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About Whispers

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. Featuring select wines from Old York Cellars as well as the BYOB option.

200 Monmouth Ave.
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
2nd Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 974-9755

Website:
http://www.whispersrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Contact the restaurant for details.

Public Transit:
Spring Lake stop on the Jersey Shore Line.

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact for information on private parties

Private Party Contact:
Nicholas Bruno: (732) 974-9755

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Details
Sun - Fri 5:30PM - 6:00PM

Whispers Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Romantic (32)
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Good for a Date (27)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Business Meals (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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 .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a lovely birthday celebration dinner with our daughters and their spouses. This was our first time at Whispers. We had read online reviews and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent. Our server was very attentive and professional. We were seated in a smaller dining room which was quiet and well appointed. Definitely will recommend it to others.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent across the board. My steak was perfect, service excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Whispers is a lovely restaurant!
Delicious menu and charming ambience!
Lisa, our server, was delightful!
Look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Fargo)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had an outstanding meal at Whispers. This is our third time visiting this restaurant. Unfortunately, the service was not what we have seen there in the past. There were two servers working as a team tending to ten tables. There was no one serving water, and we weren’t asked how our meal was until it was over. Both servers were very pleasant, but it was simply just too much for two people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The " TIA " Dog Steak is amazing. The vibe was really good and the seafood is also amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was spotty. Regulars are treated like royalty, everyone else please step to the back of the bus. Food was good but not great. I would go back because there is a world of potential if they figure out how to serve everyone equally and more timely

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Pros -- fresh ingredients, excellent food prep. Great waiter -- timed meal well, did all the little things that only true pros know but veteran diners appreciate. BYO. Have not had a better meal anywhere.
Cons -- tables are tight, making for fairly high noise level and difficult navigating between. Also, as has become the custom in too many places, menu had 1/2 dozen specials recited beforehand without pricing. Would prefer restaurants just print out a little cheat sheet to review. How often do you have to ask a waiter or fellow diner, "what was that second special again?" A tad high on pricing vs. the market.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Super Meal. Elegant dining.
Great food & service.
Always a dining experience.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The ambiance was wonderful; food was outstanding; staff was engaging and very personable. We had a great dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a fabulous birthday dinner for my husband. From the moment we were seated in the lovely dining room, the staff pampered us. We were lucky enough to have Layla as our server. She was amazing! Fun, efficient, and lovely to talk to. She made the amazing food even better. Can't wait to go back!
The lobster crepe is to die for! A++++++

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Whispers is truly a gourmet restaurant. The cuisine is creative and delicious. Service is attentive and unobtrusive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Enjoyed an anniversary dinner. The food was delicious from the first course to the last. The ambience of the restaurant was ideal for such a special occasion and the service was fantastic. Could not have chosen a better place! Will definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Delicious food. Old school feeling, in a good way.
bYOB was an issue.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Highly recommended -- five stars! Wonderful menu, presentation, service. Quiet, romantic setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We go to Spring Lake every year after Labor Day and although we try other restaurants we always go to Whispers and have never been disappointed. The lobster appitiser I had on Tuesday was delicious. See you next year

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We enjoyed our second anniversary dinner celebration at Whispers. The food was outstandingly delicious. The service was attentive, friendly, and professional. The atmosphere was romantic. It is pricey, and entrees were a little more expensive than shown on the menu posted on Open Table website. Overall, a great restaurant choice for a special celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Appetizer were better then the main course.

I dont mind spending a little more money for exceptional food, however Whispers fell short.

The atmosphere also was a little dated.....

Couldn't hear the music over the noise of the other customers.

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 (Key West)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Being married for 20 years my wife was do to get a great dinner, and Whisper's was the right place to go. Our servers Marie & David are very friendly and helpful with the menu and specials. My wife had the Jersey tomatoes and goat cheese salad to start, than the local black bass , finished off with a cappucino and a dish of fresh berry's, I had the scallops followed by the lobster ( out of the shell ) with mashed potato, spinish, crab cake, and all in a lite pastery shell. This was one of the best meals I have ever had in my life.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Whispers does not disappoint. The pork entrée was outstanding, as is the filet mignon. As always, the servers are gracious, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We will always think of Whispers for a reservation when in or near Spring Lake, NJ.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We enjoy dining here whenever we are in town. Its a convenient walk in a lovely setting. The food is always delicious and creative. Service is very friendly. Its our special go-to place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The menu choices and specials were appealing, but rather expensive. We appreciated the BYOB option. It was our first visit and we would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went with 2 friends for Saturday night dinner. Dining room was packed and lively. Food was great as usual. Big portions and heavy meals. You will not leave hungry. Bring your own Booze and it is not near a liquor store - so do NOT forget to bring your bottle. Service is excellent. You are extremely close to your neighbors so NOT somewhere I would go if you want to have a quiet private dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Whispers wasn't our type of restaurant. We did not like the high prices nor the ambience

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