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“Absolutely the best food and service experience ever!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Ole - CLOSED

Bistro Ole
230 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-897-0048
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Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Manahawkin, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Absolutely the best food and service experience ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

My wife and I went to Bistro Ole to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. Our first time ever there. We go out to dinner alot and this was far one of the best experiences ever. We were greeted by a wonderful hostess, we told her it was our first time there and our anniversary and she sat us at a great table. From the appetizers to the main course to the dessert the food was simply the best. The owner came and introduced himself even though the restaurant was very busy. Everytime my husband sipped even a bit of his water, the server was there ready to refill his glass. Wow! The night ended with the owner Rico whistling to get everyone's attention to sing Happy Anniversary to us..... We will definitely be returning to enjoy the atmosphere, food, service and great latin music in the near future. Thanks Bistro Ole for a wonderful evening.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Marlboro, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Mixed style of food but good averall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The owner is almost always there very friendly and he rotates around the restaurant , you can feel there are lots of regulars. Its a very mixed crowd. We started our appetizer with a type of beef they call ropa vieja over a ripe plantain and the spicy octopus was really good. Their churrasco or skirt steak was really good also. The place is BYOB so like I always say is nice to be able to make your own selection of wine who better than you. Their empanadas are very good. Overall the place features food from Spain, Portugal and the Caribbean.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Howell, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Food is fusion...they have some very different items on the menu. First time here the food was very good..went for New Years Eve and was disappointed. The sea bass which they are known for was not up to par.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“The best Portuguese/Spanish bistro in Asbury Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The best Portuguese/Spanish bistro in Asbury Park.
Great Cazuela de Marsicos...plantains ahhhhhhhhhhhh
BYOB!!!!

Visited November 2011
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011 via mobile

Level all around good food. A mix of Latin poutigeese and Spanish food

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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