800 Bay Restaurant and Bar

A Somers Point, NJ Restaurant Rating and Review

800 Bay Restaurant and Bar
800 Bay Avenue
Somers Point, NJ

800 Bay Restaurant Somers point, NJ


Price Expensive
Fare Contemporary American

Restaurant Ratings

Food 2.5 Stars
Service 2.0 Stars
Decor 3.0 Stars
Overall Rating 2.5 Stars

Restaurant Review

thumbs up Popular with diners looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, outdoor dining with a scenic waterfront view, and a vibrant bar scene.

thumbs up Food preparation is contemporary with fresh ingredients mostly from local sustainable fishermen and farms,

thumbs down Many diners report that the noise level in the main dining room can be very loud.


Opened in the summer of 2010, this historic Victorian building, converted to restaurant and bed-and-breakfast, offers some of the most spectacular views at the Jersey shore. It's a great restaurant for diners looking to celebrate a special occasion, outdoor dining with a scenic view, and a vibrant bar scene.

It's one of the best restaurants in the Somers Point area, and one of the best spots for scenic waterfront dining along the Jersey Shore.

The ambiance and decor is very attractive with inside seating of 125 provided in two locations; the more formal main Victorian dining room that features an attractive bar and a grand piano with live music, and an adjacent dining room with large windows that offers a scenic view of the bay and the Ocean City landscape. Seating for another 50 is provided in a more casual, seasonal, outside covered deck.

800 Bay is owned by the Trocki family and has teamed up with Executive chef Charles Soreth, formerly with restaurants in the Trump Marina, Caesars, and Gourmet Italian Cuisine in Galloway Township.

Chef Soreth creates eclectic dishes with most of the seafood caught by local sustainable fishermen, and produce from local providers. The menu is primarily sea food based, including a raw bar, but also offers the land lubber a good selection of meat dishes.

When available, the popular appetizers are: The PEI Mussels with sweet sausage, oven dried tomato, and basil.

When available, the popular dinner entrees are: The Crab Ragout with sauteed mushrooms mingling, sun dried tomato, and ribbons of pappardelle placed over a creamy brandy sauce, topped with jumbo lump crab meat; The Espresso Crusted Lamb Chops with sambucca lamb jus; and the Scottish Salmon with an oven dried tomato crust, braised swiss chard, and white bean puree.

The desserts are outstanding. Try the Warm Chocolate Cake with dolce de leche ice cream, salted caramel, and shaved chocolate; or the Butterscotch Pie with a graham cracker crust, butterscotch pudding with health crunch, and fresh whipped cream

For boaters there is a marina where you can "dock and dine".

The service can be slow at times and staffed by mostly by young, college age, servers and bussers, with a noticeable slang vocabulary.

Not recommended for kids.

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