The Bistro at Red Bank

A Classic Red Bank BYO

An anchor of the downtown Red Bank restaurant scene. Since 1996, this Red Bank BYO has been highlighting a passion for market-fresh ingredients and keeping the techniques simple.

With an open kitchen, brick oven and sushi bar, our eclectic menu proves to have something for everyone. We feature a selection of time-honored entrees, as well as innovative takes on sushi, salads, brick-oven pizzas, and homemade pastas.

Located in the heart of downtown Red Bank, walking distance from the Count Basie Theatre and Two River Theater, we are only a block away from the scenic Navesink River.

After all these years, Bistro Red Bank is more exciting now than it ever was. There is no other Red Bank BYO that has progressively pushed the culinary envelope for over 20 years like Bistro has.

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George Lyristis & Anthony Ferrando

Our Culinary Team

Chef/Owner George Lyristis grew up in the restaurant business. At the young age of 19, he ran his first kitchen as executive chef. At 26, he and his brothers, Charlie and Taso, opened up The Bistro in 1996.

Over the last 25 years, he has made his mark with Bistro, Teak, and his latest concept; the fast casual Greek Eats which is expanding locations through New Jersey. All the while, he has managed to be a valuable member of the Red Bank community, with food donations to numerous local philanthropic organizations.

Since serving as the original Chef in 1996, George Lyristis has been the creative culinary mind behind The Bistro at Red Bank, as well as Greek Eats & Teak.

In 2018, the creative culinary team behind The Bistro at Red Bank expanded, with the addition of Chef Anthony Ferrando – former Chef/Owner of Dish Restaurant in Red Bank. Anthony brings decades of experience to the kitchen at Bistro, having spent 14 years at Dish and prior stops at places like the legendary Rao’s in New York City.

Together, George and Anthony are elevating this Red Bank BYO to new heights!



Let us Cater your next affair and make your next PARTY PERFECT! We will arrange everything for you and make your party a guaranteed success. With our catering and rental department all under one roof you need to look no further for your party needs.

Our rental department has tables, chairs, tents, chafing dishes and all your party needs. So, SIT BACK, RELAX and allow us do to make your next PARTY PERFECT!

Choose from our party packages or our party trays. Feel free to ask about customizing your party to suit your needs.

Gift Cards

Looking for a gift card to The Bistro at Red Bank? Purchase one online using the form below.

All Gift Cards will be mailed next business day. For any expedited orders, please contact the restaurant directly. Redeemable only at this location and not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards.



To make a reservation, please give us a call at (732) 530-5553 or fill out the form below.