Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park
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Please note that due to limited indoor space and the uncertainty of weather, indoor/outdoor seating is sat on a first come first serve basis. If you have a preference as to inside/outside or a specific area of the restaurant please call the restaurant directly at (732)571-7900 and we will do our best to accommodate you. Thank you in advance for your understanding and we look forward to serving you.
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asparagus / capers / bottarga / lemon oil
fregola primavera / cool lemon-basil yogurt
goat cheese panna cotta / fuji apple / vin cotta
My recommendation comes with a caveat. The restaurant is very nice. The decor and scenery are outstanding. Seems to have a great bar scene. A to the dining. My wife and I shared an order of General Tsao's calamari. Very well sauced and tasty. For dinner with both had a ( $42)veal chop parmesan. The chop was enormous and very tender. But, it was overpowered by a rather bitter tomato sauce. It came with a side order of well cooked pasta which also had the same sauce. If we go again I think the bar and appetizers would be our choice. I really was disappointed. I have been looking forward to visiting Blu Grotto. but, was a bit unhappy with the food.
The 3/$33 deal for March was outstanding!!! Dinner was fabulous!!
Always an enjoyable delicious meal. They never disappoint & the service is ALWAYS to perfection!
The veal parm was delicious
Birthday. Surprised with desert with csndle
What a great place! The ambiance, the food and the service. The only reason we didn't give them 5 Stars was due to the bar. They didn't have a bourbon listed on the menu and the mixed drinks were just okay. We will differently be back!
The food and service was excellent. It’s a beautiful restaurant
Brunch was delicious! The room is sunny and warm and our service was very good! I enjoyed the eggs benny and the frittata was huge! The cheese station was awesome! Loved it!
The food is delicious! The staff is very nice and friendly and the decor of the restaurant makes you feel like you are in a fancy and special place. It’s a great place for date night or small dinner party as they have a private wine cellar. We had a party of 12 in the wine cellar for my husband’s birthday and it was a great experience!
Very nice low-key Valentines Day dinner. Filet was tender and cooked just right.
We've eaten at Blu Grotto many times and I always enjoy the food and service. This most recent visit didn't disappoint. It was Valentine's Day and the service and food was wonderful. If there was any complaint at all it would be that the holiday menu was not that different from the special menu they normally have yet it was about twice the price. I guess understandable since it was a holiday. Otherwise thoroughly enjoyed my cocktail and food and would recommend this restaurant.
SALAD HAD TOO MUCH DRESSING. SHRIMP WAS TOO SPICY. CHICKEN WAS TOUGH. BUT DESSERT WAS MARVELOUS
Excellent food, service and atmosphere!!
Amazing food, service was amazing, can’t wait to return
Overall it was a nice night out and good restaurant. The server seemed somewhat uninterested in our table and we started off being given Valentine's Day menus (on Feb 8th). Most of the food and drinks were very good, but the description of one of the specials totally didn't match what came out. I would like to see what the place is like in peak season so I would go back again.
Our reservation was at 5:30pm. Not to busy at this time on a Saturday night. The food was outstanding. The 3 course meal is a great special before 6:30. The tables were filling up after 6:pm. The waiter staff was pleasant and accommodating. Just a fantastic dinner out.
Always a fabulous meal!
One of my favorite places. The staff are extremely nice and treat regulars the way they should. Really a top notch place for dining.
Love the place! Great food and employees. They go out of their way to assist you.
Great food , great staff. Can’t wait to go back. Food was delicious.
Excellent scene whether at bar watching game on on a date in dining room.
Very nice atmosphere, food was great., service was excellent.
Such a beautiful restaurant with great food! Love this place! Already have another reservation to introduce your amazing restaurant, to friends who've never been there!
Blu Grotto is a real local gem. The setting of the dining room and decor is beautiful and marries well with the upscale food choices. The prix fix lunch specials during most of the year are an actual bargain and are nicely composed. Would definitely impress any guests to the area - as long as the close proximity to a betting machine and TV's in the bar area for simulcast and live horse racing doesn't offend. The bar also overlooks two quite proper mini-golf courses. The restaurant sits on acreage owned by Monmouth Park
We went there for New Years Eve. * If they don’t want to give decent service and provide a decent value, perhaps better to close for the holiday.
Made a reservation on Open Table. No mention of prix fix menu, but no problem. We get there at 915pm and there is a note on the menu that 6-9pm seating is $50. 7-10pm seating is $75.
For the extra $25, they gave nothing. No party favors, no champagne, not even coffee was included. Ok. Personally I have never seen an up charge for a later seating.
Person who waited on us was not dressed as a waitress. She seemed dressed like a manager or something else.
I have eaten there once before. Shrimp cocktail were huge. This time They gave us 3 small shrimp. Appetizer was good- Calamari.
We both had steaks - they were ok. No vegetables or starch included, just a steak. Felt like I was at a cheap wedding meal.
We ordered coffee, it arrived at 10:30 PM. Up until that time they were constantly asking us if we were done or we needed anything. Once we got the coffee we did not see a waitress or anyone for 30 minutes. Several times our waitress ran by our table never looked at us and kept going. Finally someone came by and cleared our plates. The people next to us had all dirty plates on their table for over 20 minutes as did we. The restaurant was not crowded at all. Very few tables. At 11 o’clock I asked for our check. I had to ask another manager. He brought it right away and took $20 off immediately. It was almost as if he knew something was wrong. Then it took another 15 minutes for someone to come by and take my credit card! We never spoke or saw the waitress again, she never came to our table again. I paid the bill and as we walked out the manager handed me a gift card for $50. That was nice but I really don’t know if we will go back there ever again. We were made to feel like we did something wrong and it was a holiday which they pretty much ruined it for us. And I felt ripped off for the $150 charge for dinner.
Let me first say that I am a BIG fan of Blue Grotto. Food is always of high quality and services is clearly important to them. So this review is specific to the pre-fix menu New Years Eve experience. For $75/per person I expected a bit more. Instead we got less. The dishes were selected scaled down versions of what they normally serve. For example, for the first course we chose the Caesar salad and it was smaller and did not have the delicious white anchovies they usually serve. We all ate every leaf. The second course (dinners) while delicious had little or in some cases no side vegetable at all. Bread did not come to the table so we had to ask for some. For desert, all dishes were small which I normally prefer (if we even order desert) but on this day we were still hungry. So I will be back to Blue Grotto for sure, but not when they have a pre-fix menu. This restaurant is well managed and I believe they read the reviews so I send this very respectfully for their consideration.
We LOVE having New Year’s Eve dinner at Blu Grotto. Food is fabulous and the ambiance is perfect!
Excellent food , service and ambiance. Well worth a visit
My stay at the grotto was very relaxing. I was there meeting a few of my closest friends. The service was very good the food was very good and the ambience was set up nicely for Christmas. We stayed there chatting for about almost 2 hours and nobody tried to rush us out. I will absolutely go back there again
Was there on Sunday night, and it was a lovely evening! Everyone enjoyed their dinner and our sever was outstanding! Such a beautiful setting!
Nice place with good service and decent food.
Great food and atmosphere. Had a wonderful time!
Blu Grotto is one of our favorites. The food, service and ambiance are excellent. Good portions. Great menu.
Interesting ambiance. Adequate menu, Service is friendly and helpful.
Great food and excellent services. This has been some of the best Italian food that my wife and I have had since moving to New Jersey. We would highly recommend going here and will definitely be back in the future ourselves.
We are very pleased the restaurant is excellent as well as the food.
Sunday brunch is excellent and a great way to spend time with your family. You can order a select number of items off of a menu which is served fresh and hot.
What a diamond in the rough the Blu Grotto is. Four of us went to brunch not knowing what to expect. We were greeted with beautiful atrium like seating. The grounds outside were amazing to look at through the floor to ceiling windows. You had the choice of eating off of the buffet and/or ordering off of the menu from the kitchen. We each tried something different off of the menu and tried most of the items on the buffet. We had a choice of complimentary bloody Mary's, bellinis, or mimosas. The price was all inclusive per person. We left full and pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. 5 stars!!
Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park is rated 4.3 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.
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