Red Bank Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Red Bank

April 14, 2018 Margarita Chappel

Red Bank is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, incorporated in 1908 and located on the Navesink River, the area's original transportation route to the ocean and other ports. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a population of 12,206, reflecting an increase of 362 (+3.1%) from the 11,844 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,208 (+11.4%) from the 10,636 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Red Bank

1. JBJ's Soul Kitchen

207 Monmouth St, Toms River, NJ, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1146 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 732-731-1414
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 126 reviews

JBJ's Soul Kitchen

Reviewed By Diane F - Red Bank, NJ

The cuisine is delicious! Best salmon with wild rice and sautéed mushrooms that I have ever enjoyed! The butternut squash soup was heavenly! My friend's mushroom soup was amazing! And the blueberry crumb cake dessert was "to die for"! The service and the ambience are impeccable we will definitely return very soon!

2. Nicholas

160 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 52 - SGD 79 +1 732-345-9977
Excellent
74%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Nicholas

Reviewed By Rob K - Highlands, New Jersey

We had the Fall tasting menu, ordering one of both dishes so we could both have a taste of each dish. All the dishes were beautifully presented and by and large very tasty. (not hugely impressed by the vaunted Pumpkin Soup--it seemed bland.) The ambiance is very pleasant and the staff provided attentive service. Nahum was excellent and even the young lady who swept away the crumbs from the tablecloth was personable. If you want to impress a date or make a loved feel cherished, this is the place to go in the Red Bank area.

3. Pazzo Restaurant

141 W Front St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-6418 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 26 - SGD 39 +1 732-747-4551
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 295 reviews

Pazzo Restaurant

Reviewed By barfoot164 - Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Dinner for two on a Saturday Night...reservation was delayed twenty minutes...not that big of a deal. Food was good, we both had the specials of the evening, and they were good. The crab cakes as appetizers though....were horrible. They looked and tasted like the frozen crab cakes you get at Shoprite. Stay away from these. And service could definitely be better. The place was just OK...if you know what I mean...nothing special. There are so many better restaurants in the Red Bank area..that I think this will be a one stop place.

4. Birravino

183 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1015 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Brew Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 732-842-5990
Excellent
42%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 303 reviews

Birravino

Reviewed By daves27 - NY, NY

We (party of 6) had dinner here on a beautiful Saturday night. They had our reservation, and we were seated promptly at a nice corner by the window. Our server Dan was friendly and told us the specials, took our drink order, and we setlled in.

Food: The White pizza we shared as an appetizer was amazing! Perfect flavors on a dough that was just the right combination of crispy and chewy.. Absolutely delicious!

One of the best Caprese's I've ever had...

Chicken Parm was great as well, nice crisp breading under the sauce & cheese... and the rigatoni was homemade and cooked the way you wish for at most other places!

Steak was cooked perfectly and delicious too...

Gnocchi special was great as well as the ravioli for our vegetarian.

So if everything was so good - - what was the problem?

IT WAS SO FREAKING LOUD IN THAT DINING ROOM YOU COULDN'T HEAR IT IF A VOLCANO ERUPTED BY THE BAR!

*Ahem*

This is has to be able to be fixed guys... just put up some sound-soak on the ceiling or something..anything...PLEASE?

So to sum up, this is a GREAT RESTAURANT with a GREAT STAFF and GREAT FOOD! (Just learn American Sign Language before you go...)

5. The Robinson's Ale House

26 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1948 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 732-383-8219
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 145 reviews

The Robinson's Ale House

Reviewed By jello692017 - Hampton, New Hampshire

This is a good pop in restaurant. Good sandwiches, priced right, and plentuhul. Good salads and big selection of beer. We had our dogs with us, so we sat at there outside patio in front, which is great for people watching. Service was very good.

6. Good Karma Cafe

17 E Front St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1822 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 732-450-8344
Excellent
46%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Good Karma Cafe

Reviewed By b d - sparta, nj

Loved this funky little place - we lucked into a table. Both had salads - one buffalo chicken (tempeh) and the other gado gado - both $12 and both incredibly delicious. I LOVED the cilantro peanut dressing on the gado gado salad. Something for everyone here unless you are looking for meat.

7. Danish Cafe

2 Bridge Ave, The Galleria, Red Bank, NJ 07701-4604 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Scandinavian, Danish, European Breakfast, Lunch +1 732-268-7365
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Danish Cafe

Reviewed By lionsandlynx - Montreal, Canada

I recently had lunch here before a matinee at Two Rivers across the street. The place had many full tables but not all of them were full. We found a table easily. We ordered without waiting in line, and the cashier was very pleasant. And then it all fell apart. We waited a very long time for two sandwiches and a cheese plate...a cheese plate that clearly could have been prepared ahead of time (and was comprised mostly of cheese cubes from CostCo). When my guest noted to the waitress that 25 minutes was a long time to wait for a sandwich, the waitress replied very sarcastically...it's not like we're back there not doing anything...we are busy you know....the sandwiches were good by the way, but the service was snide and completely inappropriate. I was shocked by the rudeness.

8. Via45

45 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1902 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner SGD 28 - SGD 59 +1 732-450-9945
Excellent
71%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Via45

via45 is a rustic italian eatery. We offer vegetarian, vegan and Gluten-Free choices. each plate is offered to guests according to their preference and dietary restrictions. all foods are prepared "in the moment".the hand written menu changes every day...desserts are all "house-made". Seasonal outdoor seating, pets welcome on sidewalk,, sit and relax....share your stories. Let La Via Dolce Caterers host your special moments...at our table or yours.

Reviewed By 68braveheart - Manalapan, New Jersey

My favorite restaurant never disappoints. Lauren and Claudette keep it fresh while maintaining crowd favorites. Their salads are the best and slight variations on our visits are welcomed. The pork chop is the best around. It’s simple, perfectly cooked and literally makes you wanting more, even though you cannot possibly eat anymore do to it size! Somehow, however, you choose one of those outrageous deserts and some fresh coffee to prolong a perfect dining experience. Oh, let’s not forget their incredible staff who are always ready to assist you and assure a happy experience.
Via 45 is not cheap nor can you grab a meal in half an hour. That’s why we enjoy it so much. Bring some wine and soak in the ambiance of being welcomed to their table.

9. B2 Bistro and Bar

141 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1257 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 52 +1 732-268-8555
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

B2 Bistro and Bar

Free of formality and artifice, B2 Bistro +Bar is the perfect destination for everyone from hip, socially-connected Millennials to discerning, worldly Boomers. We offer a casual, welcoming atmosphere, an exceptional menu, an active and well-stocked bar, and fabulous service and hospitality. Based on the popular bistro-style cooking in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and other Mediterranean countries, B2's culinary focal point is our wood burning oven where many of our dishes are prepared, in particular, our specialty pizzas. B2 provides an eclectic and well-priced wine list, a continuously rotating selection of 16 craft draft beers, and a raft of exceptionally crafted cocktails. We specialize in barrel aging spirits and using only fresh seasonal fruit in our drinks. Come Join us for Happy Hour! Weekdays from 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 PM- 7:00 PM, and Sundays ALL DAY! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed By KimD7 - Red Bank, New Jersey

B2 Bistro was a great experience. Menu design and atmosphere lived up to the billing. A very warm and pleasant atmosphere. There was something on the menu for everyone. From the staple burger to the more adventorous head cheese (amazing by the way)

The only complaint I would have, that is not really a complaint, would be the charcuterie platter. If you are going to advertise a bit of everything. It should provide a bit of everything. Especially if you have already requested to have the liver pate. Not only was it not included but when we questioned the staff they did not accommodate by remedying the situation. This would have been a 5 except for this minor hiccup.

I will be coming back to the Red Bank location and will be visiting the new Point Pleasant location as well.

10. Dublin House Pub & Restaurant

30 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1627 Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 732-747-6699
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Dublin House Pub & Restaurant

Reviewed By Robert S - Holmdel

Very relaxing afternoon enjoying Dublin House’s bar while watching the world go by on Monmouth Street. Good lunch menu too including a few Irish specialties. Service was only ok, but everything else made up for it (seemed like waitress was only in low gear and cranky) Still...GO!

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