The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn

4.5
296 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 747-2500 ext. 505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Bill Roll
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Catering
Extensive selection of banquet menus are available, including Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet and Tea.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Riverside Ave
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Parking details
Self Parking and Valet service available for your convenience.
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Public transit
Red Bank Train Station.
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Entertainment
We offer live piano and singing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, and Sundays during our Brunch Buffet. Supper Club Dinners, Wine Dinners and Special Events!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 296 People Are Saying
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CB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continue the great food and service, love the Molly and all it’s class. My wife and I will soon return.
Thank You, Mr. and Mrs. Braccia

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JF
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful way to celebrate dinner with friends. Waiter (Jorge) was exceptional. Would absolutely dine here again. A great place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.

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DW
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my sisters birthday and it was just wonderful

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JM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to the Molly Pitcher to celebrate my wife's birthday. The ambiance is magnificent as is the view of the Navesink River. The dining room is beautiful and the food is without equal. The chef made our occasion especially memorable. All in all a remarkable time.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nelson is the best waiter!!! He’s attentive, caring, and patient. He delivers cocktails right on time and is an asset to the Molly Pitcher Inn!

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FC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

been going there for over 50 years- have had breakfast, lunch and dinner there, over the years. Food and service always good. Also has parking-important for Red Bank

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with a lovely setting on the water.
I would not recommend starting your dinner after 7:30- you will see the restaurant was almost totally empty by 8:30.
Also, the menu hasn't changed in years. A couple of specials but basically nothing but the prices have changed. Could use a seasonal menu change.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was poor. The waitress was slow and inattentive. I had asked the hostess to prepare a surprise birthday dessert for my manager, and it never appeared. Although the hostess apologized by phone, that's pretty poor customer service. The food is overpriced and ordinary. The only thing it has going for it is the view.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to this hotel/restaurant for many years for many different occasions & have never been disappointed. This place is excellent across the board.

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JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I wanted to bring my husband someplace nice by the water for his birthday. And, while the view was very nice and the live piano playing in the background charming, the food was anything but. We each had salads- mine was an overdressed garden salad and his a flavorless beet salad with arugula and goat cheese. Perhaps they dressed mine twice and forgot his completely? I ordered the roast chicken dinner because I was hungry and wanted more than 3 scallops. Unfortunately, the chicken, although a decent portion, was flavorless and dry, the mashed potatoes bland and the spinach very bitter. I barely ate half of my meal. My husband’s rack of lamb was disappointing to him as well, his spinach just as bitter. We passed completely on dessert because we just didn’t feel like spending more money just to be disappointed. The service was very good. But I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Perhaps lunches and brunches there are better, but I will not be finding that out

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most delicious lunch that was presented & served by our wonderful waitress Susan! Thank you for making my friend’s 60th birthday so enjoyable Susan!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and the service was excellent. I will be back for the food and atmosphere.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Hallie and the receptionist girl with blonde hair was so nice and helpful with taking our picture . The occasion was anniversary and they made it a night to remember and so perfect for my boyfriend and I special day !

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CM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, delicious lunch! Our server was Sue & she was very knowledgeable about the menu. We had table by the scenic river!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals for each of us. Dress code, so probably not casual, every day dining. Great for occasions.

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t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually do not order burgers but the burger at the Molly was delicious!

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r
Atlantic City
48 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We usually love having breKfast here but they were short staffed, and food was mediocre . Disappointing as it was a birthday celebration.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

Service has declined.
Over cooked fish and meats
Good luck with your meal!

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DZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a beautiful dinner, drinks were perfect, Apple Cobbler was delicious. The only problem was the man at the table next to us was very loud.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

I have had lots of good meals at the Molly. Today’s lunch wasn’t one of them. Soup came promptly, but waited forever for our entrees. When they came, there were four entrees for our party of five. One was simply forgotten. Finally came out 20 minutes after all the others. The potatoes in my chicken pot pie were grossly undercooked. Won’t rush back.

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

They didn’t honor the reservation we made on open table. After driving 40 minutes to get there the hostess told us that she saw our reservation but they weren’t serving breakfast so we couldn’t sit. I wonder why the hostess didn’t call or email us when we made a reservation that they could not accommodate. I received an email from the restaurant canceling the reservation 90 minutes after the reservation time ?????

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Clam chowder and chicken are not special. However, the crab cakes, seafood pot pie, and short rib are excellent. The view is spectacular. Our server was excellent as well.

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant had a splendid view of the Navesink River and the shore line of Red Bank. The service was exemplary and the food selection was quite varied. Our meals included the scallops and salmon which were both very tasty and the right proportion. Clearly this is a special place for that special occasion. I will return again.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Go for the view!
Eat outside for views, food and value.
The dining room offers a higher class menu and higher prices. The room is lovely, but otherwise unremarkable

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PM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From the moment that we walked into the dining room, I knew that I had chosen the right place for a special dinner. My wife was so excited by the ambience and the view. Our server was great, though a bit non responsive to an empty wine glass (I expect attention to a $100+ bottle) the food was outstanding, I had the seafood pie, and it was fantastic! My wife had the scallops, and they too were perfect. We were both there for work, but we will definitely be heading back as soon as we can.

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KN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, great food and great service. I will definitely return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A friend mentioned they were there and I hadn't been at the Molly for quite a while. Will go back and take guests. The food was delicious for a pre theater friends get together visit.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I just went to Molly Pitcher for our 37th wedding anniversary. We had a lovely time! The view was tremendous, the dining room was classy, the service was great and the food was exquisite.

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BU
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely view, delicious breakfast. They have some very creative items. Having it served beautifully on white table cloths and with good silverware always makes spending a bit more for breakfast a good value for me.

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RL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room is never crowded, service is perfect, food is delicious. Brunch is the best. Views are amazing.

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t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is elegant. I love the fact that there are still some restaurants like this, if I want to be able to hear the conversation my friends and I are having. Not too many quite this classy. The waiter, Nelson, is a professional and was in excellent humor. It was lovely, the food was beautiful as well as delicious. I took a photo of my scallops, but all the dishes were presented beautifully. There was also plenty of food.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner here with family for a birthday. The food was excellent as was the service. Would recommend for an upscale dining experience.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with my wife for our one year wedding anniversary and the atmosphere was just as romantic and amazing as our wedding was one year earlier. The food was the same as our wedding which was awesome. I highly recommend for weddings and anniversary parties.

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding- Jorge, our server, was perfect. Attentive but not over bearing, professional and courteous.
Views of the Navesink are unsurpassed for Red Bank

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UG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always.

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and foid, ambiance, and most important --- our waiter Nelson was fantastic, thank you for making our night special!!!

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine selections. Great service from Nelson. Spent 5 hr enjoying the evening with close friends from Nevada.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner for my Fiancé’s bday. Even managed to surprise him with dessert. Everything was delicious but my fiancé mentioned his steak was a little tough. Aside from that everything was excellent. Even managed to accommodate my fussy 6 and 9 yr old kids.

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p
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good restaurant experience requires a lot of pieces to fall together. The Molly Pitcher knows how to provide a wonderful experience. The service is excellent, our server Haille (sorry if I spelled it wrong) was probably the best I have had in any restaurant in NJ.

The food was very good we had the Tilefish and the Scallops with the Crab Cakes and Burrata Salad as appetizers both very good. The menu is relatively small and its a seasonal menu so it may not have enough selections for some but what we had was excellent

The view of the river is very nice and you are not rushed, this is dining rather then eating dinner

The restaurant is a bit priier then many but not out of line with the quality provided. We will certainly be back because there are things on the menu we would like to try

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