Bareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
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.
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 .
A wonderful experience as usual! Highly recommended!
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.
Service always excellent. Unfortunately, food not up to standard we have become accustomed to in Bareli's.
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.
Very nice, food is amazing, great staff
Perfect date night atmosphere. The food was excellent. The manager, Maria made us feel very welcomed. Great experience.
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.
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.
Always good food and service here.
Comfortable seating, this restaurant is a winner.
You will go back.
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.
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.
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 !
Love this place. Everything is excellent!
Always top notch ,all aspects food ,service, and ambience. Also owners always on premises, meet and greet.
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!!
Christmas Eve Dinner. Beautiful time. Atmosphere was outstanding and the staff and leaders were incredible. We will be back.
Food was great
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.
Love eating at the bar. This is a special restaurant
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.
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!!
Turkey dinner was very good!
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!!!
Love this place. Food is excellent with a large wine list.
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?
Excellent food, lamb chops, oysters, great service and atmosphere.
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.
Wonderful, family style service. I’ll definitely be back.
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.
Love this spot. Great staff. Great food!
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!
Absolutely fantastic love eating at the bar.
We love Barelis. It's local for us. We never had a bad meal.
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.
Food always good but it always smells - like old and musty, especially at entrance
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.
Great food, service and attention to detail