Award-winning celebrity chefs and inventive cuisine abound in the Two Rivers & The Shore New Jersey area. In this dining guide you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from the best local seafood to the authentic Italian cuisine. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

One Willow (1 Willow Street, Highlands). When you’re on the quest for a classic New Jersey seafood experience, One Willow is your spot. Located on the water in Highland, enjoy indoor or covered outdoor dining where views of Sandy Hook Bay and the NYC skyline create an unforgettable dining experience.  

Red Horse (26 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ). Enjoy a modern-American steakhouse and sushi bar experience when you book a table at this lauded restaurant run by celebrity chef David Burke. From fresh oysters to aged steak, you’ll want to make your next reservation before you leave. Do note, all David Burke restaurants adhere to an old-school dress code, so come prepared. 

The Blonde Shallot (471 Prospect Avenue). Freshly homemade salads are the draw at this grab-and-go spot that serves classic options from kale caesar and chinese chicken to delicious burrito bowls, grain bowls, and seasonal soups.  

Catch 19 (10 Broad Street, Red Bank). Catch 19 is all about shared experiences, from enjoying the freshest seafood available to grooving to DJ spun tunes. 

Centrada Restaurant (10 West Front Street, Red Bank).  CENTRADA cuisine and cocktails celebrate the vibrancy of Tulum, the style of Cuba and the intimacy of Barcelona within an upscale, lively dining environment. 

Barrel & Roost (160 NJ-35, Red Bank). Opened since 2000, this fine dining establishment is the hub of locally fresh comfort food with a stunning signature cocktail menu. 

Drifthouse by David Burke  (1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright). Another one in the David Burke empire, this oceanfront restaurant features an extensive Italian-Mediterranean menu located right on the Jersey Shore.   

D’JEET (637 Broad St, Shrewsbury). With a focus on seasonal and local cuisines, D’Jeet serves up an ever-changing menu of culinary delights. It’s a sure bet for both lunch and dinner.  

Angelica’s (1070 Ocean Avenue North, Sea Bright). Named as one of New Jersey’s finest Italian restaurants, this family owned restaurant peppers their menu with authentic dishes from their northern and southern Italian roots. 

Christine’s (42 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands). Enjoy a warm Sunday Italian family dinner atmosphere every time you visit with chef Ron Marino’s classic Italian dishes with a focus on fresh ingredients and everything made from scratch.

Pascal and Sabine (601 Bangs Avenue). Inspired by a European-styled brasserie, Pascal and Sabine honors that tradition with classic French dishes like duck cassoulet, seared scallops, and steak frites, all enjoyed in the coziness of cave-line banquettes.     

Almost Home General (1136 Ocean Ave North, Sea Bright). This is the spot for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Grab-and-go or stay awhile. But don’t sleep on their homemade ice cream floats.  

Businesses in bold indicate they are The Scout Guide Two Rivers members.

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