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All reviews lobster roll watermelon salad calamari appetizer black spaghetti chicken gelato enclosed porch wonderful treat main course service was excellent outdoor dining enjoyed our dinner view of the ocean susie servers chop seasoning
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

I was jammed in with crowds here, and everyone was nice. Super service from Susie. No masks anywhere. Sorry, 2 friends died. I was nervous. But super super food. I realized it was a wedding party, and I enjoyed them...but ... I was uneasy.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

I had high expectations but was disappointed. The noise level was uncomfortable. The musician set up in front of us and conversation became impossible. I wound up having to pour the wine as the servers were inattentive. Food was just OK. The calamari were cooked...well but lacked seasoning. My chicken was slightly overdone The prices are much higher than the quality warranted.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

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!). As our entree, we both ordered...the Eggplant Parmigiana over linguini with garlic and oil…FABULOUS! You know when food is so good you just can’t stop eating… I also want to give a shout-out to our waitress (Tracy)…she is awesome! Thank you Bareli’s for another excellent meal! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021

We ate dinner here on a Wednesday night in August. The place was packed. The octopus and tuna tartare appetizers were among the best we have had. But then things went downhill. The veal "special" turned out to be quite ordinary. The salmon dinner arrived...half cooked, and the portion was small. The spinach was so salty it was inedible. Service was very chaotic. Not a relaxing experience at all. Plus the noise level was very high. This is not a place we will return to.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

We had a wonderful dinner at Bareli’s. We reserved a table on the enclosed porch with a view of the ocean. Service was excellent, very attentive. The meal was delicious. We had a baked oyster appetizer and a salmon entree and eggplant entree. Portions were...generous and very well prepared. Overall it was an excellent meal and a very nice experience. The gelato for dessert was also very good. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

Atmosphere/fine food Starting with cerignola olives on table. Scratch made Ceasar, Clam Sauce & Bolognese Satisfied!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

I give it five stars for food, but took away a star for the noise level and crowded conditions. The service was good too. Definitely the best quality meal we had during our week. The cocktails were spot-on, baked clams and burrata salad were excellent....The lobster ravioli was freaking fantastic, as was the swordfish. The seasoning was just right and the portions were generous. We couldn’t resist trying the pistachio cheesecake, which my mom enjoyed thoroughly. We’ve visited previous years, and Bareli’s still a top choice for us.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021

I have read the reviews given to restaurants near Spring Lake, NJ. Bareli's is under rated both in terms of the food's quality and the service had. Some may consider the prices a little high, but it isn't any higher than some near by places...and the quality and portions of the food are on the high end. Make a reservation. The locals know it's good so they are willing to wait for a table.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021

The food here is a”B” at best. The portions are small and the prices are high. Most importantly Bareli’s is in defiance of the NJ state guidelines to operate at 50 percent capacity. They were packed. When I asked about it the owner lied. Shameful....Tons of restaurant around here. Support those with Integrity. Bareli’s By The Sea isn’t one.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021 via mobile

What a great surprise. I decided to book a table at Bareli’s By The Sea as a precursor to my birthday. It is about 1-1/2 hour drive from home. We were greeted and served by Tino. He was incredibly attentive. We had a lovely table...with a great ocean view. Full disclosure: I purposely booked a 3:30 Sunday reservation hoping there would be very few people. It worked out as planned. The food was scrumptious and more than plentiful. My husband and I shared the calamari appetizer. I had lobster ravioli which was thoughtfully prepared and had large chunks of lobster. My husband chose the red snapper. It was slightly on the sweet side for him; but otherwise was delicious. It was a great choice for my birthday meal and well worth the 3-hour round trip.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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I have only been there during the summer
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Casual is the norm, but definitely collard shirts for guys.
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Bareli's By The Sea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5