About Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery

72 N. Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
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Joseph’s Restaurant, the gourmet room located within the Tuscany House. Guests of Joseph’s Restaurant take a culinary trip to Italy as Executive Chef Joseph DeGennaro prepares an extraordinary menu unique to southern New Jersey. Joseph’s also features a full service bar composed of actual wine casks. The eye-catching bar offers a wide selection of liquors and imported wines from Italy and France, as well as a variety of flavored martinis. On the weekends, Joseph’s Restaurant presents live entertainment for guests’ enjoyment.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm;
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00 pm

Cross Street:
US RT 30

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 965-2111

Website:
http://www.renaultwinery.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights

Executive Chef:
Joseph DeGennaro

Private Party Contact:
Anne milza: 6099652111x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience4
service5

The food and service was excellent.

Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was excellent.

food5
ambience5
service5

Definitely the best dining experience we ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

Definitely the best dining experience we've ever had!! My girlfriend and I celebrated 6 months of dating with a stay at the winery. I had a vase of flowers delivered to the restaurant, and they arrived perfectly on our table. Service was simply excellent. We ordered Flounder Involtini and Shellfish en Brotto, each of which had us nearly licking our plates. Best fish I've ever eaten. Then, when we needed a box for leftovers, we remembered that our hotel room did not have a mini-fridge. But the waiter did not have a problem putting our food in their kitchen fridge until we checked out the next day. The entire staff was extremely accommodating during our stay. We highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning very soon!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food and service

Dined on April 6, 2016

From appetizer to main entree excellent....presentation elegant....wine very good, hostess, servers were very pleasant, not rushed, nice atmosphere, would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very enjoyable Easter dinner with my wife.

Dined on March 27, 2016

My rack of lamb was melt in you mouth perfectly cooked and my wife loved her salmon.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience1
service1
value1

Poor customer service

Dined on March 27, 2016

Went here for Easter dinner as a group of 12. To my surprise, the resturant wasnt busy at all. We arrived at 4pm. We had the normal salads that came with dinner and an appetizer. Our main entrees did not come out until 5:45. Food was ehh, horrible customer service! The manager on duty did absolutely nothing about the problems after she was told about them. I'm pretty sure the bus boy was waiting on us. Definitely will not be back and have told numerous people. If you come here, make sure your brushed up on your spanish because the staff doesn't speak nor understand English.

food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Room for improvement.

Dined on March 12, 2016

Was very pleased with the meal. Servers were friendly. The negatives were an extremely long wait between courses and receiving the check. While the musical entertainment was welcomed, it was so loud we had to yell to have a conversation. Would visit again for a banquet or for a party but probably not for dinner service unless I had time to kill.

Tags: special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience4
service5

Great food, great service excellent wine ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

Great food, great service excellent wine.

food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Frequent Diner

Dined on March 11, 2016

Dinner at Joseph's on March 11th with friends turned out to be a very nice experience. The food was very good and the service was friendly. Definitely a restaurant to check out!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Try It, You'll Like It

Dined on March 8, 2016

We went as a group of 4 on a Tuesday Night 6:15pm. There were very few patrons dining, the 4 of us and 2 other couples as well as a couple at the bar. The food was delicious and obviously fresh. My husband had the Italian version of cous-cous and LIKED it. (the name of it alone was reason for him NOT to eat it originally but calling it FREGOLA made it much more appealing I suppose.!) We went during restaurant week but didn't'order off the Prix Fixe menu. We went with the regular menu and got just what we wanted anyway. The Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta was fab as always and the calamari was on the money as per the usual. There were 2 striper dishes, 1 salmon and white beans with greens and 1 Mediterranean Shrimp and Scallop dish ordered. One bottle of Fresella was ordered for the table. The bill came to $198.00. This included dessert, wine, coffee, appetizers and entrees for 4 people. Not bad in my opinion. Well worth the trip mid-week from anywhere. I think that most folks in the area forget that they're out there and just look them up as a special event venue. My friend and I had asked to see one of their rooms on Valentines Weekend and they were booked. They only had ONE room left because someone cancelled. The room we were shown was a standard and was totally beautiful! Very tasteful, clean and spacious. I think this would be a nice place to stay for an out of town guest especially during the week. But don't take my word for it, try it for yourself!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service2
value5

Slow start for restaurant week lunch

Dined on March 8, 2016

Waited 10 to 15 minutes for a waiter to come to our table to take our drink order. It took another 10 minutes before the drinks arrived. Fortunately service improved as the afternoon went on. The mussel appetizer was delicious and the entrées were tasty and nicely prepared. There was a good selection of desserts to choose from.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Country Inn

Dined on March 6, 2016

Located at winery and golf course. Restaurant week lunch was very good. Had mussels for appetizer, eggplant rollatini for entree and bread pudding for desert. All food tasty and cooked properly.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Will go again

Dined on February 27, 2016

I went with my husband for lunch for my birthday. We were both pleasantly surprised at how good the good was. We will be going back soon.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lovely time

Dined on February 21, 2016

Our server "T" was great, always smiled and seemed genuinely happy to be there. We had a wonderful meal and a great bottle of Sangria, will definitely come again

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

Was expecting more

Dined on February 14, 2016

We waited for about 30 min after each course for our server to return to the table. In spite of making reservations, we were seated in a side section next to the bar and a TV playing Gran Torino which is a good movie, but not during a romantic Valentines day dinner. The regular restaurant section had tablecloths and better lighting which we expected would be where they would sit us with a reservation. The food was average. If it had been slightly less expensive I would have rated it higher, but for such an expensive meal I expect much more both in terms of food and service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent

Dined on January 2, 2016

Restaurant is associated with a local winery. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of Italian fair. The surf an turf was excellent with a large lobster tail (6oz) stuffed with crab meat and a 8oz. fillet. Enjoyed the dinner with one of their Cab's.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Step out ..

Dined on December 31, 2015

This is a hidden gem in the woods. For us locals, who are looking for a different dining experience, we often forget that we have such cuisine so close to home. I think if they advertised a bit more to the local areas , they could do more of a business.Renault is the name when thinking of a brunch or wedding venue, but for weekend dinners and the like, I think it gets forgotten. Step out into the limelight and take a piece of South Jersey dining!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Joseph's is at the Renault Winery.

Dined on November 26, 2015

We have been going to Joseph's for Thanksgiving dinner for over 5 yrs. now. In addition to their Thanksgiving turkey dinner (everyone gets white meat unless you ask for dark), which includes a salad and pumpkin pie for $25, they have a wonderful special menu for the day if you would rather not have turkey. However, the turkey was moist, and the stuffing and special mashed potatoes were wonderful, as were the asparagus and other vegetables. As you can guess, they have a wonderful wine selection, and a nice selection of draft beers. Throughout the year we occasionally go to Joseph's for either lunch or dinner, and, always after playing golf at the Renault Winery 18-hole course across the street. The food was very good as was the service.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

quaint

vip
Dined on November 16, 2015

the food was perfectly prepared. Staff were friendly. The view was beautiful.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Great dinner!

Dined on November 8, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Joseph's. Great menu with a variety of entrees, including seafood, meats and pastas. The Lamb chops were outstanding as were the scallops. Cheese plate was a great starter which went well with a bottle of merlot. We also enjoyed a nice cocktail at the bar prior to dinner. We had never been to Joseph's before, but will certainly be back.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience4
service3

Disappointing Experience

vip
Dined on November 1, 2015

My friends and I went to Joseph's on November 1 with a 5:00 p.m. reservation, which is early, to take advantage of their "special menu" offering for the month of November. I ordered the mussels and they were out of them! My friends ordered the veal parm and it was thick and tasteless! Our waiter was very nice but admitted to being "new" to Joseph's and could not answer many of our wine selection questions. All is all, it was not a great night for food at Josephs. I have had better meals there previously.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

Needs an update

vip
Dined on October 31, 2015

Nothing memorable or inviting. Quite boring and gaudy.

food4
ambience4
service4

Have been back multiple times. Great foo ...

Dined on October 17, 2015

Have been back multiple times. Great food, great service, quiet atmosphere.

food3
ambience3
service2

Beef short rib sandwich was great.

vip
Dined on October 11, 2015

Beef short rib sandwich was great.

food4
ambience4
service4

Nice but slow service

Dined on October 9, 2015

Nice but slow service

food1
ambience1
service1

Food way over cooked, very slow service ...

Dined on September 26, 2015

Food way over cooked, very slow service empty water glass. Probably the worst service we have ever had eating out .

food1
ambience2
service3

Awful food

Dined on September 18, 2015

My gf and I were guests at the hotel so we wanted to check out Joseph’s restaurant after the winery. Were we ever sorry!! After waiting over an hour for food, we kept asking what the issue was. I will give our server an A+ for effort and I do not blame him for the kitchen’s mistake. He was visibly upset but could offer no other explanation than they “had a big party” that night. This tells me that the kitchen/restaurant itself is just not prepared to handle the volume. We ended up getting our food to go and took it back to the room. That was mistake #2 because the eggplant tower that I ordered was burnt. Rather than go down to the restaurant and get my money back, I just threw it out and went to bed hungry. I would visit the hotel and the winery again- but never the restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service5

Would recommend

Dined on September 9, 2015

Food was great and I will definitely go back. Very nice and warm atmosphere. I like that they had wine suggestions too and my wine made be Renault was very good and paired well with my entree

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
food2
ambience2
service1

One of my worse dining experiences...

Dined on September 5, 2015

Food was okay but not great. Service was terrible we did a flatbread to start and two entrees. We would have done dessert however we decided to leave after waiting 15 minutes for our server to wait on us after one of the bus boys had cleared our dinner plates. This was of course after waiting a good deal to be offered drinks and having to search for our waiter for refills. Other tables were seated and served 3 courses while we were still waiting for our entrees. unexcusable especially since the wait staff was a team of 4 working together to serve all the tables. We finally had to walk to the hostess to pay our bill to leave.

food5
ambience4
service5

All the above

Dined on August 29, 2015

All the above

food5
ambience4
service5

Delicious Italian food

Dined on August 23, 2015

I ate here for the first time with my boyfriend this weekend and we loved it! Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh! The service was great and our waitress made sure we were happy with everything. It was a very nice Italian atmosphere with charm and perfect for a romantic night out. They had so many wines to choose from and a good selection of Italian food. I would definitely eat here again!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Josephs

vip
Dined on August 20, 2015

Memorable food. Great service and unexpected find in south jersey. Skip overpriced hotels in AC and come here

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience5
service5

The food was not tasty, but the drinks and ambienc

Dined on August 2, 2015

The food was not tasty but the drinks and ambience were great. Would be great for a nice romantic dinner or lunch. Prices were a bit high so I would not go there often.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4

Hosted 21 family members for my Mom's re ...

vip
Dined on August 1, 2015

Hosted 21 family members for my Mom's retirement dinner. Food, service and ambience were very good. Sax player was a nice touch.

food5
ambience5
service5

Josephs at Renault

Dined on July 11, 2015

We love this place. Great food. Great wine. Worth the drive!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience1
service1

Terrible service!

Dined on July 3, 2015

With a half empty restaurant, we were told that we would need to wait at least 15 min past our reservation time before they could seat us. When we were finally seated, it took at waiter another 15 min before they even approached our table. We had just started to look for other dining options in the area so we could leave when someone finally came over. He was clueless on the menu and the specials. Shame on us for not getting out when we had the chance! At least the food was decent. Would not recommend to others.

food5
ambience4
service5

Outstanding meal for all.

Dined on June 27, 2015

Every item was superb from appetizers through entrees. Presentation and service were excellent. Local wines matched food choices. Will return!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service1

Food good service bad .. Not enough help ??

Dined on June 25, 2015

We waited to even to get acknowledge by the server , restaurant was a little busy for a Thursday nite .. Our daughters food didn't come until we were almost done ours , they offered her a free desert and her reply was just to take hers off the bill which they said they couldn't but would give us half off .. We were there for almost two hours ..

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

D.DeRenzis

Dined on June 6, 2015

Very nice restaurant, servers are friendly and attentive. Prices are reasonable . Would recommend for a night out or special occasion. Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Attentive staff

Dined on June 1, 2015

I asked that they put a little tealight on the table for our anniversary and they did! So nice. The waiter was attentive and fast. I had the flounder, I wasn't crazy about it but my husband loved it so that was just me. Overall, great experience!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4

Gourmet Treats in the Jersey Pine Barrens....

Dined on May 30, 2015

Compliments to the chef - from start to finish, every bite of my meal was an "Amuse Bouche!"

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups

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