Jersey Shore, NJ

Jersey Shore, NJ Overview

It is unfortunate that the image many have of New Jersey is represented by the oil refineries surrounding Newark (Liberty) Airport and the New Jersey Turnpike. In truth, the State’s nickname, “The Garden State” more accurately reflects its true nature. While the state is one of the most densely populated in the country, large areas... read more.
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Where To Stay

Chateau Inn & Suites, Spring Lake

OVERVIEW Long the standard for accommodations and service in this part of the Jersey Shore, The Chateau Inn and Suites in Spring Lake remains the choice of many, including celebrities who visit the area. They raised the bar even higher a few years ago with their departure from the “Victorian and wicker” decor that characterizes...…

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Inn on Main, Manasquan

OVERVIEWWe were thrilled a few years back when Inn on Main opened in our little town. There had not been many properties if this caliber in the area, so this was a welcome addition. Ideally located in the center of town, within walking distance of the train station and restaurants, and just a mile from...…

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Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch

OVERVIEWSitting right next to the lively Pier Village with its boutique shops and restaurants, Ocean Place is the only full service hotel directly on the ocean at the Jersey Shore. The views from the rooms are spectacular up and down the beach. THE ROOMS This recently renovated gem offers generous sized rooms decorated in a...…

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Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank

OVERVIEWRed Bank is just about the hottest town in this part of the Jersey Shore. Great restaurants, a hopping night scene, delightful shops and boutiques and wonderful antique stores are all part of a revitalization project started about 10 years ago. It is working beyond anyone’s imagination. This is a fun town, day or night....…

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The Breakers on the Ocean

OVERVIEW Nestled in the heart of the “Irish Riviera” in Spring Lake, NJ, The Breakers on the Ocean is an elegant, full service hotel, just steps from the beach and the Atlantic. A delightful wrap-around porch offers the opportunity to soak in the ocean views while enjoying a book or a cocktail. Whether you are...…

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Where To Eat

Avenue

Towering ceilings and lots of windows make Avenue seem somewhat cavernous at first glance, but then you notice the warming fireplace, the long stainless bar, the booths in the bar area, a raw bar right out on the floor and of course, the amazing ocean views. The beige palette is soothing, the staff young and…

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Brandl

There's two reasons locals love Brandl. The first is that the food is awfully good and the second is that everybody likes chef-owner Chris Brandl himself. We'll talk about the food in a minute. Brandl is one of those guys who never stops giving of himself and his talent. He's involved in virtually every local event…

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Drifthouse By David Burke

Acclaimed celebrity chef David Burke is a Jersey Shore product (he worked at the original Fromagerie) and he came back two years ago to open Drifthouse by David Burke in Sea Bright on the second level of the Driftwood Cabana Club. Burke's 30+ year career began at the Culinary Institute of America and has included…

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Harpoon Willy’s

If there was a "Cheers" at the Jersey Shore it would be Harpoon Willy's. Located on the westbound side of Rt. 70 just before the Brielle Bridge this is everyone's "go to" for cocktails, rainy/snowy days, a casual meal, to watch a game or for great live weekend music. A grill behind the bar puts out…

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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is a delightful oceanfront restaurant in Belmar serving lunch and dinner every day. Outside is a canopied patio with about 20 tables which can be closed in during inclement weather and is a delightful place to enjoy the beach beyond and people watchand there are sure some characters around! While the inside is…

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Nicholas

I have lived at the Jersey Shore for most of my life and I cannot remember a better restaurant here than Restaurant Nicholas. But, Nicholas and Melissa Harary's elegant restaurant is not just extraordinary by Jersey Shore standards, but by any standard. Its food and service can hold its own against the finest New York has…

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Pascal & Sabine

If Pascal & Sabine were in my neighborhood, I would probably eat there a couple times a week. Wonderful decor (who doesn't like booths?), excellent bistro food, a very good wine list, a fantastic Sunday brunch with live jazz and a really enjoyable staff makes this a favorite at the Jersey Shore. Pascal and Sabine are characters…

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Shipwreck Grill

When you go for dinner in the middle of the week and the parking lot is full, the bar crowded and all the tables occupied, it's a pretty good tip-off that the food is going to be good and the Shipwreck doesn't disappoint. It's become kind of the "go to" place for locals, a restaurant that delivers…

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May 2020: Little Nell

This months featured property is… charming and sweet. THE ROOMS In 2017, Champalimaud Design refreshed all 86 rooms and suites and all guest floor corridors. The approach was to reinvigorate the spaces to be fresh, light and welcoming, utilizing palettes of blue, tan and grey to complement the relaxed nature of Aspen. Key features include… read more.

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