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The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn

4.3
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427 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 427 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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phillipa
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the grilled Mahi-mahi and was done just right. Overall service and good was good and the view of the river was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great view!

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LaurenM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding water views. Food and service were very good. Very upscale dining experience.

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CherylF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view and ambiance! Good was very good and the outdoor patio is beautiful with a wonderful view!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A very relaxing and enjoyable experience. I would recommend it.

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JLBarb
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good experience. Only outdoor dinning. Beautiful view of Navasink River. Food good. Service was a little slow but do to pandemic situation, not bad. I would recommend.

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vipBTP1
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

40 minutes to receive our drink order! I realize times are very different, but it wasn’t even that crowded.
I ordered the burrata with grilled peaches, the peaches were not ripe at all, crab cake sliders were drab, and tasted of stuffing. With a million dollar view, I think The Molly really needs to up its game.

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ninny13
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner on the outdoor deck. Picture perfect views, great service and food. What a treat!

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LaurenW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch on Father's Day. Sat outside on the terrace due to COVID restrictions. The tables were spaced nicely. The staff was super friendly. It was a little warm out and we knew it was tough for the staff to wear their masks, but they did it without batting an eye. The food was fantastic. We were handed printed disposable menu's to ensure everyone's safety. We will be visiting them again!

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vipMajqueen53
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The good - nice atmosphere on the river. Perfect weather. Good ribeye steak

The bad- Service. Disorganized kitchen, too few waiters, tremendous delays in seating our party of 4, taking orders and getting food to table. We waited nearly 1 1/2 hours to get our salads and appetizers. Then another 30 min. To get our entrees. The salmon entree was served nearly raw (patron had requested it well done) with ice cold couscous and had to be sent back to kitchen. What should have been a 90 min. meal dragged on for nearly 3 hours.

The good- after complaining several times about the lack of food and ridiculously long wait, the maitre’d did the right thing and comped most of the meal.

Will we go back? Not anxious to go through this again any time soon.

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WNM18
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It was obvious that they were just re-learning how to run a restaurant. We waited almost 1 hour just to get seated, and it really wasn’t crowded...primarily because people weren’t leaving their seats and enjoying the weather and view over drinks. Food took almost another hour and then was very underwhelming - scallops were like an appetizer, ribeye was more like flank steak and overdone. Staff overwhelmed...and they were also understaffed both in kitchen and with servers. Not great experience but great views.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our waiter Nelson was wonderful! Restaurants and staff are so busy right now keeping everyone safe and Nelson did it with grace! My husband and I love dining at Molly Pitcher Inn... and with everything going on in the world it was nice to go back out there, stay safe and relax for a little

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vipSnap
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waiter wore his mask on his chin until we asked him to put it on. Our order was taken 45 minutes after arrival. Our dinner were served 1 hour and 30 minutes after arrival. 2 of 4 dinners were not good.

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WalterM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

You are starting like a new restaurant and it will take time to get into the groove with personnel and the public's requirements.

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BrianB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent updated menu!!! New ribeye steak was wonderful-as well as the crab cake sliders ....service and views as magnificent as ever . Recommend the chicken pot pie is not discontinued altogether -especially in the winter !

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KrisB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful time! Such a wonderful setting and great food.

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OceanfrontOasisObx
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view Lunch was terrific

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TheresaV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Molly Pitcher Inn on many occasions. It is truly one of our favorite places to dine for a special occasion. You can not beat the service and the view is spectacular, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DonnaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends to celebrate a dear friend’s 75th birthday. Beautiful view of the Navesink. Nelson, our waiter, gave us impeccable service. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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vipMaryP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch remains the cream of the crop. So many choices and the mimosas are amazing

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ClaudiaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a nice setting for brunch. Presentation of the food was beautiful. Most dishes were excellent. The room is very crowded but you can still manage to get around and access the food except the carving station. That line was out of the room and down the hall and moved very slowly. Service was excellent and wait staff very friendly.

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Georgi
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best! Quite romantic atmosphere. Food and service excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family rendezvous: Wonderful company with delicious food and beautiful river view! We’ll come again...

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Steve
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Valentine's dinner was not what I expected. Service was poor. Waitress was not very enthusiastic about anything at all. Food was below par. Only reservation I could get was 8:45pm. The waitress gave us our check at 10:30ish and I gave her my credit card. When she came back I waited to sign the check and write the tip in while I finished my last glass of wine. She repeatedly came back and asked if the check was ready even though I was clearly still chatting with my fiancee and wasn't ready. The last time she came up and asked I said I wasn't ready and I was still finishing my drink. She replied "we need to close the drawer out for the night". What kind of service is that? I just spent $300 on a mediocre dinner and was being rushed out. Ridiculous. We will not be back to this restaurant for a long time, if ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

First time I was Disappointed. They were understaffed, menu was poor and quality of choices was limited at best. Will not go back for special occasion.

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JakeP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waiter took wrong food & drink order, bad food with repeating elements throughout the 5 course meal. Typical of an ordinary restuarant attempting to be fine dining once a year

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Still here!!!!!!!! Slow as crap!!

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DorothyZ
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The 5 course Valentine Menu was not very good. First course was good I had short rib ravioli and hubby had shrimp cocktail. Followed by berry sorbet. Third course a plate of bitter radicchio had one glazed nut on the plate and a 2 berries that were soaked in vinegar or balsamic. Main course my husband’s artic char was dry and the table in front of us sent theirs back. I had filet mignon in a pastry cage. No steak knife provided. Cage pastry was very over done. Dessert was chocolate mousse with gelee topping. The cookie bottom was hard and the purple mousse was tasteless. Neither of us ate the dessert. Valentine menu was $90 pp and the bill came for $95 pp. they did refund the extra $10 however. Initial seating was very close to the loud bar. Restaurant was empty. They did move us to a better table when we asked; however, curious why diners after us were not put at that table next to the bar until the entire restaurant was full. The view is nice ....

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Babs1129
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The view is absolutely beautiful. Great lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and venue are fine. What was atrocious was the gross overcrowding of the restaurant for a buffet presentation. If there was a fire there would’ve been deaths. Could not reach half the food…

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SuzieV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

What a disappointing meal!! We've dined here for decades and always loved it, but today my meal was a bust. Shame on me for not speaking up at the moment. I had the chicken pot pie - or as it should be renamed chickenless pot pie. It was a plate full of vegetables and sauce with tiny threads of chicken. Not one discernible chunk of chicken. I ate it then I saw a diner at the next table enjoying the chunks of chicken in her pot pie! And the price is certainly too high for a plate of peas and carrots! What happened here?

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DianneP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and beautiful setting. I will definitely come again soon

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vipNycgal
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a lovely place the main room faces the water.
The table is covered with white table clothes and linen napkins. The room is quiet. The clientele is primarily of a middle-age older people at lunchtime. I had the salmon. It was cooked perfectly. I thought the risotto was good. My friends had a lobster sandwich and enjoyed it. The service was good. You can park your own car or have it valet.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal at “The Molly”. Celebrating our Father’s 93rd birthday. The Molly Pitcher Inn is his favorite restaurant. He and my Mother celebrated many anniversary dinners there.

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vipBarbie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go for my birthday and Valentines Day to Molly Pitcher. We always have Fabulous service and having a cocktail in the bar after dinner is a must. The bartenders are very personable. The food is always delicious and cocktails are fantastic.

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Diane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is very professional and accommodating. The food was excellent.

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MargueriteS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Molly Pitcher Inn is a favorite spot. It offers superb food, ambiance, and top notch service.

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James
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I expected more. The food was good but not wowed. Service was ok. The ambiance lovely.

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WilliamM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the Atlantic Chowder. There may have been more bell pepper than we would have preferred, but the broth was creamy and tasty. The crab cakes were excellent as was the salad that came as part of the entrée. As always, the service was friendly and efficient. The experience of the dining room is pleasant regardless of seating, but we sat by a picture window overlooking the river. It was particularly nice. We enjoy dining at the Molly Pitcher Inn and hope to continue to do so.

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ElenC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I’ve gone there for past 8 years for Christmas Eve & it was excellent but this year we had a new waiter. He forgot our salad, bread, we never got our salad, bread only when we asked for it. We asked him if he could wait a while before serving our entree. Within 2 minutes, he served our entree. He rushed our meal, forgot the salad & bread. We took a guest with us, told them how terrific it was there. My husband & I were embarrassed over the service. Normally we have the waiter who has been the best. The normal waiter we had , has a mustache, bald & a true professional. He even recognized us, wished us a Merry Christmas. However this new waiter that we had Christmas Eve, rushed our meal. His service was very poor.

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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 4.3 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

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