The Arlington
The Arlington

The Arlington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.arlingtonlbi.com/
  • Phone: 6094948848x
  • 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 6094948848x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Arlington reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)good for groups (34)vibrant bar scene (32)neighborhood gem (31)kid-friendly (21)special occasion (21)hot spot (17)notable wine list (14)romantic (11)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Kate
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Although the service was excellent, we will not be eating here again. It was very noisy and the food was not very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and drinks
    DogfishFan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We decided to finally visit the Arlington for their Dogfish Head tap takeover, and we are so glad we did! Not only did they have a fantastic drink list, but the food was absolutely amazing. The service was great, and the ambiance was amazing. It was our first time, but it certainly won't be our last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu, not so great execution
    TheChubbyChef
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Ive had better meals. Overall, its a nice restaurant. The menu is ambitious and modern, but every single dish lacked flavor and seasoning. Thats actually not true. The mexican street corn and fried chicken skins we had were well seasoned and tasty. I enjoyed those dishes. Other than that, everything needed salt and pepper. I was surprised when we sat down that salt and pepper were on the table, I quickly figured out why. I had the paella entree, but had to send it back. I NEVER send food back, I really tried to get through it and not be "that guy", but it was just not good. All the seafood was overcooked, the rice didnt have that crispy bottom I would expect in a paella, and it tasted like oil. I doubt I will go back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st timers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our first visit. The appetizer was great but our meals were just ok. My husband had the paella recommended by the waitress and said it was just ok. I had the short ribs and our guests had the crab cakes and streak. No one was really overwhelmed. The appetizer was scallops over risotto, I wish that had been my meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great place!
    nyc11madVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great menu items - the only disappointment was a kobe beef special which was not that tender. Other than that, everyone really enjoyed their entrees!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A new favorite!
    Wessie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was our first visit to the Arlington! Everyone loved the food and our server was the most bubbly, professional and friendly server I think I've EVER had!! Thanks for a great expierience, we'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice!
    HCRocks
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    When the restaurant first opened, just my husband and I went. It was a little noisy and the service was a little spotty (which is common for a new establishment). This year we went early on a weeknight with our family of 5 and basically has the restaurant to ourselves. Many younger people came in and went to the bar while we were in the dining room. The hostess and waiter were very friendly and competent. The menu had fun choices and the food was good. Off street parking was available and easy to find. Things I would change, if I could: keep the blueberry cobbler on the menu all the time, add a children's menu, add some vegetarian options, and don't use a large wine glass with a small pour (it just looks bad). We will be going back:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    MishKirkeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adequate
    KimbrenVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service and locale
    Fam5NJ
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was creative and delicious and our server could not have been nicer. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast, delicious, enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kudos to the Chef
    EasyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent for LBI
    Spyder
    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,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    filmcutterguy
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience all around.
    JoZee
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Jackandbob
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too loud and took an hour for food
    GeosVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very expensive and very noisy. The server was trying to be helpful, but was inexperienced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Did a Saturday Brunch on a beautiful beach day so the restaurant was empty but the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    Shore
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LBI's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mouthwatering
    sellubeautiful
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went here
    SaraG
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Arlington
    JChristo
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • avalon1188VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Awesome find! We have been back twice so far since our first visit and look forward to returning again soon.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very busy
    vegetarianVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find
    Fantastic
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    one of the best meals I have had ever on the Island. These guys know good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time or $
    11st
    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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Are at the bar - good food & drink
    Chrissy
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen S
    cats3
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great!
    JoanneVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The service was just as enjoyable about the food was. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Jnemia
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Another great meal. The appetizers and entrees were served promptly and were great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dairy Queen
    MaddisMates
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great last minute find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good meal
    Lybabash
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Nice selection of food, beer and wine, although the pour for my glass of Sauvignon blanc was skimpy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally
    GeosVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    kb614VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic