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Whispers

4.6
1379 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5:30 to 8:30
Thursday : 5:30 to 8:30
Friday: 5:30 to 8:30
Saturday: 5:30 to 9:30
Sunday: 5:30 to 8:30
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Phone number
(732) 974-9755
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Private Dinner in our Private Gold Room capacity up to 24 people, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties, Rehearsal Dinners in our Main Dinning room up to 50 people
Please contact for information on private parties
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Private party contact
Nicholas Bruno: (732) 974-9755
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Catering
Contact the restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Ave.
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Public transit
Spring Lake stop on the Jersey Shore Line.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bring Mom out for an unforgettable day. Enjoy an early dinner including all of our favorites from Lobster to Lamb. Don't let her special day end there, enjoy a walk around Spring Lake or a stroll down the boardwalk. Price fixed menu available that day

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What 1379 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very nice location and the staff was very attentive. Our waiter was great. The food was good, not great, but good.
What's bothersome is that I was under the impression that Whispers was an "upscale" restaurant so I wore a jacket and tie, while my wife wore a dress. Several couples did the same, but there were also people wearing shorts and sweatpants. Sorry, but that's a complete disgrace. Ownership needs to step up and enforce a dress code OR classify Whispers as casual dining.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always love coming to Whispers. It is a dining treasure not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

this place was great!!! very cool and friendly, and great food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very good service; food was delicious! Perfect place to celebrate a holiday or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

One of our favorite shore restaurants! Quaint decor, delicious food!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Whispers is our favorite NJ restaurant! I had a wonderful salad with beets,walnuts, and goat cheese over mixed baby greens For dinner I had Rack of Lamb with asparagus and mashed potatoes! Topped off with a Linzer Tart!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

"Whispers" is one of the nicest restaurants in New Jersey. The food is spectacular, offering skillfully prepared variations on classic fine cuisine. For our appetizers, my companion had the lobster crepe (absolutely delicious) and I had the poached pear, beet, and arugula salad with nuts and cheese. For our entrees, my companion had the grilled shrimp with fettuccine and pesto sauce, and I had a succulent filet mignon with expertly crafted demi-grace, a delicious gourmet potato cake, and haricots vert. For dessert we shared the warm chocolate ganache with vanilla gelato. Every bite was fantastic. The ambience is lovely - a warm, comfortably elegant, beautifully decorated dining room with large windows looking out on the exquisite town of Spring Lake. Soothing classical music plays creating a soft, romantic atmosphere where it is easy to have a quiet conversation without strain. Owner Nick is a gracious host who made us feel very welcome, and our server - Cara - was highly skilled, attentive, and charming. I recommend "Whispers" wholeheartedly . . . and am most anxious to return.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had a fantastic meal and Maria, our server, was attentive and very helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had another wonderful dinner at Whispers. I normally avoid Resturant’s on Valentines Day but was confident that they would be on their game. Only change was the price fix menu. Had the tuna appetizer and it was phenomenal followed by the rack of lamb. The lamb was cooked perfectly, followed by a pecan tart that was also great, Great venue for that special night.... or just looking for a quality meal with a great staff.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Was looking for a Valentine's Day meal with the wife and it did not disappoint. Arugula Salad was divine with Walnuts, Pear, and an amazing dressing, although I left out the beets. Followed with a Filet Mignon that was cooked perfectly and was buttery textured. Waiter was funny and low key. I did not realize it was a BYOB, but the owner who checked us in called the liquor store who ran us over a bottle 10 minutes later. A quiet Tuesday night so only half full, but it was nice to be able to hear ourselves talk for a change... Lovely old Spring Lake mansion repurposed into a cozy restaurant.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

have eaten here many times but never again, service was slow, portions were skimpy, lobster special was a 1 1/2 pond lobster, unlikely based on portions and claw size, overall bad experience and costly, don't mind spending the money but hate getting ripped off

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great meal, a bit pricey, but worth it. Not crowded on a cold night in January. Service was perfect; attentive, but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous as always. Elegance from a by-gone era. Romantic and delicious.
Food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a special occasion place for my wife and I. We like to get dressed up once in awhile and a number of guests do. Food and service are great as is the ambiance. Worth the money.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The welcome and service was excellent. The tables were nicely decorated with flowers. The food was good - especially the lobster special. The peacan torte and the fig and walnut ice cream were delicious. Great coffee choices.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious seafood crepe-cozy atmosphere in Bed & Breakfast inn. Just a touch cold near the windows in winter.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Beautiful room , elegant but not stuffy; delicious food, gorgeously plated; helpful and attentive wait staff; and don’t forget, it’s BYOB.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect Christmas Eve dinner with family. Specials were delicious and the staff was very friendly! Normally do not indulge, but there was an excellent recommendation for dessert as well! Was not rushed at all-sit back, relax and enjoy the vibe!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

I am never disappointed with my meal or service at Whispers. Always very enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Love this restaurant. Had a wonderfully birthday dinner all the way around. From atmosphere to food and service it’s superior

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

As always, we had a great experience. Everything was perfect for our daughter's 50th birthday. Can not say enough about the great food, atmosphere, and the wonderful service. Michael is a gem.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Our evening was wonderful in every way. Nick and the staff are excellent and truly made our experience enjoyable and memorable after I mistakenly had made our reservation for the following Saturday, but thinking it was this on. We had driven from our current home 2.5 hours away, and we were staying in a local hotel to celebrate a special birthday at one of our favorite restaurants when we lived in the area. When I discovered the mistake early that evening and contacted the restaurant Nick was kind enough to accommodate us at the same time that evening. The menu has new items and there were a lot of appealing specials. The service was well paced and the food fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was comfortable and well suited to a long quiet dinner. The trip was well worth it!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

WE come every Christmas for our office staff dinner. It is Our favorite.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service are very good. A little on the expensive side. Can get noisy.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Another fabulous meal at Whispers! The very best server, Layla, always makes our experience more special. The lobster crepe appetizer is to die for. Amazing. Next time, I just want to order 3 of them as my meal! I had the scallop special and it was great. Husband had the grilled shrimp and pasta and it was amazing. Wish we had room for dessert! One of our very favorite places to dine! Wish it wasn't 45 minutes away! But, worth the ride! A++++

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The ambiance is lovely! Much attention is given to detail. Loved it. We live within walking distance and will return as often as we can.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Polished yet comfortable. Excellent delivery with no pretensions. BYO helped digest the higher price point. Highly recommend for a refreshingly elegant dinner at the Jersey Shore.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Outstanding Thanksgiving dinner. This restaurant is consistently excellent on all the visits we have made over the years.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The food and service were fantastic! So excited to get my favorite meal--lobster, crab cakes in a wonton bowl. Delish!!!!

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

The service was flexible and accommodating. The food was creative and delicious! Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Good service. Solid food, but nothing memorable. We shared buratta app and a Dali’s. My partner enjoyed her filet. I️ had the lobster special signature meal. Less than the described deshelled 1.5 lb. lobster (missing one of the claws) over a crab cake on top of spinach. Spinach was best part. Sat in a taco shell on top of a bed of mashed potatoes. Did not get the combination. The waiters ended up teaming and we recovering from a mid meal missing waiter lapse. All around, it was pleasant, just nothing memorable, especially for the price.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Best meal I've had in a long time. Lobster was great.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first time dining at Whispers. The waitress, Maria, was very knowledgeable about the menu selections. We found the scallop appetizer quite pricey. The salads and entrees were superb. Being a BYOB establishment helps to make a somewhat expensive meal palatable .

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We are never disappointed when we go to Whispers. Everything is outstanding! Our daughter is a very picky eater, but she will try anything at this restaurant. The melding of the flavors is unbelievable. Of course, having the best waiter of all time, was are real plus. Our request for bread pudding was the icing on the cake. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was outstanding, the service was a bit slow at times, especially considering we were at the first seating of the evening. The noise level was much too loud to enjoy a romantic dinner. I had mentioned in the reservation that it was our anniversary, and all that they did was put a candle on the dessert we paid for and a cursory Happy Anniversary. As a restaurant, they were great, but for a special occasion, not so much.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We received a gift card for whispers It was a long ride for us for dinner. But we enjoyed our dinner and our waiter was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

great place, nice setting, great food...byob...nice staff.....good quiet date palce

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Our server Michael provided exceptional service. The food and ambience were great.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We’ve been many times and the food is always excellent and Sean our waiter is fantastic!!!!!!

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Lobster was on menu - they had no lobster
Had rack of lamb - they had no mint jelly
Had lobster bisque - they had no sherry

I asked for lamb rare - it came medium.
Soup was not hot.

Manager could not be found,

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