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Latz's By The Bay
Latz's By The Bay

Latz's By The Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.latzsbythebay.com
  • Email: andrew@latzsbythebay.com
  • Phone: (609) 788-8838
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: BRUNCH ONLY,

    Tuesday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

    Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to fifty can be accommodated. Either a la carte or buffet menus can be created to suit any type of event.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Latz (609) 788-8838

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Jersey Avenue
  • Public Transit: Bus stops one block west at New Jersey Avenue and Shore Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on a private lot immediately adjacent to the restaurant with an entrance directly on Bay Avenue.
A word from Latz's By The Bay
Four generations ago the Latz family arrived at the South Jersey beach colony. Since then they have passionately operated restaurants and created a culinary environment which has delighted millions of visitors to the Jersey shore. Latz"s is based on an organic and sustainable philosophy. It is American cuisine at its best using freshly caught seafood, grass fed meat and the finest of locally grown produce. The vintage 19th century cottage offers diners water views as well as a charming garden complete with a babbling water fountain. No trip to Latz's would be complete without a tasting of one of their freshly baked desserts. Latz's is a BYOB with a menu selection that will compliment any wine or spirit that one may bring. No trip to the shore is complete with a visit to Latz's in Somers Point.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my second time at Latz's. And once again, the service was awful and the food wasn't hot. It's a shame because it's a beautiful dining room and the food is quite good but it's never hot. The service is just bad."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Lovely place for lunch or dinner. Exceptionally cordial and great service. The food is very Good too"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "From start to finish we had a superb experience. The food, the service, the staff; all outstanding. We were there for lunch and can't wait to return for dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What a lovely delight to have found such an exquisite tea room in southern jersey!! delicious tea sandwiches and pastries, along with 32 scrumptious teas to choose from, it was difficult to select just one. highly recommend anyone looking for a tea room give Latz's your business."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "A nice setting for just the two of us meal was everything we hoped it would be"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service! Too noisy for a small place, but that's the only complaint."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food every time we come is simply wonderful. The staff is fantastic...They know the menu, are extremely attentive (but not annoying) and make you feel welcome every time. The owner takes pride in his restaurant and makes guests feel welcome and oversees the dining room and food as any proud owner/operator should. Latz's is a true gem...And the fact that it is BYO...Is just the "icing on the cake"."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Good food and good services. Tables are very close together."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great value during restaurant week, but regular menu is also reasonably priced. Always appreciate byo restaurants like this one. They concentrate more on their food, and customers don't have to get fleeced on wine and other alcohol prices. Noisy for Sat nite restaurant week, but we also come year round on weeknights when it's less hectic."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have been to Latzs'a few times and have enjoyed it every time. Food is very good and the service is great. We particularly like to eat at byob restaurants."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went for resturant week. Atmosphere was nice and cozy but nothing to write home about. Didnt really stand out with the food. Food was just okay expected better"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "For the most part I enjoyed my visit. The meal was okay - two faults - cold mashed potatoes - chicken was fried but was dry and hard. Will try there tea in the future."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went to Latz's for a birthday brunch and would absolutely return. The food was made with pride and great detail. From the fresh scones to the heavenly crepes. The owner is very present and his staff are extremely attentive. This is a great place for brunch or dinner. The space is quaint and cozy, and the main dining room is full of character."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My wife and I had a very nice, relaxing dinner for Valentine's Day at Latz's. The owner and manager Andrew was very attentive to all of the diners and the staff were both knowledgable of the menu and helpful in guiding selections."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A wonderful dinner on Valentine's Day, just as it is every time we dine here. The food is excellent, the staff is so pleasant and the owner is always nearby to oversee the entire operation and attend to his guests. I recommend this BYOB for any occasion, even if it's just for a simple night out for dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day. Latz's is decorated beautifully- from its lit up entrance way arbor to its main room and bathroom. The owners were present and introduced themselves, which was nice, and the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was very good and was presented well. This is a BYOB place but we don't drink so that was fine with us. There were specials and we expected to spend about $50 per person for everything including the main course, appetizers and dessert (we split these two), which we did. Nice portion size and overall a very good experience. We would go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We spent a very enjoyable New Years Eve dining at Latz's by the Bay. The service was spot-on with two servers taking care of us in tandem. The meal was excellent with beautiful presentations, good portion size, and delicious food. The fact that its a BYOB made it easier on the purse strings. We were totally impressed from beginning to end and will be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Distinctive atmosphere. Very good food preparation and presentation. Waitstaff was outstanding. This is a very pretty establishment near, but not in Atlantic City."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Anyone who likes to dine as opposed to eating.... Try Latz's! The food is to die for & the prices are great! A BYOB, which I like better. Truly, a neighborhood gem, not to be missed!!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Latz is a wonderful restaurant. We are confident that the food is healthy as well as delicious. The ambience is delightful, service is great and Andrew, the owner, is a joy. Dining at Latz is a great experience from the bread and dipping oil to the fabulous entrees to the desserts, it is amazing. Don't change anything Andrew, it truly works the way it is."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We enjoyed the oysters. Our meal was very good. We will return. It is so pretty inside, it was a pleasure to just look around. We didn't know it was a BYOB so were a little disappointed but got over that quickly when the food arrived. There seemed to be a very large number of regulars there as everyone seemed to know one another and to know the menu well. We saw many interesting dishes delivered to other patrons. We had plenty of time to watch as our waitress was a little indifferent. Not sure if it was because she was just busy or that it was her personality. Hope we don't get her next time we go!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "A nice surprise, great little restaurant not a large menu but they had specials too. Cozy fireplace and you can save money because it is a BYOB."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Went on a Saturday evening with a group of six for a special occasion dinner. Everyone ordered appetizers and they arrived promptly. We shared among the table and all were well done. Salads were included with the meal. Dinners were all excellent and good portions. Filets were done precisely as ordered. My husband ordered the tuna and was very pleases with the preparation..done very rare as he likes it. Ordered 4 desserts to pass around and all were very good. Server was very attentive and friendly. Extremely pleased overall."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Going to Latz's is like going to a fabulous dinner at the home of a good friend. The dining room is small, beautifully deccorated with seasonal flowers and greens, and the fireplace is warm. After walking the path through the outdoor trellises, past the windowboxes decorated with holly and twinkling lights, we were warmly greeted by the host, Andrew. The food was fresh and delicious and it is a BYOB. I want to go back for their Tea after seeing the list of the vast assortment of teas, sweets, and savories served in the upstair tea room."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "First time at high tea. Everything was very enjoyable! Adrienne was a gracious Hostess. She welcomed us to her tea room and took the time to explain the different tea offered and what came with the tea. Food was good. Atmosphere was warm and relaxing. I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We were very pleased with the service and food. The restaurant was bustling with families enjoying their Thankgiving and even though we were from out of town, our welcome was so warm we felt part of the family. And the food was great also--the turkey very moist and the fixins just as good as Mother used to make! We will definitely come back next time we are in Atlantic City."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We all enjoyed our choices and no one was disappointed."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "It was restaurant week, so it was crowded and the noise level was high. Our server was very nice but overwhelmed by volume. The food was very good with excellent presentation. I'd like to try dinner there sometime."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Duck, pork, steak, seafood - everything is great here. The owners are personable, the wait staff friendly and helpful and the place is warm and cozy in the winter and open and airy in the summer. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The atmosphere is very bright and happy with a view of the bay. We started with the seafood chowder which was very flavorful. My sister had the crab and eggs Benedict for lunch and was in love. My lobster sandwich was ok. The best part of the whole meal was definitely desserts. The apple pie tasted like thanksgiving and the Scottish dessert was amazing! We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Small wonder! Andrew the owner and his wife are on top of everything. First time visit during restaurant week and the food, service and atmosphere were all superb. I will be returning soon."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Thought I would try someplace new. Latz's offered an interesting menu for restaurant week. Their seafood chowder was wonderful, a tomato base which was perfectly spiced. My friend had the salmon, she said was excellent, I the chicken, very good. Now lets talk dessert, we had an pumpkin and pecan dish that was so good, I am still thinking about it. I want to go back again just for the dessert!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I took a friend for brunch for her birthday. The crêpes were out of this world! The scones and the hot sticky buns were delicious! My friend had a lovely birthday and we enjoyed a long and enjoyable lunch. Latz's is definitely a don't miss!!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Upstairs table was awkwardly places, but cozy. Food was exceptional. Service good."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We have eaten here several times since they opened and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Latz's is a very pretty restaurant with great food and service. Diners around us were raving about the special lobster appetizer, but we didn't think we would have room for that and our dinners. My husband had the duck which was crispy outside tender inside and just to his liking. I ordered the seafood and pasta dinner, which was delicious, but I could not finish it. My husband had it for dinner the following evening and he thought it was fabulous."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The lobster roll is better than any we have ever had in New England and elsewhere."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "We enjoyed high tea at Latz's last Saturday. It was quite delicious - quality offerings, nicely presented and well served. We will do this again. The tea offerings, alone, were incredible. The "savories" included a delicious crab cake, chicken salad, cucumber sandwich and cheese tart. Our server, Sherry, was great!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Latz's is a one of a kind in New Jersey. The setting will have you forget the outside world and the food will make you want to come back again and again. The soups are amazing and the lobster salad is the best we have ever experienced. Desserts make it worth breaking any diet. All this plus great service and Andrew Latz's watchfull eye on every detail will make this your favorite place on the first visit."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "We ad such a delightful lunch last week. It was wonderful sitting in the terrace. The veggie burger was perfectly cooked and delicious. The salmon entree could not have been better. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/30/2013