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“Good food in a perfect setting”
Review of Black Trumpet

Black Trumpet
Ranked #12 of 26 Restaurants in Spring Lake
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Highland Park, New Jersey
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food in a perfect setting”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Black Trumpet has moved into a large Victorian house facing the ocean. From the front porch you have an unobstructed view of the Atlantic. We ate inside because of the heat, but others chose to eat on the porch. The menu was suitable for the shore, and varied. Our waiter was attentive--maybe too attentive. The food was excellent. This is not a trendy place -- I'd label it more traditional -- but it's not stuffy either. The Black Trumpet is a good place for a family gathering because it seems comfortable for people of all ages.

  • Visited July 2013
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Deer Park, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Service was friendly and well trained. Nice menu and wine selections, beautiful presentations of food. Lobster was slightly over cooked. Steak, scallops, crab cakes cook properly. Steak, scallops were said to be delicious. Portions were generous. Ocean view, I would go here again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Sarah H
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not to be missed especially for that special occassion”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Had a Sunday night dinner here to celebrate Father's Day. The service was very good, our waiter was attentive & the flow at the table was not hurried at all. Food was excellent - soft shell crab dinner and the fluke. Both the meals were perfectly cooked and seasoned. We were seated on the porch with a view of the ocean which was breathtaking. It is not an inexpensive restaurant so I would say this is for a special occassion. It was worth the price tho.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ElizabethM822
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Port Murray, New Jersey
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Food.... Great Ocean View !”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Upscale dining with oceanfront location. Great place for that special occasion. Food is exceptional as well as the service. Expensive but not out of line with the location and quality of the food. Special place for a gathering with friends or your significant other.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Bill J
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Livingston, New Jersey
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189 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great view. Good food”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had a desire to dine alfresco Saturday evening and gave the Black Trumpet a try. It was a good but not great experience. We had a table out on the deck with a tremendous view of the ocean. Our food was excellent. The service was so/so. The waitress forgot to tell us the specials. When my dining partner heard her telling them to the next table she remarked that she would have had one of them if the waitress had bothered to tell us. I ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir which was served cold. When we asked why the red wine was served cold we were told that that's how they serve red wine. DUH! Who does that? I know they're new to this full bar thing but who serves red wine cold? I would recommend Black Trumpet for the food and view. If you go ask about the specials and make sure you tell them you don't want cold red wine.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ed M
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