Food Quality: 2 1/2 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
Menu has a good variety of well prepared hand cut natural beef items
Scenic river views and trendy ambiance
Valet parking is required
Value: Very Good
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared food with trendy, casual ambiance.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a formal setting with many added fine dining amenities and old world style service.
Recommended dishes: When available, Coffee Encrusted New York Steak; Spiced Yellow Fin Tuna; and Mesquite Grilled Baby Back Ribs.
Liquor: Good selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.
The Salt Creek Grille is a classic American grill, one of several of a chain of California semi-upscale restaurants, has a polished atmosphere done up with mahogany, brass and a beautiful view of the Navesink River.
You come here for the atmosphere, and for the energy and excitement of a large turn out of the young, trendy bar crowd!
The menu is largely mesquite grilled steaks, chops, seafood and the usual salads, pasta, sandwiches, and burgers found in an American grille.
The fare is a bit pricey for the quality of food, but given it's location in high income Rumson, this is not surprising. The beef menu includes all natural Brandt beef selections of family-raised, fed, processed, humanely- handled beef with no growth hormones or antibiotics, in addition to many vegetarian options.
The service is young, energetic, and very friendly, but tends to be overstretched during the peak times.
They offer a good Sunday Brunch from 11am - 2:30pm, except on Mother's Day and Easter when they offer an excellent champagne brunch buffet with an omelet station, carving station, waffle station, peel -n-eat-shrimp, and more.
The Salt Creek Grille is kid friendly and offers valet parking.
They are open seven days/week @ 5pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4pm - 6:30pm
Champagne Brunch: Sunday 11am - 2:30pm
They are also open for all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
(updated: September, 2016)
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