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About Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake
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 chef combines his culinary flair with award winning traditional and innovative creations, using only the finest ingredients from throughout 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!
**BYOB until May 1, 2018**
Forgot your wine/beer? No problem! Ask your server to call one of local liquor stores, and we will have them deliver to you in no time!
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Hours of Operation:
Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
$31 to $50
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BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake Ratings and Reviews
We very much enjoyed the wonderful service and excellent food in the cozy setting of the front porch room. The lasagna was very interesting-not typically prepared. Also the calamari was one of the best we ever had. Creme brûlée was fabulous-we’ll be back soon!
Talk about an A+ restaurant, this is it! Located on Ocean Ave in the old Spring Lake Hotel, the Grand Victorian, the atmosphere here is fabulous.
The hotel is beautifully decorated for the holidays & although it was dark so the ocean wasn't visible, you can still feel the salt in the air. That being said, I think December is the perfect time to come here. The crowds are gone, holiday lights abound & it's quite peaceful.
Four of us ate on the enclosed porch outside with a great view through the glass enclosure. We were able to carry on a conversation & actually hear each other.
Our waiter, Mike was top notch. We wanted for nothing, including him offering me his glasses as I had forgotten mine!
The meal began with a basket of fresh, warm bread. For an appetizer I decided on the baked oysters Sambuca that were just magnificent. Next the Penne ala grappa which was a vodka sauce with spinach. For dessert I had a Nutella mousse that was decadent & delicious. I was in food heaven!
This time of year the restaurant is BYOB which is a big plus. Let's face it, Spring Lake is a money town & when they sell liquor, you will pay a steep price for it. Same for the food. Lucky for us they had a price fix menu all day Wed & Thurs (again, this time of year) & for $33 three out of four had a 3 course meal. I might add my husband got the pork chop & described it as a Flintstone pork chop. It was about 3" thick & as big as my hand. I have seriously never seen one that large & he LOVED it! Of course I tasted it as well & it was cooked to perfection.
Mike was a pleasure & we all had a wonderful time. I will definitely be back, but for sure, NOT during the summer months!
Now that it’s off season, we figured it’s a good time to try Bareli’s. The service was great, the restaurant is attractive, but the food was a bit disappointing. It’s fine, just doesn’t blow you away. Most restaurants are average, this one included. There are a lot of better places & a lot of worse ones too.
The front room is the draw here. The noise level in the rest of the restaurant not good. We were seated right in front of the musicians and when asked immediately to be moved out in direct line w kitchen. Our server was very attentive but the other 3 wait staff were overkill. Could not complete a sentence without an interuption by staff. Well-meaning but annoying.
The website says wheelchair accessible and it IS NOT. The food and service was excellent, but I did not enjoy myself as I had to get out of the wheelchair and get up one step and the bathroom did not have a grab bar and the wheelchair barely fit. Please do not advertise wheelchair accessible.
Made reservation for my wife's birthday last weekend. Came as a referral from a close friend. I called to alert them it was my wife birthday. Left a message and they promptly called me back asking for table preference / location - inside or outside. We decided on inside. Only minor complaint was it was chilly inside. Felt like air was on when it didn't need to be. Saw others with sweaters and long sleeves on so maybe it's also a bit on cold side.
Orher than that everything was great - calamari app was delicious as was eggplant and entrees were all solid as well. Nice candle for wife in her desert to top it all off. Would def recommend if anyone was on area. Will plan a return during the summer to sit outside and enjoy the views
Barelli's is still the best kept secret at the Jersey shore. It is so hard to find excellent Italian food down the shore but Bareli's hits the mark! And, it is open year round . Now that the summer is over, it is the perfect time to enjoy it. Not crowded but still great!
New owner investment can be seen and felt. Local elegance with menu nicely developed. And liquor license is great addition to this location. Service is excellent - staff truly cares. We selected the Sunday Italian dinner which was very good. Highly recommend if you like classy dining experience.
Made a last minute 6:30 reservation on a Saturday night and while a table was ready - it was not a preferred one being small and next to a large table of 8. Maria (the hostess) asked if we would wait in the bar area (they only have a seasonal license which expires November 2017). We had one drink and while a table was not ready within 15 minutes - Maria came over to assure us she was working on it and promptly bought us two additional drinks while waiting. Five minutes later a very nice table was secured. Waiter Jack very accommodating and helpful. Be sure to try the oyster appetizer - to die for ! Food well prepared and professionally served.
All in all a very nice experience. The staff is very cordial and Maria seems to know all the patrons (hopefully ours now too). Nice touch!!
While we have never dined at Barelli's in Secaucus, we will be frequent patrons of Barelli's by the Sea
Typically I wait until I’ve dined someplace at least three times and occasionally more before I’ll sit down and take the time to write a review but after only two meals at Barelli’s I feel compelled to put this out there.
First off it is a lovely location, located in a hotel in picturesque Spring Lake and on the other side of the street it sits on is the ocean, just beautiful!
Secondly on both occasions, once for dinner and more recently for lunch I had mixed food experiences, a linguini with clam sauce that had a fishy taste to it due to what I believe were old clams (remember this place is ON the ocean) and a perfectly prepared soft shell crab dish was one example of both how good and how bad it can be. Two areas I have found to be consistent consistent is great service and high prices. Which leads me to the reason I will never go back there, over dinner we drank wine, good wine list with a good selection of wines that included some good values but over lunch I was shocked to get our bill and be charged $5 for a glass of ice tea and $5 for a Diet Coke , yes read it again it is true, totally gratuitous! Being someone who has traveled the world and one more than one occasion spent over a thousand dollars on dinner for two, sticker shock is not something that that rattled me but FIVE DOLLARS for a glass of ice tea is unacceptable. Had the food all been fantastic I’d still be hard pressed to return but given the fact there are any number of places in the area to get MUCH better food at more reasonable prices that DO NOT PRICE GOUGE. Tell me it costs them more than .25 cents to produce the ice tea or the Diet Coke. When I questioned my server about it I felt sorry for her because clearly this has been brought to the attention of her as well as management on MANY occasions and typically the server bears the brunt of it when patrons tip. She indicated management just doesn’t care!
DO NOT go here and overpay for hit or miss food and WAY overpriced products.
Service was incredible . Very one from the start made every effort to make us comfortable . Owner (I think was owner) introduced himself.
Food was perfection. Limited menu which meant items were all cooked perfectly.
If I had any hesitation maybe Caesar Salad over dressed but still great. Bread at table perfection and so were wines and drinks.
We had four different dinner. I had special Lamb Chops so good , one had porky chop, one pasta and one clams and pasta . Not one person left anything on their plate. We will be back often.
Thank you for a lovely evening and dinner.
This place was changed over from the Black Trumpet and it is a wonderful dining experience. Seating is great anywhere, more room in the back. We had two great appetizers and the fish was really well prepared. Mike was our waiter and he had great advice on wine pairings. There were many specials available. Top notch restaurant!
Sat outside and was told the nicer view tables were reserved though it was 5pm and we had asked for a good view of the icean when we made our reservation. They ended up giving us the better table afterall. Food was mediocre but thr ambience good and ocean view worth it.
Decently prepared but somewhat standard fare. Service a bit unprofessional. Inside seating can be very crowded. Pricing was fair. Two big complaints. (1) The list of daily specials was twice the length of the printed menu. Why bother with a menu? Of course, no prices given with the obligatory recitation of ingredients and technique by the wait staff. (2) $25 corkage fee. Unfortunately, some on line writings stated this was a BYO. Of course we BYO'd. Thought it unusual that they had a bar and BYO, but we acted on what we read. The waiter and hostess did not bring the matter to our attention, opened our wine and (surprise!) there's the fee on the bill at the end of the evening. That certainly put a damper on things. We would gladly have put the wine aside and ordered from the bar had the waiter only mentioned it upfront.
Most of the food was good but do not order the Gnocchi Bolognese! My BF is 100% Italian and BORN in Italy and I'm 75% Italian. He was very unhappy with that meal since we make bolognese sauce and have had it out in many restaurants and never has it looked or tasted like what he got. His words: "It looks like dog food"! It was awful! He should have sent it back!
The tables are on top of each other I was bumping elbows with the person next to me. However the food was delicious and our server Jack was an A+ but I don't think we will going back I was very uncomfortable all through dinner with the table next to us being so close it was very awkward.
Our evening was a great experience at this new Spring Lake spot ! ..Exceptional food by Chef Rob Welch..Sambua oysters and soft shell crabs a must! Finished the evening on the porch with live music, after dinner drinks and delicious dessert (pistachio gelato)! Attention to service and detail were provided by the staff... especially Liam and Maria! We so look forward to another beautiful evening at Bareli's By the Sea!
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