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Scarborough Fair

4.7
951 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International
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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
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Phone number
(732) 223-6658
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
J. C. Hernandez
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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.
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Private party contact
Eva or Marianne: (732) 223-6658
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Catering
We do banquets in house. Please call (732) 223-6658 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 35
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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.
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Public transit
Bus:830

Rt 71 at Sea Girt Ave# (Stop ID: 25243)
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Entertainment
Ambient music provided by Pandora radio.
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Special events & promotions
Now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner & Holiday parties!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 951 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved the ambience, food and overall feel. Service was not as good as i would have expected.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The place was very nice and unique, food was amazing and the service was great!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This should be a destination restaurant. It is very romantic with private tables on separate landings. You have to visit to see what I mean.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Not a very good experience....service poor....room not very inviting.... a/c vent right overhead, ....drinks and bread a 10-15 wait even after placing order.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful hidden Gem of Monmouth County. Quaint atmosphere, great food, exemplary service. Very intimate setting and with the separated seating, virtually no noise. You can't go wrong.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent place! I am Extremely picky when it comes to dining and been to a number of places in the Monmouth area and this place is so far the best. A little pricey but the quality of the food makes it easy to over look. Great service and ambiance. Quiet and romantic place, great for small parties or date night. A Different menu from many places in the area, especially the wild game makes this place a great find for anyone looking for a great and different restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The service was amazing. Our waitress was so great and the food was beyond delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is a beautiful place and is much like a little castle inside. It is a very romantic place as well as there are several table for 2 in the cubby hole areas as you walk up the steps. The servers were very professional, and the food was delicious. This place is not cheap, but also not unreasonably priced either. Great place for a table for 2 or an intimate gathering. I recommend making a reservation in advance.

Denise

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful--the seating is excellent--the food is wonderful--and the employees are very sweet,and very informative as well. There is no doubt this one of my favorite places to visit and have dinner at. It pretty much sets most places I have been to --which is allot--way above them. We eat out on a regular basis so this in its self speaks volumes.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Delicious food, very nice atmosphere, unique setting and great service

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It’s a very romantic restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I was astonished by the food and the service here. Everyone is so pleasant. The food is out if this world. The steak is amazing! Give this place a try.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We loved our waiter. The food was Great. The interior of the place was spectacular, I was in love.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

In an era where restaurants come and go, Scarborough Fair has been around for 34 years. Beyond being the most interesting architectural space for a restaurant, the chef strives to have creative cuisine. Unfortunately, today the restaurant came up short. The onion soup though made with 4 types of onions was unusually bland. The duck confit spring roll was greasy. Couldn’t find the bacon in the shrimp with bacon. The lamb sirloin was butchered by a novice. Hopefully it was just an off night for the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

My husband and I took 2 of our daughters and son in law to lunch, during restaurant week.
It was their first time at Scarborough Fair. They really enjoyed the meal and look forward to going there for dinner.
Our server was lovely. Also they did not rush us along, a very relaxing meal.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had not been here in a number of years as we do not live in this area. It was as we remembered, excellent meal in a beautiful atmosphere, with wonderful service.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service was good, food creative and tasty, drink specials inventive, great atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Interior and exterior needs to be updated. The food was good but not great. Service was good and waitress was attentive. We wanted to try this place for a while and will not be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent. The food was delicious, the staff was very attentive. We were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary. Will definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a great dinner/ambiance...but this time Dinner was even more delectable! Plus our server Molly was Top Notch! Great experience!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It is lways a pleasure going to Scarborough Fair. A bit out of the way for us, but we try to make our way there when we can. Big 25 year anniversary for us and as always it was a great choice. Cocktails, dinner and the desert were all top notch. Not many restaurants have the ambiance of Scarborough Fair. Reminds us of dinning in a magnificent tree house.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very cool tree house like ambiance when you walk in. They have very private quiet cubbies to sit in to have a romantic dining experience. The whole place is warm and cozy. Parking is very limited so expect to park in the adjacent bank parking lot. Food was outstanding, we had the rack of lamb and Filet Mignon, both cooked perfectly to our desired temperature. One nitpick, the ceasar salad was tasty but it was chopped up into very small pieces, I prefer much bigger pieces. We ended with a really creamy crunchy creme brulee, very delish!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were celebrating two birthdays. Our table was ready, even though we were a bit early. Our waiter was wonderful, making sure we had everything we needed. This is not our first visit here. We love the food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food was fantastic the service was great and the atmosphere was unique and comfortable

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As usual, nice selection of food,Good,attentive service. Wine was very good , apps ,also. Risotta not that good. Scallops and sauce very good, it was the rice itself not up to par. Crème brulee something special

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and great service. Molly is an excellent server.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Lovely restaurant, beautifully appointed, clean, great service, very good food, French flair adds to the ambiance...needs work on the entrance area which belies the cleanliness and excellence within...needs some work on that front door which is, of course, the first impression.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The restaurant was decorated to the nines for Valentines Day, the weekend after, which made it a nice surprise. Pocketed sections make for a quiet experience. The server, Mike, was outstanding. The food was quite delicious, from appetizer to dessert! Thus restaurant is worth the price point!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Romantic and fun, excellent food and service. Great secluded tables.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I took my wife there for Valentine's day dinner.It was Fantastic! This is my wife's fav restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

First time here! The scenery is amazing!!! Food was great!!! Loved it!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

One of the most romantic best places I’ve ever been to, service was excellent ,food was excellent .

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

haven't been there in years it was great surprise. even better than i remembered. highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Love Scarborough Fair! Great ambiance, food, service!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely ambiance for Valentine's Day. Specials were good. A nice menu.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The service is excellent. Well informed staff. The restaurant is keeping up with the times, updating its menu creatively. I recommend it to people who have never been there. The décor is seasonal and delightful.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Took very long to get the bottle of wine we ordered. The appetizer (Crab Meat) was awful. It was tiny round pieces (certainly no lump crab) it seemed like imitation or fake, fishy and mushy....
Dinner was very good! Lobster special and filet mignon. Service was great, place is beautiful. Would give it another try.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Love Scarborough Fair! Went for my wife's birthday. (She was born on Valentine's Day). The restaurant is decorated beautifully for the holiday! Our table was even decorated for her birthday! The service is exceptional, never rushed, and the food is delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We love this restaurant for the ambience. The service is impeccable and the dinners are reasonably priced. I do wish they would bring back the autumn salad with the butternut squash, however. The salad we had while dining this time was very disappointing. It was not much more than a bunch of greens for $9. My husband loves the steak and orders it cajun style. There was only one occasion where the chef made it truly cajun style. I do not blame the restaurant since it is not offered on the menu. The restaurant also allows you to substitute one side with another. This is important to me. My family and I will continue coming back to this restaurant especially when celebrating a special occasion. They really went all out with their Valentine's Day decorations.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

We came here last year while visiting a friend in New Jersey. I loved it so much I had to come back this year.
We dined here in the early part of February so the restaurant was decked out for Valentines Day. It was so beautifully decorated. For those looking for a special place for Valentines Day you will not beat this romantic place!! The ambiance and food is amazing!
Best lamb chops I've ever had.
There is a little cottage on the property that is a candy store. Both times that I have dinned here it has been closed. I think it is only open on the weekends. Looks amazing too

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