Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

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$30 and under
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Italian
Offering the most creative Italian/Continental Cuisine, now in Spring Lake! With our spectacular views of the ocean, and our beautifully renovated interior, you are sure to have a beautiful experience.

We are currently offering a limited menu along with a variety of our delicious nightly specials. If you do not see one of your favorites on the menu, please ask your server and we will do our best to accommodate!

Join Us for Elegant Hour Monday- Friday 4 pm to 6 pm! Receive a free dessert with every entree if you sit before 6:00

Interested in hosting a special event at Bareli';s By The Sea? Email us or call to discuss all of our event options!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent. Especially the service!!! It was very loud but in their defense there was a large party being hosted which accounted for most of the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Joseph’s Birthday

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vipfoodaddict
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very good and a nice menu to find whatever mood you are in. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. The noise level was above "Energetic" and it was hard to converse with my spouse. I don't know if the people around us were obnoxiously loud or the place is an echo chamber but they should put some soundproofing on the walls like the Poached Pear and others have done. If it was quiet it could have been a romantic dinner as the setting is nice and the food is very good.

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vipshorediner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it exceeded our expectations. Everything we ate was delicious and the staff was professional, informative and very thorough. We will be repeat customers for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to be seated in the enclosed porch area for the ocean view but it was loud, between the echo of the room, the music and a loud table of guests. We asked to move and they put us in the main dining room and it was so nice. Much quieter, it was early, and we had a small view of the Atlantic which was wonderful! The entire staff was great and the food was delicious! Thank you for a lovely evening.

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vipPattiG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was delicious - entertainment was great. The kitchen seemed slow - took a long time for food.

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vipMaryEllenS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a slow evening but everything was still in full swing, the food was awesome, service great. In the off season, some restaurants don’t match up in quality to peak season. Not here, it was great!!! Highly recommend!!

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Rhm613
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked this restaurant just because my husband loves to go to the shore, and he wanted something new. Boy what a great pick. The service was outstanding, the food was outstanding, the atmosphere was casual & comfortable. We had the most wonderful evening!! I recommend Bareli’s By the Sea whole heartily !! We will be going no questions asked.

P.S. Jack was awesome!!

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ritag
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Ordered chicken. It was a dry pierce of meat smothered in so much sauce and I got sick immediately after.

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DominicG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. The sounds of Sinatra, sang by the great Zack Alexander, made it a perfect evening. Really special!!

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LynnvV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and services was fantastic. We Enjoy the BYOB for the winter months

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JuliaT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend & I came here for Valentine’s Day, and it was such a hit. It was BYOB which is always a plus! And I got the eggplant parm over linguine and it was the best eggplant parm I think I’ve ever had, he loved his meal as well. They served fresh bread to start with and the service was spectacular... I told them about my nut allergy and the owner came over and informed me everything was safe :) which I always am so grateful for. Everything was delicious and everyone was so nice. We were on the side room with the windows which got slightly crowded but it was expected. I will 100% be back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most intimate personal warm friendly romantic establishments with the most fantastic food ever. Service was fantastic.

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gMac
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch and were so impressed with the service, the knowledgeable reccomendations ,and food that we are looking forward to return for dinner

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Phil
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday valentines

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MsrieD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience - fantastic waiter, beautiful spot, delicious feed, friendly staff.

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vipMagilla
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentines’ Day. Wine list is extremely limited and what’s there is outrageously expensive. Speaking of the reds especially. Too many BYO options to make it a regular spot.

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JamesS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for 6;30 on valentines day /birthday. The hostess was excellent, took care of needs and we were seated on time. The wait staff was excellent and responded or anticipated our needs.
The food was excellent, we were not rushed, notwithstanding if was valentines day. It was a perfect evening.

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Debi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only negative was with reservations, still waited 20 minutes.

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vipbutchy15
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Cute place. Great service. VERY LOUD. Calamari OK. Meat balls cold in hot sauce (temperature/not spice). Eggplant parm was worse then I have ever had. Hard, chewy, and tasteless. Must have been old. Won’t go back.

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vipMatt
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crowd, service and food. One of our favorite go to's

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vipDimitriD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and enjoyable. Would like to see more seafood choices. Service was great!

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vipgorangers
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Prompt attentive service and Liam makes sure you are having a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loosely view. Friendly competent staff the owner stopped by and was very friendly. Food very good. Lobster roll was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Was hoping for a quiet date night and the restaurant was so loud we couldn’t hear each other across a small table
For 2. Food was great; priced well. Probably beautiful views in the summer but with all the windows closed it was way to loud

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vipBaravelli
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The food was very good but the kitchen was very slow. I can accept that but the level of noise in the restaurant was a strong deterrent to us coming back or recommending.

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vipNEWZGUY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tremendous food and great service
Love it will be back often

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vipAlan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was the second time dining at Bareli’s after a very disappointing first time. There was a marked improvement n service and noise level. The food was very good both meals. I will return.

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Slat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual had a good meal!
There weren't many people there which was good for us....we had the whole side room to ourselves !

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vipRyanMcC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. Beautiful restaurant across the street from the Spring Lake beach. Maitre D, Liam is professional, friendly and accommodating. Eat here.

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vipLizzyack329
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time last night! I had the halibut which was delicious so fresh and tasty! Not over breaded and great portion size! Hubby had pork chop which was huge! Nice vibe. Service was great! We will be back!!!!

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vipNEWZGUY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food value and service
Fresh seafood and friendly staff year round
We will be back often

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vipgorangers
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great. The cocktails were perfect and the staff attentive and efficient. Liam is a gracious host and makes sure that everyone leaves happy.

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Jerseygirl22
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tight seating. We were seated along the main walkway which had a lot of foot traffic and this being an old Victorian home the floors moved every time someone passed. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable however was handling many other large groups. Everything is à la cart. We started with The tricolor salad which was average. I had the shrimp oreganata, which was four shrimp with sautéed spinach in the center. It was seasoned nicely however portion was small. My friend had the salmon which was one small portion surrounded by lots of vegetables. We had dessert which was average. Dinner was pleasant and overall a little longer at 2.5 hours. Prices are on the high side.

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vipPeterF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great evening at Bareli’s

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vipRyanMcC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served by professional friendly staff. Great location and charming ambiance

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Jodsgnr1
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The holiday decor at the restaurant was lovely but the bar area where we had to wait was very small and had no seating. I had called to let the restaurant know we would be late for our reservation and was told that it was “No problem”, however when we got there we had to wait at least 20 minutes for a table even though there were several tables available. The food was good but the prices are high. The noise level was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. There are so many great restaurants in the area that I don’t think I’d go back.

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PD2013
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service, and beautifully decorated for Christmas!!!

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vipNEWZGUY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tremendous food
Great service
Looking forward to the next time

JP
JanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took forever for someone to come to our table! So the owner took our order and gave us great recommendations for dinner! Food was worth the wait!

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

Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake is rated 4.5 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

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