My husband and I love this place. The nuts and berries martini is my go to drink here...should be on the dessert menu, and I almost always get the bolognese. It’s my comfort food and splurge food on my free day from a healthy eating plan lol. The servers are always super attentive and we take a lot of friends here.
I’ve been to this restaurant before. We were seated on time. It seems every time I go I order the pear salad with toasted walnuts. In my opinion, this is my favorite salad. My husband and son ordered the If You Dare Burger which was good but over priced for what you get. We had a great waitress.
We enjoyed our dinner and the waitress was nice and helpful
We've been here many times before but decided to make a reservation through Open Table for Valentine's Day. We were seated exactly on time, our waitress was fast and friendly and our food came quickly.
Good food, large portions, fair price.would recommend it to my friends.
When we went to Tuscan we were told we had to wait for our table there was wait. We went to the bar found open seats and sat at the bar. There were many tables open and could not u set stand why we had to wait for a table
We had an excellent time and had an excellent waiter. Our table was right in front of the fireplace, which was nice. The only problem was that there was no over-the-table-lighting, so only the one guest was able read the menu because it was so dark. The short ribs were fantastic. Two of us had the short ribs but oddly enough, one was 1/2 the size of the other. The portions were not the same. There were 6 of us. One of us had a pasta dish which was very dry, she had to ask for extra marinara. Some one else got the deep-fried macaroni, cheese with beef (?) starter, which was not very flavorful. Next time we'll do without that. Overall, we had a great time. We'll be back
Food was awesome. Made a reservation a week in advance and table wasn’t ready when we got the (13 people at 3pm). Waitress forgot to bring beers and then coffee that were ordered.
We love this place and go quite often. I just wish they could adhere to the reservation times a bit better. We were seated about 30 minutes after our reservation. Food was excellent though and my favorite nuts and berries martini is always the best. Waiter was super nice and efficient
crowded, noisy, service was terrible and food was mediocre
food was not fresh nor priced fairly. Location is the only good thing I can say other than server was attentive and pleasant. Bottom line is because of food quality I would not go back
Good for families. Ok not anything exceptional.
The food was outstanding, our server was wonderful and friendly, service was quick. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. My family absolutely loved the food. 5 stars from us!!!!
Service was horrible. Took forever to get our server and then after telling us how tired he was it just continued to go downhill. I am a fairly big tipper but today I left the proverbial 15% (I don't believe in less regardless of how bad). This was my first time here and first impression was not good. Food quality was pretty decent though.
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Toms River. After we were not given the deliciously seasoned pita bread with balsamic and olive oil for dipping, and the waitress just asked how my husband wanted his burger cooked, we assumed that the restaurant had changed ownership, were trying to save money, and the Tuscan chips weren't an option. After lunch my husband asked the waitress about changes and she stated that she forgot the bread and she should have offered us the Tuscan chips. We appreciated her honesty but we were already very disappointed. My husband enjoyed his burger and my chicken avocado tower was very good.
Food was ok. Didn't find much atmosphere. Service was very good. Good for family dining or casual meal. Not from the area, so I wouldn't go out of my way to return.
Food is always good, especially the ribs! Staff is always friendly.
LOVE THAT THEY HAVE HEALTHY LIVING OPTION
GREAT SERVICE STAFF WAS AWESOME
Unbelievable. Our entire order was wrong. My food was never even put in. Everyone got their food at different times. Ginger ale was flat TWICE. We were only a table of 9. Our server was incompetent and never refilled our drinks or returned to check on things. It was my moms birthday and we didn’t even get to eat with her. There were 3! Tables! And the guys like “sorry my fault I’m bad at this”. Are you joking? So unprofessional. Manager was spoken to and he just took a few things off our bill. Said there was “no excuse” but it was not sincere at all and I was fuming. My family had to go to the airport. I didn’t even want my forgotten meal at this point. He gave me the meal 15 minutes after everyone left and it was ice cold. We ordered pizza, soups and salads. No excuse to take that long. I will never be returning or recommending this place.
Our reservation was honored on time. The service was top notch. And, the BOGO ribs were excellent. One of our party members ordered salmon which was very good. We did have to ask for bread when we saw others receiving it. Waitress complied and was excellent.
Met a long time friend for an early dinner. We ended up chatting over food for four hours. A wonderful waitress, wonderful food, perfect atmosphere. I plan to return again and again.
Waitress seemed in a rush. My mom asked for dressing for her salad and she brought back lemons. Wasn't very nice. And the food was very bland & tasteless. The Caesar salad I had was the worst one I've ever had. Tasted very sweet & definitely NOT what I Caesar salad is supposed to taste like. We ordered 3 other salads that were ok & the zucchini appetizer was good.
Table was ready upon arrival, food was excellent, priced reasonable, waitress was pleasant and informative. I would highly recommend this place to my friends.
We went to dinner on a week night with another couple. Our waitress was very attentive and we started with drinks and two appetizers to share. The margaritas were quite sour but we enjoyed them. The rice balls and zucchini fritti were excellent. Our entrees (burgers, fish tacos & wedge salad) were cooked well and everyone was happy with what they ordered. We will definitely return to try other options!
We were next door at Xfinity and saw the two for one ribs. It was terrific on the restaurant side.
We went the next week with a visitor from NYC and sat in a bar booth. It was mega noisy and understaffed
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The room was very cold and very loud. The food was good but I didn't feel like it was anything special. It was just an easy place to go that could accommodate our large party. I would definitely go there again but it would not be a top pick for a special occasion. It is very much like a chain restaurant feel.
I took my mom here for dinner. It was both of our first time at Tuscan Bistro Bar. Food was fair at best. They were out of the bang bang shrimp app so we opted for the Thai shrimp app- which was over-cooked. Our server gave us a complimentary dessert to make up for it. However, the apple crisp was very bland so we didn't finish it. We both ordered pizza for dinner which was good. The overall restaurant was appears to be very clean (including the bathroom). The food is definitely not worth the price. We will not be returning.
Food and service were excellent. We enjoy going there when ever we are in the area.
The scarpariello wings never fail me. They are unique to this restaurant and delicious. The dinners were a great value but not as authentic as other places in town. The pasta was a little over cooked. The sauces were a little heavy. This is a good place more for happy hour menu or appetizers and drinks. The decor is very nice and comfortable and service is fantastic.
Good Food Poor Service.....unfortunately I do not necessarily blame the wait staff - I believe they are way understaffed and you have to wait way too long and then orders started to get messed up.
Food was okay
The food was good and the service was excellent. Valerie, our server, was friendly and attentive- We will be back!
Great meals at a reasonable price. Much better value than any of the chain restaurants in the area.
Everything was great! Our server was amazing and very fast and attentive! He brought refills out quickly and put our food in right away. All the food we ordered was hot and delicious. We even ordered something not on the menu that evening but it was still made for us! Overall, a great experience.
Average food, above average pricing. Food had potential but was lacking in all areas.
We were a party of 10- 6 adults and 4 children aged 2-5. We had an awful experience with service from start to finish, from a very long wait to order, things coming out wrong, not coming out at all, lack of utensils, and no wait staff around when you wanted to correct issues. We had a waiter and waitress in training. She was clueless about the menu and at times was handling our orders without the "experienced" waiter present. It was a disaster from the moment we sat down. My Dad flagged down a woman manager and told her about our experience. She did nothing to rectify the situation and never came back. The bill came and it had automatic 20% gratuity added. I was unwilling to pay 20% for really awful service, so I went to speak to a manager. The male manager was the most disrespectful person I've encountered. He didn't care about why I was upset and kept rudely stating 20% on parties of 8-plus is company policy and he wasn't going to go against it. It didn't matter that we were only 6 adults and 4 small children, it's company policy and he wasn't going to examine why I was requesting not to pay 20%. (Their website-company policy is 18%, so why I was charged 20% isn't company policy to begin with). After a few rounds of back and forth with him making me feel like an inconvenience for bothering him, I said fine, charge me. He then said "no it's fine, I'll do it, I'll do it" like he was doing me the greatest favor in the world but begrudgingly. I had a coupon and he looked at it and said snidely "So I guess you want me to take this as well?" One thing had nothing to do with the other. My issue was with a gratuity, which last time I checked was discretionary and for good service. The coupon was $5 off a bill of $25-plus. My bill was $200. Also, they nickel and dime everything. Soup instead of salad, upcharge. Dish over veggies instead of pasta, upcharge. You want your drink "on the rocks," an extra dollar for ICE! Very disappointing experience.
Good variety on the new menu. Portions were plentiful and food was good.
The Mother's Day buffet was poor by anyone's standards. Cold over cooked hamburgers? A pressed ham. Come on guys. You couldn't even spring for a real ham? The Platters weren't kept full and the desserts were tiny chopped brownies and mini cannolis.