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Welcome to Amelia's By The Sea - Amelia's By the Sea, Spring Lake, NJ

Amelia's By the Sea

4.7
4.7
1438 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Formerly known as Bareli's by the Sea, the newly named Amelia's by the Sea is offering the most creative Italian/Continental Cuisine, now in Spring Lake! New year! New name! Same great menu and service! With our spectacular views of the ocean, and our beautifully renovated interior, you are sure to have a beautiful experience. Our outdoor porch is heated during the winter.

We offer a variety of daily specials in addition to our all-day menu. If you do not see one of your favorites on the menu, please ask your server and we will do our best to accommodate!

BYOB Nov 15th through April 30th with the exception of holidays and some weekends.

Our winter hours extend from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Interested in hosting a special event at Amelia's By The Sea? Email us or call to discuss all of our event options!

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 769-5700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please complete our event form on our website or contact events@barelisbythesea.com for any of your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Please complete our event form on our website or contact stacey@ameliasbythesea.com for any inquiries about your next bridal shower, engagement party, wedding reception, baby shower, or any other special occasion!

  • Neighborhood

    Spring Lake

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,438 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. e

    eatalot

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, we started with a Caesar salad an I recommend sharing they are very large , the lobster ravioli and lasagna were very good and we at banana bread pudding for desert , great restaurant
  2. ME

    MichaelE

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the Sunday Sauce! The food and service were excellent!! Can’t wait to go back!
  3. s

    sbsi

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Menu price of Lobster roll was $25. I was charged md $55 for two. A charge for the use of a credit card was added w/o informing me. Generally the food is good, but over priced.
  4. M

    Markl

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. The service was excellent. It’s my favorite restaurant hands down.
  5. TM

    TMSL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant yet not pretentious. Anther Spring Lake joy.
  6. JM

    JoeM

    Naples

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is always excellent!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, Service and quality of food are always exceptional!
  8. G

    Grace

    New York Area

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch with friendly service
  9. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time my wife and I went there in the month, their food is warm and inviting! The Service both times was terrific and very attentive. Love the "salt box cozy vibe", and they have live entertainment with a talented singer. I would go back again soon, rememeber that it's a BYOB. So come prepared with your favorite wine and drinks that mnakes it affordable. Value was very good. They always make you feel welcomed and the servers smile. Try and get inside the dinning room, their outside porch seating was nice. But try and go inside. Nice winter hangout... never felt rushed!
  10. SA

    SalA

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time was a charm. Sad they wont have Byob anymore starting in the spring but happy Amelias will be taking over the Avon Pavillion
  11. B

    Barb

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu is very repetitive, the same thing at the average restaurant in the area. The presentation was OK, but the food was very over priced.
  12. LT

    LTGMMG

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal while crooned by Frank Sinatra! Sorry to see huge price increases though.
  13. TM

    TMSL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, quiet and comfortable surroundings. Attentive staff. Great menu. Excellent food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Drinks had to be sent back - second round was much better
  15. P

    Peterpan

    New York Area

    166 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We made an early, 5:30, New Year's Eve reservation and were surprised to see so many people! The regular menu, while not inexpensive, was offered and so there was no New Year's gouging. Everything was plentiful, nicely served and tasty. We were not rushed, and enjoyed a lovely evening.
  16. MM

    MarMel

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will continue to dine there. I gave this restaurant 5 stars in all areas. Just one comment . The meat and fish is heavily salted for what I am used to. I understand that salt brings out the flavor in meat and it was tasty but I think one layer of salt could be eliminated in the prep or cooking process .
  17. JC

    JoanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shall return! Everything about early New Year’s Eve dinner was outstanding! Salad was delicious Salmon dinner was excellent and Pistachio cheesecake was okay, (too many pistachios and not enough cheesecake!) Overall …a terrific experience!🥰
  18. WW

    WesW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    No liquor license!
  19. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    116 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Unfortunately, we were disappointed because the restaurant was apparently BYOB for the evening. We made the reservation several weeks in advance, only to find that we had we received an email at 5:07 for a six PM reservation with the news (which we did not read in time). We were even handed the drink menu upon arrival and had selected cocktails before our waiter informed us. Needless to say, this was a disappointment since we had been there to celebrate several times previously and had enjoyed it very much. In slightest defense, they did share the name of a local spirit shop where we could order a bottle vis phone, but there was no menu, no assistance. We could have brought a bottle from home had we been properly informed. Poorly handled all the way around. Beware when making a reservation.
  20. BB

    BarbaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent dining experience…great food, wonderful service, cozy ambience
  21. TW

    TerryW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the service was exceptional
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Barelis my favorite restaurant!
  23. n

    nurselas

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Christmas Eve dinner( 2 of us) . I called the day of our reservation to move our time up and accommodated us. On top of that we arrived 45 minutes early thinking we could get a drink at the bar. ( you can’t). They one again accommodated us and sat us almost immediately. When a large table ( about 20) was to sit next to us they offered to change our table . This worked out great and was much appreciated. We both had the red snapper special and it was delicious. Everyone there was so pleasant and professional. It was one of the best meals we had in a long time.
  24. BC

    BernardC

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner tonight consisted of Lobster Ravioli, Chicken Bareli’s & Lobster Fra Diablo. All dishes were very tasty. My wife’s order was incorrect & they gave a her a glass of wine complimentary. The owner came to our table with my wife’s meal which he personally took care of. Very classy & a very pleasant dining experience.
  25. SG

    ShoreGuy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful place. Impeccable service, great food, wonderful atmosphere, made all the better by the Christmas decorations.
  26. KN

    KeriN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Excellent service! We’re sorry we didn’t try it sooner!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Food was fantastic. Love the edition of sushi.
  28. GG

    GlenG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!!! We have been there many times and it’s always great!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an absolutely beautiful Sunday afternoon dinner.
  30. J

    Jaycee

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!! Susie is the best waitress!!! Attentive, fun, knowledgeable. One of the best restaurants
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined on the porch. Great food, excellent service and ambiance. Highly recommend!!
  32. BM

    BobM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal with very good service by Trish. Excellent Bolognese and three nice pork chop options! We will be back - it's BYOB in the off season months as a reminder!
  33. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the first time, we visited Bareli’s. The atmosphere was cozy. The restaurant is decorated beautifully for Christmas. The food was delicious. The location is across from the ocean. We were treated graciously from the beginning. Loved the restaurant. Will be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service….that happened when you go in a rainstorm and you and another family are the only patrons there! No bar service though, so it was BYOB!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julian was great to us!
  36. R

    Robin

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been four times- absolutely love it. Not just Italian food- I’d say more American than Italian. A+ doesn’t suffice.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  38. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday with sister and my daughter. Great meal! Great service and what a wonderful surprise with the Frank Sinatra singer. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The calamari tasted like it was cooked the day before & reheated. It was like chewing on a rubber band & tasteless.meatball appetizer-meh.Sea bass special was ok. Our daughter had meatball lasagna-ok. Our son had lobster ravioli-he liked it. Dessert was very good. Water was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Amelia's By the Sea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 769-5700.

Amelia's By the Sea is rated 4.7 stars by 1438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Amelia's By the Sea

1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Spring Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (732) 769-5700

  • Catering

    Please complete our event form on our website or contact events@barelisbythesea.com for any of your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Please complete our event form on our website or contact stacey@ameliasbythesea.com for any inquiries about your next bridal shower, engagement party, wedding reception, baby shower, or any other special occasion!

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