Tucked in a busy corner of the northeastern section of downtown Red Bank is a restaurant with the most outdoor dining options you'll find in one place in New Jersey and maybe even the nation. To help diners make it through the winter months, Birravino has created BirraVillage.
Want to safely dine with a party of 4? Try a heated dining cottage. Have a bigger party of up to 10 people? They have four large, heated private greenhouses. Or just want to dine safely outdoors in a larger setting? How about their socially distanced heated tent.
All these dining spaces would sit empty if it wasn't for the high quality Italians meals created by Vic Rallo, host of Eat! Drink! Italy! on Create TV. With the menu consisting of smaller portions similar to those found in Italy, and a large selection of wines and beers, diners can experience a variety of Italian specialities, all offered at reasonable prices. The menu features antipasta, soups,
salads, pizzas, panninis and traditional pasta and Italian dishes such as eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana.
From Feb 1-14, the restaurant offers its biggest sale of the year on its takeout wines with an additional 10% off full case prices. Starting Feb. 1, find more information about the wine sale by going to birravino.com/events.
Seven days a week, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner starting at noon. Tent reservations, which are free, can be made through the restaurant's website. To reserve private greenhouse or cottage seating, call 732-842-5990. Reservations fees start at $25 for the small cottages and are separate from the cost of drinks and meals.
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Other Winter Outdoor Dining Hot Spots: Deauville Inn in Strathmere, Anjelica's in Sea Bright, Setaara in Atlantic City and The Butcher's Block in Long Branch.
To make it through the cold winter months, the Deauville Inn in Strathmere has created an indoor/outdoor space that has one of the most advanced heating systems at the Shore. Even fair-weather restaurant-goers will keep warm and dry. The new menu created by chef TJ Ricciardi offers plenty of seafood such as seared sea scallops, shrimp and grits, grilled swordfish and crab cakes. For meat lovers, the selections include pork chops, steaks and slow-roasted prime rib. There's soup, salads, sandwiches and hot and cold appetizers for casual diners.
The Deauvillle Inn is open year round from 11am-10pm.
Anjelica's high-end Italian cuisine has garnered it a loyal following as well as recognition as one of Open Table's Top 100 Restaurants in America in 2019. Last summer after restaurants wer