Salt Creek Grille, Rumson, NJ:  A Restaurant Review

Salt Creek Grille, Rumson, NJ

The Salt Creek Grille features a vibrant atmosphere with an attractive, softly lit dining area overlooking the Navesink River

Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Ave
Rumson, NJ

Salt Creek Grille: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American


Food Quality:
Good, serves all natural beef selections of family-raised, fed, processed, humanely- handled beef with no growth hormones or antibiotics

Friendly. attentive. Wait staff is young, energetic, but tends to be overstretched during the peak times.

Polished, high energy rustic atmosphere, with a beautiful view of the Navesink River

Overall Rating:
3 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 well prepared food with trendy, casual ambiance.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer a formal setting with many added fine dining amenities and old world style service.

Recommended dishes:  When available, Coffee Encrusted New York Steak; Spiced Yellow Fin Tuna; and Mesquite Grilled Baby Back Ribs.

Liquor:  Good selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

The Salt Creek Grille is a classic American grill, one of several of a chain of California themed semi-upscale restaurants, has a polished atmosphere done up with mahogany, brass and a beautiful view of the Navesink River

This is a popular dining spot for locals who come here for the atmosphere, the energy, and for their mesquite-inspired menu.

The setting on the banks of the Navesink river is the scene for stunning waterfront views along with an outdoor seating area with fire pits near the entrance. The interior is glowing with ambiance. There are dimly lit booths with softly glowing lanterns, and window seats overlooking the Navesink.

The large spacious interior can seat over 200 in the main dining room, 65 at the bar, and an additional 150 people in their banquet facility.

The menu offers a variety of mesquite grilled steaks, chops, seafood and the usual salads, pasta, sandwiches, and burgers found in an American grille.

The menu includes a variety of all natural beef selections of family-raised, fed, processed, humanely- handled beef with no growth hormones or antibiotics. They also have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

They offer a good Sunday Brunch from 11am-2:30pm. On Mother's Day and Easter when they offer an expanded  champagne brunch buffet with an omelet station, carving station, waffle station, peel -n-eat-shrimp, and more.

The Salt Creek Grille is kid friendly and offers valet parking.

They are open seven days/week:
Sunday – Thursday | 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday – Saturday | 5 pm -9:30 pm

They are also open for all major holidays including Thanksgiving (serving a traditional hand-carved turkey with trimmings), Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

(updated: October 2023)

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