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Blu Grotto Trattoria

200 Port Au Peck Ave, Located on the side of Monmouth Park race track, Oceanport, NJ 07757
+1 732-571-7900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (6 reviews)
“pork chop” (5 reviews)
“orange salad” (2 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 Port Au Peck Ave, Located on the side of Monmouth Park race track, Oceanport, NJ 07757
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Randomly stopped by at the recommendation of a friend. It was a weeknight so no crowds and had a quiet romantic dinner. Atmosphere was so warm and wonderful in the dining room. Our server was knowledgeable and professional without being stuffy. We had ahi tuna...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Don847
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us went to Blue Grotto for New Year’s Eve dinner. We were impressed. That night they had a three-course price fix dinner. There were unite a few choices in each category. My wife and I both oysters for an appetizer. They were very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We had an excellent meal last night at Blu Grotto. I started with the fennel & orange salad and my husband had the octopus. My salad was great & the hub said the octopus was very tender. I had the Vongole for dinner with gluten...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I tried to like this place but I just keeps disappointing!!! When it first opened I had given it a great review, with he exception of of the overpriced wine list. Now after two more disappointing visits I’m Done ! Food mediocre at best for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Traveler260
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at Blu Grotto. Sat outside on a beautiful summer evening. Great service, Nd delicious dishes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Claire W
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Mini golf, cocktails, good music and great company. Attentive bar staff and seductive atmosphere. Fun!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 14 August 2018

my wife and I were so excited to try the Blue Grotto friends have told us how good it was. every single part of the experience was dreadful. save your time and money this place sucks…. The hostess is rude, the atmosphere is a joke,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ToddS1445
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

What a great night at Blu Grotto watching the Nerds and having some great cocktails! It’s got a beautiful outdoor area that accommodates tons of people and party goers! I’m so happy Monmouth Park decided to do something with all that wasted space. We will...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank ynkefan7
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We dined at Blu Grotto over the Holiday weekend and had a wonderful experience. Our friends from Brooklyn were very impressed with the restaurant and the food. The oysters and calamari were fabulous. The Red Snapper special was perfectly cooked and delicious. The Veal Chops...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Marjorie1754
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Love this place! We visit here often for lunch, dinner as well as special family events, and everything is always amazing! The servers and bar staff are very professional, and they make one of the best margaritas around! Can't say enough about this place! Check...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Michelle L
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Michael B
24 September 2016|
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Response from foodietravel73 | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I would go in nothing less than business casual (no jeans). During the colder months I have worn a blazer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Port Au Peck Ave, Located on the side of Monmouth Park race track, Oceanport, NJ 07757
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Oceanport
  • Phone Number: +1 732-571-7900
A few words about us:Blu Grotto Ristorante consists of a beautiful conservatory dining room, 3 large outdoor decks and an open air Beer Garden. Blu Grotto will serve modern and classic adaptations of regional Italian favorites, hand made and imported dry pastas, fresh seafood and prime steak. The restaurant will also feature a deep and eclectic wine list and artisanal cocktails, all served in an environment that has to be seen to be believed.What are we offering: Blu Grotto is proudly serving modern adaptations of classic, regional Italian fare. Locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible, Blu Grotto believes that the Italian method of serving what is freshest and comes from closest to where you live makes for the best possible ingredients. Our beverage program consists of artisanal cocktails, extensive beer and by the glass wine offerings and a deep wine list by the bottle that has perennial favorites as well as esoteric wines from around the world.Welcome to the Beer Garden!
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