The Jersey Shore almost inevitably conjures images of the eponymously named reality TV show, complete with fake tans, thick Jersey accents, and lots of fun times by the beach. While it is by the Jersey Shore, DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke is the epitome of class and trendiness with a fresh and coastal Italian-Mediterranean menu. Open year-round from Tuesday-Sunday, acclaimed Chef David Burke focuses on delivering high-quality seasonal and preferably locally sourced cuisine that is innovative Modern American at its best. He understands the Jersey Shore and its ambiance better than anyone else since he’s a self-described, “Shore boy at heart” and “as a teen I was a lifeguard at this very beach!” For anyone interested in discovering what a taste of Jersey might be, DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke is the perfect place to whet your curiosity.
If you’re the kind of diner who is detail-oriented and is a self-proclaimed foodie, you’ll appreciate the ways that Chef Burke has gone the extra mile to get the attention of your taste buds. Just a few of those details include having a custom-made lobster and oyster saltwater tank installed in the maritime restaurant to ensure diners get the freshest meals possible. Other to-die for dishes include Salt Dry-aged Prime Steaks and premium wines, and artisanal and local craft beers. The outdoor dining deck is as beautifully decorated as its indoor counterpart, with a service bar. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the view of the Jersey Shore and Shrewsbury River while enjoying its bounty from the sea as well.
Named “Best New Restaurant” by local outlets, NJ Monthly and Star Ledger, DRIFTHOUSE is equally well-known as the go-to spot for private events like wedding celebrations, birthdays, and really any large gathering. It also features live music three times a week to ensure a lively atmosphere that has contributed to its reputation as different things to different people: a romantic date night spot, a Sunday brunch favorite, but probably most of all a gathering place for anyone who appreciates excellent food, service, and an unbeatable ambiance. DRIFTHOUSE is an iconic dining establishment on the Jersey Shore for a reason; try it yourself and be amazed.