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“Great Food, Great Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Trumpet

Black Trumpet
1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1423
732-449-4700
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Ranked #10 of 23 restaurants in Spring Lake
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
1 review
“Great Food, Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

We went here on a beautiful spring day, and the experience couldn't have been better. The food was delicious, service outstanding. The Early Bird Special is a great value, and since it's a BYOB, it is a great dining experience at the Jersey Shore

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“One of the best !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Our experiences at BT have always included excellent food and good service. The menu changes a few times a year which we like and the employees are cordial, knowledgeable and professional with a laid back and comfortable approach. (This is the beach, you know !!) The fish is probably the best in the area. I think the chef makes that a priority ! I remember having blue fish, yes blue fish, and it was like none I ever had ! EVER, EVER ! And we dine out most of the time !
Prices are not chain prices , but we do not want chain food. In life, you get what you pay for. At Black Trumpet. one does get a bit more. Parking is good, you can bring your own wine and the view of the Atlantic is superb. What could be so bad ?
We have not tried breakfast yet, but anticipate doing so very soon !

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wall Township, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad Attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Food was Ok but the server was so obnoxious that it ruined our meal. We have been here many times but the last few times the service was not good. We decided to give it another try but will never do so again. They seem to have the attitude that they don't need us. Well, we don't need them.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

Just had a delicious dinner at the Black Trumpet. The staff was both helpful and attentive. Our meals came out quickly. They were both steaming hot and displayed beautifully on the dishes. My crab cakes were the best I have ever eaten. Three large , light and fluffy cakes. They were just so fresh and light and mostly delicate crabmeat. My husband had the chicken breast . His meal came out in a large oval white bowl. Chicken meat was very tender and seasoned beautifully. As the staff was friendly and quite helpful in chilling and serving our wine, we just had a great dining experience at the Black Trumpet. A great dinner. Thanks

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“Less Than Expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

This was our third visit to the Black Trumpet. We were disappointed Vivere had moved out but we had always liked the BT. Make sure you ask the price of specials before you order them. My entree of fresh pasta with sun dried tomatoes and roasted corn came in a large plate with a small well in the center where the pasta lay. $30.00. You could also get this as an appetizer which I'm guessing would be plated in a butter pat dish. My husband ordered the Fluke. It was skimpy on the crab and fish was slightly over-cooked.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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