The Reserve Sushi and Steakhouse is a luxuriously gourmet restaurant. The dining experience is unmatched: masterfully prepared and exquisitely presented cuisine with superb service. Within a well-appointed and spacious main area, the restaurant is furnished with ebony-wood chairs and accented with white, flowing curtains. Lauded in the press since opening in October 2009, The Reserve has garnered a three star rating from the Asbury Park Press, and received the ‘Best Catering in Monmouth County” Award from the New Jersey Star Ledger.
Chef Charles Lesbirel honed his skills at the David Burke Fromagerie as well as David Burke Townhouse in NYC. He brings is upscale yet fun culinary style to every plate at the Reserve Steakhouse. The Buffalo Chicken Dumplings are an example of the chef's style: served with a ranch style sauce and a celery root slaw. Another favorite are the duck confit tacos served with fresh guacamole and mango salsa. The house specialty is a 24 oz. Dry aged Cowboy Steak aged in house a minimum of 35 days. The almond crusted veal with basil pesto and garlicky whipped potato is another crowd favorite. Dont forget to finish your experience off with a rich molten chocolate cake or "Bubby's" Chocolate Pudding. The Reserve features a 3 course lunch pre fixe at $19.95 a person as well as an "Early Bird" dinner special at $35.00. Also coming the summer of 2012 the Reserve will feature a wine list and seasonal beer menu.
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Another outstanding entrée is the Barbeque Braised Beef Fingers, which are cooked until tender in a special apricot barbeque glaze. Sushi lovers will revel in the unexpected flavors of the Duck Sushi Roll - duck, mango and avocado rolled in rice and nori and tempura-fried. Pasta aficionados will find several special selections including, gnocchi pasta with chicken and creamy mushroom sauce, as well as spinach-stuffed ravioli. Sushi can be found on the dessert menu too - the tempura-fried vanilla ice cream with chocolate truffle center is a great wrap-up to your meal.
A private dining room seats twenty, and makes a grand setting for a business meeting or a special affair. The party planners will be happy to assist in customizing your special event.
This is a professional dining establishment which surpasses any of the kosher restaurants in NYC. The food presented was attractive, and delicious. The service was excellent. The portions generous and fresh.The greatest problem is that because it is in Lakewood, and doesn't open until 5PM, it is too far to drive from N. NJ or NYC, for just a meal;, but if you are in the vicinity during the hours, I doubt if you will be disappointed. EXCELLENT