Our ears perk up when we hear our readers’ favorite places for dinner and drinks. Here’s what they said:
The Mix. Martini bar. It’s a mixed crowd; not too young, not too old. Bartenders treat you like royalty.
Long Branch, 732.923.9100
Watermark. Upscale lounge, great martinis
Asbury Park, 732.455.3447
Riverhouse. Great to sit outside in the summer and watch the fireworks on Thursdays.
Dublin House. Nice for a Sunday afternoon.
Red Bank, 732.747.6699
Downtown Cafe. Another good one for a Sunday afternoon.
Red Bank, 732.741.7004
David Burke Fromagerie. When money is no object.
Stella Marina. Go for the views and food.
Asbury Park, 732.775.7776
Mister C’s Beach Bistro. Ideal for a first date. Make it a ritual to watch the moon rise.
Salt Creek Grille. Two words: short ribs (plus, it’s right on the water)
Casa Solar. Very tasty, but pricey for what you get.
Moon Struck. Every other Sunday, get a drink and appetizer and sit by the piano on the first floor.
Farrells. For the Irish in you.
Point Pleasant Beach, 732.892.2090