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2154 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 (Rue Cambon St)
(732) 899-5600
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Welcome to Forte Unique Mediterranean Cuisines, where you will experience...
Welcome to Forte Unique Mediterranean Cuisines, where you will experience the cuisines of France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. The word "Forte" has 3 different meanings in 3 different languages; In English – expertise, especially skilled, In Italian – strength, powerful, and in Music – played loud. Life is an adventure and your meal at Forte will be too! Forte Unique Cuisines is highly acclaimed for its superior food, extensive wine menu, outstanding service and warm decor. Forte was established in 1995, by Jon Ucal, and to this day he continues to supervise every facet of the business. We have built success by catering to the customer offering an eclectic dining and bar menu with an emphasis on using fresh ingredients. Add a pinch of ambiance and a dash of courteous service and you have the recipe of success called Forte Unique Mediterranean Cuisines. Let Chef Marco Vinas prepare your next dining experience tonight!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Neighborhood Gem, Great Food

If you want an exquisite meal and excellent service this is the place for you! We started with the stuffed artichokes. They were fabulous. The salads were crisp and fresh. For dinner, I had the porterhouse steak and my husband had the salmon. They were both cooked to perfection and were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
gymtandrink
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you want an exquisite meal and excellent service this is the place for you! We started with the stuffed artichokes. They were fabulous. The salads were crisp and fresh. For dinner, I had the porterhouse steak and my husband had the salmon. They were both cooked to perfection and were delicious. I loved the baklava we had for dessert.... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We held a surprise birthday party for my Dad here, great service, great food and friendly staff. Staff was very helpful, atmosphere was perfect, food was delicious, especially the humus!

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We've been patrons of Forte for 19 years and just thought it might be nice for a fresh review of this Shore gem. Forte is a little off the beach beat which makes it perfect for locals and visitors...they take reservations, have a GREAT bar area and three lovely rooms for dining as well as a small veranda upstairs for... More 

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Ozcan U, Owner at Forte Unique Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful review! We truly appreciate your business because of people like you, you allow us to keep working harder and harder. See you soon! "Come as a customer. Leave as a friend!" Your Host, Jon Ucal More 

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had dinner at Forte Unique Cuisine on a Sunday night, and the food and service were both excellent. It's a small, very friendly restaurant, and the owner actually greets you at your table and genuinely wants you to enjoy your dining experience. They begin the meal with hummus and freshly baked bread that was warm and perfectly crisp. They... More 

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Ozcan U, Owner at Forte Unique Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for your business, we are very happy that you enjoyed the Jersey Shore and our restaurant. We are trying to do the best European Hospitality at the Jersey Shore. Hope to see you again soon! "Come as a customer. Leave as a friend!" Your Host, Jon Ucal More 

Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is definitely the best restaurant with a well-diverse menu in Point Pleasant! The fish is fresh and uniquely prepared, the Italian red sauce is the best around, the steaks are tender and juicy with fabulous au poivre sauce. We have no complaints! John is so good at making everyone feel like a special friend. This is a must go-to... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a small place so reservations are recommended. When you first arrive, they bring out a plate of delicious hummus & some bread. They have nightly specials and a price fixe menu as well. Thursday night you can BYOB, even though they have a full bar. We shared the Moussaka appetizer which was excellent. I had the cannelloni béchamel,... More 

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Chester, New Jersey
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Dinner was a little disappointing as we have eaten there before having just gotten sandwiches and burgers which were very good. The stuffed flounder was bland and on the dry side.

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been going to Forte for many years and have always had excellent food, with excellent service. John and his staff never fail to go out of their way to make our dining experience enjoyable. May I mention John's hummus is the best!

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marlboro
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Decor was nice. Sat next to the bar and smell could not be any more horrid. Mediterranean appetizer was nothing special. The special fusilli with pesto sauce was missing taste and salt. Waiter was not present for refills on our drinks or when we were ready to first order our food. Main pasta dish was filled with oil. Should have... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went here with our family of 5. The quality, service and food could not have been better. Immediately the owner greeted us with a friendly smile and seated us right away. The waiters came with our water and took our drinks orders within just a few seconds. One of us wanted a non-alcoholic drink and the owner made a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2154 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
    (Rue Cambon St)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Point Pleasant
  • Phone Number: (732) 899-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Welcome to Forte Unique Mediterranean Cuisines, where you will experience the cuisines of France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. The word "Forte" has 3 different meanings in 3 different languages; In English – expertise, especially skilled, In Italian – strength, powerful, and in Music – played loud. Life is an adventure and your meal at Forte will be too! Forte Unique Cuisines is highly acclaimed for its superior food, extensive wine menu, outstanding service and warm decor. Forte was established in 1995, by Jon Ucal, and to this day he continues to supervise every facet of the business. We have built success by catering to the customer offering an eclectic dining and bar menu with an emphasis on using fresh ingredients. Add a pinch of ambiance and a dash of courteous service and you have the recipe of success called Forte Unique Mediterranean Cuisines. Let Chef Marco Vinas prepare your next dining experience tonight!
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?