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

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  • 45
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Hidden Gem

A few people mentioned this place to us when we moved here a couple of years ago. I am kicking myself that it took us this long to visit but we will be going often. This is just totally unexpected gourmet (but accessible) food in a strip mall! The menu changes every three weeks. Our first foray was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A few people mentioned this place to us when we moved here a couple of years ago. I am kicking myself that it took us this long to visit but we will be going often. This is just totally unexpected gourmet (but accessible) food in a strip mall! The menu changes every three weeks. Our first foray was pork shank... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was very good, but not great. You must really enjoy Short Ribs. Tasted like potted meat that I had as a kid. The salad was fresh and the dressing was very good. We did enjoy the hot apple pie with carmel sauce and cinnamon ice cream.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lovely setting, nice meal. It was a lunch. I had the Tuna salad which was done perfectly. We were there on a day when we happened to be the only diners.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We recently (3) of us friends decided to celebrate our birthdays with a nice lunch. We saw the lunch menu and decided since we had dinner there on a few occasions and it was good we would go there we were not disappointed we brought a bottle of wine and had a nice calm lunch. The waitress was very nice.... More 

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Toms River
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place has great food at reasonable prices. Table has always been waiting upon arrival for our reservation. The menu changes frequently. Service is well paced. It's a BYOB. Everyone I have taken or referred there has loved it as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food served here is always delicious. They have a menu that changes frequently and gourmet inspired. It is one of my first choices for lunch out with friends or family. It is a BYOB. It is not opened on weekends for lunch.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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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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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