Women having a meal together

CHEF-Prepared meals

Here, dining is an experience

Dine the way you want, when you want. At Applewood Village, grab a quick scone, pizza or sandwich at the casual setting of The Bistro, or take a seat in The Applewood Restaurant for a delicious multi-course meal ranging from sliced beef tenderloin to crab imperial to a vegetarian chowder. Each location offers heart-friendly, diabetes-aware and gluten-free options. Chef Charles Arolla prepares your meals, while food and beverages are served by a friendly and attentive staff that knows both your dietary preferences and your name. The Culinary Institute of Applewood also offers on-site programming and events.

Here, you’ll enjoy fresh and seasonal locally grown Garden State produce. You’ll eat breads delivered daily from top New York and New Jersey bakeries. Select from a Bistro menu with options like pasta, seafood, meats, fresh vegetables and pizzas. The Applewood Restaurant offers monthly menus with an array of options.

A bowl of seafood

Private Dining

Celebrate at Applewood Village

Engaged LivingTM at Applewood Village is about celebrating life every day. To make honoring your personal special occasions easy, Applewood Village introduced a program just for residents who want to host an anniversary, birthday, holiday or just surprising friends for a fun dinner. Through Celebrations, you can choose a custom menu along with extras such as a complimentary bottle of champagne, flowers, an ice cream cake and more.  All at pricing that makes this easy and affordable. 

Award-Winning Chef

About Applewood Chef Charles Arolla

Charles joined the Applewood Village team after amassing a wealth of experience in the restaurant industry. He spent over 35 years working in hotels and restaurants both as the Head Chef and General Manager. Charles’ culinary experiences began in New York City and have taken him throughout Europe. This experience has made him a very diversified chef, able to accommodate a variety of tastes and preferences.

Applewood chef Charles Arolla

“Residents are enjoying a rainbow of Jersey fresh fruits and vegetables that we acquired from local growers, some right here in Monmouth County.”


Heath Braunstein, Director of Dining Services

For more information about dining options at Applewood, call (848) 233-4283 to schedule a visit or attend an event for future residents.