Reviews & Testimonials

 

“Beautiful fall afternoon on the deck of Waypoint 622 in Brielle today. Look at the view. I had a Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich which is a creation made with smoked ham and grilled chicken, melted swiss with honey mustard sauce on a brioche bun along with house made chips (incredible). I washed it down with a cold, local IPA. Jealous? You should be. Devon, our server was great. She played duet to a packed house and pulled it off flawlessly. Nice job and a nice person. My wife and our friend Barbara had the grilled brie and pear sandwich. Also delicious from the mmmmms and oooohs that I heard. I would have taken a picture of the food but we were all ravenous when we arrived with no self control. Enough said. A great afternoon. Waypoint 622 deck will be opened and serving alcohol until November 15, weather permitting. The bar is heated. The restaurant will be BYOB after that date, until spring. Take advantage of these nice fall days at the Jersey Shore.”

–          Eat Along the Shore, NJ


“Food was great, service was excellent!!! Staff was very professional and efficient!!! I’d definitely go back and recommend to all my friends!!!! Loved it!!”

– Deborah D., Staten Island, NY


“Our first time there and it couldn’t have been better, great food, great service and awesome entertainment! We will be back for sure!”

– Janice T., NJ


“The crab cakes were outstanding. First time here, going back when I can sit outside. Our server – I forgot her name – was great! She made me an iced cappuccino which isn’t on the menu, she went above and beyond to make it and I have to say it was the best iced cappuccino I have had in a long time. I recommend this restaurant highly.”

– Pamela, New York, NY


“I experienced Waypoint 622 for the first time. The menu is a joy to read with a unique gourmet flair. The food is as pretty as it is delicious from appetizer to entree to dessert. And, it offers a comprehensive wine list. The restaurant is beautiful with great views of the Manasquan River. The staff is awesome! It was definitely an experience that I highly recommend. I will be back!!”

– Val, Roseland, NJ


“Always a great experience. Excellent food at reasonable cost. Wait staff is exemplary.”

– OpenTable Customer, NY


“Rare gem-my new favorite place. Nice views, friendly and attentive waitstaff and chef, amazing meal. The olive bread-wow! Award winning bread pudding! Great place I am so glad we decided to try it.”

– OpenTable Customer, NY


“I wanted again to express our thanks to you and your staff. Our guests loved the food, delicious wine and attentive wait staff. It was a wonderful day. My Mom was so excited that she had trouble falling asleep last evening.”

– Bonnie, Staten Island, NY


“We always love waypoint. We are locals and it is one of our favorites.”

– OpenTable Customer, NJ


“Food was delicious, band was great and Scott our waiter brought some great drinks!”

– Karen L., Rockaway, NJ


“The atmosphere is beautiful, love the whole setting. The bartenders are fantastic and the food is very good. Great place to go with your friends and enjoy a wonderful evening and meet new people. Have eaten at the bar, and an outside table, and inside the restaurant. I’ve never had one complaint about the service or the food. They are very accommodating to your needs and yes, on a busy weekend, it can be a little bit of a wait for a table outside but you can hang at the bar and still enjoy yourself until your table is ready.”

– Karen B., Brielle, NJ


“We were pleasantly surprised by how excellent our dinner was at Waypoint 622. The service was outstanding, prices fair and with a seasonal license byob in the winter. We’ll be back!”

– OpenTable Customer, NY


“Beautiful relaxing atmosphere coupled by delicious food and drinks.”

– Maryann T., Howell, NJ


“My family and I had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. I’m gluten free and can’t say enough about their gluten free menu. They even offered me gluten free rice crackers to dip in the delicious oil and garlic “bread” dressing. My 2 children and husband also really enjoyed there meal. The price was very reasonable and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. We will definitely be back!”

– Nicole N., NJ


“Service is excellent, food incredible, the cheese cake is the best I’ve ever had! Took one home! My new favorite spot!”

– Catherine, NY


“Top 5 Best Meals Ever: There are a lot of restaurants at the New Jersey shore, but few gourmet offerings – until now. I have been fortunate to have dined around the world, and have had some amazing culinary experiences. My dinner at Waypoint 662, has earned a spot in my top 5. It was our first visit, and the decor and location (on the water) are first rate. No short cuts here at all. We had two appetizers, scallops and the ceviche, never had better. By the way, I’m 65 so that’s a lot of meals. Entree was salmon (they fly it in from Alaska, seafood here is never frozen, some coming off the boats docked just feet away) and again, perfection. We rarely have dessert, but didn’t want the evening to end, so we had bread pudding and strawberry shortcake, wait for it… also spectacular. Food excites me, and I am very excited to go back to Waypoint 662. Check out the menu on line. Our waitress, Jen, only added to this great experience.”

–         TripAdvisor Customer


“We love this place. We are regulars all year. We used to only come in the winter, but we love the food and the service so we are usually there weekly now. The food is GOOD and they will accommodate you for special requests. Shout outs to Josette and Maura the chef Andy and Monica. The owner Larry is around a lot and he is a nice guy, very personable. Give it a try! This is a pic of my FAV! Tomahawk steak YUM!”

–         OpenTable Customer


“Great place, awesome food, fun crowd!!! Outside bar was really fun, and there was a band.”

–          Lisa S., OpenTable Customer


“We discovered Waypoint last weekend and it was excellent! My wife and I wanted someplace outside with food and live music and this place fit the bill! The service was excellent and the menu was full and not to expensive! I had the pork Milanese and it was HUGE! I couldn’t finish it but it was excellent. Then we went outside and had a drink and listened to live music! Great night!”

–          TripAdvisor Customer


“I love it here!! Beautiful view on the patio with a bar and tvs! The food was great, I had oysters, the Scooby, tuna tartare and lobster/shrimp roll and it was all delicious. The cocktails are amazing as well. Our server was so nice and attentive. I will definitely be coming back for more!”

–          Yelp Customer


“As always dinner was amazing. Try the pork chop and really ANYTHING on the menu. The chef is very very accommodating gluten free, dietary restrictions, no problem….always excellent and served with a smile and true grasp of the menu. Wait staff is outstanding! Enjoy a fabulous night at Waypoint.”

–          Deborah S., NJ


“Easily the best restaurant at the Jersey Shore. All of the food from appetizers to main course was prepared and presented exquisitely. I work in NYC and this restaurant could hold its own with the best seafood and modern American restaurants around. Nice location and live music at the bar are additional bennies. (pun intended)”

–          OpenTable Customer


“What an awesome evening, signature menu, with a special grilled octopus, and an amazing veal chop over escarole entre – and Larry Grafas to host an amazing dinner with our extended family. Thank you to John, Rich, Chef Andy and the crew for another amazing night.”

–          Dan, Brick, NJ


“This is one of the finest places to eat in the area. I can’t say enough about the service (shout out to Josette). The chef Andy will knock himself out to please you!!!! And Maura the hostess never fails to make our experience that much better. They make the menu interesting and chef Monica also adds to the whole dining experience. If you are lucky, you may even get a visit from owner Larry who is a crack up!!! We love this place…there is NOWHERE on the Jersey shore that you will get this food and service”

–          Judith, NJ


“This is the second time in 2 weeks that I’ve been to Waypoint. I enjoyed my first visit so much that I could not wait to go back. The food is just delicious and interesting, right down to dessert! The standout feature both times has been the service: professional, friendly, attentive, informative and so pleasant that I would have invited my servers to sit and chat. They completed the package! Thank you!”

–          Joann


“We went for an early dinner on New Year’s Eve. Everything was perfect. The reservations were well planned and everything was organized. No complaints, plan to return.”

–          Patricia, Farmingdale, NJ


“Thank you for the wonderful evening last night. Everything was exactly like my father wanted. The food was delicious and our server was excellent. Thank you again!”

–          Cindy L., NJ


“Enjoyed my meal with my family on Monday – great food. Staff was very patient with my 86 year old dad. Also, wanted to give thumbs up for having A to Z on the wine menu – a local favorite of mine here in Oregon – was a nice surprise to see it on the menu. See you next time I am in the area.”

–          Chris S., Portland, OR


“I’m writing to let you how pleased we were with the bridal shower we hosted at Waypoint 622. Our guest raved about the food and the stunning views of the marina. Your staff was attentive, accommodating, friendly and the service was terrific. I appreciate the help you gave us while choosing the menu and sorting out the details of the day.

We will definitely be back to eat both inside the restaurant and outside on the patio over the summer.

Thank you and all the best for a great season and success moving forward.”

–          Robyn, NJ


“We just wanted to say that we ate dinner in the restaurant for our anniversary. It was a recommendation from restaurant week. It was my choice. My husband, sister and brother in law were so pleased with all of our dinners. My husband truly thought it was of the best meals he has ever had. Hats off to the amazing chef and the most hospitable staff.. We will be back, just for the food itself.”

–          Noreen and John, Jackson, NJ


“Food was absolutely excellent! Atmosphere with candlelight and soft music, perfect evening topped off with the ability to bring your own favorite beer or wine. Best crab cakes, pure lump crabmeat. Duck was also unbelievable. Service great also. Best all-around dining experience I have had in a long time – and I eat out a lot! I would highly recommend it to anyone! By the way, this was middle of February 2016 inside dining. I saw some reviews that were not saying what I’m saying, but that must’ve been when they just opened perhaps. I can only tell you from my experience they certainly have it all together now.”

–          Rick H., Brielle, NJ


“We could not say enough about your “gem” of a restaurant, the atmosphere, excellent presentation and quality of food along with the attention to detail of staff. Pat and I have visited three times thus far and it only gets better. Josette was our waitress all three occasions and she could not have been more patient, informed and generally interested in our dining experience. Most recently we brought our friends Ellen and Mike for an anniversary dinner and it was lovely. Thank you for sending over a treat to the table. Sorry we had to rush out but we had plans for the evening. Best of luck! “

–          Deborah and Pat, Spring Lake, NJ


“I just want to thank you again for the delicious food and excellent staff that we had for our rehearsal dinner..the venue was set up beautifully as well..We had a wonderful time and the celebration continued all weekend..Can’t wait to come and visit this summer and try your outdoor seating and great food!! Thanks again!”

–          Nancy, NJ


“Nancy and I have received several emails from ladies attending the luncheon, expressing their delight about the luncheon, superb food, and ambiance unmatched. Your presentation was excellent and thank you for helping us organize a wonderful culinary experience!”

–          Priscilla, NJ


 

“Heartfelt thanks to you and your staff at the Waypoint 622 restaurant for a picture perfect collaboration to provide struggling members of our community with fully prepared Thanksgiving dinners. Your gracious donation was particularly special as it was not solicited or requested, but a sincere offering with no limitations.

 

In addition, Maura Colon, General Manager, orchestrated and coordinated this event with the St. Vincent de Paul Society with not only true professionalism, but with care and concern for the recipients of the Thanksgiving meals. The Waypoint 622 Chefs were observed doing their craft as if it were for a VIP event, and to them it was. It was for our precious neighbors who are currently in need for many reasons, Head Chef Dan, Sous Chef Monica, and their kitchen brigade prepared and packaged amazing culinary delights with enthusiasm and joy. The intergenerational members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Dove’s Youth Group of our parish who picked up the traditional Thanksgiving delights for delivery, were very impressed with the energy and kindness afforded by you and your staff.”

–          St. Denis Church Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society


 

“What an improvement from the old UL. Its cleaned up and has atmosphere.  The crab cakes are the best I have had, our bacon appy was amazing!  Wait staff was upbeat and helpful. The wedge salad was large and super crisp.  This is going to be my go to place all year long.  Menu is interesting enough for a special occasion, or just a quick go to on the deck.  Larry and staff, keep up the great work. Love, love, love, the new deck…Amazing water views!!”

–          D.F., Brielle, NJ


“What an outstanding day – everyone loved your presentation, food was excellent – good time had by all. You were great to work with and I look forward to our next function.”

–          Nancy, NJ


 

“The linguini and clams in white sauce was outstanding: fresh clams and perfect balance of garlic and clam juice. My other daughter had the roast clam appetizer which was very good. Great atmosphere, service was very good, nice bar on a large deck overlooking the marina and a guitar player.  We’ll be back.”

–          John K., Mountain Lakes, NJ


 

“We came with another couple and had a wonderful  time. Two of us had the halibut special with risotto and it was awesome! One of us had the tuna special and our forth had the pork chop. The food was great and the service was great too! I definitely recommend this restaurant!”

–          Susanne B., Jackson, NJ


“Pleasantly surprised with this Union Landing bar change in ownership and major upgrade!  With new tall columns, they raised the roof figuratively and literally in this bar!  The single elevated level makes the view better all around and that isn’t the only upgrade.  You no longer have to hunt and poach for a table – a civilized wait list is at the door with a buzzer that alerts when your table is ready, the menu is more elegant with seafood and special wraps and the overall feeling is more welcoming and fun.  The crowd is neither too young or too “jersey.”  This may be our new go to for summer 2015.”

–          Tara L., New York, NY


“Huge thank you to Chef Dan and the amazing staff at Waypoint for taking care of us for my sons baptism. The room was amazing, food was outstanding and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. Definitely the spot to book your next event! We will be back soon!! Thanks again.”

–          Cindy M., Toms River, NJ


 

“Wow this is one incredible place!!!! Amazing Menu and a great outdoor bar, with live music. A must for all foodies.”

–          Bruce W., Fort Lauderdale, FL


 

“Food is excellent! Absolutely will be back again.”

–          Barry C., Old Bethpage, NY


 

“Great atmosphere, friendly & courteous staff, expect nothing but Great things from Waypoint 622!!!”

–          Dean Y., Brielle, NJ


 

“My wife and I both had the clam bake special on Sunday night it was excellent! The drinks and appetizers were great and the service timely. The atmosphere inside was lovely even with the band playing outside you could hardly hear them. The view of the river in the late afternoon was beautiful made for a very nice anniversary dinner. We’ll be back soon.”

–          Thomas M., Bayville, NJ