From casual shore dining to world-class cuisine, the following restaurants have been carefully selected by the Chateau staff based on the recommendations of our guests, the Asbury Park Press, and New York Times reviews.

 

Click on the Dining Categories below to review our suggested restaurants.

 

Continental Dining Recommendations

Continental dining recommendations near the Chateau Inn & Suites in Spring Lake, New Jersey.

 

Whispers
(Chateau top pick)
200 Monmouth Avenue
Spring Lake
732-974-9755

www.WhispersRestaurant.com

  • Walking distance: three blocks
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • BYOB

Contemporary continental cuisine served in an elegant Victorian setting. With creative seafood selections including fresh halibut, sautéed scallops, and pan-seared Maine salmon.

Whispers welcomes you to bring your favorite wine or champagne to enjoy with dinner. This restaurant is highly rated by Zagat’s. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

 

The Black Trumpet
1505 Ocean Avenue
Spring Lake
732-449-4700

www.TheBlackTrumpet.com

  • Driving distance: two minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • BYOB
  • Lunch menu available

Just steps from the beach, this restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite among the locals with the fresh seafood selections and signature filet mignon served with Yukon gold potato’s stuffed with Boursin cheese sided with fresh asparagus.

The Black Trumpet welcomes you to bring your favorite wine or champagne to enjoy with dinner.

Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

 

Larimar
1311 Third Avenue
Spring Lake
732-359-6700

www.larimarrestaurant.com/#home-section

  • Walking distance: Three blocks
  • Closed Mondays
  • Dinner Only, 5-9pm

Focused in Italy and drawing on influences from Provence and the Riviera, Larimar’s cuisine is based on seasonality and the freshest of ingredients.

 

Italian Dining Recommendations

Italian dining recommendations near the Chateau Inn & Suites in Spring Lake, New Jersey.

 

La Dolce Vita
400 Ocean Avenue
Belmar
732-749-3177
La Dolce Vita

  • Driving Distance: five minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

Oceanfront Italian Seafood Grille. Translated to “The Suite Life” This is a favorite among Chateau guest and the latest “Buzz” in our area. Seasonal liquor license from May 1st through November 14th. BYO rest of the year.

 

Squan Tavern
15 Broad Street
Manasquan
732-223-3324

  • Driving distance: four minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

Just a short drive from the Chateau, Squan Tavern is a locals favorite with a great menu and pizza selection. Families are welcome. Squan Tavern has a liquor license

 

Breakers On the Ocean
1507 Ocean Avenue
Spring Lake
732-449-7700

  • Driving Distance: two minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

Specializing in Italian Cuisine with veal rollatini, roasted red snapper and special herb and pasta dishes that change nightly.
You can relax and enjoy your dining experience in the calm atmosphere of ocean front dining and their charming cocktail lounge.

 

New American Dining Recommendations

New American dining recommendations near the Chateau Inn & Suites in Spring Lake, New Jersey.

 

Brandl
703 Belmar Plaza
Belmar
732-280-7501

www.brandlrestaurant.com

  • Driving Distance: six minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • BYOB

Located in downtown Belmar, Brandl serves up some of the finest New American cuisines. With distinctive dishes such as wild boar chops, a crispy duck breast, and grilled Caesar salad. Topped off with delicious desserts made from the onsite pastry chef it will be a dining experience you won’t soon forget.

Chris, owner and head chef, welcomes you to bring you favorite wine to enjoy with your dining adventure. Live Jazz every Friday evening and other events throughout the year.

 

Scarborough Fair
1313 Meetinghouse Road
Sea Girt
732-223-6658

http://www.scarboroughfairrestaurant.com

  • Driving distance: seven minutes
  • Open Daily
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

The Scarborough Fair’s 1800’s building is in a storybook setting on five acres. Open dining with high ceilings, natural wood, brick and glass in a charming, California style setting.
Enjoy Eclectic American cuisine as you savor the food and wines from around the world.

 

Seafood Dining Recommendations

Seafood dining recommendations near the Chateau Inn & Suites in Spring Lake, New Jersey.

 

Klein’s Café and Grill
708 River Road
Belmar
732-681-1177

http://www.kleinsfish.com

  • Driving distance: seven minutes
  • Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

Klein’s is a local favorite with a New England atmosphere and casual dockside dining overlooking the Shark River. With the freshest of seafood selections, sushi by a Master Sushi Chef and delicious brunch menus it will be sure to be one of your favorites as well. Enjoy one of their homemade desserts with a fresh cappuccino. Alfresco dining available, weather permitting.

 

Shipwreck
720 Ashley Avenue
Brielle
732-292-9380

www.ShipwreckGrill.com

  • Driving distance: ten minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire

Know as “Brielle’s Little Secret” with an elegant menu bound to impress the seafood lover in you.

Shipwreck makes for an excellent dining experience with a combination of superb service, handsome atmosphere and a full bar including recommended wines with their signature dishes.

 

Clark’s Landing
847 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant
732-899-1111

  • Driving distance: ten minutes
  • Smart -Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available
  • OPEN MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Clark’s Landing is located on the Manasquan River with dockside dining and cocktails served for lunch of dinner with a lively atmosphere.

Specializing in fresh fish caught daily the menu is always changing and they offer exciting and unique seafood dishes. Alfresco dining available, weather permitting.

 

Specialty Dining Recommendations

Specialty dining recommendations near the Chateau Inn & Suites in Spring Lake, New Jersey.

 

Europa South
Route 35 South and Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach
732-295-1500

www.europasouth.net

  • Driving Distance: eight minutes
  • Open 7 days
  • Liquor License
  • Lunch menu available

Shore area favorite for true Portuguese and Spanish cuisine. Enjoy a fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere with a newly renovated bar and lounge area.

Voted Best Spanish/Portuguese Restaurant in the South from 1995-2007.

 

Osaka
604 Main Street
Bradley Beach
732-869-0092

www.osakabradleybeach.com

  • Driving distance: nine minutes
  • Casual Attire
  • BYOB

Small Japanese hibachi and steak house featuring cuisine in the time-honored tradition of personal service and attention.

The extensive menu includes hand-rolled tuna, yellowtail, eel, and futomari. House favorites are hibachi chicken, teriyaki steak, tempura, and sushi and sashimi entrées.

 

Bamboo Leaf
724 Main Street
Bradley Beach
732-774-1661

  • Driving distance: ten minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

Area’s finest Thai Cuisine featuring an extensive menu to provide a unique taste of the orient.

Specialties of the house include Thai, Traditional Vietnamese and Vegetarian dishes.

 

Tavern Dining Recommendations

Tavern dining recommendations near the Chateau Inn & Suites in Spring Lake, New Jersey.

 

St. Stephen’s Green Publick House
(Chateau Top Pick)
Route 71 North
Spring Lake Heights
732-449-2626

http://www.ssgpub.com/index.html

  • Driving distance: two minutes
  • Casual Attire
  • Lunch and Dinner

 

Long regarded as The Irish Riviera, Spring Lake finally has a cheerful, family friendly new-style Irish pub with Irish-themed dishes, such as bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie, as well as traditional American bar-style fare, including crab dip and stuffed chicken breast.

Come on Tuesday or Sunday nights for live Irish music.

Open for Brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10:30-3pm

 

The Tap House
Route 71 South
Spring Lake Heights
732-449-5880

http://www.springlaketaphouse.com/

  • Walking distance: four blocks
  • Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

This local watering hole and restaurant is best known for its burgers, but has a wide variety of sandwiches and entrees in a warm “pub” atmosphere.

Perfect for a light meal and entertainment. With a pool table, juke box and interactive games all families are welcome. Nightly specials throughout the year.

 

Rod’s Irish Tavern
507 Washington Boulevard
Sea Girt
732-449-2020

www.rodstavern.com

  • Driving distance: four minutes
  • Casual Attire
  • Lunch menu available

Rod’s has long been a local favorite restaurant in an old-fashioned, turn of the century saloon atmosphere.

They have something for everyone including grilled steaks, fresh pasta, and oversized salads.

You are welcome to enjoy a cocktail in their lounge area or dinner in their non-smoking dining room.

 

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