What does anyone think of Karen and Rei's in Avalon? That place is impossible to get into - it is THE place. We went there a few years ago, before it got hot. It was fine, good even, but not that fantastic. Plus, the service was nothing to write home about. Is it really worth planning ahead and making a reservation weeks in advance?
Also, how about a place between Avalon and Stoneharbor - I think it is called the Backyard or the Back Porch?
We were disappointed to see that the Beach Front in Avalon (upstairs on the Boardwalk) has "improved" itself. The twin lobster special on Sundays was great, but its gone now.
No secret, but I really had a great dinner at Claude's in Stone Harbor. I wish they were still open for casual lunches, but I can understand they have their hands full with dinner.