An upscale town with a quirky past, Red Bank offers an eclectic array of eats, from sleek steakhouses to old-world Italian to home-grown craft beer breweries and everything in between. It’s not New York, and it’s not the Jersey Shore: Red Bank is a town unique upon itself, with a mix of big-city vibes and small shore-town ease. Come taste the best of both worlds in this 3-hour walking tour through one of central Jersey’s most vibrant small towns, known better only for its pop culture history than its food!
Indulge in an eclectic array of eats on this insider’s walking tour of one of New Jersey’s most vibrant dining destinations, nestled between NYC and the Jersey Shore!
What to Expect
- Enjoy an exciting variety of eats & custom drink pairings at 4-5 of Red Bank’s best restaurants, breweries and bars on both the West Side and downtown.
- Sample local farm-to-table fare, international cuisine, award-winning sweet treats and more.
- Locals and tourists alike love discovering the hidden gems and off-the-beaten spots on our tours! There’s something new for everyone.
- It’s not New York, and it’s not the Jersey Shore: experience a town unique upon itself. Get an insider’s look at Red Bank from a friendly & knowledgeable local guide born and bred in Monmouth County.
- We never forget dessert! We’ll send you off with something sweet from either Sugarush or Cinnamon Snail after feasting our way through Red Bank.
Below is a list of featured tasting locations you can expect to see on rotation. For certain BYOB restaurant stops, we pair select wine curated by The Wine Cellar.
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Expect to visit 4-5 spots from the below list:
» B2 Bistro: Rustic garden-to-table bistro
» Danny’s Steakhouse and Sushi: Institution in Red Bank since 1969
» JBJ Soul Kitchen: Jon Bon Jovi’s non-profit community restaurant
» Red Tank Brewing Company: BYOF Brewery
» Bombay River: Modern Indian Restaurant
» Cheese Cave: Artisan Cheese & Grocery Shop
» Toast City Diner: Peace, Love and Pancakes
» Antoinette’s Boulangerie: French Bakery
» Sugarush: Cupcake Shop
» Triumph: French Bakery
» Neapoli: “Build Your Own” Cupcake Shop
» Cinnamon Snail: (Seasonal) Vegan Food Truck known for their incredible donuts
*Tasting locations subject to change.
Where to Meet
» Your guide will meet you inside the first restaurant location.
» Once ticket is purchased, exact meeting location and more detailed information along with important parking instructions will be emailed to you 24 hours before tour start time.
Things to Know When You Book a BTP Food Tour
» This signature tour tends to fill up quickly! We advise booking well in advance. Advanced purchase is required.
» The tour begins inside the first restaurant location listed above. Your guide will greet you inside wearing a Beyond the Plate t-shirt.
» You will be asked for your dietary restrictions at checkout. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, beef or pork.
» Once ticket is purchased, more detailed information along with important parking instructions will be emailed to you 24 hours before tour start time.
» Lineups are subject to change based on restaurant availability and tour size. We work with other fabulous in restaurants in town, so if certain restaurants have private events going on that day, we’ll substitute one great restaurant for another!*
How does this work?
Your tour guide will meet you at the first location and will guide you through the whole experience, walking from stop to stop. All locations and menu items are curated in advance, so your only job is to show up, have a great time and enjoy all the food and drinks. Are you hungry yet?! Choose a date from the calendar, and book online in just a few steps.
Wait, so do I need a group to book? Who is this tour made for?
Anyone can sign up for a tour! The minimum number of registered guests must total 10 or more, which can consist of a mix of individuals, couples, or groups. We keep the experience intimate so tours cap at 20 people. (Sorry, but no pets!) Kids are welcomed but we find most people prefer leaving them with a sitter! Perfect for first-time tour goers, and both locals and visitors alike. There is no assigned seating and we encourage making new friends!
Do we tip at each restaurant?
Nope! Payment and tips to each restaurant is taken care of by us. Much like the rest of the hospitality industry, if you feel like your tour guide did a great job, the standard in the industry is 15-20%. Tips are not required, but they are very much appreciated.
How much food can we expect? What about alcohol pairings? What if I don't drink?
Have you watched our video? It’s okay. We recommend having a light breakfast! By the time we’ve tasted our way through 4 locations, there will not be a need for dinner after. There are generally 2-3 drink pairings on every tour and will usually be a mix of select wines, cocktails or beers. Alcohol can be substituted for non-alcoholic beverages.
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