Mister C's Beach Bistro, Allenhurst, NJ:
A Restaurant Rating and Review

Mister C's Beach Bistro; Allenhurst, NJ

Mister C's Beach Bistro
1 Allen Ave
Allenhurst, NJ 07711
(732) 531-3665

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  American

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: 1 Star

Service: 1 1/2 Stars

Decor: 2 1/2  Stars

Overall Rating: 1 1/2 Stars

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

Awesome Beach/Ocean views

Lackluster menu, uses, frozen, packaged, reheated ingredients

Restaurant is poorly managed --- Food and service need improvement

Value:   Fair

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who enjoy scenic oceanfront views and are content to have cafeteria grade food to afford the experience

Not Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy, an upscale, trendy setting, fresh seafood prepared with fresh ingredients.

Recommended dishes: When available;  The Seafood Platter, served broiled or fried, with flounder, shrimp, scallops, french fries & vegetable; and the Penne Vodka with shrimp and scallops; and The Linguine with Clam Sauce.

Liquor:  Good selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails.

Restaurant Review

The reason you come to Mister C's is to experience the awesome. scenic beach and ocean views.

It's a great place to come if your want to enjoy a leisurely drink with dinner at the bar, or to take in ocean front views while dining.

The main attraction is the huge glass windows looking down on the beach and the ocean with views from all tables in the main dining room. The bar is ideally located, facing against the large windows looking out over the ocean giving bar patrons the best views in the house.

Owned and operated by Karen Marzulli and Chico "Mister C" Perrotto, who have rebuilt this restaurant after suffering damage from Hurricane Sandy.

As you enter the restaurant, you are apt to have to seek out for someone to help you be seated. You are best hosted by the more cheerful Karen Marzulli, though you may also seated by Chico "Mister C" who has a deadpanned look and a less than welcoming demeanor.

Sad to say, this Jersey Shore restaurant is poorly managed with a kitchen that turns out cafeteria grade food. Many items on the menu are prepared with ingredients that are either frozen and reheated, or packaged. The seafood menu has a number of fried and breaded servings.

One  example of the quality of food, is the fried calamari appetizer. It's tasteless and rubbery and served with a choice of either a plain marinara or hot spicy sauce. The difference between the two is the hot, spicy sauce has dried hot pepper flakes sprinkled over the marinara sauce.

Th dining room decor is modern, yet simply stated, with the highlight being the the large windows that look out over the beach and ocean. The main dining room sits on a raised floor overlooking the bar area below and facing out towards the large windows with ocean views.

The walls are plain and bare except for one large painting by Karen Marzulli near the host/hostess area. Tables have bare tops set with thin paper place mats and paper napkins. The flooring is carpeted which helps keep the noise level down.

The 2 1/2 Star decor rating, and overall 1 1/2 star ratings are largely carried by the scenic ocean front views. Otherwise they would be lower.

The bar patrons tend to be younger diners while the main dining room patrons tend to be 60 + aged patrons.

During the warmer months there is outdoor seating on the deck with an awesome beach/ocean view, However, the seating and table settings are spartan.

They are family and kid friendly and have a children's menu.

The service is friendly, though slow and unprofessional.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 2am.  Closed Mondays. Happy Hour is from 3 - 6 pm each day

(Updated September, 2016)

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