The Breakers On The Ocean, Spring Lake, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

The Breakers On The Ocean, Spring Lake, NJ
The Breakers On The Ocean
1507 Ocean Avenue
Spring Lake, New Jersey 07762

Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Traditional Northern Italian

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: 2 Stars

Service: 2 Stars

Ambiance: 2.5 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

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

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy who enjoy a traditional North Italian menu with "Old World" formal ambiance and scenic ocean views

Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy an eclectic menu prepared with quality ingredients, in a modern, trendy setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Pan Seared Long Island Duck Breast served with a Grand Marnier Demi-Glace ; The Grilled 14 oz. Prime New York Strip Steak; and The Bell & Evans Milk Fed Veal or Organic Chicken.

Liquor: Full service bar

Restaurant Review

Located across the street from the ocean in a resort style beach hotel built in the late 1800's. Classic northern Italian dining is enjoyed with "Old World" ambiance and scenic waterfront views of the ocean.

The dining area is spread over three rooms.
The main dining area has a traditional, dated look with tables set with white linens, surrounded with dark seashell backed chairs over carpeted floors. The dining area in the Veranda takes in over flow seating along a corridor that resembles a service hallway. Tables are placed against the windows overlooking the pool. The bar area has some seating and a view of the outside porch and ocean front..

The Breakers serves  a reasonably priced, classic Northern Italian menu. The quality of the ingredients, and the creativity and presentation of the dishes,  are barely a step above banquet level.

The menu includes pasta dishes, prime steaks, veal chops and seafood specialties. Several of the dishes are prepared with Bell & Evans Organic chicken & milk fed veal.

The lunch menu offers a lighter selection of  hot and cold sandwich platters, gourmet burgers, wraps, salads, and  house-made pizzas baked fresh with made from scratch dough.

They offer an attractively priced, limited selection, early bird dinner from Monday ~ Friday, 4:00pm ~ 5:45pm, that is especially popular with older diners.

During the warmer months, many of the diners enjoy an after dinner drink outdoors on the porch with wicker chairs overlooking the Atlantic.

Service tends to be brusque, though efficient.

The Breakers on the Ocean has seasonal hours with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served seven days a week from April through mid-December and with limited hours and days of operation during the months of December, January, February & March.

(updated; October, 2019)

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