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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

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

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
Estyís Bestys Milchigs in Jackson next to NPGS

Ice Cream

Yismach Yisroel Westgate Westgate plaza
CREMEThe Avenue Shoppes, 12 America Ave
Sprinkles Gourmet Glatt plaza
Ritaís 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

Gelbsteinís - On Clifton, next to His Place
Hershelís in Amazing Savings plaza

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #400 on: November 13, 2021, 10:11:11 PM »
Tried lamppost last week and I was very impressed! Food was excellent and the service and ambiance were great as well
Please add address to wiki thanks

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: November 22, 2021, 03:53:37 PM »
Went to Lamppost last night, food was very good especially the cowboy, however pricing is obscene, most I've ever spent at on a dinner for 2 without wine.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: November 22, 2021, 05:58:10 PM »
Went to Lamppost last night, food was very good especially the cowboy, however pricing is obscene, most I've ever spent at on a dinner for 2 without wine.
Wonder if it's more expensive than Salt ?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: November 22, 2021, 06:14:51 PM »
Wonder if it's more expensive than Salt ?
It is, more expensive than most if not all NYC restaurants as well

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: November 22, 2021, 06:20:36 PM »
It is, more expensive than most if not all NYC restaurants as well
Interesting, what makes them so special that they are so expensive?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: November 22, 2021, 06:25:32 PM »
Interesting, what makes them so special that they are so expensive?
That you'll have to ask them  ;)... IMO nothing

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: November 22, 2021, 08:23:45 PM »
It is, more expensive than most if not all NYC restaurants as well
Looking at their menu online, it's pricy but not more expensive than most NYC restaurants.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: November 22, 2021, 08:48:10 PM »
Went to Lamppost last night, food was very good especially the cowboy, however pricing is obscene, most I've ever spent at on a dinner for 2 without wine.
What was the total?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: November 22, 2021, 10:27:10 PM »
What was the total?
2 cocktail
3 apps
1 salad
1 cowboy steak
1 side
2 dessert

$511 incl tax&tip

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Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: November 22, 2021, 10:29:00 PM »
2 cocktail
3 apps
1 salad
1 cowboy steak
1 side
2 dessert

$511 incl tax&tip
Wow. I spent less at Barnea 3 months ago for a couple and a similar order.

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: November 23, 2021, 12:48:15 AM »
2 cocktail
3 apps
1 salad
1 cowboy steak
1 side
2 dessert

$511 incl tax&tip
Ouch!

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: November 23, 2021, 07:37:21 AM »
2 cocktail
3 apps
1 salad
1 cowboy steak
1 side
2 dessert

$511 incl tax&tip
Ouch!
+1

What bothers me is the salad. I would pay that if you skipped the salad and had 3 desserts. But to pay for a salad??

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: November 23, 2021, 07:48:56 AM »
Wonder if it's more expensive than Salt ?

Itís not cheap, but itís less expensive than Salt, Barnea, and other NYC restaurants. Sure if you order the most expensive items and add a bunch of apps it will add up, but the same would cost more in the other places.

https://barneabistro.com/menus/dinner.php
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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: November 23, 2021, 09:27:30 AM »
Itís not cheap, but itís less expensive than Salt, Barnea, and other NYC restaurants. Sure if you order the most expensive items and add a bunch of apps it will add up, but the same would cost more in the other places.

https://barneabistro.com/menus/dinner.php
How would you rank it against those restaurants?

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: November 23, 2021, 09:37:54 AM »
Itís not cheap, but itís less expensive than Salt, Barnea, and other NYC restaurants. Sure if you order the most expensive items and add a bunch of apps it will add up, but the same would cost more in the other places.

https://barneabistro.com/menus/dinner.php
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Apps & salad were $40 each, Barnea has 1 app on the entire menu that high & their most expensive salad is $28.
Desserts were I believe $21 each, Barnea all desserts are $16
Sides were $21 usually $10-12

Salt doesn't have their pricing online but I've been there twice was not this expensive

Only NYC restaurant that expensive is Mike's & they include tip in the pricing

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: November 23, 2021, 04:44:56 PM »
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Apps & salad were $40 each, Barnea has 1 app on the entire menu that high & their most expensive salad is $28.
Desserts were I believe $21 each, Barnea all desserts are $16
Sides were $21 usually $10-12

Salt doesn't have their pricing online but I've been there twice was not this expensive

Only NYC restaurant that expensive is Mike's & they include tip in the pricing

A steak salad for $40 is going to be more expensive than a $28 spring salad at Barnea. And there isnít a single app at LP that costs more than $34, while Barnea literally has 10.

The $21 sides at LP are Brussels sprouts and mushroom risotto. Brussel sprouts cost $38 at Barnea, and Barneaís risotto is $58 as a main. $21 for risotto even as a side isnít expensive relatively.

Desserts start at $15 at LP. Your premium 30 day aged cowboy steak is also $13 cheaper at LP.

It seems you thought you were at a cheap place and ordered a ton of expensive items and expected it to cost much less.

Refresh your memory and compare the menus https://lamppostbistro.com/
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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: November 23, 2021, 05:15:50 PM »
A steak salad for $40 is going to be more expensive than a $28 spring salad at Barnea. And there isnít a single app at LP that costs more than $34, while Barnea literally has 10.

The $21 sides at LP are Brussels sprouts and mushroom risotto. Brussel sprouts cost $38 at Barnea, and Barneaís risotto is $58 as a main. $21 for risotto even as a side isnít expensive relatively.

Desserts start at $15 at LP. Your premium 30 day aged cowboy steak is also $13 cheaper at LP.

It seems you thought you were at a cheap place and ordered a ton of expensive items and expected it to cost much less.

Refresh your memory and compare the menus https://lamppostbistro.com/
Don't particularly need to refresh my memory I was there this week... LP's menu online is not updated they have more expensive apps, and just because a salad has duck jus  is not a reason to charge 40 bucks for it..
Not sure if you related to the owners or what but I'm going to stand by what I said, I go out consistently The last few months I've been to
Alenbi, Tabernacle, Salt, Meat, Street kitchen Miami, Bissaleh, Charq, wall st grill, this is the most expensive dinner I've had and while It was good I don't think it warrants the price

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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #417 on: November 23, 2021, 06:33:47 PM »
Don't particularly need to refresh my memory I was there this week... LP's menu online is not updated they have more expensive apps, and just because a salad has duck jus  is not a reason to charge 40 bucks for it..
Not sure if you related to the owners or what but I'm going to stand by what I said, I go out consistently The last few months I've been to
Alenbi, Tabernacle, Salt, Meat, Street kitchen Miami, Bissaleh, Charq, wall st grill, this is the most expensive dinner I've had and while It was good I don't think it warrants the price

I also eat in nice restaurants, I guess we are on even ground. Iím not related and donít know the owners of LP, by any chance is it owned by your in laws?

Back to the pricing - just look at the menu pricing and compare, doesnít take a rocket scientist. I have a pic from a month ago and in fact online menu is updated with newer items, and the veal marrow soup is $3 more.

You are certainly entitled to your own opinion but not to your own facts (especially when talking negatively about another).
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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: November 23, 2021, 06:49:24 PM »
FWIW I was at Salt, Charq, WSG, Lamppost, and Tabernacle recently, and lowest to highest -  LP, Charq, Salt, WSG, Tabernacle. I pretty much order the same assortment everywhere, +- an appetizer. Salt, WSG, and Tabernacle were over 20% higher.
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Re: Lakewood, NJ Restaurants Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: November 23, 2021, 06:53:09 PM »
I haven't been as many places but I did not find LP to be significantly or outrageously expensive, and I thought the service and food were significantly better than other places I've recently been in the same or slightly higher price point
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