I love to eat out and I’m pretty certain there must be a gene for it because it runs in my family. I love to read menus and see all of the choices. There’s nothing like sitting down and having delicious food dance through your imagination. Sitting down and breaking bread and perhaps having a cocktail with friends and family is one of the most relaxing things. That being said, the 2nd annual New Jersey Restaurant Week begins on Sunday, September 19th and runs through September 25 and I’m pretty psyched. The event is sponsored by the New Jersey Restaurant Association in an effort to bolster the restaurant business in the state, support the “Jersey Fresh” local food movement and to encourage tourism.
Participating restaurants are offering one of the following promotions: 20% off the check (doesn’t include tax, gratuities or alcoholic beverages), complimentary dessert and coffee or a $35.00 price fixed 3 course menu featuring Jersey Fresh. The complete list of participating restaurants can be found on http://www.dineoutnj.com/. There is also a voucher you need to print and bring with you to take advantage of these offers which you can find here.
We’ve got some great rates at the Comfort Inn Middletown-Red Bank since the “season” has ended. Come stay with us and take advantage of some great eats while you’re here. I’ll give a run down of the participating restaurants nearest to the hotel. We’d love to see you and will gladly provide you with directions to your destination of choice. Here is a link to a Google Map I put together to show you the locations on the map in relation to the hotel.
David Burke Fromagerie is located in Rumson and features a modern american menu. The word “fromagerie” is French (yes I had to look it up) and means “cheese shop” or “cheese making farm”. The menu features a diverse number of options that should suit tastes of all kinds. They are offering the $35 price fixed menu.
Doris and Ed’s Restaurant in Highlands serves contemporary american seafood. The Highlands is situated right next to beautiful Sandy Hook. Jim Filip, owner and operator rises before dawn, drives to Manhattan’s famed Fulton Fish Market and carefully hand-selects only the most outstanding catch of the day just for you. Doris and Ed’s is open for Dinner and they are offering the $35 price fixed menu.
Gaetano’s Restaurant is located in downtown Red Bank has a great Italian menu. In addition to the restaurant they offer a market and off-site catering. They are offering 20% off the check with the exception of Saturdays for lunch and dinner. In addition to great food, they teach you how to make it with adult and kids cooking classes.
Harborside Grill and the Wine Bar on festive First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands serves American cuisine. Outdoor dining on the porch is available until October. The 20% off offer is available for dinner. The Harborside is within walking distance of the SeaStreak ferry dock and is a quick 40 minute trip from Manhattan.
Raven and the Peach is in Fair Haven and serves Progressive American/Fine Dining fare. Located on River Road, it is the closest restaurant on this list to the hotel. The $35 price fixed menu is available for dinner.
Torcello Restaurant in Red Bank serving fine Italian food Tuesday through Sunday every week. The 20% discount is available for dinner only.
I have a very busy week coming up but I’m hoping to get out and take advantage of eating at these great restaurants. If you’ve eaten at any of the place I’ve listed above and have reader recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated. Come back and leave your feedback on NJ Restaurant Week too, I’d love to hear what you think. Drop a line in the comments below.
I loaded the map into Slideshare and I hope it’s easier to view and print.