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Bistro by the Beach

7 Atlantic Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1114
+1 732 449 8800
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Ranked #6 of 23 Restaurants in Spring Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Spring Lake, New Jersey
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This building was recently razed. I don't know if the Bistro relocated. Originally theSandpiper Inn a familiar landmark in Spring Lake has unfortunately been torn down and the property sold off for development.

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and I dined here during Restaurant week. The food was terrible, the almost 3 hour service was atrocious, and when we actually complained(nicely0 to our waitress she said, and I quote, "TOO BAD"! We spoke to the manager on the way out, he was pretty nonchalant about it. First time in years we left "zero tip", the service... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Dined here this past weekend and enjoyed every minute of the dining experience. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. The mahi mahi on special was cooked perfectly and was so flavorful. We shared the shrimp taco special as an app as well as the fall salad. I loved the flavors on the shrimp dish and the guacamole was so... More

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Ewing, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Bistro by The Beach is a hidden treasure in Spring Lake, NJ. I had been there twice previously before booking my son's wedding rehearsal dinner. The food is excellent. Chef BJ Brown puts a twist on familiar dishes and makes them outstanding. He uses seasonal ingredients to make all dishes special. The service is excellent and very accomodating. BJ worked... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have been to this restaurant about a dozen times and always enjoyed the food and the service. I went there on Saturday night with a party of 8 to celebrate a birthday with friends. The appetizers were great. My salmon was excellent. The birthday girl and another friend both got the halibut special. Although the fish was good the... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

the BEST food....seriously. you might not think that if you see it...but the food is amazing. always a place my husband and I go when we travel there

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

One of the best meals we have ever had. Tuna with avacado on a wonton to start. I had the scallops and my wife had a delicious pork chop. Portions were great and both meals were cooked to perfection. Carrot cake and brownie sundae for dessert were awesome. Service was excellent. A little on the pricey side (over $30 an... More

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parsippany, nj
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We ate here on a Sunday night a few weeks ago. The decor is unchanged from years ago but it was fine. The two young women working were excellent. I am a vegetarian, there was no vegetarian entree on the menu, but I was able to get a pasta dish which was excellent. My DH enjoyed his lobster tail special.... More

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Nyc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Breakfast is plentiful, healthy and fresh. There are many interesting items to choose from including berry-filled pancakes, peanut butter French toast, breakfast wraps, and healthy choices such as fresh fruit and yogurt or oatmeal. The servers are pleasant and it's a lovely start to the day.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My waitress was perfect. I was dining alone and it's not always easy for a waiter/waitress to get it right but she did (how often to stop back, not ignoring a small check table). I had the house salad (a little too much vinegar in the champagne vinagrette for my taste but good overall) and BJ's Ultimate Chowder as my... More

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