January of 2017 saw the opening of Charlie’s of Bay Head, a sophisticated and intimate restaurant overlooking Twilight Lake in Bay Head. The beautiful two story building has dining rooms on two floors, plus outside dining on the lake level. The main level dining room has an open kitchen and fireplace. There’s a 20 seat bar serving 20 handles of local beers and an excellent wines-by-the glass menu. There’s also a fantastic wine room for private parties.
The staff is very knowledgeable about the food and wine and are a delightful addition to the dining experience, fun and engaging.
The food is outstanding with raw bar selections, burgers, pizza and pasta and more. The Lobster Roll is amazing with a Golden Brown Buttered Brioche Roll, Brown Butter or
Tarragon Mayonnaise and House-Made Chips. The Coffee Rubbed 18oz Rib Eye oozes flavor and is served with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Shallot Butter, and Horseradish Cream. My favorite is the Hot Honey Glazzed Roasted Chicken Breast with Wild Rice Pilaf, Shitake Mushrooms, Shaved Celery and Fennel Salad with a Pomegranate Vinaigrette.
Don’t miss the Donuts for dessert. Soft puffs of dough and sugar served warm with Raspberry, Chocolate Nutella and Salted Caramel Sauces.
The Wine Program is outstanding with an excellent “wines-by the glass” menu and a full menu that is interesting, fun and very fairlyl priced. Lots under $50
Sunday Brunch 11-2:30pm
Dinner Mon-Tues 4-10:30pm, Wed & Sun. 5-10:30pm, Thurs 5-11pm, Fr & Sat 5-11:30pm
Sitting outside on the patio overlooking the water with a full moon is about as good as it gets.
WHAT OTHERS SAY…
“We had the most wonderful dining experience last night – the food was great, the views of the lake were peaceful, and Katie was the best waitress we ever had. Nice too that Brian came by to ask how everything was.” Restaurantnj.com