Reviews of JBJ Soul Kitchen (Restaurant)

207 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701, United States

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Here you will see all the information of real people who purchased the services of JBJ Soul Kitchen (Restaurant) in the state of New Jersey.

Now this business has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 and the score is based on 340 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF JBJ Soul Kitchen IN New Jersey

betsy reed

I don't even know where to start? everything was amazing. the hostess , my waitress , my server??!!! All just so down to earth, genuinely interested in you as a customer! Food was INSANE!! my chicken was beyond delicious, the mushrooms and green beans!!! I don't do dessert and was here on business ,or I would've taken it to go??!! just so accommodating! I had to drag it out of cashier about leaving a tip, wish I had more cash to leave! You MUST go there ,when in the area!!

Terry Youmans

First of all the food is great. We were a party of four (two kids) and we ordered four entrees and split them. Each dish was so good it almost made me sorry they rotate their menu every few weeks. I'm not sorry, variety is a good thing. Service was also top notch, not just the basics, but everyone was very friendly, especially Moe. Outside of all that, which made the experience great to begin with, the model of Soul Kitchen is inspired, both its farm to table roots and how integral community outreach and involvement are to its spirit. Will be a consistent spot of ours for some time to come.

Helen Dennis

Go for the idea of it and what they are trying to accomplish. The food was okay, the concept awesome!


Food is good and the staff is very friendly. Been there twice and will continue to go.

Michelle Meola

Everything and everyone! The community support. The charm. The staff. And the food!

Donna Morgan

Loved the cozy environment, delicious food and attention staff.

Lorna Garney

Great place and people

Shelly Bickley

all the waitress who nice people

Chris Romero

I've noticed that 99% of the reviewers have never been here. Stop giving it 5 stars just because you're a fan of jbj

Kyra Hoffmann

Excellent food at a great price for a good cause. Excellent service.

Jeff To

Good food. Nice people!

Cristian Gómez

It is a charming place to visit. Very funny people. Delicious food. It was a lovely experience! Buenos aires. Argentina. March 24 . 2018.

Stephen Brown

A wonderful organization and staff

Hans Maxems

Great place! Great food! Love the idea!

Marion Kleiner

Three of us went to the Soul Kitchen on Saturday, March 3 and it was an outstanding experience. The staff was very friendly, the hostess went out of her way to welcome us and the food was terrific. I will recommend the restaurant to all my friends. Give it a try!!

Gigi B

Love the concept. Great food, great cause. quality affordable food. I would definitely come back to keep supporting the cause. friendly staff of volunteers. they have inspired me to volunteer one day

Mary Chin Greninger

Great cuisine. Well worth the visit and a wonderful opportunity to contribute for such a worth cause.

David V

It's a worthy cause and the meals are good! You will not be disappointed.

Maureen Falkowitz

I'm meeting my friend there tomorrow. So excited and looking forward to a great experience. I'll let you know what I think after my visit.

Jim Bemiss

Good food, nice people, and for a great cause.

Kerri Mone

Amazing experience. Food and atmosphere was superb. I have always loved the singer but the humanitarians that he and his wife are make them that much more amazing. Thank you Dorothea for this beautiful idea of yours.

Tim Bergen

Awesome concept, delicious food, great atmosphere. Several people came in that really needed a meal and were treated just like everyone else.

Tony Marcetti

Good foods and best server.

Yoshi I

Beautiful facility and amazing food. And it's a charity!

clarence smith

Great people and great people and what a wonderful cause it is for


Just beautiful! awesome experience!

Theresa Madson

Ticked this one off our bucket list! Absolutely loved our visit. If we didn't live in Australia we'd be regulars. Keep up the amazing work.

Nick Kallinikos

Excellent service and great food. For an awesome cause.

Linda Varriale

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Very nice volunteer servers. Great cause. Thx john bon jovi.

M. Eugenia Nejam

Nice place.Didn't see need it people. you dont pay what you have to pay what they make you pay, like i thought it was. The food was really good.

Dooseon Ham

Although there was no choicable menus(only one course menu), the food was great! No need to worry about quality and service.

Judy Neeskens

Amazing. Glad I came from Sth Australia. Met Mr B. He cooked out tea & had photos. We then paid it forward for a homeless person to have a meal & bought nany souveniers. Would have been awesome if Jon was there

Bernie521960 Bosco1960

Great food, wonderful wait staff and best of all you can pay it forward to help feed another person.

Wray Sargent

Delish! Great cause! We will come again!

Robert Larson

Vary good service vary NICE Staff

Anthony DiAnna

Nice cozy place

Steve Segalewitz

Great food, great service. It was a bargain at twice the price

Mike Spencer

Great food and service. Great concept of paying it forward. Highly recommended. Will visit again.

Rosemary Ramanauskas

Wonderful food, staff & atmosphere!

glen carr

They do very good things here for people so go, eat, pay.... You won't be sorry. Just meeting the people who volunteer here is a humbling experience.

Alexandra Bovino

Great experience here! Moe is an awesome server and the food was delicious and fresh.

pat klemm

Staff was so very friendly. Sat next to a couple who were 2nd cousins, also very friendly. Food was delicious, pork with balsamic reduction sauce and salad was good. Dessert not to be missed. Definitely planning on going back. Great idea to help others and pay it forward.

Christopher Decker

Great food great SERVICE. Its food for the soul

John Weber

Friendship, warm, all around nice place to be. food is great !!!

Rita Anderson

Food was interesting and this a pay it forward type of restaurant with a set menu all home grown

Alex Fiore

Amazing place and really original food really affordable prices and great atmosphere!

joseph howell

Great atmosphere food was tasty and some of the best people I’ve met n NJ donate their time While I understand the concept of pay it forward it was disappointing that they asked for $20 for my 4 year old granddaughter

Olga Zueva

Very nive place with good food and excellent service! I was second person from Russia there.

Emi Gno

Such a warm atmosphere! Delicious food!


I'll go there soon all the way from Cuba. Just can't wait to give my contribution to such an amazing cause! This is an awesome concept that should be copy by others worldwide. Little given sometimes don't require a lot and make a huge good impact in other people's live. All my love to JBJ, family & volunteers!

Mary Beth

Very nice food and friendly ambiance!

daniel marshall

It's was fantastic! Mo was a great hostess and even the other staff were nice enough to help out when we needed extra napkins (laury?) Will definitely return again

Susan Orazem Nelson

This place and the people volunteering are filled with love. Thank you for your service!

Ryan Donahoo

Wonderful place, the staff was so friendly, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was so inviting. A fantastic cause for a fantastic restaurant!

Matthew Broslovsky

Great BBQ with a family atmosphere.

Johari, Montclair, NJ

Excellant food and service.

Jeffrey Swansen

Great place for the homeless to come and help out and then get a nice home cooked meal. Love what they do for the community

Anthony Privetera

Wonderful idea. Excellent execution. Better than most restaurants on the other side of Monmouth St.

Deirdre Faye McKeller-Price

The food was fantastic; but, the service was even better!!

Lynn Iannacone

What an amazing and humbling experience. The staff, what a beautiful welcome. I felt like they were family to me if but a short time. So friendly and genuine. The food was tastefully cooked and appreciated. Jon and Dorothea, what you guys are doing with JBJ Soul Kitchen in helping out the less fortunate, warms my heart. You just never know if you could ever be in a sad situation and maybe someone could help you out. I love and always have, the amazing group of Bonjovi but this guys, has really put it over the top. Thanks for the beautiful music you share and for the love you both give back to the community. Plan on coming back again for another visit. What a memory I will never forget.

Joseph Schiavone

Good food for a good cause. The squash bowl was a work of art.

Coach B


muntasir mamun Piash

nice environment. people enjoy here

Jason Reeves

Good food, good prices, great cause.

Savory Sweet EATERY Ines

Enjoy and highlight of this year

Rebekah Sue Carolla

We went because of their Mission but could quite happily return for the food. Our Sunday brunch was amazing. Fresh flowers on the table. Every person working checked in with every guest. My soup was sublime!! and my Challah French toast with fresh blueberries was to die for. Truly the best French toast I've had since my mom's when I was a little girl. We shared dessert because I was too full to eat a whole one, but I wanted to try everything. My husband and I go out often for inexpensive meals and the occasional moderately priced meal. We try lots of different places, so while I'm no expert I do have a good baseline. We got fine restaurant dining at a price (we left the suggested dollar amount plus enough to help another guest else with a meal) somewhere between fast food and diner. Seriously. Go because the heart of the JBJ Soul Kitchen speaks volumes but expect five-star service and food at this lovely, unassuming eatery.

Daniel Demico

Great as always .... Great staff Great food always welcome ......

vic zavala

... lately I've been financially challenged, so having a bowl of hot soup at JBJ's, means a lot to me, thanks for being there for me !

Vincenza Buffalino

Highly recommended . The food alone wasn't experience but the atmosphere took it to another level. The meals baby simple but always taste Gourmet and beautiful presentation

Carol Aiello

Food was great, very clean, friendly service and of course a good purpose. A must try!!

David Vignolini

Great food for a wonderful cause and conversation. Will definitely return and spread the word.

Jerry Thompson

Went there for a meet up event. Great food great service. But most importantly the concept behind it is all about volunteering and helping the community. Thank you Bon Jovi for your involvement and helping the community!

Kelli O'Donohue

Great experience, lovely customer service, tasty food. It’s a small restaurant with a home-y feel to it. 3 courses for $20, or you can volunteer an hr of your time. You can also pay an additional $20 to feed someone in need which is highly recommended. A fantastic concept!

Peter Willis

Small eatery with a $20 minimum donation for a 3 course meal. The meal was very well prepared and the ambiance is convivial and very welcoming. I would definitely return.

Robert Kern

The food is first rate, each menu has something for everyone. Great price, great cause.

Robert Kelley

The customer service, food and service was VERY EXCELLENT. I decided to donate and volunteer my service just to get the experience to say I was there in Jon's kitchen. Also, pick up some souvenirs to take back to Chicago Ilinois. Thank you , Thank you Staff.

Daniel Umbal

God Bless Jon Bon Jovi !! May God Reward your Soul richly !!

Alex Bovino

Had the best time visiting Soul Kitchen for the first time! Moe is wonderful and so kind and friendly. The food was also so delicious and fresh!

Zachary Segalewitz

Very good food and great service. If you don't know the mission of this restaurant definitely give it a search. Had a very happy vibe too which is nice.

Tom Morris

Great food, great purpose, and great people.

Lyn Somers

This is a wonderful endeavor. God bless you for your kindness of heart ❤️

Joe Viz

A unique concept that works on fixed menu and set price, food is always good and vibe is upbeat

Andrew Holladay

I've honestly never been there, (I would love to one day) I'll give it five stars based on the awesome concept

Vanessa La fon

Tony made our day, I think the lady at the entrance was Marge not sure but she was absolutely fantastic. Hopefully if I visit from Trinidad again I will come again.

April White

Food was delicious and the service was fantastic!

Heisenberg White

Friendly and affordable

crystal cervo

The food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and accommodating! ❤️

Patrick Amato

The best of the best Jon bon Jovi knows what he's doing thank you Jon bon Jovi helping the world to function each and every day

Donnell Boykin

I hope one day we can go and see this great restaurant, we live in Indiana and we like to show our kids that are 9 and 7 years old that giving back IS a way of life. Oh and it would be a personal dream to meet JBJ.

Diane meoli

We go there every year, the food is excellent and the people are great. The hostess at the front who seats the people is fabulous. Everything you have to eat there is great. They now have there own sauce that you can buy at shop rite and target. It is one of the best sauce that you get in a jar. We are telling all our friends about it. It's worth the ride. We come from Staten Island and don't mine traveling. I rate soul kitchen as a 10.

kimberly graham

I love this place

Sehrish Ferreira

Great environment

Greg Fall

We had amazing time together absolutely love what jbj soul kitchen stands for and all the volunteers love you all from ohio

Deniz Çelik

VERY friendly staff, good music. (they don't play Bon jovi though, I have to say I was kinda disappointed by that) I have never felt this full tbh, $20 for a delicious and three-course meal is very cheap to say the least. The vegetables are home-grown, you can even volunteer for gardening! If I lived in New Jersey I'd volunteer regularly just for the sake of being there. They have a really helpful employment program for those who volunteer there, which is cool too. I have been wanting to come here since I was 12 and I'm really glad to say it exceeded all my expectations (... except maybe Bon Jovi's music in the background one, but Beatles and other old songs made up for that)

Florence Norelli

Fun experience . My first visit. Not your everyday menu. Unique flavor blends. 3 choices for apps & entrees, 2 dessert offers. FIXED PRICE. Run mostly by volunteers . Philanthropy obvious. I will return with friends.

Raymond Miller

Friendly people & Fast service. Great choices off simple changing daily menu

Angel Arabadzhiev

Very good restaurant

Joanne Toomey

Thanks bon Jovi

Patrick Lally

John and his wife are a life saver. When we were hungry they let us work at the kitchen and we didn't go hungry that night. I definitely recommend that people eat there.

Kenneth Scaggs

The most incredible friendships and moments happen at Soul Kitchen. You'll share a table with wonderful people who may be interested need or not. Everyone is on the same socioeconomic level when they walk though the doors. Plus the food is outstanding!

Laura Galbraith

Food was yummy! So much better than many of the other restaurants in the area. Community seating was unexpected but went along with their philosophy. $20 a plate covers 3 courses, drinks, tip. I really liked not having to worry about pricing. Love that they allow people to pay for their meals via volunteering. Will be back!

Christina Roy Seigel

Soul Kitchen is an amazing experience. First, by paying it forward, you can feel like you're doing a little bit of good in the world. But you're also getting an amazing dinner. Seriously, where else can you get a three course meal for twenty bucks? I can't say enough great things about the place, the food, and the folks who work there. Know that it *isnt* cash only as suggested above, meals are $20 (unless you have a meal voucher; you can help others with meal vouchers by paying a little extra), and seating is family style so say hi to the people sitting next to you.

James Brewer

Awesome place, great food doing a great service

Susan Brockhurst

We are there on Thursday 6 September..despi de being very late we were treated like royalty.. The food is superb and the service amazing - efficient but with warmth and attention to detail...This is sadly a one - off asi live in U.K but I will never forget this great experience...

John Mach

Awesome. Wife ate Brussels sprouts for the first time in 47 years and loved it. Everything on menu was fabulous! Way to go JBJ....

Lorraine Walker

I havnt been ...yet, I live in Great Britain, but before I die, I'm making it my mission to visit, and hope to meet the great man himself....I rate this 5 stars because I love this man to pieces x

Michael S Siciliano

Always a great experience be staff and volunteers are great

Brandon Momney

The servers were all amazing!!! The food was delicious! and the process of paying meals forward was all made clear and I think is an amazing idea! If Im ever back in New Jersey I will definitely go back.

Consolvo Bikes

Finally someone understands , it's not all about money, I will eat here one day, could you imagine that if they would make a policy of no cell phones no exception, so people could also enjoy each others company. Now I will go see where this is and see if I can afford to get there one day. A well deserved 5 star review and I never have been there yet, Just Jim bike shop manager

Linda Velwest

Great idea! Good food, perfect portions. Nice vibe

Christina J M Ventricelli

Did visit yet my granddaughter want go to the restaurant she was 3 years old when she learn singing living on a prayer Emily is 9yrs old now and she still likes his songs my daughter n son n law will be moving to the USA in the next yr in 1/2.from England , until we come down I pray that God will Bless Jon and his staff .. MERRY CHRISTMAS N HAPPY NEW YEAR'S TO ALL

Lorenzo Silvestri

I enjoyed

Jennifer Moran

Wonderful food great place lovely people

Herb Palmer Jr

Really great, very friendly staff and the food was amazing.... JBJ is a good man and doing GOD,s work. Herb Palmer jr Producer The Pay Attention film

Kory Lewis

This place was amazing. I planned my vacation around coming to eat at Soul Kitchen. My sister and I actually stayed in Red banks and commuted back and forth to New York by train . We are from Tennessee and had know idea how things would be. People in Redbanks were all very nice and we felt safe here in this gorgeous City. I was so overwhelmed by the welcoming we received from the Soul Kitchen staff it was all I could do to not cry. We definitely will be back. Thanks Tammy Warren and Michelle Rogers We love you all.

Christine Lindon

Truly an amazing place with great hospitality and food. Please donate if you are able too do so. It goes too a great cause.

Cheri De Hart

Best place ever. Highly recommended. It's a community restaurant that the proceeds help those who cannot afford them y'all. You do not receive a check at the end of the meal. If you cannot afford it discreetly you can ask to do some work in the restaurant in exchange for your meal. It is the best concept ever. The food is delicious. It's a 3 course meal. With your selection of hot or cold beverages. Everything is homemade. And as much food as possible is grown at the Garden outside the restaurant or at the large garden a few miles away.

Ro Del Valle

JBJ Soul Kitchen is phenomenal!!!! I would truly like to thank them for the generosity during this hard time. I'm sure all the federal employees that took part in your lunch yesterday agree that the food was delicious & the staff genuinely cared about how we have been holding up through this shutdown. I will certainly volunteer some of my time here & be back for a paid meal once this is all over.

Sinner's Shadow

As if I didn't love BonJovi enough already, he does something this wonderful and awespiring...makes me love him even more!

Michael Siciliano

Great place, all staff are great and very friendly

Kimberly DeFilippo

Wonderful fellowship, food, atmosphere! We really enjoy dining at JBJ Soul Kitchen!

aj solomon

Although I didn't much care for the food here, the service was fabulous, the staff was fabulous. It was clean and cozy and I love what it represents. The food was creative others dining with us thought it was very good. It just wasn't my cup of tea

John Campo

Good vibes nice people

Kelly Tierney

JBJ is amazing. I am sure this is costing him a nice penny. But he is doing it to help ppl. Not for the fame. He is awesome. God Bless Jon!!

Kaleena Santos

Most a.azing experience I've had ever

Holly Bradley

What a great dinner shared with family and a new friend that sat at our table. The food was we met Wendy one of the chef at the soul kitchen...wendy and the other volunteers were awesome....thank you.

Eva Sibrava

What a wonderful place to go eat and be apart of something so amazing, giving back to help others not to go hungry. That’s what it should be all about! Everyone was so kind and very personable! The food was outstanding! It has been the best part of my trip to New Jersey from Florida! It so makes it worth the 20 hours it took for me drive up here. Thanks to all who give so much of themselves to keep things going!! I have been truly inspired!!!

Meg D

Absolutely fantastic! Food was great and volunteers are so nice! You get a three course meal for $ 20 and can pay it forward also for a family or someone who is in need! Highly recommend!

Brendan Sole

Full disclosure: I am a volunteer at Soul Kitchen. I think very highly of all the staff and volunteers, and think it is an extremely well run and well managed establishment...a tremendous value too...and the food is absolutely delicious !


Very nice place. I am going back again

Debby K

This place is awesome. The food is excellent. Everyone is treated like family.

Jeff Pitts

Probably the most friendly atmosphere I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant! And the food was fantastic! Looking forward to returning!

Marita Melissari

What an amazing concept and an all round amazing experience. We didn't know what to expect having come from Australia and only heard about the place but the food was so delicious and not only were we satisfied but our children also thoroughly enjoyed their meals!

Ted Mason

Great food great service simply the best

Darin Fuhro

This is such an awesome concept and it works great. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Family style seating so you will be sitting with someone you don't know yet, but you will.


Great food and an opportunity to pay it forward!

David Swanson

Love what they do, food was great, volunteers were wonderful.

Jenel Bramante


Eve Ladi L

I love this place great food and great cause

Lauren Melo

Very good food, good service and good people for a good cause...You can't go wrong.

Bill Kuntz

Great menu for a great cause!

Trina O'Neil

I wish I could eat here everyday!!!!! The atmosphere was incredible, the staff was beyond incredible, the presentation of the meal was outstanding. The price was excellent for paying customers and the cause is without doubt a blessing to thise in need.

Trevor Bermingham

Thanks so much for an inspiring visit in December we loved the place so much left feeling inspired glad we had the opportunity to visit this amazing project the volunteers are wonderful this made our visit from limerick in Ireland to NYC and Red Bank wonderful keep up amazing work and we will be back soon. Kind Regards Trevor Bermingham limerick city Ireland

Lori Starnes

I have not been to the Soul Kitchen yet. I'm taking my grand-daughter next month; we are driving from Kansas City. I was hoping I could get some recommendations for a place to stay in the area. We have never been to that part of the country and are hoping to make it to the Jersey Shore for a couple days while we are there. Thank you in advance for any suggestions! P.S my 5 star rating is based on the concept.

Johnny Tort

Food SUCKS its terrible Mc donalds is better

Linda Karas

There are no words... This was an amazing experience... Highly recommend!

Andres Bottino

Great work on all fronts. Food, service and atmosphere. I am visiting from Australia and had to come and see it for myself. Very happy indeed.

Robert DeFilippo

Delicious food. Incredible concept. Definitely a must-go place.

R C Tingle

Food is very good service is great, proof there are still good people in the world. Don't let limited parking cause you to miss this.

Corey Folta

Fabulous time.

J.R. Hozendorf

Great concept! Yellow squash soup was awesome n I really liked what they did with the chicken. Staff was great!!!

Melanie Eisfeld

The JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank is a great place to stay. The found is so delicious. They serve healthy food grown locally, partly in the garden in front of the Soul Kitchen. Each meal looks like art on the plate and tastes as good as it looks. The staff is very friendly and always open for a chat. If you come alone you are usually seated with somebody else and can make new friends. This is a wonderful concept and makes you feel dining in a huge families living room. And last but not least you support people who are less fortunated by eating here. The menu has no prices. They expect a minimum donation of 20 Dollars for one meal and they really appreciate each dollar you can donate extra if you want to. It is possible to pay with credit card. Taken all together it's a wonderful experience to eat here

chevy morgan

good service, friendly staff and great food...

Shinta Susilo

Love - love - love. I wish I live nearby. Amazing restaurant. You got it all: great food, great service and great people around you. One thing I love as a reminder to my family and myself: how you can learn to "Pay it Forward". Top notch!

Olivia Wilson

Excellent food, great staff!

Jessica Nelson

The food is so good and if u can't pay then u just do dishes.

Bianca Kretschmer

Great location, very nice staff, super delicious food and a wonderful idea to help those in need.

January March

I love thehost there great especially jackie my kids love her as well my name is shaquana Barnes

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