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The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn

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557 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Molly Pitcher Inn prides itself not only in its fine dining menu but also its service and atmosphere. It is an ideal setting for that special occasion or just an elegant dining experience. Under the crystal chandeliers of our Dining Room, we serve some the most tantalizing cuisine in all of New Jersey. Our panoramic windows provide a truly breathtaking vista. No matter what season or time of day, the quiet stillness of the Navesink River envelops all who dine here.
Our famed Sunday Brunch has been the proud recipient of the Asbury Park Press, Readers’ Choice Award for Best Brunch since 1996. The Brunch is available Sundays from October through mid-June. On Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas we offer a seasonal and more extensive Brunch for our guests to celebrate their special holidays; reservations are required.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 557 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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susan
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasure to dine in Molly Pitcher. Our server, Susan, was wonderful. My group of friends have had Susan a few times when dining at Molly Pitcher and she was very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff. Beautiful view

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Lisochka
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome (thanks Matt!) Food was delicious as always. Chicken pot pie, fried chicken, scallops, burger... great food. Ambiance, well, your over looking the water...

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vipDavid
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. My Eggs Benedict was perfect as was my granddaughter's quiche. My wife's lobster roll was very good but not perfect. The views of the Navesink can't be beat.

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Greengirl
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, views and service were fantastic - thank you for a great experience!

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vipLovesgoodfood
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely venue, awesome views of the river. Food is good.

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vipAlR7
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day! The weather was great the ambience outside was beautiful with the umbrellas in the view and the lunch was fabulous as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Foodie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Food was delicious! Yan is an excellent waiter!

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vipJoelL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mothers 87th birthday

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vipMrsJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful outdoor patio. Food was tasty- portions decent but was pricey.

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vipLMV391
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friday night at the Molly Pitcher was wonderful! We were celebrating a 77th birthday and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! Our waiter was terrific and attentive. The scallops were delicious, the pot pie very good, mahi mahi and the fish and chips were all delicious! I would highly recommend coming here for a special occasion or for dinner any time.

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BarbaraA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A lovely afternoon and also felt safe as far as social distancing and separation of tables, etc. Food is always good and the view was beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant water view is gorgeous. Inside feels classical with crystal chandeliers, beautiful carpet, victorian molding and even a grand piano by the bar section. The waiter was attentive the service was excellent. The menus is simple American fare in an upscale dinning experience. Presentation was great, one star was deducted for the heavy heat on many of the ingredient on some dishes, as you can see in the photos (carrots, scallops). We will be back again to see if this was just a one time mishap on the chefs part.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so fresh and beautifully served!

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DonnaT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very nice looking hotel/restaurant. The room was cold because the door to the outdoor dining keep opening and closing It was a windy day but this should be taken into consideration when customers are dining indoors .

No bread offered at the table We ordered the scallops for $32.00 and no vegetable or starch came with the entree

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GroverB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were so looking forward to eating lunch outdoors at the Molly Pitcher Inn. We were meeting friends there who had not been there before. What a disaster. Was beautiful but windy. We asked if the table umbrella could be opened. The hostess said she would check and never came back. We sat for a full half hour before the server came near us to take a drink order. It was not extremely busy. Then the drinks never came. We saw her bringing drinks to other tables that were seated after us. I went inside to use the restrooms and saw what clearly were our drinks sitting on the bar. I turned around and found the server and pointed this out. She said - I'm getting to it... Went downhill from there. Food was ok. Service terrible.

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TheA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful view, nice menu, good food. Glad we came.

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RaymondS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The facility, menu, staff and food were all five star. We will return again.

JM
vipJaniceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Drinks were fantastic. Dinner (mahi mahi and lobster were both shockingly bland)

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fgoose27
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jorge provided excellent service. The view of the Navesink is spectacular. The appetizers were especially scrumptious

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KarenG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was no great shakes. The food was very plain. The view was lovely. I’ve lived in town for 31 years and finally decided to try the restaurant. I’m glad we came.

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PatriciaG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, view and service.

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DeeC64
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pre-anniversary dinner. Our server was Jorge and he did a wonderful job. The ambiance was perfect although it did get a little chilly. The food choices were amazing. Although we've stayed here a few times, we have never had dinner. My husband and I were very impressed. We had dinner the following night as well. Perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was great.Missed coming there due to the virus. Great to be back! Thank you. And Nelson was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The MPI patio has been our go to place all summer.

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MartyB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Did a nice job, all things considered, chicken pot pie still the best.

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Heyjude
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, beautiful river views, terrific food and attentive service

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EricW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and good food

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BarbaraV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Haven’t had stuffed zucchini flowers in ages, they were fabulous! As well as all our other food. Service was great! We had the BEST server, Nelson. Can’t say enough good things about him. He was attentive, humorous & made our special night out the best we could have asked for. Happy with all the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view under a tent for warmth. Romantic, impressive service and just what we hoped for going back to the Molly.

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Jmess
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenic views and ambience right on Navesink river tables spaced great

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VeraC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience a d extremely relaxing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outside for lunch. The lobster roll was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend

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DaniaZ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining. Great service, great food. I felt safe and comfortable with the socially distanced tables. And of course the view!

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BenitoF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Beautiful setting, great ambiance, perfect for a romantic evening.
We were seated promptly upon arrival and the table was in a great spot to enjoy the
beautiful scenery. The waiter took our order for drinks and water witch we got withing
10 minutes. Perfect start to what was promising to be a great experience, except the minute went by before we were able to place our appetizers order. Not 5, or 10 or 20,
but 40 minutes later, famished and now thirsty since our drinks were finished a list 20 minutes earlier, i stopped a server and asked for some bread and to please get our waiter so we could place our food order. He said the restaurant had no bread but that he would get our waiter. We finally order food, which took what seemed to be forever to arrive, and were totally disappointed by the quality, test and most of all by the fact that it arrived cold and dry, as if it was sitting in the kitchen for a long while.
I highly recommend spending an evening there if you want to enjoy the ambiance and have a few drinks. Make sure you eat before you go.

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vipLovesgoodfood
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food and ambiance always good at the Molly Pitcher Inn. Service has been very slow though the past two recent visits.

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vipbillandmarge
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Poor outdoor setup next to a very loud wedding slow sevice no ambience at all.

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vipcdan
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Everything was very nice. Nelson was personable and professional. Beautiful night with beautiful views

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a very nice time. Beautiful view from the terrace

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The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 747-2500 ext. 520.

The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 557 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.

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