B2Bistro and Bar, Red Bank, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

B2Bistro and Bar, Red Bank, NJ
B2Bistro and Bar
141 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ
(732) 268-8555

B2Bistro: Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Mediterranean influenced -Bistro Style Menu

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:  Excellent, uses quality ingrdients, some are imported.

Service:  Welcoming, responsive'

Ambiance/Decor:   Upscale, yet casual with industrial chic with reclaimed wood, industrial accents, and an open kitchen.

Overall Rating:  3 Stars

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

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy a casual, bistro style menu, with a vibrant bar scene.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer a traditional American tavern menu with "Old World" style dining amenities

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Bone-In Filet w/ filet/potato and mushroom hash/broccolini/porcini demi glace: The Rigatoni & Sausage w/ crumbled sausage/garlic/broccoli rabe/pecorino butter sauce; and The Brick oven wood fired pizzas.

Liquor:  Full service bar. Excellent craft beer selections and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.

B2Bistro and Bar is a trendy restaurant in Red Bank that is a popular spot with millennials and boomers who come to enjoy a bistro-style menu, with an industrial chic ambiance and a vibrant bar scene.

The B2 Bistro, now with six locations, with the backing of silent partners is the creation of General Manager Andrew Rasizer and Executive Chef Cesare "Chez" De Chellis .

Both Rasizer and De Chellis, attended the Culinary Institute of America.

After graduating CIA, Chef De Chellis honed his culinary skills through his international travels to Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, and the south of France, and at several NYC restaurants including Valentino’s on the Green, and Tolani Wine Restaurant.

After CIA, General Manager Rasizer honed his skills along the Jersey Shore working at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, and Piccola Italia in Ocean Township as a general manager.

Bistro-style cooking, now becoming popular in the United States, has long been popular in Europe and other international destinations. Many of the European Bistros feature wood-burning ovens in the preparation of the dishes, pizzas in particular.

As a result of his international travels, Chef De Chellis has employed the wood-burning brick oven in his dish preparations; B2 Bistro uses an Italian Forno Bravo oven, with a mix of woods to create unique flavors.

For their pizza, they use imported Caputo 00 flour, the highest quality flour for his Neapolitan-style pies.

The interior of B2 is upscale, casual industrial chic with reclaimed wood, industrial accents, and an open kitchen. The attractive, vibrant area has large screen display TVs, high-top tables for dining, and is acoustically comfortable using cork soundproofing.

The main dining area is casual, rustic chic with a high, exposed ceiling, an exposed brick wall, hardwood flooring, wood tables set with linen napkins, and subtle lighting. There is a large 15-foot, long built-in aquarium-style lighting simulating glowing briquettes and flames.

The open kitchen and wood-fired, brick oven can be seen from the main dining room.

There is also a large and lively barroom with high tables and a small private space for groups.

The service at B2Bistro is friendly, knowledgeable, and very responsive in making amends to missteps.

Free parking is available in a lot across the street. A plus for Red Bank

The B2Bistro is open seven days/week for lunch and dinner.

(updated: March 2024)

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