The opening of The River Market in Point Pleasant Beach, in the heart of downtown, brings the broad culinary experience of the husband-and-wife team of owner/chefs John and Lee Malcolm. They have previously owned and operated The River Market in Downtown Toms River which was named one of seven top New Jersey Shore BYOB restaurants by THE ASBURY PARK PRESS IN April 2015.
The River Market is open for lunch Tuesday – Saturday Days a week from 11 am to 2:30 pm and dinner Wednesday - Sunday from 5 pm. We encourage you to make reservations for dinner. We also offer sandwich platters to go. We are BYOB and encourage you to pair wines with our food.
The Malcolms met as students at the Culinary Institute of America, the internationally famous chefs school in Hyde Park, N.Y., and ran fine-dining kitchens in San Francisco and San Diego before returning to their roots in New Jersey ten years ago.
The café, located at 522 Bay Avenue just half a block south off Arnold Avenue, will offer daily specials, plenty of seafood and changing seasonal menus to take advantage of the freshest produce and food supplies available. Menus are posted daily on www.facebook.com/rivermarket or by calling 732-451-2808.
John Malcolm’s extensive training as chef at top quality restaurants in California and New Jersey prepared him for his new role as owner and executive chef at River Market.
Chef Malcolm, who served as executive chef of the award winning Azul La Jolla on San Diego’s scenic coastline from 1999-2004, received much regional acclaim for his California coastal cuisine. He was nominated for Chef of the Year by the Southern California Food Writers Association and received excellent reviews from national and California media.