The Grand Tavern
1105 6th Ave.
Fare : New American
Note: Four star Rating System from
"Half Star" = poor to Four Stars = Best in Class
Friendly and welcoming with contemporary, trendy ambiance.
Creatively prepared tavern Menu
Street parking fills early. Suggest parking in the commuter lot at the Bradley Train Station.
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy creative tavern food in a friendly, attractive, trendy setting
Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy BYOB fine dining with a large selection of entrees.
Recommended dishes: When available, The 36 oz dry aged cote du beouf for two with fries, asparagus, Caesar hollandaise, and parmigiano; The Seared Scallops with ratatouille, rosamarina, basil; and The House Cavatelli with braised lamb, pecorino romano
Liquor: Excellent craft beer selection and specialty cocktails at a moderate price
The Grand Tavern, located in the Neptune warehouse district across the street from the train station in Bradley Beach is noted for its high end tavern dining with a friendly neighborhood feeling.
The restaurant is owned and operated by Paul Holzeimer and Ashley Coyte, both of whom worked at Pascal and Sabine in Asbury Park prior to opening The Grand Tavern. Chef Paul Holzheimer received his formal culinary training at the French Culinary Institute in Paris, and honed his skills at Sirena Restaurant in Long Branch and as executive chef at Porta in Asbury Park.
The interior of the small 50 seat restaurant is attractively done up with exposed beam ceilings, green patterned wallpaper, burgundy leather banquettes with a large U-shaped mahogany bar surrounded by copper bar stools. There is an open view of the kitchen.
The friendly, warm atmosphere is kept alive by Ashley Coyte who runs the dining area.
The New American menu with a variety of small plate items and a limited number of entrees, serves creatively prepared, tavern food. Desserts are homemade.
They offer a good selection of wines, specialty cocktails and craft beers including Porter from the Little Dog brewery in Neptune City,
During the warmer months there is outdoor dining in the deck
The Grand Tavern is open seven days/week: Sunday - Thursday, 5PM–12AM; Friday - Saturday, 5PM–2AM. The Kitchen closes at 11PM daily, and for Sunday Brunch 11AM 4PM.
(updated July, 2016)
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