About Us

A few words about us

Blu Grotto is doing Concerts in conjunction with Count Basie. These are ticketed events that are available for purchase through Ticketmaster. Tables are sold for 2, 4 or 6 People. Blu Grotto with be providing the food and beverages for these events based on where you are sat. The lower beer garden level will be based off our beer garden menu and our upper deck area will be based on our regular dinner menu. These menus can be seen on our events page. There will be no tables available for dining without a ticket.

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.

Alessandro Latini

Alessandro Latini

Restaurant Manager

Fresh from the boat from the old world, born and raised in Italy, between Rome and Umbria, land of truffles and wild boar. Alessandro has showcased his passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry, providing outstanding customer service working in some of the best restaurants in NYC and NJ. He brings to our restaurant a touch of warm, Italian hospitality.

Upcoming Events

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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 will be close Friday July 10 due to the tropical storm.

Beer Garden – Will reopen Thursday June 18th, 2020
Beer Garden hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday-Closed
Thursday-3:00-Closing
Friday, Saturday & Sunday- Bar opens at 1:00, Food at 1:30

Bands & Entertainment:

No bands as of now. Will be looking at options in near future

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

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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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Restaurant Hours

Mon & Tues:
Closed
Wed – Thurs:
5pm – 9 pm
Fri:
5pm – 10 pm
Sat:
5 pm – 10 pm
Sun:
3 pm – 9 pm

Beer Garden Hours

Beer Garden Hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday-Closed
Thursday – 3:00-Closing
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Bar opens at 1:00, Food at 1:30

BLU GROTTO NJ

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

(732) 571-7900
eventsblugrotto@gmail.com

Location

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