Larimar Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Modern European
Larimar Restaurant, located in the charming town of Spring Lake, New Jersey, focuses on Modern European cuisine drawing on influences from Northern Italy, France and the Rivera.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Foie Gras was good Black Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp was superior. Entree Chicken was extremely dry & over cooked with unappetising, uninteresting Swiss Chard. For that reason, I cannot recommend

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Door quality was off the charts. Top level restaurant in any category.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. Service and food is outstanding.

M
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Larimar was impeccable. We were immediately greeted, our coats and wine holders taken from us and seated at a very cozy table. The room is very beautifully decorated. The focaccia bread to start was very welcome. Our starters and entrees were very memorable: black squid ink pasta with shrimp, crab bisque, autumn salad, branzino perfectly cooked and salmon filet with mushrooms.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Night as always at Larimar. Celebrating Mom’s birthday. Service A++ Food was DELICIOUS as always.

AM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Great food and wonderful service

WJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a very good experience. Our service and servers were excellent. However, I thought the food was just okay. I would potentially return and give it another shot based on our service.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the greeting when we arrived, to the waiter service and friendliness and food quality and flavor. All excellent. Will definitely go back. Place is also beautiful

P
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Latinate has some nice food and some items that miss the mark. My pasta el Nero was delicious. The crab bisque was tasty but the large biscuit in the soup was chewy and had to be cut with a knife. The peach dessert was also chewy and not very flavorful. But the biggest issue is the service and ambiance - very stuffy and formal. It’s a lovely restaurant but not a relaxing, enjoyable place to dine.

SD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere . Nice looking room. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. They ask about any allergy issues which is very good. Best of all is the food. Wild Boar Tagliatelle was very good and the Oysters Rockefeller was outstanding. Very good Focaccia served instead of bread. Its a BYOB which is good too. Highly recommend dining there.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant by far exceeded our expectations. The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. We will be returning again and again!

LC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Larimar- one of our favorites! Was an impeccable evening all around!

TS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. John was a gracious host as always.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larimar is an excellent experience every time - terrific food, wonderful service, and a beautiful setting. It is on par with many of New York’s finest restaurants

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. First time my wife and I dined here and we'll certainly be back many more times. The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, and the setting was so cozy and quiet. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary so we always try to find a different place each year. We both said after dining at Larimar that we'll come back here from now on, seeing as how it was such a great experience all around. Everything is made in house. Their pasta, bread all freshly made. We had several different dishes as we were eager to try a variety of flavors. None of them disappointed. Crab bisque was perfectly balanced, not overly salted as sometimes happens in other restaurants. The spaghetti al nero and wild boar tagliatelle were absolutely phenomenal! Flavors out of this world. Divers scallops were perfectly done and our deserts to top everything off were nothing less than perfect as well. I can genuinely say that my wife and I aren't push overs when it comes to being pleased while dining out, but Larimar hit it out of the park with their food as well as their great staff! Don't hesitate to come here and be prepared to have your taste buds dancing with joy!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience. Small dining room made it feel exclusive. Great, attentive staff. Food was delicious. I wish the restaurant was not BYOB because I would have liked to start the evening off with a cocktail followed by wines to compliment the meal. Will definitely return for another special occasion.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Larimar and it did not disappoint. The service is top notch and the food was excellent (aside from the panzanella salad which was basically a $17 plate of iceberg lettuce).

VG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmopshere, excellent food, excellent service, what more could you ask for.

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative menu; perfectly cooked, delicious food; attentive staff that made us feel very welcome.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a superb dinner this past Thursday
Day. My wife has some dietary restrictions and the entire staff was alerted and they went out of there way to make sure we had a wonderful evening. Hats off to all the staff. Best Bronzino I have had in years.
Don’t miss a dinner.
Thank you

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Larimar is impeccable - professional, prompt and friendly. They make you feel like a special guest who is being welcomed into a friend's home. The quality, freshness and presentation of the food is the icing on the cake!

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This fine establishment truly provides a wonderful experience. Lovely wait staff, beautiful dining room and an exceptionable kitchen .

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very pleasurable dining experience. Great menu and outstanding service.

RV
Dusseldorf Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was exceptional.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt special from the minute we entered the restaurant (by the way the decor, appearance and atmosphere were beautiful). The food and service were beyond our expectations. We will be back soon (looking forward to it)!!!

DK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course delivered to our table was absolutely delicious. We started with the arugula salad, then the campenelle. I had the braised short rib while my girlfriend had the statler chicken. Everything was exquisite, right down to their homemade focaccia bread.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Maitre’d was had a bad attitude. We asked for a specific table and he told it was reserved . No one ever showed up for that table and we were there for 1.5 hours . We know he’s been there a long time but he needs to lose the attitude and be friendlier and accommodating.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Fantastic

M
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Spring Lake’s best restaurants. Service well timed. Menu well explained. Atmosphere unusual for a beach town but it is beautiful, comfortable and not noisy. Scallops were perfect, oysters delicious and salad panzanella good. Desserts perfect ending.

FD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larimar never disappoints, the food and service are outstanding. Wonderful ambiance. Make a reservation and enjoy!

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Sophisticated, with attention to detail. The waitstaff is professional and pleasant. The bar is wonderful, with low key music. I want to eat here every day.

GT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding restaurant. Terrific food, excellent service, and lovely atmosphere.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

A bit expensive for the offering. Fish was salty and over cooked at $44 should have been perfectly prepared. The ambiance was great with upscale service

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Service was great. Food was outstanding. Scallops, blank ink pasta were favorites but filet, salmon and truffle pasta were also great. I forget the recommended dessert but my wife got it and loved it. Lemon cake was good but not as good as the specialty!

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very intimate and a delicious meal!

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner for our wedding anniversary. Larimar has an elegant atmosphere, delicious food and personal service. The restaurant is a BYOB - another plus. I highly recommend this establishment.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Tiny portions. Very expensive for portion ratio. However, the apps and meals we had were fantastic.

KR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent delicious food beautifully prepared and serviced in a lovely atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, first call al around

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We have frequented this establishment several times and this experience was disappointing to say the least. We ordered the salmon crudo and chicken roulade per the waiter’s recommendation. The chicken was very hard and dry, which I was then forced to uncomfortably send back to the kitchen (which I rarely do). The salmon crudo was a bit small, overpriced, and slightly fishy. Overall, it was not a good experience.