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Brooklyn Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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APPETIZERS‏
13.00
Crispy Fried Calamari Balsamico
Topped with red onions, spicy cherry peppers and drizzled with our signature balsamic reduction
15.00
One Dozen Baked Littleneck Clams Oreganata
Stuffed with seasoned breadcrumbs and baked in white wine and garlic butter
9.00
Mozzarella en Carrozzo
the Italian grilled cheese with our creamy homemade fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and roasted red peppers
9.00
Homemade Mozzarella Caprese
Our creamy‏ homemade fresh mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes and roasted red peppers
9.00
Vegetable Napoleon Tower
Layers of‏ eggplant, zucchini, portobello mushrooms and our creamy homemade fresh mozzarella with our signature balsamic reduction
7.00
Fried Ravioli
Golden deep fried served with our classic red sauce
SALADS
5.00
Chicken 3.00
Shrimp 6.00
Classic Caesar
Romaine, croutons and parmesan tossed to order
9.00
Chicken 3.00
Shrimp 6.00
Bistro Salad
Mixed greens, red onion, tomato, dried cranberries and walnuts, topped with goat cheese and slices of fresh pear
9.00
Chicken 3.00
Shrimp 6.00
Insalata Tre Colori
Radicchio, endive and baby arugula topped with goat cheese, cherry tomatoes and sliced almonds. Served with our homemade rasberry vinagrette
11.00
Chicken 3.00
Shrimp 6.00
Insalata Con Tonno
A bed of mixed greens, sliced red onions, cherry tomatoes, capers and sliced hard boiled egg topped with imported canned tuna in olive oil served with lemon
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11.00
Italian classics
Spaghetti and meatballs mamma’s original
11.00
Cheese Filled Ravioli
Served in classic tomato sauce
14.00
Nonna's Lasagna
Lots of‏ meat, sausage and ricotta cheese
17.00
Capellini Scampi
Jumbo shrimp in our lemon and garlic sauce over bed of angel hair pasta
14.00
Penne Alla Vodka
This version of the creamy classic contains peas and prosciutto
16.00
Eggplant Rollatini
Sliced eggplant stuffed with ricotta cheese and fresh mozzarella
16.00
Chicken Parmigiana
Juicy and tender chicken cutlet topped with our creamy homemade fresh mozzarella cheese marinara sauce
21.00
Sole Francese
Egg battered, lemon, butter and white wine
ENTREES
19.00
Chicken Sorrentino
Pan seared boneless chicken breast layered with our creamy homemade fresh mozzarella, eggplant and roasted red peppers finished in a light tomato broth
19.00
Chicken Alla Bistro
Pan seared boneless chicken breast topped with sausage, hot cherry peppers, potatoes and onions in white wine garlic and oil
21.00
Veal Alla Bistro
Layered with prosciutto our creamy homemade fresh mozzarella and spinach finished in mushroom marsala sauce
21.00
Slow Braised Beef Osso Buco
Served over our creamy arborio risotto
25.00
Tonno Agrodolce
Ahi tuna steak seared with caramelized onions and sun dried tomatoes in balsamic reduction
21.00
Filet of Sole Marechiara
Pan seared with capers, olives and a hint of anchovy in light tomato sauce
27.00
Classic Filet Mignon
Bistro’s signature filet, pan seared and finished in our cabernet reduction with sliced portabello mushroom
RISOTTO‏
Please allow a minimum of 20 min. Cooking time
17.00
Mixed Mushroom Risotto
Portobello, porcini and button mushrooms infused into our creamy arborio risotto
PASTA
15.00
Linguini and Littlenecks
Sauteed little neck clams with garlic and olive oil
16.00
Penne Arrabbiata
Tossed with‏ our homemade sausage hot cherry peppers and finished with our red sauce
16.00
Home Made Ricotta Gnocchi Bolognese
Gnocchi served in our creamy bolognese meat sauce
19.00
Ricotta Gnocchi Alla Vincenzo
Gnocchi in pesto and cream topped with grilled chicken and fresh mozzarella
16.00
Mafalda Milanese
A wonderful joining of toasted bread crumbs, pignoli, raisins and tomato sauce over mafalda pasta
16.00
Pasta Alla Bistro
Homemade ricotta cavatelli with broccoli rabe sausage and cannelini beans in white wine and garlic
Let us cater your next party! Ask us for details
BEVERAGES‏
3.00
Apple or Cranberry Juice
5.00
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water Large Bottle
5.00
Aqua Panna Non Sparkling
2.00
Coffee/ Tea
Single 2.00
Double 3.00
Espresso
4.00
Cappuccino
SIDES
4.00
Homemade Meatballs(2)
5.00
Homemade Fennel Sausage
5.00
Sauteed Spinach
7.00
Broccoli Rabe
3.00
Potato Croquettes(2)
3.00
French Fries
KIDS‏
7.00
Chicken Fingers and Fries
7.00
Spaghetti and Meatball
7.00
Mozzarella Styx and Fries
HOMEMADE DESSERTS
All desserts are made from scratch!
5.00
The Best Cheesecake You’Ve Ever Had
Gourmet Cheesecake of the Day
Price varies
5.00
Bistro Homemade Tiramisu'
4.00
Homemade Cannoli
5.00
Lemon Sorbet
6.00
Tartufo
Vanilla and chocolate ice cream covered in a hard chocolate shell with a maraschino cherry in the center
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

I was in Tom's River for a week for a work event and wound up eating here twice. The food was good. The pasta was incredibly fresh, clearly made on site. I also had an excellent crab & corn soup that was better than I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Therese F
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Tried to use Groupon.. They wouldnt accept because it was a special and they said you cant use Groupon on specials. It was NOT listed on their Groupon description and it was not posted in restaurant that you couldnt use Groupon on daily specials. It...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AngelHCooper
Reviewed April 2, 2019

We ended up going here due to receiving a coupon from a family member. I never really thought of going there but I am glad I did. We shared the meatball appetizer which was good. My wife and I both got the gnocchi with three...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

If you’ve not had the experience of dining here, do yourself a favor and give it a try. I guarantee it will become one of your favorites. Everyone in our party raved about their meal. The appetizers were magnificent and the cheese board was amazing....More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Minmor
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Let me start by saying at least the service was very good considering the food was just OK and expensive for what you get. I guess calling a place a "Bistro" means the pricing goes way up for small portions. We were 2 couples enjoying...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RPVic
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We love this restaurant. Husband loves the pasta Milanese, I love the Penne Arrabiato, we both love the Chicken Parm. Tasty dishes with a touch of Sicily.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TripMaven7
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

A little different spin on classic italian menu. Both Veal and chicken a la Bistro were delicious although totally different on their own. The chicken had sausage and a hint of hot peppers. The sausage was amazing. Very flavorful dish. Veal was in a marsala...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sharonpati
Reviewed December 24, 2018

The Sunday Gravy entree was the same as my mom’s recipe. She would cook the gravy all day. Sunday was a day for family dinner. You can have a family dinner at Brooklyn Bistro any day of the week. So delicious! The staff was attentive,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joanna332
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Food was very good....Homemade, very nice inside, service was very good! small but very nice....We didn't have to wait for a table...Had the chicken parm, and it was delicious!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Georgette P
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My daughter in law suggested since it was such a nice night that we meet at Brooklyn Bistro for dessert and coffee. They do offer outside seating during the summer months since we opted for that. My son and daughter in law ordered bananas foster...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Annette R
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It asked to review other places in toms river and I thought I would share the outstanding service we had. No was not comparing to Applebee's.
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