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Black Trumpet

1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1423
732-449-4700
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Ranked #12 of 23 restaurants in Spring Lake
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
West Orange, New Jersey
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My title just about sums it up. We arrived in Spring Lake in time for an early lunch and were seated on the porch right away. While the food was fine but not particularly memorable, the view of the ocean, the attentive service, refreshed ice water, napkins and tablecloth make this a delightful place to lunch in Spring Lake rather... More

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Made reservations for dinner on porch facing ocean- beautiful view this evening. Our waiter was attentive and service was very good. Explaining dietary needs the chef made a special vegan dinner not on menu and was terrific! My husband had the pork tenderloin which he said was very good. Portions generous. Too full for dessert. After dinner hung out on... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

which we did not mind, as we were still facing the Ocean. Friendly, if not too quick, waiter brought drinks immediately. Only beer (poor offerings) and wine (very few by the glass)Appetizers, crab guac with chips were delicious, as was the Buratta. Cannot say the same for crab cakes or Halibut @39$, both just adequate. Table next door comes for... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although the deck is nice you must request the tables on front of porch(not the side) otherwise you will look at the neighboring hotel's pool deck which is not a nice view. Surprisingly busy for a Monday night and had to wait 40 minutes for appetizers. The entrees were half hour later for $38 each, the specials not have prices... More

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had breakfast on the outside porch at The Black Trumpet, the view, if you can get a table in the front was wonderful. The breakfast menu offered ala carte, some breakfast standards or the grand Victorian which you can pick and choose from a short list (comes with coffee and juice) and fruit cup. The omelet was good, the... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It is a very popular restaurant, so reservations a must and ask to sit on the outdoor porch. The food is the same, indoors or out, but the view from the porch overlooking the ocean is very nice. On weekends soft music from acoustic guitar player the night we were there. Service is attentive and food very good. Looking for... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lovely service, excellent menu. Seafood and landlubber, American fusion, European style. Veranda for sea breezes while dining, but it faces the pool of the adjacent Breakers Hotel.

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Belleville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Always visit this restaurant when I'm in town. From breakfast, lunch or dinner never disappointed. As I read this persons terrible review on breakfast and his server, I happened to be there that particular morning because I remember the chaos his table caused over the grape jelly, Really!!!! They were so rude not only to the server but to every... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Almost didn't go to this restaurant because it looked kind of dumpy from the outside. Inside it was kind of charming and the staff was very nice and helpful. I was excited for a great fresh fish dinner and was willing to pay a higher price for it but both I and my guest were very disappointed. The fish was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Grand Victorian breakfast was more than enough food and it was great Pancakes, french toast and omelettes were ideal in size.

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