There are many reasons to be lucky that we live in Monmouth County and the surrounding areas.

One such reason is the plentiful amount of amazing restaurants right in our own backyard.

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You may be familiar with the website Open Table.

It's mostly known as an easy way to make a restaurant reservation. I've used it many times, and Open Table is linked to a vast majority of popular restaurants.

What some don't know is that Open Table is also a great place to read up on a restaurant if you've never been.

They really do a great job with restaurant reviews. Like other sites, a five-star system is used, but visitors can leave comments as well.

Open Table reviewed all of the restaurants on their site at the end of 2021 and released its Top 100 for the year.

According to Open Table:

To determine the list, we analyzed more than 10.5 million reviews from restaurants across America - all submitted by verified OpenTable diners. The result is a selection of spots across the country that constantly serve up creative dishes, unparalleled hospitality, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences for all occasions.

After combing through literally millions of reviews, a Monmouth County favorite rose into Open Table's Top 100.

This restaurant is very familiar with awards and accolades. They deserve every single one of them.

Congratulations to Anjelica's in Sea Bright.

This awesome Italian restaurant has nearly 1,500 reviews on Open Table, and nearly all of them are glowing.

Everything just comes together perfectly at Anjelica's. The food is phenomenal, the atmosphere is incredible, and the staff is the best.

There's never a bad time to go to Angelica's, but summertime is the best time. The outdoor seating is the best at the Jersey Shore.

There is a consistent complaint, however. It's very hard to get a reservation.

If that's the worst people have to say, I consider that a win.

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