Red Bank redux version 2.0 [NJ]


Good stuff Dave. I hope they do well. I just think a few menu items are not priced in the ball park, but I’m sure they will find this out.

Any news on the greek spot opening?

(Mr met) #610

Greg- btw- I know you had lamented the graveyard that is Middletown around the post office on 35…some good news- heard a rumor of a real deal chef opening a joint there…can’t really say much more than that now- but his spot has been referenced here before and if it works out would def be the new go to spot there.

(Greg Caggiano) #611

Which area of 35, near where Steak & Ale used to be?


I think he means 36.

(Mr met) #613



If we are talking about the old steak and ale, isn’t that going to a big Dunkin donuts?

(Greg Caggiano) #615

Wow. Okay. That place is such a dead zone. Steak & Ale rocked and rolled for years but after they closed, no one wanted to move in. Same for Friendly’s. Guess the people on 35 know doom when they see it, unlike on 36 with that Mediterranean place adding themselves to the roster of failures in that single location.

But if this chef has a name and brand, that could certainly change things.

Last I heard, the Steak & Ale property was going to become a Dunkin’, day care center, and auto parts store. Like we don’t have enough of all three around…


That would be interesting to see them put an autoparts store while there is an autozone literally on the next property over.

(Mr met) #617

Agree seems silly but hey they keep building them for a reason I guess?
Yeah the spot is gonna be in the area over there. There’s a new moes going up by shop rite as well.
Guy isn’t a huge brand but had a nice spot with good following and very well thought of. Looking forward to it

(Greg Caggiano) #618

“Help Wanted” sign at House of Chong. Maybe one of their 90 year old waiters finally moved on to that great Tiki Bar in the sky. :frowning:


I heard it was going to be a large DD with a drive in. The should be interesting to see how they fit an auto parts store in that parking lot. I wonder if it is a chain parts store. I would think it would be but who knows.

Greg, yeah you could be right.

(Greg Caggiano) #620

I called House of Chong for shits and giggles thinking if they needed a bartender to make all five drinks ordered there per night, I would offer my services. But alas, they are looking for delivery drivers. The ancient waiters still live!

(Mr met) #621

just an fYI Alfonsos from Staten Island apparently will be opening Jan 31st in the old Cake Boss disaster spot. If they manage to put out products at all like they do on the SI location this should be one of the go to Italian bakeries in the area now


Don’t judge me but I follow CoCo Pari on Instagram. And they posted about a new “exclusive, members only social club” opening on West Front Street. It sounds like a cigar club? With a restaurant but BYOB? Le Malt Royale in Red Bank.

I have so many questions.

Anybody heard of this? I am wondering what a membership actually costs.


Well, that sounds gross. Please let us know if you get more details! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

(Junior) #624

Cool I just applied for membership!! lol

I was an original member of Ashes when it was truly a cigar club, that didn’t last too long though. My “times” at Ashes though led me down the path of burning out on the “Red Bank” scene. Not sure I"m going to actually join but the concept sounds pretty cool. I see they have on in Colonia but it seems like there they have a liquor license.

Don’t yuck my yum @CurlzNJ !!! lol


A bit off topic. The old Alicia’s on Main St. in downtown Freehold has a sign out front, “Cigars on Main.” According to their Facebook page they have a winter opening, but virtually no other info as to what to expect.


I wonder the price too. What building is this going in? Sorry if I missed it.

(Junior) #628

22 West Front St., not sure where @gracieggg googled it, but it’s West of Broad St. on Front St. It’s actually next door to 29 West (there is a driveway that separates them) and kind of across the street from JR’s subs. “The Power Center” seems to have been the previous occupant.

If anyone has questions regarding membership I have reached out to them and have the pricing etc. I will PM it to you.


Oh duh. Sorry! I am retracting my comment. You are totally right!

Could you PM me? I am 1000000% not joining but just curious!