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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Monmouth

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Monmouth? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Trama's Trattoria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2179)
$31 to $50
Italian
Long Branch
About the restaurant
Trama's Trattoria is an Italian eatery located in the West End area of Long Branch, NJ. Chef Trama has a strong following with food and wine aficionados due to his fierce commitment to quality, consistency and attention to detail. Chef Trama uses the highest-quality local, farm to table ingredients according to the seasons when they are at their optimum taste.
Top review
luvgoodfoodvip
Dined 4 days ago
Our drinks, food and service were amazing as usual and we cannot wait until we dine here again.
A photo of 618 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5478)
$30 and under
American
Freehold
About the restaurant
Top 1% of restaurants in the world
Ranked #32 most romantic restaurants in the United States
*Reservation times are not guaranteed. As a high-volume restaurant we will do our best to accommodate you as close to that time as possible

The 618 experience doesn't have to end after dessert. Bring a piece of 618 home with you or send it to family & friends. We offer an array of our signature items such as an Espresso Martini Candle, Decanter sets or the most comfortable sweatshirt you'll ever own!

*** https://www.618nj.com/618athome ***


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful experience at 618. It was my first time. The ambience is a warm rustic modern. My salmon was expertly prepared and the mussels special is a must have. Finally, the experience was topped off by friendly and attentive service. Big thank you to John N for a top notch service experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 😊! I will be back.
A photo of R Bar - Asbury Park restaurant
4.9
4.9 (961)
$31 to $50
American
Asbury Park
About the restaurant
Welcome to RBar - Asbury Park, Be Nice or Leave.

Reservations for First Floor Dining Room and Bar Only. Call for parties of 5 or more.

Upstairs Greenhouse & Balcony: Full Bar & Food Service When Open……First Come, First Served.

R Yard: Full Service When Open…..First Come, First Served.

Top review
Deborah
Dined 2 days ago
Our first visit to RBar and definitely not our last. The New Orlean's inspired restaurant hit the mark in all areas - the food was delicious (I especially loved the Ceaser Salad with quinoa and our server's suggestion of Blue Crab Beignets did not miss. Pork Chops got very high marks- ) - the artisanal slushy Bourbon drink was perfect. Service was excellent. And the Monday night residency of the Ocean Ave Stompers at Rbar is a must for anyone who wants the whole Bourbon St experience without a plane ride to NOLA!
A photo of d'jeet restaurant
4.8
4.8 (362)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Red Bank
About the restaurant
"d'jeet?"asked Grandpa
to everyone who walked through his door in hopes of sharing a homecooked meal, a token of his love. And so, food came to represent family, friends and memories. Our passion is to relish in the delight of providing people with food they can feel good about, cooking traditions passed down from our ancestors to bring you natural, flavorful foods using seasonal and local ingredients.

Top review
Ghia
Dined on 30 Mar 2024
Food was absolutely incredible. Service was not up to par as it usually is
A photo of La Cipollina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (800)
$30 and under
Italian
Freehold
About the restaurant
Zagat review: After three decades, this dependable (if hard-to-find) Freehold Italian BYO maintains its old-world ways with a classic menu of quality items served by an excellent dining room team. The elegant decor lends it special-occasion status.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
My experience at La Cipollina was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment I arrived until I left, I felt welcomed and pampered by the food and the service. I highly recommend it!
A photo of The Grand Tavern restaurant
4.9
4.9 (944)
$31 to $50
American
Neptune
About the restaurant
Beef, fat, butter and cream. Isn’t life Grand?
#beeffatbutterandcream
#isntlifegrand

Top review
FredBvip
Dined 7 days ago
Great little spot. The small plates are outstanding. Roasted oysters, arancini and salad were wonderful. The sauce with the rice balls was very authentic. The kitchen staff has got some chops. More than some. Great service. Pleasant and helpful.
A photo of Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5570)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Long Branch
About the restaurant
Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is a unique dining experience since Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, a unique dining experience since 1995, has a picturesque location on the famous New Jersey Shore in historical Long Branch. A huge bi-level outdoor deck brings diners even closer to the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. The decor is truly designed to give patrons a sense of closeness to the sea.

Rooney’s provides innovative, diverse dishes with the concept of fresh seafood at the heart of its cuisine. The menus at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant continually change to offer a different dining experience at each and every visit to this exciting oceanfront restaurant. The stylish architecture, relaxed setting and creative menus make this year-round oceanfront restaurant a favorite on the Jersey Shore

It's a big ocean...someone has to embrace it.

Top review
Toad
Dined 2 days ago
Always so good, and waiter went above and beyond..
A photo of The Greek Spot - Manalapan restaurant
4.7
4.7 (27)
$30 and under
Greek
Manalapan
About the restaurant
New in The Andee Plaza right here in Manalapan! Authentic Greek cuisine!! Take Out or Eat In BYOB welcome !!
Top review
ThomasI
Dined 5 days ago
Always a great meal and service experience even for a busy evening! This is our go-to local and worth it!
A photo of Assaggini di Roma - Hazlet restaurant
4.8
4.8 (515)
$30 and under
Italian
Hazlet
About the restaurant
Located in Hazlet NJ. Serving fresh Italian favorites with our own signature dishes. Make a reservation today to try the best Italian in the area!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 Apr 2024
We booked a reservation via Open Table yet, upon arrival had to wait 20+ minutes for our table to be ready. It was very crowded and no foyer area to wait. The owner was very apologetic and accommodating once we were seated. I enjoyed my main course of Chilean Sea Bass & my husband enjoyed his steak. My daughters liked their pasta dishes; although, one didn’t find the gravy remarkable and the other said her dish was overly cheesy. Overall, we all enjoyed our dinner and gave ADR 4 out of 5 stars. Again, the owner was a very kind and lovey person.
A photo of Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (999)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Freehold
About the restaurant
For Lunch Reservations Tuesday-Friday, please call us directly!

Chef Ash introduces Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant. Our menu brings together many splendid cuisines, such as Italian, Spanish, French, Moroccan and Greek. With such a diverse menu, we look to please all palates, from the casual diner to the most sophisticated foodie. Our goal is to ensure that the presentation, cuisine and service foster an equally accessible atmosphere to everyone Lemon will be the ideal spot for any occasion! Gluten free menu available.

Top review
Rxman1941
Dined 5 days ago
Everything was perfect. Great food great service couldn’t ask for anything better.
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