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Bareli's Restaurant
Bareli's Restaurant

Bareli's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.barelisrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: (201) 865-0473
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Robb Welch
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room for up to 20 people.
  • Entertainment: Piano music Wednesday thru Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Plaza Center
  • Public Transit: One block away from public transportation.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking.
A word from Bareli's Restaurant
Conveniently located on busy Route 3 in Secaucus NJ, just minutes from the Meadowlands Complex, Giants Stadium, and New York City. Bareli’s is the area’s finest Italian/Continental restaurant since 1986. An award winning wine list complements a menu prepared from highest quality ingredients. Let our award winning chef prepare your favorite dish to your specifications. Food fit for royalty with great service and a comfortable atmosphere.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Much improved since new management. Very good service. Creative menu, tasty and nicely presented."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "When you think of Italian food in New Jersey, this is your place. This was my second time there and the consistency was excellent. The ambiance is the white table cloth and the waiters have the Italian accent which is straight out of the script. Fortunately, the food lives up to the expectation. I ordered off the menu for veal saltimboccha which was perhaps the best I have ever had. The rest of the party had an assortment of meat and pastas and everyone was really pleased. ."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday at Bareli's with family. The crabcakes, lobster salad special, fried calamari and fresh oysters appetizers were all delicious and prepared perfectly. Our entrees, wood grilled bronzino, two scallop specials, and a pasta pomodoro were excellent. The scallops were tender and perfectly caramelized with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar along side sauteed broccoli rabe that was al dente and flavorful. The bronzino was tender and moist drizzled with fresh lemon and oil. Dessert (zabaione with fresh berries)were very nicely prepared tableside. I loved the cannoli, freshly filled with a rich ricotta cream. After a superb cappuccino, I was in heaven. Thank you, Bareli's, for a wonderful birthday dinner!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have driven pass Bareli's numerous times and finally decided to give it a try. Well let me tell you. We are so glad we did! Pork chop is to die for and so are the soft shell crabs. We've already made plans to go back with friends. And the service was way above and beyond. Staff was extremely polite and attentive!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly, professional and efficient. In addition to the huge selection on the menu, for specials there is always a Meat, Pasta, Fish or Veggie special on the list. Something for everyone! Bareli's food and service is as good, even better in most cases than the top Italian restaurant's I frequented in Manhattan."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This place is tired, un-inventive and has uneven service. Waiter had very thick accent and could not be understood. He could not explain pepperoni sauce to us. Bread was ordinary, prosecco by the glass not good, view of Route 3 out the open window not appealing. All in all, I would not return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Wait staff very accommodating. Very well-run operation. Large menu , so much to choose from!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Much better since new owners and chef. More attentive service and some more creative dishes. Miss the black linguini, however."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The restaurant is great! The food is very good, so are the drinks. The service is very good as well. Will come back soon!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food excellent. Everyone so friendly and accommodating . Service was great. Renovation is very pretty smart and classy atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I couldn't have asked for a better Saturday night restaurant experience. The food was excellent and the staff from Chris to Javier..the Bartenders.. all were friendly, attentive and Top Notch."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have always loved the food here and thankfully the chef remained the same with the renovation. These are some of the best meatballs I have ever had. I love that you can order them as an appetizer for the table instead of with spaghetti, which is not really the kind of thing I would order. They have a broc rabe and artichoke dip which is really good. My friends loved it so much, they ordered a second. You can just tell that the ingredients are super fresh and it is not like the runny yucky spinach dip served in most places. One friend ordered 2 half orders of pasta because she could not choose and both were amaze. I had the chicken savoy for the 3rd time and it was the bomb! I also tried my friends lamb chops and they were also incredible."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I organized a business dinner at Bareli's this past week. I'd had lunch there on several occasions, but this was the first time for dinner. We had a party of 10 people, and without asking, we were afforded a lovely private room. This facilitated lots of conversation, and made the dinner more enjoyable to all. There was lots to choose from on the menu, and after agonizing over all the choices, our waiter announced what must have been a dozen specials (all sounded terrific). Drinks were plentiful and reasonably priced. Some wines by the glass might have been a tad high by my reckoning, but not outrageously so. They had a great selection of beer. Service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Extensive wine list, attentive service. The food was very good. The only thing that bothered me was it was a Saturday night, the employees and host are well dressed but in comes a group of guys who may have just come from the movie theater with sleeveless tees and tees. They could at least demand a collar shirt for dinner service. Other than that, it was a nice experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Have dined here many times & loved the throw back "ratpack" ambiance with the piano bar, waiters in tuxes & the comfy leather chairs. Flash forward to the Bareli's with new decor. The dining room is soft & inviting with canopied window treatments & a lovely "wine celler"view of their collection. Service was attentive & engaging. Appetizers eggplant rollatine & fried calamari were tender with sauces light & flavorful. The langostino arrabiatta appy was tender & spicy, a delight to the palate. My squid ink chittara with scungilli and calamari prepared al dente was over the top flavorful and portioned generously. Grilled shrimp arrabiatta, cooked perfectly, with broccoli rabe, was also a great choice. Loved the experience can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Friday was our first chance to return to Bareli's after the renovation. The place looks great. The reno really freshened up the place, with the bar area opened up and the dining room given a more modern appearance. Many of the former service staff are still there along with some new folks. The "old world" atmosphere in the dining room has been modified with a more "up tempo" feel. I had the Langostino appetizer followed by the Scallops; my wife had a salad and the Bronzino. The food was as good as ever, fresh and expertly prepared. The Bronzino portion was substantial; I would have preferred a fifth scallop. Bareli's continues to be able to accommodate different diets and meal requests. Although I miss the piano in the bar, we will return!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "always a great dining experiance, the atmosphere, the service and of course the food... it is no doubt the best restaurant in the area.."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is a fine place to meet New Jersey friends after a day in the City. It has a friendly bar, good service, a great wine list, and good Italian food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It had been some time since I was back to Bareli's and noticed they had remodeled.This buisiness occasion was simply delightful, and the food wonderful as always!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food tasted excellent, but it was a little pricey I thought for route 3 in jersey ($42 for a filet). High end type of joint and it was very well done (I could imagine ratpack folks hanging at the small bar). Very intimate, but also appeared popular with the "small firm" after work dinner crowd. Appetizers were good size and really did taste great, the pasta dish was also very tasty, but kind of small for a $20+ pasta dish. Service wasn't that attentive during meal (had to call over server for drinks), but they were very nice and very authentic! Overall I would recommend this place, you just have to know what to expect (and I didn't). Great place for a special dinner with that special someone or a law firm dinner click."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our second visit to Bareli's since it was re-modeled. Great menu, food, staff and the place is comfortable and inviting."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "From the minute we walked in until we left over 3 hours later Bareli's was outstanding! The food was awesome the service was impeccable and the courtesy of everyone was unreal. The crab cakes actually had crab in them. The lamb chops were superb! I will say portions aren't large but still everything was awesome!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was exceptional. Chris, our waiter and his assistants were most accommodating."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The entire staff from the valet to the owner Liam made our party of 4 feel very welcomed and like were part of the family. I already started to make plans to return to Bareli's with my in-laws. Can't wait to go again. Definitely would highly recommend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Bareli's in over a year. Always an enjoyable place, however, with the new renovation and menu--- Outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there for Valentines day, and it was beyond perfect!... the vibe was very romantic, the staff was unbelievable, the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD, and the place was very organized. My boyfriend and I had an unforgettable night I would highly recomend the place to everybody. Loved it and will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! Some of the best that we have had, but the service was not at the level of the food. Although the waiter was very nice, the service was beyond slow. The food was so delicious is was almost worth the 40 minute wait between each coarse."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Bareli's has a new look but has NOT lost any of its best characteristics. The service is excellent without it being intrusive in any way. The food continues to be a high point with just the right level of seasoning while letting natural flavors come through. The owners are attentive and can be found by the bar always happy to socialize with you and listen to your feedback. Dinner at Bareli's is always a very special, very satifying night."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years. The food and atmosphere has alway been excellent. The restaurant went through a renovation in November of 2013. Looks great . The limited menu and waiting 30 minutes for a cocktail was excessive considering how long they have been in business and there were only three tables at 1:00pm. I recommend but since it is a bit pricey a special occasion is warranted."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Bareli's has always served excellent italian food. What's exciting now is the new makeover to the interior. What a beautiful, updated, interior! The staff is attentive and friendly. The owners are present and welcoming. Go often!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "They closed for about a month for renovation. Just reopened. New, more limiter menu but still very good food. New staff still learning. Should be much better in a month or two."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Everything to perfection from service to wine list to food -- pasta, fish, meats. Its my go too for a special occassion. Have been to dozens of italian restaurants in metro area and this is one of the best. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "The wine list was quite extensive with many French, Italian and California wines represented. I could not find a Malbec on the list, though. Two colleagues and I had dinner on Sept 26. We started out with the salads an fresh breads. For main course, I had the black linguine fra diavola while my colleagues had Collosal shrimp over Cavatelli, and Fresh Market Fish with clams and shrimp. All meals were very fresh and savory. My colleagues and I were quite impressed and satisfied."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "I have always loved this wonderful place but my recent meal with a guest was not up to their long standing reputation. Maybe they are slumping in the summer heat and vacation of their regulars. They were off their mark on my most recent visit. Waiters were polite and attentive. Food was not prepared or presented in the fashion I expected."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "The food is very good and the service excellent. We went on a Saturday and they had a piano player which added to the ambiance of the dining experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "It's a difficult place to find, but once there, you know you will return! Excellent bartender. Decent wine list. Great seafood and pasta. Only 5 miles from the Lincoln Tunnel, at NJ prices!! A win-win."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "Always a pleasure to fine there. Consistently good!"
    Dined on 4/3/2013
  • "From beginning to end, the experience at Bareli's was great. The ambience was nice, and the food was excellent. The service was enthusiastic and attentive. Wonderful place for a romantic evening!"
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Always enjoy my meals at Bareli's. Food and service are always excellent and the wine list is outstanding. Always receive a nice warm greeting by the hostess."
    Dined on 2/18/2013