About Blend on Main
Located in Manasquan, NJ 08736
Contemporary American, Bistro, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 - 2:30
Tuesday through Thursday 5:00 - 9:30
Friday 5:00 - 10:00
Saturday5:00 - 10:00
Sunday Brunch 10:30-2:30
Dinner 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, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Blend on Main Ratings and Reviews
1st time multi generational 4some celebr ...
1st time multi generational 4some celebrating birthdays. Hostess showed us to a lovely window table, but the room was painfully loud. One of us is part deaf, so we requested a move and thank goodness there was room in the "quiet room". Thank you. I appreciate their accommodation. Tuna tacos were great. Fig goat cheese app was surprisingly lacking flavor. Perhaps the bread was too much or the toppings were no enuf. Onion soup was good Gruyere topped and flavorful multi onion broth. Chewy overcooked, but tasty Calamari had a nice sauce. I wish I had seen the dessert menu before ordering. Save room! They sounded unique and delicious.
The food was pretty good. My daughter go ...
The food was pretty good. My daughter got the shrimp, spinach and linguini
special and did not care for it. The fish was OK. The calamari was amazing as was the desert.
With all the hype this restaurant gets I was a little disappointed. Especially when the bill was over $360.00. I must say our server was great but the noise level prevented me from hearing
most of the tables conversation. If I could go back for appys and desert only I would.
Fantastic dinner. The food was fresh and ...
Fantastic dinner. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. The Truffle Pomme Frites were whimsy yet delightful. Took my wife out for a date night and to see a show and Blend on Main was the perfect start for a great evening.
First time guests. Initially we found t ...
First time guests. Initially we found the menu a bit limiting, but with great suggestions from our server, the small plate offers made it all work perfectly. Each dish ( burrata with roasted peaches, risotto with peas, crabcake, and shrimp over grits) was prepared perfectly, and each had some small added notes that made the flavors explode in your mouth. Superb chef!
With the exception of the live guitar music that was too loud, it was a wonderful dining experience.
FOOD WAS OVER PRICED. WHAT I ORDERED WA ...
FOOD WAS OVER PRICED. WHAT I ORDERED WAS UNDER ENTREES, WHEN I ORDERED, THE WAITER ASKED IF I WANTED ANYTHING WITH IT. I ASKED WHAT IT CAME WITH HE SAID NOTHING IT WAS ALA CARTE. SIDES STARTED AT $7. I THINK $24 FOR 1/2 A CHICKEN AND NOTHING IS PRICEY.
I WAS DINING WITH A FRIEND AND WE WERE LOOKING AT THE BILL. THREE TIMES THE WAITER ASKED IF IT WAS READY TO TAKE, THE PLACE WAS MORE THEN HALF EMPTY SO THEY WERE NOT TURNING THE TABLE. DIDN'T SEE HIM THAT MANY TIMES WHILE DINING.
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND OR DINE HERE AGAIN.
I chose this restaurant for my birthday ...
I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner - a mistake I wont make again.
The only reservation available for 3 was at 9pm - we checked in at the restaurant at 830pm but they were already backed up on res. and we would have to wait to be seated until a bit after 9. We went next door to Remington's for a drink - we should have just stayed for dinner but i had never tried Blend before and was looking forward to it! Seated at 9:15pm.
My father and I decided to split the Cowboy steak - 22oz. with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes for sides. We didn't order apps because it was already late when we ordered at 9:30pm. Our food came out 45 min later at 10:15 and the steak we ordered medium-rare was over-well. I was so hungry i was ready to overlook and it eat it my dad sent it back. Waitress was apologetic and said they chef wanted to send us out 2 filet mignons instead to make up for it - another 20 min and 2 nicer cuts came out but this time they were practically still mooing rare. The sides we had ordered were good when they were hot but at this point were cold and unsatisfying. My mom ordered the scallops which she said were "fine." I left hungry at 10:45pm and it didn't live up to my expectations or hopes, needless to say.
We have been to Blend more than a dozen ...
We have been to Blend more than a dozen times and have never been disappointed.
The menu is a "movable feast" always changing and always interesting!
Delicious food, terrific ambiance and diligent service... Every time!!
Food was very good. Wednesday was Lobste ...
Food was very good. Wednesday was Lobsterpalooza Day with various lobster appetizers and entrees featured. I had the lobster bisque and whole lobster both were excellent. While my wife had steak which was also very good. Service was great and price reasonable. Would recommend
We have been fans of Blend on Main since ...
We have been fans of Blend on Main since they opened in the old firefly space. Food is always outstanding. Spouse had the wedge salad first, then the lobster and shrimp with pasta special which was superb. Jersey salt oyster were fresh, halibut was superb.We shared the tiramisu crepe cake which was wonderful.
A second bad experience. Slow service, s ...
A second bad experience. Slow service, served the wrong food. Attempted to make up with a complimentary bottle of pro secco which they called champagne. The bottle exploded all over us and the couple next to us when the server opened it. Won't be back for a long while, if ever.
Although we were the only diners, there ...
Although we were the only diners, there was a party going on, which made the noise level high. However, the chef was very considerate of this and offered us our dessert for free, which I though was commendable. The food was very good and the portions fine. We ordered from the a la carte menu and if I return, I would probably order from the fix price menu. Overall it was a very enjoyable meal. And our server was great.
This was our third return to Blend. W ...
This was our third return to Blend. We had the same server, Jean, who is terrific. She knows the menu and all the details of the daily specials.
Appetizers, salad, entrees, and dessert were all very, very good. I wanted to try the Tomahawk steak special, unfortunately it was for two and I did not have a partner to endulge with me, it was 50 ounces.
Looking forward to our next time there.
Sadly, this isn't even close to being co ...
Sadly, this isn't even close to being comparable to 'Firefly', which used to be at this location. And what made it more challenging to 'like' was... #1, the appetizer called "Peaches and Cream" came out with one Peach (with a follow up plate of peaches, because they forgot to addd them) #2, they ran out of mushrooms (our reservation was at 6:30pm - not a late dinner for things to be 'eighty-sixed' as we were told by the waitress), #3, my sister's dinner came out with something black moving on top of her crab cakes, and #4 not only did no one follow up regarding #3... they tried charging us for the meal, when in reality we should have stuck to our initial response and walk out without eating (instead quietly stuck it out). Very disappointing to say the least.
a real gem for the north Jersey shore. M ...
a real gem for the north Jersey shore. Manasquan is a nice town to walk around before dinner, the restaurant is attractive, the service was friendly and most importantly, the food was outstanding . Beautifully prepared dishes , nice variety of fresh fish, meat , vegetables, pasta, salad. Remember to bring your own wine !!!
As usual, another enjoyable evening at B ...
As usual, another enjoyable evening at Blend. This time as guests of my children to kick-off our Fathers Day weekend visit. Everyone enjoyed their meals and its this reliability of quality preparation and service that makes Blend on Main one of our favorite go-to's. Only downside is it can get a little noisy on "in-season" weekends, but that's true of most places now.
The service was horrific!! We waited ove ...
The service was horrific!! We waited over a hour for our entrees. When we asked what the issue was, we were told that they had several large parties to serve. REALLY? When the entrees did finally arrive, two out the four were undercooked and tasteless. This establishment won't last long. The location has changed hands too many times to count.
A lovely night out
My husband and I wanted to have a romantic dinner close to home and we weren't disappointed. We were even more impressed that there were many items labeled gluten free, which is something we need. We will definitely be back this summer and are looking forward to eating outside next time!
Could be better
This is the second time in about a month that we have taken friends to Blend and found it to be disappointing. The last time we had a server who was clearly frazzled and let us know about it which is totally unprofessional and this time the place was not very busy at all but our entrees all came out cold! We were not impressed! You pay a pretty penny to eat at Blend so that means that there are certain expectations that need to be met. I don't think it's too much to ask that our food come out hot. I mentioned it to the server who was very nice, and she told the chef so they gave us a free dessert, but if we come back again and still have problems, it will be the last time we spend our money there. There are plenty of other wonderful restaurants to go to where we get get good service and good hot food!
Visited Blend during the busy Memorial Day weekend. The place was fantastic. Being greeted by a very special host, to speaking personally with the chef, to having Heather as our waitress, to enjoying some excellent food, the evening was just special. Will definitely be visiting again very soon.
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