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The Arlington
The Arlington
  • Address:
    1302 Long Beach Blvd
    Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
    Long Beach Island
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Arlington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.arlingtonlbi.com
  • Phone: (609) 494-8848
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 12:00 - 3:45pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Late Night Menu till Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Arlington is available for private functions in your home or site of your choice.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Arlington is available for private parties up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Sabarese (609) 494-8848

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Arlington
The Arlington is a full service restaurant and bar located in Ship Bottom on LBI. With a seasonal American menu focused on fresh and local ingredients and a beverage program focused on craft beer and cocktails, The Arlington is poised to be a premiere dining establishment on LBI open for lunch and dinner year-round.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing renovation that transformed a sleepy little inn into a foodie and beer lovers treasure trove. Great service on top of the great food and excellent vibe. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was a sad dining experience for my husbands 30th birthday. I mentioned the occasion on my open table reservation as well as directly to the waitress when we arrived. When they brought dessert they didn't so much as put a candle in it or say happy birthday, let alone that my husband had to send it back because it was gritty and runny. The appetizers were awful, including something billed as Mac & cheese with bacon that was really penne with a liquid cheese sauce and bread crumbs sprinkled (not even baked or broiled!) on top. Entrees were mediocre and overpriced. Service was slow and inattentive. Save the trouble and skip this place!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The ambiance is not very "beachy" I felt like I was in a log cabin in the woods-the furniture is very colonial-brick walls and a very open dining room--nice beer list. The food was fine-seafood platter appetizer consisted of clams, oysters some lobster meat-nothing spectacular for $55. The tuna tartare was good as was the tuna steak-again nothing spectacular. I wouldn't go back for the dining room-a beer at the bar sure!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was creative and delicious and our server could not have been nicer. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a great meal with great service and timely delivery. I recommend this for families or couples wanting a more upscale beach restaurant experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Tuna special was outstanding, and cooked perfectly ( also caught 12 hours before I ate it). Chicken skin and corn chowder apps were a big hit! I wished we would have ordered more Mac n' Cheese, everyone was taking about it the next day. The amuse Bouche of Halibut with cubed watermelon in a coconut broth was a BIG HIT....Wine on tap...yes please....Just mad we forgot to get the house cured bacon to-go."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good food, great beer, good wine by the glass, honors reservations, friendly staff. For LBI, that's a very good restaurant,"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife is a vegetarian, they only have a few things on the menu that were so. But the kitchen was very accommodating and altered a dish to her liking. Our waiter was attentive and saw to all of our needs, even the manager came over to see how we were. I had one of the specials, a steak rubbed in a coffee rub and something was cooked in duck fat. I can't recall anything else, because my mouth started salivating. My expectations were met and my meal was AMAZING!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I visited The Arlington for our Anniversary dinner. It was a Monday evening, and when we arrived at 6 we were seated immediately. Drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts were all a treat for the eyes and the palate. The corn chowder, short rib, Night Boat Scallops, halibut ceviche and salted caramel budino were stand outs. I appreciated our server taking the time to describe the entrees in detail when I was having trouble deciding what to order. I was also impressed by the fact that they cure their own meats. Our food was all served quickly, perhaps due to the fact that it was a weeknight and on the early side of the dinner hour. We confidently recommend The Arlington for a delicious dining experience."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We should have been warned when our waitress told us not to order the paella as they had yet to "master" it in the kitchen. However we stayed. The shoestring was super salty and overly Carmelites. My husbands steak which was supposed to hav a lobster sauce on top tasted was thin and the sauce tasted like yogurt with hers in it. Bar is nice though. Good place for a nice glass of wine"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We liked this place the first time we went. It wasn't busy. But the next night time it was a Saturday night. The noise was unbearable. The room echos everything. We ordered our dinner at 7, it came out a 8pm. I went to the hostess and complained because our waitress was way too busy with other customers. The hostess then told the waitress and the manager. We couldn't believe that the manager never came over to our table to apologize. The restaurant was understaffed and it really showed in the service. I will not recommend this place because of the noise and the lack of responsibility from the management. You need to hire a manager that will help when needed and staff appropriately and be able to communicate with their paying customers."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very expensive and very noisy. The server was trying to be helpful, but was inexperienced."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Did a Saturday Brunch on a beautiful beach day so the restaurant was empty but the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The dinner was amazing. Food was delicious and the presentation was just amazing. Service was phenomenal and made suggestions that made our dinner special Noise level was a little high but the bar was vibrant. This is definitely a hidden get on the shore"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Arlington restaurant is our year round favorite. The food is wonderful. The gluten free selections on the menu are delicious. The bar scene is fun! The Arlington is the place to be."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience. Carolyn was a very attentive server, with excellent recommendations. You must try their pan seared scallop in a truffled lobster risotto. Their flank steak was cooked to perfection. Thank you to Chef Allen and to the whole staff of the Arlington; it was an awesome experience. I cannot wait to come back and bring family and friends!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed a girls getaway in LBI over the long 4th of July weekend. In looking for restaurants near Ship Bottom, the search on Open Table had The Arlington there. I am so glad that I use Open Table to make choices, especially this one. We had stramed clams and oysters on the half shell to start and they were amazing. I had the paella and my sister had salmon, our friend the steak and there were no complaints - it was a quiet meal because we were enjoying the food. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating without being on top of you. A MUST for LBI dining."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Atmosphere. I as happy with the selection and also the service, meals where perfectly sized and done to order. I wold definetely recommend and will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Awesome find! We have been back twice so far since our first visit and look forward to returning again soon....."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "July 3rd is perhaps not the best time to see a restaurant shine. We had pleasant service, slow, I presume because it was busy. The short ribs I ordered and ate were delicious. Lots of families, many with children, made for a noisy evening"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "one of the best meals I have had ever on the Island. These guys know good food."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Restaurant was half empty at 7pm during the 4th of July week. That should have been our warning. Bar service was slow. Waitress was even slower with the memory of an infant and had no idea what was on the menu. Mediocre is too kind when describing the food. The cheese board was a joke. It included two pieces of cheese that were each about the size of a quarter. The corn chowder was about as flavorful as dishwater. The main entree I had was the tuna steak which was adequate but the accompaniments were extremely small. My guests all complained that their food was poor. However, my daughter did love her chicken strips. And finally the price in no way matched the quality of the food or service"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Bar had nice ambience but the dining room is nice for families or those who like it quieter. Like the bar buzz"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal and a wonderful time at The Arlington Sunday night. The food was fresh and creative. The Grouper special with rose water was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Gnocchi appetizer and salads were perfect. Great salted caramel budino for dessert. The food can be compared to some of the better fresh food and trendy NYC restaurants, although any age group and appetite would be satisfied at The Arlington. The service is outstanding. The bar looked like a lot of fun."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The service was just as enjoyable about the food was. Delicious!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The first time we went here was "off-season." Sat at the bar, had a wonderful time. This 2nd time it was VERY noisy. Service was great, food was pretty good, but not worth the $$ and noise."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Another great meal. The appetizers and entrees were served promptly and were great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I brought my family to the Arlington for a first visit as a new restaurant in town. We thought the ambiance was very hip and the food selections were New York style diverse. Foodies would love it. Big improvement on the Bayberry. We had gone for a brunch there and it was not good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a few last minute guests to make us a group of 7. We checked open table, were able to get a last minute reservation, and had a great meal. They have a great beer list and a good assortment of eats. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nice selection of food, beer and wine, although the pour for my glass of Sauvignon blanc was skimpy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious. There are many of options to choose from. The crab cakes were unbelievable as well as the scallop over the lobster risotto. We will definitely be back. Very warm atmosphere with a hip vibe."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Arlington was even better than I had expected. There is a huge list of craft beers and servers are helpful in finding one that suits your taste. The market salad was the best salad I have ever had. It was much more than a salad and was extremely fresh and homemade. The pork chop was also delicious. Everything we ordered was very flavorful. Prices are comparable to other restaurants on the island but the food is of a much better quality. I live in Philly and am used to Philly quality restaurants. The Arlington was definitely on the same level as a Philadelphia restaurant. I can't wait to go back and try everything."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our waitress was amazing, her trainee was very nice. She was energetic, fun, talkative , a great girl. The food was fresh, presented well, and cooked to specification. I must admit, I wish my lobster roll was bigger....but that is my own downfall. With exception to one rather rude waitress, red hair and a crabby disposition glaring at us when we wanted to see the Belmont, and a truly rude bartender, making remarks about us to the patrons in front of him for trying to watch. Over all a great find. The hostess was sweet. The other two mentioned need a lesson in service if they are intending to deal with LBI residents!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always enjoy The Arlington. Very consistent, good quality. Excellent craft beers and cocktails. I would hope they would add a vegan dish or two to round out the menu. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Lovely decor. Food was delicious---especially the scallop appetizer. Would recommend a more diverse Chardonnay selection by the glass. J Lohr, Toasted Head, Kendall Jackson, Newton Red Label, ie. Acoustics could be better with such a large crowd---quite noisy. Enjoyed the bar area after dinner. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was mediocre. Shrimp appetizer was the best .Had pan seared crab cakes that lacked flavor. Husband had seafood paella with dark unusually flavored rice.service was good,craft beers great it food disappointing. Ambiance is fun,energetic!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Odd menu trying to be chic but poorly executed for the most part, lobster roll was good. Servers have no knowledge about the ingredients or preparation. Request for table off to the side made when reservation was booked and it was completely ignored. Very loud."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Went to the Arlington on Saturday May, 24th because I heard it had a good beer list. I brought 5 adults and 2 kids along with me. We were seated immediately and greeted promptly by our waiter. The beer list was great offering many selections with multiple styles. While there is no printed kids' menu, the restaurants does offer kids' food, simply ask the wait staff for the options. That being said, our waiter was pleasant throughout the process even though we required some special additions to our meals and had kids nagging him with questions. All the entrees came out very quickly, the food tasted amazing, and all individuals in my party were extremely happy with their meals. We will definitely be returning to the Arlington! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Dirty bathrooms, cold food, dried out shrimp, bland food, unopened clams served, poor service automatic 20% tip on entrees"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to The Arlington several times for Happy Hour. Enjoyed the oysters and beer selections and food. We went for brunch on Mothers Day. They had a buffet . The line to get the food was long but we enjoyed the food. The croissants and pastries were buttery and flakey. Nice salad and dressing. Eggs benefit very good. Had sausage and bacon,ok French toast was crusted with pecans ,good, and they had turkey and a ham at the carving stations. Food was good, everything had a little something different and good. Wished they had a little seafood dish. Over all very good . Buffet line area not organized, could have been set up better."
    Dined on 5/11/2014