Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant

4.3
1208 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Unique oceanfront dining is exactly what you will get at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant. Found right on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey, it is the perfect spot for a lunch break or dinner after a day at the beach. Breathe in the sweet ocean air while dining on the boardwalk seating or enjoy a relaxed dinner in one of their two dining rooms at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant.

The knowledgeable and friendly staff at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant will be happy to help you with anything you may need. The menu is sure to have something for everyone from full entrées to sandwiches and salads perfect for lunch. One popular choice is the pizza figi: a pizza served with goat cheese, caramelized onions, dried figs and rosemary. Choose from the extensive wine and beer list or a cocktail to enjoy with your meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1208 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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semaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Very poor service. As if we had been forgotten. Our waiter walked past our table multiple times without checking on us. Two other waiters jumped in at various points to provide us with things we needed; think silverware!!!!

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Joeyfingers
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

We have been going there at least 6 or 7 years , and always enjoyed experience or we wouldn’t have kept going back. But I have to say there prices to me have gotten a little crazy , after all it’s Asbury Park not Manhattan… $17.00 for a Caesar salad is somewhat a stretch. It’s not a big salad either. And a $40.00 , 5 oz fish special served with rice and not even a little vegetable , what would it cost for them to put a little vegetable…. I’ve been in the restaurant business for 45 years and I know prices have gone up , but come on ! I will go back but not nearly as much, plenty of places in Asbury and Red Bank !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Can’t say enough about the food, just awesome. Mixed drinks left a lot to be desired. Service was very pleasant. That said, the menu prices were way different from what we were charged on our bill and it definitely hurt what was otherwise a nice experience.

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maureeng
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service, not rushed, very enjoyable dinner on Christmas Day, will definitely go back!

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vipAmyW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful, creative food in oceanfront setting. Loved it!

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JanetL
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated the holidays with a small department lunch. Everyone really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the service - thank you!

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PattyG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent especially the pork chop. Service was decent and tried hard. A little noisy but in a nice way

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cammac00
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We shared stuffed figs, burratta, and a Caesar salad for appetizers - all very good. Then 2 people had mushroom ravioli, 1 person had a halibut special, and 1 person (me) had the skirt steak special - again all delicious. 1slice of flourless chocolate cake to share for dessert! Yum

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night at our favorite restaurant!

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BarbaraS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Office Holiday Party

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately our meal took over an hour to arrive but the manager and our waitress were wonderful trying to keep our patience level. Even though our meals took extra long to get to our table; the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a good idea to go to Stella!

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KevinW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend Stella Marina.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter, Brandon , was wonderful... very personable and quick to make sure we got what we needed. Nice portions, including the glass of house cab!

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MarcyM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella Marina never disappoints. Beautiful setting with terrific service and tasty food choices!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food with a view

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LindaR
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A late lunch for our Thanksgiving “dinner.” My spouse ordered the 4-course special for the day and I ordered an appetizer and fish.

Everything was DELICIOUS and plentiful. We had leftovers for today’s lunch.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, my steak was not Rare as ordered but still good. A little pricy but nice environment.

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AngeloC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place.

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vipDjvall
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

My wife and I have eaten here a few times before, and this time the overall experience simply was not acceptable. My wife ordered the pork chop and told the waiter it must be cooked well. She receive a pork chop that was raw in the center. The waiter proceeded to blame the kitchen as he advised them to cook it well...which you must do with pork.

I had the filet mignon which was ok, nothing special. Smothered in the house-made sauce. No steak sauce on site. The restaurant could buy 1-2 bottles of A-1 steak sauce for guests like me who like steak sauce with their $40 filet mignon.

Service, below what we expected but we understand the staffing issues Covid has created. So not going to negatively address this.

However, the hostess tried to seat a couple within 3 feet of our table to which I mentioned that there should be a 6-foot distancing. She sat them somewhere else.

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Bobbym
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall, we had a good experience for lunch at Stella Marina. From start to finish the our waitress provided us with excellent service. overall, the food was very good but the special of the day, pasta with Sunday gravy, could have been better. the pasta was undercooked and there was not enough sauce to cover the pasta and meat. I say this as someone who grew up with an Italian grandmother who made pasta with gravy (red sauce) every Sunday for our entire large family. There was a large party seated next to us so the noise level was very loud because of all the hard surfaces in this restaurant. Conversation between the four of us was difficult at times.

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LJF4778
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Excellent food. Indifferent, poor service. Waiter didn’t do a damn thing and is lucky he even got the 20% we left him.

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vipSusanA
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Porcini Mushroom Ravioli has been my favorities for many many years. Still amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome time. Great Food and Great Service

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AlexisB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Friendly staff and delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Have always enjoyed Stella in past, but this time was different. Meatball appetizer under cooked. Had pappardelle bolognese, portion good bit smaller than I’ve experienced in past and was not hot. Unfortunately, service was not good either - waiter seemed disinterested in being of service for some reason. For dessert, waiter just took order for 2 of us and walked away, had to call back to complete order. Passed out 1 menu for the 5 of us, dropped coffee with no milk, sugar, had to ask for spoons too. Just odd experience for this kind of a place.

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ValerieZ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

I should have listened to the reviews...over all I give it a 5 out of 10. It needs a lot of improvement. Go next door to Iron Whale instead.

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Burt
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The piped in hard rock music was extremely loud and made dinner conversation very difficult. Otherwise a good experience.

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MarianneB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful food-great service and amazing view. One of my favorites

MA
vipMAGS
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Asbury boardwalk dining. Great atmosphere. Best fried calamari. Don't miss the "Sunday "Sauce."

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Disappointing. Service was slow and inattentive. I guess that they were short staffed but it doesn’t cover inattentiveness. Cocktails were average and were not cold. (Martinis). Food was ok but nothing exciting. Prosciutto de Parma and pecorino were the blandest I have ever had. Entrees we’re ok. Banana by Dino was the worst dessert I have ever had in a decent restaurant. It was a hockey puck with a blob of ice cream on it. The edges were so tough. It was basically a microwaved stale brownie. The server didn’t come back to the table until after the meal and I didn’t feel like making a fuss, so I just told him at the end. He said he was sorry to hear it was not good (it hardly got touched) and he didn’t not offer to replace or take of the check.
Ambiance was good, location is good, but there are many much better choices in Asbury and the Jersey Shore. We will not return. For $260 for 2 people I need to be able to say somethings was good. All of this was mehhh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time, great food and excellent service! Would recommend the linguini !

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Tess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best meals ever. The Caesar Salad was a thing of beauty. The filet mignon and sauce was so good my spouse wiped the plate with bread to get the last little bit. The wine list included half bottles. Big deal if you are the only one drinking. The service while casual was attentive. My drink glass was not removed without my permission. Left better than 20% because everyone was so nice. And all this while looking at the Atlantic.

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vipduneroadgirl
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good service and food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wanted to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and be by the water.

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carlc
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The first table was chilly. the second table was dark. Disappointed that they did not offer decaf espresso. Food excellent

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vipDmc321
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!! Made my wife’s birthday that much better

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vipRobinK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays and our server,Brittany, and the entire staff was wonderful! We had so much fun , great food, great service !!!!!! Can’t wait to come back to Stella Mains again!!!

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viphhjc
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Stella's is a reliable, go-to restaurant for us. We always take out-of-town guests here because of the view and the food is always on point. I had the pappardelle on this visit and it was outstanding. The oysters could have been shucked a little better, but they were good and cold.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We waited too long for water and bread. We had drinks first and the waiter came by twice commenting on the fact that we still didn’t have water and bread. One person didn’t order a drink and just wanted water. Then My daughter waited at least 15 mins for her drink which she finally decided to order because water still wasn’t there. Bad way to start a nice night out with my daughters who were home from college for the weekend. Barada was tasteless and bad presentation. Our waiter was good. Personable and friendly. Overall- lacking so much!

FAQs

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 775-7776.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1208 OpenTable diners.

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.

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