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2154 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 (Rue Cambon St)
(732) 899-5600
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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, 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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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Our Favorite Restaurant and Bar!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
TobysMom02
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
153 reviews 153 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We live here and always know we can come here and have a great meal, good service and greeted warmly by John the owner. We also know that during the summer, we can come and eat and not have to worry about the tourists filing the place up while we are there. My four year old loves this dinner store!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Haven't been in a while so it was great to see the food and service has remained top notch. I choose a special that included a plate of mussels as an appetizer and steak pitziola with pasta - all for twenty bucks. All was great and so were the cocktails I enjoyed with my meal. Mostly frequented by locals and... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?