Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

4.6
917 Reviews
$30 and under
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. 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!

Effective January 2021 we have a full year liquor license and will no longer operate as a BYOB.

Now open for lunch from 12-3 daily. Dinner is served from 3:30-10 PM daily. Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night!

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 3:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

What 917 people are saying
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vipGrobe
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was attentive, and apologetic due to mistakes during the meal.

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vipFlash
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there. All round great. Super wine list and beautiful view. Music on weekends is a plus. Fresh food and menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good but it was more about the miserable hostess that needs some lessons in hospitality. You know like making your guests feel welcome for a start🙄

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vipKristenS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful view, right on Ocean Blvd and delightful setting. Lunch menu is basically glorified pub food, but good nonetheless. A bit disappointing if you expect seafood. Service was a bit slow but so nice and gracious.

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ElainaM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The angry lobster and squid ink pasta was delicious!!

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JordanR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for my partner’s birthday and had a fantastic time. We sat in the “outside” area (kind of like a porch on the old house) and had lovely sea breezes as we ate. The food was great if slightly on the pricey side. There was a live singer inside that sounded amazing but we were also under some speakers playing different music so that was a little distracting — could hear both but couldn’t really enjoy either. Such a minor complaint though, I’d definitely go back in a heartbeat. This place has kind of an old school feel that I haven’t experienced in quite a while.

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judyk
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess was rude , waiter was friendly, two appetizers were okay, we ordered two different lobster rolls , both were the worst lobster roll we ever had .

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FoodFan
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service and you can’t beat the location!

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marjories
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service
Great ambiance

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vipMojomangia
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Fabulous service!!

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LouD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was here over the weekend, food was very good and service was very attentive . We started off with fried calamari which was very good even though they did not have the tentacles. The fresh bread and olives were very fresh and excellent for the table. I had spicy clams with angel hair pasta that was very flavorful just wish clams were bigger and more sausage in the dish. My wife had a chicken Brielle dish that was excellent very good size portion with great taste and a rich dish. Awesome place will be back,

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PatriceG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sinner was very good. We had an awesome waiter! My green beans were almost raw. That was my only complaint! The pork chop parmesan was simply amazing! Enough to feed 3 people!

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ReyV
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Caution, OpenTable failed. After a long drive the worker said they never received the reservation. Fortunately they found us a table. Food was fine. Only thing, both filet mignons were a little overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with incredible flavor. Portion size was very large and the menu had plenty of variety for everybody. My wife and I did not finish the large portions but happily had the remains for lunch the following day. We are on vacation but plan to eat there again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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NormanK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipElaynaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Food and service were both excellent. We sat on the porch with a lovely view of the dunes and the ocean.

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LiselP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Emily, was phenomenal! We are regulars at this fabulous place bc they have it all!! Great staff, great service, great cocktails and great food!! Even fabulous singers on Friday and Saturday nights!! And Liam is a fabulous manager! So lucky to have the restaurant in our town! Lisel and Geoff Perselay

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BarbP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress, Susie was amazing! She made the experience top notch. Food and cocktails were delicious!

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vipsuzy
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch!

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Tfish
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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DianeR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner. Our server was attentive and the food was delicious!

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vipHerbie
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been trying to get in to Bareli’s all summer.
It was definitely worth the wait.
Looking forward to going back.

JR
vipJanR
Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Front of the house was awol when we arrived. But eventually we hit a server and he was great. Food was very good. Burata cheese special with figs was amazing. My scallops with crab risotto was great and hubby’s Spivey clams with linguine was also very good. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Unfortunately waited about 30 min to sit with reservation. Forced to purchase several rounds at the bar would’ve been nice gesture to see a free beverage. Food was delicious though and awesome waitress.

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Maxcat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was not tasty and seemed not fresh! The steak sandwich was awful. Chunks of tough meet not thick sliced soft filet. Hamburger was just basic with a strange taste. Food was way overpriced. The restaurant did take the steak sandwich off the bill. Would also question about the COVID-19 protocol or lack of!

Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake
Responded on September 12, 2021

please do not come back to barelis thank you.

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vipGrace
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I’ve been here for lunch so noise level much quieter. First dinner.. there were large parties so of course, noise level higher, but that’s fine. The food was wonderful and service great. I will return!

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vipShellyS38
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, large portions of basic Italian food. Fabulous desserts

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Kelly our waitress was amazing. Food was fantastic. Bartender made the drinks awesome. In a time where the service industry is suffering due to supply chain issues and staffing shortages they did an outstanding job!

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MichaelG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent. Welcoming atmosphere, but table service was a little overbearing. Rushed our ordering, too many visits to the table and too anxious to clear the table.

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vipbobo
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very , very noisy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Frequent Bareli’s diner. Noise level is seriously uncomfortable.

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vipJosephK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Last time at Bareli's. Poor value. Poor service. Good food. Not worth the trip or expense. Too many other restaurants in the area that know how to make a good drink and train their servers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Fantastic food. Best down the beach. Service weak

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good !

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JohnB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to dine at Bareli's. Food was excellent as was service. Our waiter, Jack, was spot on with his recommendations

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vipFoodie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely!

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vipBarb
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot with ocean breezes and the sound of the ocean from the outdoor tables . The indoor tables have a surprisingly fun vibe . The food is delicious and the menu has many choices .
The service was excellent - from the hostess to our waitress, Kelly , the bus people ( including Henry ) . Hands down the most friendly service team .
A gem on the Jersey Shore !

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vipfoodie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Wonderful staff. Thank you to liam for the outstanding service!

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 917 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.

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