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The Gables, Beach Haven, NJ

The Gables

4.8
4.8
1724 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Gables offers exclusively a 3-course pre-fixe menu starting at 98 per person plus tax & tip. Menu changes weekly. Please note, supplemental charges apply to select menu items.

We offer a lovely selection of red and white wines by the bottle from Bellview Winery.

Wear designer socks when dining at The Gables, our Beach Haven, NJ restaurant. They may well be knocked off by the imaginative seasonal fare at our 2007-08 Zagat rated 26
"Exceptional to Perfection"

This historic Victorian Jersey Shore inn is open nightly for dinner during the summer season, and every weekend during the spring and fall. We also host memorable private parties and weddings in this most romantic of settings.

Prime Parking: Tesla and EV charging stations available for guests upon request.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 492-3553

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Richard Diemer

  • Catering

    Information upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    The Gables has 3 distinct dining areas, some of which are appropriate for smaller private banquets. In most cases, the entire restaurant, including the garden, is used for a private banquet. We require a guaranteed minimum of 65 guests for most private banquets.

  • Private party contact

    Chrissy Riffle: (888) 684-7149

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach Island

  • Cross street

    S. Beach Ave

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available throughout Beach Haven. Free municipal parking lots are located approximately one block away. <br /><br />2 Tesla charging stations available for dining or lodging guests.

  • Entertainment

    Occasional live piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Valentine’s Day

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us this Valentine’s Day for a special four-course dinner. 125 per person.

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What 1,724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Romantic

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Contemporary American

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Ambiance

  • South Jersey Shore

    Romantic

  • South Jersey Shore

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for New Year’s Eve dinner and they were so accommodating. We brought our 9 month old son and they sat us in a corner with a high chair so we didn’t feel in the way. They had a singer that sang a Disney song to my son. 5 course meal was delicious. Owners came over multiple times to check on us. 100% will be going back.
  2. DB

    DanielBonanni

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress of 17 years was outstanding. The food, all courses, outstanding. Perfect way to ring in new year. Cheers, to those who bring NYC to LBI, we thank you. Best the Bonanni’s.
  3. AR

    AceR

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous at the Gables.
  4. l

    leigh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! So charming—Owner Steve and his wife are lovely and the Chef was accommodating to food allergies/restrictions. Can’t wait to go back in April when they open for 2023!! Note: BYO!
  5. TW

    TheWineHostess

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience as usual! Best restaurant on the island. Pleasant service, great food, and comfortable atmosphere. And I charged my electric car while we were eating!
  6. JO

    JOHNS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drafty and cold. Given the extreme temperatures outside you should have increased the temperature inside to compensate for it and maybe you should think about updating windows, heating and insulation in attic.
  7. m

    mussellady

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was an elegant, well-prepared meal. There was too much food for me, but my husband managed very well. The octopus was a bit tough. The chocolate dessert was really good. We were a bit surprised, after paying $150 for a meal, to be charged $6 each for coffee at the end.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted something special for Christmas Eve and we’re delighted to get a reservation at the Gables. Everything about was fantastic. The imaginative and unique five course meal was just what the holiday called for. Many thanks to the owners and staff for continuing to bring LBI a truly special experience.
  9. GC

    GratefulChef

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Service, cuisine were top shelf. Ambiance in the historic building charming decorated for Christmas, however uncomfortably cold. Perhaps a summer visit may be more enjoyable. The value for the special off 5 course Christmas eve menu was very expensive. Overall beat you’ll find in LBI.
  10. TH

    TerenceH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    This is hard to write because the food and service were excellent. But the room was ice cold when we arrived a 5 PM, the time we had reserved and confirmed several times. There was a major cold front passing through, which might have made it excusable in a room full of picture windows, but the vestibule where people were seated and the adjacent dining room were toasty. This should have been a wonderful experience, especially for the $300 plus tax and tip we paid for Christmas dinner instead of a disappointment.
  11. JT

    JudyT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gables is always elegant and 1st class everything ...the food, the ambiance ,the service and the owners . You feel you are part of the family and yet feel extra special . You have to go to experience it all ! You will want to come back in every season !
  12. c

    carriediner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gables is our go to restaurant for special occasions and holidays. The food is a taste sensation, the ambiance is gorgeous with blazing fireplaces and the service is warm and responsive.
  13. GS

    GeorgeS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gables is a special place as the atmosphere is tranquil and soothing, the service is attentive and not overbearing and the food is always excellent! A can't miss venue for special dinner dates!
  14. S

    Savydiner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for gathering
  15. j

    jerseytraveler

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience at The Gables. The menu was a fixed price with many options. Our group had cauliflower soup, caesar salad, onion tart, scallops, filet mignon and every dish was wonderful. Substantial portions too. Our server was helpful and very efficient.
  16. P

    Patrickc

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always an excellent well presented meal! A bit pricy but in the end worth it. Service was good, but could have been as great by filling the water glasses, being attentive to the wine pours ,etc. might be a bit picky but given the overall quality experience of the Gables it would be helpful.
  17. LW

    LisaW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice staff. Wonderful food and beautiful and romantic restaurant.
  18. V

    Vigs

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were celebrating a special birthday and the gables was the place to do just that. It is not only a beautiful restaurant but food and service outstanding.
  19. R

    Ripped

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think At 100/head they have a nerve putting a surcharge on a couple of meals. Red snapper and grilled parsnips are both 199. steak +35. scallops +15 i felt it’s piggish whe if you consider what the hell di parsnips cist
  20. GA

    GrammaA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the menu makes the best of seasonal ingredients. Deliciously prepared.
  21. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal. Great service. Beautiful setting. Always a treat to eat at the Gables. Love the real wood burning fireplace.
  22. F

    Fitz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We moved to Ocean County two years ago and this restaurant is hand’s down the best we have been to so far. The dining area was intimate with a crackling fire. The waitress was lovely. The food was superb.
  23. JB

    JohnB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gables experience is beyond compare. My wife and I celebrated my brother’s 67th birthday on Saturday night. It was his first time at The Gables and he was so happy, especially with the wait staff, the wonderful piano player, the magnificent setting and the delicious food. Also, we chatted and laughed with owner Steve which was the cherry on top of the cake. The Gables is easily the best restaurant on LBI and one of the best in NJ.
  24. BJ

    BobJ

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food as always. Loved the scallops, duck, filet and BLT salad.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Thanksgiving dinner and it was fantastic. Great food and excellent service. Really enjoyed the music being played. It was rock songs with no vocals played by orchestra’s. It was played very quietly in the background but very interesting concept.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious four course pre fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Many choices and all presented beautifully.
  27. DK

    DeniseK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Service, food and ambiance. Will be back for sure!
  28. SM

    StephanieM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Tiny portions, average food, big bill. Restaurant itself was quaint and charming but very noisy and cramped. Good for a one time experience, but not for repeat visits.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at the Gables for our Thanksgiving dinner with our son. The experience was warm and inviting. The atmosphere was elegant and the service extraordinary. We felt welcomed and the food was delicious and beautifully presented.
  30. j

    janmurphy2

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gables is our go to place for all our special occasions. This Thanksgiving dinner exceeded all of our expectations. The food was excellent with options for everyone in our party. And as usual for the Gables the food was only exceeded by the service. The Gables is a must !
  31. c

    carriediner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    November 24. The meal, service and ambience were spectacular. We will be back.
  32. T

    Tabby

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gables has been on my list of places to try and today lived up to the anticipation. Food was exceptional and the service was even better. It is nice to have dinner in an elegant setting on a special occasion.
  33. B

    markB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    VERY expensive but worth every penny. Not a bad pick on the menu.
  34. DN

    DwightN

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Ambience and Staff Greeting excellent, Entree very tasty, Appetizers too spicy and not hot, vegetable sides were so- so, Cheesecake excellent, huge portion. For $98 each, not worth it.
  35. MN

    MaureenN

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We usually dine there once during our stay in Beach Haven. The restaurant and inn are truly beautiful, it’s such a special place! We were in Beach Haven for an overnight and decided to treat ourselves.
  36. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Great food and great atmosphere
  37. MD

    MattD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ultimate food experience we have had in a while. Each course paired well with each other. I would definitely recommend to all my friends. Little secret in LBI.
  38. P

    Pmc1117

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently excellent and service is great. Highly recommend
  39. MA

    MAVERICK

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ELEGANT, WONDERFUL AMBIANCE, FOOD WAS MAGNIFICIENT
  40. GK

    GregK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Seafood Bisque, 16oz. Filet Mignon & Bosch pear dessert were all outstanding. Pork chop equally delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Gables is rated 4.8 stars by 1724 OpenTable diners.

The Gables does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Gables

212 Centre St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Beach Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach Island

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available throughout Beach Haven. Free municipal parking lots are located approximately one block away. <br /><br />2 Tesla charging stations available for dining or lodging guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Richard Diemer

  • Entertainment

    Occasional live piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 492-3553

  • Catering

    Information upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    The Gables has 3 distinct dining areas, some of which are appropriate for smaller private banquets. In most cases, the entire restaurant, including the garden, is used for a private banquet. We require a guaranteed minimum of 65 guests for most private banquets.

  • Private party contact

    Chrissy Riffle: (888) 684-7149

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