Charlie's of Bay Head

4.7
1456 reviews
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Contemporary American
Contemporary American cuisine in a casual elegant setting overlooking Twilight Lake. Full menu at the bar. Enjoy the lounge in front of our fireplace.
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JF
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Service was excellent. We dined at the bar - Rich the bartender was very helpful, knowledgeable and an terrific server!

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JJ
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

It is worth the hour and a half drive from Secaucus.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kayla was awesome! Everything about our experience was simply perfect!

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CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! The food was so delicious:)

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OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husbands. Birthday was a nice touch that Charlies gave my husband a hand written birthday card

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d
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great fresh food. Servers go the extra mile.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Service was perfect, well timed and attentive without being lingering by the table. Meal was perfectly prepared and delicious.
Could not ask for a better dining experience. We are frequent patrons at this restaurant and it is just as good this last meal as it was 2 years ago when they opened. To have maintained that level of excellence is a tribute to the management and the staff.
We plan on continuing to be a frequent flyer at this restaurant.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a very romantic dinner on third floor by the window . Both enjoyed the menu and wait staff after a busy Holiday season

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NT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abosolutey a great place. We have never had a bad experience and don’t tower ever will.

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j
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great always consistent just as cozy in the winter as it is in the summer

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Highly recommend the tuna, halibut or sea scallops! Cant go wrong either way!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food is good but overpriced and the staff is very pretentious. We had reservations but still had to wait over 40 minutes.

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food! Everyone at the table was in agreement! Looking forward to going back

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration. Entrees were prepared perfectly... Lobster Tails...Filet Mignon. Cocktails were perfect as well as desert... especially skillet chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and donuts with three different sauces. Waitress was extremely attentive and informative... extremely pleasant ! We will definitely return!

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KD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. I was very happy that gluten-free items were marked right on the menu. The ambience was perfect, not too noisy. The menu had a great variety- My husband likes comfort food like burgers and flat bread while I like fish entrees so it was perfect for us. Will be back. give it a try.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was perfect. Will be back!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great
Food wonderful
Christmas decoration spectacular
Only complaint -no coat check

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy going to Charlie’s but usually save it for a special occasion as it is a bit of a drive for us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, great service

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Charlie’s and it was great. Our server, Tiffany, was fantastic. Very attentive but not pushy like some other places just trying to turn tables. Food was fantastic!! Crab cake appetizer was to die for! Entrees were delicious..at first thought not enough food but at end of the night portions were perfect. Highly recommended and looking forward to coming back in the warmer months and sitting outside.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was quite crowed and very loud it made it hard to speak to the person sitting on the other side of your table

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RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately a surprise birthday cake was not allowed to be served due to “health codes” when we were assured by the bakery next door that it was done all the time.

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KD
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This charming Bay Head restaurant is a real find! The food is fantastic, and the service impeccable. Our entrees were spot on, and an excellent wine list to accompany the fresh and tasty meals.

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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The executive chef at Charlies is one of the most innovative artists not just in the area but anywhere .. His staff is the same // The in house made desserts are 5 Star and there is NOT enough word to express what a GREAT Restaurant and staff Charlies of Bayhead is .. Very lucky to have them in the area .. Just Awesome .. The Hoffmann's

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Definitely recommend!

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Christmas decorations were spectacular. My wife loved them!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charlie's by the Bay was decorated for Christmas beautifully. Service was perfect no rushing and waitress knew her job and the food was perfection.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating o

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Boise
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a perfect post Christmas lunch at Charlie’s. The shrimp sandwich was unique and delicious. Everyone enjoyed the food they ordered. Atmosphere was festive, warm, and the view of Twilight Lake was lovely. We will be back!

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JL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter’s 25th birthday celebration. Excellent service excellent food. Great time thank you so much

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Charley’s good service good food

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DV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Filet Mignon was excellent, one recommendation would be to offer Bernaiise sauce. Atmosphere warming and welcoming. For a Friends gathering for Christmas, the decorations were wonderful. Staff very nice. The seating around fireplace felt like we were on a holiday vacation. Excellent shore restaurant.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome as always. I found it a little loud downstairs and would maybe sit upstairs next time.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best meal I have ever had, and I eat often. My wife and I took her Mother for a Christmas dinner, we were all very happy.

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M
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Great for special dining. Lovely setting. The food is special. Their hamburger is the best anywhere which seems strange to go to such a fine dining establishment. The shrimp sandwhich was amazing. The chopped salad was delicious. Service is on point.

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E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is fantastic, beautiful atmosphere (especially at Christmas) and the service is outstanding!

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Z
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary made special

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FM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my friends for a holiday lunch. We had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was festive. We felt like we were in a Hallmark. Christmas movie. Will definitely go back again.

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Think a restaurant of this quality should provide some type of bread, breadsticks, crackers, hummus, salsa, brushetta, munchies while people are waiting for their food. I especially feel this is a good idea when patrons are having cocktails. The drinks can be strong and the wait for quality food can take time. Just drinking without some food is not always a good idea.

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GG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always Charlies delivers! This was a birthday celebration we are always surprised by Charlies continuous consistency to deliver excellence.

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