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“Not the same!”
Review of Sallee Tee's Grille - CLOSED

Sallee Tee's Grille
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Manalapan, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not the same!”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Definitely going towards the downward spiral since the change in ownership. Pricey for what you get.
Portion size has decreased as has the quality of the bread - obvious cost cutting measures.
Quality has gone from very good to excellent range to average now . Have dined there twice since change in ownership(gave it a second chance) . Will not return. There are better options for the $$$ in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank jkoft
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SalleeTees, Owner at Sallee Tee's Grille, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal when you were here last. We would like you to know that we take great care every day to maintain the consistency of every menu item and all of the recipes are the same as they have been for years. The former owner dines with us often and she tells us how glad she is that we kept everything the same in quality and portions. I am not sure which bread you are referring to, but I assure you we get the same bread from the same purveyors that have been delivering to the restaurant for years. We have made very minor changes to pricing and only on items where the market prices have gone up so drastically in the past few years. I'm not sure if you noticed but, we also lowered the price of many items. Knowing that one of the most frequent comments from others guests is that the portions are huge, it always helps when we know the specific item you had so we can ensure that there was not an error made as we do address and take very seriously any review that we get. We do hope you will return and once again be one of our many guests who leave very happy with the prices, portions, and quality. Thank you for your review.
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Ramsey N.j
Level 6 Contributor
54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great water view, Good food, Good deal!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Sometimes you just bump into a cool restaurant and you have to tell someone. Well Salle Tee's Grille is just that place! We went to Monmouth Beach for the day and were told to give them a try. So nice looking over the marina in the open air. We had a couple beers and glasses of wine at a fair price for waterfront dining. We chose to eat in the open air bar looking right at the beautiful boats. They have A/C dining inside with another nice bar if you care. We had the little neck steamers-great. What a broth and our waitress gave us a warm bread basket to dip in the broth-mmmmmm. Next, slow cooked rack of ribs. Very good, tasty ,w/ meat falling off the bone ribs. We will be back to try a full dinner soon. We just popped in for a cold one and found a new hot spot.

Crimms

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Crimms
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Long Branch, NJ
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a shame!!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This restaurant was wonderful for years and years. The former owner unfortunately passed away and the restaurant is now under new management. The location is just beautiful but we have gone twice recently now and will not return. The food is terrible and the service was probably the worst I have ever had. Our waiter basically 'abandoned' us to the point that we had to get up and get our own drinks at the bar, we had to ask another waiter for the food, we needed to then ask to have the remainder of our meals delivered and our request was met with complete impatience. We eat out at least 2 to 3 times a week and are very polite customers, not pushy at all. By the time I left, I was so completely exhasperated and it was a horrible experience.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank octcpa1
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SalleeTees, Owner at Sallee Tee's Grille, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for letting us know about your experience and I would like you to know that we have addressed the service issues with all of our staff. Your experience is not at all representative of our standard of service and your review was taken very seriously by everyone involved.
We are very sorry that your meal did not meet your or our standards. We would like you to know that we have taken great care to maintain precise consistency of every item on the menu with the same kitchen staff that has been here for many years and we pay strict attention to every detail from the pickles to the pan seared jumbo scallops. We carefully inspect all of our deliveries which come in fresh daily from all of the same purveyors who have delivered to the restaurant for years. However, if for some reason any dish is not what it should be, our staff is trained to get a manager immediately so we can correct the problem when the guest is still there. We are very sorry this did not happen when you were here and I assure you any server who provided that level of service, is no longer with us.
It is our sincerest hope that you will try us again as we do have many guests who leave very happy every day. We hope you can be one of them again soon.
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Food, Gorgeous View”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We were here for a business dinner. They seated us immediately at a table overlooking the water. As it happened, a storm was rolling in, so we watched the lightning while we ate - beautiful!

I had the Murph-Dunleavy chicken and it was EXCELLENT. It was served with warm bread and a side salad with the house balsamic vinagrette. My coworker got the crab cake sliders and thought they were very good as well.

For dessert, I got the creme brulee. It was good, but not excellent. We also tried the rice pudding, which was very good.

All in all, we had an excellent meal - the service was very good, and we enjoyed it immensely.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Eureecka
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food but a little pricey.”
Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

We ate here on mothers day and it was very busy. We only waited 5 minutes though.i ordered the hot and spicy shrimp. Excellent. Its worth the extra money.

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Thank jenn1921
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