Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

4.6
804 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 804 people are saying
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful classy Restaurant! Extremely Delicious food ! Amazing service !
This place is a treasure!

JD
JamesD
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Great location on the ocean in Spring Lake. Had given up on this place under the old management, but heard there were new owners, so decided to try again. Food good. Prices laughable. $63 for lobster. $22/glass for Sancerre (even for pinot grigio). Servers pleasant and well intended, but clearly had little or no training. Served/cleared from one spot, reaching across diners. Had no idea of who ordered what when the food arrived. Took utensils on plates after first course, but never replaced them. We had to ask. Placed check directly into my wife's hands, which were resting on the table.

If they want to charge like a white tablecloth, fine dining restaurant, they need to bring in someone who understands fine dining service.

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vipChelsea1334
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch with indoor and outdoor dining. We ate outdoors and enjoyed the views of the ocean, however the inside dining room is very pretty also.I enjoyed my grilled salmon and salad and loved the chocolate cake for dessert.

CJ
vipCJDT
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved our dinner at Bareli’s- the only thing we didn’t like was the wait… more than 30 minutes, despite having a reservation! The staff was very apologetic, however they have a 90 minute limit on tables & should enforce it or spread out the reservations. Food was outstanding! Service once we were seated was great. Quite expensive, which is expected, but it would have been nice to have been comped a drink to make up for our wait.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Even though there was a one and a half hour limit for a party of two, we waited quite a long time for our entrees. Would not go back!

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vipOrlando
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating dinner at Bareli's By the Sea, but it won't be the last. The table service by Dan and his helpers was EXCELLENT. They have a full bar with a limited but livable wine selection. Dan dealt with food allergies and substitutions like a professional, without comment or hesitation. Everyone in our party commented about how happy they were with the calamari appetizer and with their entrees. Try their delicious Tiramisu. It is better than anywhere else. OVERALL it was very enjoyable. We will definitely be back!

MM
vipMikeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly, our waitress was fantastic

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KathleenS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special evening. I brought my 96 yr old Mother.
She said that the lobster ravioli was delicious but had a little to much disuse.
My salmon was absolutely delicious.
The service was super.
The staff was friendly and professional.

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vipdebbie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious!!!!

JS
vipJackS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Good atmosphere. Loved the entertainment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was wonderful! Food was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bareli’s is one of my favorite restaurants down the shore! Their baked clams are to die for, so is the shrimp orreganata and the chicken francese. Awesome cocktails too! The patio is great with an ocean view, and the inside is energetic with occasional live music. also, very friendly staff!!

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Irish
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was good but our table was not ready at the reservation time. They took our number and never called. Then they put us up against where the waiters had their water bucket, table, etc. waiter was good. His name was Jack.

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stevenb
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Our go to for lunch whenever we go to Spring Lake.

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Marip
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We expected service to be slow but 1 hr and 30 minutes to receive our lunch was a bit too long. The waiter was pleasant but not attentive. The food was okay but nothing to brag about. Very disappointed in this restaurant.

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vipMacmish
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent . Beautiful location . A little pricey but wonderful .

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Localeater321
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The food was superbly prepared. The staff was incredibly professional and friendly. Our waiter was charming. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding! Food was very good as well. My only issue was the noise level. There seemed to be a large party happening at the same time so that was likely a factor.

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vipEugeneW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good however the wait time for the main course was very long. Other than that, it was a nice experience and i will return again in the fall.

MC
vipMicahelC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just not as good as the first time that we went. Will not be going back.

TM
TinaM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Meatballs are amazing! The veal Marsala is mouth watering. Overall a great place to eat.

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Rand
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere by the beach. Excellent service. The food was great. A very nice evening.

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Ingrid201
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this restaurant. Location was great. Food and service was wonderful.

CP
ChiekoP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I has a nice vibe. Close to the ocean and views are nice. Services are great. Dishes are pretty good. I'll come back again.

PC
vipPatC
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was superb!

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vipGrace
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner. Tuna tartare, clams and bursts to start all superb. Two of us ordered the chicken barely and it was delicious. I would definitely return. Great vacation dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best meals we’ve had in ages. My husband and I shared the angry lobster. It was huge and incredible! This is a must if you are visiting the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and food were excellent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was inedible for most of the party of 6. My dogs liked it though

Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake
Responded on July 23, 2021

thank you for being an adult. Please do not come back!!!!

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Michaelo
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork chop parmigiana is one of the best dinners I’ve ever had.

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RonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the ambiance by the sea was calming and inspiring.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

SK
StephanieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal! I had the wild oreganato shrimp which were very tasty, with just the right amount of seasoning. Delicious! My husband had the double cut porkchops which were done medium and he's still talking about how perfect they tasted. Our server Lauren was very pleasant and attentive and checked back to see if we needed anything a few times. Wonderful place to go for a great relaxing meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great albeit expensive, nice choice of dishes and very well prepared. There was live music and overall atmosphere a bit loud, but we could still talk and hear each other.

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bobby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, service and location. Good menu selection with plenty of specials. We will be going back often.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around. Festive mood . Seer wait staff. Delicious food .

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pork chop was super delish! Crab salad & oysters fresh and so tasty! Would definitely recommend 👍

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vipSalty
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is always exceptional. Bar service on this day was extremely slow. Noise level in back corner was intolerable. Some fabric curtains or ceiling panels should be invested in to absorb the sound.

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 804 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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