Fare: New American
Food Quality: 1 1/2 Stars
Service: 1 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 1 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars= Best in Class
Ambiance is trendy, upscale, and energetic.
Excellent Happy Hour, with good specials and friendly bartenders.
Quality of food and service is well below their standard for decor and ambiance.
Noise Level: High during peak times
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy an energetic bar scene with upscale, trendy ambiance.
Not Recommended For: High end, gourmet diners who enjoy well prepared food and attentive, professional service.
Recommended dishes: When available, THe Guinness Braised Short Ribs; The Pan Seared Salmon; and The Australian Rack of Lamb.
Liquor: Full Service Bar with an extensive wine list and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.
The 709 Point Beach restaurant is one of the top trendy restaurants on the Ocean County Jersey Shore region.
This is a restaurant with a lively bar scene, that's popular with the 25 -45 aged crowd as a meet-up spot with friends.
The restaurants interior is attractively decorated with an unusual array of large glass enclosed, lit, bubbling water, room dividers that change colors. The main dining room is has a modern feel with hardwood floors, high ceilings, a gas fireplace and neatly pocket folded paper napkins.
At 709 Point Beach you will not find high end, fine dining, attentive service, and tables set with fine china and linens.
The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Roy Rollins. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, he later honed his culinary skills at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, Eno Terra in Princeton, and opening Bank on Mattison in Asbury Park before comomg to 709 Point Beach
The menu offers a limited variety of choices and features a range of menu items from pizza, sliders, sushi, and some popular entrees, items.
The menu is limited with many small portions prepared without heavy sauces that overwhelm the taste of fresh ingredients
The attractive and lively bar includes a sushi and raw bar, high tables, and booths.
Unfortunately, 709 Point Beach is trying to be " all things to all people" with an attempt to cater to casual sports diners, high end sit down diners, and kid friendly family diners. In doing so, they they are struggling to excel in any one category.
The second floor, "The Living Room", is a 10,000 sq. ft. attractive dining area with a separate kitchen, full service bar, a fireplace, and a terrace with outdoor seating. In the warmer months, the outdoor seating provides an added option to enjoy drinks and dining.
709 Point Beach is open seven days/week
For Lunch Monday - Thursday 12 noon- 5pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 5pm , Sunday Lunch 12 noon - 5pm
For Dinner Monday - Thursday, 5pm to 12 AM, Friday and Saturday 5pm - 2AM, Sunday noon to 10pm
(updated April, 2017)
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