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Whispers Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.whispersrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (732) 974-9755
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Krug
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Private Room
  • Catering: Contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: No parties larger than 8 accepted on weekends.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicholas Bruno (732) 974-9755

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Ave.
  • Public Transit: Spring Lake stop on the Jersey Shore Line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Whispers
Located inside the historic Hewitt-Wellington Hotel. Whispers has a Victorian feeling to it with crystal chandeliers, silver service, white linen table coverings and elegant fine dining. Whispers serves modern American food with an creative touch. Featuring select wines from Old York Cellars as well as the BYOB option.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant was quiet and intimate. The food was very good and the chef accommodated my wife's dietary restrictions. The service was excellent. Although Whispers is limited to serving New Jersey wines and many of the patrons brought their own bottles with them, the wine we ordered, a dry white from Southern New Jersey, was a fine accompaniment to our meals."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Really nice place and great food for a dressy casual dinner out. Service is very good. Food is well prepared and fresh. There are not a lot if places like this in the area so it is a gem. And BYOB is a plus and they are very attentive with that."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Whispers is a beautifully appointed, well run dining venue located in a B & B across from the town lake. The wait staff is friendly, professional and accommodating . The menu is impressive but not too lengthy. There were a couple of specials in addition to the regular menu. It is BYOB but they have an arrangement with a local NJ winery to sell their wines by the bottle only to complement menu offerings. Otherwise, patrons are able to bring their own wine, beer, or cocktails. In the summer, there is a sushi chef on staff which creates another layer of offerings. We usually order some as an appetizer. There are 2 dining rooms, both beautifully appointed. The main dining room has all the windows and is overall brighter."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything was great. The atmosphere, the excellent and courteous service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The atmosphere is pleasant but there are annoying kinks.. No need for the waitress to tell us her name--we are not pals. The restaurant features American wines, not a bad idea, but nowhere are guests told they may bring wine, which we would have done. We found out was by seeing other guests with their own bottles Whispers on line says nothingt. We would have brought a nicer wine than any on the list. The food was well prepared, better than we anticipated, given the "My name is Desiree" start. Kudos to the chef for cooking my salmon slightly undercooked, which was perfect, and the accompaniment and sauce were delectable. My husband also enjoyed his Chilean sea bass bouillabaisse, not a classic bouillabaisse , but intelligently prepared."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Perfect restaurant - old world charm: excellent servers: food was very good"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have dined at Whispers numerous times over the years and have never been disappointed. The restaurant is situated in a large Victorian house, so has old world charm. The cuisine, however, is modern and delicious. The subdued noise level makes it an excellent choice for a romantic dinner, or a meal with friends when you want to be able to talk, not shout. Service is professional and attentive. We love that it's BYOB!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A dinner at Whispers is always a special experience. Food is consistently terrific, dishes are interesting and service is always top notch. The intimate atmosphere always lends it a romantic air as well."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Thank You Open Table for the reviews of this incredible find!!! We have lived down the shore for 17 years but never knew about Whispers which is not a place that you would stumble across. It is in the most beautiful part of Spring Lake and its ambiance is amazing. You feel special just walking into the place. The name fits it well as this is a quiet restaurant. The wait staff was attentive and very professional and friendly. The tables were set meticulously with fine china and silver. The food was among the best we've had anywhere. You could drop this place in midtown manhattan or any high end district in any city. Everything we ordered was perfect. Don't think twice just go here for that special occasion or romantic evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I was supposed to cook a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day but I got stuck at work. It was Valentine's Day so I thought it would be impossible to get reservations anywhere. Thank God for Open Table because I just pulled up a list of restaurants on my phone and was surprised to see that Whispers still had openings!! I gladly booked and saved our romantic evening. Plus, I didn't have to cook. :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent meal and service. Would like to go back when the menu is not fixed and maybe less crowded. The local NJ wine was very good and eliminated the fact we forgot it was BYOB for all else."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Can't believe this restaurant has been kept a secret from this guy for so many years. Elegant, charming, and warm. Has everything you want in a romantic restaurant by the sea. How bout the most important element...the food. Superb. Perfectly cooked, delectable. Lobster crepes...what?! 3 thumbs up if I had a 3rd thumb."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have now been to Whispers 3 times. Each time, we have been extremely pleased with the food, service, ambiance and noise level. We've always been in the small dining room and love it. But, we've even talked about it possibly being a good choice for a larger group in the larger room. We like the amount of time between courses, too. It's perfect."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food was outstandingly good from the salad to the dessert. Presentation and service were equally exceptional. Forgot to bring wine so the backup plan was great."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "First time to this restaurant, it was for our anniversary. The place was quiet and we could talk, which many places you cannot hold a conversation. The service was excellent and the food was great."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Found this jem online, it was my honey's B-day and wanted to try somewhere new. What a find, the waitstaff are terrific and the food just as terrific. Will keep this on my list for special occassions."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We like to go to Whispers for Special Occasions. This time was no different. We love this place for its consistency. Our dinner was superb from beginning to end. The soup and salad were flavor-able and fresh. The Sea Bass was done perfectly and the duck was extremely tender. The wait staff is very professional and slow you ample time to dine, we really enjoy and respect that. This is one of the very few restaurants that you can go to and be confident that you will get a outstanding dinner and taken care of in the best possible way. This place does everything right."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A great restaurant with a cozy romantic atmosphere. Limited wine menu. Suggest you bring your own. Service is excellent. When you dine at this restaurant you feel like you're in a different era. It makes you feel far away from where you actually are. Highly recommend this place. Reasonable pricing."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Always a pleasant experience. Food, service, ambiance are all top self!!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our group was six in number. My husband and I shared the octopus appetizer and it was truly delicious - very tender. Also tried the beet salad with goat cheese and thought that was excellent. Since we shared both appetizer and salad, it was thoughtful for the server to plate the food separately. We all ordered seafood as our entree -The fish was fresh and tasty. We did miss the sushi menu which we were told is not offered in winter. We have really enjoyed that in the past. The restaurant was quiet so we were able to enjoy conversation and we were not rushed at any point. Our server was very friendly and efficient. Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Christmas Eve dinner was very enjoyable. Food was absolutely delicious. Filet mignon was tender and Duck special got rave reviews. The atmosphere is simultaneously festive and romantic. Have read other reviews about slow service. However, I prefer that to being rushed and the staff was courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will certainly return."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Friendly Service, excellent food, a little crowded but great overall ambience. And I would add they make a great decaf cappuccino! Highly reccomend."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Wait staff was courteous and they seemed to rotate to make sure you were always attended to."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Outstanding food and service. Unique menu items. BYOB (good wines shops nearby). Four course Thanksgiving Day dinner was a delightful mix of traditional and new food preparation. Also had a light pre-Thanksgiving Day dinner consisting of several wonderful appetizers and salads selected from the dinner menu. The most professional wait staff we have encountered on the East Coast in a long time. Simply a wonderful all-around dining experience on both visits."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We dined on Thanksgiving and it was a semi-fixed menu. Started out fine; when my entrée arrived (turkey the fixed part of the menu) I had NO stuffing and NO cranberry. Disappointing. Asked for stuffing, got it. Didn't bother asking for cranberry but should have as I like it. Towards the middle of the meal, service got very slow. I was not enjoying the wait for my dessert because my cappuccino was almost gone. I heard another woman complaining to her fellow diners that the wait for their dessert was very long as well.......We were among the last group of diners and did not expect that they would keep us so long waiting because the staff was to eat when the restaurant cleared. I have had better Thanksgivings at Whispers."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Whispers is a gem. The chef is marvelous. Food consistently creative and outstanding as well as delicious. Beautiful presentation. This is a high end New York restaurant in Spring Lake without New York prices."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "I chose whispers for my birthday and was not disappointed. The wait staff was extremely pleasant and the presentation and food were exceptional. I will definitely go again."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "The noise level in the restaurant was so loud it was totally uncomfortable, we could not carry on a conversation at our own table. We got our appetizer served within 15 minutes of being seated, then waited over an hour to be served the entree, all while listening to other guests shout uncontrollably, it was painful. The quality of the food was good, but we couldn't take the noise level."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We have been to Whispers several times for our anniversary. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic place where you can get nicely dressed to fit the occasion, Whispers is the place. We have not found a comparable place at the Shore."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We always go to Whispers for our special occasions. Every table was taken andwe thought it would take a while to get served. Our waitress showed up right away and the rest of the night was like clockwork. Our food was done to perfection, everything was served at a nice pace and never felt like we were waiting to long for anything. We have never been disappointed with Whispers and always recommend it to everyone. Their staff is always professional and friendly, and our waitress was top notch."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The waiter has no manners and to rushed. Was there many times before and was much better."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "I have been here on several occasions and each time I am impressed. I will be back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "During the winter I'm a New Yorker, and I have my pick of some of the best restaurants this side of America, however, when I do go to the Jersey Shore, I always look forward to an evening at 'Whispers' in Spring Lake, which to me is as good if not better than the best in New York.. I just had a marvelous dinner and I must say; I've never been disappointed with any part of this extraordinary dining experience. I can't wait to get back again."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Whispers is one of the most exceptional restaurants. The food is well prepared, tasty and beautifully presented. The service is always exceptional. The staff have been there a long time and are trained to provide attentive service. We never go to Spring Lake without dining at Whispers. We make our dining reservations along with our lodging as you may not get in at all or at your desired time. We have ordered a range of entree items from fish, beef and pork all different and never disappointed. A dining opportunity, not to be missed."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I have eaten at Whispers many times. It is always a pleasant experience. The food, service and ambience are consistantly good. You will be happy dining at Whispers!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "From the moment we walked in, we were greeted like family. The own shook my hand and made my wife blush with a well timed complement. Our servers were delightful, the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD, the ambiance superb."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "My mom and I went here while spending a night at the Hewitt Wellington. The food and sushi was great. The service was friendly and great! We cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Whispers is an amazing experience. The attention to detail and service is second to none. The wait staff is knowledgeable and your glass will never go empty. The bisque is phenomenal and be sure to indulge in the lamb. We will be returning."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The best restaurant in our part of the Jersey Shore. Food, service, ambiance and friendliness are all exceptional."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "In addition to the creative menu, whispers also features an extensive sushi menu"
    Dined on 10/19/2013