Fare: Contemporary Italian
Price: Expensive - Very Expensive
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2/12 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Creative Contemporary Italian menu prepared with quality local and imported ingredients
Scenic beach front views from the outdoor porch and indoor garden atrium
Noise Level: Low - moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared, creative Italian food in an upscale, attractive setting
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer heavy red sauce, southern Italian food preparation.
Recommended dishes: When available; The Three Grilled Prime Colorado Lamb Chop; The Black Spaghetti Lobster Fra Diavolo with Spicy lobster tomato sauce and shaved bottarga; and The Seared Sliced Tuna Steak, Tapenade.
Liquor: Full Bar Service with beer, cocktails, and an extensive variety of high end domestic and imported wines.
Bareli's By The Sea, located in the Grand Victorian Hotel across from the ocean, is a fine dining restaurant serving a creative contemporary Italian menu with scenic ocean beach front views.
Opened since Memorial Day weekend in 2017, Bareli's By The Sea is co-owned (with three other partners) and operated by Executive Chef Robb Welch, a graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing. Robb Welch also co-owns and serves as Executive chef at Barelli's Restaurant & Bar in Secaucus, a highly rated restaurant serving high end cuisine, service, and ambiance.
Formerly the home of the Black Trumpet, Bareli's By The Sea has undergone renovation creating a setting with a modern, trendy, yet elegant look. There are two interior dining areas. The main dining room in the rear of the restaurant and the front garden-like atrium with scenic beach front views. Tables are set with white linen, fine china, large attractive wine glasses, and a small candlelit light atop the tables.
During the warmer months there is outdoor dining on the porch with scenic ocean front views.
Chef Welch serves a creative Italian menu with a variety of both traditional and contemporary dishes prepared with quality local and imported ingredients. His inspiration for Italian cooking comes from his mother who is Sicilian. All pastas and desserts are house made.
This is not your typical heavy red sauce Southern Italian restaurant. Pastas are served with light sauces and applied sparingly to allow the flavors of the quality ingredients to emerge.
From May 1st through November 15th, they offer an wine list and a full service Bar.
Bareli's By The Sea is open seven days/week for Dinner from 4:30 - 10:30pm.
Not recommended for Kids.
(updated: November, 2017)
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