About Us

A few words about us

Blu Grotto Ristorante consists of a beautiful conservatory dining room, 3 large outdoor decks and an open air Beer Garden.
Blu Grotto will serve modern and classic adaptations of regional Italian favorites, hand made and imported dry pastas, fresh seafood and prime steak. The restaurant will also feature a deep and eclectic wine list and artisanal cocktails, all served in an environment that has to be seen to be believed.

What are we offering

Blu Grotto is proudly serving modern adaptations of classic, regional Italian fare.  Locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible, Blu Grotto believes that the Italian method of serving what is freshest and comes from closest to where you live makes for the best possible ingredients.  Our beverage program consists of artisanal cocktails, extensive beer and by the glass wine offerings and a deep wine list by the bottle that has perennial favorites as well as esoteric wines from around the world.

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Our Team

James Corona

James Corona

Executive Chef

Chef James Corona is a Batali and Bouley alum who is lauded for tapping into modern Italian cuisine with a soulful yet minimalist approach. Chef Corona showcases high-quality ingredients on each plate without complicated additions.

Elvin Kehres

Elvin Kehres

General Manager

Elvin has had quite an illustrious career in the restaurant industry. From dining room captain at Fromagerie and Frog and the Peach to manager of the Stage House and Ryland Inn in North Jersey, Elvin has lived and breathed fine dining for some time now. Most recently Maitre’D at the venerable Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi in New Brunswick, Elvin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team here at Blu Grotto.

Amalio Rodriguez

Amalio Rodriguez

Bar Manager

Amalio is our creative bar manager here at Blu Grotto. Through his career he has worked with many talented individuals who have all added to his knowledge of sprits, beer, wine, and hospitality. Now with Blu Grotto, he will continue to create great cocktails while maintaining a familiarity to our guests.

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Soulstirs

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BEER GARDEN NOW OPEN NOON – CLOSING

Pezhead

Vintage Jam

Ned Ryerson and the Groundhogs

Bob Pinto

DJ’s from Rock the House Entertainment – 10pm to 2am

The Nerds

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Pat Guadagno Solo

Billy Hector Band

Paul Heaney Band

DJ’s from Rock the House Entertainment – 10pm to 2am

PK’s Band without Fear

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Random Reggae Test Band

Sam Sims Band

Gypsy

DJ’s from Rock the House Entertainment – 10pm to 2am

So Watt

Closed

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Bob Pinto Duo

Paul Heaney Band

Bobby Bandeira

DJ’s from Rock the House Entertainment – 10pm to 2am

Chuck Lambert

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Vintage Jam

Upside

Pam McCoy and the Familiar Faces

DJ’s from Rock the House Entertainment – 10pm to 2am

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Blu Grotto is proudly serving modern adaptations of classic, regional Italian fare.  Locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible, Blu Grotto believes that the Italian method of serving what is freshest and comes from closest to where you live makes for the best possible ingredients.

Beer Garden

Beer Garden, Jersey shore

Welcome to the Beer Garden!

Beer Garden- Open Thursday 3:00-Closing. Friday, Saturday & Sunday Noon-Closing

Bands & Entertainment:

Please look at our events page here for upcoming bands and events:

https://www.facebook.com/BGBeergarden/events/?ref=page_internal

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Parties & Events

For Party & Event Questions or Bookings, Contact: Elvin Kehres

EventsBlugrotto@gmail.com

(732) 571-7900

Contact Us

BLU GROTTO NJ

200 Port Au Peck Ave
Oceanport, NJ 07757, United States

(732) 571-7900
eventsblugrotto@gmail.com

Hours

Tues-Thurs:
Noon – 10 pm
Fri:
 Noon – 11 pm
Sat:
  5 pm – 11 pm
Sun:
  4 pm – 9 pm

Reservations

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Give us a call! You can contact us between 11am and 10pm ever day of the week. Our Phone number is (732) 571-7900

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Location

Located past the intersection of Oceanport and Port au Peck, towards Monmouth Train station. Our entrance is highlighted by a hand crafted arch.

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