Drew's Bayshore Bistro  

A Keyport, NJ Dining Review

Drew's Bayshore Bistro

Drew's Bayshore Bistro  

25 Church St.
Keyport, NJ 07735   
732 - 739 - 9219




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American with New Orleans influences

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class


Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: BYOB diners who enjoy excellent New Orleans style food

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more traditional, simpler food in a more family oriented casual setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Pork Du Jour; Voodoo Shrimp; and The Jambalaya; and the Corn/Clam Chowder

Liquor: BYOB

thumbs up Serves up the best New Orleans influence dishes in the Monmouth County area.

thumbs up Uses locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients.

thumbs up Service is friendly, attentive and unpretentious.

On warm summer evenings with a full house, air conditioning struggles to maintain a comfortable setting


Restaurant Review


Drew's Bayshore Bistro is one of the top restaurants in the Northeast Monmouth County are


Chef/owner Andrew Arcane continues to please with his creative servings of New American New Orleans influence dishes.


Chef Araneo, a Keyport native, received his formal culinary education at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. He later honed his skills at several area noteworthy restaurants including Joe and Maggie's in Long Branch and Whispers in Spring Lake. Chef Araneo was also a 2010 James Beard Foundation semifinalist for best Mid-Atlantic chef.


The creative dishes are also prepared using locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients


The serving of bread is excellent. Served hot with just the right amount of crust, though the accompaniment of butter served is cold & hard.


The Pork Du Jour is Chef Araneo's signature dish and is consistently excellent


The interior is tastefully decorated with seating for 60 amongst dark well spaced tables set with black linen napkins (no table cloths) over cantina-style tile floors, earth tone beige/gold walls, adorned with photographs of the Raritan Bay area and New Orleans, and several large windows with a glimpse of Keyport Harbor.


Noise level is moderate with just the chatter of diners and without background music. There is a single unisex bathroom.


The service is friendly, attentive and unpretentious.


(updated: July, 2015)


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