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19 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1323
+1 732-775-6100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
19 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1323
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11 - 20 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2015

Last year, my husband and I were married in the front yard of the Majestic Inn, the location for the restaurant Bia, then held our reception in the inside room of the restaurant. The food and ambiance were so magical that we decided to return...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Actually, eating on the porch was lovely with a view of the ocean, but I really did not care for my meal. Because of it's proximity to our hotel, I would try it again.

Thank Micheletee
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Spotty service. Some decent dishes (like the scallops and calamari), but the shrimp was a little too seasoned and cooked. Sitting out on the porch is nice, especially when breezy and for people-watching.

Thank adonia1485
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We made a reservation and were able to sit on the porch with a great view of the ocean, at least for one of us. The food was OK, but not great. I had the grilled seafood, and the lobster was overdone. My wife had...More

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We're not foodies (wouldn't say that even if we were), but have lived in Manhattan 25 years and can't help but use that as our benchmark. The somewhat unfortunately named "Bia, a European Bistro" (at the Majestic Hotel) compares very favorably. We enjoyed two meals...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A wonderful meal -- wonderful service! It's pricey, but well worth it. I had the grilled salmon, rice pilaf, and fresh string beans. No room for dessert. BYOB.

Thank 507jenn
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

We just enjoyed a superb meal at Bia, sitting on the porch on a lovely evening. The scallops were the best I've ever had, tender, lightly glazed, and cooked to perfection. My husband's salmon dish, one of the specials, was also delicious. We would definitely...More

Thank drweo
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This restaurant is located in a hotel on the main street in Ocean Grove. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We were fortunate enough to get an out door seat on a perfect evening with an ocean view. On the plus side, our two...More

Thank Larry62NewJersey
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This restaurant is in the Majestic Hotel, a block from the beach. The hotel/B&B looks very nice. We decided to eat lunch on the front porch -- shaded and with a lovely ocean breeze. Too bad the food is so meh. The avocado and crab...More

Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I went to Bia for lunch. The hotel lobby is pretty and I would have liked to eat outside on the attractive porch, but it was too hot outside that day. We were seated at a small table with an old, stained plastic table cover....More

Thank I'm_Travelin'
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1323
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-6100
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