Bistro by the Beach
great service and foodThis is the second time we've dined here. The restaurant seems to run well in the summer months when they have adequate servers/staff to operate sufficiently. Our server, Christina was very attentive, as was the hostess who greeted us. A big change from off- season when we had to open our own wine and search for our server.
It was very busy the night we dined, but for us, everything ran smoothly. The food was very good and I enjoyed the creativity of the menu. Our "special" appetizers were delicious and my husband had the boar which he thoroughly enjoyed.
It is an ordinary setting, but the food more than makes up for the lack of ambience. After all, you can't eat atmosphere.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Evening - Bistro by the Beach11 friends, 2 birthdays, a few bottles of wine and great food & service! This is a group that knows food and loves a BYOB. We shared many of the dishes and impressed by them all. Keep up the good work-we will be back!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Bistro by the Beach!Charming and delicious BYOB restaurant! Owners were really personable and nice. Food was freehand prepared perfectly! Will definitely go back for more!!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCrazy about the BistroIf you want a tasty meal, great and friendly service the Bistro by the Beach is the place for you.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day GemWe went with friends for their pri fix Mother's Day dinner, and were not disappointed. All the dishes were freshly made and served with style. The filet mignon, lobster with shrimp and scallops as well as the pork chop were excellent and cooked to perfection. Since it is BYOB it does save you money. We were never rushed and had a relaxing fun evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite restaurantThis was our second group dinner that we hosted at the Bistro an once again it was a hit with our friends. We found this little gem last year during Restaurant Week and now consider it our favorite restaurant at the shore. The food and service were terrific.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Amazing! Been here 3 times and never did they dissapoint. All 3 times had different menu's as they change their menu quite often. The beach shrimp are amazing and I still keep thinking about them...this is a must for anybody visiting the area or those that live near the shore. I will be back often4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly Delicious and Beachy DelightOur visit was truly delightful. We had dinner at Bistro by the Beach this past Tuesday to celebrate my husband's birthday, and also participate in the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. We were ecstatic about our decision to give it a try and will most definitely be back. The food was delicious (stuffed squash blossom, beached shrimp, butter poached monkfish, fried chicken, brownie sundae, and meyer lemon scented cheesecake) and hearing the waves crash as we walked to our car was the perfect finish to a wonderful evening.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro by The Sea, is a gemBistro by The Sea, is a gem of a little place, with a chef that is talented, creative and knows how to bring out the best in an innovative menu! He knows his way around flavor and fresh combinations. Very impressive. I suspect it will be packed during the summer months, and hope that they find knowledgeable, caring and professional service staff out front and in the kitchen to make the place a success. And its customers wanting to come back ... this chef deserves it!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMService was a little slow,Service was a little slow, but exceptionally friendly, so I didn't mind! Had a great time, enjoyed the beachy cafe feel, and the meal was fabulous. I'd definitely come back!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went during restaurantWe went during restaurant week. We were all pleased with the menu and the variety in the selections. The food was all very good. Our only complaint was the pasta dish was small. But it was restaurant week and it was very reasonably priced. We will definitely go back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant WeekOverall was good. Portions were pretty small, but it was restaurant week.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery thing was delicious.Every thing was delicious. I loved the stuffed zucchini blossom app. The portions were satisfying.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood AdequateThe website led us to expect a really great meal. Instead, the food was barely adequate and the prices were quite high, due, I suppose, to the location - one block from the Spring Lake beach. The service, tho, was excellent. Granted, it was Easter, but there were no yum moments and nothing special about the food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Bistro on Easter Sunday.Went to Bistro on Easter Sunday. A special menu was offered, everyone in our party of 5 truly enjoyed the food. It was tasty, unique and just the right portions. Will be back to try regular menu and will recommend to friends and family.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are so happy we found thisWe are so happy we found this place. the food was outstanding and they we extremely accomodating towards our gluten-free issues. Can't wait to go back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Sudden Surprise in Spring LakeBistro was a wonderful surprise. A quiet, mid-week dinner turned into a real find by the shore. Mark, our waiter, turned out to be attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the area– as well as the recovery of Spring Lake after Hurricane Sandy. My wife's Burrata was "the best she had ever tasted" and that led into her marvelous Bucatini and Clams dish that had her drooling after a bite. My scallop entree was sweet and moist and spectacular. We were too full to see what Chef BJ had ready for dessert, so we packed the remainder of our wine (BYOB!) and went off to see the rebuilding that is going on all over Spring Lake. Bistro by the Beach is certainly worth the drive.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM