Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
Unique oceanfront dining is exactly what you will get at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant. Found right on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey, it is the perfect spot for a lunch break or dinner after a day at the beach. Breathe in the sweet ocean air while dining on the boardwalk seating or enjoy a relaxed dinner in one of their two dining rooms at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant.

The knowledgeable and friendly staff at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant will be happy to help you with anything you may need. The menu is sure to have something for everyone from full entrées to sandwiches and salads perfect for lunch. One popular choice is the pizza figi: a pizza served with goat cheese, caramelized onions, dried figs and rosemary. Choose from the extensive wine and beer list or a cocktail to enjoy with your meal.
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4.6
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4.4
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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was very good, except I was disappointed in the dessert menu. A few days before my daughter and I arrived for dinner, I called and and spoke to the receptionist to ask her if a candle could be put on a dessert because it was her birthday that day and I wanted the dessert to be a surprise with a candle. When given the dessert menu, I didn't see any dessert that would have been appropriate for a candle. I am not blaming the receptionist because I should have figured a way to ask you to make sure there was something else to order without my daughter knowing. Just wanted to surprise her, since that was the reason we came to your restaurant as a birthday celebration. Still a very good restaurant!!!

S
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was very good.

Service wasn’t. Waitress seemed like she couldn’t be bothered.

Asked for but never got iced tea.

My friend asked for lemons for water twice before finally getting them.

No reason for bad service when the restaurant was half empty.

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for the quality, but not bad. I grew up in Italy and value simple fresh ingredients that don't have to hide behind extra salt for a chance at flavor. Sadly, thats hard to come by nowadays.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing! Food was AMAZING! I would definitely go again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best polenta I have ever had!

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

We love it too! Thank you so much for your feedback. -Stella Marina Management

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OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful establishment

n
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early, but were promptly seated. Our waitress came over, introduced herself, and took our drink orders. Bread and water were brought to the table quickly. Our drinks arrived shortly thereafter and our appetizer and dinner orders were placed.

Our appetizer (the shrimp arrabbiata) came out in a timely fashion and was very good; with 6 shrimp it's enough to share for 2 people if you are not looking to overload on the appetizer portion of your meal.

For dinner my boyfriend ordered his all-time favorite, pork chop valdastano. He loves it there and it was again cooked perfectly. I had the parpadella which was very good. The dinners came out at a nice pace.

Our bill ran just under $200 and that included dessert and 4 drinks. Overall the value is very good for the amount of food you get. We went out the following day to a place up in Summit and had the same amount of drinks, individual appetizers, burgers, and dessert and the bill was right at $200

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your recent visit here at Stella Marina! Hope to see you again soon. -Stella Marina Management

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was poor. To start at the bar the bartender knocked a lemon off the glass onto the bar mat and then picked it up and put it in our drink. Our waitress either had too many tables or couldn't handle the tables she had. Our dinners were served without our sides we ordered. We waited additional 10 minutes for our sides. We then ordered dessert and coffee. Coffee came but not dessert fro about 5-10 minutes and they forgot a dessert. Then the wrong dessert was sent out. We asked the waitress to just take it off the bill at that point and she got annoyed with us.
The food was OK, nothing I would go back for. Some portions small. Very disappointed. Would not return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing!!! Our server was so pleasant she gave us fantastic recommendations. The ricotta crostini and the mushroom ravioli were to die for. Portions were huge. We cant wait to go back!

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

We love the ricotta crostini too! Thank you for your feedback, hope to see you again soon! -Stella Marina Management

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here prior to a stone pony concert, around six. Great service, gourmet pizza and nice cocktails. A good choice for pre-show bite

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the cheese platter and the waiter was on point with everything!

MP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella never disappoints! Nicely decorated for Valentine’s Day.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ehhh where to start, food was good, server was nice and attentive. But it was slow, and for what it was over priced. Won’t be back.

GP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! View is great. Food is delicious. Drinks are always on the money.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.... food, wine, service.

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant, we enjoyed catching up with each other.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

p
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal! The chicken parm was tender and juicy-maybe the best I’ve ever had. Fish special was prepared perfectly! Piccata sauce was delicious! The Affogato for dessert is my favorite!

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, excellent! This is our go-to restaurant. We love it there!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The disruption of the food was better than it tasted.

B
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. Nice wine selection.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing!!! We were there for my best friends 50th surprise birthday!!! Thank you guys for making it truly special!!

LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great. Drinks were great. But had to ask a bus boy for a waitress after 10 minutes and 2 other tables seated after ya got waited on. Would go back though

c
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful with just the right amount of attention. The food was delicious. It was overall a lovely night. I just don’t understand the need to have music blaring during dinner hours even on a Friday (6-8 pm) It makes everyone talk louder and the noise level was off the charts. If you are catering to the happy hour bar crowd, host happy hour at the upstairs bar or vice versa.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table for two is to close and the lighting went straight into my eyes but I unfortunately dealt with it but food is amazing and drinks are great

L
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I hosted a party of 6 for New Year's eve dinner. Food and Service were excellent. We had a great table upstairs by the window overlooking the boardwalk and ocean. All around a first class dining experience. We will be back soon. BTW, there was a table of 16 right next to us and it did not interrupt our service.

b
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and presentation. Attentive staff and very nice ambiance.

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great service, Good food, but portions small for pricing.

JR
Mauritius
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner. We came back because we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner very much.

BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Pre-concert dinner

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Always loved this restaurant but this visit the food was not up to the consistent quality we are used to. The pork chops valdostana were thin cut, dried out and the cheese lacked flavor, not sure it was fontina cheese as noted on the menu. I was totally disappointing. Don’t know if the restaurant is trying to save money on their ingredients but the food was edible but not delicious and the portion was a fraction of what we were used to. We would pay more for the portion we were used to.

j
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent this is our 5th year in a row having 🦃 dinner with you. Service great food delicious.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you so much! Glad to hear Stella Marina is a tradition for you and your family. -Stella Marina Management

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JR
Mauritius
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinber

PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was slow although they weren't crowded, the food wasn't cooked well and the portions are small for the price.

PJ
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all had Great meals . Thanksgiving menu and food outstanding.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us Patrick! We look forward to seeing you again. -Stella Marina Management

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Thanksgiving meal! The Turkey Dinner - 4 courses - was truly exceptional. Service was excellent. Brach view lovely. Noise level low! I would highly recommendStella’s! We eat therr often.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you very much Bill! Hope to see you soon! -Stella Marina Management

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was pricey for the quality. Very good and wood recommend to give it a try, but won’t be rushing back.

PM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to Next time we dine at Stella Marina - even when the weather is cold!!! The food is outstanding!!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I always frequent Stella Marina and this time I brought 4 couples who have never been and I was mortified at how poor the service was.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was attentive and offered us suggestions, food was delish, would definitely return again and recommend to friends.

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