Semolina Restaurant

4.9
1099 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
What 1099 people are saying
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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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCloud9
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Semolina is a wonderful unique dining experience. The service is above fabulous.
Monica has been our server for several of our visits. She has wonderful personallity and remembers your name every time. She is a star.
The menu has farm to table ingrediants and the chef has an eclectic and creative style of designing the dishes.
The Octipus was a winner for my husband.
The Gaspacho was a new creation including lemon broth and shrimp and radishes. Was extremely unique and delicious.
Tables were spaced well for the Covid rules and everyone wore masks!
Will return very soon.

MA
MaryAnn
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was really great. We will be back. The only negative is we felt rushed and were told several times that we had the table for an hour and a half. Although I totally understand that you need to turn the table. But maybe not say it so many times.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Linguine and clams a bit over cooked and very skimpy on clams. Appetizers were good however, though portions a bit small.

BR
vipBRJazzSax
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course is delectable. Stand out among the stand as are the pork chop, the duck egg yolk carbonara, The grilled octopus and any dessert on the menu.

CK
ChazK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Shared a pasta with the table and it was cooked perfectly. If you are a pork chop person, it is a must try. Will be going back on a regular basis.

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suef
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS amazing and will keep going back! The pork chop is my favorite.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious - every time we go here. And the staff is the best. Overall - it’s a perfect dining experience. Highly recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better & it does. Thank you for a beautiful celebration. Steak tartar, octopus, pork chop, skate, sausage filled ravioli, swordfish & zepolas were absolutely delicious. As always we can’t wait to return. 💕

BB
BernadetteB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Semolina's and we had a great time. Staff so friendly, food off the charts!

LD
LynneD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the service were OUTSTANDING. We have been hard pressed to find a perfect meal since the pandemic- Semolina has it ALL. The creative menu, quiet atmosphere, knowledgeable and professional server...the FOOD...I can't stop dreaming about it! It's a MUST-GO

SM
ShaneM
London
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food was excellent. Best pork chop I have ever eaten.

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vipnumagpie65
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time. Once again fabulous. Friendly staff coupled with great food. Our first time dining out during pandemic and they just did a wonderful job. Looking forward to coming back. Menu changes so don’t rely on OT to have the most current info. Locally sourced farm to table. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with great fare.

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PhyllisR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous at Semolina, one of our favorite spots!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful small restirant with great service and invesntive delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so wonderful and the food was amazing! Their pasta was so fresh and the pork was incredible. Richie the manager and the entire staff were so attentive and hospitable. Such a lovely environment. Would 100% recommend.

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vipRichardE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

DP
DP59
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Make sure you get there early as they are very strict with the 90 minutes table time.

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vipLindaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Strict about 1 1/2 hr time frame . Food was awesome as always

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Ryan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When they say farm to table they really mean it. Food was amazing and super fresh. Best pork chop ever and nothing beats homemade fresh pasta!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Staff is super friendly and attentive. I love this restaurant. Def a regular for me

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife is pregnant!

SR
StarR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and best server!!

MG
MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved this place. Flavorful yet healthy NJ farm to table. It's nice to dine out and feel like you're eating what "you" grow - and feel healthy doing it.

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

Excellent food and service-will definitely be going back!

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lizf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant I can’t say enough everything to making the reservation to being seated and served one of the best meals was simply tremendous ! The staff were all professional and genuinely nice . I would strongly recommend !! Chuck Sayne and staff thank you !!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. All her suggestions were spot on excellent. Hands down the best pork chop that was ever cooked. I'm seriously not exaggerating. Start to finish this was an amazing experience and how going out to dinner should be!

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vipElitemi
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great pasta. Main course of lamb was tough and ok. Hate being told when seated when we need to be out! Starts off wrong. The food comes so quickly you don’t have a chance of being there for too long.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure going there...complements to the boys in the back cooking every piece of meat and seafood to absolute perfection....great place to grab a five star dinner and the consistency is excellent

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VincentG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop is to die for. My girlfriend had the swordfish, to die for. Highly recommend! We loved it.

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vipvirginiab
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently delicious and fresh, using only seasonal ingredients.
Love this restaurant- Try the pork chop!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great date spot.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, delicious, great service, lively atmosphere.

LU
vipLUVFOODTRVL
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal inside after being fully vaccinated didn’t disappoint. Chef Chuck and his team seems to elevate the food even more. No Brilliant dinner, fantastic service. Easily one of the best restaurants in New Jersey!

EA
vipEricA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and service is even better!

MC
vipMarCan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fresh and prepared perfectly. If you're looking for an amazing meal, this is the place to go!

RA
vipRossA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the osso buco; I've never seen her eat so devotedly. Both it and the carbonara pasta were fabulous.

LJ
LisaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The waitress’ suggestions were spot on! Not a large menu but great choices.

LF
LoveFood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly. The food was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, Karen was awesome!

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 1099 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.