Larimar Restaurant

4.9
567 reviews
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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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j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larimar is one of the most consistent restaurants I've go to - the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming, the food delicious and staff courtesy - can't ask for more on a night out - it is unfortunate that a liquor license isn't offered to them - they will probably leave town soon due to this antiquated system -
Until then I will continue to enjoy.

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JG
Naples
55 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant....Service is great.....food impeccable.........bring your own wine......it is just a perfect restaurant for a nice quiet evening!!!! Highly recommend!

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! Will go back soon but without the kids. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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Z
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was wonderful, the service also. Our next warm piece of bread and refill of our wine glasses came the instant they were needed.
But... when we had paid our check and were leaving, where was our half full wine bottle???
When I asked, it was returned, but I shouldn't have had to ask.
One glitsch in an otherwise lovely dinner.

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AM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Celebrated Mother’s Day with my family. The food was out of this world and the service impeccable. The Pasta al Nero was to die for and the desserts were the perfect portion. We did not feel overstuffed but were fully satisfied.
We plan on returning with our friends very soon. Thanks to the chef and staff for a job well done.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and delicious food. My guests were very impressed.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larimar is one of the 2 best restaurants in central New Jersey. Service is always top notch. So welcoming. Kitchen was in great form on our last visit. For michelin inspired cuisine in this area this is the spot.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous place in every way

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Dinner with family. Lovely experience freshly prepared food and pasta. It is all about the detail and quality ingredients extremely well prepared, presented and served. Thanks for a lovely evening my mother mother was all smiles.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent as always! Very consistent, never have been disappointed through the years. Frequent patron.

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this restaurant. The food and service were superb.

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L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting was serene, the food delicious and presentation beautiful. Even the music was perfect. All of this was only outdone by the service. They were so accommodating, even helping me with my mom’s wheelchair. What started as a stressful morning, ended with a most enjoyable and perfect dining experience. The Larimar truly made our day. We can’t wait to return.

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cuisine. Best scallops ever. Service attentive and not intrusive. Great value when you can BYOB from the Bottle Shop across the street.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service & ambience is always 5 stars! Attention to detail in all aspects of the dining experience is apparent. Overtime, we’ve tried everything on the menu. Standouts for us have been the Scottish Salmon with forbidden rice, Red Snapper & Statler Chicken. You can’t go wrong with any of the pasta dishes. The pasta is home made & always al dente. If you are a espresso & ice cream fan, you must finish your experience with the Affogato dessert! This is a perfect choice if you’re looking for fine dining where you can actually converse with family or friends.

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ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We have been here before and our experience was awesome. We enjoyed our experience this visit, just not sure our server was happy :(

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K
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 60th here on Friday night. Very small restaurant with limited menu and specials. Service is excellent. BYOB beer or wine only. Food was excellent.

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l
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best byob in Monmouth county,a place to get dressed up and be treated well.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a lovely experience at Larimar from when you first walk in... You're greeted with a welcoming smile by a host that is nicely dressed. As soon as you walk in the cozy atmosphere and ambience greet you as well. Very nicely decorated, again, cozy and very comfortable seating in the lovely banquetts. Professional service, professional place settings. Just a lovely cozy atmosphere with the food being very good with a chef that must have gone to a very good culinary school and brought his interesting flair for food with him. We will definitely go back!

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with top notch food. The care that the owner and staff put into this place is apparent in every aspect We have already recommended Larimar to friends and will certainly return

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HD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal and experience on my first visit to this local restaurant.

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CV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat! Impeccable. One of the finest restaurants in Monmouth County!

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larimar continues to offer not only one of the best dining experiences, at the shore, but in all of New Jersey. The spectacular menu is only superseded by the attentive service. A wonderful experience from beginning to end.

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MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely decor, excellent service and dinner.

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CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Monmouth County

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BS
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, ambiance lovely and service excellent !

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was wonderful ! So professional ! Can’t wait to return !!!

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KR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One our most favorite restaurants period. It never disappoints. From the white bean soup, burrata, homemade foccacia to the ever changing variety of pastas (appetizer and entree portions available) and meat options (including the most delicious and tender pork chop I ever enjoyed. It’s wonderful that we get to bring our own wine but we hope this fabulous restaurant gets a liquor license and stays in town forever.

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant in the middle of Spring Lake. The ambiance, the service, the food...everything is Five Star or better!

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H
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely dining experience...quiet, subtle, delicious, lovely! I wish I lived in New Jersey just so I could dine here often.

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DC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous lunch experience at Larimar. The host/Waiter was just amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the menu, and everything arrived on time and it was great. The restaurant is one of the better environments if you want to be able to talk to your tablemates. The seats are very comfortable, and you almost feel like you are in a living room. Very relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend the food as well.

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R
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good restaurant which was much needed in the Spring Lake area. Excellent service.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience. The food is delightful and the service is perfect. I always enjoy the interaction with the staff. I recommend this restaurant to all my friends for either a special day or simply a evening out. You will enjoy this very special Tribeca destination.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible food, tad over-priced. Knowledgeable and super courteous staff

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DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner and service. Well paced meal, outstanding attention to detail, and considerate staff. Everything from the coatcheck to the espresso was wonderful. Good date night.
This is a gem of a find. I will be returning.
A byob on top of it makes it even better.

Just bring enough $$. Not cheap (it shouldn’t be) and bring wine!

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RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larimar is Awesome. We went with two other couples to celebrate my wife's birthday. Larimar is very consistent. Its always fabulous. All six of us loved our meals, and the desert. Great Service, Great atmosphere. One of the areas finest restaurants.

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