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Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake, Spring Lake, NJ

Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

4.6
4.6
1281 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Offering the most creative Italian/Continental Cuisine, now in Spring Lake! With our spectacular views of the ocean, and our beautifully renovated interior, you are sure to have a beautiful experience. Our outdoor porch is heated during the winter.

We offer a variety of daily specials in addition to our all-day menu. If you do not see one of your favorites on the menu, please ask your server and we will do our best to accommodate!

BYOB until May 1st.

Now open for lunch from 12-3 daily. Dinner is served from 3:30-10 PM daily. Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night!

Interested in hosting a special event at Bareli's By The Sea? Email us or call to discuss all of our event options!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Continental

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 769-5700

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please complete our event form on our website www.barelisbythesearestaurant@gmail.com for any of your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Please complete our event form on our website www.barelisbythesearestaurant@gmail.com for any inquiries about your next bridal shower, engagement party, wedding reception, baby shower, or any other special occasion!

  • Neighbourhood

    Spring Lake

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,281 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked 1,000-Point Tables

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  1. LA

    LAURAL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This was the second time we were at Barelli’s. The first time was amazing on every level! This time I ordered the Gorgonzola Stuffed Figs (as I did the first time being that they were outstanding), however for some reason it was not as good! They were cool rather than hot and a bit more soggy. The service was very slow too! Not sure if maybe it was just an off night. I would recommend them because other than this experience with the Figs, the food is excellent. And despite it being slow on service, the staff is extremely friendly and upbeat!
  2. m

    mopini

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good seafood. Noisy restaurant but food was quite good. Loved the spicy clam dish with homemade pasta
  3. DR

    DRCG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    I would not call the noise level Energetic - Deafening would be more accurate. It was almost impossible to have a conversation at the table. Would recommend but not if you are looking for a quiet night out. Wine list prices are almost 4X retail prices - this is a bit excessive. Corkage fee is a reasonable $25/bbl. This is the way to go. Prepare to be there a very long time. Time elapsed from end of appetizer to receiving entree was over an hour.
  4. PV

    PattiV

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Can’t comment on the food because after one hour and forty five minutes we did not have any dinner. Asked manager what the issue was. Many excuses. Those around us ate and finished. He said they did not have appetizers but unfortunately we watched them eat their apps. I believe our dinner orders were never placed ( just pasta). The lovely water bread person cleared our table of bread, butter, oil and all silverware with the app dishes and crumbed the tables as tho we were done. But - no dinner. Shame, might have been good but will never go back or recommend.
  5. JP

    JaneP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great, food was fabulous. Meal took a little long, but we did not mind can’t wait to go back
  6. PC

    PatC

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Waiting over an hour for our meal to be served was not delightful… I realize there are problems with hiring but then so many people shouldn’t be booked at once.
  7. S

    Shea

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best double cut pork chop in the county. Third time having it, always awesome. Tri color salad with fresh strawberries also a total winner as is their black squid homemade spaghetti in a red sauce with a kick. That’s usually the “bed” upon which a shelled 2 lb lobster sits, another amazing dish. Special Black Sea bass with broccolini was very good. Sat outside, nice table but the flies were out that night, so that was the only down side. Great place to dine then walk the beach or the boards.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is fantastic tho a bit overpriced. It was a hot night and the ac was not doing it. Our server was obviously hot and bothered. The support staff, especially Isabella, was amazing. She needs a promotion as she’d make the perfect server. Inside is a bit cramped but on a busy summer night I wouldn’t expect anything less. Eggplant parm and pistachio ricotta cheese cake are my fave go to. And try the Sangria!
  9. NM

    NjMama01

    New York Area

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Typically good Italian food.
  10. G

    Gigi

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for a meal with friends! We sat at an outdoor table & enjoyed a nearly 3 hour lunch. Service was great!
  11. T

    Traceyw

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great service, delicious food!
  12. B

    Baxter

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We have had many great meals at Bareli’s, but last night was not one of them. We waitied 35 minutes after we checked in for our reservation. Our server was great, but overall service was very slow. My husband ordered the Angry Lobster (which he has had many times) and told our server he did not want it prepared table side. The serving had 5+ claws and did not have ant tail meat. The manager came over and was very professional. Hoping this was just an off night. We’ll be back and try again.
  13. JM

    JamesM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT FOOD & EXCELLENT SERVICE ALWAYS...GREAT MENU ...PERFECT SETTING !
  14. MZ

    MicheleZ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Our waitress was incredible and the food delicious. Most special was the fabulous entertainer Zack Alexander! Old Blue Eyes is back! Thank you for a wonderful evening. Can’t wait to return.
  15. DL

    DonL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    food and service very good. but noise level indoors made it very difficult to carry on conversation, particularly with a singer, who seemed an unnecessary distraction. they might consider steps to muffle noise somewhat, perhaps plants and such. otherwise, ask for table on porch.
  16. KS

    KellyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Noise level dining inside made it impossible to have a conversation. There was a singer who was very loud - it was certainly not background music.
  17. M

    Money

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant with a wonderful ambiance. The food was superb; the calamari was moist, yet crisp and flavorful. The Sea Bass was delicious, along with the broccolini. Lauren, our server, was most pleasant. So were the others who provide service during the course of the meal.
  18. DG

    DavidG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service. Interior is really nice and nice to be able to see the ocean from the sun room and porch seating.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal
  20. KD

    KDNYC

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server and bus person were wonderful! So cheerful and pleasant. Food was delicious. Salads very fresh.
  21. S

    Shamrock

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice.
  22. CZ

    CarolZ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu, including the daily specials, offered a nice selection of meat and fish entrees. We started our meal with with a salad which the three of us shared and then had the salmon, sea bass and pork chop entrees. All the dishes were delicious! Additionally the service was very good and the staff was attentive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place no Rif raf delish food and great service
  24. MK

    MattK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    Our order did not come out correctly or at the same time as others in our party Plus tables are very close together and lots of kids yelling, playing games and videos without headphones. Plus the added credit card surcharge when they charge $25 for a glass of wine is sleazy That said the food was fine.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Table was perfect. Food service very slow, but good quality
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is a great local place. The food is very good. Our server was excellent. I had fig stuffed with blue cheese and my friends and I shared stuffed pork chop. My friends had fried clams. The food was really good. Post Covid prices are high. Appetizer $18. The noise level is high. All in all I give this restaurant 4 stars. I will be back
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Pros- Awesome table by the ocean. Open air, lovely scene. Cons- Our waiter kept forgetting to check on us. Crazy pricing- get inflation, but $29 for lobster bisque at lunch? Maybe we caught them on an off day. Our food was nothing to write home about.
  28. A

    Alex

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner Saturday night. Crabmeat avocado was awesome, as was tuna tartar! Oysters were fantastic. Even tricolor salad was top notch. Service was impeccable. And, love music made the experience that much better. One of the best meals!
  29. DK

    DianeK

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff that works well together. Food is excellent although the calamari was tough this time. My third visit and I will be going again! We recommend the pork voldestano, lobster ravioli or eggplant parmigiana and for dessert, the tartufo. Enjoy the beautiful outside garden on your way in and out!
  30. DL

    DarlaL

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Super expensive. Have been going here for years, prices have tripled. But the food and service are excellent.
  31. B

    Bethfrommanycities

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On the busiest of summer nights, we were shown excellent hospitality by the staff. Our host was welcoming and efficient. Our server was phenomenal bringing drinks and food and checking in periodically at just the right times. We actually felt that she was glad we were there and was happy to help us enjoy a great evening. And the singer was fantastic! Beautiful voice and classic songs. Excellent bustling atmosphere all around.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration, great food. Service overall great
  33. d

    dine2delight

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. The singer was great and we really enjoyed his voice and song choices. Was a great night celebrating my husband’s birthday
  34. J

    Johnlm

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We won a gift card to Bareli’s by the Sea about three years ago, and we have been a regular customer ever since. The food and service is always excellent. We have never been disappointed. Regular menu is great, but the page of specials makes choosing difficult. Worth a try if you like fine dining.
  35. CP

    CarleeP

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Barelis! Always good food and drinks and nice view.
  36. BR

    BRIAND

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was great. Unfortunately the extremely long wait for the main entree was unacceptable for a restaurant like this. Apologies were offered along with nice round of drinks.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely wonderful time at Bareli's! We went for my dad's birthday. The busboy/bus lady were amazing to us. They were excited to be able to speak Spanish with us and told us how great the food is; they also took care of our water and provided great service all around. Our waitress was so much fun, enthusiastic and engaging. I privately requested a happy birthday song and they sang to him in Spanish! They even put my hat on his head like I asked! They really made it all special. Now, the food: AMAZE-BALLS!!!! Pork chops - perfect! Tiger shrimp - perfect! Olives - omg, they were so good. Creme Brulee - perfection! Chocolate cake - yummy! My only issue was the noise level, but damn, for service and food that good, no wonder there were so many people! They must attract great people because lots of other guests said happy birthday to my dad. Next time I am in town, I will definitely stop at Bareli's!
  38. Z

    Zimmergasse

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent especially the branzino special! Also enjoyed the baked oysters. Service was friendly but professional. Lovely setting on the outdoor covered porch (inside was rather loud with the singer..).
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Our reservation was changed at the very very last minute from outside seating to inside. Not right or professional.
  40. MK

    MelissaK

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    We love the food, location, wait staff and owners. We hate the music! It is too small for such loud terrible music. It is impossible to talk to the table. We love coming all year round but will never return on a weekend in the summer the music was just awful. We love Frank but the guy singing was no Frank!!! He was terrible! For older folks like my Dad with hearing aids it was very hard to enjoy!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 769-5700.

Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake is rated 4.6 stars by 1281 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today
Google Map for Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Spring Lake

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (732) 769-5700

  • Catering

    Please complete our event form on our website www.barelisbythesearestaurant@gmail.com for any of your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Please complete our event form on our website www.barelisbythesearestaurant@gmail.com for any inquiries about your next bridal shower, engagement party, wedding reception, baby shower, or any other special occasion!

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