Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
815 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
Phone: (732) 341-2400
Fax: (732) 341-6469
A picturesque harbor-side location and some hearty American fare have helped in making Latitudes, one of the top dining destinations in Forked River. Set on two levels, the sprawling restaurant offers a number of areas suitable for intimate dinners and group affairs alike. Needless to say, the outdoor deck affords some stunning views of the harbor and is a perennial favorite in the restaurant. The menu offers a good mix of not just seafood, but also meat specialties. Start off with the diverse salad choices and proceed to the seafood selection featuring such delights as Jersey Shore Crab Cakes and Seafood Stuffed Flounder. Meat lovers can indulge in specialties like the New York Sirloin, Veal Duxelle, Chicken Italia and much more. Patrons coming in by boats can take advantage of the restaurant's boat slips. Hang out at the beach bar for a casually tropical atmosphere and a superb selection of spirits and cocktails. Hosting private functions is a delight, with a number of atmospheric rooms available to suit most needs. Opening hours vary. Check website for more.
At Forte Unique Cuisines, one is welcomed as a family, with a genuine smile and caring waiters. This is a Mediterranean specialty restaurant which offers serves meals picked up from the recipe books of Italy, Turkey and France. The food consists of fish, poultry, salads and steaks. The wine bar has an amazing selection of wines. However, on Thursdays one may bring their own wine too at zero corkage fees. The indoor dining hall a fireplace that adds to the warmth of the place. Dine here if one is in the mood for some tender loving care and nicely cooked food.
Bite into modern American fare at Remington's, an intimate diner serving delicacies like Duck Springrolls, mussels cooked in Bloodymary, Truffle Risotto with mascarpone and Herb Roasted Chicken. The bar serves wine and cocktails. A few choice wines are the Garnatxa from Spain, Californian Petit Sirah and the Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. The bar also offers shared plates which contain an assortment of small bite-sized meals that can be relished with the drinks. Reservations should be made well in advance to avoid last-minute disappointments.
The magnificent historic mansion that houses Scarborough Fair sits amidst lush surroundings and sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. The interiors wear an old-world charm with most of the building's original features being retained. Soaring ceilings and lavish woodwork give the place, an elegant touch. Natural light flows in through the large arched windows and give a fresh vibe to the place. Head out to the upper level for a cozy fireplace and great views of the periphery. Choose from a diverse menu of modern American favorites crafted from the freshest of the local produce. Seafood specialties have a prominent presence on the menu with such delights as Flounder St. Moritz and Shrimp Athenia. Apart from this, the menu also offers mouthwatering steak and meat preparations. A worldly wine list gives adequate company to the food. A sure fire bet for a romantic rendezvous.
Located by the serene Old Mill Pond, The Mill is a great restaurant to have some delectable American cuisine. You can begin your meal with a soup or a light starter and follow it up with an appetizing entree of chicken, steak or lamb. The steak will be cooked to your liking of rare, medium or fully cooked, which will bring out the right flavors of the beef. Complement your meal with a wine from their collection and complete your meal with a sinful dessert of pudding or cheesecake. Seafood lovers can gorge on fresh catch at the raw bar. This place is brought to life with their entertaining events, check the website and participate.
Located on the fringes of the lush greens of the Spring Lake Golf Club and nestled within the cozy Doolan's Shore Club, Shore Club Grill & Bar offers tantalizing fares of seafood and steaks. The restaurant, with its subdued lighting throwing a warm glow over the decor in shades of brown and cream, provides an elegant ambiance to dine in. If you visit this place on a Friday, you can choose from their special menu that changes every week. You can also drop in for a few drinks and accompany it with some light nibbles from their bar fare.
Expect nothing but a fine experience at a restaurant dubbed as 'award-deserving'. Located in a 19th century Victorian Mansion (the Hewitt-Wellington Hotel), Whispers is by far one of the city's most charming offerings. The world class gourmet cuisine caters to every course with perfection. Crab Cakes, Portabella Mushroom Salad, Red Pepper Remoulade and the chef's signature dish, Broiled Sake Marinated Chilean Sea Bass Lobster Rice Medley, Baby Bok Choy and Sesame Ginger Sauce are some of its specialties. And top that off with a Tarte Tatin there's no better way to end such a fine meal. Please call ahead for hours.
Located on Belmar Plaza, amdist a row of eateries, Brandl restaurant offers a delightful change with its innovative twists to traditional recipes. Established in 2002, the eponymous owner and chef Chris Brandl loves serving his guests some of his creative concoctions. Try out the pork, ribs, lobster and steak entrees blended well with sauces, herbs, vegetables and fruits, to create tantalizing new flavors. Be prepared for something new, as the menu changes every season.
Klein's, a family run enterprise, began as a fish market in 1929.This establishment grew over the years to include The Grill Room, Waterside Cafe and a Sushi Bar.The market is renowned for providing customers with fresh catch daily. The food served here is made from fresh ingredients assuring best quality. If you are a loss with their extensive menu select from the chef's recommendation of the best dishes. Dine at the waterside cafe to enjoy beautiful views of the seaside as you relish your meal. Watch your chef prepare your sushi roll at the Sushi Bar. The restaurant also serves chicken, ribs and steak dishes for those who would like a change. On lazy Sundays, drop in at the restaurant to devour some of their delectable brunch. The fish market opens at 8a daily. The restaurant begins serving lunch from 11:30a and dinner from 4p. Check the website for further details.
Located on the Jersey shore, La Dolce Vita is run by an uncle-nephew team of Giuseppe Salpietro and Nicola Fuccilli. Giuseppe Salpietro, brings to Belmar, authentic recipes from Sicily. Gorge on the delecatable, poultry, seafood and meat dishes made in traditional Italian style. You can drink from their collection of cocktails and fine wines from May to November. During winter, guests are encouraged to bring in their own wines, that they can sip on while waiting for their order to arrive.
Clementine's Restaurant brings to Neptune, tantalizing flavors of Cajun and Creole cuisine from the southern region of the country. Guests have a vast array of seafood dishes, prepared in the southern flair, to choose from.Relish tantalizing entrees of Shrimp Etoufee, Fired Catfish, Basil Chicken and Cajun Rib Eye. A must try are the New Orleans special dish, Jambalaya. Give your meal a sweet finish with one of their desserts. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol to complement their meal. on Fridays and Saturdays, dinner is served from 6p onwards.
Metropolitan Cafe offers a tantalizing fare of modern recipes with heavy influences from cooking styles of the Pacific Rim. The menu brings in innovation to the traditional seafood, salads and grill dishes. They house an extensive collection of more than 200 wines; you will definitely find a drink to complement your food. Guests can also choose the private room of this restaurant to host their event; all your needs will be catered to, including a customized menu to suit your guests' palate.