26 West on the Navesink, Red Bank, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

26 West on the Navesink, Red Bank, NJ
26 West on the Navesink
26 W Front St
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 383-5664

26 West Restaurant:  Highlights

Fare: New American (Coastal Cuisine)

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: Well-executed menu using locally sourced ingredients.

Service: Welcoming, responsive.

Ambiance/Decor: Attractive, Yacht Club themed with scenic views of the Navesink River and Marina.

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

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, The Cold or Hot Lobster Rolls; The Pan Seared Halibut Filet w/ Panko Crusted Halibut, Yellow Pepper Sauce, Herbed Cous Cous with Two River Mushrooms, Kale, and Bell Pepper; and The Braised Short Rib w/ Mushroom Demi, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes.

Liquor: Full Service bar with a good selection of cocktails, draft beers, and wines by the glass. 

26 West on the Navesink is popular with diners who enjoy fresh coastal cuisine in a trendy, scenic waterfront setting.

This Nantucket Yacht Club-themed restaurant is owned and operated by Vince Gifford and Gregory Milano and their daughter Mikaela.

They serve a menu that features creative preparations of seafood-oriented, coastal cuisine using locally sourced ingredients with an emphasis on organic micro-greens, and hormone-free meats. The menu includes homemade pasta, an extensive raw bar, and a sampling of 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.

The wait staff is friendly and professional.

26 West is open seven days/week for lunch and dinner.

Limited street Parking. Valet Car Service is available Thursday through Saturday.

(updated March 2024)

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