime. Service is exceptional. Highly recommend.

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FrankS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! This Chef knows what he's doing The pork chop was delicious and perfectly done and the fluke Crudo was outstanding with complex yet harmonious flavors. We sat outside and the service was attentive. I highly recommend Semolina

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Katrina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farm to table restaurant. You can taste the freshness. Food is amazing & fast, staff is very friendly, service is great. Will definitely be back soon!

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brian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great, service was great. what more could you want?

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Caitlin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as always. A little pricey, but worth it for nice dinners.

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vipMikeW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, impeccable service and beautiful setting. We loved it and we’ll be back. And we’ll ask for Jillian because she was amazing.

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RonJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pasta I had was good. Halibut my mother and wife had was not good. Both agreed it was dry and very bland. The accompaniments were sparse as well.

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BillK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service. Downtown Red Bank provided a pleasant ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful people - THE BEST!!!

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vipTrvlr
Atlantic City
66 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always awesome. Felt a little rushed last night but we understand that they want to turn the tables over. By far the best restaurant in Red Bank.

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vipHeatherS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most delicious food in Red Bank! Wonderful service, beautiful atmosphere (great paintings of cows) and everything is tasty tasty tasty!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our third time at Semolina in three weeks. The menu is ever changing, the ingredients are always fresh and seasonal, and our waitress, Karen is so knowledgeable and such a pleasure. She attends to our every need. The weather was bad outside so the inside dining was quite full and the noise level was a little high, but it didn’t deter us from having an amazing meal… again!

FAQs

Semolina Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 945-6816.

Semolina Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1327 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.