Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

4.8
557 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.

Lunch is closed until further notice. Dinner is served from 3:30-9:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday. 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 557 people are saying
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vipKorinneP
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have become big fans of Bareli’s by the Sea. Saturday night specials were fantastic. Live music. Spaced out tables. Service was fun. Nice spot for spring lake to have and they have a liquor license right now.

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vipNEWZGUY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and service as always
Love the young Sinatra singer

Bee see back again soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food & ambiance for a great date night!!

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AmyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop Parmigiano special was delicious. It was a giant portion. It came with penne in vodka sauce which also was delicious. There was live music in the next room, very entertaining. I would go back again and stay longer for the music.

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vipvirginiab
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food service and atmosphere make this restaurant one of our favorites!

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JenniferM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible . We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.. our drinks.. and the music! Highly recommend !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Friday night!!! Besides the staff being amazing, the food was delicious! There was also live music, a singer that had a wonderful voice!

JA
vipJoannaA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Bareli’s By the Sea. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter Daniel was attentive, knowledgeable, and did not rush us at all. This was our second time dining there and we will definitely be back!

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vipDonT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam and the crew always do a great job. They make you feel safe, service is outstanding and the food never disappoints.

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Frank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good. Very expensive, though. Portions could have been a little bigger, but for such a nice place and great ambiance it was very good. Drinks were heavy as well, just the way they should be when they are $15 each lol.

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vipLaurenF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food and great service! Will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal for in-law’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We came out of state and it was truly everything we expected the Valentine’s Day dinner was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our first night here in spring lake! So much fun the pork chop touched my soul. Would recommend; a little pricey tho so be prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant, period. Order chicken bareli's and thank me later.

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DRCG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Food and actually had a live singer (who was remarkable).

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vipAlbert
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the Covid barriers have been made part of the decor...they did a great job with that...doesn’t feel like you’re in a covid world, but if you are looking to feel safe you certainly are

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vipElliotL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The shrimp oregenata was terrific

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MichaelG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome entertainment paired with great food and service!

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SandyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior and amazing food. Staff was kind and helpful. Their outdoor dining is like a closed in porch. Heated and safe if you prefer to be away from the main dining room area.

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LorraineZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and amazing food in a great setting! Highly recommend!

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vipJohn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service on wine selection- Great offering at a great value

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vipTonyA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers- calamari was very average and meatballs were OK. The issue was that it was over an hour after we sat that we received them. That did make for a bunch of drinks(and an enormous bill) but the place is energetic and we were with good company so it wasn’t horrible. Entrees were very good, once again had to wait for them for a while, but the manager gave us a free drink to appease the hunger pains. Spicy clams were very good, and I tasted my wife’s Shrimp which was very good as well. Desert was very good too. The server was excellent and very nice, but the slow food roll out likely bothered her too. I would give this another shot, in case this was an off night for the kitchen.

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vipready2dine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Barelli’s Secaucus for so many years when living in Middlesex County. Now living in Belmar, we are so thrilled to have you so close!

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vipcapnkrunch
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The pork chop is one of the best things I have ever eaten. Service is impeccable.

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vipEatoutoften
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We tried Bareli’s on a last minute decision to head out to dinner. Atmosphere was very good as we landed a table within the enclosed porch that was more than adequately heated...and it was in the 20’ outside.

Service was very good accept for the salad and oysters arriving simultaneously. The staff did not rush us beyond that point and were quite attentive. Pleasantly surprised that Bareli’s had a liquor license! The wine list very good, limited, and a bit pricey.

Food was outstanding as both my wife and I ordered seafood. My scallops and my wife’s salmon was done to perfection. The mushroom risotto with truffles was outstanding as well. We roped off dinner with cappuccino gelato that was incredibly rich and creamy.

We enjoyed dinner so much we made reservations for the following weekend.

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chrisjarahianSothebys
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and Management are always welcoming and on point with safety measures. The food was delicious with a beautiful atmosphere.

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KarenV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date night/Birthday dinner. Service was great!!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints, the food is delicious and the service is great. Now they have screens in between tables

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vipDianeM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food.

JB
vipJonathanB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great fine Italian dinning spot. Plenty of space in the winter and the staff is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location !! Wonderful ambiance . The food was the best , I had the veal saltimbocca , it’s one of my favorites. Best ever at Bareli’s by the sea

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vipJG1227
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about Bareli’s!

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Brittany
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Bareli's for our anniversary dinner this past Friday night and had a wonderful experience. At the time I made the reservation I had requested a table in a corner or near a window for some privacy so we weren't floating in the middle of a room, and they gave us a very cozy corner seat which we were thrilled with. Everyone from the hostess to the bartender to our waitress and bus boy were extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious (highly recommend the crab stuffed ravioli in vodka sauce). The drinks were great as well. They had apparently made note somewhere that it was our anniversary and brought out each of our desserts with a very elaborate sparkler in it! We got a kick out of it and the fanfare, while not necessary, was totally appreciated! Last but not least, we felt very safe dining here. We have been very cautious throughout the pandemic and haven't been going out to dinner often. They had beautiful large glass panel dividers between almost every table which gave guests a feeling of added safety without being obtrusive AT ALL! They actually looked really nice. Highly recommend.

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vipVictorG
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very solid local experience. The Arancini Bolognese appetizer special was outstanding and the highlight of our meal. We’ll be back again.

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KelliOKeefe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed all of our experiences to date! Service is excellent, food excellent and we love being across from the beautiful ocean!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience with good food and good service!

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vipNEWZGUY
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal
Great service
See you soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We waited all year to have the best meal of the horrible 2020. The food was terrific. I’m glad we came. Horseradish Salmon was wonderful and the Scampi Oreganata was an excellent version. I’m glad we took the table!

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KathyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and the service was exceptional!! Jack our waiter was the BEST!!

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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 4.8 stars by 557 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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