The Bistro at Red Bank

4.5
276 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
In December of 1996, the Lyristis brothers opened their restaurant, The Bistro at Red Bank. A new breed of American eatery, The Bistro paired imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings and exceptional value. Serving American cuisine with an Asian soul, The Bistro was an immediate hit.
From outstanding dining, sushi at the bar and seasonal ingredients to an emerging downtown location and a mission to support our community, The Bistro has changed the restaurant landscape in Monmouth county and across New Jersey. A critical success from the outset, The Bistro has garnered The New York Times’ and Star Ledger ratings, and also earned Zagat Survey’s.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm


Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(732) 530-5553
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jorge Manino & Executive Sushi Chef Danny Soto
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Catering
Let us cater your next affair and make your next party perfect! We will arrange everything for you and make your party a guaranteed success. With our catering and rental department all under one roof you need to look no further for your party needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front St.
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Parking details
There is street parking and a municipal lot right behind the Bistro with a rear entrance to Bistro
Additional
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 276 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great hostess!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Our first time going. We really enjoyed it and will definitely go again

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was outstanding. The waiter was good however he rarely checked on us which was rare fo theBistro. At times we were over whelmed with empty plates and one of our friends steak that he ordered which was a special for that evening ordered it to be cooked medium and it came out well done. So he was only able to eat the center.

Other then that food was mouth watering and we had a great time.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Slow slow slow service that night. Otherwise fine

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had a delicious meal! We will definitely be visiting again very soon.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great! The empanadas were so wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always great food and service. Been going to Bistro for many years. Never a bad experience.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday. The food was amazing and our waiter was great! Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The Bistro is our favorite restaurant in the area. We go often because the food is always excellent and the service is great. Everyone is very friendly and the atmosphere is perfect. We sat outside with our friends on a beautiful evening and walked down to Marine Park afterwards.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Consistently good, good friendly service, BYOB always nice

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Everything was very good, the only complaint I have is it was too dark inside couldn’t see me friends faces cause of the shadow from the sun outside
Food great , service very friendly and good
I would definitely go again

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was amazing! Everyone in our party was very pleased. Really enjoyed the Poke Bowl, grilled octopus, rigatoni bolognese, and the ice cream sandwiches! And it’s BYOB!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a great dinner on Mother’s Day — not a day I typically like to go to a restaurant because it can be so busy and rushed. Not here! We never felt pressured to hurry. Food was terrific and the service was great! I was not aware ahead of time that there would be a special Mother’s Day menu, but there was good variety on the special menu and we all (four) were quite happy.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I pass this restaurant every time I’m driving through Red Bank, NJ & Mother’s Day turned out to be the best opportunity to eat there.
The main dishes are very good but their braised short rib was excellent. I highly recommend this dish.
Their desserts are good too. Creme brûlée feeds up to two people & their chip sandwich is very good.
Staff was helpful & attentive which made the day special for my mom.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

There was a bug on the lettuce in my sandwich. Waiter blatantly ignored us when we called him over once or twice. They forgot the spiced pecans in my friend's salad. Would not return based on this experience.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Limited vegetarian option. You can’t get wine by the glass, only the bottle The bread was not good

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

First time customer at The Bistro with a group of 4 people. Love that its BYOB. Food was very good (two pasta dishes, pizza, sushi) and thought the prices were reasonable. Was very comfortable inside and our waiter and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always enjoy our meal here- this is our go to place

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was absolutely terrible. We didn’t even order our meals from the waitress and the runner already brought us out our appetizer. We order an appetizer for a group of 3 and the appetizer only had two pieces. Would have been nice if the waitress said that so we could have ordered more. Completely rushed we had all our food served to us within 20 minutes of being seated. The wait staff doesn’t know the proper etiquette taking dishes while people are still eating. This is unacceptable. The portions were like child sized. Go somewhere else. Don’t waste your money

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food used to be better. Will not return.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The host was rude and unprofessional

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The menu here is excellent, and it was hard to make a decision what to order! Everything was delicious, and the server was very attentive. We had tickets to a show at Count Basie, and we were able to make the show on time. This is a BYOB, which is great. The main complaint we had was that the restaurant was very noisy,

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A very good local place where you can get food for every one in the family. a good diverse selection of food.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always a great meal. My hubbie dreams about the calimari salad.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome variety on the menu and they do it all well!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Haven't been there in years (don't know why), the Peking Duck salad is still excellent, very good menu and the BYOB status is nice on the wallet.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Six old friends got together here. Wine is not sold by the glass but by the bottle at about $25 - reasonable - and it was good. The dinners were very good. Three ordered the "drunken noodles" with shrimp and loved it. I ordered the garlic shrimp - also very good. The best meal was the Bershire Pork Porterhouse. It was oredered medium rare and was perfect. Thick and juicy and delicious. We would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I've been going to the Bistro for 20 years. Very dependable place to go. Always great all the way around.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was really good. The service and food were excellent

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food is awesome & waiter was very good but the host / manager could be more friendly & smile

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Never a disappointment. Brought my niece who was visiting from out of state. Travis was our waiter. We shared the duck salad (so glad this is back on the menu!) as an appetizer, and ordered lo mein, the salmon special and a burger. All were excellent.

Having dined at some of the top restaurants in NYC, there are few restaurants I would rate "outstanding". Wish OpenTable had an option for "excellent" as Bistro certainly qualifies.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

First time her3. Food was good. Will return.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Bistro never disappoints. This is my go to spot for any sort of meetings or night out type events. The food is always top notch and so is their service.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a nice dinner with friends to celebrate my birthday. We all enjoyed our meals and especially the Crackling Calamari Salad.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

My husband and I go and love there calamari salad and we add grilled shrimp!!! A must!!!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food. Bread is amazing and it’s carries over to the pizza

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

BYOB. We had the prix fixe menu, available two days a week. Good options, and generous portions. Noise level was a bit higher than usual due to a large group celebrating at another table. Good in summer for outdoor dining and people watching.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation time and we were seated promptly. The service and the food were very good, especially the fish stew which was a special that night.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This is one of my favorite places! Great food and it’s BYOB.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good. Like the eclectic type of food. Service was good.

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