Seaview at Ocean Place

2.9
127 reviews
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Sunday Lunch
With stunning ocean views Seaview introduces itself as one of New Jersey's premier oceanfront restaurants. Enjoy a cocktail at our beautiful marble-top bar, celebrate with family and friends at a large table, or cuddle up in a quiet corner with a loved one. Executive Chef Richard Brower has put his signature twist on a world-class contemporary menu.

Special Offers

Our Winter Neighborhood Menu

Available to Monmouth County Residents and Ocean Place Hotel Guests, A Three Course Meal for just $19 **Good Through April 15th**

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 January 2019

Ends: 1 February 2118

Availability: Daily 11:00-22:00

Monday thru Friday 4pm-6pm

Any Draft Beer or House Wine with your Choice from Selected Appetizers for just $15

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 January 2019

Ends: 1 February 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 16:00-18:00

What 127 People Are Saying
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CD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We waited for 1.5 hours for our food to find out that there are 30 orders ahead of us. We therefore left the place without eating. It became obvious that they were grossly understaffed!

SH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Wait staff overwhelmed with low occupancy. Food was just ok..Disappointing experience overall.

KZ
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Made a reservation on Open Table for Saturday evening at 7pm, we just wanted a light snack so the “all day menu” with sandwiches and burgers sounded perfect.

The menu did not have any of the all day items on it, it was the “Dinner Menu”. The waiter had no idea what we were talking about, he said those dishes are on the lunch menu only. He called the manager who had the same reaction and took a picture of my phone, to look into it.

Meanwhile we were offered a “comped” appetizer and ordered from the menu. My husband had a pork chop and I ordered the gnocchi in honey butter cream sauce and fine herbs. The pork chop was ok, my meal was a bowl of sauce with some gnocchi floating in it. I sent it back, it looked truly awful and tasted worse. Ordered the OP grilled chicken, by the time I got it my husband was done. My dish was two pieces of paper thin dried out grilled chicken without anything else on the plate, for $29.

So the sole pork chop and dry chicken was $60 before tax and tip - and we just wanted some burgers or sandwiches...

The manager came over after and mentioned that the gnocchi is not very good, the chef is in the process of changing the menu.
Also, on Open Table, there was a note of “1 special” per dinner, which was supposed to be a Three Course. Meal for $19 thru April 15, showing on June 22nd!!! When the sandwiches were not available we asked about the special, and the manager never heard of that either, so he took a picture of my phone again!

Overall, we had a terrible meal, without drinks or sides for $80, definitely would not recommend it. Too bad because the view outside is awesome. So just go for a drink at the Tiki Bar and admire the view - eat at a different restaurant!

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

They only had buffet and it was not listed on there website for Fathers day. Also there was not many options to eat as well. At that point we were stuck with no other other place to go. My whole family was very unhappy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

So sad because the place has an outstanding view of the beach, but everything else about the restaurant is a letdown. After we were seated, we were waiting for a good 5-10 mins before anyone came to ask for our drinks. I remember there was a family next to us, and one of them asked the staff if they can have a waiter after no one came. Plus, there was a lack of food choices, with food covering less than half the buffet area, and the quality seemed pretty normal and unoriginal.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

3 scallops for over $30 and very slow service. Just ok.

JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Nice Memorial Day weekend night, all other restaurants full at 7:30 pm. Made reservations for 8. Told by a very nice (and competent) matress d' that there would be slow service and tried to get us a table at their outdoor seating area which has it's own kitchen. They were full, however.

THough this restaurant was fairly empty, the service was horrible. OUr waiter didn't seem to understand what we wanted from the menu and what accompanied each entry on the menu. The brought out the main courses after a fairly long wait, and 5 minutes later brought out the cold appetizer that we had ordered (which we sent back).

The food was mediocre at best (salmon, scallops, chicken caesar salad.)

They were not prepared for the crowds, though there were no significant crowd: Maybe 10 tables taken in an area that can handle perhaps 50 tables. Clearly they had a problem with the kitchen staff.

The restaurant had a faint odor of chlorine, probably from the indoor pool across the hall.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Came here for Mother’s Day . Place was pretty too bad it was raining . The buffet had a lot of choices . The food I had was great . The dessert table was a little neglected . Needed more pizazz .... overall a good experience .

TL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I ate lunch there while I attended a convention. The food and drink were tasty and the service was very good. I had a seat next to the window with a beautiful view. I enjoyed my meal.

V
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off season so it was not crowded. Service and food were great.

SM
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was Super Bowl Sunday... the food was great, fresh and seasoned well. The waiter was friendly but was a little frazzled, brought the wrong wine the first time, then poured two full glasses of the right one without a taste first. Two plates came out different then expected (didn’t anticipate the marinated skirt steak on a kebab) but everything tasted good and fresh. They only had ice cream (which was officially excellent) as a Gluten free option for dessert; but the waiter did make sure to bring GF rolls, and made sure all meals arrived GF.

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A full buffet with no a la cart items. The hostess could not answer a simple parking question about the $30.00 fee for non hotel guests. This place is awful. We walked to Avenue restaurant and were very happy.

Seaview at Ocean Place
Responded on 6 January 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We are saddened to hear that your experience with us not ideal. We hold ourselves to much higher standards and will be discussing your concerns with the rest of our team. We hope that you would give us another opportunity to offer you a more positive experience.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Good food. Thought there would be a view of the ocean, but not from the restaurant.

Seaview at Ocean Place
Responded on 6 January 2019

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you have enjoyed our food. Please visit us once again as we ensure a table for you and your guests with a beautiful view of the ocean. Thank you once again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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LJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have our big family gatherings here for brunch. It’s super easy and they do a great job. And of course the setting is perfect.

Seaview at Ocean Place
Responded on 6 January 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us! We thank you for the five star review and are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations. Please join us once again for any family events you may have.

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DK
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the Caesar salad with grilled chicken. My son loved his Tuscan grilled chicken dish with spinach and sundries tomato pesto sauce and a side order of steamed vegetables. Service was good and the female Asian hostess was friendly.

w
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

All around excellent dinner !!







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DK
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend Jessica and I enjoyed our breakfast buffet. I loved the salmon with cream cheese and capers and fruit. They provided great service and a nice ambiance.

Seaview at Ocean Place
Responded on 6 January 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We hope that you can visit us again.

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JL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was very slow and the place was not busy.

Seaview at Ocean Place
Responded on 6 January 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We are saddened to hear that your experience with us not ideal. We hold ourselves to much higher standards. We will be discussing your concerns with our team. Please give us another opportunity to offer you a more positive experience.

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SA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really loved the Ocean view and ambiance overall. Food was good, our waiter was great, but hostess outside was a little clueless.... Overall had a great time!

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was awful, which is astounding since it was omelettes and waffles. None of our party’s good was prepared as described on the menu. Lovely view, kind waiter, but we won’t be back.

Seaview at Ocean Place
Responded on 6 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconsistencies you experienced during your breakfast. We hope that you would give us another opportunity to offer you a more positive experience.

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F
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Second time I was there and second time the service was AWFUL!
Took the waiter a full 15 minutes after we were seated to even greet us.
Our appetizer was served and we still didn’t have napkins or silverware. The appetizer was clearly to be shared and didn’t bring small plates.
We ordered two entrees and they came out one at a time.
Are you kidding me???

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food and servers are ok, Glasses on the table were dirty

M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Not an elaborate menu, but the food was good.

MP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good. A little overpriced. The service was not good.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate outside. The weather was beautiful but hot. Our waiter was brand new and when asked what the frozen drinks were said Coca Cola, water, iced tea until we explained we meant from the bar and he had to leave to ask. They were breaking down an event and workers were literally letting metal framing fall with loud clanks on the ground! Food however was very good. I will return.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I booked onOpen Table and left a note that it was my birthday. I was staying at this hotel so it was convenient. I checked the menu on line and there were a variety of options. When we arrived , there was no mention of the occasion.

The menu was very limited! There were only 2 tables occupied, ours and 1 other. The staff was busy filling salt and pepper shakers and fixing silverware instead of paying attention to the patrons. an extreme disappointment.

We returned the next morning for a "breakfast buffet" I had to ask several times for silverware, hot tea, and we waited over 30 minutes for the check!
Management needs to get their act together

F
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

We ate outside and it was not very busy for a sat nite the weekend before July 4th. Live music playing and a good crowd at the bar but tables were 75-90% full.
Waitress came over to take our order. We ordered drinks, one app,2 entries. She sorvifycsll asked if we wanted the app first or with meal. I thought it was an odd question but we said first.
Took a really long time to get our drinks but ok.
Then a REALLY long time for food to come. When it finally came the app came with our entrees. I asked - why did u take the time to ask if we wanted seperately if you weren’t even going to listen.
She came by later to apologize and explain that she only starts two weeks ago and was tasked with TRAINING someone new.
Are you kidding me? This is not the fault of the waitress but of management.
By the way, two of the tables around is also had issues
A restaurant in a hotel that charges $4-600/night should not have these issues.

LA
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We had reservations for 5:30, our waiter didn't speak very good English, very hard to understand him. Menu didn't have many choices. Our waiter was very slow with service, didn't tell us about the buffet, which we would have much more preferred. He messed up our drink order. And the prices were outrageous. The food was very good. But service was aweful.

KH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I went to this location for a Father's day lunch. I was unaware it was buffet style on Sundays but the food turned out to be a great selection and most of it was pretty good. The staff was very unattentive considering it was a buffet, yet when we received our bill a 21% tip was already added into our bill. Our waiter was having a meeting with the wait staff at the same time she should have been helping us. It's crazy she received $80 without coming over to help us and we would have to track her down.
I will never go there again. The wait staff receive such a large tip and they feel like they don't even have to earn it.

c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet brunch here was worth it and awesome, they had pretty much everything ready and fresh.

LI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother day brunch was a great experience.

K
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ocean Place Resort is a whole other Disappointment! But this is about the Seaview Restaurant, we went for the Valentines prefix menu on the 17th, it was a quiet atmosphere only thing I didn’t quite like is that it’s open to the lobby area, so time to time you will get noise. Our first Course was the French onion soup, it was good but had better. No complaints.. 2nd Course I went with the mussels which were great , my boyfriend picked the shrimp it was too translucent and not cooked enough a bit disappointed. 3rd Course we decided to endulge and get the chateaubriand for two with two sides it was yummy.. very satisfied. 4th course dessert was pretty good too.. Our waitress was very attentive and super great.. overall it was okay for a 5 star restaurant.

M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Only a brunch buffet is served on Sunday. No menu. No service at bar. The host/manager tried accommodating me at the bar but said he was “doing me a favor.” Ridiculous. I left. Not good when there are work related conferences occurring. Not hospitable to host conferences and offer minimal dining options in my opinion.

MU
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Wanted to treat my two sons to Christmas buffet and found this place. It wasn't clear from reservation that they had the buffet. When the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, I asked and the woman assured me that it was buffet. Of course, we show up and its not buffet. I was irritated, but rather than spoil the day, I agreed to try their holiday special menu, with me and one of my sons ordering the prime rib special. My expectation was the prime rib would come medium with brown edges and a pink center. It came "more done than well done." The outside was completely brown and dry. I cut into it, thinking that I has gotten a reheated end piece and that the center, at least, would be pink. Instead, it was grey all the way through. When I complained, I was told that I could get it redone, but the best they could do was medium well as the meat was pre-sliced. I'm assuming that their "special" was actually leftovers from the day before. So, after the refire, I was only able to eat about half of it (the middle part).

The party next to us had exactly the same issue, but were treated better, with part of the order comped.

Never again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

$20 per person it was 5 off us. Never offer a pancake or omelettes. Nobody behind the counter
The only person they cooked a omelette it’s was for the manager . Not a lot off things to choose from for the price

CN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Very open resort feel it's behind the lobby of the hotel the food was amazing I had the salmon my wife the crab cake it was excellent . Service was great icky negative was I was freezing they couldn't get the temp down . Defiantly a good place if you have a large party

GE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Sunday brunch service was totally indifferent. Had to constantly flag down waiter. Meal was overpriced. Don't sit near the lobby on a Sunday - constant stream of people in all sorts of appropriate and inappropriate clothing.

w
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

In August I gave Ocean Place the highest ratings. This last trip I found the menu was stripped down to a smaller menu AND my favorite item on the small menu was not available. They no longer serve soup. Nope, in August I was thrilled, now I will not go back.

MM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

To begin it was the day after Labor Day and truth be told...not a single sole in the restaurant but the two of us for our anniversary...it was eeeeery. The waiter was very sweet but the menu extremely limited. Also for some reason their was this bug flying around who wouldnt leave us alone and I actually got bit a few times...so besides the kind staff...not a big fan

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in a long time. The servers had no clue the food was bad and overpriced for what it was. They also had fruit flies.

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