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“Our Favorite for Fine Dining in the Area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shipwreck Grill

Shipwreck Grill
720 Ashley Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730-1402
732-292-9380
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Brielle
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
New Jersey
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Our Favorite for Fine Dining in the Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We've been to the Shipwreck on several occasions now and have consistently left completely satisfied with our dining experience. This past Sunday we wandered in around 5:30 PM and without a reservation we had our choice of seating. This has not always been the case, particularly in weekend prime time. Dining on the outdoor deck was even available, although we chose a window table in the bar with a view of the river in the distance.

Started with cocktails that were made well to our liking and priced in line for a fine dining establishment. My wife and I split a terrific endive salad which was served as two portions from the kitchen. For this evening's dinner I selected a lobster ravioli with grilled scallops and my spouse the sea bass, both were delectable and served with tasty vegetables. Finishing with a wonderful raspberry cheesecake in a glass that we also shared, we were totally pleased with all our selections as in past visits. Total check, $125. for 3 drinks and all the rest including tax and tip.

Service is always very friendly, prompt and accommodating. Parking is conviently situated at the rear of the restaurant and free which for the shore can be rare.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leonia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gourmet food at affordable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten at Shipwreck Grill many times over the last 5 years. Whether it is just two of us or a group of 10, the food and service is the best in the area. The menu is outstanding with choices from seafood to pasta to veal chops and steak and much more. I highly recommend the lobster tail stuffed with crab meat or the scallops scampi or the pasta with clams and pancetta. The pistachio encrusted grouper is also fabulous. The specials are always delicious and the appetizers and desserts are exceptional. Make sure you make a reservation well in advance.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andover, New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Jersey shore at it's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Danielle was our waitress who explained the best of the menu and got it right. We went with her suggestions and were 100% satisfied!
View is nothing to speak of, but food was amazing! Packed on a Friday night, but worth the wait. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Splendid all the way around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I wanted to take my parents and sister to a place they would really appreciate and decided on the Shipwreck. They were extremely impressed by the quality of the cuisine, the presentation of the meals, and the service. My mother remarked that it was a delightful experience and that she was pleased as to the quality and uniqueness of the dishes served. The restaurant is by no means inexpensive but the prices are worth what you receive. It is one of the best, if not the best restaurant in all of Ocean and Monmouth Counties that I have visited.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Livingston, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Skip it!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Worst wait staff ever! After asking the waitress if Penne pasta was available for my children since no kids menu was offered she quickly snapped "Linguini only" only to overhear a special presented to another table by a different waitress that a penne pasta dish was a special that evening!
The food was okay at best and well over priced. Any other restaurant at the shore would be a better choice!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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