I never realized how hard it was to find a lunch place on Saturday! In Red Bank, I was dying to try Thyme Square and Dish, but they were closed for lunch.
I would have tried Ashes but they don't offer non-smoking dining!
We were going to try Sogno but the second we walked in, there was this bad vibe, really empty, dead, and with a dining room straight out of Sopranos. Maybe a nice dinner place but not casual enough for lunch.
I then proceded to River's Edge Cafe. The lunch menu had no appetizers. We didn't realize it was BYO and just had to leave when the owner tried to sell us wine "under the table". Very sketchy and not very professional.
Vetoed the Broadway Grill due to past experience .
We ended up at the Bistro in Red Bank and even though the whole american cafe/asian eatery/pizza theme is very confusing, the food was very good!
We got the pizza for an appetizer and it was't bad. I got the peking duck quesadilla and was impressed by the quality and amount of "peking" duck. The only confusing thing was their wine list was only 10 wines deep and all under $28. It seemed they could have had just a few $40 higher end bottles. If you paid for the license, why not actually make good money on it?
The lunch entrees were all around $10-12 and it's my new favorite lunch place in Red Bank. Anyone have any other "Saturday lunch spots" in that price range?