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Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar

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Sun, 9/15
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

SNACKING
4
Pork Rinds
Buttermilk Powder, Roasted Chili Sauce
4
Tavern Chips
Caramelized Leek Dip
4
Deviled Red Beet Eggs
Pickled Shallots, Beet Mousse, Paprika
9
Pomegranate Guacamole
Serrano Chiles, Plantain Chips
8
Marinated Olives
Anchovy, Parsley, Pine Nut, Preserved Lemon, Pecorino
8
Compressed Melons and Prosciutto
CCA Evergreen Basil, EVOO, Frisee
5
Garlic and Herb Fries
Roasted Garlic Oil, Heinz 57
15
11 Oaks Wagyu Beef Tartare
Fingerling Chips, Shishito Pepper, Egg Yolk. Pickled Shallot
10
Monkey Bread and Brie
Green Apple, Honey Comb, Celery Leaf
22
Cheese and Charcuterie
Pickled Vegetables, Seasonal Fruit, Whole Grain Mustard, Grilled Bread
SMALLER BITES
ea3.25
Oysters on the 1/2 Shell
Cocktail, Lemon, Mignonette
8
Chef John's New England Clam Chowder
14
Fried Burrata
Crispy Speck, Onion Marmalade, Dijon Veloute, Burnt Honey
16
Middleneck Clams
Black Garlic Butter, Crispy Pork Cheek, Hot Sauce, Shishito
9
House Chicken Wings
Aleppo Pepper, Malt Vinegar Powder, Buttermilk Blue Cheese
FROM OUR GARDEN
8
Tempura Asparagus
Lemon Aioli, Mint
8
Cauliflower
Smoked Cheddar, Golden Raisins, Marcona Almonds, Aleppo Pepper
8
Spaghetti Squash
Thyme, Lacinato Kale, Smoked Almonds, Manchego
8
Shishito Peppers
Ricotta Salata, Preserved Lemon
6
Ad Lib House Salad
Bibb Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Pickled Carrot, Balsamic
8
Caesar Salad
Red Romaine, Cherry Tomatoes, Broken Piave, Breadcrumb
9
Wedge Salad
Baby Iceberg, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Point Reyes, Six Minute Egg
9
CCA Butter Lettuce and Bok Choy
Fava Bean, Ramp, Peanut, Radish, Red Chile Vinaigrette
HAND HELDS
12
Adult Grilled Cheese
White Cheddar, Provolone, Brie, Truffle Oil
13
Turkey Sandwich
Garlic Aioli, Honey Black Pepper Bacon, Frisee, Tomato, Red Onion
14
Pork Cheek Sliders
Apple BBQ, Chile Pickles, Shaved Sprouts, Steamed Buns
15
Ad Lib Burger
Cheddar, Stone Ground Dijonnaise, Pretzel Roll, LTO, House Fries
15
Tuna Tataki
Asian Slaw, Avocado Wasabi, Crispy Wontons
15
Eggplant Flatbread
Grilled Haloumi, Cilantro, Harissa, Grilled Garbanzo
13
Margherita Flatbread
Heirloom Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil
13
Grouper Po Boy Flatbread
Remoulade, Cucumber, Tomato, Bok Choy, Dill
HEARTIER
12
Ad Lib Mac and Cheese
Cavatappi, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Middleswarth BBQ Chips
14
Anthony's Meatballs
Piave Grits, Micro Basil, Marinara
24
Roasted Grouper
Patty Pan, King Crab, Mint, English Peas, Horseradish
18
Barnegat Light Scallops
Fried Grits, Andoullie, Fennel, Orange, Paprika Chive Butter
20
Grilled Octopus
Fingerling, Ancho Chile, Jicama Salad, Cilantro
16
Joe Jurgielewicz Duck Confit
Ricotta Waffle, Pickled Strawberry, Watercress, Ricotta Salata
17
Lamb Shepherd's Pie
Braised Leg, English Peas, Root Vegetables, Whipped Potatoes
7 oz 29
21 Day Dry Aged Strip
Fava Bean and Morel Succotash, Dijon Veloute, Carrot Top, Salsify
FEASTING
designed to share with two or more
56
Duck in Three Parts
Wings, Breast, Confit Leg, Cheddar Biscuits, Apple BBQ, Fingerling Potato Salad
59
Steam Pot
Diver Scallops, Middleneck Clams, Fish Chowder, Corn, Stone Potatoes, Old Bay
75
Tomahawk Short Ribs
Ramp Gnocchi, Fiddlehead Fern, Corn Puree, Pea Tendril Salad
28
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Pine Nut Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes, Burrata, Piave, Marinara
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First day there had breakfast. I like varity so I did the buffet. Everything was excellent. If you have picky eaters stick to the menu so you dont over pay for what the kids eat. Staff was amazing. They even gave my daughter a highchair...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank samanthah928
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast a la carte muffins and what passes for scones are among the worst I’ve sampled anywhere. Mediocre coffee. The amazing bakery around the corner seems to be closed on weekends, alas.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank DrakeBaer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great appetizers. Clams served with herbed dipping sauces, melon and prosciutto, 6 minute egg salad. Entrees from fish to steak to flatbreads. Creme brulee and chocolates for dessert.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Laura5016
Kimberly S, Manager at Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

This place is difficult to review. The food is excellent, surprising for a hotel bar. Some of the appetizers were quite unique. The service was often inattentive yet friendly when the bartenders were focused on us. It was like they were unable to multitask.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LynneS856
Kimberly S, Manager at Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2019

Thank you for your review. We use your feedback to help ourselves become the best that we can be and we will address your concerns with the staff.

Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Went there for breakfast and the omelette station was terrific. They really nailed it for both my wife and and me. Very pleasant experience

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jay N
Kimberly S, Manager at Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Thank you!

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Just want to state upfront with this review concerns the Ad Lib’s breakfast with friends only. I have not dined here for anything other than that. There is a decent selection of a la carte plates at diner prices. That said, the breakfast bar is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Strummer1962
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Superb meal. Margherita pizza was unbelievable. Wonderful cheeses and a really awesome crust. The Caesar Salad was fresh and loaded with chicken, large Parmesan shavings and fried pecorino cheese. Definitely worth stopping in!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank tom-jm-poet
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Went on a Tuesday night and it was crowded. It took forever to get a server to come over. Once she did she explained that the kitchen served this one and a high end grill. She said the food wouldn’t come out together and it...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LisaSmith703
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Ate here with the wife prior to seeing a show at the Whitaker Center. The convenience of the place is great. The atmosphere is nice (but ultimately very loud). The food is pretty good, but the portions are almost criminally small. Since we arrived here...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Steve G
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The only things this place deserves a 5 for are the staff and design. Great looking restaurant. Very nice personnel. Food is so so. Offering brunch menu at 2-3PM and not being able to order from the dinner menu, makes no sense. Big minus. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank adg-77700
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