Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

4.6
944 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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vipRyanMcC
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Teachmsa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
39 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
34 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipdebbiet
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. What not to like when your view is the the ocean in such a pretty place as Spring Lake!!!

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vipDomenickL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another excellent dining experience at Bareli's in Spring Lake!! Party of 4 celebrating life!! We enjoyed Oysters Sambuca, Fig and Pear Crostini for appetizers. For dinner, Shrimp Oreganata, Pasta Carbonara, Salmon and Spicy Clams Linguini!! This was the first time we sat in the back room, very loud. We did enjoy some very nice music sung by a very talented young singer!! This is an excellent restaurant for special occasions or for just enjoying life!! Make a reservation and go and enjoy.

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vipDeb3
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! We loved it.
Service was ok, there was a party starting, so I think all servers were helping with that.

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vipSBG900
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spur of the moment search for a restaurant open Monday evening in or near Spring Lake and Bareli's by the Sea popped up. So my friend and I (looking a bit disheveled and really not dressed appropriately) showed up and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Staff was friendly and professional and food very tasty! Oysters Sambuca and Lobster Ravioli with chunks of lobster in the very good sauce. We sat on the screened porch and enjoyed the remains of the day!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! Such great staff, and was welcomed by such great Hostess Anastasia. I had the Chicken Bareli’s and the Pistachio Cheesecake. And they were both delicious!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was WONDERFUL! Food was delicious. Could have had more windows open for outdoor dining. Also vacuum was run right next to us while we were eating. Found that odd and annoying. Most of the tables around us remarked about that.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was lunchtime. The person I went with asked for a dinner meal, the waitress asked the chef and he agreed. The lobster raviolis were tough. The waitress asked if she wanted another one. She said no.
I can say that the oysters were fabulous as usual.

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steve
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We were seated on time. Our waiter took our order and he never came to our table in the 2 hours were there. I had to ask another waiter for our check.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Susan was terrific. Food was awesome

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DrJayS1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam the owner is very attentive and the food is great

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vipVictorG
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy night, but service was solid and our dishes were great. A reliable local favorite.

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vipMarleen
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was exceptional; sat on the sun porch which was lovely. The food was excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and when the waitress found out she brought out our dessert with a sparkler! It was so special. Great anniversary celebration!

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CindyH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great friendly staff and delicious food. Sat for 3 hours. Never rushed

One of my new favorite places

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vipGrobe
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipFlash
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
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 on September 20, 2021
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
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
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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Brickgurl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ElainaM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The angry lobster and squid ink pasta was delicious!!

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JordanR
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service and you can’t beat the location!

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marjories
New York Area
13 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.

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 944 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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