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.

Fine Dining Recommendations

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

Amelia’s By The Sea
1505 Ocean Avenue
Spring Lake


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

Located at the Grand Victorian Hotel in beautiful Spring Lake NJ, Bareli’s By the Sea is a fine dining restaurant serving a creative, contemporary Italian menu with scenic ocean beach front views.

Bareli’s By The Sea welcomes you to bring your favorite wine or champagne to enjoy with dinner.

Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

200 Monmouth Avenue
Spring Lake


  • 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.

Italian Dining Recommendations

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

La Mondina
110 Union Ave


  • Driving distance: seven minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • Open for Dinner

La Mondina focuses on serving rustic Italian fare using quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors. Menus will feature seasonal offerings prepared in an above average, homestyle fashion including: Appetizers, Brick Oven Pizzas, Main Plates & Pastas. At the bar, La Mondina offers handcrafted cocktails using premium spirits, as well as affordable wines by the glass or bottle and draught beer.

Breakers On the Ocean
1507 Ocean Avenue
Spring Lake

  • 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.

Seafood Dining Recommendations

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

720 Ashley Avenue


  • 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.

Marina Grill
905 Route 25 South



  • Driving Distance: eight minutes
  • Smart-Casual Attire
  • Full Bar

Marina Grille is located in the Belmar Marina overlooking the lively Shark River. The eclectic American menu changes seasonally, always offering fresh seafood, and an extensive raw-bar. A diverse appetizer selection, burgers and wood-fired artisan pizzas complete the menu, with offerings for everyone. The goal is to provide quality, fresh and innovative food and drink in a gorgeous and comfortable setting, while taking advantage of our water views and the natural beauty overlooking the Shark River. Dock space available for those coming by boat!
In the summer, walls of windows will completely open and lead to an outside Patio bar and Tiki bar, multiple lounge areas and dining tables. In the late fall and winter, the warmth of the roaring fireplace, and the relaxed indoor dining and bar area create a comfortable atmosphere with stunning views.

Klein’s Café and Grill
708 River Road


  • 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.

Specialty Dining Recommendations

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

Shoguns Legends
1969 NJ-34
Wall Township


  • Driving distance: fifteen minutes
  • Casual Attire

Tavern Dining Recommendations

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

The Tap House
Route 71 South
Spring Lake Heights


  • 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.

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


  • 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

Harrigan’s Pub

703 Baltimore Blvd. (Route 71)
Sea Girt

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

Harrigan’s Pub is the premier Irish Pub at the Jersey Shore. They offer an extensive menu including fresh fish, steaks, hand-crafted burgers and sandwiches.
They feature over 25 Craft Beers, an excellent wine menu and bar of fine spirits.