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The Serenity Cafe

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2008 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ
732-270-2088
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone number 732 270 2088

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An unexpected surprise!

We tried Serenity last weekend and were very pleasantly surprised by this lovely restaurant. The decor is simple and very pleasant. The menu, which changes every few weeks, had a nice combination of common and unusual items. We will definitely return - and you probably should have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We tried Serenity last weekend and were very pleasantly surprised by this lovely restaurant. The decor is simple and very pleasant. The menu, which changes every few weeks, had a nice combination of common and unusual items. We will definitely return - and you probably should have a reservation.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I was invited to Serenity Cafe for a Birthday party of a friend. We had an excellent experience. The staff were all really friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and very nice size portions. We will be returning again..and hosting our own business lunch meeting for staff and friends.

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new jerey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We just had my Daughter-in-law's shower there. It was amazing. They set up everything so nice. The food was so good. The chicken with sundried tomatoes and artichokes was so tasty, so was the sweet potato hash. We chose cookies and brownies that tasted so homemade. Everything was perfect.

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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Although they have limited seating and staff they not only manage to make it work they make it enjoyable. I follow their monthly menu changes but have never been able to clear our schedule to make It whe they had availability. Well trust me we will be here at least once a month no matter what changes we need to... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Serenty Cafe is one of the BEST places to eat in Toms River! We have never had a bad meal. They change the menu often so you don't ge bored with the choices. Absolutely one of the Best!

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Bayville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went to the Serenity for the first time and we had a pleasant experience. I like small restaurants and this was one of those, cozy , quiet and well appointed. This restaurants menu was very interesting albeit daring and the chef takes some risks with the food. The spicy calamari was different and excellent, tender and cooked right. Good portion.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

New Years Eve dinner last night was impeccable. We arrived at 6pm for our reservation and were seated immediately our dinner did not finish until 830pm never were we rushed, nice table for two. On the table was a delicious platter of assorted cheese, Brie, Gorgonzola, goat, and others very fresh top quality. Appetizers we had Cioppino seafood stew and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I don’t normally write reviews; however, this needed to be said. After reading reviews online about Serenity Café, a group of five friends and me decided to try this restaurant for our annual holiday dinner. Upon sitting down, the atmosphere was welcoming as was our waitress. The table started with several appetizers, all of which were enjoyable, including the sun-dried... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Celebrated my brother's birthday with a private party. The private party room was warmly and invitingly decorated. Food was wonderful. Tortellini was to die for. Service was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely go back next time in Toms River.

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Island Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Super gourmet meals prepared with style and class. Never was disappointed with my dining experience. Chef Greg Manning had been my go to guy when I want a great meal. And his lunch selections always include something I want to try.

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Additional Information about The Serenity Cafe

Address: 2008 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ
Phone Number: 732-270-2088
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2008 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: 732-270-2088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Phone number 732 270 2088
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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