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Baia Restaurant

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998 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ (Shore Rd)
(609) 926-9611
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: BAIA offers a unique waterfront dining experience, featuring a creative...
BAIA offers a unique waterfront dining experience, featuring a creative Twisted Italian menu, exciting cocktails at our three bars and live entertainment 4 nights a week, all with a spectacular bay view! Offering an early dinner and late night menu, in addition to lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The principle staff consists of Ed Bonsignore, Jr. (Executive Chef and Owner of Samantha's in Jupiter, Florida) and Sean Weinberg (Executive Chef and Owner of Alba Restaurant in Malvern, Pennsylvania) combine their unique styles and flavors to create Baia Restaurant in Somers Point, New Jersey. Our synergistic and creative dining experience you will enjoy at Baia is based around an exceptional staff which will strive to provide the highest level of food and service to every guest. Baia is a great spot to have your next special event, dinner or luncheon, please contact the restaurant directly for large parties.
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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overpriced, Overcrowded, Overdone

Hit this for a special occasion, while visiting family, who have lived here for 50+ years. This location has always been great, but the current atmosphere is a bummer. Lots of rude vacationers with screaming, ill behaved kids, drinking way too much for their own good, and unsavory characters... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
bondgirl1970
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New York, NY
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English first
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This evening started with calling to make reservations which I was told nothing would be available until 9pm however the lower deck bar was first come first serve, which was fine for me and my family. Upon arriving to the lower deck, we were asked to pay cover for the band playing, I explained we were there for dinner and... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went there for a Mother's Day dinner. Wanted to sit somewhere outside, so we chose this. Decks are nice and the view is great. That's where the good news ends. The children's menu is pretty pathetic - what child wants eggplant parm? Our food took awhile to come out, and the person who brought it out didn't know where it... More 

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal between the two of us, though my $35 fillet was disproportionately gristley, but the service, salads, appetizers, desserts, and view made this an above average dinner; we'll definitely be back!

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PA
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant is nice enough but with no real originality... Pretty standard. Our waiter let us rot. We spent most of our time wAiting and he never checked in with us. I think we must have been his only table in our section of the restaurant. My seafood dish was way undercooked and slimy. So was my husbands. Huge disappointment!

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Richboro, Pennsylvania, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just over the Ocean City bridge is located one of the finest restaurants my family has ever had the pleasure of eating at. Although the wait was extremely tiring, the food and ambiance was superb. They have outside eating with entertainment and a bar as well as inside dining room. The entries are included pasta, chicken, veal, steak and of... More 

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New York, NY
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hit this for a special occasion, while visiting family, who have lived here for 50+ years. This location has always been great, but the current atmosphere is a bummer. Lots of rude vacationers with screaming, ill behaved kids, drinking way too much for their own good, and unsavory characters looking for nitelife. Can take all types on the beach, but... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The patio was lovely, but the meal was overpriced for mediocre at best food. The, service was terrible, and kitchen/management problems were blamed on the servers. Not worth a visit.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
292 reviews 292 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful restaurant. Waiter, antony, I think, was obnoxious and loud. Food was ok but extremely overpriced. Took a look long time. Had two big flour balls in my clam chowder. For the money...go to Charlie's or the anchorage.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If your in Ocean City, NJ make the 10 minute trip over the bridge to Baia Restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff was very nice. My wife and I went here on a Tuesday night and we asked to sit outside on the deck. We overlooked the water with views of the bridge and boats passing. The dinner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a great location with wonderful water views. We ate outside on deck attached to restaurant Bread and salad were excellent however we both ordered the rib eye special- mistake! Ribeye was a big blob of Nonedible fat! Could not begin to it it! At the end of our dinner Our waitress asked us how our dinner was. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 998 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ
    (Shore Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: (609) 926-9611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

BAIA offers a unique waterfront dining experience, featuring a creative Twisted Italian menu, exciting cocktails at our three bars and live entertainment 4 nights a week, all with a spectacular bay view! Offering an early dinner and late night menu, in addition to lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The principle staff consists of Ed Bonsignore, Jr. (Executive Chef and Owner of Samantha's in Jupiter, Florida) and Sean Weinberg (Executive Chef and Owner of Alba Restaurant in Malvern, Pennsylvania) combine their unique styles and flavors to create Baia Restaurant in Somers Point, New Jersey. Our synergistic and creative dining experience you will enjoy at Baia is based around an exceptional staff which will strive to provide the highest level of food and service to every guest. Baia is a great spot to have your next special event, dinner or luncheon, please contact the restaurant directly for large parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?