Whispers

4.5
1906 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located inside the historic Hewitt-Wellington Hotel. Whispers has a Victorian feeling to it with crystal chandeliers, silver service, white linen table coverings and elegant fine dining. Whispers serves modern American food with an creative touch. BYOB served in Riedel Crystal glasses, no corkage fee. Bring your best wine and save. Serving dinner only Wednesday thru Sunday, Closed Monday and Tuesday to further notice.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Whispers is serving dinner on NYE. Our Prix Fix Menu will cost $99 per person plus tax & 20% gratuity. Our First Reservation is at 5:30 P.M. and our last Reservation is open determined by demand. The menu is similar to the Christmas menu available for viewing at our Web Site. HAPPY NEW YEAR

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Whispers Restaurant would be happy to serve you dinner on December 25, 2021. The first reservation is at 1 P.M. and the last seating is at 5:30 P.M. A prix fix menu is available for your viewing on our web site. $99 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity. Merry Christmas to all.

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vipVictorG
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A genuinely excellent evening all around! Amazing food, exceptional service and a very pleasant atmosphere. Thx!

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vipPaulM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three courses exceptional!

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MickZ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like we were getting personal treatment as our waitress was outstanding & didn't rush use through our meal courses as is done in most restaurants to have patron turnover for each table. The food was excellent, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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DanC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience, great service and the dinners were exceptional. Highly recommended

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vipJanet1057
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Prices have gone up as they have everywhere. Last night was the first meal misstep we've experienced as they overcooked my medium rare filet. I received an apology and it was replaced. Service was excellent and the ambiance is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster specialty dish was excellent. Pricey but the quality doesn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant with a quiet, local, “home town” feel.

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful - On time - not rushed. Can't wait to go again.

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capfoodie1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been going to Whispers for years and always enjoy it. Last night we met up with our cousins there for a delicious meal. My only complaint is that the food could have been hotter and prices have gone up pretty high!
Otherwise service was great and I was happy we were not rushed!

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vipCharlesD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. This is a hidden gem and highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables were just to close.. to one another & made it very loud..

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vipcdan
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Special occasions deserve to be celebrated at Whispers! The food was delicious and service great. Lamb chops cooked to perfection. Lobster crepe with truffle oil amazing. Desserts decadent. Perfect!

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tommym
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience1

The staff were outstanding! The lobster was raw. We took it to go to cook at home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We returned this year for our wedding anniversary. Last year we we're able to sit on the porch on a beautiful fall evening. Everything was acceptable last year. We decided to go back and what a difference. Our waitress was pleasant but seemed to not care about our needs. Checked on us maybe twice. BYOB is okay but why wouldn't your waitress refill your empty glass...strange...had to do ourselves. We noticed that prices had gone up approximately $5 per plate. When you get 4 shrimp with pasta for $48 that is a total ripoff...we will not be returning as this place is very over priced and you can go to other restaurants and get just as good if not better for alot less and better service

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Sailorgirl
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re in the mood for unique upscale food, this is the place. The lobster crepe was wonderful! Everyone at the table loved their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of our evening. Great table great service great food :)

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RyanMcC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience. Simply delicious and the service is impeccable. Ask for Jen. Can't wait to go back.

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Jmcarr
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Whispers…Extremely disappointing! This was our 2nd visit to Whispers as I like to give a second chance especially when there’s so many glowing reviews. I ordered the Grilled Shrimp ($48) one of the entrees recommendation by the waitress. First, the shrimp was off… tasting either previously frozen or on the bad side. The pasta was mushy and tasteless. Please note that the waitress did offer to bring me another dish but since my husband was almost finished with his, I passed. Leaving my plate full, I was surprised they didn’t comp the price. For a high end restaurant, the chef and the manager totally ignored the complaint. I recommend you try someplace else. 🍷

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JudyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , beautiful setting, easy close parking, friendly, courteous and professional staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there and will definitely go back again.

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RyanMcC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife simply LOVED the entire experience! Isn't that what it is all about? The experience? The server was perfect. The food was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and romantic. Francis Albert Sinatra on the soundtrack....guys, it WAS perfect!

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chief64
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was well done as always. Brandy did a good job as waitress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service

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Mona
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go to place for special occasions. Food is always excellent.

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vipHank
Wilmington
131 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great high end restaurant in Spring Lake NJ-The Irish Riviera. Not cheap but an excellent dinner with friendly professional service. Both servers were delightful and there was no rush. It is the end of the summer season and a Wednesday night so not a packed house. BYOB makes it even better. Tasty food from the chef.

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vipMBUMD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

$51.00 for (3) lamb chops is borderline obnoxious. Correction, is obnoxious.

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DoloresS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly, professional waitstaff and the food was fabulous. Excellent atmosphere and service was well paced. We did not feel rush and were able to dine.

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CYR22
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent: rack of lamb, done perfectly, altho my husband was surprised the kitchen couldn’t supply a touch of mint jelly.

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vipLouiseH
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They were shirt staffed. They did not recognize our Anniversary that i noted on the reservation. Otherwise it was excellent.

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DonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I go to Whispers for special occasions like our anniversary or Valentine's Day. The food is always good and the service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant - just high noise level making it difficult to hear

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Completely over priced and over rated.
They tossed out a tiny rock hard dried out bun as a bread service when we first sat down, which literally tasted cardboard. We moved on to an
Arugula salad that looked like it was picked out of garbage can and thrown on a plate $18.
Tomato salad which was also a wreck served warm ughhh $19.

The chefs specialty a shrimp and pasta dish was a disaster it looked they literally took garage and a few shrimp and put it on plate with pesto …so bad!! $48!!

Strip steak Lou set price of over cooked meat $49.
The only saving grace was it it was byob so we got out of there for a mere $160!!

Anybody who says this is a good restaurant really needs to rethink what they’re idea of good food .

There are so many other options.
I only went there out of guilt after having had made the reservation. I write this review as a warning so that others don’t make the same mistake I did.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very noisy. Pricey for food quality. Crab cakes were mushy. I expected more lump crab and received more pasty inside and not very crisp on outside. Fish special was overdone and close to dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience at Whispers. It’s been one of our favorites for many years.
Great service
great food

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vipDiane
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Requested a quiet table; was placed very close to a table of ten - loud. On the other close side was a loud table of four. Waitress couldn’t even fit between tables to serve properly.

Lobster appetizer was so so; salads were good and main course looked pretty but the lobster was over cooked and bland. Would not go back since prices are high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Whispers has been our "go to" restaurant for any celebration for more than 10 years. This is the second time dinning at Whispers since it re-opened. Sad to say, it is not the same Whispers. The level of service is not up to past standards. I realize it is difficult to get help, but the service in the past was one of the outstanding features of the experience. The offering of a amuse-bouche has stopped. This was another of Whispers "special" aspect of dinning. The food, which has increased greatly in price, has lost its flare. My pork chop was over cooked and my wife's vegetables were VERY undercooked. The bread, which was once a warm amazing feature has been replaced with "pop and serve" biscuits. Sad. It is still a good restaurant, but it is no longer great!

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StephenS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Best high end restaurant at the Jersey shore.

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Kikaleen
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the smaller room, not main dining room and it was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service with catering hall food. Loud room and disengaged servers. Uber overpriced for an average dining experience. Try Larimar where service and food are superb and priced properly. Very disappointing evening!!

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DoubleK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals my wife and I have had this year. I had the filet mignon, she had lobster. Nice location and setting. This is a BYOB. Varied menue, a bit expensive but worth every cent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Too crowded and to loud

FAQs

Whispers is rated 4.5 stars by 1906 OpenTable diners.

Whispers does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.whispersrestaurant.com/gc.php.

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.