Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

4.6
973 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

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vipFoodie07712
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place to eat and have some tasty cocktails. A little pricey for the food. With that said, it hasn’t stopped me from going back. I’m a fan!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and we enjoyed the atmosphere very much

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Lois
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it - food was delicious, service very good. We had the Thanksgiving Turkey dinner and were pleased, especially with the brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes.
We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful, fresh, plentiful and wonderful service, ambiance was pleasant with live entertainment. We will back!!

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vipMaryP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Bareli’s! The pumpkin pie martini was amazing and more food than one could ask for the Thanksgiving platter.

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vipTammy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding. Zucchini Flowers in November? Now that's amazing and they were absolutely delicious. We hadn't been there in a while so it was nice to see Liam again. Plus we were do delighted to have Trish as our waitress. We knew her from the original Mahogany Grill. She has always and still provides impeccable service. Can't wait to go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary.

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traceyc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, great place for a night out and great food!

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vipElaynaB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 3rd time at Bareli's. Best dinner yet. Service and food was great!

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SusanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious owners. Great vibes, exceptional food, large portions.

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vipVictorG
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great local choice for lunch or dinner! Thx!

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vipJosephL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and top notch service. Fun entertaining singer also!

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Edward
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first visit to this restaurant and my wife and I had an excellent experience. The halibut I had was probably one of the best I ever had and the veal picatta my wife had was very, very tender and delicious.
We went with another couple and they were very happy with everything. We will definitely be back.

Edward

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vipChelseaD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best ambience, service, food and drinks!!

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viplove2eatout
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. My husband had one of the specials - the pork chop Parmesan with pasta. The portion was huge and very tasty. I loved my salmon dish also. Our waiter was friendly and very attentive.

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Amamlkjk
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. A little too noisy. Could not talk to other couple had to yell

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vipritag
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

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Temp
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Great place great service.. food none better.. fresh, hot and spiced to perfection.

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nouveauyorker
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The baked sambuca oysters remain amazing. The salmon with horseradish was excellent. the dining atmosphere on the sunporch is intimate and friendly --we had two birthday celebrations around us!

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TAAR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. The views were perfect and the food and service were outstanding.

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JoeC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Very noisy. Meal was over 2 1/2 hours long and just average. Not worth the time and money!

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JimKathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every aspect of the night. The singer was fun. The food was fabulous & they did a nice job fir my wife’s birthday. We will definitely go back again.

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vipKathydin
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Susie. Food was outstanding. Great atmosphere with live music. Liam is an awesome host and ensures everyone receives white glove treatment. Highly recommend.

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vippeters7
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time, what a nice surprise. We are always looking for new places to dine. We definitely be coming back. Food and service were very good.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just looking to get dinner before leaving Spring Lake and had heard good things about Bareli's. Place was packed but staff was friendly and competent. Live music was great and not so loud that we could not have a normal conversation. Food was excellent and served timely. Best restaurant experience in a long time and we go out to eat often. Highly recommend!

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WBS3rd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Way too noisy… could not have a conversation. Get a table on the enclosed porch if you want to enjoy the evening. Wait staff a bit too “attentive” and unseasoned. Began clearing table while some of us were still eating.

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foodtraveler
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was our first visit and I think we got the worst table in the restaurant between the kitchen and the entertainer. So loud that at times we couldn’t hear each other across the table. The food was good, not great though I enjoyed my tuna. Service was also uneven. We had to get up and pour our own wine since we rarely saw our server. This is an expensive place. I think they can do a lot better. We might try it again on a different night.

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RyanMcC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Across street from beach. Very nice place. Will return.

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Teachmsa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the birthday cake -- delicious! The service was sweet and attentive. The food was good - we had sandwiches. The drinks were delicious! The porch is nice, but many flies. If there are screens, maybe it is a good idea to use them? Overall, we would recommend returning. Nice outing!

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MariaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner with nice views of the ocean. The "outdoor" porch seating is covered and has windows that can open or close depending on the weather. My husband and I shared an appetizer special and the "angry lobster" pasta dish. Both were excellent and it was large enough portions for the two of us to share. The service was friendly and efficient. Overall a great place for a special occasion.

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vipHomecooking
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Nice window seat with view of beach. Food outstanding- loved the meatballs ricotta appetizer and pork chop parmigiana special. We will be back!

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googy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I have been enjoying everything about this place! This time we brought our adult kids who loves as well. Aside from the amazing food-chicken that melts in your mouth & awesome service, Frank Sinatra will entertain you as well! Fun. Owner is super attentative to what’s happening in his place & makes sure everything is running perfect. Tastey espresso martinis & a sparkler on your dessert if it’s someone’s birthday. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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vipJamie
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend away with sisters and mom. Had a wonderful dinner! Food and service were excellent, great atmosphere, dim lighting and a fantastic singer. Great cocktails as well. This place is a find!

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vipMegan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Normally much better , I hope it was just an off night. They were super busy and the waiter tried very hard but appeared overwhelmed and under staffed. I will give this place another chance because I have had wonderful meals here.

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vipJeanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner - excellent salads . The chicken bareli dish is particularly tasty.
My cocktail was well prepared and the wine selection quite good.
The staff was very welcoming and professional.
Probably the only note I would make is that the restaurant was partially full, so pressure on the kitchen and staff was manageable.

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googy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Everything from food quality to service & atmosphere-always exceptional!

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Jmcarr
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I made a return visit to Bareli’s since our last two experiences were so positive and reviews continue to be great. We once again shared the Tri Color Salad and it did not disappoint (sooo good!). For our entree, we both ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana over linguine with garlic and oil…FABULOUS!! You know the food is good when you just can’t stop eating it even when you’re full…
I also want to give a shout out to our waitress (Tracy)…she is awesome! Thank you Bareli’s for another excellent meal! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

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vipBillibean
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent service very good

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NANCYD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now, this was an epicurean delight! At first sight, walking up to this magnificent hotel, was nothing less than charming. The lovely outdoor porch was where we dined and so glad we did. The porch was sparkling with white tablecloths and napkins and crystal clear water glasses. The servers were impeccable, Renee was one of them.
Wonderful service. I had gazpacho soup that was fantastic. It wasn't even on the menu but they let me order it anyway. We were there for lunch but I saw that this soup was on the dinner menu. It was so good that I took some home. The filet mignon sandwich was so tender, juicy and tasty. I can't wait to go back.
It may seem a little pricey but it was worth every penny. I highly recommend this restaurant. The added bonus is the beach is right across the street

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vipCindy
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was excellent. the food and service were excellent as well!

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 973 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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