Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake
Our chef combines his culinary flair with award winning traditional and innovative creations, using only the finest ingredients from around the world. Our extensive wine list paired with our renowned dishes makes for a truly memorable evening. Our professional staff is happy to assist you with creating a menu to suit your taste and make your birthday, bridal or baby shower, special event, or corporate function one to remember!
**Reservations Strongly Suggested. Outside Seating Not Guaranteed.
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
Great night at Bareli’s. Very busy but the staff handled everything well. Different crowd there tonight vs during the week and off-season. Would recommend going there not on weekends. Food is great and very consistent. Overall, an excellent dining experience !
Very enjoyable dinner! Location cannot be beat, food excellent, & our waiter was most attentive. I have been here before and my only negatives are the alcoholic beverages are quite pricey, & the chairs are uncomfortable.
My cousin and I had lunch on the porch, which provided us gorgeous views of the ocean. The service was fantastic, we were not rushed and our server provided some wonderful recommendations from the menu. I had the watermelon salad and a lobster roll, both of which were delish! My cousin enjoyed the crab cake appetizer and chicken Milanese. If you are thinking about trying this restaurant I would highly recommend it for any occasion.
Service was slow but food was good. Noise level was extreme to the point where it made for an uncomfortable and not pleasant dining experience. Maybe outside would be better.
Really delicious food consistently we thoroughly enjoyed every single thing we tried. The service is great friendly attentive wait staff.
Beautiful location. Sat outside which was really nice. But that’s where it stops. Service was awful. Took too long to get drinks. Forgot sides, then when they came they were cold and obviously nuked. Food was good but not worth the price.
Food was really great! Our server was very attentive and really made an enjoyable evening for us. We ate out on the porch on a beautiful sunny afternoon with the Atlantic ocean behind us. It was a great place to dine. I highly recommend it.
You can’t beat the location of sitting on a porch overlooking the ocean! The service was attentive, professional and friendly. The food , unfortunately, does not meet the quality and the choices offered in the previous restaurant in the same location. Brioche roll early on a Sunday afternoon was not fresh though the tuna salad was very good. Would have been better to have whole grain toast if the roll wasn’t fresh. Salad dressing was house vinaigrette with no other options.
We were down the shore and saw the restaurant on Yelp and decided to call. They called right back and were very accommodating. The servers were great and the food was delicious.
I found Bareli's to be a welcoming experience. Michael certainly went out of his way to be gracious and helpful, as did the others. The dinner was delicious! No one rushed us. As a matter of fact, I tried for quite a while to get my check and waited again for someone to take my payment. This was the only down spot in the experience because we had another commitment we needed to move on to.
Overall, we found Bareli's to be a lovely place with delicious food, and kind people. We will be back, and we will spread the news of what a nice place it is! Thank you.
The restaurant was ideally located near the ocean with outdoor seating. We were very pleased with our chicken parmesan.
Unfortunately our appetizer shrimp cocktail and main course were a disappointment.
The shrimp weren't properly cleaned. After letting our waitress know, she returned it to the kitchen and brought out a new shrimp cocktail and they still were not cleaned.
My wife ordered the crab cakes for her entree after confirming with the staff that they would not be spicy. Her crab cakes were peppery and she couldn't palette them. They made her a Fettuccine Alfredo to accommodate her.
I am pleased with how the staff handled the matter. They removed the shrimp cocktail and crap cakes from our check.
Barelli's is a great ocean view restaurant if you choose to sit on the deck. Great food, great servers, lively ambiance, good all the way 'round!
As usual we had an excellent meal
Awesome great night
Great Food! Laughed at another review that stated the place is LOUD. Well, they were correct. We found it very entertaining listening to other's conversation. Oh yeah, the food was outstanding. Service was just as good. Every employee was very friendly and always smiled. Worth the visit.
Birthday dinner with friend. Fantastic food and service!
Food excellent, good choices. Service was ok up until a desert was ordered, 25 minutes later it was presented. I rejected it and asked for the check. I do not know who was at fault, waitress or the kitchen staff. I think had the waitress approached us after 10 minutes to explain it would have been the better way to go and far better way of handling the issue. The restaurant was not at its capacity as there were several empty tables the entire time we were there. Very disappointing way to end the otherwise pleasant experience.
New owners. Three waiters for each table means bad service. “Who gets the linguine?” We were only two. No water for my husband. My sandwich came without the hard boiled egg. One of the waiters wanted me to take an egg home! Really not up to Spring Lake standards. Cannot understand locals putting up with this subpar place. It is the only restaurant directly on the beach and the porch was lovely for years.
This was our second visit to Bareli's. We enjoy sitting on the enclosed porch - but it is lovely inside too. The outdoor porch is very popular and has an ocean view. Good Italian basics plus some interesting twists as well.
I was disappointed that they did not acknowledge that it was a birthday celebration which I made clear via phone call after the reservation was made
The food was good but service was horrible. Our waiter was lovely, it’s not his fault. We waited 1 1/2 hours for appetizers, another hour for food. It may be they didn’t have enough kitchen staff. Our waiter looked like he was handling half the restaurant. The woman in charge was lovely. The only thing I could think of is not enough help in the kitchen.
Always good, especially if it's possible to dine on the porch with a great view of the ocean.
Fresh oysters, grilled octopus, soft shell crabs...all excellent. Tiramisu was just ok, but it was comped as it was our anniversary. Thank you! They didn't have the wine we ordered initially, but the recommended substitute was terrific. Restaurant was not crowded, but the service was slow and uneven. Seemed like a couple of the servers were really newbies, high school or college kids just starting summer jobs. Needed more training or better supervision. We've been to a number of restaurants at this location over many years. I think this is a good addition to the Spring Lake dining scene.
It was excellent and we will be back.
Dinner with a view!
I had soft shell crabs excellent and the desserts were marvelous cannoli
And pasticho icream in a chocolate shell with home made whipped cream
Nice night with great service and food.
Was a great surprise! Food was outstanding! Great variety! Staff was perfect!
Sunday night dinner out with a friend, went local. The burrata appetizer was excellent; Caesar salad was bland-not a typical Caesar dressing. We felt the dressing was too oily. Pasta Bolognase was very good as well as the Shrimp Oreganata which were large. The front side room provides a lovely view of the ocean. Enjoy a nice evening out at Bareli's by the Sea.
The whole staff was great actually but we loved our waiter Mike!!!
The food was phenomenal.
The General Manager was delightfull!! She gave us a warm welcome. We will be back with friends! The food was delicious!!
First time here. Loved the food and the service was very good despite the restaurant being crowded(Monday evening of Memorial Day weekend).
Ground floor of boutique hotel directly across from the ocean
We love this restaurant ... the food is great and the staff even better.... they make us feel so welcome....the Manager, Maria is especially welcoming.... and the new layout and decor is elegant...we will be back weekly this summer !
With views of the ocean and an outdoor deck, this restaurant will be a tuff reservation to get once the summer season commences. The ambience of the room can use some freshening and the food though good was not extraordinary. The attentive waitress and bartender who we provided a challenge for when she said they could make any drink deserve accolades for their work.
Loved this place! Service, food and atmosphere were all great! Delicious eggplant parm appetizer, salads, special Buccatini and Nutella mousse dessert!
Going back next weekend with another group!
The waiter was very knowledgeable. The food was great. We were not hurried and the view of the ocean was fantastic.
Excellent food with wonderful views of the ocean!
The food is exceptional. Everyone is very accommodating. Our new favorite restaurant. Sunday sauce is amazing.
Getaway weekend! First opportunity to stay in Spring Lake.
Bareli’s made the dining experience elegant, accommodating, and five star service and food! Michael was our waiter, he made us feel like family. He described the food and he spoke like a chef creating the dish!
Thank you for a wonderful first dining experience!