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About SAX Restaurant

Every day dining with a relaxed, coastal vibe

SAX offers a delectable every day dining experience with eclectic fireside menus for breakfast, dinner and drinks. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, SAX menus are perfect for any meal or gathering. This coastal experience paired with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, offers a feeling of home for casual, family-friendly dining throughout of year.

With extensive appetizer selections including buffalo shrimp, fondue, fried calamari, steamed mussels and truffle mac ‘n’ cheese in addition to homemade flat-breads and SAX’s signature cornbread, a classic comfort food, guests can indulge in a variety of starters or pair them with a favorite entree and dessert.

9601 Third Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily 8am – 11am
Lunch
Daily 11am - 4pm
Dinner
Daily - 5pm – 10pm

Cross Street:
96th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 368-0100

Website:
http://www.reedsatshelterhaven.com/stone-harbor-dining-restaurants/sax-restaurant/

Entertainment:
State of the art music system - song writers

Catering:
The Reeds offers a variety of private banquet spaces that can accommodate 10 to 220 guests. Please contact The Reeds Sales Department at 609.368.0100 for more information on private party menus and availability.

Parking Details:
Seasonal valet parking

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Reeds offers a variety of private banquet spaces that can accommodate 10 to 220 guests. Please contact The Reeds Sales Department at 609.368.0100 for more information on private party menus and availability.

SAX Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Waterfront (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best place to celebrate a birthday. Our server was amazing, the food was delicious and we all enjoyed our time at SAX! Will be back in the future.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Tuna appetizer was terrific. Wedge salad was a nice size to share and very good. Cioppino was just okay and over priced. The short rib dinner was very good. Service was very good and the bar drinks were well made. Overall it was a pleasant evening and would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent experience! Special night and everything was perfect. Absolutely perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful all year opened restaurant at the beach. Upscale and vibrant. Our first visit and we would return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was our first visit to Sax Restaurant. Our meal was excellent! The food was hot, the fish was cooked to perfection with a delicate sauce that added just the right complement. Our server Tim was the best! Very knowledgeable on the menu & wines offered. And very personable!! Will be sure to request Tim next time we dine! Was overall an exceptional experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The ahi tuna appetizer and scallop entree were delicious.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Our salmon dinner was delicious; perfectly cooked and the rice accompaniment was excellent.
Host Tim was a knowledgeable and delightful addition to the meal. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The perfect spot in Stone Harbor for a nice upscale dinner. The appletini's were spectacular! Every food option was delicious and flavorful from the appetizers through the main course. Calamari was fried to perfection - light and crispy. Crab corn chowder and the tomato soup with grilled cheese triangles portions were almost too large, but sooooo good. Wedge salad was large enough for 2 and the server suggested we split - Thank goodness 2 of us did. Table service was professional and very informative about the menu. The lobster risotto and scallops w/wine reduction were delightful and perfectly cooked seafood. A wedding was occurring at the same time we were here for dinner and we experienced NO delays in receiving our food. Great job! That shows an well managed kitchen operation - Thank you for your attention to all details.
Overall a wonderful evening had by all in our group.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Took my husband here for a birthday dinner. Food was very good but the service was truly outstanding. Our waiter (Tim) was very attentive and gave great input regarding the menu options. Only downside was that there was a very noisy wedding going on in the banquet room next door and the guests kept spilling out into the bar area outside the restaurant and making a great deal of noise. Obviously not t he restaurant's fault as they had no way to force these folks to behave properly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Only two servers. Our server admitted to this. Food sucked.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Sax is a high quality restaurant with a variety of unique options. Must try the corn bread and fondue. Great atmosphere with sincere service. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Watch the bar bill. We were charged $80 for 4 drinks. When we questioned it the server checked and said oh it was $4 too much per drink. Have ate here many times and never had this happen before

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Half dozen dining experiences here. Top five Fav spot .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We very much enjoyed our evening. We were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. The service was excellent. Liked the location of our table. Everything was top notch. Will be shore to return. Wasn't our first visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wedding party noise from above had a loud base that that got in the way of any pleasurable conversation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Sax was actually not open for lunch. There's some confusion with Open Table. But, their outdoor restaurant was so we just switched to that. Somewhat limited menu but good.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Johnson our server was phenomenal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Sax is a five star upscale restaurant in Stone Harbor NJ. Probably the nicest restaurant in the area. It is part of Reeds Hotel. Great food and excellent service. Short Ribs and Branzini are top choices on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambience for a night out away from kids at the shore.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2017

the food was all delicious...the sorbet portion was a tad overwhelming, so I felt like a food waster (3 enormous balls were delicious, but I couldn't make a dent in but one!). The highlight of our evening was our server, Tim. He was appropriately chatty, informative, attentive and personal...even more impressive was that he was the waiter for the ENTIRE room (about 25 tables with 2-10 people each) and was able to work it without much of a wait or being inattentive. His 2 assistants (bus boy and server) were very helpful, efficient, and polite in spite of being young summer help. Tim treated my parents to a dessert for their anniversary, and for my mother's birthday (2 days apart). It was a lovely experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Disappointing dining experience overall. Salmon was overcooked and miso maple glaze/sauce was cloying and overwhelmed any hint of ponzu and bok choy did not taste fresh. Pistachios in beet salad tasted stale. Braised short ribs were tough, not tender. Fondue was tasty and a creative touch. Stout cake and vanilla ice cream were good, though frosting/ganache tasted similar to miso maple sauce from salmon. Sweet potato fries were tasty. Warm cornbread was also pretty good. Chili pepper butter was creative amd a nice touch. Summer Harvest entree was a decent and hearty vegetarian option with some good flavor. Waiter was friendly but service was VERY SLOW, over two hours total, which was problematic, especially with our toddler. Waited a long time for our entrees. Waiter apologized and offered one free dessert for our party of five. Dessert then took more than a half hour. Finally went into kitchen in search of waiter to ask for check.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We have been there a few times before and there is no consistency in the quality of the menu. Ordered the same menu twice and the first time was perfect that is why we went week after week, the follow up week the food was poor quality and taste. Not sure how that happens with an exact meal.
Sweet potato fries were good.
Service is slow.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Our waiter, Tim, was fantastic...very attentive and made several recommendations on popular dishes and wine. Great food, great service...we will be coming back for sure:)

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Too many kids with noise for an upscale restaurant!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Phenomenal! Great dining experience. The filet was delicious!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Overall SAX was very well done. The service was a little slow… the drinks were exceptional… the food was very good… our waiter was funny and friendly…

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent experience. Food was wonderful and service very friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food and table service was extraordinary. Our waiter and serving help were both efficient with out being intrusive. A very pleasant experience all aound.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The tuna tartare appetizer and the pappardelle dishes were delicious last evening. Our waitress, Olivia, was gracious enough to respond to any special requests from our table with an "of course." Thank you, Olivia! However, our first impression of the dining experience was very disappointing due to extremely poor customer service by the hostess and a mixup on our drinks at the bar (two of the four drink which were ordered were completely incorrect). As to the hostess, she did not greet us with any smile or welcome, and when she sat us, she merely placed the menus down and began to walk away. When she started to walk away, we said "thank you" and she muttered a "no problem" over her shoulder. The individual who called to confirm our reservation the previous afternoon had a similar demeanor over the phone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

So wonderful on all counts and such better timely service from last year!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Food was good, not great. Burger was over cooked. Ahi was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very nice place. Good food and drinks. Friendly staff

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Spectacular food in a relaxed beautiful environment. Food tastes fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the corn and crab chowder and the lobster risotto. Cornbread was divine! Our server was friendly and funny!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

My daughter asked for a burger with no cheese and it came covered with melted cheese, so we had to wait for them to cook another. Waiter gave it to us at no charge. Lobster risotto was excellent and a large portion, but it came with no side.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Amazing food! Our waiter was fantastic and everything was cooked to perfection. We really enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Sax seems to be succumbing to the paucity of good restaurants on Seven Mile Island. Nothing was bad, but neither was anything special. Also, the noise level is verging on painful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The stuffed bronzino was incredible!! The ceasar salad was excellent. Service was very good and I loved the decor. The place is small so the noice volume is a bit high. Would definitely go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Cold food, not cooked as requested. They forgot the grilled chicken salad on the kale chicken salad and brought unseasoned, dry, grilled chicken in a bowl. Disappointing because everything was excellent when I was there in the off season. I will try again. Hoping it was just an off night.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Menu leads you to believe that food would be amazing, but actual delivery was average. Will give it another shot though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great service, friendly waiter. Food excellent. Had table by window which was very nice. Some tables very close to each other but that's the only slight comment. Loved this restaurant. Will definitely go back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Casual, People Watching, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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