The New York Times awarded the Dauphin Grille a coveted “Worth It” rating in their September, 2011 review of the restaurant whose menu is described as “seasonal bistro fare with a European flare.” Dauphin’s Chef, Peter Connelly, was the owner of Pasta Fresca in Shrewsbury for many years, and as I recall, his fresh pastas were made daily and would quickly sell out. I used to drive up from Ocean County to score some of his fresh raviolis to finish off at home with his house made sauces. The Times review points out that his pasta dishes at Dauphin demonstrate his “sure hand with pastas and sauces.”
Some of their more intriguing appetizers include Pumpkin and Asiago Risotto Fritter with spiced apple creme fresh, Mollusques “Cioppino” which includes a daily selection of Button Clams or Black Mussels served in a spicy tomato, shaved fennel and saffron broth and Grass Fed Beef Carpaccio with pomegranate drizzle, house made pork belly croutons, shaved Parmigiano and micro greens.
For main courses, how about the Grilled NY Strip Steak with fresh Thyme Gruyere Potato Gratin and Glazed Cipollini Onions or if it is fish you wish, Winter present Sustainable Catch of the Day with warm Farro Winter Vegetable Salad and, of course, the house made pasta dishes.
Deal Alert: Take advantage of our Deal on Dauphin running on 3SquareDeals.com now through March 18th to get $20 for $40 Towards Dinner at Dauphin Grille. Remember 10% of proceeds go to the Food Banks of New Jersey. Saving while sharing, it doesn’t get any better than that.
The Berkeley Ocean Front Hotel is home to Dauphin. Both the Hotel and The Dauphin Grille will be closed to the public for the Passover Holidays April 2- 17. The restaurant will be participating in Jersey Shore Restaurant Week when it re-opens on Wednesday, April 18th through Sunday, April 22nd.
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