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The Robinson Ale House

4.5
206 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
The Robinson Ale House features the design of an ale house from the 1930s and 1940s but with a modern twist and menu, which features craft beers and inventive burgers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 383-8219
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christian Coutu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mechanic Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room
What 206 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This place has a super cool atmosphere. Clean and open. We went before a show at Count Basie Theater. Our waiter, Brad, was great. Got our food out in good time, never felt rushed. Nice crowd for a Wednesday night.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went on a late Saturday afternoon around 4:30, after seeing a movie around the corner. The place was pretty busy but we were seated right away (we had a reservation for 2 guests). Great fried zucchini appetizer, crispy not greasy. Absolutely delish burgers and fries. I ordered a burger with portobellos and Brie; fantastic!! Very interesting cocktails and attentive wait service made the visit very pleasant!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Dinner with friends...good food, really tasty menu, delicious cocktails and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I would definitely go back! Had a great night with friends! The service was wonderful, and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food and ambiance. Making a reservation is the best because there was a wait for walk ins. That just shows how popular it is

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great place to eat if you have a tickets for a show at Count Basie. Park your car and walk to both.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was amazing. Party of 4 we all shared apps that were great and we each ordered a dinner special for our entree. The tuna was the best I ever had. Everyone else loved their entrees also. Chef Russ is amazing. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy more of his specials.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food, great drinks. Never disappoints. Always our go-to place. Would highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was good, manager stepped in to help out but then forgot my drink. Beautiful place but food was pretty bad. Would come back for a drink but not to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Robinson’s is great. Food is always good. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a great experience! Denise is the best waitress!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Friendly servers, good food, great atmosphere. We will definitely visit against when attending Count Basie.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My husband and I went to dinner with another couple before seeing RAIN at the Basie theater. The food was fabulous, the restaurant was beautiful the service was impeccable. My husband and our friend had the burger special OMG what a great burger. I had the shrimp & pasta special, fabulous ! and my friend had the Robinson salad sooooo good. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome atmosphere and wonderful service! Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food and service were good. We were seated close to our reservation time. I wish they would pay a bit more attention to the crumbs on the chairs and toilet paper on the floor of the bathroom. In a nice place such as this I would like to see an improvement in these areas.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I had the crab cake appetizer with a side of fries. It was very good, flaky with just the right amount of flavor, especially the red pepper sauce. The best fries too!!
My friend had the fish and chips. She thought the coating was very greasy and should have been served with tartar sauce, not the red pepper sauce. She tried to take the coating off and just eat the fish, but it wasn’t the same. “The breading is the icing on the cake”

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Appetizer of calamari was chewy and more peppers than calamari.

Sliced steak chewy and bland (gravy/sauce)

Spicy seafood was good

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My friends and I came to Robinson’s Ale House to celebrate a special occasion and we absolutely loved it! The waiting staff could always be found when needed but wasn’t on top of us clearing out or tables before we were finished. The selection of food was great and there was something for everyone to enjoy, even our gluten allergy friend! The beer/wine list was lengthy and offered a multitude of options from lower to higher prices depending on your budget. The waiting staff allowed us to hangout and take our time to catch up without pushing us out the door which we truly appreciated! The restaurant itself had an array of seating options and offered intimate dim lighting. I would definitely suggest this restaurant for anyone looking for a great night out!

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Very disappointed! There was a birthday party that was extremely loud and our table was right next to the event. Our chairs were constantly being bumped into and it was too loud to actually enjoy dinner. Not a good experience. I wouldn’t go back. I wasn’t crazy about the food either.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great. Good food great setting fast service.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent Food. Great Drink choices/beer on tap and the service was good. On the louder side for the level of food, but didn't detract from the experience.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was friendly and efficient. The thai chili wings are the best wings I have ever had. Crisp but not greasy skin with a wonderful sauce. Generous portions. Great martinis. The beef strogonoff left a little to be desired in the flavor. It seemed a little too bland and needs to be amped up with more onion, pepper, perhaps some mustard. The beef in the stroganoff was excellent, though -- beautifully cooked and high quality. I look forward to returning. Will be my new go-to place in Red Bank.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Always a pleasure- wait staff very enthusiastic

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Denise is fantastic and we always enjoy the food and experience!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice atmosphere, great service and food. What else could I ask for. The manager to come say hello to make sure we were being taken care of...done! There were four of us and we ordered great wings for an appetizer. As for dinners we ordered the following: a burger w/loaded fries... ridiculous!; Fish and Chips..very good and nice size portion; Mahi Mahi..very good fish; I had the meatloaf which I'm told is a top secret family recipe. Loved it!!
This place was great and they have another location in Asbury. They understand customer service at the Red Bank location and I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

One of our favorite places to go, great ambiance and delicious dishes.

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I had a reservation on Friday 1/26 at 6:45pm. My 3 friends and I showed up only to find out that there was some issue with the water line outside and the restaurant was closed. Since I had a reservation made through Open Table I know my contact info was available to the restaurant. It would’ve been nice to have received a call or email as a courtesy.

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I made a reservation for dinner before a show, and I received an email confirming my reservation with a reservation confirmation number. When I arrived on time, I found the restaurant was and has been closed due to a water issue. The restaurant and OpenTable should not have allowed a reservation to be made and provided a reservation confirmation email and number for a restaurant that was not actually open for business. My guest and I had to quickly walk around in the freezing cold to find another restaurant that could accommodate us for a quick dinner, so we could get to our ticketed show on time. A planned relaxing fun evening out, unfortunately, turned into a frantic, stressful scramble.

Please note, since I didn't have dinner at the restaurant, I couldn't actually rate the dining experience. I completed the ratings in this survey only because I had to in order to submit the survey and get me aforementioned comments regarding the reservation to you.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We brought 6 of my daughters friends to celebrate her thirteenth birthday and it was absolutely perfect.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Robinson Ale House is one of the McLoone restaurants, but has a different sort of vibe to it. No massive building, much less expensive, different menu. Always very good service, food is very good; however, menu hasn't changed at all although they do offer 2 or 3 specials. One floor, sleek and modern, but noisy - not such a distraction, but don't expect a quiet evening for 2. And of course it's right in the middle of downtown Red Bank, which is a huge plus. Always nice to stroll after dinner. Great place for casual dining. Outside dining area in warm weather.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Had a good time

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and ambiance was really enjoyable. Only complaint we had was that our dishes did not come out all at once. One dish was brought out and then 5 minutes went by before the next person received their dish and then another 5 minutes for the last dish to arrive. Dishes should all come out together.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

So ordinary, and greasy. I ordered a simple burger and onion rings, the burger was over cooked and just did not seem to be good quality. The onion rings were more like greasy onion slabs. The waiter was too busy with other things. It was not busy at the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here on New Year's Eve with a party of 6 and it was great. The food was really good and they weren't rushing us out. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went with my wife and 2 kids for an early New Year's Eve dinner. The service was excellent and the food was good. Nice atmosphere and it wasn't too noisy even as the tables around us started to fill up later on in the evening. Would definitely consider going again.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Took out of town business associates for lunch. Everything was perfect. It was a very cold day so the tomato bisque and grilled cheese which was modified for me from the menu, hit the spot.

Love The Robinson Ale House!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Servers were well educated in proper way to handle patrons. Portion were very filling and tasted. Worst part was traffic and parking around town

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

A remarkable meal, friendly, attentive service. It was an overall pleasant experience. Oh and did I mention the food was excellent?

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