The Butchers Block, Long Branch

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I’d like to see this menu too.

Greg, maybe you can invite them to join HO.

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(Greg Caggiano) #22

I will.

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(Thomas DAmbrisi) #23

Hey all! Thanks for the invite. Have read all comments and value all your opinions! I will try to address all concerns in the post! I’ll start by saying Rockefeller’s, Tuzzios, Nunzios are Long branch classics and we admire the businesses they have built! They are all great spots and our mission is not to compete with them in anyway! As we just opened we decided to open with our simple lunch menu and actually keep our “marketing” at a minimum. A simple Instagram post as our opening was one too hopefully bring a “soft” opening. Our website is under construction and a landing page was created. We have several aspects to our store. Which includes a butcher shop that specializes in whole animal butchery , a locally sourced produce room, cafe and a dining room. We intend to try and deliver the freshest and best quality products. We respect Dutch prime and the old owners greatly but we felt that using outdated, foreign, and misleading products wasn’t our mission! Products of meat that were imports of Mexico are something we absolutely wanted to get away from as we felt they didn’t meat certain health standards. As well as sandblasting and cleaning up an unsanitary kitchen. With that being said, a $6.50 cheesesteak isn’t anymore possible. We do our best too keep our food costs low but unfortunately the costs of quality ingredients and products are costly. ( Yes the burger comes with fries , cooked in beef fat) . The menu shown is our lunch menu which operates with the market hours of 10am-5pm. But, our butcher will clearly state that anything within our butcher case will gladly be cooked to their likely by our chef. Anytime of the day. Thursday - Saturday we offer a “butcher to table “ dinner menu which is by reservation only. Apps , salads, charcuterie come out family style to being and then you can choose your protein from our butcher! Gratefully, Our opening weekend we booked up completely and have already begin filling future reservations. Would love to invite all of you in for a tour and can further explain our mission gladly. You can ask for Tom! I hope you have a great day, I will also send the criticism to the chef and make sure all changes and corrections are made! we have plenty of fixing to do and appreciate all of your insight ! Hope to see you all. Thanks . The 19$ fried chicken we use is prepared fresh to order using bell and Evans air chilled product ! But crown fried is fantastic as well, love seeing people support other local businesses ! Thanks.

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#24

Is it me, or did this just get really interesting? :clap:t2::clap:t2::clap:t2:

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(Junior) #25

Tom,
Thank you for taking the time to come join us here and give us further insight into your vision for your business. Just curious though, you mention a landing page for your website, care to share that with us? I did a good search for your name and it comes up with “The Butchers Steakhouse” in Allenhurst.
Do you happen to carry prime meat(s) and /or doing any aging?

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(Jeff) #26

It appears that their wholesale company distributes prime so I’m guessing they will serve it.

https://dambrisifoodsnj.com/

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(Thomas DAmbrisi) #27

Hey Junior. Our website is www.thebutchersblocknj.com. Also can find us on Instagram @ Thebutchersblocknj.com.

attached is a photo our dry aging cases. All cuts in these displays are “Chairmen’s Reserve Prime”.

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(Junior) #28

I :heart: U

Thank you again for the follow up, I can assure you I will be by.

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(Thomas DAmbrisi) #29

Looking forward to it.

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(Jeff) #30

I have high hopes for this place. They are saying all of the right things.

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(Joon) #31

So when are Hoin down at this place yo?

@Tomd1022 Welcome to the HO, Tom! I wish you the very best, I’m a big fan of meat and your loins look absolutely glorious!!

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#32

Is there a dinner menu? I only saw the one menu.

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#33

And suddenly it’s a dating site. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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#34

So a one hit wonder on Google is ranking this place up there with Peter lugers. :slight_smile:

Has anyone had dinner here?

I can’t paste the Google link but you can see this “stellar” review if you search Google. He certainly liked this place.

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(Mr met) #35

google reviews is such trash. He also posted word for word same on yelp. that being said- the concept sounds cool; I hope they turn it around based on the cpl early reviews.

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(Junior) #36

I will say I’ve seen a few facebook friends, people whom I truly do know personally, eat here and give it thumbs up. Even my daughter asked me about it saying there was a buzz among her peer group, so word is getting around.

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#37

So I called and the 4 course meal is on Friday and Saturday.

Tonight is taco Tuesday.

My office used to order at least a dozen meals each day from this place when it was Dutch’s, probably more.

Now it is radio silence…sadly.

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