Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant

4.4
929 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 929 people are saying
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vipElAM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! very dependable. Excellent location, ambiance is great and food is delicious.

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JenelleD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent experience. The service was great, very attentive and our food was outstanding. We’ll be back again.

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vipEileenW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent. Food is excellent as well.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time. Fig pizza remains exceptional and the drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific birthday celebration at Stella Marina .

Great food and service.

Thank you

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OGClancy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forget all the rest Stella Marina is the best. Two romantic dining rooms with great ocean and lake views. The service is text book - fast, courteous and oh so professional. And of course the best is the food. We are working our way thru the menu and have dined at Stella Marina frequently since opening. Quality, quantity and presentation are always right on. Perfect place for that special occasion. You will love Stella Marina.

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VincentG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice lunch with some close friends. The service was excellent.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you so much Vincent! -Stella Marina Management

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trish
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We would definitely recommend Stella Marina. Nice, friendly atmosphere and the food is exceptional.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you Trish! -Stella Marina Management

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vipnatashae
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We started with Dan but I don’t know what happened to him by the end of the night. We didn’t have any issues and I didn’t eat my salmon as I was still full from brunch earlier and I was quickly asked was everything ok with it, of which it was. I tried this Rose drink which I was expecting to be rather weak, but it so wasn’t. I couldn’t even finish it. Nonetheless, we enjoyed ourselves.

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vipTat011
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great waiter. Plus he was hott.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi there! We get that request a lot about the bread and have been trying to figure out how to warm it for the volume of guests we serve. Work in progress! Thank you for the kind review, and we hope to see you again soon. -Stella Marina Management

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LaurenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Server only came over to our table 3 times during the whole meal.

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JamesC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner, food was excellent and service was great.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you James! -Stella Marina Management

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vipJeffreyC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We live near by snd come often. Today’s Sunday gravy was just ok.
Server delivered dinner asked if we wanted pepper. We said yes. I thing came out so he laughed and left. We watched as he put the pepper mill back on the shelf without telling anyone or refilling it.
Stella is lacking warmth and a solid welcome from someone.
Another bus- person made several trips to our table and kept our table cleared. Training is apparently inconsistent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

THANK YOU! -Stella Marina Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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Andrea777
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anti Valentine’s Day brunch

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LeslieS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a cocktail great place but definitely come full. The food is beyond unacceptable. Such a shame considering the location, just another Marina Grille (thumbs down)

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vipGary
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a great time at our go-to restaurant.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thanks Gary! -Stella Marina Management

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RobW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I can’t wait to go back. Service and food were awesome.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you Rob! -Stella Marina Management

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LaraC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything's was perfect for our Valentine's dinner!!! The wine the waiter recommended was divine!!! The figs, burrata and prosciutto was amazing and the heart shaped lobster ravioli in a saffron cream sauce with diced shrimp was salacious!!!! We will be goning back soon!!!

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JacquelineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stella Marina was good. Just good. It was not something to rave about. I could not stand the amount of times the waitress and the bus boys came to our table. We felt so rushed and interrupted the entire time! I understand their is a time a limit but it’s an hour and a half! That’s a good amount of time so I do not know why we were rushed out in under an hour!! We made the reservation for Valentines Day eve and just decided to leave because of the annoying staff rushing our dining. I would’ve paid for another glass of wine too but they were just super over the top. The food was just okay, I was not thrilled with the menu and it was quite pricey for what you get. I’m sure some other items on the menu were better but overall, my experience was just fine.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi Jacqueline, We're so sorry the atmosphere felt rushed during your visit. As you stated, we do allot 1.5 hours per table, but we do not ever want our guests to feel rushed. We will address this with staff and hope you give us another shot in the future. Thank you for the feedback, we can only improve with constructive criticism such as yours. -Stella Marina Management

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RichN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was perfect and our waiter Daniel(?) was very attentive! One of our favorite places in town always

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thanks Rich! Danny always strives to give his best to our guests! -Stella Marina Restaurant Management

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for dinner.
Valentine’s weekend. The heart shaped lobster ravioli was delicious. The pear drink was perfect. My husband loved the shrimp appetizer and his dinner. Dessert topped it off! Will be back soon.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you Diane! -Stella Marina Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was better than I expected, but the restaurant was a little cold on the day we went. Service and drinks were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations. Food is excellent. Waiter Steve was great. Ambiance very nice. Bartender on point

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you so much! Steve is the best! -Stella Marina Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a rare date night with our daughter who was hike for the weekend. She insisted we keep our reservation in the middle of a snow storm and so glad we did. Mac treated us well and guided us through a great slate of food options. The Bronzino was ridiculous 💥

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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AMS1985
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino was spectacular, as was the shrimp cocktail!

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KarenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived a few minutes early for our 7:30 reservation and were seated right away. We were seated very close to the front door so not the most ideal spot on a frigid January evening but we made the most of it.

Danny our waiter was incredible, super attentive. Food was hot and incredibly fresh. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and my husband had the pork chop which was enormous! Portions were large and worth the price. My husband asked for a unique substitution which Danny accommodated without hesitation. Looking forward to our return visit

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vipKathyM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stellar! Papardelle and Bolognese sauce is the best bar none!

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ralphe
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My wife and i had shown up on time, we were seated downstairs for approximately fifteen minutes and no waitstaff had come by to take our order. We went to the front desk explained our issue and the two woman just looked at my wife and i with no comment so we left/

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on January 20, 2021

We're so sorry to hear this was your experience with us this past Saturday evening. Please give the restaurant a call as we hope to remedy this and have you back to dine with us. -Stella Marina Management

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam is the best server I’ve ever had in asbury.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on January 20, 2021

We like him too! Thanks for letting us know! -Stella Marina Management

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duneroadgirl
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escarole soup was amazing. Special salad with beets amazing. Space in between tables helped me feel safe. Always pleased here.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you so much! -Stella Marina Management

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vipKmesquared
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice ambiance, good food/drink, quiet enough to talk and space enough to feel safe during COVID.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you so much! -Stella Marina Management

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vipLauraW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner for five on a Sunday night. The restaurant was only sparsely populated so we felt very safe dining there and the service and food was superb! Kudos to all the staff!

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

Amazing food, amazing service. The pan seared scallops on beet risotto was cooked perfectly. The salmon on bed of spinach was splendid. Everything was perfect. Amazing just amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the ocean. Service was attentive without being annoying. The pork chop was outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants in town.

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MariaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable!!! Our server Kirsten was awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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RobM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was delicious as always. Excellent service.

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 929 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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