The Black Trumpet, Spring Lake, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

The Black Trumpet, Spring Lake, NJ

Black Trumpet Restaurant
1505 Ocean Avenue
Grand Victorian Hotel
Spring Lake, NJ
(732) 449-4700

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Contemporary American - Seafood

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service:  2 1/2 Stars

Decor:  2 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating:  3 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Food is creatively prepared using fresh ingredients.

Scenic beach front views from the porch.

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Low - Moderate

Dress:  Upscale Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy excellent food in an attractive, upscale environment with  beach front views.

Not Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who prefer a basic American casual menu in a family setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, Cedar planked salmon; The Branzini; Halibut Nori crusted east coast halibut filet with a crab and scallion gratin, spinach and drizzled and a saffron whole grain mustard sauce; and the Home Made Pasta Appetizer

Liquor:  BYOB during off season. During the peak season they have a seasonal liquor license from May 1st through November 15th with a wine list and a full service Bar.

Restaurant Review

The Black Trumpet located in the Grand Victorian Hotel across from the ocean, is a fine dining restaurant serving an eclectic contemporary menu with excellent ocean and beach views on the deck during the warmer months.

The restaurant  covers   several attractive interior dining rooms, a wrap around interior dining area facing the outdoor porch, the outdoor for summer dinning  with scenic, calming views of the ocean and beach.

Chef/proprietor Mark Mikolajczyk and his long time sous chef and now partner Dave McCleery have teamed up to to offer a top Jersey Shore fine dining experience in a scenic atmosphere of casual elegance.

The menu and specials are creatively prepared and presented with quality ingredients.

If your there on a Sunday evening, try their special Sunday evening menu. During the warmer months there is outdoor dining on the porch.

The Black Trumpet has the capacity to perform all catering functions, such as oceanfront weddings, bridal showers, birthday celebrations, and various family functions.

From May 1st through November 15th, they offer a wine list and a full service Bar.

Open seven days/week during the season, closed on Mondays during the winter months

They are open on Thanksgiving from Noon to 6 pm.

Not recommended for Kids.

(updated: September, 2016)

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