Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic, and therefore stressful days of the year. There’s so much pressure to make the day perfect. That’s why we’ve come up with a guide to planning your Jersey Shore Valentine’s Day. Breakfast and brunch, dinner reservations, desserts – there are enough options here to make a whole weekend out of it!
**Be sure to make reservations where necessary sooner rather than later. We cannot guarantee that space at any restaurant listed will not be filled.**[broadstreet zone=”54949″]
Jersey Shore Valentine’s Day Desserts
Antoinette Boulangerie 32 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 224-1118
What could be more romantic than bringing a touch of Paris to your Valentine’s Day celebration? Antoinette Boulangerie offers equally beautiful and delicious French pastries, which include heart-shaped tarts, cakes, and cookies, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Broad Street Dough Co. 2005 Rt 35 North, Oakhurst (732) 531-1401
Nothing says “I love you” like a box of some of the Jersey Shore’s favorite doughnuts! Order ahead for Broad Street Dough Co. for some Valentine-decorated treats, and pick up a few delectable creations off the usual menu as well!
Confections of a Rock$tar 550 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park (732) 455-3510
Show your loved one they rock with incredible cupcakes and other Valentine’s Day creations from Confections of a Rock$tar!
Cups & Cakes 122 East River Rd, Rumson (732) 842-8080
Cups & Cakes has anything you need for Valentine’s Day, whether it’s sugar cookies or cupcakes for your kids to share with their friends, or truffles and a flourless chocolate cake to share with your special someone!
Lil Cutie Pops 16 Monmouth St, Red Bank (732) 383-5602
Lil Cutie Pops is known for their beautifully decorated cake pops, which are sure to impress your Valentine. The bite-sized pops are the perfect little treat – even if you do end up eating a few!
Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe 1100 Rt 35, Middletown (732) 796-0115
Don’t get stuck giving your significant other an underwhelming box of chocolates from the drugstore. Call ahead for chocolate-covered strawberries from Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe, or if you’re feeling last minute, they’re sure to have some outstanding chocolate, fudge, and even their famous chocolate-covered pretzels ready to be picked up.
Jersey Shore Valentine’s Day: Monmouth County
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant 100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch (732) 870-1200
The lavish brunch buffet available from 10:30am-2pm features a raw bar station, carving station, all the traditional breakfast dishes, as well as some Rooney’s favorite dishes. Rooney’s will also be open for dinner, featuring the regular menu as well as innovative specials like the Oysters & Pearls pictured above: Wellfeet, MA oyster, American caviar, pomegranate, champagne mignonette.
Restaurant Nicholas 160 Rte 35, Red Bank (732) 345-9977
Treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Day dinner that they won’t for get at Restaurant Nicholas. Available both Saturday & Sunday, this 3-course menu will create lasting memories for you and your loved one. Featured dishes include Seared Day Boat Scallop; Local Black Bass with Chorizo Agnolotti, Blue Bay Mussels, and Citrus Parsley Broth; and Filet Mignon, Sweet Potato Pancake, Maitake Mushroom, Shallot Confit, Brown Butter Bordelaise, among other outstanding creations.
The Oyster Point Hotel 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank (732) 747-2500
Dine at The Oyster Point and enjoy a special 5-course prix fixe, featuring beautiful dishes like the Romeo & Juliet for Two: Twin filet & lobster tail, red wine mushroom sauce, drawn butter, pan fried French beans, tri color baby carrots, mashed potatoes. The Oyster Point and their sister hotel, The Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank (732) 747-2500 are both offering a special Valentine’s package: $295 includes an overnight stay, five course dinner, and champagne upon arrival. Spend a romantic night away with your loved one that will be memorable and romantic.
Reef & Barrel 153 Sea Girt Ave, Manasquan (732) 449-4114
Enjoy a delicious, seasonal 3-course prix fixe for just $35/person, in a fresh, beachy atmosphere. It’s an amazing price for what’s sure to be an outstanding meal.
DIVE! Coastal Bar 1072 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright (732) 268-7707
Dive will offer a special Valentine’s Day brunch menu, featuring dishes like the breakfast burrito, Brie & Apple Burger, Calamari Salad, French Toast, and more! Plus $5 Mimosa and Champagne, and $7 Bloody Marys.
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro 25 Church Street, Keyport (732) 739-9219
Head to the Shore’s resident Gulf Coast and low country cuisine expert for a delicious meal off the regular menu, plus some outstanding specials! Spend your Jersey Shore Valentine’s Day at one of the Shore’s most well-loved restaurants.
MJ’s at Buttonwood Manor 845 Route 34, Matawan (732) 566-6220
Reservations still available for Saturday, February 13th & Sunday, February 14th. Special Valentine’s Edition Sunday Brunch also available. Please contact a Buttonwood Representative today for further information.
Patricia’s of Holmdel 2132 NJ-35, Holmdel (732) 275-0234
Enjoy a special menu for $65/person created to set the mood with choices like Shrimp Cocktail Ceviche and incredible homemade Heart Shape Lobster Ravioli in a Pink Cream Sauce. Includes three courses and complimentary Prosecco, with two available seatings on Sunday, 5-7pm and 7-9pm. Seating is very limited, so call soon!
TAKA 660 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 775-1020
Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner, featuring Kobe Beef for two, cooked tableside on a hot stone with trio of dipping sauces, new potatoes & roasted asparagus.
Yvonne’s 1311 NJ-35, Neptune (732) 775-9004
In addition to the regular menu being offered all weekend, you can enjoy a sharing menu for $60 per person. Sparkling wine, a starter, choice of entree, and dessert, all in the creative European style of Chef Oleg.
Whipped Creperie 6 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 747-0076
Whipped will feature some special Valentine’s Day items, including Red Velvet Crepe served with their specialty cream cheese frosting, Godiva French Toast topped with strawberries, and Champagne Belgian Waffle topped with raspberries and white chocolate. Talk about a decadent breakfast! And BYOB to make mimosas!
Jersey Shore Valentine’s Day: Ocean County
Brazzi Wood-Fired Trattoria 601 Route 72 East, Manahawkin (609) 597-8161
Make your reservations now for a romantic Italian dinner with your loved one for Valentine’s Day at Brazzi’s Wood Fired Trattoria. The first 100 guests will receive a special complimentary gift from the restaurant.
Bum Rogers Tavern & Crab House 2207 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park (732) 830-2770
Head to Bum Rogers Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for a special seafood menu, then follow dinner with live music in the lounge! Make a whole night (or weekend) out of it!
Chef Mike’s ABG 24th & Central Avenue South Seaside Park (732) 854-1588
Chef Mike is offering his outstanding regular menu in addition to specials for two on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Plus, complimentary chocolate-dipped strawberries. Chef Mike’s ABG is a major Jersey Shore Valentine’s Day destination, so make your reservation ASAP!
Mulberry Street Italian Food Center 474 Brick Blvd, Brick (732) 477-4520
Maybe you and your loved one would rather spend some time alone than go out. If so, pick up dinner for two from Mulberry Street! Delicious, easy, and still plenty romantic! They will be offering some special Valentine’s Day items like heart ravioli, Chicken Roma, various seafood dishes, and more!
Oyster Creek Inn 41 North Oyster Creek Road, Leeds Point (609) 652-8565
Enjoy a special Valentine’s meal for two for just $66 from Friday through Sunday. Offering a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, and some delicious selections from Chef Scott’s specials, including some of the freshest seafood around!
Tuscan Bistro Bar 1250 Hooper Avenue, Toms River (732) 797-2570
In addition to the regular menu, enjoy Chef’s specials, February 12 through 15. Or, take the whole family from the 7th through the 14th so the kids can make their own heart-shaped pizza!