The Grand Tavern

4.9
334 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Beef, fat, butter and cream. Isn’t life Grand?
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PMike
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Tavern team was incredibly accommodating by moving our reservation to an indoor table because of bad weather. Server Yvette was excellent in her knowledge of the menu and her service. We enjoyed the drink specials along with the small plates of fresh burrata, and the Dumplings. The diners at our table ordered burgers (awesome), roast chicken (cornbread!!!), and the fish special (mahi-mahi served over their home grown tomato/basil/olive/caper saute - absolutely terrific). All were equally amazing. Can't wait for our next visit!!!!

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GinaMarie28
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a nice evening. Excellent service. Would return.

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vipThor
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had a great time with great service. Dood and cocktails were delish.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. We sat at the bar and our server/bartender did not steer us wrong. He was just as attentive as if we were sitting at a table. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service never disappoint!

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vipDreadance
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Grand! Food and cocktails are always inventive, fabulous and delicious. The staff is the very best around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Food, drinks, service, all perfection. Celebrating a birthday and wanted to do something special. So glad we finally got to try the Grand Tavern.

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MauraZ
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! We tried several of the dishes and everything was wonderful.

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vipBryantH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I'll start off by stating the positive, I think the outdoor dining area is great and our service was fantastic. Plenty of room and tables were very well spread out and at no point did I feel like we were on top of any other patrons. Also should mention the cocktails were tasty!

On to the not so great parts. The food was a little disappointing, every dish was too salty. Not sure if that's how it is normally but we were a party of 5 and every individual in our party made the same comment. For starters we had the ribs and dumplings and entrees were swordfish, hanger steak, half chicken and burger. Every single dish....all too salty!

So besides for the food being salty, this is what I disliked the most. I cannot stand restaurants that apply a 3% surcharge for credit card payments. Even more so that the server did not mention it to us and I noticed it after the fact. It is mentioned on the bottom of the receipt, but does anyone look beyond the Total?

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vipRonV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swordfish and cocktails were second to none. Loved our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal at The Grand Tavern has been amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, service and music.

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DanL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great service. The food was great..Try the Berrada!!

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vipSamantha
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best! Ordered one of every small plate, the burger, chicken & scallops for 5 of us. The perfect meal. Ribs & chicken were surprise favorites!

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vipRobh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only problem at The Grand Tavern is deciding what to order. Everything is so good.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Barstools were incredibly uncomfortable. Couldn’t see what we were eating. Music. Felt the whole idea was to turn the tables to the point of rudeness. Will take off our list. Not enjoyable.

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vipSportsFan
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb from start to finish. My favorite go-to restaurant at the Jersey shore.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger!!

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Jdmarchisin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great cocktails keep me coming back. menu is a little limited in the app arena but everything is really good.

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DonnaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!!! Food is awesome, staff is great!! Love the bar!!

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AdriaA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot just how much I love the menu at The Grand! It had been too long, will definitely not let that happen again. I always look forward to the fantastic cocktails (I got the chebroni) and then had a few btls of wine. Food, service and ambiance was perfect as always & you just can’t forget their stellar playlist, it always hits! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipKevinD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood tavern restaurant. Great place to eat at the bar and observe the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly greeted. Great food, service and very comfortable atmosphere. Our pork chop dinner was beautifully presented and tasty.
We will certainly visit The Grand again soon.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I have been to the Grand Tavern for a cocktail in the past, this was my first meal there and it did not disappoint! We had a delicious mezcal cocktail to start and then shared the chicken wings, which were addictively delicious and spicy. I had the salmon over white beans and escarole for my main course and every single bite was better than I could have imagined. The beans were creamy and the escarole was cooked just slightly al dente, one tick above silky and the perfect foil to the beans. The salmon though... I don't remember the last time I had such an expertly cooked piece of fish. The skin was shatteringly crispy and every single bite of the fish exceeded my expectations - I hesitate to use the word buttery to describe the texture, but it fits. I can't wait to go back and try more of the menu, but it will be hard not to order the salmon again.

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JohnR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Food and cocktails are always amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone!!

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Frank
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bar tender( Justin) was a pro. Able to juggle many balls at one time. Knew his business and was personable as well as professional.
Had the eggplant appetizer. Light on taste. Adequate.
Gail had the cavetelli. Overcooked and the lobster made only a limited appearance.
I had the grilled pork chop. Cooked perfectly. Flavor was overwhelmed by saltiness.
Not sure if it was because of the sauce, spiceyness, etc.
Had eagerly looked forward to our meal. It didn’t meet up to our expectations and I am not sure we will return.

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LisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Always our favorite local spot for the best burger and wine

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MelindaS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Grand Tavern is so amazing that I don’t like to recommend it to too many people lol. Drinks are always great, the burger is one of the best I have ever had. Service is always on point.

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vipAudreyM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe. Definitely recommend. But hard to get reservations so plan ahead.

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Zander
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Everything was delicious as usual and the staff is on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little find. I took my son here for wings, burgers and fries after following @burger.buff and his write ups about this being one of his favorite spots in NJ. This did not disappoint, and we both agree, so far 100% best burger in NJ to date. The wings were also incredible (my son eats them often out and was surprised … different than he expected and the sauce ~ amazing !!!)
Great service, atmosphere and service !!!

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SharonH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were at the bar. It’s noisy and a little dark. Makes me feel like I’m getting old - I love the place but it was difficult to talk with the music and our‘neighbors’
The food was and always is fantastic

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ChelseaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Tavern is by far the best restaurant on the Jersey shore. I am a foodie so I am a tough critic. I have never had anything there that was not incredible and I’ll be dreaming about the flavors until I get there again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Servers were great
Hangar steak too tough and chewy and $$$$
Scallops were just ok
Hot inside
Got noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a
Great dinner !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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vipTrisha77
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service with a limited menu of very good choices.
Entrees of chicken/corn bread and scallops were excellent. Menu changes often, looking forward to returning!

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vipChristineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of 5-star fabulous

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quick service as always!

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GILHODGES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Limited menu was a minus for us as we are piscatarian and don't eat shell fish. The salmon was good but not outstanding to warrant it as a choice. Chilean seabass or halibut would have been a better choice. Many restaurants have salmon as their token fish item.

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The Grand Tavern is rated 4.9 stars by 334 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.