Manalapan Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 38,872, representing an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,707 (+25.1%) from the 26,716 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Manalapan
4.5 based on 163 reviews
BYOB New American bistro in a downtown, art-gallery setting. Amazing food and great service. Serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch (closed Monday and Tuesday).
I highly recommend this restaurant. Attention to detail and service was excellent. Food was amazing! Turbo liner burger was yummy - angus beef, French fried onion straws, bacon-onion jam, Dubliner cheese. Fries were crispy and Cole slaw was fresh, bright, and crispy. Hubby loved crab cake melt. For dessert, pecan pie cake was perfect - served warm, with whipped cream.
4 based on 207 reviews
5.0 star rating 11/19/2017
Last night was the first time we went to Peking Pavilion with 6 people in our party. We were able to make a reservation which was a godsend since we needed to be out on time for a show. This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always excellent, served with professional waiters who prepare table side many of our special entrees such as the Peking Duck wraps. Our Lychee Martinis were filled to the brim with more to spare in the shaker. They are always delicious along with any other drink we order. Our favorite appetizer is the filet mignon egg roll which we share. The entrees are sizable portions, many times shareable. Another favorite is the Peking Special Rice. Keep in mind that tea and brown rice are extra - it's not a typical Chinese restaurant. There are items on the menu that appeal to American eaters such as the cakes on the dessert tray. They always offer wonderful specials that change weekly. There is a full bar and TVs in that area. Also a more quiet room upstairs is available to eat, but no elevator. This is a free-standing building with it's own parking lot. It's very impressive and a standout in Manalapan - a very successful business for many years. You cannot get a reservation unless your party is 6 or more.
4 based on 59 reviews
Recently had lunch at Trattoria Ravello with some friends. Located in a small strip center, this is a typical neighborhood Italian restaurant/pizzeria serving all the traditional dishes. Large menu to choose from. The shrimp parm was quite spicy but very good. The veal piccata was also very good and the portions were large. Prices were reasonable for the area. Ambiance is open and friendly. Wait staff very attentive. Also like the concept of having a large bowl of salad for the entire table to share. Great for lunch or a casual dinner any day of the week.
4.5 based on 192 reviews
We are a modern rustic restaurant, bar and banquet facility in Freehold, NJ. We are proud to offer a menu that reflects seasonal availability with a creative style that appeals to a variety of palates. Family owned & operated :)
Been here several times (see past reviews) and it's always been a great night out with excellent service and even better food. I'll start with the only mishap IMO, bringing out the salad before the warm appetizer (clams) and telling us they didn't want us waiting. We should have had salad first without the concern of long wait. This is a fine dining establishment and one should expect proper service, etiquette and timely prepared food. That said, the Bibb Salad continues to be stellar. We had special clams in a wonderful broth that clearly was fresh as is all their dishes. I opted for the scallops and risotto special over their games IMO skirt steak. Scallops did not disappoint. A nice size dish with a wonderful cream and mushroom sauce and a side broccolini that was even scrumptious. We had once again their warm sticky toffee cake. Mixed Drinks are spot on, not overly sweet with a handsome pour of alcohol. Overall, ambiance on weekend is busy but not obnoxiously loud. Great acoustics where you can have a pleasant conversation with your guests.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
Tommy's has the best bagels around. Warm inside, lightly crispy outside. Love the tuna too.... wish they were a little closer to home.
5 based on 13 reviews
Full service bakery and custom cake shop with a line of prepared, frozen healthy meal options, protein shakes, acai bowls, fruit smoothies, and pop bubble tea.
Planning my husband big surprise 30th Birthday Party was so stressful and the most stress was the cake at first. I did research and went to so many different bakeries and Chocal8kiss was just perfect. After walking in to Chocal8kiss I became stress free knowing that they would take care of everything and create what I wanted for the party.The cake tasting was amazing it was so hard to pick just one flavor so I went with a mini dessert bar and I am beyond happy we went with that. My husband is a big Jack Daniels fan and so we went with a Jack Daniels barrel and it looked amazing and was delicious at the same time. Thank you so much for everything. PS my husband was in love with his cake :)
4.5 based on 65 reviews
My all time favorite place to go. Consistently great every time! Not many people know about their great lunches but you should definitely check it out. Great place for a business lunch! The owners are very warm and engaging and the food is like being back in Italy!
5 based on 14 reviews
Whether watching your favorite TV cooking show or perhaps observing a gourmet chef create a unique and decadent chocolate dessert, you constantly hear: "make sure to use the best quality chocolate you can find." But what is the "best quality" chocolate? Where does it come from? Fine chocolate, like fine wine, results from the combination of many factors such as geography, weather, ground conditions and type of cacao beans. As with wine, chocolate can vary with characteristics of flavor and fragrance, distinguished by the senses as woody, fruity, floral, musky, spicy, earthy, silky, tarty etc. What does "Single-Origin, Ecuador Arriba Dark Chocolate" mean? Single-Origin means that this chocolate is produced only from cacao beans originated from a single geographic region. Ecuador & Cacao: Did you know Ecuador is recognized and ranked as the source for the finest quality cacao in the world? Although Ecuador only yields 3% of total world production, due to its bio-natural resources and unique geographic conditions, Ecuador produces and exports about 70% of total world "high-quality and aroma" cacao. This high quality and scent soft flavor cacao is known as "Arriba"; a synonym for the finest cacao. Arriba is admired by chocolate makers and artisans, chefs and demanding consumers alike, worldwide. "Arriba" was a location given by local traders to a Swiss chocolatier over a century ago when asked where he could find the "fine aroma and flavored bean." He was instructed to go "del rio arriba," or up the river. Arriba Cacao: Not all Ecuadorian cacao receives the ARRIBA certification. World chocolate manufacturers strategically blend this scarcely available cacao with inferior cacaos to enhance flavor and scent of their chocolates. While the flavor and quality might improve, it is far from the fullness and quality of 100% Arriba cacao. ArribaNoir Chocolatier, in a meticulous process, has carefully selected the finest Ecuadorian Arriba cacao and combined it with over a 100 years of knowledge and expertise. Through the talent of our master artisan chocolatiers, we have crafted the world's premier gourmet Arriba chocolate. Our chocolate is produced using only 100% single-origin Arriba cacao and cane sugar: nothing else. We refuse to add any flavor changing natural or artificial ingredients such as vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, coffee, etc, to change, disguise, or "enhance" what is already natural and perfect! Whether you eat it straight up or use it in your favorite recipes, we guarantee and stand behind our Single-Origin Arriba Dark Chocolate. Our mantra is not a slogan, but a part of our DNA: Our Passion is Chocolate! Indulge and Enjoy.
You will need to pay a visit to the Millstone, NJ store to really appreciate the dark chocolate and confections produced by ArribaNoir Chocolatier. Ramon, the proprietor greets you and describes how the Arriba cocoa bean from Ecuador is the sole source for the dark chocolate produced at ArribaNoir Chocolatier . The dark chocolate products at ArribaNoir Chocolatier contains 75 percent dark chocolate and is extraordinarily delectable. This particular type of cocoa bean does not have the bittersweet taste found in other cocoa beans. We also had a chance to sample the homemade hot chocolate, which was smooth and had a hint of cinnamon. We will certainly stop by again when we are in the area to try the dipped fruits.
4.5 based on 42 reviews
Well, if you’re in the mood for Greek, this might fulfill the need. I myself was disappointed. Portions small and the description on the menu doesn’t match what you get served. For example, I ordered a pork slouvaki... NOPE! Couple of pieces of pork served on a platter, no pita bread... sad!
My partner ordered a chicken panini NOPE! It was a chicken hero...sad!
Would I go there in an absolute emergency- maybe. It’s sad because where they are located has such a limited variety they could really do well. All I can say is give it a try... maybe they have upped their game since I was there.
4.5 based on 114 reviews
This happens to be my wife's favorite restaurant, so we are there quite often for family occasions. The food and service are both excellent. Helen, the owner, is extremely friendly and accommodating. Everything is fresh and delicious. From the pita bread, to the tzatziki sauce, to the salads and appetizers, they are all delicious. Make sure to try the keftides (greek meatballs) and the cheeses flamed at your table with brandy. All the entrees are also delicious. This is a spot not to be missed.
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