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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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:30PM 4:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 4:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 6:00PM

What 360 People Are Saying
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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Must of been down a waiter. Slow and we never received the check. We were 4 and the 2 who came in after us were served first. Food is exceptional.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sue was fantastic Liam was gracious
All personnel were pleasant and competent
Bartender made perfect drinks and food wonderful

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Sue our server was amazing. We were a bit disappointed this visit with the food. Not the ‘gourmet’ experience we have had in the past

r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance. Totally
Recommend all the sea food. Susan was our waitress, extremely pleasant!! Definitely top restaurant in Spring Lake.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Waitress was clueless, order came out wrong. Avocado on our chicken sandwich was no where close to being ripe and was like rubber completely inedible, told waitress and she responded with a, " oh it is." Had to constantly ask her for more coffee. Terrible overall experience. Nothing done by management to compensate us for their mistakes or even a simple apology.

L
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outside porch enclosed now so noise level was up.
Shrimp oreganata and eggplant parm. dinners were excellent. Calamari appetizer was very tender. Wine was reasonable with a full pour.
Staff was attentive and helpful.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I’ve dined at their restaurant in Secaucus and found the service outstanding so I was surprised that it’s not of the same caliber in Spring Lake. The wait staff didn’t mention the specials until we were ready to order after asking if we were ready previously. Two items we asked for never arrived. We had to ask for bread and no one mentioned that it was 1/2 price wine. I only found out when the bill came so I don’t know if it was due to happy hour or wine night or the particular wine I ordered. It may be that the summer crowd has left and the staff has changed.

RV
Dusseldorf Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food service was slow. At first no one waited on us but then we asked a waiter and took care of us. Extremely nice. But still almost two hours and we did not order desert.

Food was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious
Our server Magdi was outstanding. He was extremely warm and hospitable!!!

GJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Invited our best friends to join us for dinner. We were lucky to have our favorite table available. It was a busy night so our appetizer took a little longer than expected, but it did not disappoint. The entrée was excellent. We described our taste in wines. We were brought a sample, and eventually a bottle, that pleased everyone.

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited forever for mediocre pasta on a vinyl-sided porch.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

c
Naples
53 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything’s was lovely. Service was great . Food was fresh. Dining outside is the best

JP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

entertainment every good, location very good, very clean

HR
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch on the porch... Lobster Waldorf salad was very good. Good amount of Lobster... Definitely would return. Have to try dinner

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This was our second visit to Bareli's this Summer and while the food was excellent the service was extremely slow. We waited an excessive amount of time for our entrees as did my daughter and her husband who were coincidentally at the restaurant, at our recommendation, on the same evening (she was in the front porch area and we were seated in the back). The food was excellent and while the portion size was perfect for me (I had the butternut squash ravioli special), the shrimp oregonata ordered by 2 others in our party was very skimpy (they said more like an appetizer sized portion). All in all the food was great but the service was excruciatingly slow.

O
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Excellent food. We had the appetizer of buretta and prosciutto with roasted red peppers. It was delicious. I had the shrimp oregemetta over sauteed spinach which was done perfectly. My husband had the chicken with garlic mashed potatoes which he raved about. We are looking forward to returning very soon.

SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We waited over an hour for our food. It was good but not dying to go back.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Michael Buble singer was too loud.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

It took over an hour and fifteen minutes after we gave the waiter our order to get our food.

t
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

This restaurant didn’t have their act together coordination between staff and management was not there. From sparkling water, drinks, appetizers, and main course it just took tooooo long. No explanation, apologizes from management, or communication from the waiters for a restaurant that was half full.
Today the owner reached out to us and asked us to come back and give them another chance and we will. It seems that without us complaining the management found the problem and they are addressing it - a very big plus.

LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Bareli’s! Always delicious and great service! This time had family visiting from out of state and ended their trip on the deck with perfect dinner and beautiful view! Thanks so much you never disappoint!

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way. The weather, the view, the service and the food and drinks. My friend and I were able to converse while being served by the personable waitress. Even another group of ladies came in and we chatted for a bit. Delightful day.

TD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food...wonderful service! Our first time here and we will be back! Thank you!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Kitchen service was Very slow, we waited 1 1/2 hours for our meal.

NE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night
Friendly staff good food
Tremendous all around

MK
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service, phenomenal food, phenomenal atmosphere, and for an incredible price!!

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary at Bareli’s By the Sea and could not have picked a better place. Everything from the Ocean view (You have to sit on the porch), to the service, to the food was excellent. We are already looking forward to coming back soon.

OT
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and drinks were good but overpriced.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food
Great atmosphere
Very nice staff
Immaculate inside
Music a nice touch

D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful in every way!

FF
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love to dine at Barelli’s. Can’t beat the view of the ocean and service is always great!

b
New York Area
304 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely lunch of lobster rolls and soft shell crab sandwiches in the porch which is now enclosed. Still great views of the water and the windows open to let in the sea breeze. Very enjoyable.

OT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. However, felt menu was very priced very high. 48.00 for branzino seemed a bite high

k
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very large parties lead to slow service!

R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing. I'm not prone to be negative -- if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything and all that. However, I'd want to spare others our experience.
Here's the one good thing: the food was delicious. We arrived at 7:33 for a 7:30 reservation. We we seated somewhat directly although the hostesses seemed distracted. Our food was served at 9:05. The noise level was borderline unbearable. Some fabric or other sound-absorbing treatments are in order. It took about 30-45 minutes before the waiter took our food order. We ordered and were served drinks also rather slowly within those first 30 minutes. One of the hostesses came by and scooped up our menus without asking -- in fairness I'd guess she thought after we were there for 40 minutes someone must have taken our order -- NOT. The chaos of the servers going back-and-forth through the one swinging door into/out-of the kitchen is an accident waiting to happen. Probably the kitchen is not sized properly for the number of seats filled on a lovely Jersey Shore Friday night. Getting the attention of the waitstaff was a challenge. One good point -- our server was honest enough to dissuade us from getting the grilled fig app saying they were like large marbles and two of them (at $15 and given the wait, we decided to skip apps and go straight to entrees...we also passed on dessert). Lastly, the waiter brought the wrong bill.....happily the $344 tab caught my eye and upon looking more closely saw it was clearly not ours. What a pity -- here we had come down to lovely Spring Lake having been many times with a couple of friends who had never been and this was our first dinner. We hope to redeem that first impression today elsewhere.

OF
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch on the porch!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Specifically asked for porch for water view. They sat us on the side in back of porch.

MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with ocean breeze and delicious food. Great service.

RH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great views, nice room and terrific service from a veteran waiter made it a wonderful time. Lovely Spring Lake setting for some fine Italian fare, recommended

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