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The Park Tap and Grill (fka Park East - Hazlet)

3.7
138 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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Park East is the ultimate expression of what a high-end casual restaurant should be. The owners represent a convergence of different styles and experiences ranging from fine dining to elite night life environments. The Park East concept can best be described as trans-generational: an expression of the evolution of cuisines, vibe dining, service and ambiance, not to mention the highest ranked sushi in the area. Park East creates the highest quality dining environment in what is one of the greatest indoor spaces in New Jersey. "Park East is not a restaurant, it"s an experience..."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(732) 739-2002
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Park East offers modern style Banquet/Private dining facility on our second floor. Recently updated in 2010, with two main bars an exquisite dance floor, and a state of the art sound system, this upper level can transform from a elegant catering area to NJ's hottest late night Lounge.
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Private party contact
Christopher Sanborn: (732) 739-2002
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Holmdel Road
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Entertainment
We provide entertainment 7 days week.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 138 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSunnyD (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Every so often, I go back to The Park Tap and Grill, hoping that the food gets better, but it never does. It's ok......but not great. My husband and I ordered the same salad - his came on a plate and mine came in a bowl. Both had too much dressing. That said, the service is dependable.

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vipVicki (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

We ended up not eating here. When we arrived we went inside to cancel as did not feel well. We were told no problem our name was not on their list

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vipSerena517 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

The service was abdominal, it took forever to get served and once we were we needed to send back our drinks several times. The food we ordered didn't come out correctly. We had to ask over and over again for water, napkins, ketchup, soy sauce, etc. We asked several times for additional wasabi and ginger, it never came. Then they had the nerve to put a 20% gratuity on our bill, while telling us some of the meals were in special, and we should really tip on the full bill!
These new owners don't want to be in the restaurant business, why? When we asked to speak to a manager, no one came. It's unfortunate as it used to be our go to place.

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vipridge008 (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

We went to The Park before a concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center. The food was good! They offer a wide variety of cuisine: Sushi, Dinner entrees and Burgers and sandwiches off the bar menu. We had to ask for the Burger menu, however. I had the lemon chicken dinner entree. It was delicious; very moist and flavorful. My dinner companions had sushi -- The Park roll - it was enormous, and burgers. Everyone was pleased with the food. The service could have been better. We had to ask for things more than once even though the dining room was empty. However, all in all, it was fine and I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

Great place. Our server Christa was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Arrived and told my reservation was cancelled. Since they had my number they should have called.

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vipsteveNhelen (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

The food, drinks and service were okay but I'm not running back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

We were mighty impressed with this restaurant. Great food. Great service. Much larger than it appeared. Very comfortable!
Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Horrible experience. My older kids that have been in restaurant business warned me never again. Food was not as bad as service. The manager reprimanded his staff right in front of all the guests. Unprofessional and uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

went for mother's day. was buffet style but, not a very good selection of options to choose from, whether it was breakfast, lunch, salad, deserts. would not go back for mother's day again.

for happy hour or to grab a bit to eat, maybe.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Staff very friendly and attentive. Sushi may be small on their sign; but it is HUGE in taste. MUST TRY: Rock shrimp and Calamari - You're welcome. Went with the beer menu and Stephanie's (server) recommendation - F L A V O R F U L L ! Meal was delicious. Service on point. Reasonably priced. My first visit - new to Keyport. We sat in the dining room, but did notice the bar scene was full and active - next visit. 01

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CBart (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

Since this place caters to kids "Kids eat free on Tuesdays", parents decide to bring their kids on the weekends, so beware. Unfortunately some parents don't teach their children how to behave in restaurants. We had to rush through our meal on a Friday evening, because a couple of unruly kids thought they were at Chuck e Cheese. It was a terrible dining experience for us and everyone else. The waitress told management but they did not do anything. They should have dealt with the situation better.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 20, 2017

This is the second time in a couple of weeks that I took guests here to eat and both times they all ordered burgers medium rare and they ALL came out WELL DONE. Also, the fries were cold and seemed as if they had been sitting there for a while. Very disappointing to have unhappy guests!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 9, 2017

Unfortunately this was the first bad experience I have had here and it was the first time my other friends were here and said they would never come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Yummy good

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

I would never go back to this place. We were a party of 2 people and finished our meal in 30 minutes. The bill was almost $100.00 with tip! The sushi was not good and the veal milanese looked like one chicken cutlet. And was served with a salad that took up the majority of the plate. This place is good if it is the only restaurant left on the planet.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

We gone here many times be the last two sadly the service was poor but the food is great. Beside traditional menu items they have specials such as bison, duck and many more. They also do half price entrees and sushi on Monday night and on Tuesday's kids eat free!

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vipJason (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

This is our favorite place to grab a beer, enjoy some good food, and relax. In particular, Ray was absolutely amazing and made my me and wife have an awesome time.

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vipDWK87 (Naples)
2.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Party of six went for Thanksgiving buffet. Food on buffet was cold. Bartender did not know how to make a drink even after several discussions....a Manhattan up on second attempt was served as an Old Fashion on the rocks .....and was even charged for it. Table service was good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

The restaurant is pretty run down. The booth bench seats were worn and ripped. There is no attempt at creating ambience, just a plain unadorned table in a brightly lit room. Our server seemed like she didn't want to be here. Our cocktails were boring. Just when we were regretting our choice of restaurants we were served our dinners. The food presentation was beautiful and exciting. The sea bass was perfectly cooked and delicious. The veal dish was imaginative and tasted wonderful. It seems the chef is the only person interested in providing a legendary dining experience. It's a shame there were so many detractors to our experience since the food was so good. We won't be returning.

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vipBTP1 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

Sushi was just OK I like my sushi to be chilled. $18 antipasti appetizer was awful! (cut up pickles... really ?)Hoodlums in the parking lot a little disconcerting. Took the grandchildren to dinner there. I hate giving bad reviews, but we felt ripped off by the obvious lack of quality.

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vipNJGolfer (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Always a great time at The Park.
Great Sushi and bar food.

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Vgaff (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

We have been to Park many times in the past. The food this time was dry and unseasoned. I would not recommend it.

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rich (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 25, 2016

we ordered 2 salmon and 3 whitefish and 1 veal. shared 4 appitizers.was disipointed we couldn't use our gift card???????????????food was all ok

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Lunch (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Went there last weekend to meet friends for lunch. Football was on and was a great place to hang out and watch. Friendly staff. Great waiter service. Food is good and servings were plenty.

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LucilleC (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

Something has to be done about the noise level in the back dining room. You can hardly talk to the person next to you.

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vipScotty (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2015

We love coming here! Great service at the back bar. Filet skewers with chimmichuri is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2015

I just recently heard that Park East had reopened under a new name, The Park Tap & Grill. I decided to check it out for lunch with a friend of mine. We were pleasantly surprised by the extensive beer selection, and the wine on tap! I've never seen that before and at first was a little skeptical but it was so good. I had the Yardbird sandwich and it was delicious in addition to a beautiful presentation. They also offer a $5 lunch special menu that I wasn't aware of. I definitely recommend checking this place out if you're in the area!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2015

What a wonderful time. Our waitress made wonderful drink recommendations. I got a glass of purple cowboy wine and my girlfriend got the watermelon mojito, both were so good we got another round. We shared the whiskey clams which had pieces of shredded pork in it! YUM!! For dinner my girlfriend had the organic truffle pasta. The pasta was made for edamame, it was amazing, but nothing beat my Ribeye steak

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Took my family here for dinner. My daughter ordered the kids 2 sliders. One was cooked fine... The other was blood red. After flagging down our waitress she said she would get her another one.. Only to come back with the check. I was annoyed at this point so I just wanted to get out of there. I won't be back

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