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Restaurants

Entree - An upscale meat place but great food and service  (Moved to 4th and Monmouth)
Revolve- An upscale meat place with small menu. Currently serving (steak) appetizers, mains, and dessert.
Prime 95 - An upscale steakhouse and sushi and wine...great food and ambiance.
Ottimo- Dairy, upscale, great reviews, great lunch special
Estreia - upscale meat restaurant, a little noisy. Opens at 5:00pm
Pizzano- A pizza store with nice sit down area also has a large dairy menu
Upper Crust- A pizza store with nice sit down area also has a large dairy menu
Sushi Nation - Exclusive sushi spot. They also sell sushi in some other stores.
Kava - Nice coffee store with a drive-thru, they do events as well.
French Press - Nice coffee store
Cafoterria - New dairy place at the Avenue Shoppes at New Hampshire, a branch of Ottimo, also delivering to the business district
That Sushi Spot amazing sushi on Clifton Ave and they offer curbside pickup
Kalamata - nice dairy cafe attached to pizza store. Has Simcha room.
Lamp Post - upscale meat restaurant in Toms River
Loft
Tomahawk
Sugo
Smokey Joe Order only, WhatsApp 347-743-5648

Fast Food

Meat

Glatt Bite- Massive menu with fast service and delicious American and Chinese food.
D'LUX- Massive menu with fast service. American, Chinese, and sushi
Yussies- Deli and sandwiches. Delicious fries.
Glatt Gourmet- best homemade take out food (also sandwiches and chinese)
Yapchik- Nice menu great homemade take out, or eat in
Bun- Nice new place, great burgers
Kosher Chinese- Chinese place on Clifton, recent change in ownership/name. Small, cheap, good food
Sushi Express- sushi and Chinese, they deliver 732-901-7874
South Side Sandwich Shop- Fast-food joint Extensive sandwich menu. Has delicious smoked Ribs/Lamb and chicken. Friendly service. SSSS now located on cedarbridge between Martin Luther and Arlington Ave.
Snaps- Fast food in Westgate
Glatt Gourmet- Down the 9, across from Bun. Good food, jammed Thursday nights
Pita Hut - (3 locations) Awesome Israeli food, free cholent on Thursdays with your purchase
Eat-A-Pita - Nice schnitzel/schwarma place, now with a hot dog bar, on Clifton
Keepshuto - Hottest up-and-coming place in town, right off Main and Clifton (Before Central)
Smokey Hill BBQ
Hamisada - Upscale Middle Eastern cuisine on the 9 just outside of Lakewood in Howell, Olympic Pita style
Flysh
Lipa's Munch
Mike’s

Dairy

Circa - Clean pizza store/cafe with large menu + sushi.
Pizza Place- A pizza store with a large dairy menu and very nice setting located in WestGate 732.730.1144
Pizza Plus - 4th st btwn Clifton and Lexington. Original Lakewood pizza store. Foods great. Best pizza around
J2- Pizza and sushi in Shoprite plaza. Pizza is good, great sushi.
J2 south - Pizza in the Evergreen plaza
That Sushi Spot- Clifton and Third, store was formerly California Swirls
Village Pizza (2 locatioons) - Pizza store with a dairy menu
Village Pizza South - Near Bais Shaindel, south side of the lake
Bagel Nosh - Legendary bagel store, needs no introduction
4 Corners (4 locations) , bagel store+ sushi ]
Out To Lunch - Nice, upscale dairy cafe across the street from Circa on Cedarbridge
Panini Cafe - NIce, new, sit-down place with iPads for ordering :)
Pop Up Pizza in Jackson Crossing (next to the WaWa outside Westgate)
Bagel King Great bagel store with drive-thru in NPGS Jackson plaza
Esty’s Bestys Milchigs in Jackson next to NPGS

Ice Cream

Yismach Yisroel Westgate Westgate plaza
CREMEThe Avenue Shoppes, 12 America Ave
Sprinkles Gourmet Glatt plaza
Rita’s Open Spring/Summer, in the same plaza as Village Pizza South
Sprinkles South In the Closeout Connection strip mall, with Bun
Yismach Yisroel 4th and Lexington

Takeout

Aisle 9 (grocery)- Nice fleishig selection, arguably best sushi in town
Seasons (grocery)- Good fleishigs and bakery
Gourmet Glatt (grocery) Just about everything, North location is on County Line in Gourmet Glatt plaza next to Chase Bank and South location is in Seagull Square


Catering

R&S - Probably the oldest establishment in town. Most famous for their liver.
Simcha Caterers -
Greenwald Caterers - They have a sort of monopoly on large events/Simchos

Bakeries

Gelbstein’s - On Clifton, next to His Place
Hershel’s in Amazing Savings plaza

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #340 on: July 29, 2021, 02:54:31 PM »
Um... There are a few levels of Choleh below that level.

If someone has a headache or thinks they have fever, it's not a sofek sakanah. Most poskim hold that they can take their temp with a mercury-style thermometer because it's not yad soledes bo.
Why would you be checking your temperature if you think you have a temperature of 99°?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: July 29, 2021, 03:13:53 PM »
Why would you be checking your temperature if you think you have a temperature of 99°?
How about to see if it's 99 or 101?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: July 29, 2021, 03:54:25 PM »
Very funny!
I use a thermometer that is mutar to use on Shabbos (for a choleh).
The ones I grew up with maxed out at 106 or something. Brings back memories of shaking them down till you accidently dropped it. Best part was the ensuing panic that the smidgen of leaked mercury will obliviate mankind forever.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: July 29, 2021, 03:55:39 PM »
the thing was very pretty on the surface but the color of a stop sign inside.

Sounds yummy. Raw would be much deeper red.
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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #344 on: July 29, 2021, 04:02:07 PM »
Sounds yummy. Raw would be much deeper red.
In theory. Maybe I was just spoiled by the filet mignon from Noi Due the other week.

In all seriousness, How do you insert the termo?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: July 29, 2021, 04:06:05 PM »
In theory. Maybe I was just spoiled by the filet mignon from Noi Due the other week.

In all seriousness, How do you insert the termo?
diagonally, tip in middle of the thickest part not near a bone.
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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: July 29, 2021, 06:32:12 PM »
How about to see if it's 99 or 101?
Exactly my point. It falls under Safek Choileh Sheyesh Boi Sekana since you don't know what temperature you are at.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: July 29, 2021, 06:43:22 PM »
Exactly my point. It falls under Safek Choileh Sheyesh Boi Sekana since you don't know what temperature you are at.
In many cases it's clearly not a sakana

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Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: July 29, 2021, 06:44:39 PM »
Only in a Lakewood thread about restaurants can we end up with a orech chaim halachic discussion.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: July 29, 2021, 06:49:52 PM »
In many cases it's clearly not a sakana
Fine.  :) Just don't want anyone clearly sick thinking they have to borrow some esoteric thermometer and end up being mesukan because of that.
Only in a Lakewood thread about restaurants can we end up with a orech chaim halachic discussion.
Restaurants have Yoireh Deah Shaalos and Oirech Chaim Shaalos ;)

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: July 29, 2021, 06:59:49 PM »
I use a thermometer that is mutar to use on Shabbos (for a choleh).
Let me try again:
I use a thermometer that is mutar to use on Shabbos (for a mitzvah).

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: August 19, 2021, 12:12:49 PM »
Shifting back on topic, what's the latest and greatest wisdom here for best of the best Fleishig restaurant in Lakewood, for a couple for dinner? Charq? Estreia? Entrée? Revolve?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: August 19, 2021, 01:20:46 PM »
Shifting back on topic, what's the latest and greatest wisdom here for best of the best Fleishig restaurant in Lakewood, for a couple for dinner? Charq? Estreia? Entrée? Revolve?
I don't know about Estreia or Revolve. Entree is normal good food, but I was much more impressed with CharQ.
Much nicer ambiance and better food imo.
A bit pricier too, although not as much as I expected it to be.
When I go back, I'll probably skip the appetizers, as they're mostly pretty small and relatively overpriced.
I got the surprise steak (not sure if it's always available) and thought it was amazing (I actually liked it better than the $165 dry aged steak you can see in the background of my picture).
Charcuterie board good (if you like salty), but very little meat you're getting.






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« Reply #353 on: August 19, 2021, 03:47:39 PM »
Thanks for the thorough review and pics. Much appreciated! Their menu online doesn't have prices - it's a pet peeve of mine, can't stand when restaurants do that. Don't post a menu, or post the same menu I'll see in  the restaurant. Don't pretend that your only patrons should be those who don't care about price

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: August 19, 2021, 03:48:19 PM »
Thanks for the thorough review and pics. Much appreciated! Their menu online doesn't have prices - it's a pet peeve of mine, can't stand when restaurants do that. Don't post a menu, or post the same menu I'll see in  the restaurant. Don't pretend that your only patrons should be those who don't care about price
That is, CharQ doesn't have a menu online with prices

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: August 19, 2021, 03:49:32 PM »
Shifting back on topic, what's the latest and greatest wisdom here for best of the best Fleishig restaurant in Lakewood, for a couple for dinner? Charq? Estreia? Entrée? Revolve?
Entree never disappoints.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: August 19, 2021, 03:53:52 PM »
Entree never disappoints.
Depends on your expectations
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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: August 19, 2021, 03:56:06 PM »
Depends on your expectations
Not really.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: August 19, 2021, 06:32:12 PM »
Thanks for the thorough review and pics. Much appreciated! Their menu online doesn't have prices - it's a pet peeve of mine, can't stand when restaurants do that. Don't post a menu, or post the same menu I'll see in  the restaurant. Don't pretend that your only patrons should be those who don't care about price
Yep, I wish I'd have taken a pic of the menu (on a side note, someone sent me pics of SALT menu so that was fun to see).
In CharQ, I believe the surprise steak (12 oz) was $72. Some other similar size steaks in the $60's. Don't recall how much the (larger) cowboy steak was.
The dry age steak (forgot what exactly the cut was called) is 30 oz (a lot of that is the bone) at $165 (not worth it imo).

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #359 on: August 24, 2021, 12:14:58 PM »
If your looking for something unique, delicious and not too expensive, I strongly recommend checking out D-lux's Meat pizzas. They have a full blown pizza oven that creates an authentic pizza texture which is crispy yet soft, and have a number of options to put on. Pulled Brisket, Rib Eye, Sausage, Korean chicken and pesto chicken just to name a few.

Decided to try it recently, went with the brisket and was really impressed. Went back and tried the pesto chicken which was equally as good.