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The Gables, Beach Haven, NJ

The Gables

4.9
4.9
2104 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 Thursday through Sunday from Fall to Spring. 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


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–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
    Steve or Sondra: (609) 492-3553
  • 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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What 2,104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey

    Best Food

  • New Jersey

    Best Service

  • New Jersey

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey

    Healthy

  • New Jersey

    Romantic

  • New Jersey

    Good for special occasions

  • Ocean

    Best Overall

  • Ocean

    Best Food

  • Ocean

    Best Service

  • Ocean

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocean

    Healthy

  • Ocean

    Great for fine wines

  • Ocean

    Romantic

  • Ocean

    Good for special occasions

2,104 Reviews
  1. PhilipD

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiance and I really enjoyed our dinner at Gables, having been there before. What made it even more enjoyable, the waitress we had was so good at her taking care of us, and her knowledge of the menu made it easier to pick our meals. Also, knowing her from previous establishments on the island contributed to having a great time and making sure we will be back again. Kudos to Steve and his wife for bringing ambiance as well as great food to Gables!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience could not have been better. The food was wonderful. The Gables is one of our favorite places. This was a special celebration . Everything was perfect, the atmosphere, food, service were beyond compare. I want to thank Karly, Rosie and everyone who made the dinner so special.

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  3. KateM

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was amazing! The room we were in had a heater which made it a little too warm but they turned it down when we asked Our server was great but the only complaint we had was that we felt a little rushed - we had a 6:30 reservation and by 7:45 we had the bill - which was a little rushed considering we had 3 courses - we would have liked a little more time in between each course

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  4. BrianR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience but over priced. Two people and the cost was close to $300 after tip, and that was without any upcharges which were offered on certain menu options.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as well as the service great over all experience

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  6. DanielBonanni

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Gables is THE finest upscale restaurant on LBI, with a NY association of elegance and fine dinning. The owners are superb hosts and its fine dining only selection on any and all occasions. I challenge you to find better in the region, let alone, LBI. Stay home if you're a self-appointed foodee The Bonannis

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loveddd it. We went the Friday after Valentine’s Day around 8:30 it wasn’t too packed. We got to meet the owner and we were given a gift from the kitchen. We loved trying something new. We loved the live music that was playing and even thought the pianists didn’t know the song we requested he played similar songs and we absolutely loved it. We loved the food and the wine. It was amazing and I would love to go again.

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  8. DawnH

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gables is one of our favorite restaurants, which is why we wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day (2024) there. As usual, it was a very enjoyable, outstanding experience - from the appetizer to dessert. For the entree, I had the Bershire pork chop and hubs had the duck. Both were delicious (we shared). The ambiance is high romance (super charming) and the the live pianio music is divine. Last but not least, the wonderful bread they serve is fresh from NYC :)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, everything was perfectly cooked. Pleasant service staff

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just what I wanted for a romantic dinner. Wonderful ambiance. Excellent service. Will be a return customer. Definitely recommend!!!

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  11. lovemysteak

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars is not enough. Every bite was sensational

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  12. Missy

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food. Warm, cozy atmosphere. Our twice a year splurge

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every member of the staff was courteous and thoughtful. We were treated very well and in a relaxed, respectful way. Dining at the Gables was a warm, delightful experience, with the owner unexpectedly chatting with us. First class!

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  14. LauraD

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Too quiet and awkward- tables very close to each other - poor acoustics

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  15. Morel

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, excellent food and service started an enchanting start of our New Year’s Eve celebration. Highly recommend this outstanding restaurant.

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  16. RickS

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service as well as ambiance! The entertainment (piano and singer) were a nice touch!

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  17. TinaM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and it won’t be our last!Amazing food, service and atmosphere!!!

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  18. Oreo

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Candlelight and piano music provided wonderful ambience. Our favorite dining spot on LBI!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most lovely restsurant on LBI. Always a favorite for my entire family😊

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary this past weekend and our first time at the Gables was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious and service was excellent. The restaurant has such a beautiful atmosphere and charm as well. We would definitely recommend for a romantic evening out and will 100% be back soon! P.S the flowerless chocolate cake is to die for 😋

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  21. JulieM

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful in all ways. Romantic festive atmosphere. The food gets better and better every year. Gourmet cuisine artfully prepared and meticulously presented. The restaurant was packed and yet the noise level was low. We go every year for the Xmas holidays and in July for my husband’s birthday. Thank you!

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  22. RichardL

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was superb, the service for a major holiday was exceptional and the setting and atmosphere was festive. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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  23. Foodie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our anniversary & being newer to the area we took a recommendation from a friend. Glad we did. As soon as we walked in we received a warm welcome & well wishes for our anniversary. The food was just amazing. Each course was an experience on its own! All staff were lovely. Definitely recommend.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place for a special occasion. The staff, cuisine, and ambulance are exceptional. I'd never hesitate to recommend the Gables. Bon appétit 

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  25. MikeC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love going to the Gables!!! Everything was great. I would recommend anyone looking for a nice, romantic dinner. Gables can't be beat!

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  26. Luv2cook

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Menu is great! Very quiet this time of year..food could have been hotter

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  27. DiegoH

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was the best and will go again. Food was excellent

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  28. PeterS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional for special occasions and diners seeking innovative appetizer, entree, and dessert selections. On a December 21st 2023 visit, our party of three all selected the Tuscan style appetizer which featured ingredients superior to most traditional Bouillabaisse entrees. Its light tomato broth, with a blend of olives, perfectly complemented a mixture of mussels, shrimp, calamari and halibut. Our threesome again opted unanimously for the Gables renown Halibut entree which was savored by all. When it came to dessert, our party split into fans of flourless chocolate cake versus a creme brulee enthusiast intrigued by the pumpkin infused offering. Ultimately, all agreed that their choices were delectable. Great food and a great atmosphere, coupled with patient, caring service continue to fulfill Gables reputation for excellence.

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  29. EdwardS

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner, with Christmas lights and music. The service was wonderful, food outstanding- we will be back.

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  30. LindsayB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was so beautiful we went for my boyfriends birthday and the weather was not great but they still stayed open for us and we had a wonderful meal and service staff was amazing and food was delicious will definitely be going back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Wonderful food. Our server, Laurie B, was lovely and professional and went the extra mile.

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  32. Melissa

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, atmosphere and food was delicious! We enjoyed it very much. However, not a fan of pre fix but the pork chop exceeded our expectations. Price is on the high side but for a special occasion we all enjoyed our dinner very much.

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  33. PatriciaS

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the place to dine for a special occasion. Beautifully appointed dining rooms with impeccable service. Each item was delicious. We had the seafood stew, Wonderful brussel sprouts Asian salad for our appetizers. The salmon and halibut entrees were deliciously prepared with a pumpkin crème brûlée and apple cheesecake for dessert. Definitely would recommend.

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  34. Patrickc

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Gables is always a great experience and last night didn’t disappoint. Great food great atmosphere.

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  35. richp

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful night celebrating our anniversary!! Service was great !

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  36. Morel

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. Service was professional and well timed. My wife and I were celebrating our 47th year together and Gables made it a wonderful memory.

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  37. MyronP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with excellent staff and food! We had a great time and truly enjoyed the whole experience! Thank you Imelda for the 5 star service and had the pleasure of meeting Sandra, who was truly a delight!

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  38. DanielBonanni

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New york at LBI. Best around fine dining, never disappointed and they make my holiday. Thank you Gables, just well done

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  39. Heidic

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best time with my husband!! It was our second time and we will be back!🥰

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  40. DeniseK

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always look forward to Thanksgiving at the Gables. Wonderful festive environment and the friendliest staff! Food is always delicious and desserts are amazing!

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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 4.9 stars by 2104 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 1 time today
Google Map for The Gables

212 Centre St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S. Beach Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Long Beach Island
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    Steve or Sondra: (609) 492-3553
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