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306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732-974-3433
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Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Spring Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Step into Italy and have food like your mama made. From balsamic chicken to pasta bolognese to grouper to salad to pannis....mmmmmm. Top it off with a cappuccino. Bellisimo!

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Rumson, NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant - the food is fantastic - I feel I am back in Italy - Cosimo takes such pride in his food and he could not do a better job - this restaurant is a BYO - I have been to this restaurant several times and will continue to

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

While items are "home-cooked," the menu du jour is all you have to choose from. Spring Lake is not a cheap town, so I guess they need to limit their downside. Moreover, I would have liked better attention from the wait staff, even though we chose to eat outside. My pals and I noticed that some of the food was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We filled Cafe Artist with a large group on a weekday night. This is a very small place and there were no empty seats. As you can read in other reviews, there is a set menu for a set price. No choices and no exceptions. Since we had the entire place, our group leaders had a hand in setting the... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Based on the ratings I was expecting great food in a well run restaraunt. The food was delicious but the place is not well run. I had made a reservation on Friday Night for Saturday Night(since they weren't serving dinner Friday Night) and was told to arrive at 7 PM. I was not given a price and had seen that... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had a breakfast and a lunch here during our stay in Spring Lake and enjoyed both. We would go back and hope that the quality stays as good as it is now.

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Madison, NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Cafe Artist

Address: 306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Phone Number: 732-974-3433
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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