Wed–Fri, 11:30AM– 11 PM; Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun, 4–9
PM. Live jazz Tues–Sat. $$/$$$. AX, D, DC, MC,
V. G ; I
Gaetano’s; 10 Wallace St, Red Bank (732-741-1321).
Italian cuisine, featuring homemade pasta, seafood,
veal and chicken dishes. L—Mon–Sat, 11 AM– 3 PM.
D—Mon–Thurs, 4–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 4–11 PM; Sun,
1–9 PM (dinner only). $$. AX, MC, V. G ;
Il Fornetto Trattoria 448 Rt 9, Englishtown (732-
972-6663). Italian cuisine. D—Mon–Fri, 11 AM– 10 PM;
Sat and Sun, 11 AM– 11 PM. AX, D, MC, V. GI
The Mill; 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights
(732-449-1800). New American cuisine, featuring shrimp cocktail, filet mignon and “Old
Mill” cheesecake. L—Tues–Sat, noon–2: 30 PM.
D—Tues–Sat, 2: 30 PM–CLOSE.; Sun, 4 PM–CLOSE.
Brunch—Sun, 11 AM– 3 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. G
Molly Pitcher Inn; 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank
(732-747-2500). American cuisine, featuring lobster
and avocado martini, certified-Angus New York
sirloin and tequila-marinated skirt steak. Jackets
required after 5 PM. L—Mon–Sat, 11: 30 AM– 3
PM. D—Sun–Thurs, 5–9 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–10 PM.
Brunch—Sun, 11 AM and 1: 30 PM seatings. $$$.
AX, DC, MC, V. G ; I
Moonstruck;517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park (732-
988-0123). American-Mediterranean cuisine, featuring seafood linguine, filet mignon and Asian
shrimp. D—Wed–Thurs, Sun, 4–10 PM; Fri and Sat,
4–11 PM. $$-$$$. AX, MC, V. G ;
Nicholas 160 Rt 35 South, Red Bank (732-345-
9977). New American and vegetarian cuisine, featuring lobster sous vide, braised pulled suckling
pig and warm gingerbread with apple compote.
D—Sun–Thurs, 5:30–9: 30 PM; Fri and Sat, 5: 30–
10: 30 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V. G ; I
Pascal & Sabine 601 Bangs Ave, Asbury Park
(732-774-3395). French cuisine, featuring cheese
and charcuterie, coq au vin and bone-in Berkshire
pork chop. L—Mon–Fri, 11 AM– 4 PM. D— 5–10 PM.
Brunch—Sat and Sun, 11 AM– 4 PM. AX, D, MC,
V. GI ; (;;; 6/14)
Pastaio 1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake (732-359-8177).
Italian cuisine, featuring ricotta gnocchi, meatballs
and gelato. L—Tues–Sun, noon– 2 PM. D—Tues–
Sun, 5–10 PM. MC, V. GI (;;½ 6/13)
Piccola Italia 837 Wark Ave, Ocean (732-493-
3090). Innovative Italian, featuring house-made
gnocchi, day-boat sea scallops and short ribs. L—
Tues–Fri, noon– 4 PM. D—Mon–Sun, 5 PM–close.
AX, D, MC, V. GI
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant 100
Ocean Ave North, Long Branch (732-870-1200).
Featuring continental cuisine with seafood flair.
Raw bar. L—Mon-Sat, 11: 30–4 PM; Sun, 11: 30 AM– 3
PM. D—Mon-Thurs, 4–9 PM; Fri and Sat, 4–10 PM;
Sun, 4–9 PM. AX, D, MC, V, DC. GI
Salt Creek Grille; 4 Bingham Ave, Rumson
(732-933-9272). American cuisine, featuring mes-quite-grilled hand-cut steaks, fresh fish and gourmet salads. D—Sun–Thurs, 5–10 PM; Fri and Sat,
5–11 PM. Brunch—Sun, 11 AM–2: 30 PM. $$-$$$.
AX, MC, V, D, DC. G ; I
Schneider’s Restaurant;801 Main St, Avon-
by -the-Sea (732-775-1265). German-American
fare, featuring German potato pancakes, sauer-
braten, and apple strudel. Tues–Thurs, 11 AM– 8
PM; Fri and Sat, 11 AM– 9 PM. AX, D, DC, MC,
V, ; BYO
Shipwreck Grill;720 Ashley Ave, Brielle (732-
292-9380). Seafood, featuring pistachio-crusted
grouper, seared tuna and whole poached pear. D—
Mon–Thurs, 5–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun,
4–10 PM. $$$. AX, D, MC, V. G ; I
Sirena; 27 Ocean Ave, Long Branch (732-222-
1119). Italian cuisine, featuring crab cakes, pappardelle Bolognese and apple tart. L—Mon–Fri,
noon– 3 PM. D—Mon–Fri, 4–10 PM; Sat, 4 PM–
midnight; Sun, 1–9 PM. $$$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. G ;I
Squan Tavern; 15 Broad St, Manasquan (732-
223-3324). Italian cuisine, featuring make-your-own pizza, pasta dishes and steaks. Tues–Thurs,
11–11 PM. Fri and Sat, 11 AM–midnight; Sun, noon–
10 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V. G ;
Tim McLoone’s Supper Club 1200 Ocean
Ave, Asbury Park (732-774-1155). New American
cuisine, featuring duck confit salad, beef tenderloin, chicken breast in balsamic vinegar and live
big-band music. Mon–Sat, 11 AM– 11 PM; Sun, 10: 30
AM– 10 PM. $$$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. G ;I
Tre Amici;628 Ocean Ave, Long Branch (732-
571-8922). Italian cuisine, featuring filet mignon
carpaccio, pan-seared scallops and pecan pie. D—
Mon–Thurs, 5–9PM; Fri and Sat, 5–10PM, Sun, 4–9
PM. $$$. AX, D, MC, DC V. ; BYO (;;½ 9/13)
Undici; 11 West River Rd, Rumson (732-842-
3880). Italian cuisine, featuring housemade pasta.
L—Mon–Fri, noon– 4 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 4–10
PM; Fri and Sat, 4–11 PM; Sun, 4–9 PM. $$$. AX,
The Bernards Inn; 27 Mine Brook Rd,
Bernardsville (908-766-0002). New American
cuisine, featuring sweet potato ravioli, pheasant
roulade and upside down-inside out pumpkin pie.
L—Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM–2: 30 PM; Sun, 1–4 PM. D—
Mon–Thurs 5: 30–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5:30–10: 30
PM. Breakfast, Mon–Fri, 6: 30 AM– 10 AM; Sun buffet, 10 AM– 1 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V, D. ; I
Bistro Seven. Three 73 Minebrook Rd,
Bernardsville (908-766-7400). Global eclectic
cuisine, featuring house-made manicotti, ahi
tuna and grilled hanger steak. L—Tues–Sat, 11: 30
AM– 3 PM; Sun, 4–9 PM. D—Tues–Sat, 5–10 PM; Sat,
3–11 PM, Sun, 12–9 PM. $$$. AX, MC, D, V. BYO ;
Da Filippo’s 132 E Main St, Somerville (908-
218-0110). Italian cuisine, featuring salmon tartare and fresh domestic cod. Entertainment—Fri
and Sat evenings. L—Mon–Fri, noon–2: 30 PM. D—
Mon–Sat, 5–9:30PM. $$. AX, MC, V. BYO ;
Focacceria Ristorante; 26 Church St, Liberty
Corner (908-604-2440). New American/Italian
cuisine, featuring calamari, black linguine with
crabmeat, and chocolate crêpes with strawberries. L—Tues–Fri, 11: 30 AM– 3 PM. D—Tues–Sat,
5–10 PM; Sun, 4–9 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. BYO
Gladstone Tavern;273 Main Street, Gladstone
(908-234-9055). Seasonal American cuisine, featuring seared salmon, rack of lamb and peanut
butter parfait. L—11: 30 AM–2: 30 PM. D— 5–10 PM.
Tavern menu, 11 AM– 11 PM. $/$$$. AX, D, MC, V.
Mockingbird Cafe; 60 S Finley Ave, Basking
Ridge (908-766-1106). American cuisine, featuring
Oysters Bingo, quail and crabcakes. B–Tues–Fri,
7: 30–11 AM; Sat, 8–11 AM. L—Tues–Fri, 11: 30 AM– 3
PM; Sat, noon– 3 PM. D—Thurs–Sat 5: 30–9 PM; Sun,
4–9 PM. $$. AX, MC, V. BYO
Ninety Acres 2 Main St, Peapack-Gladstone
(908-901-9500). New American cuisine, featuring
pumpernickel-crusted salmon, Barnegat scallops and apple-filled doughnuts with cardamom
ice cream and candied ginger. D—Tues–Thurs,
5: 30–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–11 PM; Sun, 4–9 PM.
Sun, lunch buffet, noon–1: 30 PM. $$$. AX, MC,
Pluckemin Inn;359 Rt 206 S, Bedminster (908-
658-9292). American cuisine, featuring duck
confit salad, boneless Berkshire pork chop and
milk chocolate and peanut tart. L—Mon–Fri, 11: 30
AM– 2 PM. D—Mon–Fri, 5: 30–10 PM; Sat, 5–10 PM;
Sun, 5–8 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V. G ; I
Rue Noir;73205 Route 22 E, Branchburg (908-
253-6700). Steak house, featuring clams in wine
sauce, filet mignon and duck. L—Tues–Fri, 11
AM– 4 PM. D—Tues–Thurs, 4–10 PM; Fri and Sat, 4
PM–midnight. Sat and Sun, 11 AM– 2 PM. $$$. AX,
MC, V. (; 8/13)
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2401 Atlantic Avenue
Hours: Daily, 7 AM to 3 PM
Style: A diner straight out of central
Casting: red stools, red seats, chrome and
laminate tables. Ozzie’s has been a popular
luncheonette in this Shore community since
1952. Bring the family and a hearty appetite.
Don’t Miss: For breakfast, served all day,
Ozzie’s Belgium waffle ($6.59) comes with
one topping; choose bananas, strawberries,
blueberries or chocolate chips. Other favorites include crunchy-Granola French toast
($8.79) and Maddie’s Banana Jacks ($7.29).
More than a dozen omelets are offered, starting at $7.29. Lunch choices include chicken
or beef cheese steaks ($8.95); Ozzie’s burger
($9.95) topped with pico de gallo, provolone
and guacamole; Alex’s tuna melt ($9.79) on
a toasted English muffin; and a wide range
of sandwiches and wraps. Salad highlights
include Thai grilled chicken salad ($11.99)
and Ozzie’s chopped salad with artichokes,
bell peppers and cucumbers ($10.29). Grab a
milk shake ($6.79) for dessert.
Heads Up: Ozzie’s does not accept credit
The Scoop: In warm weather, Ozzie’s
outdoor seating provides an ideal spot to
see and be seen on this main thoroughfare.
Expect a wait on summer weekends, especially for brunch.