Seaview at Ocean Place

3.8
116 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
With stunning ocean views Seaview introduces itself as one of New Jersey's premier oceanfront restaurants. Enjoy a cocktail at our beautiful marble-top bar, celebrate with family and friends at a large table, or cuddle up in a quiet corner with a loved one. Executive Chef Craig Johnson has put his signature twist on a world-class contemporary menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 571-4000 ext. 5795
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Craig Johnson
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Catering
Off-site catering is available. Our executive chef is happy to work with you to cater any sized event.
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Cross street
South Broadway
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Parking details
Parking is available in our secure hotel lot for all dining room guests. Validation offered with purchase of meals in the Seaview Restaurant.
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Public transit
We are walking distance from the Long Branch train station on the NJ Transit East Coast line.
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Entertainment
Our oceanfront seating area boasts stunning views and live music throughout the year. Call ahead for schedule of entertainment and specials
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 116 People Are Saying
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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A full buffet with no a la cart items. The hostess could not answer a simple parking question about the $30.00 fee for non hotel guests. This place is awful. We walked to Avenue restaurant and were very happy.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Good food. Thought there would be a view of the ocean, but not from the restaurant.

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LJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have our big family gatherings here for brunch. It’s super easy and they do a great job. And of course the setting is perfect.

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DK
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the Caesar salad with grilled chicken. My son loved his Tuscan grilled chicken dish with spinach and sundries tomato pesto sauce and a side order of steamed vegetables. Service was good and the female Asian hostess was friendly.

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w
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

All around excellent dinner !!







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DK
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend Jessica and I enjoyed our breakfast buffet. I loved the salmon with cream cheese and capers and fruit. They provided great service and a nice ambiance.

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JL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was very slow and the place was not busy.

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SA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really loved the Ocean view and ambiance overall. Food was good, our waiter was great, but hostess outside was a little clueless.... Overall had a great time!

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was awful, which is astounding since it was omelettes and waffles. None of our party’s good was prepared as described on the menu. Lovely view, kind waiter, but we won’t be back.

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F
Philadelphia
158 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Second time I was there and second time the service was AWFUL!
Took the waiter a full 15 minutes after we were seated to even greet us.
Our appetizer was served and we still didn’t have napkins or silverware. The appetizer was clearly to be shared and didn’t bring small plates.
We ordered two entrees and they came out one at a time.
Are you kidding me???

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food and servers are ok, Glasses on the table were dirty

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Not an elaborate menu, but the food was good.

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good. A little overpriced. The service was not good.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate outside. The weather was beautiful but hot. Our waiter was brand new and when asked what the frozen drinks were said Coca Cola, water, iced tea until we explained we meant from the bar and he had to leave to ask. They were breaking down an event and workers were literally letting metal framing fall with loud clanks on the ground! Food however was very good. I will return.

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I booked onOpen Table and left a note that it was my birthday. I was staying at this hotel so it was convenient. I checked the menu on line and there were a variety of options. When we arrived , there was no mention of the occasion.

The menu was very limited! There were only 2 tables occupied, ours and 1 other. The staff was busy filling salt and pepper shakers and fixing silverware instead of paying attention to the patrons. an extreme disappointment.

We returned the next morning for a "breakfast buffet" I had to ask several times for silverware, hot tea, and we waited over 30 minutes for the check!
Management needs to get their act together

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F
Philadelphia
158 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

We ate outside and it was not very busy for a sat nite the weekend before July 4th. Live music playing and a good crowd at the bar but tables were 75-90% full.
Waitress came over to take our order. We ordered drinks, one app,2 entries. She sorvifycsll asked if we wanted the app first or with meal. I thought it was an odd question but we said first.
Took a really long time to get our drinks but ok.
Then a REALLY long time for food to come. When it finally came the app came with our entrees. I asked - why did u take the time to ask if we wanted seperately if you weren’t even going to listen.
She came by later to apologize and explain that she only starts two weeks ago and was tasked with TRAINING someone new.
Are you kidding me? This is not the fault of the waitress but of management.
By the way, two of the tables around is also had issues
A restaurant in a hotel that charges $4-600/night should not have these issues.

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LA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We had reservations for 5:30, our waiter didn't speak very good English, very hard to understand him. Menu didn't have many choices. Our waiter was very slow with service, didn't tell us about the buffet, which we would have much more preferred. He messed up our drink order. And the prices were outrageous. The food was very good. But service was aweful.

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KH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I went to this location for a Father's day lunch. I was unaware it was buffet style on Sundays but the food turned out to be a great selection and most of it was pretty good. The staff was very unattentive considering it was a buffet, yet when we received our bill a 21% tip was already added into our bill. Our waiter was having a meeting with the wait staff at the same time she should have been helping us. It's crazy she received $80 without coming over to help us and we would have to track her down.
I will never go there again. The wait staff receive such a large tip and they feel like they don't even have to earn it.

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c
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet brunch here was worth it and awesome, they had pretty much everything ready and fresh.

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LI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother day brunch was a great experience.

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K
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ocean Place Resort is a whole other Disappointment! But this is about the Seaview Restaurant, we went for the Valentines prefix menu on the 17th, it was a quiet atmosphere only thing I didn’t quite like is that it’s open to the lobby area, so time to time you will get noise. Our first Course was the French onion soup, it was good but had better. No complaints.. 2nd Course I went with the mussels which were great , my boyfriend picked the shrimp it was too translucent and not cooked enough a bit disappointed. 3rd Course we decided to endulge and get the chateaubriand for two with two sides it was yummy.. very satisfied. 4th course dessert was pretty good too.. Our waitress was very attentive and super great.. overall it was okay for a 5 star restaurant.

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M
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Only a brunch buffet is served on Sunday. No menu. No service at bar. The host/manager tried accommodating me at the bar but said he was “doing me a favor.” Ridiculous. I left. Not good when there are work related conferences occurring. Not hospitable to host conferences and offer minimal dining options in my opinion.

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MU
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Wanted to treat my two sons to Christmas buffet and found this place. It wasn't clear from reservation that they had the buffet. When the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, I asked and the woman assured me that it was buffet. Of course, we show up and its not buffet. I was irritated, but rather than spoil the day, I agreed to try their holiday special menu, with me and one of my sons ordering the prime rib special. My expectation was the prime rib would come medium with brown edges and a pink center. It came "more done than well done." The outside was completely brown and dry. I cut into it, thinking that I has gotten a reheated end piece and that the center, at least, would be pink. Instead, it was grey all the way through. When I complained, I was told that I could get it redone, but the best they could do was medium well as the meat was pre-sliced. I'm assuming that their "special" was actually leftovers from the day before. So, after the refire, I was only able to eat about half of it (the middle part).

The party next to us had exactly the same issue, but were treated better, with part of the order comped.

Never again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

$20 per person it was 5 off us. Never offer a pancake or omelettes. Nobody behind the counter
The only person they cooked a omelette it’s was for the manager . Not a lot off things to choose from for the price

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CN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Very open resort feel it's behind the lobby of the hotel the food was amazing I had the salmon my wife the crab cake it was excellent . Service was great icky negative was I was freezing they couldn't get the temp down . Defiantly a good place if you have a large party

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Sunday brunch service was totally indifferent. Had to constantly flag down waiter. Meal was overpriced. Don't sit near the lobby on a Sunday - constant stream of people in all sorts of appropriate and inappropriate clothing.

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w
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

In August I gave Ocean Place the highest ratings. This last trip I found the menu was stripped down to a smaller menu AND my favorite item on the small menu was not available. They no longer serve soup. Nope, in August I was thrilled, now I will not go back.

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MM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

To begin it was the day after Labor Day and truth be told...not a single sole in the restaurant but the two of us for our anniversary...it was eeeeery. The waiter was very sweet but the menu extremely limited. Also for some reason their was this bug flying around who wouldnt leave us alone and I actually got bit a few times...so besides the kind staff...not a big fan

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in a long time. The servers had no clue the food was bad and overpriced for what it was. They also had fruit flies.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were staying at Ocean Place for the first time and decided the first night we would try Seaview. I had the crab cakes and she had the salmon. Both were excellent. Great restaurant!

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RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

They want to be an upscale eatery but the staff is poorly trained, food bland & atmosphere is of a run-of-the-mill hotel dining room.

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NB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was our first time having dinner here but we have enjoyed appys in the bar while listening to a band. The atmosphere is terrific and the service was great in the past. This time, unfortunately, the head chef was out and there were a couple of dishes not quite to expectation. Service was not up to par, and perhaps a second server was needed for so large a group. Overall, I recommend this place and will give Seaview another try.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The place is a disaster. We arrived and were seated. They gave us a bar menu and we asked for the regular menu. The waitress explained to me that they were very short staffed so the bar menu and the buffet was only available. We spoke to the manger and they gave us regular menus. The service was beyond bad. We ordered drinks and when they finally arrived one was missing. Took 45 min to get that glass of wine. When the food arrived it was good. Too bad they can't get the service in order. Would not recommend.

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f
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and the service was great also

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was great, we went a little later than we planned but they were still able to accommodate us, we are only sorry that we missed the seafood buffet they were having, we heard great things about it. Great spot for a date or for a group, it wasn't noisy. Definitely pricey, but the beautiful decor and view make up for that. The service was so-so, but I will attribute that to us dining late (9pm), we didn't get bread prior to our meal, and while that is certainly not a deal breaker, it would have been nice since it was a bit of a wait for our food, it was even a wait for my appetizer to come, again, but again, I think it was due to late night. I would definitely come back if I am in this town again, but I will schedule an earlier dinner, like 6-8pm.

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DA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

There was actually no sea view--you could see the outdoor dining terrace and the outdoor bar-- which was very busy. But the staff was very nice and accommmodating and certainly deserved their tip. The food was very good actually-- the drinks from the bar not so good. But I would dine there again and recommend it.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Each time we go we hope for good service, and each time we are disappointed. This time the 3 of us were seated at a booth. When we came back from the breakfast buffet we found 2 guests sitting in our booth. Service continues to be poor.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely disgusting place. The plates that were supposed to be washed at the buffet were far from clean - they still had food on them from pervious customers. The bar tender was beyond rude and all in all - we felt like we were on a cruise ship that washed up on shore. Bottom line - do not go there!!!

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w
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like this restaurant, great food and nice view of the palm trees and the ocean.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was expensive and not great. Probably won't return but am not completely disappointed in the meal.

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