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Semolina Restaurant, Red Bank, NJ

Semolina Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2205 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 Chuck Lesbirel. Semolina has a menu based around the seasonality of fresh, local ingredients with a focus on fresh, made in-house pastas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 945-6816

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chuck Lesbirel

  • Neighborhood

    Red Bank

  • Cross street

    Broad Street

  • Parking details

    Large Municipal Lot on White Street. Free Parking after 6pm Monday - Saturday and Free Parking all day Sunday.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 2,205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Farm-to-table

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Food

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Service

  • New Jersey - Central

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Jersey - Central

    Healthy

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  1. CS

    CharlesS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    When we arrived, 3 out of 4 of us, the hostess made us wait in the cramped waiting area until our fourth arrived despite the table being open. The food was ok but the server was excellent. Having to wait for our table was extremely frustrating and got the evening off to a poor start.
  2. LJ

    LauraJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food very creative recipes. The service was excellent too. Farm to table is wonderful we enjoyed all 3 dishes we ordered.
  3. AF

    AnnieF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great!!!
  4. PR

    PhylisR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came from Bergen County to enjoy this fabulous restaurant! Food outstanding and our server, Janice, was terrific! Cannot wait to come back!!
  5. AG

    AliGen

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed by friendly staff and promptly seat at our table . Our server was Trish. She was upbeat, knowledgeable and just adorable. The concept of the restaurant was explained ( I have been here many times, this was my friends first time). There were many great options on the menu.. the peach panzanella salad was the perfect start to the meal. The spaghetti with chopped clams and lemon breadcrumbs had the perfect amount of kick! The EVOO orange cake was the perfect light dessert!
  7. LC

    LindaC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic !!!!
  8. AH

    AimeeH

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious! The heirloom tomatoes and the squash blossoms are both flavorful, beautifully presented and generous portions. Absolutely loved the fluke. The sauce complimented the fish. And of course, I love the crusty, warm bread.
  9. JM

    JanineM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Janice made our experience totally worthwhile! Truly a seasoned server it was my dad’s birthday and his first time being there. The pork chops are amazing as well as all the fresh made pastas. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing
  11. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant! Another fabulous meal, amazing service and just a wonderful experience. We’ll be back soon
  12. LH

    LuHu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    I don't usually complain, but you asked, so here goes... I am renaming this place Semolina Stresstaurant. We arrived exactly on time for a 5:30 reservation, but 1 of the 4 of us took an 8 extra minutes to park and they would not seat us until he arrived (even though he had dropped off his wife and was obviously on his way). We were told, unsolicited, by the hostess at 5:37 that she would be giving away our reservation at 5:45! One minute later, at 5:38, our 4th arrived and we were seated. We scanned the menu and ordered promptly. Bread and appetizers came out quickly and were cleared, but then there was a loooong lag of at least 20 minutes before our dinners arrived. We ate at a reasonable pace, and once we finished we ordered 2 desserts to share and some coffee. Before the last 2 zeppoles were eaten and our coffees only halfway done, a bus boy came around to ask if we wanted the zeppoles wrapped. We declined as we were still sipping our still hot coffee, but were told we would have to finish up as they had other guests waiting for the table. We finished up and produced our credit cards, which sat for another 10 minutes before the waitress came back to take our payment. We were at the table for about 90 minutes, 30 of which were wasted by the restaurant's slow service. The food was good, but truly not spectacular and definitely not worth the stressful and rude experience.
  13. CS

    ChetnaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Semolina never disappoints. Fresh ingredients and delicious food.
  14. DF

    DonnaF

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. I’ve been here a couple of times and the pork chop is a favorite.
  15. JZ

    JillZ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive service
  16. NF

    NicoleF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Semolina is my favorite restaurant in town! Never disappoints
  17. k

    kathrynb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the BEST! The staff, the service, the food and ambiance always delivers. ps. Everyone is happy there.
  18. C

    Carlh

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the area. Very creative dishes and plenty of variety, you can't go wrong -- try something familiar or try something new: you can't lose!
  19. SM

    StevenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative options on menu, everything was unique and quite tasty
  20. J

    Jerseydiner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit for diners who enjoy creative, seasonal menus rooted in classic technique utilizing the bounty of local farms and quality purveyors. Food, presentation, and service was excellent. Comfortable ambiance and cordial atmosphere. Looking forward to returning soon.
  21. s

    suef

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork Chop is a must. Small restaurant which makes for a louder atmosphere- but the incredible food and service makes up for it.
  22. JG

    JulieG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointing meal. Wish the place was larger for larger parties
  23. M

    Mimi18

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome as always
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Terrible dining experience. Arrived on time for a 630 reservation Saturday night in Red Bank. 3 of us arrived on time but were unable to be seated because of the full party rule. Our 4th diner was parking. Made us wait for 15 minutes to be seated. That cut into the 90 minute rule. If we were seated wine could have been opened and water served then our 4th diner would arrived. Then the mad rush. Very limited menu so easy preparation rushed to order. Was still enjoying our meal when quickly took dishes away. Was asked to leave on the dot of 90 minutes. Not allowed to have dessert. Manager outrageously rude. Told us not to ever return. Food good. Terrible stemless cheap wine glasses. Very basic decor.
  25. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience, only complaint is that the restaurant did not adhere to their max of four people at a table rule when I dined there last Sunday 9/11. The table next to us had five - two adults and three children. When I questioned the host about this in my way out, she said we didn’t want to turn them away because they had a toddler with them. So why bother with posting these rules on your website if you don’t follow your own rules?
  26. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely delicious. All locally sourced.. We were a party of 4 and shared everything. We ordered the peach panzanella and zucchini blossoms to start. Phenomenal. Then we ordered the bucatini and angolotti with the pork chop and chick entrees. Could not have chosen better. Our waitress, Karen, was amazing and had the best personality (a good Karen!). Highly recommend. Definitely returning, and soon!
  27. BC

    BillyC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and a pleasant atmosphere. Our server Perry was outstanding, I highly recommend Semolina!
  28. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    outstanding food and terrific service. BYO makes it a great value as well (w/a wine shop across the street). A bit loud though so conversations were a bit difficult - not enough to complain though.
  29. LY

    LynnY

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both top notch. Already planning out next dinner there!
  30. M

    justineM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!
  31. D

    Debra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful - our favorite place to dine in Red Bank!
  32. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Food was delicious - fresh and clean. Great service. Very enjoyable - will definitely be back!
  33. S

    Shoregirl

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seasonal meals with super fresh ingredients
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    You cannot be seated until your WHOLE party is there!!!! SMH
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Hopefully a new menu is forthcoming, pretty limited entree options. We’ve dined there many times and feel the menu could be expanded as it hasn’t changed much lately. The restroom could us some enhancements as well.
  36. AC

    AndrewC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, environment, and service! The corn agnolotti was a flavor explosion! Thank you!
  37. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Semolina because of the excellent meals we have had in the past. We were not disappointed. Excellent as usual.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perry (or was it Penny?) was enthusiastic about the menu! Great dinner, will definitely be back when the fall/autumn menu launches
  39. DK

    DeniseK

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time dining. Very delicious and fresh. Friendly staff. Lovely dining room. BYOB. Will definitely look forward to dining again to enjoy the seasonal menu changes.
  40. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful dining experience. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was nothing less than outstanding, thank you Chef Jillian! If you haven't been to Semolina yet, I suggest you make a reservation asap! The pasta shop next door is also a gem.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Semolina Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Semolina Restaurant

13 White St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broad Street

  • Neighborhood

    Red Bank

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large Municipal Lot on White Street. Free Parking after 6pm Monday - Saturday and Free Parking all day Sunday.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chuck Lesbirel

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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