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About 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.

3581 Route 35 North
Normandy Beach, NJ 08739
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 12:00 - 9:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
Peterson Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(732) 830-5770

Website:
http://www.labradorlounge.com/

Labrador Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
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Healthy (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
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Fun (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

MIXED REVIEWS - Let me first say the food was very tasty!
BUT .. I didn't realize it was restaurant week. The menu was not the same as what was online, it was very abbreviated. They had a prix fixe menu, 3 courses for $32+/-. The portions were very small I guess due to the prix fixe menu. My appetizer (calamari) was actually more filling than my entrée (boneless short rib). My desert, (apple crisp with vanilla ice cream) was about the size of one scoop of ice cream. The portions were very disappointing to me and my guests. We actually went to a nearby pub afterwards for after dinner drinks and ended up ordering some apps at the bar.
I may try Labrador another time since the food was so tasty but if that is the size of their portions normally, that will be the last time I go there.
ALSO, if you go there in the winter, DO NOT accept a table along the windows. The drafts are terrible! We asked to move our table and they were very accommodating but I felt bad for all the women that were still seated at the windows wearing their coats throughout their dinner. Our interior table was very warm and cozy.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food with efficient, friendly wait staff. The very only slightly negative comment is that the short rib was excellent but small portion. Other portions for other choices were more substantial.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is not my first time dining at Labrador lounge. I have dined there many times over the years. This week is restaurant week so it was wonderful to see that they participated in it. The meals we enjoyed for this week all was excellent. The service people were very friendly and gave us good recommendations for our main courses. So don't pass this restaurant up. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had dined at the Labrador Lounge twice before but as I live in Bayville I avoid the shore restaurants in the summer but on this occasion my daughter who lives in Ortley reminded me that at this time of year restaurants are not as crowded and also this was Restaurant Week along the shore. We decided to go and were delighted with everything - it was all that I remember and more. You have such a varied menu compared to other restaurants in the area. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Terrible terrible attitude with the help we did not eat there

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Been here before but decided to try it for restaurant week. Despite the constraints caused by a price fixed meal, the kitchen turns out a creative and very tasty menu which supplies something that everyone can enjoy. The friendly wait staff is attentive. This BYOB has always delivered. P.S. if you have a dog and sit outside, pets are welcome.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Veronica did a fabulous job for my husband’s 50th birthday. The food was wonderful, service on point, even with a large group. This is our favorite restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Have not been to this restaurant in quite a few years but I will say the food was very good service was pretty good the only complaint that I had is very very noisy

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been eating at this place since rosali's I'm bay head. The food is always perfect, even the that rice stuff... what's that called again? Oh yeah risotto. I had the scallops with some kind of raisin reduction sauce and polenta, it tasted like fall... even if it was 75 degrees out. Well I'll be back here many times in the future, I hope they consider moving back to the back yard in bay head.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The new fall menu at Labrador Lounge is so good! The staff there is always wonderful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A great place with an inventive menu and excellent service . I would highly recommend it!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Arrived earlier than our reservation time, but was seated promptly. The menu was the main reason for booking and did not disappoint. Service and food were great. Will return and recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants & love Veronica! She always makes an enjoyable dinner that much better :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Service was very attentive and the food was very nicely prepared.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very disappointed in the chopped olive appetizer. Five tiny fried balls that tasted like all breadcrumb for $14. Entrees over-priced for portion size.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had delicious food and excellent service, very accommodating.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always a treat -- dine here with family at least once or twice a summer. Never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Had a wonderful evening with family. Great food made with love and fresh ingredients as well as a flair for favor.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Eclectic and always creative seasonal menu in this BYOB near the beach. Energetic and friendly wait staff. Flawed by small technical lapses in execution; i.e. bland under-seasoned polenta, soggy calamari overdressed in sauce so not crisp but in the end the taste is there. If you are looking for something different from the standard homogenized menu, then this is an exciting place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

A great experience as usual. Service was very good, meals were great. We had the grouper special which was very good and our boys had the ribs and loved them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Love the scenery and the food is amazing. BYOB but you won't be disappointed. I promise.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food and service was good, have had the skirt steak a couple times and it doesn't disappoint. Our server was CARYN and she was lovely. The outside dining ambiance has a lot to be desired however considering the prices

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Have been to Labrador Lounge before and enjoyed it very much. Our group was "older" (60+) and we found it to be really noisy (we were inside and I guess that's to be expected for a summertime popular restaurant), however we found it difficult to speak to each other without shouting. Menu is always imaginative and food interestingly prepared and delicious. Service was absolutely fine for a busy night. My only suggestion is that maybe they should add a simple grilled fish to the menu for those who don't want "interesting" dishes and ,again, if you're looking for a quiet place to dine this is not it. Will recommend it and I'm sure I'll go back.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Terrible rude. We were treated like we were an annoyance. We live in the area lavallette nj all year round and will be sure to tell all tourist and anyone we meet to avoid this place !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food is good and the specials change. But the service was a bit rough...more like a diner. It was nearing end of night so probably tired. Had swordfish which was very good, but really small portion. We dine here a few times during season and few after the summer. The food and service was better in July, so maybe a slightly off night. ceiling is low so noise level inside is usually high. Outside is good, but when you get large groups with kids that like to travel, it can be tough for couple dinning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great meal- a little pricey but well worth. Fresh seafood with a creative twist!!! Worth every $

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great intimate Dining right off the beach

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Fun inventive summer meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was really good, but definitely overpriced. Our server was blah and didn't check in enough. If you love dining al fresco, you'll enjoy it, but be prepared to open your wallet! Also great that it's byob and sometimes even have live music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Eclectic menu, we ordered the enchilada, fresh fish, and skirt steak. Everything was delicious. Great dinner option at the Jersey Shore.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Consistently good ! One of our favorites for casual get togethers with family

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Never a bad experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time there. Waiter was little slow to take our order but was very nice and it was a busy Saturday night. Once ordered the food came quickly and was very good. We would return.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a reservation for 6 people and at the last minute had to change it to 8. The Labrador was very nice about the change. Victoria was very attentive to our group and the food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Amazing lobster dinner!! The short ribs were exceptional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food was great. Service could have been more friendly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were all good! One of our favorite places to eat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Been coming here for years and it has always been great. The food is creative and delicious. It always feels like your on vacation when you dine here. The fish is always fresh and the sushi is amazing. Enjoy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great meal had a very enjoyable dining experience. Wuold reccommend it highly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food, friendly service. We had a very nice dinner!

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