Internationally awarded, celebrity Chef David Burke is redefining New Jersey’s dining scene winning numerous accolades along his way. The first restaurant he opened in the Garden State established the recipe for his growing empire: a world class menu set in a fun, friendly, sassy ambiance reflecting each iconic location. That restaurant was DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke, which opened in 2018, which soon after earned “Best New Restaurant” by both Star Ledger and NJ Monthly.

The full-service oceanfront, year-round restaurant has a trendy, beach-chic interior serving a Coastal Italian-Mediterranean menu. During warmer seasons there is an outdoor dining deck. A private dining room with views and an authentic wood-burning fireplace provides a perfect setting for social and business events. DRIFTHOUSE, the only oceanfront restaurant in Sea Bright, is located in the Driftwood Cabana Club owned by the Stavola family, who have owned and operated the club since 1957!

Wanting to serve the freshest seafood on the Jersey Shore, Chef Burke installed a custom-made saltwater lobster tank and oyster spa. Subsequently, DRIFTHOUSE was listed among “The 20 Best Succulent New Jersey Seafood Restaurants Too Sensational Not To Try 2021” by 94.3 FM The Point and “The Best Seafood Restaurants in New Jersey 2021” by Best of NJ.

The menu also features Chef Burke’s signature dishes like Clothesline Bacon, his patented Pink Himalayan Salt dry-aged prime steaks, vegetarian dishes, house-made pastas, seasonal desserts, premium wines from the world’s most notable wine regions, artisan cocktails and local craft beers.

“I always imagined that no matter where in the world my culinary adventures and successes led me, I would someday return to my roots here at the Jersey Shore,” said Chef Burke. “I am a Shore boy at heart, as a teen I was a lifeguard at this very beach!”

Chef Burke created the kind of seaside dining spot he loves; turns out people love it too!

A recent favorable review in the local Two River Times marveled at the venue’s “intimate, friendly vibe… The combination of the lighting, food, music, and service made it feel very homey and welcoming, not at all large and impersonal…there is something for everyone here and it’s offered up in such a way that it will make you want to become a regular.”


Accommodations for private party events are available.
For reservations click here.
(732) 530-9760
info@drifthousedb.com

 
Drifhouse Patio

Nationally acclaimed, celebrity Chef David Burke is making waves at the iconic Jersey Shore with two beachfront restaurants – DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke (open year round to the public) is located steps from the ocean surf at Driftwood Cabana Club, owned by the Stavola family since 1957.

“I always imagined that no matter where in the world my culinary adventures and successes led me, I would someday return to my roots here at the Jersey Shore,” said Chef Burke. “I am a Shore boy at heart, as a teen I was a lifeguard at this very beach!”

Drifthouse features innovative and creative Modern American cuisine at the elegant, beach-casual, full-service restaurant. The oceanfront restaurant with stunning views of the ocean and sunsets over the Shrewsbury River, was named “Best New Restaurant” by NJ Monthly and Star Ledger.

Inspired by his maritime site, Chef Burke installed custom-made lobster and oyster saltwater tanks, serving the freshest seafood to be found anywhere! The menu also features Chef Burke’s signature dishes, his patented Salt Dry-aged Prime Steaks, vegetarian dishes, seasonal desserts, premium wines from the world’s most notable wine regions, artisan cocktails and local craft beers. During the warmer seasons an outdoor dining deck is available to enjoy Chef’s Burke’s world-class menu while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.

Accommodations for private party events are available.
For reservations click here.
(732) 530-9760
info@drifthousedb.com

 
Drifhouse Patio