The Bistro at Red Bank

4.3
583 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 583 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Waiter was super friendly and recommended us dishes. Overall, a good experience

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vipFeedUrBodyRight
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time visit and the food was excellent - we had the Sushi Tower appetizer (one of the specials), the Tuna Tacos and the Salmon Dinner. The outdoor dining vibe is one of the best (street blocked off). Service by our server, Bobby, was outstanding, great personality and he was very attentive despite having many tables to serve. Portion sizes were generous and don't pass up the desserts - we had the Key Lime Pie. The wine list was perfect although we do wish they had wines by the glass.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

They rushed us WAY to much!! The waiter just stood there hovering multiple times waiting to take our order. It was very creepy and rude. We said we need a minute and he still didn’t leave. The appetizer came out within 3 minutes and our entree 5 minutes after that!!!! Unacceptable!! And funny part is they made us wait 1/2 hour to be seated for our reservation and had the nerve to rush us out. Ruined the whole night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and love the vibe of Broadwalk!

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viploveALLrestaurants
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Nice location and outdoor setting, quality of food and service just not what it used to be.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. The restaurant was extreme hot and uncomfortable to sit in.

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

I had the worst food Ive ever eaten. It came out quicker then mcdonalds and tasted like I was chewing rubber. Entire meal was rushed and prices definitely over the top for what we received.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good was ok not great .. disappointed

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MRD12345
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The crispy rice spicy tuna app is amazing!!!! Good food a little pricey. My son lovedddd the red sauce on the kids pasta.

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GaryN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizer and pork chop were excellent. The salmon was quite dry and was served without a starch. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for us to catch up! Food & service was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Aidan our waiter was excellent!

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JeanneM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!! Service exceptional. We had a great night.

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Paul
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was served quickly and was delicious (I had a fig and goat cheese pizza with flavors that were both distinct and melded; my dining partner had sweet potato and shrimp dumplings and farm salad). The server was friendly and attentive throughout.

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Larry
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sushi was great. Waiter was charming. BUT the bus boys were extremely eager to do their job and clear the table. We were asked “Are you still working on that?” multiple times even though we were still holding our utensils and chewing! I can only blame it on poor training. I wanted to love this place but I felt as though we were playing defense throughout the meal.

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vipCloud9
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Aiden will our waiter was very attentive and informative. Pizza was really good. Salad was ok. Calamari salad had too much lettuce.
Nice atmosphere and quiet to talk.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice.. 10/10 food and service

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vipservice
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food we eat was amazing. Highly recommend Calamari salad, sushi, short rib (

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NicholasP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Servics was very good. We ate indoors, a little too noisy but otherwise very good, BYO

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TheresaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall food, service and ambiance is usually very good. Have been coming to the Bistro for over 10 years. Right in the center of Red Bank provides the opportunity to also take advantage of other stores and restaurants to visit 🍷

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PinaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & excellent staff! Always an enjoyable dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

nice father’s day dinner

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RayR
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was pretty good, place was busy which was nice to see. We felt though we were being rushed. Wanted to clear plates while a couple of us at the table were still eating. Our bread pudding dessert was dry, so looking forward to it. Other then that, we had a nice night and will probably be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The service rushed us out of the restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Minus 2 stars for waiting 1.5 hour for the food

LJ
vipLJW03
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good , staff are friendly. Eating outside or in it's a great place to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was great… However I thought the staff was a little rude when we asked to be sat inside because it started raining. There were plenty of available tables inside.

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BianaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated by the hostess and waited for about 30 for someone to approach our table before we left and went across the street to enjoy our dinner. After coming here for 25 years this was the worst experience we ever had.

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Jose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Rude hostess. She acted as though she was doing us a favor by seating us although we had a reservation and told us she would cut our time by 15 minutes if we sat outside and lectured us on how we should have called for outside although we explained we made reservation on open table that gave no choice for indoor vs outdoor seating. wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was average .

TK
TracyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service. Food was ehh. Wouldn’t return.

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Tricia
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very very disappointing. They called to confirm our reservation, very rude, hostess rude, rushed to order, forgot to put our appetizer order in. Then ordered the appetizer and let our dinner get cold. I would never go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, love music outdoors

KC
KimberlyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great choice for a business lunch! Good location, food and ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious, but the price was a little much for the food we got.

AD
vipAnnaD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Hostess was rude and unpleasant. If I wasn’t a business meeting I would have left and gone to a different restaurant. Food was good as always.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrible service.

JH
JenniferH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around!

TW
vipTheodoreW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service
Mediocre food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bobby was awesome! Made the night great.

FAQs

The Bistro at Red Bank does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Bistro at Red Bank also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 530-5553.

The Bistro at Red Bank is rated 4.3 stars by 583 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.