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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Phone number 732 270 2088

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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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
Dinner for six.

Six friends out for dinner. No specials but the menu changes periodically. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. We had three sea bass dinners, a hangar steak, a tuna and I had the Cioppino, which was excellent. Staff was pleasant and accommodating and the ambience was fine. Looking forward to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Luvbyob
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six friends out for dinner. No specials but the menu changes periodically. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. We had three sea bass dinners, a hangar steak, a tuna and I had the Cioppino, which was excellent. Staff was pleasant and accommodating and the ambience was fine. Looking forward to another visit.

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Whiting, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My wife recently threw a surprise party for me which included 65 guests. I couldn't have been more pleased with the preparation of the food, the prompt and courteous attention we received from our servers and the best of all my birthday cake (cannoli filling). Lucky for me I received a gift certificate for the Serenity and I'm looking forward... More 

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Lunch menu is excellent and a fabulous buy. Dinner is superb and priced accordingly. Service is good. Ambiance is comfortable and cozy.

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Thank Dennis W
NJ
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Enjoyed dinner there on a Saturday night. We were a large party of 16 and the staff was very good - we did have a reservation for the "back" room. Food was very well seasoned and combinations are interesting. Highlights for appetizers: the "other" calamari, potato nachos. Entrees to try are short ribs and salmon and pork.

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Thank Leigh L
NJ
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Our sixth visit and we were disappointed with menu, service, and presentation. Something has changed or it was an off night. Usually very tasty and great presentations not tonight. We will try again but were very disappointed with this visit.

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1 Thank JAR103
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Don't be put off by the strip mall location. This restaurant is never less than wonderful! All of the dishes are great, but my favorites are always short ribs or scallops. This chef knows what he's doing, and the presentation is always photo worthy! Lovely place for couples or families with older children...not for youngsters.

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Thank Joanne Y
Caldwell, New Jersey
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were fortunate enough to be visiting for their octoberfest. The wiener app was absolutely excellent as was the sauerbraten,Wiener schnitzel and duck. The service was friendly and efficient. Definitely will be returning.

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Thank Bob G
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. Menu does change often so if you see something good make sure you call to make a reservations. They do take walk ins but the place does not have a lot of tables, and is often packed. Its a great spot for date night as well and its byob. The food is delicious, service is kind... More 

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Thank Honesty4691
Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The food here speaks for itself. Real, homemade, creative and just some down right good eats. Service is always excellent and I love how the menu changes so it's like coming to a new restaurant !

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Thank BRadLongo
Bayville, New Jersey
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The food is excellent, if you find that you like what is on the menu. I was not thrilled with any of the entree choices and opted for the seafood manicotti and German salad. The manicotti was mostly stuffed with ricotta and the salad was exceptional. The desserts were written up so they sounded extraordinary but did not live up... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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