So I’ve lived in this area since 1983 and it took me until this year to get to Green Meadows. Boy, do I have a lot of lost time to make up for now! Great food, a very unique atmosphere, and 50% off Fridays, yes FRIDAY, and you have a real Jersey Shore area gem. When you walk in, there is Gene to greet you and seat you. Great guy, people sit at the bar and he makes great drinks. Get a real ‘old school’ drink here. It fits the atmosphere, and the decor. It is not old, it is classic. Chairs are comfortable and the waitresses make you feel like you’ve always been coming there. The waitresses know their stuff. If you are not sure about a choice on the menu just ask them. They have always been right on the money when anyone in my party has asked. It makes you feel very relaxed, they take care of everything.
On this visit we chose one of the classics and one of the specials. I ordered the chicken Marsala and my companion had the shrimp and scallops with angel hair. You can switch up chicken and veal in many of the dishes. The chef here seems to enjoy personalizing your meal, unlike many other restaurants. While waiting for the entrees we enjoyed the salads and bread and butter on the table that comes with every meal. They also provide a long tray of wrapped saltines, a little odd to me but they do have great soup, so, they are great when you have the soup. Our entrees arrived and as always the sauces are perfect. Their presentation is also something to write about. When they place it in front of you, you just sigh, it is a work of art. But , heck, I eat it anyway!
And oh, don’t forget the dessert here. Every day there are different cream pies as well as other homemade desserts. We try to get at least one piece of pie to split, if we have any room left. This visit it was a banana caramel. And of course it is decorated with just enough chocolate to finish the picture and the meal. Oh, and did I mention it was Friday and all food is 50% off? Each night there is a different discount, but 50% off on a Friday, just can’t beat it. We go back, we bring others. Maybe we’ll see you there? Hope so.
Green Meadows Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
State Highway 34 N
Colts Neck, NJ 07722