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About Scarborough Fair

This restaurant was a farmhouse from 1879 to 1969.

Now, it is winning OpenTable’s “Diner’s Choice Award” for Romantic. Now, if you Google “romantic restaurants” and you are close to Sea Girt, NJ, Scarborough Fair Restaurant will be the first result!

Yes, this restaurant has the most unique, romantic ambiance in Central New Jersey. It is like no place you have ever been to.

Have a spontaneous romantic dinner there. If you like quiet, and want to guarantee a romantic table, go on a week night. You will love the romantic atmosphere.

Enjoy our delicious eclectic cuisine in this neighborhood gem.

1414 Meetinghouse Road
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - CLOSED

Cross Street:
Highway 35

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 223-6658

Website:
http://www.scarboroughfairrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Ambient music provided by Pandora radio.

Catering:
We do banquets in house. Please call (732) 223-6658 for details.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking with extra wide parking spaces so you can feel at ease when you park your nice car in our lot.

Public Transit:
Bus:830

Rt 71 at Sea Girt Ave# (Stop ID: 25243)

Executive Chef:
J. C. Hernandez

Private Party Facilities:
Octagon Room : max - 28 Guests, Butterfly Room: max 42 Guests, Lounge : max 15 Guests, (The Lounge and the Butterfly Room are adjacent with each other and can accommodate a max of 60 Guests). Call us for additional information.

Private Party Contact:
Eva or Marianne: (732) 223-6658

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner & Holiday parties!

Scarborough Fair Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (43)
Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Casual (9)
Authentic (7)
Seasonal (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Scenic View (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed a Christmas lunch with 4 friends. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the ambience with many levels and small, cozy eating spaces is attractive. Our room had 4 high windows and a high ceiling and the temp never reached 70. After complaining, they brought in a small space heater which helped. Service was quite slow but pleasant. Food was good but not outstanding for $45/person with one glass of wine. A bit disappointing.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was tasteless, the waiter inattentive, the restaurant loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing night out on a perfect snowy day. Had a romantic table on the landing (book in advance for these). Great ambiance and amazing meal. Great service and a very involved owner who always makes it a point to say hello. Don’t miss this gem for special occasions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Scarborough Fair is one of our family's favorite dining spot.We have a few family celebrations a year and the food and service is always excellent.Our recent birthday dinner was a pleasure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had a table in the corner. Very private.
Food was fabulous. But the service was a little slow. It was an anniversary dinner.
Would definitely go back for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went for my birthday dinner. The food and service were outstanding! The Christmas decorations were so beautiful, and they decorated our table for my birthday. I can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was my third time back and didn’t love it this time. I understand it is a busy time but waited a while for server to come to table to ask if we wanted drinks. My lamb chops were well done although the server recommended medium rare. Will go back again but at a quieter time of year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner and we booked on open table. There was confusion as to our reservation even though I could see the nook table set up with hearts and rose petals. They led us to a small table in the the dining room. Eventually, we were seated at the correct table. Dinner was wonderful and I would recommend them, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Aside from the hostess who seated us at a table by the front door, and did not offer us another option though many tables opened up, it was a fun experience. We moved to the bar and Mark was terrific as we waited for another table that was not cold and isolated. Molly was very good as waitress, had special buratta, special clams appetizer, and a very tasty salmon entree. The place is beautifully decorated for the holidays.
After dinner, be sure to walk over to chocolate shop on the side of property.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here. The food was very good. I had the scallops with herbed risotto, terrific. My husband had the escargot and duck, fabulous. Sadly, they were out of carrot cake but we enjoyed the crepe brûlée! Looking forward to bringing friends back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic food & phenomenal service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent experience. Food was great, service impeccable!!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent from start to finish! Already planning our next visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Vegan, Healthy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went to Scarborough Fair for our Anniversary. Very nice ambiance. Liked how we ware able to be seated in an area that provided some privacy. Food was very good. Would go back again for special occasion since it is on the expensive side.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Scarborough Fair this weekend. Everything was wonderful. It’s such a pretty restaurant and we had a romantic alcove table. Our table was even decorated for our anniversary! Food was delicious, service was terrific, and we never felt rushed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I found the food to be fair at best. Portions were small and there were very few healthy choices. Many dishes were in cream sauce and there were zero vegetables on my plate. Very unimpressed with the food options. Service was good.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

They had the table set nicely for our Anniversary dinner, and wished us happy anniversary! Food was terrific! Will be back soon.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food, service great. Liked the resturant week fixed menu. ...very dark...hard to read menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely perfect night. The food was excellent, the service was great and the Ambiance was amazing. We will be going back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my first time here and if it weren't for the meal being very good, I would not have returned. We were a party of 3 and had a very early reservation. We arrived and the restaurant was mostly empty (because of the early time slot). The host table is sunken 3 steps down and far from the door, so we had to yell down the stairs to the host about our reservation details. She sat us at a very small table clearly meant for two people, and right next to the door where we were standing. I asked for another table because it was cold being right next to the door. She said she had no other tables. We then went to sit down and couldn't fit, and our extremely heavy table (that we couldn't move ourselves) had to be moved for the 3 of us to get into this very tight corner. I again asked for another table and was told no. My chair was jammed against the wall behind me, and the others were against the windowsill, and we had to be careful of an electrical wire that was plugged in behind us tightly across to the window. Once we were in, there was no getting out. At that point I vowed never to come again. But like I said, our servers were excellent and so was all of our meals, absolutely delicious. Then they had to come and move the table so we could get out. So, I will come again but I strongly suggest that table be omitted and the host podium be put in its place. If that really can't be done at the very least do not put more than 2 people at that table.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was spotty. Long wait for drink order and then delivery.
Long wait for appy’s. Waiter exlained some food fell off plate on way to table and one order had to be re/done.
Resturant was not busy...so service disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I went with my Son, Daughter-in-law . It was m y treat for my son's 59th Birthday.
The table as decorated with little colorful Birthday wishes . My son is a very special guy
so I was so happy that I picked this place. Our waiter made the evening. He was friendly
made us laugh yet gave us the best service. He suggested a wine for us that was one of the best wine's I have had in a long time. Thank you for making my son's birthday so special.
Jane Seeley

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

would have loved a bit more seasoning on my fish!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great ambiance. Veal was not cooked well, way to chewy and impossible to digest

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Lovely setting. Hidden away a bit but well known to Locals. Food is always reliable, service is friendly. Great date spot

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The overall experience was good once the meats, duck and lamb, were done properly after starting out essentially raw. Staff was responsive and got things corrected. Cozy tables along tricky staircase coming up from front door.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Rich flavors served in both entrée The crabcake were a great treat, my husband enjoyed the duck

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was a perfect spot for an anniversary dinner -- romantic ambiance, a private cubical, lovely staff and well-prepared and tasty meals. We'll definitely return when we're in this area again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent as always you can never go wrong eating here. Food and service always excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The restaurant exceeded our expectations! Was my wife’s birthday and they made her feel very special. Couldn’t be more pleased. Will definitely comeback again. Trank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The ambiance and building were amazing. The food left much to be desired. Service was very good. Request for most romantic table was not given.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

LOVED this place. Living in the general area I had not heard of it. We were all extremely happy. The place was different. Perfect for a Valentines celebration. Food and service were perfect. A little expensive but definitely worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First visit and we will definitely go back. The service was good, but not at the excellent level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love Scarborough fair for a romantic night out. We were celebrating our anniversary and when we arrived our table was decorated. The staff is great, the food is great, the ambiance is great.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I was worried on arrival as the Parking Lot was completely full. Nevertheless we were seated immediately at a table in an alcove. The staff immediately saw to water and bread and took our drink order. They presented the menus to us. The specials were discussed and we placed our order. When the food arrived it was exactly right. Everything was of first quality. My date had a vegetable tower and I a steak. Coffee and dessert followed. This was a total success for a Birthday dinner to celebrate her birthday. Thanks to the entire establishment for a great night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was quite a disappointing experience. The waiter was not at all accommodating to my dietary request to substitute vegetables instead of potatoes?! Our meals were overdone and tasteless. For fine dining prices, I was anticipating delicious and all we received was boring and tasteless.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner. We will continue to go for special occasions. Everything was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We have been here many times and it was chosen to celebrate a birthday. The food was just okay, the experience not at the level it has been other times. We were pretty disappointed and are not likely to come back soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

another wonderful night at this wonderful restaurant. My wife and I were down the beach for our anniversary and we made it a point to go here again. They made it extra special for setting up out table with anniversary decorations and flower pedals to make us feel special. THANK YOU.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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