Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake

4.6
953 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!

Effective January 2021 we have a full year liquor license and will no longer operate as a BYOB.

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 3:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

What 953 People Are Saying
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Temp
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Great place great service.. food none better.. fresh, hot and spiced to perfection.

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nouveauyorker
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The baked sambuca oysters remain amazing. The salmon with horseradish was excellent. the dining atmosphere on the sunporch is intimate and friendly --we had two birthday celebrations around us!

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JoeC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Very noisy. Meal was over 2 1/2 hours long and just average. Not worth the time and money!

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JimKathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every aspect of the night. The singer was fun. The food was fabulous & they did a nice job fir my wife’s birthday. We will definitely go back again.

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vipKathydin
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Susie. Food was outstanding. Great atmosphere with live music. Liam is an awesome host and ensures everyone receives white glove treatment. Highly recommend.

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vippeters7
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time, what a nice surprise. We are always looking for new places to dine. We definitely be coming back. Food and service were very good.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just looking to get dinner before leaving Spring Lake and had heard good things about Bareli's. Place was packed but staff was friendly and competent. Live music was great and not so loud that we could not have a normal conversation. Food was excellent and served timely. Best restaurant experience in a long time and we go out to eat often. Highly recommend!

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WBS3rd
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Way too noisy… could not have a conversation. Get a table on the enclosed porch if you want to enjoy the evening. Wait staff a bit too “attentive” and unseasoned. Began clearing table while some of us were still eating.

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foodtraveler
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was our first visit and I think we got the worst table in the restaurant between the kitchen and the entertainer. So loud that at times we couldn’t hear each other across the table. The food was good, not great though I enjoyed my tuna. Service was also uneven. We had to get up and pour our own wine since we rarely saw our server. This is an expensive place. I think they can do a lot better. We might try it again on a different night.

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vipRyanMcC
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Across street from beach. Very nice place. Will return.

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Teachmsa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the birthday cake -- delicious! The service was sweet and attentive. The food was good - we had sandwiches. The drinks were delicious! The porch is nice, but many flies. If there are screens, maybe it is a good idea to use them? Overall, we would recommend returning. Nice outing!

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MariaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner with nice views of the ocean. The "outdoor" porch seating is covered and has windows that can open or close depending on the weather. My husband and I shared an appetizer special and the "angry lobster" pasta dish. Both were excellent and it was large enough portions for the two of us to share. The service was friendly and efficient. Overall a great place for a special occasion.

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vipHomecooking
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Nice window seat with view of beach. Food outstanding- loved the meatballs ricotta appetizer and pork chop parmigiana special. We will be back!

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googy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I have been enjoying everything about this place! This time we brought our adult kids who loves as well. Aside from the amazing food-chicken that melts in your mouth & awesome service, Frank Sinatra will entertain you as well! Fun. Owner is super attentative to what’s happening in his place & makes sure everything is running perfect. Tastey espresso martinis & a sparkler on your dessert if it’s someone’s birthday. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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vipJamie
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend away with sisters and mom. Had a wonderful dinner! Food and service were excellent, great atmosphere, dim lighting and a fantastic singer. Great cocktails as well. This place is a find!

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vipMegan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Normally much better , I hope it was just an off night. They were super busy and the waiter tried very hard but appeared overwhelmed and under staffed. I will give this place another chance because I have had wonderful meals here.

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vipJeanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner - excellent salads . The chicken bareli dish is particularly tasty.
My cocktail was well prepared and the wine selection quite good.
The staff was very welcoming and professional.
Probably the only note I would make is that the restaurant was partially full, so pressure on the kitchen and staff was manageable.

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googy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Everything from food quality to service & atmosphere-always exceptional!

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Jmcarr
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I made a return visit to Bareli’s since our last two experiences were so positive and reviews continue to be great. We once again shared the Tri Color Salad and it did not disappoint (sooo good!). For our entree, we both ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana over linguine with garlic and oil…FABULOUS!! You know the food is good when you just can’t stop eating it even when you’re full…
I also want to give a shout out to our waitress (Tracy)…she is awesome! Thank you Bareli’s for another excellent meal! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

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vipBillibean
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent service very good

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NANCYD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now, this was an epicurean delight! At first sight, walking up to this magnificent hotel, was nothing less than charming. The lovely outdoor porch was where we dined and so glad we did. The porch was sparkling with white tablecloths and napkins and crystal clear water glasses. The servers were impeccable, Renee was one of them.
Wonderful service. I had gazpacho soup that was fantastic. It wasn't even on the menu but they let me order it anyway. We were there for lunch but I saw that this soup was on the dinner menu. It was so good that I took some home. The filet mignon sandwich was so tender, juicy and tasty. I can't wait to go back.
It may seem a little pricey but it was worth every penny. I highly recommend this restaurant. The added bonus is the beach is right across the street

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vipCindy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was excellent. the food and service were excellent as well!

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vipdebbiet
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. What not to like when your view is the the ocean in such a pretty place as Spring Lake!!!

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vipDomenickL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another excellent dining experience at Bareli's in Spring Lake!! Party of 4 celebrating life!! We enjoyed Oysters Sambuca, Fig and Pear Crostini for appetizers. For dinner, Shrimp Oreganata, Pasta Carbonara, Salmon and Spicy Clams Linguini!! This was the first time we sat in the back room, very loud. We did enjoy some very nice music sung by a very talented young singer!! This is an excellent restaurant for special occasions or for just enjoying life!! Make a reservation and go and enjoy.

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vipDeb3
Atlantic City
33 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! We loved it.
Service was ok, there was a party starting, so I think all servers were helping with that.

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vipSBG900
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spur of the moment search for a restaurant open Monday evening in or near Spring Lake and Bareli's by the Sea popped up. So my friend and I (looking a bit disheveled and really not dressed appropriately) showed up and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Staff was friendly and professional and food very tasty! Oysters Sambuca and Lobster Ravioli with chunks of lobster in the very good sauce. We sat on the screened porch and enjoyed the remains of the day!

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Anonymous
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! Such great staff, and was welcomed by such great Hostess Anastasia. I had the Chicken Bareli’s and the Pistachio Cheesecake. And they were both delicious!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was WONDERFUL! Food was delicious. Could have had more windows open for outdoor dining. Also vacuum was run right next to us while we were eating. Found that odd and annoying. Most of the tables around us remarked about that.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was lunchtime. The person I went with asked for a dinner meal, the waitress asked the chef and he agreed. The lobster raviolis were tough. The waitress asked if she wanted another one. She said no.
I can say that the oysters were fabulous as usual.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Susan was terrific. Food was awesome

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DrJayS1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam the owner is very attentive and the food is great

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vipVictorG
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy night, but service was solid and our dishes were great. A reliable local favorite.

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vipMarleen
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was exceptional; sat on the sun porch which was lovely. The food was excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and when the waitress found out she brought out our dessert with a sparkler! It was so special. Great anniversary celebration!

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CindyH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great friendly staff and delicious food. Sat for 3 hours. Never rushed

One of my new favorite places

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vipGrobe
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was attentive, and apologetic due to mistakes during the meal.

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vipFlash
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there. All round great. Super wine list and beautiful view. Music on weekends is a plus. Fresh food and menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good but it was more about the miserable hostess that needs some lessons in hospitality. You know like making your guests feel welcome for a start🙄

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vipKristenS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful view, right on Ocean Blvd and delightful setting. Lunch menu is basically glorified pub food, but good nonetheless. A bit disappointing if you expect seafood. Service was a bit slow but so nice and gracious.

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Brickgurl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ElainaM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The angry lobster and squid ink pasta was delicious!!

FAQs

Bareli's By the Sea - Spring Lake offers takeaway 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 953 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 bookings at the moment.

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