Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant

4.4
1052 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1052 people are saying
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4.3
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHollyH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall1food3service3ambience5

We have been very loyal diners and big fans of Stella for many many years! Ate there no less than 50 times. This experience was horrific! What should have been a special dining experience on Father’s Day with husband, son and daughter in law and grand kids turned into a terrible experience. We were made to feel like a nuisance because we asked if we could add 2 more diners and we would squeeze the kids in no problem. They made us feel so awkward 2 of the diners left and when our table was finally available we found there was not only ample room for additional 2 but there were 15 empty tables the whole time we were there. This was after being told they only allow 6 people at a time outdoor and we explained we had children so they could not dine inside and the hostess very snidely said “well WHY can’t they eat indoors!?”… did we really have to explain COVID to this person!?
I understand it is difficult to fin help right now however that is no reason to make people feel like a bother when having a nice meal.
We were not impatient or demanding at all and I resent being treated so poorly. I’m sad about this because I truly lived this restaurant.

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sallyt
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday. Service and food was great

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AdamK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Terrific outdoor dining experience. Beautiful evening to be outside looking at the Asbury Park Boardwalk and the ocean. Food was good but not extraordinary. Service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and a very nice young man.

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Heather
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay. The service started great but fell off halfway thru the meal. We decided not to get dessert because we were afraid we’d be there another hour. Dishes piled up on our table, empty water glasses. I was a little disappointed.

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CindyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our night. Food and wine were excellent.

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Paulm13
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family from California are in for a family wedding. We wanted to take them somewhere special. We weren’t disappointed. Food & Service was top notch. Would recommend it for all occasions.

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vipJessica
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The highlight of this restaurant is it’s location and outdoor space. The food was good but not great. The service was good but not great. The drinks were good but not great. You get the idea. But you are right on the boardwalk with an upstairs balcony and a downstairs patio and that can’t be beat. But your paying high quality food prices for just average food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Joe our server was rude and did not know the menu at all. Non alcoholic drink was the same price as the drink with alcohol. When we mentioned it to our server his response was, yea I noticed that too and walked away! The shrimp plater that we were told serves 3 people was barely enough for one. Pasta was stale as if it were sitting under the warmer for awhile. The flourless chocolate cake was soft and mushy. When we mentioned this to the manager he was ruder than our server. Very disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Happy to be back in AP at Stella Marina. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Susyviv
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re locals and by far our favorite restaurant! Always a lovely experience with delicious food!

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vipcuttremo
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner , usually noisy here , they are training new staff which is a good thing ! Will recommend and will go back

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CynthiaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Good was cold that should have been hot. Service very slow for a non busy place

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were a part of 8 for my daughters graduation. She wanted to go there soooo bad lol. Our waiter and the kitchen staff were very patient as my party had never been to an authentic Italian restaurant before. I changed the reservation 3 times. Started with 6 people, then 7, and ended up with 8. The Hostess (think her name was Clare) was very understanding and accommodating. Our Waiter Sam explained ingredients and actually brought some out for us to see.Food was amazing.

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WilliamK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service very slow Not the server's fault restaurant is understaffed

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davido
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food but service suboptimal Could not get a hot cup of coffee despite two attempts. Nice to sit outside but setting takes away from restaurant ambiance

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MarielaP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little hesitant in making a reservation after reading some of the reviews but really glad that I chose to ignore and give the place a try. Great food, service and views of Ocean what more can you ask for??

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Mariela, for choosing to join us and the great 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we hope to see you again soon! -Stella Marina Management

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Mjsw99
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stella Marina is a good restaurant for special occasions; the food is good (though a little pricey), the atmosphere is lovely and the service is top notch. My only negative is that for an Italian restaurant the bread could be better !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great, even the wait staff. The only issue we came to find out is the pasta they serve is a bit on the al debate side, and that’s coming from an Italian. That appears to be a staple on how they cook their pasta so if that’s what you like, go for it. My personal opinion, I’d only go back for an appetizer or two with a drink and nothing more. Our waiter was great though, very attentive and polite.

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AllisonM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A little disappointed. Pricey and the portions were small. Chilean Sea Bass was served with skin, which was off putting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was so friendly, fun, and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome to be able to sit at high top table with friends enjoying some burrata appetizer along with the famous Papparadelle Bolognese which is my favorite, desert was divine- we ordered the Zabaglione! I love Stella Marina!

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joycebnj
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Wait staff all around added to a fun evening out.

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Delicious
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was unprofessional, slow (we sat down at 915, so past peak service). Our server was frantic, shouting at another server while taking our order. Wasnt listening and had to come back to recheck our order her just wrote down because he wasn’t listening. Brought us a martini with a lime. When we questioned this, he said ohh just taste it, I’ll bring you olives later. Very bizarre fine dining.

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vipeastcoastfoodie
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Stella Marina is Ocean front and has very good food. This was the fourth time for dinner and the overall experience was “average” at best. The service was slow at the start and server seemed stressed. The entrees and wine were delicious and will return hoping they work out the kinks in their service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little hot inside but otherwise great food and amazing service!

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CraigC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Floor manager helped guide understaffed waitstaff through a busy Saturday night. Good time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ALBERTOR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time for me and my girlfriend. Waitress was awesome she treated us very well.
food was delish and definitely will go back

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vipmangoj
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service!

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REGB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and service! Price just right. Great time!

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BobM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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JoeyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was GREAT. The waitress was fantastic. She was friendly and very accommodating! She made the evening amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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vipPamH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Food came out WAY TOO FAST. Server was not knowledgeable about menu. Very disappointed

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DMBnyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, decent ambiance, good wait staff and a lot of young kids bussing and bringing food out that needed to be better trained.

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JasonandAdrian
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. My wife and I enjoyed "date night" and the food was delicious. They were friendly and made us feel like royalty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Buzzy fun place with good food overlooking the ocean. Not the very best food but good solid food and great ambiance. Absolutely worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salmon is fantastic and the best pork chop we have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mine and my family’s favorite place to go ALWAYS management is great, and the servers are always super nice. We will be a forever foodie here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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JenT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was an incredible bartender. So friendly, attentive and talented. We so appreciate everyone’s hard work and professionalism. Every customer needs to be patient and understanding during this reopening time. The Stella team is doing a great job!

FAQs

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 775-7776.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1052 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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