Bareli's Restaurant - Secaucus

4.7
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638 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Conveniently located on busy Route 3 in Secaucus NJ, just minutes from the Meadowlands Complex, Giants Stadium, and New York City. Bareli’s is the area’s finest Italian/Continental restaurant since 1986. An award winning wine list complements a menu prepared from highest quality ingredients. Let our award winning chef prepare your favorite dish to your specifications. Food fit for royalty with great service and a comfortable atmosphere.
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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Would not consider this ‘fine dining.’ The bread basket was so sad looking. It looked like we got another tables left overs. Menu was mediocre. Ravioli was cold and the inside cheese tasted like a wet sponge. Service was decent, but wouldn’t return.

AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was Valentine’s Day and they legit put us in a room in the basement where we even had to cut through the kitchen. They set up 4 tables down there. Wasn’t too bad but kind of lame when I had reservations a week prior . Then they come to the table asking if we want to buy a 10 dollar rose . What are we in a club in NY? It’s annoying when they do it in a club nevertheless a classy restaurant. But I’ll say this , THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. All that aside I’ll go back , not on Valentine’s Day that’s for sure but the food was that good .

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience as usual! Highly recommended!

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food and service was great. However there was a lady next to us who obnoxiously complained about the food the entire time. Me and my husband could barely hold a conversation because of her incessant talking. Her voice was a damper on our dinner. Very annoying.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service always excellent. Unfortunately, food not up to standard we have become accustomed to in Bareli's.

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had to wait 20 minutes to be seated, but food was excellent. They added a twist to all Pasta menue , but if you want to traditional pasta dish, they will make it.
Seat food is all good. Steak was so so.
Only complaint is a music. They do not need live music there.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food is amazing, great staff

PT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Perfect date night atmosphere. The food was excellent. The manager, Maria made us feel very welcomed. Great experience.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were there for my sisters birthday. The restaurant was nice but the space is too small for the sparkler candles they brought out for numerous birthday celebrations . By the time it came for my sisters “celebration “ we asked them not to bring the candle . The room was filled with smoke that had a chemical smell to it. The food was average and a bit overpriced unfortunately.

JN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and excellent service. The owner Tommy, delivered a personal touch by greeting my date and myself with warmth and love.. we can wait to go back.

JZ
Miami
171 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service here.
Comfortable seating, this restaurant is a winner.
You will go back.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Bareli's is one of my favorite restaurants. However, I was not pleased with my last experience. There were two of us and the table was a table for 2 which was placed next to another table for 2 without much room in between. The food we ordered couldn't even fit on the table. We had requested Surf and Turf and the size of the lobster tail was poor. It was no bigger than an extra large shrimp. My filet was chewy, although my husband's filet was very tender (the way it is supposed to be). It probably was an off night but when you are spending $300+ on a dinner for 2, you tend to think twice about going back.

D
New England
65 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We met at Bareli's because it was convenient to meet (georgraphically). Food was very good as was the service. The outside of the place is off putting but once you get inside it was very nice. The clientele is lots of locals which adds to the aura... It's a bit pricey but a nice place to dine.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bareli’s is the ultimate dining experience. I never go anywhere else anymore. The food is always spot on. The cocktails are fabulous. The ambiance is very classy. However, if you choose to sit at the bar, you will have a more lively atmosphere and fantastic live music on the weekends. The owner stops by to say hello each time we have dined here. It’s a rare find !

JG
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Everything is excellent!

TB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always top notch ,all aspects food ,service, and ambience. Also owners always on premises, meet and greet.

DJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barelis is fabulous!! The food, service, ambience is excellent! Great music on the weekends isI fantastic...old school music!! It’s a family friendly place as well as a great date night event!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner. Beautiful time. Atmosphere was outstanding and the staff and leaders were incredible. We will be back.

TR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

KB
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a top notch Italian restaurant. The food is excellent. The staff is professional and attentive. Barelli’s is every bit as good as the top places in New York City.

OT
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating at the bar. This is a special restaurant

KE
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Bareli's many times over the past 18 years.
Consistent on every level.
Outstanding and the first place I think of when I need to impress a client.

JZ
Miami
171 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always steady here, you can not go wrong.
The food, the service and the ambiance all excellent.
Big comfortable chairs and tables that are spread out nice.
This is a winner, go and enjoy!!

HM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turkey dinner was very good!

DJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barelis is fine dining at a reasonable price. It’s a great place for special nights out. The staff are very friendly and there is usually music on the weekends. I’ve never had a meal I don’t enjoy!!!

OT
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is excellent with a large wine list.

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were three (3) couples and felt the food was good but prices extremely high even more than NYC and $23 for a Martini is outrageous. Service was very good but didn't feel warranted the cost of the dinner. Young lady asked how our dinner was when we left and said it was good but very pricey and she said they were working on that. What does that mean?

AS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lamb chops, oysters, great service and atmosphere.

C
New York Area
354 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bareli's is our go-to spot. We live in the area and we feel it's the best restaurant in New Jersey. Food and service is always consistent.

B
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, family style service. I’ll definitely be back.

LM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place is very beautiful although the location is easy to miss. The dishes were hit or miss. The pasta fagoli Tasted more like minestrone soup but the Bolognese was to die for. That seem to be true of all of the remaining dishes we had that night somewhere outstanding and others like the cheesecake (very dry) were just no good. The service was impeccable though so I would give this place another try.

MA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. Great staff. Great food!

AL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff truly deserve all the compliments, they are beyond amazing and make you feel at home! Food is delicious! Definitely coming back more often!

OT
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic love eating at the bar.

C
New York Area
354 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Barelis. It's local for us. We never had a bad meal.

HF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely love this place. The quality and choices you get is authentic and fresh Italian. Had many business and out of town friends come here. The warm welcome and responsive service is unmatched. The bar is a great scene and adds another dimension of a complete dining experience. This place is my go to whenever I’m in the mood for Italian. The price point is reasonable and portions are perfect. You will not be disappointed.

H
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food always good but it always smells - like old and musty, especially at entrance

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was exceptional. My only comment would be that the music was a little loud and made it hard to have a conversation but it did quiet down after a while.

PF
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and attention to detail

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