From its beginnings in 2009, the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has offered Jersey residents some of the best options in high-quality food for affordable prices.
And this year, it expands on that offer with a record number of participating restaurants who will offer reduced prices from Nov. 7 to 16. They have 86 options that are serving special meals for either $20.14 or $30.14, including locations like Cibo e Vino in Asbury Park, Irish Rail in Manasquan and Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights.
Along with daily deals, the week is peppered with events, like the ones listed below:
Thursday, Nov. 6: The Big Band Bash is a throwback to the 40’s with classic cocktails, hors d’ouevres and dancing to the Big Band sounds of the Jazz Lobsters.
Sunday, Nov. 9: Top bartenders compete at the “Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest” for the title of “Best Martini at the Shore.” There will be top notch martinis and savory bites for guests.
The Mill, Spring Lake Heights. 1:00pm-4:00 p.m. $30
Wednesday, Nov. 12: At “Eat, Drink, Indulge: Bourbon,” sample some of the country’s best whiskey with a complimentary buffet and live music.
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park. 7:00-9:00 p.m. $30
Friday, Nov. 14: For the last night of La Dolce Vita’s seasonal liquor license, enjoy the restaurant’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week menu and fine wines at half price.
La Dolce Vita, Belmar. Reservations
Saturday, Nov. 15: For “Burgers, Bloodies and Brews,” guests can choose from three kinds of burger, beer and bloody choices at a great price.
Harpoon Willy’s, Manasquan. 12 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week patrons will receive 10% off tickets to Camelot at the Two River Theater in Red Bank.
Showtimes: 8:00pm Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. Use Promo Code: JSRW. Tickets
Sunday, Nov. 16: Vic Rallo, host of “Eat, Drink, Italy,” presents “Wines, Cheeses and Pastas of Italy,” featuring more than 50 wines and delicious cheeses and pastas. Tickets are $45.
Jim Flynn, chair of the weeklong event, said this week is a great opportunity for people to “go beyond their normal five-mile radius and try new restaurants.”
“It is also a chance to sample meals from restaurants they may have perceived as ‘too expensive.’ For the restaurants, Restaurant Week comes at traditionally slow periods of the year, so it is a great business booster in a slow time period,” he said.
Intern: Erin Petenko, a Journalism major at Rutgers University, is a native of Edison in Middlesex County. She has a passion for traveling and eating – and combining the two! Her favorite foods include Indian, Thai, and Jersey Shore boardwalk food. Outside of class, she works as an editor for Rutgers’ newspaper, The Daily Targum. She would love to continue to share her passion for traveling and exploring both new locales and new dishes beyond college.