Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant

4.2
1172 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 1172 people are saying
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4.2
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vipduneroadgirl
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good service and food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wanted to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and be by the water.

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carlc
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The first table was chilly. the second table was dark. Disappointed that they did not offer decaf espresso. Food excellent

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vipDmc321
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Made my wife’s birthday that much better

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RobinK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays and our server,Brittany, and the entire staff was wonderful! We had so much fun , great food, great service !!!!!! Can’t wait to come back to Stella Mains again!!!

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viphhjc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stella's is a reliable, go-to restaurant for us. We always take out-of-town guests here because of the view and the food is always on point. I had the pappardelle on this visit and it was outstanding. The oysters could have been shucked a little better, but they were good and cold.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We waited too long for water and bread. We had drinks first and the waiter came by twice commenting on the fact that we still didn’t have water and bread. One person didn’t order a drink and just wanted water. Then My daughter waited at least 15 mins for her drink which she finally decided to order because water still wasn’t there. Bad way to start a nice night out with my daughters who were home from college for the weekend. Barada was tasteless and bad presentation. Our waiter was good. Personable and friendly. Overall- lacking so much!

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vipFoodfunlaugh
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested an outdoor table we were sitting on a second floor deck looking out over the water the restaurant was not crowded the night we were there it was absolutely perfect the service was friendly the drinks were delicious the food was delicious only wish I lived closer I’d go back more frequently we were there for an out of state wedding

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DonnamarieP
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great view of the beach from the outdoor seating. reserve outside !

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vipvickyf
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Realizing there is a shortage of wait staff we waited for over 20 minutes to place a drink order.
The acoustics are not great and it’s very loud.
The food was excellent.

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ThomasL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated by host at a nice table by window but then told by an assistant manager we had to move for another group with a reservation. We had a reservation as well and requested an ocean view table for our party two days before. He made us feel as if we did something wrong but we were directed to the table by his staff.
No apology was offered by him, and he explained that our table was needed for a group of 6. We agreed to move to another table which had an ocean view for only two of the four of us, whereas our initial seating provided a good view for all four of us. By the way, we chose this restaurant because we wanted an indoor table with an ocean view.

Our waiter apologized and when we made it clear we were not happy with the brusque nature of the manager, he offered to give us a round of drinks on the house. We could tell he was doing his best for customer service recovery.

Food was good but risotto was dry and required more sauce, which was provided upon request.

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vipCrangal
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Four of us had a lovely lunch outside looking at the boardwalk and the beach. Drinks were good and our entrees were very good. My only disappointment was there were only 3 scallops on my plate— another one would have been appreciated

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were outside, by our request on a breezy, beautiful night. Servers were excellent, very accommodating to our numerous requests (with elderly parents. Devon did a great job, and we enjoyed our meals. Meatball appetizer was delicious, sauce as well. Calamari was average, dinner of pappardelle was excellent. Also enjoyed the scallops caponata!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server !!

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MaureenP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very over-priced for mediocre food. Drinks were not good and chicken that came with my salad was so overdone it was rubber. Server was good though, no complaints there

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ScottS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The service at the bar before lunch was great. The table service was poor. Food was ok

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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EileenM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was GREAT! Food is excellent. My only complaint is getting to the restroom is difficult especially if you have a baby carriage or someone who is handicap, as the elevator is not easily accessible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately I can't give zero stars. Horrible experience. Food was cold and uncooked. Manager apologized, took no responsibility and threw his staff under the bus. One of his staff members came at me trying to start a conflict / flight. What trash. Will never go back. Poor management. Poor staff. Poor food. The manager actually told me he would fire both. Let’s see

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ShawnH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service no check backs after food arrived to see if we needed anything. Calamari was tough and elastic not great. Linguini and clams much better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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SusanC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Mediocre. Food was bordering on poor. I used to love this place. Very sad about my experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent!

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JohnS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Food was very good and good value.

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vipLMV391
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal last night at Stella Marina. Our server was efficient and very friendly! We enjoyed our pasta dishes both the spaghetti and the mushroom
ravioli . The ambiance was lovely and not too noisy. Even though it was a cloudy day,
we could appreciate the ocean and the beach views. We will be back in the near future!

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AnthonyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

One of my favorite restaurants pre COVID, needs some work to get back to that level

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good was delicious. The only thing that was wrong was there was one meal that didn’t come out with the others and we hate to wait a few minutes for it to come out. Other than that, the service was great

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vipPhil413
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, an excellent dining experience at the shore. Great food and beverages. Engaging wait staff. Bartenders doing their best to keep up as the staffing shortages continue. Always one of my go-to places, year-round.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great good but it was too warm inside the restaurant!

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TMac129
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall everything was great, a little warm inside, but weather was hot.

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RichH
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was wonderful as always. The vibe of the place is really nice.

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vipKosherfoodie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!!

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LaurieM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food. Great happy staff and wonderful location

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Credit card machine wasn’t working.

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LaurynF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Our waitress, Victoria was great. Will go back.

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JoeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible, super cordial, friendly and very attentive. The food was very good, and the atmosphere was very warm and inviting.

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Catherine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality food! Their computer was down from henri storm so we had to pay cash. But I’m sure this is a rare issue. Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was bad, service was a shambles. Never going back. Asbury Park has too many other good restaurants. Stay away from this one.

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MauiOp
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as it usually is. Halibut special was good but not good enough to want to have again. Spaghetti dinner was a bit bland. Asking for grated parmesan was like asking for grated gold and no pepper to be found any where and was not asked if we want any. Hopefully it was a one off night.

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RoyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful unhurried meal.

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 4.2 stars by 1172 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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