We ate in Old Bay the other night, they have some new exciting options on the menu. The grilled Polenta Steak was amazing as were the flat bread pizzas, can't wait to go back and have them again. We sat at the bar and dined, the bartenders were very attentive and never let our drinks get empty. There was a great band that came on, the Do Rights, so we turned a great dinner into a great evening at the the Old Bay!
I have been coming here since 2013 I wanna say and its pretty much been the go-to bar for my friends, and me. Best Bartenders period. Amazing drinks, great service, and pretty down to earth, respectful people.
For dark drinks off their cocktail menu I recommend the sazarack, old fashion (which is made differently depending on whose making Ryan and Tommy have always made it the way I like it) and the dark and stormy but don't take em all at the same time like I did. (Or do, depending how great a night you want)
For Food Anything is good I feel for the place. Nothing is too crazy, but it is a nice bite every once in a while.
I mostly come for the atmosphere to chill, and it does get more people around 10-11pm at nights. At the same time it is nice while nothing too college imo. The outdoor area is great in the summer, and even winter with the Headlamps being a good way to drink while talking with friends outside.
The music is pretty good with the live bands here, and there nothing that would ever annoy anyone or that is out of place unlike other bars around the area that have bad acoustics.
Overall Old Bay is Great place and whenever my friends go to NB even years after graduation we always at least stop by here ,and continue to have amazing memories. We even played cards against humanity at a table once and there was no problems.
I'm writing you to just thank you and your staff for the establishment you all run. I've been coming there since college and still continue to come after I graduated from Rutgers. I'm a native of New Brunswick and Old Bay is one of my favorite bars to grab a drink and have a nice night. I always recommend it and invite new friends to come with me. I wanted to really point out that the Bartending staff are all very professional, friendly, and personable. I see them pumping out drinks and handling the pressure of the busy nights with a smile on their face. It's nice to see and I'm glad I've gotten to know them. Anyway I just wanted to say thank you and keep up the good work and please give them my thanks as well.
Been here a few times and loved it. The restaurant is always beautiful and clean with a great ambience, the beer was excellent, service great, and the food was outstanding. I have had several dishes on the menu and all were excellent. Every server I have had has been lovely and quite personable. This is easily my favorite restaurant in Central Jersey. Very highly recommend.
I like everything about this place. We were going to a show near here and our waiter was really good about making sure we were served quickly and were out in time. We appreciated that. But that sausage jumbalaya made me want to stay and finish it all and forget the show! Instead, I took it home. Delish twice!
My husband and I loved Old Bay so much that we decided to have our rehearsal dinner here. The staff was amazing working with us leading up to the event especially since we originally accidentally booked it on our wedding day. Lucky for us they changed the date without complaint. We had half of the upstairs area for about 40 people. Everyone raved about the food and the service. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Went to the Oktoberfest. Everything was amazing! The buffet! all the food was delicious! Brats on the grill outside. So good! Had the best german draft beers! This was our first year going. Heard the advertisment on wdha 101.5 and decided to go. So glad we did. Will be there next year and every year after! Great job Old Bay!!!!!!
The food is amazing!! I ordered the chicken and sausage jumbalaya and the bbq shrimp and grits share plates. These dishes fit with the theme of the restaurant and very extremely tasty. I have also been here after hours when they had a DJ. It was a cool scene for a week night and the drinks were very inexpensive.
Brought a group of 14 here and got many compliments as the group organizer. We went to stress factory right afterwards. One group member ordered a dish and did not receive it on time; they gave it to go AND immediately took it off the bill. Customer service was excellent which is refreshing. My compliments to the crawfish etofuffe. Everyone was crowing over the jumbalaya and the best pork chop in years.
Great food and drinks! Pomegranate martinis are the best!
Just had our end of year party hosted at Old Bay and everyone had a great time. Great staff, great food. Location is easy to get to for college students, interior is really unique. Everyone had a fun time, definitely recommend checking it out. Worked with Ryan for organization and he was a great help the entire time!
The restaurant hosted a party for a school event. The staff were friendly and did a great job catering to our needs. Would recommend.