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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone number 732 270 2088

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Finally got a reservation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Cindy G
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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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  • Reservations
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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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220 reviews 220 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Best food and service in area!! Everything on the menu is great and they change their menu every few weeks!!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Serenity cafe is one of those restaurants that locals want to keep as a secret. The food is reliably excellent. The creative chef changes the menu every few weeks, and despite this, the food is always delicious. Servers are attentive but not intrusive. Always an excellent choice.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best restaurants around. Enjoy the fact that it is not your typical menu. A lot of thought is given to their dishes and the fact that it changes every few weeks make The Serenity Cafe a homerun!

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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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