Larimar Restaurant

4.9
831 Reviews
$31 to $50
Modern European
Call for Reservations 732-359-6700
Larimar Restaurant, located in the charming town of Spring Lake, New Jersey, focuses on Modern European cuisine.
BYOB, guest my bring wine and beer only, no hard liquor or containers. Dress code for the dining room is business casual (no shorts or beach attire)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 831 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipSpike
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complete Perfection!!!
Amazing food and service!!!

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EddieO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly greeting upon arrival. Decor was upscale beautiful and very rich looking and comfortable seating. Christine was our waitress, she was very congenial, an ultimate professional and made us comfortable throughout our dinner. She described every dish on the entire menu to us to insure that our expectations would be met. The food was extraordinary through each of our three courses before we also thoroughly enjoyed our desserts. John Paulus, owner and chef also made sure that everything was to our liking and that we would enjoy our first experience at Larimar. Well, as two former NYC workers and very frequent diners at many of the finer NYC restaurants, my wife and I couldn’t have been more pleased with electing to finally get to dine at this terrific restaurant. We are already planning for our next experience at Larimar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and love the spaghetti al Nero

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Letty
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food excellent ambiance. It’s important to note that it’s a BYOB. Per the restaurant it should have been listed in the reservation confirmation which it was not. They were able to accommodate us by calling a local liquor store that delivered a bottle of wine. Overall great experience even with this small issue.

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vipkathyp
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly perfectly fine everything !

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vipVincentC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larimar is always a delightful dining event. The service starts as you walk in are are warmly greeted. It is a bring your own and as you are greeted your wine is collected and served right after you are seated. Every attention to detail is evident. The menu is wonderfully thought out each season to provide delicious plates.
We have dined at Larimar many times and always had a delightful experience.

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vipAmyL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Entrees & Service! Loved the homemade pasta and bread

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viplenar
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The greeting was welcoming. The room is very well appointed and soothing in its tones. Music selection was perfect to the experience. Service was pleasant . Overall lovely evening

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vipKathyd
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larimar never disappoints. Food and service are always on point. By far the best upscale dining experience in the area.

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vipPatC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Friendly staff,

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vipJerseyGirl
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Pastas are housemade and amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great service...food was very salty

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DanielF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a lot of favorite restaurants around me. But Larimar is special. The food is an experience in itself. The service is TOP NOTCH! The ambiance is relaxing and enjoyable. So so great. Treat yourself!

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KevinW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Larimar was fantastic from start to finish. Our server Lee took excellent care of us during our visit. The entrées were delicious and the flourless chocolate cake and cappuccino were excellent ending to our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about this restaurant. We had a great time. The food is delicious, the service is outstanding.
Hoping we can go back sometime soon.

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LindseyP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Interesting Menu......excellent preparation......excellent presentation. This was an outstanding dining experience. Our BYOB was served properly and encouraged. Ive had three meals here so far and they all were top quality. The restaurant can be slightly on the loud side when at full capacity but that is totally outweighed by the quality of the meal. We certainly intend to dine there again at the first opportunity.

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vipSalA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Look for indept reviews @sal.reviews on Instagram

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always top notch in every way fir fine dining in a stress free environment

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BobA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very good. The staff was courteous and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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vipVictorG
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific meal at Larimar. John and his team are featuring a new Spring menu to enjoy. The veal Milanese addition was excellent, as was the new pasta dish with sausage. Just the right note of heat to spice the evening up! Chocolate Torte with cherry compote a perfect finish to share. Thx!

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vipLG10
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Since Whispers is closed for repairs, we booked Larimar. This was our first time at Larimar. We were completely thrilled with our food. The restaurant is very pretty and the menu is quite limited, but what they offer, they do very well. I had the boar ragu and my wife had the chicken. Both were incredible. Although the prices were high, we both enjoyed our dishes.
It was my wife's birthday and we were treated to a birthday present of home made donuts as an after dinner treat. Many restaurants will bring out a after thought with a candle for a birthday, however, Larimar brought out some of the best, warm from the fryer, donuts we have ever had, served with an apple compote. This was greatly appreciated and we will be back.
A great meal!

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HeatherR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larimar from start to finish was an incredible experience! I took my mom for her birthday, I really wanted it to be speacial, especially since this year will be the first not having my dad here to join in the celebration. My mom started with the Fluke Crudo, the presentation was beautiful, the taste was perfectly balanced...highly recommend! I had a modern and seasonal twist to the classic Oysters Rockerfeller! These are really delicious...leeks, truffle oil and gruyere cheese dance well together!!! We split the duck confit risotto simply because we just had to try it and I am thrilled we did. The rissoto was cooked perfectly, reminded me of a rissoto Chef Éric Ripert would have made, that's hard to beat! Our entrees were also more than exceptional! I had the braised short rib and my mom had the pan seared fluke...depending on what you feel like sea food or beef both are devine! Oh, we did not stop there!!! The binetes and lemon cake are light decadence, a must try!!! I have found my favorite restaurant in NJ!!! Also, request Emily! She was very knowledgeable, an absolute pleasure, everything flowed perfectly my mom never once had to even look at her wine bottle! It is obvious that everyone working at Larimar truly have a passion for their craft!!!
Thank you, for making my mom's night so speacial!!!!

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CharlotteA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant because of its elegant atmosphere and quiet noise level. And the food is different and great too!

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vipBillibean
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual, good to back

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ChristopherD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience.

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StephenA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother out for quick dinner. Always pleasant atmosphere. Service is wonderful as always. Food is expertly prepared and the greens and all the food was wonderfully prepared. Thanks for a great evening.

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LynnT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have such a dining experience, not a meal! From start to finish I couldn't expect anything more. I don't even think they know that we walk away with a family memory that we'll always reflect back on as our perfect Easter dinner. I truly felt so pampered with the service, and the food was simply amazing. All of it! I didn't think I woud like the compote on the cheesecake, and had asked for it on the side. I apparently never had 'fresh'compote, and it was delicious! And I would have said I don't like raspberry/blueberry!!! Something to walk away with as a new food adventure.
I cannot express my complete satisfaction,... and I'm a foodie and a customer service rep.
To the staff......From maitre D, to service staff, to back kitchen. thank you, thank you, thank you,....don't change a thing!!!!

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jamesh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

limited menu/expensive.could have been better for the price

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vipGregoryF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food along with great service. I highly recommend this place. Hands on Owner as well. A nice place to enjoy a quiet evening with your significant other. Not too many places like this in this part of the NJ Shore.

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vipCharlesD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Elegant setting, good service, always a pleasant experience. It is also a BYOB!!

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vipMagilla
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good dinner, my steak was a little tough but the appetizers and my wife’s dinner were great. Will definitely be back.

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vipVictorG
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, yet another wonderful meal at Larimar! Food was superb, service exceptional. John and the whole team consistently deliver an incredible dining experience. Thx!

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vipCC12
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Enjoyable time.

KV
KathyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and was looking for a great dinner out. We were not disappointed! First time and will be back. Food was exceptional

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Peter
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great fine dining experience at Larimar. Service, quality as uniqueness of the selections is a standard of this stellar establishment. It’s always our first choice for special occasions or a quiet night out in beautiful downtown Spring Lake

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fully enjoyed, looking forward to returning. Excellent in every way.

FAQs

Larimar Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 359-6700.

Larimar Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.