Larimar Restaurant

4.9
817 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 drawing on influences from Northern Italy, France and the Rivera.

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 817 people are saying
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4.9
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
17 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
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable 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.

VG
vipVictorG
New York Area
47 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!!!!

CA
CharlotteA
New York Area
1 review
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.

SA
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
2 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
17 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
36 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
47 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.

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KathyV
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
7 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.

CW
vipChefWannie
London
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere

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AmyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most enjoyable experiences we have ever had! The service was impressive! Every dish brought tastes we never experienced before. The crab arancini, burata and arugula salad were awesome! Spaghetti al Nero was outstanding with it’s beautiful black squid ink homemade pasta and shrimp! Salmon cooked to perfection and fried chicken that melted in my mouth! Every bite was followed by “WOW”. The chocolate cheesecake and beignets are a must! Owner John checked on us during dinner and thanked us for dining with them.

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vipKatie68
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

We were very disappointed in the food, very little flavor in the pasta dish and salmon. The focaccia bread was very good but there was no oil for dipping. A few of the beignets were undercooked (raw dough inside). Ambiance was beautiful and we appreciate the fact that it’s a BYOB which keeps cost down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of service and food was A+. This was our first visit and will not hesitate to return.

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vipShalenaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere is always perfect at Larimar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal !

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vipCRZR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. First time inside in a year. Good to be back

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vipShore1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good - a bit expensive. But worth it for a special occasiion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was Fair. Menu was very limited with five entrees two of them being chicken

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John and his team are the epitome of fine dining and wonderful food. Thank you for your consistent professionalism and standard of excellence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are not comparable to any other place in all of New Jersey. All the staff is extremely nice and helpful and make you feel very comfortable and you can taste the love that the chefs put into there food. The menu is constantly changing so every time you come back you can try something different and be wowed everytime. I try things here I would never eat anywhere else and I love them all!!! Love you Larimar

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vipCarleeP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely fantastic! She was very educational and provided a memorable experience. The ambiance was wonderful, as was the food! Portions are small, but it allows you to enjoy an appetizer and dessert!

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AlMan
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice small place. Service was second to none. Fantastic experience

VG
vipVictorG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fabulous evening at Larimar! An elegant room, outstanding food and exceptional service. Thanks John!

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 817 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.