About Blend on Main
Located in Manasquan, NJ 08736
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Blend on Main Ratings and Reviews
Our food was delicious! Tyler was a gre ...
Our food was delicious! Tyler was a great server with knowledge of the menu and a great personality. But we felt that the price per entree warranted a higher level of service from the support staff I.e. keeping our table clear and providing new utensils as needed. Tyler had about 8 tables and could have used some additional support.
We will be back and we will order the halibut again! It was delicious!
There were 4 of us for dinner. The food ...
There were 4 of us for dinner. The food was delicious, we all enjoyed. Two of us had the short ribs, and they were well received. The others had the tuna which was perfectly cooked and the halibut special. Both were delicious. The only issue was, the appetizer and the salads came out at the same time, unusual. Otherwise, all was good.
THIS WAS OUR SECOND TIME HERE. I ENJOYED ...
THIS WAS OUR SECOND TIME HERE. I ENJOYED THE FOOD THIS TIME MORE THEN THE FIRST. HAD THE PUMPKIN SQUASH RAVIOLI WITH SCALLOPS AND SHRIMP. HUSBAND HAD THE PORK CHOP SAID WAS GOOD NOT GREAT. OUR FRIENDS REALLY ENJOYED THEIR FOOD. ITS A BYOB WHICH IS NICE. ALSO THEY TAKE RESERVATIONS WHICH IS A PLUS. THERE WAS A SCREW UP WITH OUR DESERT BUT THE WAITRESS TOOK IT OFF THE BILL. OVERALL THIS IS A ACCEPTABLE PLACE FOOD IS GOOD BUT STILL NOT GREAT IN MY OPINION BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE A BETTER OPINION THEN I DO. THEY DO NOT RUSH YOU WHICH IS ALSO GOOD. I WOULD RECOMMEND TRYING IT FOR YOURSELF AND AS MY HUSBANDS ALWAYS SAYS IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU ORDER AND IF YOU LIKE YOUR MEAL THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO GO BACK. THE FIRST TIME I WENT I HAD THE CHICKEN ROLOTINI WHICH WAS DRY AND TASTELESS. I WOULD NEVER HAVE GONE BACK IF OUR FRIENDS HAD NOT REALLY WANTED TO GO.
Came for New Years. Second restaurant we ...
Came for New Years. Second restaurant we've been to for new years/anniversary. There were some hiccups with the reservation that were resolved prior to our showing up. Ultimately they were a bit staggered by the sheer volume of people for the holiday. We ended up waiting a half hour to be seated.
The food was very good. The pasta dish used boxed store-bought pasta, but the seafood was fresh and very tasty. The Filet Minion was fantastic. Once we were seated everything was fine, the food was good and the service was great, and got out reasonably quick, but not rushed. Looking forward to going back to try the "regular" menu when it's not as busy.
The appetizer was stuffed oysters which ...
The appetizer was stuffed oysters which were cooked perfectly and delivered to the table with all other appetizers. The waiter was professional,courteous and engaging. She allowed enough time to check on us but not being annoying. Desert was a chocolate fudge cake, warm and tasty. We have eaten at Blend many times and will continue to patronize this establishment
Party of 2 went for New Year's Eve dinne ...
Party of 2 went for New Year's Eve dinner seating at 5pm with a pre-fix menu and 2 hour window. Bring-your-own but we chose not to bring a bottle. We arrived a few minutes before 5 but still felt rushed by the staff asking to clear our dishes before we were done eating. Sabayon was "to-die-for" and gluten free options were plenty for the pre-fix menu. Nice ambiance with open dinning area and fireplace in the middle of the room open on both sides.
Went for NewYears Eve dinner 5 pm seatin ...
Went for NewYears Eve dinner 5 pm seating. Arrived about 10 minutes early, seated right away. Good. Waiter came right away, explained pre fix menu left came back promptly, ordered all 3 courses as required. Good. Then things went Not good, Appetizers came, could see wait staff circling around, checking the table, no sooner put fork down, appetizer plates gone, dinner arrives, my husband stops eating for a minute, plate is still more then 1/2 full, wait staff is there, starts to take plate away, husband stops him, asks why are you rushing me. Same thing with desert, dinner fork goes down, dessert arrives. Out the door, 10 minutes to 6. So for a 3 course meal, we were given less then an hour to enjoy our meal.
I understand it was a holiday, but there was no one waiting to get in , the next seating wasn't until 7 pm, so I don't understand the big rush.
The food was excellent. The portions we ...
The food was excellent. The portions were the perfect size and the waiter was very helpful in making recommendations. The pretzel bread and slightly spicy dipping sauce was a perfect start to the meal. The onion soup was perfectly seasoned - not too salty like in many restaurants. The chicken rollatin was beautiful to look at as well as delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly and the seafood pasta had huge chunks of shrimp and crab. Service was attentive and even though we were there as the kitchen was closing they never rushed us. Will definitely use as a special occasion restaurant!
This was our first visit to Blend, and w ...
This was our first visit to Blend, and we should have gone sooner. Everything about the experience was unparalleled. The excellent food was matched by the outstanding service. It was so enjoyable that we ordered three courses --which we rarely do -- and the pacing of the meal was to our liking as well. I wouldn't change a thing about this restaurant. Try the onion soup . It was among the best we've ever had.
Blend on Main is one of our favorite res ...
Blend on Main is one of our favorite restaurants. BYOB, superb cuisine and excellent service. We had the halibut and scallops - cooked perfectly. We finally tried another dessert other than the ring ding whiich we get every single time. Gingerbread gelato was outstanding.
Truly outstanding food prepared w/ obvio ...
Truly outstanding food prepared w/ obvious attention to detail, striving for consistency, perfection. Halibut, shrimp and grits were simply great: high quality ingredients, well portioned, light and delicate. Apple tart is in our opinion a signature dessert: delicate flaky shell and fanned apples served warm w/ tastes-like-homemade vanilla ice cream and whip cream. Our server was welcoming, courteous and attentive. Main dining room sees heavy traffic and can be loud while side room is more subdued, intimate. Blend is a standard for excellence at the beach, a destination for foodies.
We went to Blend on Main recently during ...
We went to Blend on Main recently during the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, which offers a price fixed menu for appetizer, entree and dessert. All 4 of us ate from the basic menu options offered (some upcharge items were available). Portions were probably a bit smaller than normal but we were all very pleased with the quality and tastiness of the food. We've been to Blend a few times and find it to be a very good restaurant. The atmosphere is nice, the service is good and the food is excellent.
Delicious food (calamari app as deliciou ...
Delicious food (calamari app as delicious as ever; squid ink pasta with mussels , cooked to perfection; tuna/quinoa also perfectly cooked & seasoned) Excellent, attentive service. Lovely room (main dining room). Soft, audible music. Great dining experience for our anniversary until a boisterous table of 8 was seated right next to us. We couldn't hear each other after that!!! We did not order dessert in order to escape. I will remember to request a better arrangement next time although Blend should be thoughtful about this themselves .
I was here for a shower and found the fo ...
I was here for a shower and found the food very tasty. Decided to try a Saturday night date night with hubby: Blend salad, very small but tasty- hub had special burrata salad that was delicious and could have easily been shared. Halibut special was outstanding and very generous portion that included mashed potatoes, salmon off the menu very good. Very noisy, hard to hear each other. There were several large tables near us who were having a grand time! Great BYOB, Atmosphere good - some patrons in shorts, others smart casual. Young servers, who seemed to lack experience, but very pleasant. Would definitely go again.
Very disappointed in the food, service, ...
Very disappointed in the food, service, and loud atmosphere. The Chef special salad.. pricey... with lumps of mozzella equal to a pound, tomatoes from the chef's garden... this was a joke!!!
Lobster and scallops over pasta, was not good. Overall, food was not up to your normal standards. It was very disappointing........ I guess I will hold my birthday dinner at another place.... too bad!!! I have been going to Manasquan for most of my life, lived there for eight years, my parents for thirty years, so I was expecting something much better....
We were looking forward to dining at Ble ...
We were looking forward to dining at Blend based upon the reviews. I guess the mumbling waiter who barely knew the specials and made zero eye contact was the initial concern. The wedge salad, though overdressed, with very tasty. My husbands steak, requested medium Rare, arrived medium well and was absolutely tasteless. On a bright note, the roasted vegetable side (everything Is a la carte) was delicious and it is a BYOB. Won't be back
We enjoyed a lovely dinner with another ...
We enjoyed a lovely dinner with another couple last Sunday. I enjoyed my crusted halibut and my friend loved her crab cake. Our husbands both had filet mignon and split sides of creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. We capped our meal off with cappuccinos. I would definitely recommend Blend to locals and visitors.
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.
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