In 2009, Raffaella Pagano and her son, Anthony, decided they wanted to start a new era of fine dining in Bradley Beach. Having already owned and operated a family restaurant on Ocean Avenue, the Pagano family saw their new enterprise as a way to carry on a legacy that had begun decades earlier. Today, their family torch burns brightly from within Pagano's Uva Restaurant & Wine Bar, where chefs craft innovative Mediterranean and Italian dishes using seasonal produce, seafood, and authentic oils and cheeses. Diners dive into those dishes while soaking in the ambiance of two distinct areas, including a cozy bar and lounge framed by dark woods.
A boutique bakery featuring custom designed specialty cakes. Everything from scones to pastries and pies are made on premises using fresh, wholesome ingredients. Fresh pasta from Pasta Di Casa is made in-house. Our bakery is a friendly, owner-operated establishment.
Brickwall's friendly ambiance livens up the final block of Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, revitalizing a once-forgotten neighborhood with warming food and local events. An industrial-style interior sets the stage for an eclectic menu of updated homestyle plates, sporting appetizers such as cajun seared shrimp with parmesan grits ($12) and savory main courses such as a dry-rub half-rack of ribs ($15). More herbaceous hankerings can be answered with earthy eats such as potato, pesto, and parmesan fusilli ($14). Satisfy a sweet tooth with a single dessert of blueberry cobbler, or swaddle a whole mouth's worth with a half-dozen post-dinner dishes (desserts are $3 each, or $15 for six). The tavern's extensive drink selection includes ample offerings of wine, beer, and creative cocktails to wet the whistles of patrons lacking their own camel-like water supply.
At Dewilla's - The Place To Eat, trickles from a working waterfall help create a serene atmosphere, which is reinforced by a whimsical metal fish sculpture, decorative berry brambles, and the buttery glow of modern hanging lights. If it wasn’t clear from these decorative flourishes, owner Dewilla Goldate is no first-timer. She owned a successful coffeehouse and a pottery studio. She is also an avid photographer—pictures of her grandchildren adorn her restaurant's party room, which will soon house her own artwork, as well. But even with Dewilla's keen sense of design, it's the food that keeps regulars coming back.Her brunch and lunch fare bends heavily toward California-inspired cuisine, spotlighting the freshest fruits and veggies available. White paper crisscrosses the black tablecloths providing a backdrop for sweet and savory crepes, and sandwiches and paninis loaded with lean meats, imported cheeses, and crisp produce. Since the eatery is BYOB, patrons can indulge in these bright flavors while sipping their favorite wine or analyzing the complex potpourri of an aged Capri Sun.
With accolades such as being dubbed the Best Irish Bar in New Jersey in 2010 by NJ.com, you'd expect St. Stephen's Green Publick House to be authentic—and you wouldn't be disappointed. The owners named their traditional pub for the famous St. Stephen's Green park in Dublin. After setting up shop inside a converted, vintage butter-yellow house, they cemented this focus on Irish cultural heritage by installing ample dark wood paneling, hanging old photographs and beer signs, and requiring the serving staff to only respond to questions with Oscar Wilde quips. This authenticity isn't lost on the cuisine: chefs prepare traditional foods ranging from roast beef sandwiches to Guinness beef stew and shepherd's pie. These traditional eats are also served alongside more original fare, including Irish cider-glazed salmon and pan-seared chicken in whiskey sauce. Events such as live music and trivia help keep the dimly lit pub lively four nights a week.