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Labrador Lounge

Labrador Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.labradorlounge.com
  • Phone: (732) 830-5770
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Cuisine: International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peterson Lane
  • Parking: No
A word from Labrador Lounge
Labrador Lounge, now in Normandy Beach, was born in Belmar when being busy meant the wait staff only got one surf break and walking your dog on the beach did not result in a monetary fine. Today, the Normandy Beach restaurant serves up Marilyn Schlossbach's popular vacation-inspired cuisine. Whether you order a Lobster Dynamite sushi roll, baby back ribs, or Marion's crab cakes, each dish is served with effortless style that is complemented by warm ocean breezes and the summer salt air.

Opened all year long, bring your own, bring it often and indulge in the Labrador Lounge experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great family dinner. Made our reservations via open table with a special note that we would love to come even earlier if available. We had a phone call within 5 minutes providing us with an earlier time. We ate inside as the outside was full. Our server was friendly and helpful The calamari was amazing. Three of us ordered the homemade ravioli with shrimp and lobster...delicious. My daughter enjoyed a huge burrito. We were all too full for dessert. We will definitely be back. Just a super all around experience."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I ordered a crab cake entree and the caesar salad. First, they gave these breadsticks. They were nasty. The caesar salad was excellent (minus the sundried tomatoes). The crab cake was ok. It had a spice in it that I didn't love. It came with vegetables and french fries. The vegetables were unedible because they were loaded in garlic. The fries were amazing! Very pricey restaurant though... My crab cake entree was $28. Thats too much for 2 small crab cakes, a handful of fries, and nasty veggies. It's a bit dirty inside too. But overall, it was OK. If you are looking for great food, don't come here. If you are looking to sit out and have ok food, Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach is for you!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The outside dining with the background of live Beatles music by a solo quitarist made the Monday evening dinning very enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dinner at the Labrador Lounge, as did my 3 companions who were dining with me. We each ordered different entrees and they were all delicious! I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner and I loved the outdoor seating."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Sauce should be an accent - too much sauce (my wife's tuna drenched in sauce too). A thirty dollar steak should not be drenched in sauce. We were a table of two, our waitress gave all her attention to the large party next to us - please refill waters vs diners needing to flag someone down. Wanted to put in appetizer order first, then main coarse - waitress said policy was to put all in at once (really lame policy)."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Loved the choices and food here. The appetizers and entrees were delicious, great dining experience. It is BYO, not a problem. We sat outside which was great, inside a was noisy. Ended the dinner with a delicious cappuccino, carrot cake was good nothing spectacular. Only annoyance was because the reservation is made on Open Table you are automatically given an inside table. Due to the noise level I went back to the hostess/waitress and requested a change. She was not too willing however another waitress stepped in and found us a table (2 people only ) outside. Definitely will go back when in Normandy Beach."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Labrador is a neighborhood gem, great seafood, delicious salads. Everything is so fresh and presented to appeal to the palate. I like to sit outside on the patio."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was good - I especially like the organic theme. The service sucked- slow and unfriendly"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Labrador Lounge did not disappoint this weekend. Last summer, we were not as happy with food quality compared to previous years, however, dinner on Saturday was excellent. Unique flavor combinations made the meal - lemon zest in the sushi special, sweet and sour sauce for the mahi, apricots in the farro. Service was perfect as usual. My only complaint is wishing they would bring the bread basket back. Bread sticks were great, but sometimes you just want a little piece of bread!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always love to start off the season with dinner at the Labrador Lounge! It is consistently a favorite for our family."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Thanks Labrador for another great meal. I've been gone too long - will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food was great. Met some new neighbors at the next table. They were kind enough to accomodate my time change, when we called, as I was caught in traffic. Even though it was Restaurant Week they were very gracious about the reservation change. You will definitely need reservations in Summer season. Thanks goodness they have outside dining as well in warmer weather!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great service, great atmosphere, always amazing food."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place has been our family gathering place for may years. My daughter is vegetarian and this restaurat always has so many good choices. Food is very eclectic, always different and so good. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Read all reviews and since we live close we decided to give this place a try. First off, we went this past Saturday it was cold out. When you walk into this restaurant it is small and the draft of the cold comes into the restaurant. I would recommend nailing down the curtain they have in front of the door on one side so the draft isn't as bad. In addition, food was cold, coffee just warm and food was cold which put a damper on the whole evening. Appetizers were good, but dinner was not that favorable. My skirts steak was cold, my husband's Lobster Risoto was too fishy smelling and cold. Sorry, I thought this would be a nice find especially so close, but I will not go back. Perhaps during the summer it is better."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I am always delighted with my meal at the Labrador Lounge! The lobster risotto is spectacular and their soups are unique and delicious! The Mexican fare (adopted from the Pop's Garage menu) is not your standard taco/burrito, although those are offered. The torte (sandwich) is one of my favorites for lunch. Outdoor dining is available, weather permitting, and dogs are welcome! For what more could you ask?"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The Labrador Lounge always has something new and interesting on the menu with a unique combination of flavors toy won't find other places. Their salads are amazing and always delicious combinations of local ingredients. The wine list is also excellent but they don't mind if you bring your own. The desserts are excellent and it is a fun, relaxed, beachy atmosphere. Love it!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was a rainy night and the LAB was quiet. However, our server was great, the food was excellent and we really enjoyed it. What more can you ask?"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was great and unique, as always, and we would highly recommend the Labrador Lounge to anyone who loves food. It is tucked away in a seaside community on the barrier island, and parking can be challenging, but it's worth it."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Not the typical food menu but the food is very good. BYOB is an added plus. Ability to make reservations for two is very accommodating. A place you want to return too."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We go down the shore every summer. And love to eat here. The food is amazing! It's a must do for a great dinner!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "delicious, appetizing seasonal menu. never disappointed. wonderful service, great specials. good portions. sushi is excellent. great appearance. casual restaurant"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "We love the labrador lounge. The food is great and its so nice to be able to take our dog to dinner with us."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "We lobe the labrador lounge. Food is always good and we can bring the dog."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Labrador is on the short list of So. Jersey Shore eateries with a good kitchen. Dishes are creative, with Asian and Latin American influences. Though my partner enjoyed her sesame crusted tuna more than I did my "blackened" swordfish (it fell short of the traditional blackened style), the overall experience still pleased. Labrador's outdoor seating and BYO format are a plus. We've come before and will return in the future."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "BYOB a block off the beach. playa mariscos is my favorite dinner including shrimp lobster ravioli and spinach. great service. wonderful sushi menu too."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Great variety , great presentation, and most of all great taste. You get what you pay for."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "The service was not horrible, but at the same time not spectacular. They were attentive, but not quite welcoming. In terms of food we had the shrimp and tuna cerviche, which was delicious but lacking substance (far more liquidy than even fruit and veggies). The lobster mac and cheese was an interesting concept and quite tasty. Cod of special was delicately paired, but lacking enough sauce. Overall, very good experience, but not outstanding."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Always great when we go! consistancy is always important and they are always on top of their game!"
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "I had attended several wine-food tastings and couldn't wait to experience dinner....what a total disappointment! My shrimp-lobster dish had NO taste...4 very small shrimp and simply awful! I eat out at least 3-4 times a week and while some places are better than others, the Labrador Lounge wouldn't even be considered for a second chance. And, what's up with that "chex mix" instead of rolls or bread????? Bad....Bad....Bad"
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "The food is very good, a little bit of everything. We defiantly would of back, the sushi is good as well and tastes fresh. Great for couples, and families."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "The menu is so eclectic and the food was delicious!...It was served hot, which is huge to me! The ingredients were fresh, and we really loved the different choices. They start with a small dish of plantians and tortilla strips wth wasabi peas, way better than a bread basket. We started with Mahi Mahi empanadas, and calamari two ways...both were very tasty. For dinner I had the Shrimp enchilada's, my husband had the Goma Maguro (tuna)..both were excellant. This is not a menu you will find anywhere else...if you want a really nice selection of delicious cuisine try Labrador Lounge. It was a little too humid to sit outside, so next visit we will give that a try. There was live music and the whole atomsphere was very bohemian, a nice change!"
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "I've eaten great meals here a dozen times but the lobster/shrimp over pasta was tasteless. It was a simple olive oil and garlic sauce so what happened?"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "Food was excellent and a wide variety of choices. Service was very attentive. A little noisy inside but outside would have been fine."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Loved dining outside on a beautiful day with our family and little Pomeranian. Excellent food and service!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Love Labrador Lounge! True gem of the barrier island! Glad you survived Sandy, don't know what we would have done without you."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "The restaurant was wiped out in Hurricane Sandy. We have a house in Normandy Beach and all of us lost so much. The roads were impassable and I'm not sure if the structure is still standing. We love the restaurant and hope they will make a come back."
    Dined on 11/8/2012
  • "The food here is GREAT. Very innovative, love the combination of Latin and Asian tastes with fresh ingredients. Every time we have come to the Labrador Lounge, we have had a good meal. That is much more than we can say about most of the restaurants in the same area."
    Dined on 10/21/2012
  • "The food was good, but not terrific. My seafood dish was a bit cold when it was served. It was a bit overpriced for the portion size. The calamari served two ways was delicious. The pumpkin dessert was very good as well. We went on a Saturday night and it was very busy. I would give this place a second try. They did not rush dinner and staff was very pleasant."
    Dined on 10/20/2012
  • "The dining was ok. but the next day I received an email from the restaurant asking why we were a "no-show". This is not the first time the receptionists have been lax and unorganized. I responded to the restaurant and I believe OPEN TABLE has remedied the problem."
    Dined on 10/20/2012