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About Blend on Main
Blend on Main is committed to using as many local sustainable products as possible. In doing so we have met some incredible farmers, artisans, and fishermen along the way. Our menu is a celebration of their hard work.
We genuinely care about serving really good, high quality food. Thank you to all of you who walk through our doors. We are fortunate to have you here sharing our vision with us.
- Chef Lou
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Lunch
Tuesday through Sunday 8:00 - 3:00
Tuesday through Thursday 5:00 - 9:30
Friday 5:00 - 10:00
Saturday 5:00 - 10:00
Sunday 4:00 - 9:00
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On Site or Off Site Catering & Event Planning
If you’re considering choosing us to provide the food on your big day, thank you. We promise to put as much care and love into the preparation of the food for your event as you have into planning the rest of the occasion. We understand you want everything to be perfect and that’s a good thing, because we do too.
Ample parking is available behind our restaurant and can be found by following the driveway on the east side of our building.
Chef Lou Smith
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Blend on Main Ratings and Reviews
We have been going to Blend since it’s opening and it has never disappointed us. The Chef and his staff do an excellent job in preparing and cooking the food then having it served in an eye appealing presentation. On this eve the lobster tails and steak were cooked to perfection and were delicious. Our server, Steve, was on point and made sure everything was to our liking.
We have gone to Blend on many occasions. This time we had a Groupon. They now have a special menu just for Groupons. Entree choices not great, although salad and appetizers were very good. You do get a dessert but only specific ones. If you want to choose something from the regular menu you pay extra. We were not told that COFFEE (of all things) was not included (although it might have been indicated on the Groupon but not sure); this may seem petty but it was annoying especially at $3.50 plus the tax so when you look at what the Groupon cost you, it wasn't a great deal.
In addition, the lighting in the dining room was very dim - you could not see the menu choices without having to put your flashlight on from your phone. Not sure what's happening at Blend but it didn't live up to all of the other times we visited.
Thank goodness the waitstaff was great!
My husband travels half the year so we got away for the night for a "date' before his next travel run. (We actually drove 2 hours for an overnight getaway) The restaurant was full which made it quite loud, but the food was very good and the wait staff was absolutely wonderful. Blend completed our experience and we're already looking forward to coming back.
Came on a Friday night and oh boy Prime Rib night! Started with Blend's house salad, delish, cold fresh and it's made with my favorite lettuce Arugula, shaved fennel, blood orange slices, cheese yummy. The prime rib is served to order, medium rare for me and it was perfection and oh so scrumptious. The "skinny fries" were very good, the vegetables served were fresh and cooked aldente, green beans, colorful baby carrots a wonderful mix, added a side of the char asparagus white and green mix my favorite vegetable. Dessert was the warm cinnamon sugar donuts with warm jam, whipped cream and a strawberry and a double espresso! Our server, Jean, is the best, friendly, professional and attentive.l, wonderful staff. Nice ambiance, a BYO. Great date night eatery!
There were 4 in our group. We were seated on time. We were disappointed that there was not a fixed price menu (that was listed on the website). Waiter told us it has not been on the menu for about a year. He told us the crab cakes were also available as an entre and were very good. We all decided to order them and it was the perfect choice. They were delicious--probably the best I have ever had! The asparagus served with the crab cakes was cooked perfectly. My husband ordered creamed spinach--also very good. For dessert, we ordered peach cobblers and sundaes. Delicious. The only complaint is the noise level. Very hard to carry on a conversation. But would definitely return.
Love it!!! Amazing meal, every time!!! <3 everyone is always so attentive, and they go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience :) This time we tried all of the specials, short rib flatbread, tomato bisque, chickpea ravioli, and lamb terrine... Flavors were to die for!!! Thank you blend for another delectable dining adventure :) xoxoxo
Our dining experience was less than favorable. The restaurant's noise level was very loud, it was nearly impossible to enjoy a conversation with the person sitting right next to you. The food was mediocre at best, the "Berkshire" pork chop, which was sent back, was full of fat and of poor quality. We are always looking for a quaint neighborhood BYOB, sadly this one did not qualify. We will not be returning.
We didn’t know this was a BYOB, but the restaurant was extremely helpful. They had two bottles delivered directly to our table from a nearby store. What service.
The food was very well done. I had the pork chop and It was one of the largest and juiciest chops I’ve ever had. My wife had the short ribs and loved them and a guest had the halibut and said it was wonderful.
We had the peach cobbler for dessert - save some room for this special dessert.
It’s a very nice place and we will definitely return.
Everything including the food and service was outstanding; however, it was extremely quiet in the room to the point where my boyfriend and I were whispering to one another. The rooms are small and there was no background music so it felt a little uncomfortable/awkward but all in all, the food was great and that's what we went there for.
Service was great! The food however wasn’t the best. We had dined here before over the summer and we remembered it being so much better. I had the jersey black out pasta which I requested to be spicy- it was not spicy and had little to not flavor very little sauce and some of the mussels weren’t even opened. My husband ordered the New York steak medium, it was cook properly but he also stated it lacked flavor and he never complains. The calamari appetizer we shared was good along with the complimentary bread but we were not impressed with the entrees. Maybe it was just an off night we plan to try again sometime in the future.
New Years Eve 9 pm seating for 2 We were seated at 9:15 orders were taken for the three course meal all food was excellent my only issue the main course came out 10 min after apps felt rushed although food was excellent just to much to finished all three courses in under one hour since this was the last seating no need to rush .
Very disappointed on Christmas Eve. Waited 10 minutes for no host at station. Had to ask for one. Once sat down waited 15 minutes before anyone even spoke to us. Made eye contact with every waitress in the place. Finally had to ask for service. This was a three-course Christmas Eve meal. Appetizer we wanted they were out of. Daughter had the filet mignon. It was just a steak, overcooked, and mealy texture. It was awful. I had the pork chop which was good thick and juicy. The puree that came with it was delicious however the vegetables were undercooked and hard. They were just carrots. How do you screw that up?
Wife had 7 fishes, which was luke warm and tastless.
After being there for over an hour and 45 minutes finally dessert was to be served. Of course they did not have the creme brulee dessert that we wanted. How do you not plan ahead when there's another seating after ours? Was very disappointed throughout. We sat another 20 minutes after eating dessert, we did not want, waiting for someone to bring us a bill, ask us if we wanted more water, or a coffee refill.
Finally had to ask the host if we could have a bill. After being here for two and a half hours we get a bill with added 20% gratuity for three people. That was an insult. Nowhere on their website or on their menu did it say they would charge an automatic gratuity. I always tip anyway, but that was insulting with the very poor service, execution, and food. We had to ask various people for everything all night long.
We will never go back.
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