Red Bank Restaurant Week Attracts Diners to Town

All participating restaurants offered one healthy meal option sponsored by Riverview Medical Center.

Red Bank, N.J. — Twenty-four restaurants participated in the fall edition of Red Bank Restaurant Week, held Nov. 2 through Nov. 12.

Red Bank Restaurant Week, sponsored by Riverview Medical Center and the Red Bank RiverCenter, provides diners the opportunity to eat at a variety of restaurants with prix fixe menu options. The prix fixe pricing, ranging from $20 to $30, excluded Fridays and Saturdays.

This year, diners had the opportunity to experience familiar and new restaurants.

Front Street Trattoria has been in business for over 30 years. Their $30 Red Bank Restaurant Week menu attracted new customers.

Front Street Trattoria and Danny’s Steakhouse have been open for business in Red Bank for 30 and 46 years respectively. Both restaurants participated in Red Bank Restaurant week, offering three course meals for $30.

Heather Twesten, of Brick Township, took advantage of the prix fixe menu at Front Street Trattoria on the last night of restaurant week. The affordable three course meal options helped attract her to the event.

“I thought it was really good prices for this area,” Twesten said. “I would definitely recommend attending.”

The house salad appetizer at Front Street Trattoria included bow tie pasta, artichokes, mozzarella and red pepper over mixed greens.

Twesten also took advantage of the “Good for You from Riverview” menu option. Sponsored by Riverview Medical Center, each of the participating restaurants offered a healthy menu item for diners, all reviewed by a clinical nutritionist at Riverview. Details on the healthy meals were provided on the Red Bank RiverCenter Facebook page.

In addition to local favorites, new restaurants in town also participated in the event. ChickyBoom and Hansel and Griddle both opened in Red Bank this year and participated in restaurant week for the first time.

Hansel and Griddle participated in Red Bank Restaurant Week for the first time. Menu options includes wraps, fries and cookies for dessert.

ChickyBoom, located on Broad Street, opened for business in September. Their Cuban cuisine menu included empanada appetizers and flan for dessert.

Hansel and Griddle, a chain restaurant with additional locations in New Brunswick, Somerville and Hoboken, offered a casual dining experience. Their $20 prix fixe menu included wraps, fries and sandwiches.

The first Red Bank restaurant week was held in February 2014, sponsored by the Red Bank RiverCenter. The Red Bank RiverCenter formed in 1991 to manage Red Bank’s Special Improvement District, according to their website.

Amanda Lynn, program manager at RiverCenter, said the goal of Red Bank Restaurant Week is to attract diners and support local businesses.

“With over 100 restaurants, Red Bank has become an attractive dining scene for both residents and visitors. The goal of Red Bank Restaurant Week is to allow diners to experience all of the different dining experiences Red Bank has to offer,” Lynn said.

For more information on Restaurant Week or the Red Bank RiverCenter, visit www.redbank.org or www.visit.redbank.com.

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