Dennis Foy has just opened his new “flagship” restaurant in Red Bank. It’s a bit upscale with very very attentive service. Right now his menu consists of his “greatest hits”, and the food is wonderful. We shared the goat cheese tart and the tian of crab to start. Both were outstanding. We ordered the gnocchi as a second course and unfortunately it came out with our main, a special of rack of lamb. The gnocchi was heavenly. Little puffs of air…we could have had a lot more… The rack of lamb was cooked perfectly med rare. The only thing to us was it wasn’t as flavorful as we would have expected, but the quality of the lamb was sensational. We finished with an amazing chocolate dessert.
All in all, this is was a really nice evening with super attentive service. We’d definitely come back…but we’ll probably wait until the fall when the menu expands.
was just talking about this spot last night- really looking forward to it- hopefully it can set the bar at the upper echelon for the area along with Nicholas.
Edit - just checked the website- and the price points seem very reasonable for the rep the chef has and for what sockster spoke of service wise; especially when you compare to something like the abomination that they created at Catch 19…
Interesting, market price on sirloin. You don’t see that too much.
This menu seems to be a little lacking. Besides the sirloin, I’m not getting any warm fuzzy feeling. And the market price thing is a turnoff.
The langoustine dish sounds interesting, but at 40 bucks I’m not sure. Salmon is the only fish and I never order salmon out. 28 for a chicken dish is steep. I don’t know. I need to hear some HO reports on this joint. I’ve been taking a few for the team lately lol
Called at 5:45 asking if we could get in at 7pm, they offered 6:30 so we took it! Arrived promptly at 6:30 and was brought to our table, the hostesss was welcoming and professional.
The chairs I don’t care for, while I’m sure they are sturdy I’m not a fan of their design (yes I’ve broken a few chairs in my day) so I chose the bench seating. It was a comfortable table for two, most of the tables on this side are deuces. Bread arrived as did our water and shortly thereafter the waitress to give us specials. After a few minutes the order was:
1 crab tian
1 halibut special
1 lamb chops special
Service is very good, very responsive very attentive and very professional. The crab tian was excellent! Loved it! Wish it was a tad bit larger but it was delicious. House salad with house dressing was also very good but a touch too much dressing.
The halibut wasn’t a big hit. The presentation (I wish I took pics) and the taste were rather bland. It was served over a corn salsa which was very good. The lamb chops (2 double cut as in seals pic above) was delicious but again rather understated. Don’t get me wrong if you love lamb you will love this but I was expecting a “wow” factor with it which it didn’t have. Could be my own fault for expecting something I shouldn’t have.
No coffee or desert.
All in all we enjoyed it and I appreciate the service but I’m not in a rush to return. At $75 a per person without booze (2 iced tea’s) I would have appreciated a “wow” factor. Also there were 4 tables when we arrived 3 more joined while we were there, place was about 1/3 full, and I couldn’t have the 7pm reservation?