Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Jersey Shore Fall Menus

Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Jersey Shore Fall Menus


When the leaves start to fall, football games take up our Sundays, and our flannels become a mainstay in our closets, it can only mean one thing – autumn. What makes this season even better is the food. Full of butternut squash, gamey meat, fresh seafood, and pumpkins… lots and lots of pumpkins, autumn is a season we can get behind. Celebrate the harvest along with some of our favorite Jersey Shore fall menus to welcome the flavors of fall, whether you’re in the mood for some squash, a tasty seafood dish, sweets, or some cocktails, it’s a fall flavor feast for the senses.

Squash, Pumpkins, and Fall Veggies… Oh my!

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Butternut Squash Ravioli at Porcini, Highlands
The classic pair of butternut squash and sage is only made more mouth watering when stuffed in homemade ravioli, then tossed in a nutty brown butter sauce and topped with sweet amaretto cookie crumbles. It’s a Jersey Shore fall menu item that has strong Italian roots. For a look at their fall menu, visit http://www.restaurantporcini.com/menus.

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Butternut Pizza at The Beach Tavern, Monmouth Beach

This fall, pizza makes its debut at The Beach Tavern. We’ve got our eyes on the Butternut featuring creamy mozzarella topped with farm fresh apples and crispy, smoky bacon. And while you’re there, try out the Brussels Sprout, another fall vegetable that’s worthy of bacon. And of course, the classic pictured above is always a winner. http://www.beachtavern.net

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Pumpkin Ravioli at Pizzuto Ravioli, Eatontown
Every Wednesday and Friday, Pizzuto Ravioli receives a special delivery – never frozen, fresh ravioli straight from Brooklyn. This fall, be sure to get there in time to bring some Pumpkin Ravioli home. But be quick, they don’t last long. http://www.pizzutoravioli.com

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Gnocchi di Zucca at Senza Restaurant, Bayville

In our humble opinion, gnocchi is just one of those dishes that equals fall. Senza makes fresh gnocchi in house, then adds roasted butternut squash into the mix, tosses it with a nutty brown butter sage sauce, and some Parmigiano Reggiano shavings. If you can convince your date to order the Lombo di Maiale Ripieno, a stuffed roasted rack of pork with the four P’s of flavor – pignoli, provolone, prosciutto, and porcini, then we salute you. http://www.bayvillepizzadelivery.com/

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Kale Pesto Pasta at Eventide Grille, Sea Bright

Who said pesto was boring? Or that it was just made with basil? At Eventide Grille they’re upping the ante on pasta with their Kale Pesto Pasta. You may know kale from your smoothies, but you’re about get to know a different side of this hearty fall green, and you’re going to love it. http://www.eventidegrille.com

Surf and Turf on Jersey Shore Fall Menus

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Roasted Tilefish at Teak, Red Bank
Never heard of tilefish? Well, you’re about to in a big way. Teak’s Roasted Tile Fish is served with broccolini, delicata squash puree, sweet pomegranate molasses, and spicy chili oil. Pair it with the Butternut Squash soup and a The King of the North cocktail (you’ll feel just like a Snow) on one of fall’s chilly evenings. http://www.teakrestaurant.com

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Salmon at The Bistro, Red Bank

Pan seared to perfection, the Salmon at The Bistro is accompanied by some of fall’s favorite flavors from rich balsamic lentils to currants and spinach that’s topped with crispy fennel (nature’s licorice) and a lemon emulsion. One bite to flavor town. http://www.thebistroatredbank.com

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10oz Pork Rib Chop at Shipwreck Point, Pt. Pleasant

The fall menu at Shipwreck Point is full of stunners, but we’ve got our eyes on the 10oz Pork Rib Chop that’s served with sides that may out do the main attraction. Spinach sautéed in roasted garlic, served with decadent Bourbon vanilla mashed sweet potatoes (yes, Bourbon in your potatoes), topped with a rosemary and apple brown butter sauce. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but your stomach will thank you as well. http://www.shipwreckpointsteakhouse.com

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Cod at Mister C’s, Allenhurst
The beach season may be over, well at least for bathing suits, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy it. Sit back and relax at Mister C’s, where you’ll enjoy a view of the ocean along with the taste of its bounty. Try the Cod and you won’t be disappointed. http://www.mistercsbeachbistro.com/

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Swordfish at Dive, Sea Bright

This dish has it all. Grilled swordfish, creamy leek risotto, all topped with tart citrus butter. If you can, order it with the Fried Brussels Sprouts and Beet Salad with house made ricotta cheese. Oh that’s a delicious night out. http://www.divecoastalbar.com

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Duck at Reels at Pier 281, Brick

If your date wants to eat duck, take them to Reels where they’ll be wowed with unsung meat, served over a bed of Italian farro with an assortment of wild mushrooms and even more of your favorite fall vegetables. http://www.reelsatpier281.com

 

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Lobster Pot Pie at Sitting Duck, Long Branch

What’s more extravagant than lobster? Sitting Duck has the answer with their Lobster Pot Pie. The ultimate comfort food made with sautéed root vegetables that are then baked in a brandied lobster cream sauce, then topped with chunks of lobster and a puff pastry crust. That’s a mouthful. http://www.sittingduckrestaurant.com

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Bucatoni Carbonara at Ama Ristorante, Sea Bright

This fall, make your way to Ama Ristorante for the star of their fall menu, Bucatini Carbonara. Chef Chuck Lesbirel takes this classic dish to the next level with lobsters fresh off Pt. Pleasant boats, crispy Pancetta, then garnished with shaved lobster mushrooms and grated black pepper cured egg yolks. We guarantee you haven’t had this combination before! http://www.amaristorante.com

 

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Ossobucco at Monticello, Red Bank
Slow braised – two words that are synonymous with fall cooking. At Monticello, the Ossobucco is the epitome of fall cooking. Slow braised pork shank in a sherry wine demi sauce that’s served over creamy wild mushrooms, peas, and Parmigianino Reggiano risotto. Pair it with Stracciatella Soup for a fall dinner that will warm you from the inside out. http://www.monticelloatredbank.com

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Roasted Fig Balsamic Glazed Salmon at Marina at Oceanport, Oceanport
The just launched fall menu at the Marina at Oceanport is full of enticing dishes from their Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto to our favorite, the Roasted Fig Balsamic Glazed Salmon served with rice pilaf and broccoli rabe. You just can’t go wrong with this combination. http://www.marinaatoceanport.com/

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Pan-Seared Quail at Graze, Little Silver
Ever since Chef Chamon Jr. aka “Junior” transformed his restaurant to Graze, we’ve been drooling over what he’s been busy creating, including his Pan-Seared Quail on his “Butcher Block” menu. This ever-changing menu features the best cuts of meat on the market. If you’re lucky, order the Quail that’s served with a Roasted Beet Risotto. We can’t choose favorites, but this one is definitely at the top of our list. http://www.graze.restaurant

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Pork Belly at The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
How can you make pork belly even better? Serve it the way The Molly Pitcher Inn does – shaved fennel, red endive, Gala apple salad, autumn spiced pumpkin seeds, and a maple-apple cider vinaigrette that provides the perfect acidic counter to the rich and fatty meat. Oh yes. http://www.themollypitcher.com

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Bouillabaisse at The Bonney Read, Asbury Park
This fall, The Bonney Read is not holding back. Want proof? Order their Bouillabaisse that features an array of local clams, scallops, mussels, haddock, and lobster, simmering in a tomato and fennel fumet and a saffron aioli tostette. You may not even know what fumet and tostette mean, but it doesn’t matter, it’s just two code words for delicious. http://www.thebonneyread.com

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Angry Lobster at Trama’s Trattoria, Long Branch
There’s nothing about this dish that will make you angry, besides finishing it. The fall menu at Trama’s Trattoria is filled with winners, but we have to say Chef Pat outdid himself with the Angry Lobster. Looking for something land friendly? Try the Chicken Breast served with rainbow baby carrots, braised leeks, and creamy mascarpone polenta, all in an artichoke broth. Pair it with one of their fall cocktails and it’s a night out that you’ll be reminiscing about for quite some time. http://www.tramastrattoria.com

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Spiced Seared Tuna at Blu Grotto, Oceanport
Check out the area’s newest restaurant and order up one of the customer’s favorites. Chef James Corono is making one of the fall’s ultimate dishes, a Spiced Seared Tuna served with pepperonata siciliano, olives, and Campari. All bets are off with this one. http://www.blugrottonj.com

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Cinnamon-Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket Sandwich at The Cheese Cave, Red Bank

If you haven’t had a sandwiCHEESE yet from The Cheese Cave, there’s no better time to start then now because he’s done it again. This new Jersey Shore fall menu item is one we can get behind. Succulent cinnamon and red wine braised beef brisket, topped with sweet caramelized onions, and sharp vintage cheddar, all served on a toasted brioche bun – that’s what food dreams are made of. Add on a bowl of Tomato-Mascarpone Bisque and it’s a lunch date. http://www.cheesecaveshop.com

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Thanksgiving Catering at Joe Leone’s, Pt. Pleasant Beach 
If you’re not up to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, don’t worry because Joe Leone’s will satisfy every single one of your guest’s cravings! Choose from some of their specialty meets including the Apple Cider and Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin (above) to pastas, and of course desserts. The chefs here know what they’re doing, so all you have to do is take credit for it! http://www.joeleones.com

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Chianti Braised Angus Short Rib at Blend On Main, Manasquan
We were not surprised when we found this beauty on the fall menu of Blend On Main. Chef Lou Smith showcases his skills in this fall’s Chianti Braised Angus Short Rib, served with candy can beets and butternut squash, sitting on top of truffle potato puree. It’s everything you would want in a fall dish. http://blendonmain.com/

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Spicy Garlic Aoili Shrimp at Temple, Red Bank

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to eat to Temple, you’ve experienced Chinese food like never before. Don’t believe us? Enter their new Jersey Shore fall menu that features this tasty entree. Jumbo U12 shrimp are lightly battered, then wok-fried and tossed in Temple’s own spicy lemon aioli and topped with crunchy minced garlic. Delicious. http://templegourmet.com/

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Seafood in Red Curry Sauce (Talay Deang) at Siam Garden, Red Bank
For Fall, Siam Garden of Red Bank as added a dish called Talay Deang which features seafood in Red Curry Sauce. The dish includes Sautéed jumbo shrimp, scallops and baby squid with red curry and Thai chili that is served with jasmine rice. http://siamgardenrestaurant.com/

 

 

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Apple Cupcake at Confections of a Rock$tar, Asbury Park
Tis the season for apples and sweets. At Confections of a Rock$tar you can get it in cupcake form – an apple cupcake topped with salted caramel icing, crunchy peanuts and then drizzles with salted caramel. It’s a diet splurge that’s totally worth every calorie. http://www.coarock.com

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Deep Fried Pumpkin Cheesecake at Oyster Creek Inn, Leeds Point
What’s better than pumpkin cheesecake? Deep Fried Pumpkin Cheesecake. We’ve never had it, but now that Oyster Creek is offering it, we can’t wait to devour it. Did we mention it’s served with a maple syrup glaze? http://www.oystercreekinnnj.com

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Seasonal Shakes at Burger 25, Toms River
We can’t choose one shake because at Burger 25, they’re always whipping up yet another sweet combination. Whether it’s the chocolaty Reese’s Brownie, the pumpkin filled Pumpkin Cannoli, or the Graveyard shake filled with Oreos, they’re always whipping up something new to entice our sweet tooth. http://www.burger25.com

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Pumpkin Pie Truffle at Jean Louise Candies, Spring Lake
When Jean Louise Candies says they’re excited about new additions to the menu, we tend to stop in our tracks. Turns out, they weren’t kidding. The Pumpkin Pie Truffle is everything we love about fall wrapped up in chocolate. This pumpkin pie flavored ganache is available in both milk and dark chocolate so you have an excuse to eat more than one. http://www.jeanlouisecandies.com/

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Pumpkin Pie at Antoinette Boulangeri, Red Bank

Go classic this fall at Antoinette Boulangerie. Their Pumpkin pie may not be a new item, but it’s a classic and worth every bite. Add in some of their other dessert items, both sweet and savory (even yummy gluten-free options) to your fall mix and it’s guaranteed to be tasty. http://www.AntoinetteBoulangerie.com

Fall for These Cocktails

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Fall Cocktails at McDonough’s Pub, Keyport
On top of their extensive list of beer and wine, McDonough’s has one heck of a fall cocktail list. We’re partial to the Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour that’s made with Small Batch Bulleit Bourbon, house made cranberry cinnamon simple syrup, fresh lemon, lime, and orange juice, but we can definitely be convinced to try the Fall Spiced Margarita, Espresso Pumpkintini, Pumpkin White Russian… you get the idea. http://www.mcdonaghs.com

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Spiked Apple Pie at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurants has answered the age-old question – another cocktail or dessert? With their Spiked Apple Pie cocktail, you don’t have to choose. Starting with apple and cinnamon infused Jameson that’s combined with apple cider that’s only amplified by the cinnamon and sugar piecrust rim. http://www.rooneysocean.com

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Fall Sangria at Tuscan Bistro & Bar, Toms River
Sangria is not just a summer drink. At Tuscan Bistro & Bar, you’ll enjoy all the flavors of fall in one of your favorite cocktails. Rum, apples, and spices, it’s fall in a boozy glass. http://www.tuscanhousenj.com

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Rum Cocktails at The Bonney Read, Asbury Park
Ok, we know we already told you about The Bonney Read’s Bouillabaisse, however we also have to talk about their rum game. This fall, they got their hands on every single rum in the market – over 50 total. Whether you want to try a new rum cocktail – they’ve got that – or just want to taste test your way through all 50 – The Bonney Read is set to become one of the Jersey Shore’s premier rum bars. http://www.thebonneyread.com