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A photo of Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2730)
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • New Brunswick
Booked 46 times today
We are excited to bring our dream to a reality along with friends and family. We plan to share our love and knowledge of an industry that we are so passionate about and proud to be a part of in our hometown of New Brunswick. Here at Salt, we are creating a modern oyster bar with a hip vibe serving up a large variety of fresh local oysters, as well as oysters from around the US. We will offer a seafood inspired seasonal menu both in our casual bar and our elegant dining room. We will also offer many innovative dishes including a variety of local meats along with plenty of vegetarian options. We aim to create an inviting atmosphere for everyone with our warm décor and friendly staff. Our full bar will feature a variety of signature cocktails and revolving creative small plates. Chef Chris’ passion for food promises consistent exceptional quality and to awaken the palate with bold, fresh flavors in every bite!
A photo of Steakhouse 85 restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3894)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • New Brunswick
Booked 39 times today
Steakhouse 85 is a 21st century rendition of the classic American Steakhouse. The menu at Steakhouse 85 is comprised of fresh and inspiring modern day interpretations of classic American cuisine, served alongside the traditional steakhouse classics we all know and love. The back bone of our menu is without a doubt our beef. Our mouth watering dry aged steaks are rubbed with a simple yet luscious combination of sea salt, black pepper and fresh herbs. They are seared on a 1200 degree cast iron grill and then broiled to your liking. Paired with a large classically designed bar, complete with savvy cocktails and a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this steakhouse is sure to please.Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceOfficial Steakhouse of Rutgers Athletics
A photo of Houlihan's - New Brunswick restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(274)
Price: Moderate
• American • New Brunswick
Booked 1 time today
Since 1972, we've believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous 'Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.
A photo of The Frog and the Peach restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3137)
Price: Expensive
• American • New Brunswick
Booked 27 times today
The Frog &The Peach is a pioneering farm-to-table restaurant and bar serving Chef Bruce Lefebvre's innovative American cuisine with thoughtful service, in a lively, upscale industrial space. We are centrally located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, between Philadelphia and New York City. Our bar is first come-first served, where you can enjoy the full menu and experience! For private events or parties of 12 or more please call Maria Mattera at (856) 271-2222.PARKING: We have a small parking lot that is for our valet services only. The Hyatt Hotel Church St. parking garages are one block away. See you in New Brunswick! The Frog & The Peach reserves the right to change or modify any terms and conditions listed on non-directly affiliated services, at any time. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the revisions on our main website.
A photo of Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood Grill restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(962)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 11 times today
Fresco Steak & Seafood Grill is known for offering fresh sea fare, chicken, veal and other meat dishes as well as pasta and vegetarian items. The main dining area of the restaurant is quite opulent and exudes a relaxing atmosphere. The appetizers on Fresco Steak & Seafood Grill's menu are mostly seafood such as favorites like clams on the half shell along with chilled seafood cocktail and a salad that is filled with calamari, crab meat and scallops. Hot Antipasto for two is a favorite appetizer as well as Rock shrimp arrabbiata.Fresco Steak & Seafood Grill also offers soups and salads for diners who prefer lighter fare. The main dishes on the menu include a range of steaks and chops such as the classic Rib Eye, NY Sirloin Steak, Double-Cut Berkshire Porkchop, Lamb chops among others. Chicken, Veal and Pasta options are mentioned separately.
A photo of Catherine Lombardi restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2338)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 7 times today
Upscale Italian restaurant with homey fare & 2 fireplaces plus a cozy red interior & lively bar.Serving Menus from Stage Left Steak & Catherine Lombardi in the Same Dining Room Mondays-Saturdays. Spring and Summer months seating will be in Stag Left Steak. Fall and Winter in Catherine Lombardi
A photo of Clydz restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(999)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary American • New Brunswick
Booked 16 times today
Clydz is a lively New Brunswick destination with a subterranean atmosphere, reminiscent of a 1920's speakeasy. At Clydz, the fare is anything but ordinary. The menu is comprised of small plates and entrees, ranging from a selection of steaks, scallops, duck, house made pastas and desserts.The cuisine is not the only element that sets Clydz apart from the rest. The trendy bar, enhanced by fish tanks and fireplaces, offers adventurous martini and cocktail selections. When making a reservation please keep in mind, tables will only be held 15 minutes past the reservation time. ***Please be advised-If you are dining with us pre-theater, please allow two hours minimum for your stay!If you are making reservations for parties larger than 8 or do not see a reservation available, please call the restaurant at 732-846-6521.We look forward to seeing you.Cheers!
A photo of Fat Cactus restaurant
4.4
Awesome(422)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • New Brunswick
Booked 8 times today
Located in the heart of the lively George Street area of New Brunswick, Fat Cactus Mexican Cantina, is the number one destination for both authentic and American-style Mexican food. Enjoy table-side guacamole or a variety of tacos made fresh before your eyes at our very own taco truck! Our frozen margarita menu and tequila and rum cocktails are sure to transport you to the agave fields of Central Mexico. Enjoy your favorite meal while listening to our various mariachi bands or our guest DJs on Fridays and Saturdays. Our kitchen is open late everyday and all day, so there will be plenty of opportunities to come see what we are all about!
A photo of Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.4
Awesome(865)
Price: Moderate
• Cuban • New Brunswick
Booked 7 times today
We will be reopening for patio reservations starting Monday June 15th!Serafin Sarduy brings fun to New Brunswick with the fusion of Cuban and Latin cuisine. Esquina Latina offers a chiq restaurant and lounge atmosphere known for their tapas and authentic Sangrias.Don't forget your family and friends as Esquina Latina is perfect for all occasions.
A photo of Portuguese Fisherman restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1231)
Price: Moderate
• Portuguese • East Brunswick
Booked 5 times today
Established in 1976, We are one of the oldest Portuguese and Spanish restaurants on the east coast. Attentive service, delicious authentic food, generous portions and refreshing sangria—these are the hallmarks of the Fisherman. Since our opening in 1976 we have consistently upheld the traditions of fine Portuguese and Spanish dining in central New Jersey.A variety of fresh seafood and fish, as well as organic meats, all made with the finest ingredients available, await you at our tables. Our seasonal menu and daily specials include delectable dishes prepared to satisfy many tastes.We invite you to visit us in the historic town of South River, New Jersey.

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  • neverhomevip
    New York City •1142 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    We went for the restaurant week menu and were not disappointed at all. The food was superb and there were many choices. We both started with the peach carpaccio which is thin slices of peach topped with some greens mixed with duck confit and there are candies nuts on the plate as well. Entrees were the hanger steak and the crab and potatoe crusted halibut. Both were prepared perfectly and the sides delicious. Desserts were the chocolate trifle and the peach sorbet, which was a bit lighter than the first choice. Doniciello picked a perfect french Chardonnay to accompany our wine. For us, having the attention of such a knowledgeable sommelier makes a real difference. The only issue here is parking…either overpay for the valet or be prepared to walk from the deck.
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    The Frog and the PeachPrice: Expensive• American• New Brunswick
    4.5
  • love2dinevip
    Philadelphia County •15 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    We dine here regularly, last night's service was not up to the standards we have come to expect from Fresco's
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    Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood GrillPrice: Expensive• Italian• New Brunswick
    4.8
  • ChristopherKvip
    New Jersey •84 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    What’s not to like, the steaks were cooked almost perfectly, my wife ordered her filet rare and it came out blue, but she was ok with it. My strip steak was ordered medium rare, but is was borderline medium, flavor was spot on so I was OK with it. SH85 please watch your temps! Everything else was wonderful
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    Steakhouse 85Price: Expensive• Steakhouse• New Brunswick
    4.8
  • NYJovip
    New Jersey •95 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Jul 15, 2024
    Love eating at Salt and introducing our friends to this outstanding restaurant. The fish and seafood is always fresh and well prepared. Oysters and mussels were an excellent choice for appetizers, and the scallops and soft shell crabs (in an Asian sauce) were delicious, as was the creamy crab risotto. Service is always efficient, if somewhat slow. However, we did encounter a problem , which I believe management should address. We were given a bread basket with two pieces of bread in it, and when I asked for more, was obliged with two more pieces. When the check arrived, I was startled to see a $2.00 charge for bread! The restaurant’s classiness vanished with this really petty gesture. After spending $200.00 + for dinner for two, I find it extremely disconcerting and demeaning. When I complained to the manager, he agreed with me and offered to refund the $2.00. I declined his offer, but asked that he discuss the elimination of this policy with the powers that be. He agreed to do so. I hope he does.
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    Salt Seafood & Oyster BarPrice: Expensive• Seafood• New Brunswick
    4.8
  • Angelabvip
    New Jersey •18 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Jun 16, 2024
    Houlihan's, as usual, was very good. Good menu, prices ok. Servers excellent, bathrooms clean. Got in right at reservation time.
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    Houlihan's - New BrunswickPrice: Moderate• American• New Brunswick
    4.6
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