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Local Favorites to Wine, Dine

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. Brielle, 732.528.7000

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. Rumson, 732.842.8088

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. Allenhurst, 732.531.3665

Salt Creek Grille. Two words: short ribs (plus, it’s right on the water) Rumson, 732.933.9272

Casa Solar. Very tasty, but pricey for what you get. Belmar, 732.556.1144

Moon Struck. Every other Sunday, get a drink and appetizer and sit by the piano on the first floor. Asbury, 732.988.0123

Farrells. For the Irish in you. Point Pleasant Beach, 732.892.2090


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