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The Dining Room - Molly Pitcher Inn

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536 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 536 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.7
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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fgoose27
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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DeeC64
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
11 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
65 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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viphilstel
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals were wonderful, as always. We all had different entrees- chicken pot pie, short rib burger, lobster roll, mahi-mahi & Caesar salad. The view of the river & boats was beautiful.

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GissetteS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time..gorgeous view...great friendly service.

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had the worst experience at the molly pitcher. I came for my mothers birthday to have brunch for a party of four. When we sat down and I suggested a mimosa for my mother the waitress said “oh no I do not have time for any mimosas”. This is not something you say to a customer. When we got our food it was cold. The eggs, french toast, and potatoes COLD. The french toast was supposed to come with a berry compote, she never gave us any. Just four pieces of cold bread on a plate with a strawberry. When we asked for a small spoon for the cappuccino she rolled her eyes and sighed. I have never experienced something so terrible. She vented every time she got to our table about how busy she is because she didnt want to be bothered with anything. I was so upset that this was the experience my mother got on her birthday when I tried to take her to a well known and classy brunch.

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MarianneO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at the Molly Pitcher Inn. Our reservation was ready right on time. Service was excellent and we were not rushed
Time to enjoy the meal and the beautiful scenery. We will definitely return.

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vipvret
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service & view were great. Scallops were great, Salmon a tad overcooked, but peach dessert was like eating hard candy. Should check the fruit before putting them in dessert

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vipjbpis
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We’ve had great experiences at Molly Pitcher before this, but this was very disappointing. Despite COVID, they didn’t need to be so spartan. No tablecloths. No bread. Paper napkins. Lamb chops that didn’t taste like lamb. My scallops was ho-hum. Oh, and a rather limited menu.

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ToniG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful night. Celebrating my husband’s birthday.
Atmosphere, Food , & Company Excellent!

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vipPapa
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very nice place for dinner , especially if the weather is nice. Service was excellent and the food was enjoyed by all.

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PatriciaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Lobster roll outstanding. Shrimp cocktail (4) for $15, not worth it.
Drinks amazing. Would recommend

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vipMaryG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great day on the patio. We enjoyed the cocktails, and the food. The service was great. Definitely coming back. Can’t wait for indoor dining to resume. The restaurant and bar are beautiful

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mariesie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We could not have been more pleased. Our table was overlooking the pool with a beautiful view of the Navesink.
We lucked out because we had music thanks to an event that was taking place outdoors. Our waiter was excellent. Friendly and always checking in on us.. We had the chicken pot pie which my husband loves and I had the scallops which were delic. My only disappointment was the cerviche appetizer. Just wasn't up to my liking. I ate it but i would not order again.
I can't wait to do it again.

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LyndaS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Molly Pitcher. Had my wedding here and it was fantastic. Love the piano bar for a drink or quick bite
Sleeping accommodations are excellent. Food and atomosphere wonderful. Love sitting outside for lunch.

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JoJo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food = amazing. However, it took 1.5 hours to come out. Each simple drink order (martini & lemonade) took 20 minutes to come out. 15 min to sit at a table that was open the whole time. 20 minutes to get our initial order. Waiter was clearly overwhelmed and under qualified. Recommendation only for the food. The hostess was very sweet and also overwhelmed. Everything else needs to be drastically improved.

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vipOmnivore
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect afternoon at Molly! Gorgeous views amazing service lovely food. We can't wait to return.

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vipLMV391
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at the Molly Pitcher on Wednesday night. The weather was perfect
and the service was excellent. I had the lobster roll and my husband had the fish and chips. Our friends had the scallops and the short rib burger. Everyone enjoyed their meals! I would recommend this restaurant for its ambiance and great food.

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Donald
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit - and plan to do it again soon

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JoyceE
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time I have been to a restaurant since conv19 was very pleased did not feel threaten at all. Watched them clean tables after people left

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vipLovesgoodfood
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful location and view and ambiance. Food was very, very, good....Salmon entree and Chicken Pot Pie. Service was OK. Would return though because The Molly Pitcher is consistent in quality of food.

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MfromLongBranch
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining area outside overlooking the Navasink River. Tables were spaced out and given an extra cleaning so Covid concerns were minimal. Large umbrellas kept us in the shade- (needed on a hot summer day). Good food and service. Had a very enjoyable meal.

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Shellie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, seating was wonderful during these difficult times and the service was outstanding!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal meal because of a spectacular waitress. Ashley went above and beyond to make our two children feel welcome. She was kind and gracious. It was a beautiful night under the tent. So happy we chose this location to spend our anniversary!

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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 536 OpenTable diners.

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