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Cafe Artist

306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
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Ranked #5 of 23 Restaurants in Spring Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Mon 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 1, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Madison, NJ
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have eaten at The Artist's Cafe many times; and it is always a Sweet Surprise ! Delicious Mediterranean Food, in an extremely casual setting. Love it ! We Will be in Spring Lake this week and look forward to popping in, a few times !!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The occasion was late lunch on the Labor Day weekend, so no crowd for sure. only one other couple dining in. The food, all pre-made, was mediocre at best. Pasta overcooked as were the vegetables that accompanied it and the chicken tough -- all most likely a result of sitting too long. We got a sandwich which they heated up... More

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been dining for over 30 years I have been to Italy and Spain several times I must say this was the worst meal I have ever experienced when we arrived they did not have our reservation which I confirmed twice Very difficult to understand owner we were charged $45 for 4 courses awful would never go back small... More

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

You could actually smell the freshness in our food and the chef was very entertaining and friendly! Where else could you get the chef to come out and greet the guests and demonstrate how fresh the bread is! We loved it!

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A very small and interesting place to eat. My husband and I have been here about five or six times for lunch. Every time, except the last, the food was really good. The last time we were here, the usual chicken was gone, and the veggies too. We both had the eggplant that unfortunately was not good at all. It... More

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our friends in Belmar said they always wanted to eat here, so when we spent a week in town we all went together. In some ways, I could give Cafe 5 stars, but in others they'd get a 3. The food was very good and kept coming wave after wave. But I've read some reviews that described the exact same... More

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Limited menu but very good! In town at the beach and decided to try based on trip advisor A BYOB Recommend!! Attentive friendly service

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Spent a few days in Spring Lake and had multiple meals at Cafe Artist Dan was charming ,food was fresh and beautifully prepared.Limited menu but artfully prepared .Would go back and try tasting menu as it would be worth the ride from Bucks County.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Some of the reviews put the owner in a dim light because they think he is full of himself. He is just proud of really good food. The prices may seem a little high, but he tells you up front, "eat all you want!" My family probably ate four different times during the week we were there! That should tell... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food is always outstanding and Cosimo always greets us like we are long lost friends no matter how infrequently we are able to stop by (we do not live in the immediate area). Whenever we are in Spring Lake we make time to eat at Cafe Artist--there is nothing to like it anywhere else at the Jersey shore.

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