Scarborough Fair

4.6
1315 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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!

Scarborough Fair 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.
What 1315 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant all around! Food, service, atmosphere, decor! We will definitely be back there. Our server Ivan was great!

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vipFrancine
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! SF was always a fantastic romantic and wonderful place, but WOW...they stepped it up quite a few notches....Interior was remodeled, menu was upgraded, food was superb and service was outstanding.

Absolutely wonderful experience!!!! Make the trip!!!

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

Good night well serviced-

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the social distancing. Made us feel very comfortable. Menu was a little limited

JK
JKSK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

good menu choices - well prepared
unusual floor plan

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Thanks for the staff that are willing to work to help people enjoy life again. They are my heroes

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I have to say, it was pretty fantastic... Staff, food and ambiance were really nice for date night... I had the mushroom ravioli and my date had the scallops. Both were really excellent... Highly recommend this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Restaurant did not observe maximum capacity restrictions. Every table was in use.

RS
RobertS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and everything was superb. The owner even personally acknowledged the special occasion. Love this place and highly recommend. Favorite restaurant in Nj!!

Rob

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vipDoesnotcook
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

beautifully decorated for Valentines day. Menu offered several options. Would recommend a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot for a date night! The place is extrem cozy and always decorated so nicely. Service was great both times we went cery attentive! Maria our server was a sweetheart. Love this place and highly recommend

NJ
NJLibrarian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

This was my third time eating here. My first 2 times were great--the food, seating, etc. This time, I asked for alcove seating and was seated at a small table that was barely separated from the next small table by a wooden wall. There were 2 open alcoves and they were still empty when I left a few hours later. The justification that there were open for social distancing can't be used since my table was so close to the next that I could have easily reached out and touched the next table. Our server forgot our drinks, yet served drinks to a large party who arrived about 20 minutes after us. My burrata salad was okay. The mushroom risotto was cold and had too many mushrooms in it. The mushrooms tasted like dried mushrooms that had been rehydrated and the texture was overly chewy. It was a disappointment and after this time, I'm not sure it's worth the trip to this place. Someone (looked like grandparents) had a screaming kid in a high chair. This isn't a restaurant for kids. There's not much on the menu for kids and I'm sure they'd quickly become bored like this kid (and I have 2 kids).

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Patricia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the new bar is beautiful. Don’t miss the soup - sounds like a small thing, but the chef’s soups are truly terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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dinealot
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, beautifully decorated for Valentines. The staff was superb.

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AllieM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and beautiful decorations...made valentines day perfect!!

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Chris
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre fix Valentines dinner had good selection of apps and main courses. A little expensive at $75 pp

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vipjtpockets
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Dinner- the place was BEAUTIFULLY decorated! We loved the special price fixe menu choices and appreciated that there were so many gluten free options as well. Our waitress, Cara, was attentive and kind too. Loved the soup and my filet. Will definitely come back- especially given the “private” dining booths which made us feel safe during these times.

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LoriR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is always so beautifully decorated for Valentines Day. Top that with great food, good service it makes for a perfect evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary
Server was Cara and she was great
Food was delicious

EB
ElaynaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. We had a great time. For those that are sticklers about masks, the bartender was not wearing his covering the mouth or nose. It was under his chin.

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Nanc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure the entire evening was from the atmosphere to the wait staff to the incredible food. We will go back!

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JeanF
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in February which lends itself to a unique Valentines experience. The place is decked out with hearts and lights everywhere! We were fortunate to get a table on the stairs which made it feel like we were the only ones there. The food wish delish, the atmosphere was delightful and we look forward to dining there again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

RS
RitaS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food And beautifully Decorated especially around Valentine’s Day. The service is great.

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vipAnish
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was not as good as previously

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vipOpie218
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner

KC
KathyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Exceptional ambiance! Food was just ok. Service was great!! Eric our bartender/waiter was super!

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joyced
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall good experience- food was good, not great.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Love the building itself. It is very unique and was decorated for Valentines Day. Was disappointed that we were not able to be sat at a table in the stairwell as requested when we made the reservation. The food was good with the exception of a creme brule which had a strange texture. The service was poor as we never received one of the appetizers, we had to ask for steak knives, and our wine was not refilled. I suspect our server was busy running around to tables located in other parts of the restaurant. We were celebrating a birthday and while the host decorated the table and said Happy Birthday, the server did not put a candle in the birthday dessert or acknowledge it in any way. Additionally, the bartender had his mask off the entire time we were there and tables were not spread out for social distancing. Overall, a disappointing night and birthday celebration.

RJ
vipRobertJ
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - salmon and short ribs were great. Socially distanced dining.

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StephanieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time dining at this restaurant. Reserved a high top table in the bar area, and unfortunately, was seated at a regular table in a separate room. Food and service were average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Although the food and service were good they did not do a great job with social distancing. We sat a high top in the bar area and there was a table next to us with a party of 10. I thought with covid tables can’t have more than 6. And patrons walking around with no mask!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preparation & quality of food was great. Service & ambiance was extremely pleasant. Would recommend for sure!!

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vipKristina421
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it! My mom’s fillet was a bit tough but I thought everything was great! I loved the menu and even managed to find something to eat on whole30! They were very accommodating to my dietary restrictions and the scallops were perfect! The flourless chocolate cake that my mom had was outstanding (so she said)! The decorations were super festive for Valentine’s Day. I’ll definitely be back! Thanks for a great meal!

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TheresaS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to live nearby Scarborough Fair and always wanted to go, but never had the chance. So happy I finally did. Loved the ambiance, the food and cocktails, and the service. The short ribs were among the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely be back again!

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

Absolutely delicious and wonderful experience

SJ
ScottJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, especially for occasions. Great service by waitress and team.

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You can order delivery directly from Scarborough Fair using the Order Online button. Scarborough Fair also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 223-6658.

Scarborough Fair is rated 4.6 stars by 1315 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.