May 22nd, 2012
Looking for the best Italian restaurant in NJ? Look no further than Red Bank, NJ. Customers have spoken- Basil T’s Brewery and Italian Grill is a crowd pleaser!
The Basil T’s experience is exactly what a good Italian meal calls for: great wine, great food and great company. Bring the entire family down and see for yourself why NJ locals are raving!
The best Italian restaurant in NJ is worth traveling for! One New York diner was wowed with Basil T’s, saying, “WOWWWWW on all counts. Mine was the Goat cheese ravioli topped with Prosciutto de Parma. Perfectly cooked served with a delicious red sauce. My friend’s halibut was divine served with squash and cherry tomato puree.”
Food like that is sure to keep diners traveling back for more! Take it from one Open Table contributor who said, “…the thought of great food gets me energized enough to drive the 30 miles to get there after a long day at work. Roll back meals and prices were outstanding.”
Basil T’s is not just for vacationers either- Red Bank locals know it as to best Italian restaurant in NJ too! “Basils T’s is by far one of the greatest places to eat, drink & hang out in Red Bank! The food is incredible but most all of the MUG CLUB is their coolest feature,” said Tasting Grace on Google.
New Jersey locals know great Italian food. When they say Basil T’s is a great Italian restaurant, it’s worth listening to! One Rumson, NJ resident, Dave M. says, “I love everything about Basil T’s. Fresh, solid food with the best brewed beer you’ll find anywhere. Great service, great people, great atmosphere and the best fresh food around.”
If you haven’t been to Basil T’s yet, don’t wait. A delicious meal, cold beer and great wine is waiting. Stop in and have a five-star-review worthy experience of your own!
To check out the menu or make to a reservation please visit http://www.basilt.com/.
February 21st, 2011
The New Jersey brewpub Basil T’s would like to give thanks to all who supported them and the Garden State Brewers Guild in their brewing collaboration with Tun Tavern. Their version of the beer, Cocoa Fuoco, was introduced on February 7. Basil T’s had a great turnout, with a good mix of Mug Clubbers, beer aficionados from around the state, guest brewers, and beer writers. Response was very positive; in fact, many people were surprised how drinkable a chocolate-chili pepper- cinnamon beer could be! By the way, it’s still on tap if you want to try some.
Also currently on tap is their traditional February seasonal, Iceboat Ale, a malty, well-hopped Scottish Ale. Don’t worry — this is the first of several batches master brewer Gretchen Schmidhausler will be brewing this winter. Alas, the Porter is gone . . . but, how would you feel about a reprise of Snow Wiesel IPA?
Tun Tavern calls it Cocoa Fuego, while the Italian Basil T’s calls it Cocoa Fuoco. In English, the new beer is Chocolate Fire. Cocoa Fuoco perfectly blends the taste of chili peppers, cinnamon and chocolate. The two versions were extremely similar but still contained slight variations of the recipe. The pubs use different numbers of barrels and different types of hops during the brewing process. Nevertheless, both Cocoa Fuego and Cocoa Fuoco can be considered the same beer by casual New Jersey beer fans. The packed crowd at Basil T’s gave their hearty approval to both unusual blends.
Tim Kelly of Tun Tavern says a candy bar that was made from chocolate, chili peppers and cinnamon inspired him to create Cocoa Fuego. He later pitched the idea to Gretchen Schmidhausler, head brewer of Basil T’s, at a brewer’s conference in Camden. After 6 months of toying with ingredients, they had successfully developed a perfect mix of Dutch chocolate, ancho, cinnamon, chipotle and guajillo peppers.
Visit http://www.basilt.com/ for more information on hours and specialty craft beers.
September 20th, 2010
Basil T’s Brewery and Italian Restaurant is preparing for the a celebration of local restaurants, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Running from November 5 -14, 2010, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week gives locals and visitors a taste of the food and drink offerings of various New Jersey restaurants and pubs along the Jersey Shore.
The first Restaurant Week in November 2009 drew 56 restaurants, the second in April 2010, 75. Thousands came out to enjoy specially priced 3 course meals at the Shore’s best restaurants and all Special Events sold out. November 2010 will be the third Jersey Shore Restaurant Week.
Basil T’s is no stranger to great beer and delicious food. The results of the 27th Annual Readers’ Choice Restaurant Poll recently honored the Red Bank brewery and Italian restaurant as it won best in Central NJ in both the Best Beer and Best Pub categories. The Italian restaurant in New Jersey offers six handcrafted beers (which includes a seasonal offering) by the Pint, Mug, Growler or Basil’s Sampler. Basil T’s is ready and excited to participate in this year’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. You can expect a full array of beer, wine and great Italian meals to be on hand during the entire event. For more information on Jersey Shore Restaurant Week or to buy tickets to the event, please visit this link: http://www.jerseyshorerestaurantweek.com/
The Original Basil T’s is all about tradition. Everything is homemade, from the sauces and dressings to the mozzarella cheese, as well as the spectacular desserts and award winning beers. Visit this Italian Restaurant in New Jersey and experience truly unequaled culinary delights that only generations of dedication can produce. To the Rallo family, the Original Basil T’s is much more than a restaurant. . .it is life itself.
To view menu options or to make a reservation, visit Basil T’s online here: http://www.basilt.com/