Belmar Kitchen by David Burke

4.6
52 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Belmar Kitchen by David Burke is a rustic tavern with nods to American and Italian cuisines using local jersey shore ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 52 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlex
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. David Burke never disappoints

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vipSalA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply amazing

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vipKimberly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Drinks not so much. Super loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable waiter was attentive and Ryan McMenamin was following up on every table

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great to see something this good coming to Belmar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Made a second visit to this new Belmar and met the Chef/owner David Burke. Told him I was glad he opened in Belmar as it is an easier schlep than up to Rumson. The food is creative and well prepared. The same can be said for the drinks. Overall, it is a welcome addition to the Southern Monmouth dining scene.

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vipNancyDrew
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The actual food is very good. That is not the problem. The problem is you sit for 45 minutes with nothing but water. You have already made a reservation. The wine by the glass since bottles are very overpriced and I don’t drink a whole bottle. is of poor quality and selection. David Burke is a master chef he needs to improve this wine list desperately. even the waiter couldn’t vouch for the Chardonnay or cabernets both of which I tried both of which were terrible. They rely on the ale house next-door which is good but I don’t like beer or a cocktail that does not go with a real dinner.
After receiving a flat bread 45 minutes later and tuna a sticky rice an hour and 20 minutes later you have already consumed more alcohol than you want which frankly at that point should be comped. The two it was delicious the sticky rice was literally 2 tablespoons for a thimbleful what are they thinking are they out for the night and scraping it out of the pot. come on guys I will not come back till I hear the service is better this is a continual problem and if you don’t have enough people in the kitchen start paying them better I don’t expect to spend this kind of money and be treated as though I’m at a hotdog stand. Ps. Our waiter was very Good but hassles and also operating as the bartender. They have a policy against carbon because their service is so poor? It does raise the question

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BrianF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent addition to Belmar! Great food and excellent service. A bit pricey but nothing crazy. Perfect for date night or a family dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal from another David Burke establishment...one critique...it should be told that the brewery is seperate from the restaurant, meaning no flights, and only 6 beers to choose from.

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vipChisportsgirl
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was decent .. we had the tuna special and the skirt steak . Appetizers were good but a bit pricey for what you get.
The octopus salad was excellent ! Our waiter was not great. We were dining with friends we had not seen in months and he was more concerned about the two hour time limit which I could understand but there were many open tables and no one waiting, we were so frustrated with him we left to have drinks across the street instead of having them there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!

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vipBarb
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a hip renovated space .
The local brews were very tasty too !

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doglovers
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummmm
We highly recommend Belmar Kitchen. The meat and cheese board was delicious especially the fig jam. The restaurant was a real surprise, and didn’t know it existed- thanks to open table. Definitely will dining here often.
I wish they had more than 3 specially mixed drinks to choose from though

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vipDonnaA
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! We had lobster dumplings, short rib pizza, bacon in a clothesline and this incredibly delicious apple pie empanadas/donuts! Experience was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Looking for something new, discovered the Belmar Kitchen. Was attracted by the fact that this is David Burke’s foray in the Belmar restaurant scene. This second floor venue overlooks Main Street. With a large bar, it offered a wide variety of wines, beers, and interesting cocktails. The food ranges from burgers and fries through creative pizzas through full entries. All is excellently prepared. The staff was solicitous. Recognize being a celebrity chef restaurant, portions tend to be smaller and prices tend to be higher. Over all a welcome addition to the Belmar restaurant scene.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipTonyA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good, service was very slow.

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Rikster
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Service has some kinks to be worked out. The steak frites was great with an upgrade to hipster fries. The meat and cheese platter was a great start and the ice cream sandwich was a simple yet delicious dessert. The old fashioned was the perfect cocktail.

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vipCharlesD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great new addition to Belmar. Service was very friendly and food was excellent, especially the clothesline bacon. David Burke has a hit here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Second time here. Great environment and a very good menu. Service started out great but fizzled out. We sat w our dinner plates for

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Shotsy
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Had the Bison Ragu Pappedelle......the fettuccini came out in a ball.... sat too long in the kitchen..... sauce wasn’t tasty......my wife had Pork Belly and it was lights out...... Couple next to use has Salmon and Tuna looked good....
I would give it another try

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vipnjfoodie
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Vince was great - and it was only his second day - management came bye to check on us a couple of times - which was great - the appetizers are fantastic- try the lobster apple

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RebeccaS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excited to try this restaurant and it lived up to my expectations. We had the halibut, tuna and tuna special. All excellent! The watermelon salad was awesome and the profiteroles were good too. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in cool space!

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MichaelL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and desserts. Service was great as well

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vipNancyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pizzas were delicious esp short rib pizza, Flatbread was tasty. Drinks were good. Great service and ambiance.

Only disappointment was the clothesline bacon, was too fatty

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vipMe22
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

You would figure if someone went out of their way to put in a brick oven, they would be able to make a decent pizza. In this case you would be wrong. The pizza stunk, but the apps and drinks made from local booze were good. So was the wild boar parpadelle. Will give it another shot, but was majorly disappointed by the pizza.

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vipBarbaraM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

not many healthy choices on the menu; very small wine glasses and drinks as well

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vipWilliamJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Nice decor and vibe.

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JudithH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the first people to be allowed to sit at the bar with the COVID restriction being lifted that day. Eric was taking care of us and he was wonderful! The whole night was great: the food, the service and the atmosphere. I am definitely coming back and bringing friends next time. Enjoy!

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vipMimbla
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A welcome addition to the Belmar dining scene, featuring stellar food from David Burke. Located above the Beach Haus Brewery, next to its tavern, this unpretentious, casual, eatery features what I can only best describe upscale bar food. from start to finish, the food we ordered was outstanding. The Flatbread was deceptively simple in its menu description, but fresh and flavorful with each bite. It was the perfect compliment to the lobster dumplings which were outstanding, and gently bathed in an equally wonderful sauce. The short rib pizza was a stellar variation on a Jersey staple. A crisp crust, and short ribs which were tasty, without overwhelming the other ingredients. Chocolate chip dessert was heavenly. Our beers were cold and crisp. Service was impeccable. I visited on Thursday night in early May, just two weeks or so after their opening. Rest assured, this will justifiably become a "go to" place in Belmar.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service, and music here!

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CarolynI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Lamb Chops and the Perch. both were very good.

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vipSeanL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We would recommend this restaurant. Food was really good. Loved the appetizers and dessert. My sons has the bison ragu pappardelle and said it was fantastic. Service was quick and friendly. Only problem is parking

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vipannxxxxxxx
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a few issues but all taken care of; will definitely go back. interesting menu.

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JamesC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The drink menu is lacking and over priced. We were charged $17 for a spicy margarita - was basically a margarita with a jalapeno slice - and the drink wasn't even filled to the top!
The room is very noisy. The lobster dumplings were great as were the Wood-Fired Heirloom Carrots & Brussels Sprouts. Compliments. Exceptional.
The main dish - Branzino was good, not excellent. However the Spicy Oven Roasted Prawns - were a disaster. Virtually no flavor - no spice - actually was served barely luke warm. The "blistered tomato" - was nothing more than 2 cold large cherry tomatos cut in half. The shrimp dish was a waste of money. If you like David Burke, as we do, I highly recommend his restaurant in Sea Bright. Better atmosphere, better drink menu and better overall food and dining experience.

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CamileR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately they have a lot of kinks to work out. Service was very slow and not very attentive. Food was ok not up to a level expected from David Burke. Have eaten in many of his restaurants/ pop ups. The watermelon in the watermelon salad was frozen, lamb chops not seasoned well and lacked flavor. Will give in another try but will wait awhile before we go.

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JimW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice. Good food, service & ambiance. Definitely will go back!

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LuAnnNJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taste, service, quality, comfort and unique menu!! Great bar service too. Loved it all! It was a bit noisy. But will definately go back. I’ve already made future reservations.

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FoodiefromNJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really nice experience and the food was amazing!

FAQs

Belmar Kitchen by David Burke offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 202-7783.

Belmar Kitchen by David Burke is rated 4.6 stars by 52 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.