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Shipwreck Grill Restaurant Review: Disregard the tired nautical décor: chef Terry Eleftheriou is cooking up imaginative fare along the Manasquan River boat basin. Seafood is the star, with dishes such as pistachio-crusted grouper served with an earthy roasted beet fennel compote and creamy horseradish sauce. Landlubbers can choose tender filet mignon or porterhouse, or roasted, locally-raised Griggstown chicken dressed with a Morello cherry peppercorn sauce and accompanied by puréed tangy goat cheese parsnips, oyster mushrooms and wilted spinach. Desserts, all made on the premises, include warm chocolate cake with hazelnut chocolate ice cream and milk jam. The well-chosen wine list offers reasonably priced selections from major wine growing areas. There’s also an interesting list of cordials, if you are so inclined. Enjoy chic cocktails at the comfortable bar, breezy outdoor dining in the summer, and live jazz every Thursday.