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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 12, 2021 via mobile

We arrived at six to discover it was restaurant week, we had no reservations so sat at bar (4 of us). We could not have been more surprised. The hostess apologized that there were no tables cause a party of 20 were coming in. So,...we decide to eat at bar… and it was amazing. Trust me we’re familiar with bar food from Asbury all the way to Toms River. The bartender was completely attentive, funny and such a pleasure. The food, we had quesadillas to pasta to veal… and ALL our dishes were delicious. With a warm, friendly atmosphere, an attentive bartender and really great food, we will definitely go back (AND) drive a half hour to get there! Thanks again for such a great night! Keep doing what you do!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

Stooped in for the vegan burger and the fried flounder sandwich. Definitely good quality food. Delicious side salad and French fries. Sat outside under an umbrella and it was lovely. Great beer selections. Plus our waitress was super helpful. We would definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

4 stars is a joke. Searched online and found this supposedly great place. Couldn't be farther from the truth. Shame on as I had warning signs; as calling a place not visited I asked if they take reservations (or is a first come first serve)...and hostess replied with attitude, "we'll of course we do..". OK, maybe the attitude is because they are jammed since food is so good. WRONG! Just unhappy people also evident of our server that evening. Everyone gets a pass on a bad day, but for all people to edgy, that's a top down issue, add the poor food and I fault the owner. Crap rolls down hill. Food, below par. 6 dishes, only one lived up to 4 star, fried calamari with chili sauce. Mussels were horrible, both the shellfish and the sauce(left half the dish). Fish tacos, no taste. Burger as shown in other review pics, the bun wasn't toasted so it was big, dry, and killed the burger. A bun can make or break a burger and this one is broke. Chicken quesadilla, no taste. Kids chicken fingers for our 11 year olds, can't mess that up right? Wrong! No taste. We never leave 1/2 full dishes on the table without taking them, here we did on the mussels and fingers. Waitress didn't even ask how our food was or why so much was left when clearing the table. See prior ownership point, bad stuff starts at the top. Pros: prices are fair: think Diner level, but I've had better food/service at diners, and live music on a Friday night. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

THE REASON WE WILL NEVER NEVER GO BACK TO THE ELBOW ROOM IS BECAUSE OF THE BARTENDER MISSY. We went to the Elbow room tonight after a long day of working on our house. Exhausted and excited to go out to dinner now that indoor...dining is allowed, at a place we used loved to go to. We order a lot of food and one drink each. One person in our party went to outside to smoke a cigarette (gross I know) then came into the restaurant to wash his hands and while he was in the bathroom, the bartender, Missy, advised me that she was no longer serving him because he got sick outside and was not walking straight. He has a BROKEN FOOT and is wearing a boot. Everyone wobbles in a boot. I was overwhelmed and embarrassed. When he got back I told him what was said to me. It was determined that the bartender, Missy, LIED to me. When I asked her in front of the person that she said got sick she refused to say that he did. I challenged her and asked, did you not say that? She again was silent. I was visibly upset, paid my bill and although I did not want to, I tipped (because I try not to be a bad person). The owner came over because she was able to see that I was boxing up our food that had just been delivered to us and asked if we were okay. We said yes but she knew something was wrong. I was too embarrassed to have a conversation with her (I am sorry for that). I told her we will never go back there again. We live locally and always support local. Unfortunately we will never be supporting the Elbow room again. We supported them multiple times while outdoor dining was allowed (with absolutely not issues) and tried to support them today. Well I guess we did support them today but, never again. The people that own the Elbow room have always been great to us. We obviously like the food but will never be back. THE REASON WE WILL NEVER NEVER GO BACK TO THE ELBOW ROOM IS BECAUSE OF THE BARTENDER MISSY.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

What a fun time here after we snagged a table right by the live music! How great to have entertainment as you are served a meal. My gf pasta was mediocre (over cooked and under spiced) but the homemade chicken pot pie was huge! And...so was the crisp, fresh salad! And all the menu items are reasonable, and since they have taken over a large parking lot nearby to arrange for outdoor dining, it is fabulous! I hope they keep the outside as an option through the fall!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

We visited The Elbow Room in Bradley Beach mid week this winter and were pleasantly surprised. They offered a great deal...a mid week winter comfy menu that included choice of appetizer or salad or a glass of wine, entree and dessert for $25/person. The pasta...with sausage and broccoli Rabe was delicious as were our salads with kale and Brussels sprouts. Atmosphere is low key and friendly. Such a sweet little local gem.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Been going here for years....food is always on point. I always bring Family here to get a Lindy's Salad

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

Went several times. Average food. Average price. Nothing special here. Staff is average as well. Very tight seating.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

Great food and reasonable pricing. Burgers to gourmet! Would go again to try different meal,soup to nut. However,not a romantic place.the patrons ar the bar were extremely loud and actually yelling out loud. Don't order the rice pudding, not good.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

Tried this local restaurant for lunch. The bar and dining areas were evenly divided allowing for privacy and quiet. Our party of seven was seated quickly and approached by our waitress. Nice lunch menu providing options from small plates, sandwiches, pasta and seafood. Our choices...were served together and as ordered. Nice selection of beers on tap.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

We grew up in Jersey and used to have a place in Bradley Beach and were in town visiting and tried the Elbow Room, we were very glad we did. First let me say these people hustle , it was a busy friday night but...the staff was almost running they were so attentive and quick. Best service we ever had at any place in NJ or where we live now in GA. The food was Amazing , we had pierogies and roasted cauliflower as apps and they were great. For the main course I had a tuna steak burger which was perfect and my wife had flounder which while it was not her favorite ever she liked it. Overall I give them 5 stars for food quality and service , we have already recomended it to freinds and family in the area and will come back next time we are in NJMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

They make their own vegan burger here. It is excellant. Plenty of other great choices as well. Excellent service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Had a great brunch. We were greeted by Nick our friendly bar tender. Awesome cocktails by Nick followed by a great meal. Try the ET Tuna is was fantastic. Every dish ordered were fabulous! 🥂💜

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is a welcome return to Bradley beach since the Draughting Table closed. There's all kinds of options from steak or ribs to pasta to seafood. You're bound to find your favorite. The French Onion soup, salads and sandwiches are great, too!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Clean contemporary decor and live music on Friday nights! We had the fish tacos, flounder sandwich, and French onion soup! All delicious, and reasonably priced. Can't beat the combo of music and dining nearby home!

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Elbow Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5