Fare: New American (Coastal Cuisine)
Food Quality: 2/12 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Great ambiance, a trendy, nautical setting with scenic waterfront views.
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy creative, healthy food preparations in a setting with scenic waterfront views.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a casual, BYOB setting with traditional American comfort food.
Recommended dishes: When available, For starters the Vegetarian Jersey Corn Agnolotti prepared with corn and mascarpone stuffing, corn nage, and crispy mushrooms. For an entree, the Pistachio Crusted Yellow fin Tuna with watermelon radish slaw, toasted blood orange couscous, and Yuzu aioli: And The Dry Aged Prime NY Strip with charred corn risotto and grilled asparagus.
Liquor: Full Service bar with a good selection of cocktails, draft beers, and wines by the glass. Bar scene is vibrant
26 West on the Navesink is popular with diners who enjoy fresh coastal cuisine in a trendy, scenic waterfront setting.
Opened in June, 2017, this Nantucket Yacht Club themed restaurant is owned and operated by Vince Gifford and Gregory Milano and daughter Mikaela, have teamed up with Executive Chef Meg LaManna to introduce a welcomed addition to the Red bank dining scene.
Chef LaManna received her formal culinary education at the Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park. Her restaurant credentials include working in the kitchens Tao in New York City & Bonefish grill in Brick town, 709 in Pt Pleasant, and several Florida restaurants including the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, Fl. Prior to coming to 26 West, Chef LaManna ran the kitchen at The Garden at GVP in North Bay Village, FL.
Chef Lamanna serves a seasonally changing menu that features creative preparations of seafood oriented, coastal cuisine using locally sourced ingredients with emphasis on organic micro-greens, and hormone free meats. The menu includes homemade pastas, an extensive raw bar, and a sampling vegetarian dishes.
The interior is attractively done up with a tasteful blue and white nautical theme and scenic views of the Navesink River and Marina. The industrial, exposed ceiling interior includes the main dining area with views looking out through windows on large industrial garage doors that open up during the warmer months. Tables are set with linen, fine China, and wine glasses etched with "26 West."
There are two attractive full service bars; The front bar is more conducive to quiet conversation. The back bar is much more vibrant and features a scenic view of the Navesink River.
Wait staff is friendly and professional.
They are family friendly with a selection of kids dishes.
26 West is open seven days/week: Monday-Thursday: 4pm-11pm, Friday: 4pm-12am, Saturday:12pm to 12am, and Sunday: 12pm to 10pm
Limited street Parking. Suggest using the English Plaza public metered parking lot across the street. Parking is free after 6pm
(updated July, 2017)
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