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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

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50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
732-530-5858
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Go to spot

This is our :"go to spot" for dinner. Always consistent,nice portions and a great wine list.Very attentive and professional staff.. If you are going to Count Basie,a must go to for dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ALBATTHECAT
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our :"go to spot" for dinner. Always consistent,nice portions and a great wine list.Very attentive and professional staff.. If you are going to Count Basie,a must go to for dinner.

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New Jersey, USA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the chicken and pork dinners, as well as the nice atmosphere. Location is great and in the center of everything.Friendly staff and good food

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Thank It_voyager
Belmar, New Jersey
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was excellent - very attentive and pleasant. The location is very convenient to the Count Basie Theater, especially on a cold winter night. Food was average. I had the Lobster Francais and found the lobster to be a bit tough. Salad was good, nothing extraordinary. Others enjoyed the Veal Milanese and Broc rabe Penne - again good but nothing... More 

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Thank Mark P
jersey
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my wife for a nice dinner before the show at Count Basie. We were greeted poorly as we walked in, second guessed on our reservation until they found out the person taking the reservations several days before wrote it down wrong, no apology. Whisked up to our 3 foot by 3 foot table tucked back in a... More 

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Thank dbk680
Red Bank, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Robert is great and the food is delicious. The restaurant is beautiful. I love it there but is a little pricey.

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Thank Patricia M
NYC, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Talk about convenience, this wonderful restaurant with ample portions is located right next door to the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ Although it has multiple seating area's ,it is advised to get there early to make your showtime as it does get crowded

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Thank Vincent P
Holmdel, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I attended a party of 60 people upstairs. It was awful from the moment we arrived. The fact room and bathrooms were dirty from a party before, food took so long to come out, staff was very unprofessional and so unorganized. Hors d'oeurves were passed around with guests picking with fingers since staff did not have napkins or toothpicks. Caesar... More 

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Thank cindyR484GL
New York
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to the restaurant during Christmas week - so it was crazily decorated with all types of decor including a large glowing Eiffel Tower - the color of which kept changing. I'm all for holiday decor, but Santa hanging from a rope, overhead, is a bit much.... and the Eiffel Tower ??? The food was good... not great... but... More 

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Thank Frank P
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

When my son Jonathan and Danielle were married this is the restaurant the wedding party was held at: we visited the restaurant again last Sunday and the dinner was excellent and the service was also: We recommend this restaurant very much.

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Thank Robert Earl R
Milltown, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My wife and I eat out a lot and Buona Sera has got to be one of the best places to eat while in Central NJ !!! We were seeing a show next door at the Count Basie theater and we stopped in for dinner. I had the filet mignon au poivre (it was a toss up between lobster francese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: 732-530-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?