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About Larimar Restaurant

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.

1311 Third Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Modern European, French, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner - Tuesday through Saturday 5:00 pm
Lunch - Wednesday through Saturday 11:45 am
Sunday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between Washington Avenue and Jersey Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 359-6700

Website:
http://www.larimarrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Non-metered, on-street parking (3 Hour Limit)

Public Transit:
NJ Transit (www.njtransit.com)
Train & Bus Service

Executive Chef:
Anthony Palangi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Larimar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Special Occasion (31)
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Romantic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Larimar is worthy of its lofty reputation! The food and service are as good as anything available on the Jersey Shore and that’s saying something since our little corner of the world has become a gastronome’s delight. Come one, come all to Larimar!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Every time I eat here I am impressed. The food was once again fantastic. The atmosphere and customer service is impeccable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food, and good atmosphere. The menu on open table does not coincide with the menu at the restaurant.

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food4
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service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Larimar is a real gem. New York city quality food & service near the Jersey shore.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

...every element of our dining experience was excellent, I highly recommend Larimar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best pork chop I ever had. Decor is beautiful also in a very nice little town. I think a little music is warranted. Needs a little livening up. I will be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Not our first visit to this lovely restaurant, and certainly not our last. Food, service and decor are all exceptional. Waiter, Kevin, was knowledgeable and quietly informative without interrupting our dining experience. Larimar makes dining elsewhere is to settle for less.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and terrific service and atmosphere. We will return the next time we are in NJ

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food5
ambience4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

What a surprise to find a great looking, New York style restaurant in Spring Lake! A great experience all around, beautiful design, high end food, great service and wonderful hosts. And did I mention the bread?

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food5
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The wait staff was tripping over each other they did not seem experienced for the price of the restaurant. I make more interesting salads a lot cheaper. Entree was good but for he prices they charge should have been wonderful

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was by far the best food I've had in sometime, and the staff made it an overall enjoyable experience, I would highly recommend Laramra!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love this restaurant. One of its kind in the area. Elegant, delicious and spot on service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Larimar is the most extraordinary fine dining experience on the Jersey Shore. I recommend it highly for a special occasion. If you have not already enjoyed a dinner at Larimar, I suggest you make it your next culinary stop.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A step above both in cuisine and class. There are not many places like this at the shore and if you have even a slight issue, they fix it with a smile on their face. Attention to detail and execution is paramount at this excellent restaurant.

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

It really doesn’t get much better than Larimar. We’ve been there a number of times and it continues to be an amazing experience. It’s rare to leave a restaurant time after time feeling that you just experienced a perfect meal...and it continues to happen each time. Thank you again for providing excellent service, memorable entrees, and an overall perfect evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

So happy to have a NYC quality restaurant in our town!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As good as any restaurant in NYC. Perfect place for a date or special dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great mean, always great service and always a great time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is the second time my wife and I have visited the restaurant and it’s amazing every time we visit. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Very accommodating and making sure you are enjoying yourself and your meal. It’s quiet and great for a date night or with a group of friends or family. Nice portion sizes of food. It’s a nice neighborhood gem in the Spring Lake, NJ area.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always: great service, delicious food and wonderful ambiance. John and his staff let us stay until we finished our wine even after all other customers had left and it was time to clear the dining room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Impeccable service, staff, cuisine and ambiance! Makes you feel like a superstar guest!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The area is lacking good restaurants, which initially makes this establishment shine. The competition is so limited. However, in fairness, Larimar is exceptional in compared to any area or restaurant. Very close to New Your quality.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dining at Larimar was a wonderful and special experience. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to family and friends. The service was impeccable and our servers were very attentive to our dining needs. The atmosphere was very chic and it reminded me of a trendy New York restaurant. The home made pastas were outstanding. The plush seating arrangements were so comfy and soft that I hated to get up and leave the restaurant. Larimar is a great restaurant for a special occasion and a holiday get together.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Superb - a hidden gem. My favorite restaurant. I always leave feeling that I was treated like the only person in the house.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A wonderful restaurant with great food and good atmosphere - Hope it doesn't leave Spring Lake due to lack of liquor license as it is truly a great restaurant and something this town needs, a little class.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good food. Nice size portions at reasonable prices

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I am a regular at LARIMAR. I have reviewed them many times. All I can say is ,if you understand creative excellent food, you Can Not get any better food ,service or atmosphere in New Jersey let alone the Jersey Shore.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

To start off, the food was delicious. So so portion size came with high prices. We thought the whole atmosphere was a little pretentious. The bread for the table was delivered by suited waiters delivering small pieces of focaccia and you got one piece at a time. Spring Lake is a very wealthy town and It appeared that the local swells were really given some special treatment. Business was so good that we were rushed out in order to turn over the table. My wife and I had three courses each and were done in an hour. We weren't even asked if we wanted coffee at the end of the meal. Like I said, the food was top notch, but other areas of our experience were sorely lacking.

Tags: Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service was excellent as was our meal. An enjoyable evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was good however it was a little disappointing to find out they ran out of filet mignon at 7pm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food is creative. Service is on target. Selections allow something for everyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Birthday. Has become favorite place to dine in Spring Lake. The owner and staff are very welcoming and gracious.
We look forward to our next visit

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Best restaurant in Spring Lake! Most like what we've come to expect, creative food-wise, from going out to eat in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We were hoping for so much more from a four star restaurant. Having read other reviews, we knew the portions would be smaller but for the high prices they were extremely small. First course, we had four very small oysters Rockefeller and scallops-tasty but less than an inch big. Second course, we shared a small plate of the spaghetti al Nero. The pasta was good but the shrimp was just a few small chopped up pieces. For the entree, one had Scottish salmon-this was the best dish of the evening-a perfectly cooked, moist, thick piece on black rice and bok choy. The other entree was terrible. A thin, small piece of mahi mahi, very overcooked. Sitting on roasted potatoes, trying to make it look like something on the plate. Dessert was 5 small beignets. Not bad. We were there on a Wed. night. We were the only ones there for the first 15 minutes then a few other parties came in. Nice music was playing softly. The booths are comfortable but the room smelled very musty. The service was very attentive and pleasant. Unfortunately, we cannot see ourselves going back to Larimar.

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

pretty place, owner takes pride in his establishment. attention to detail

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with a dear friend. We both were looking forward to being in beautiful downtown Spring Lake on a gorgeous September afternoon. We both were very pleased with our lunch at this new, upscale BYOB restaurant. Service was very professional and pleasant. We shared a delicious poached pear salad and each of us loved our lobster salad. Portions are not large and everything is a la carte. A bit pricey but overall a distinctive restaurant that I would certainly recommend and return to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food very good but overpriced even for byob. Blend in Manasquan is nicer atmosphere with comparably good food and less expensive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

By far the best restaurant at the New Jersey shore!

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

Amazing fine dining in a quant shore town. The food, service, and ambiance can compete with any Manhattan high end establishment. Loved it and will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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