Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant

4.5
963 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Unique oceanfront dining is exactly what you will get at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant. Found right on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey, it is the perfect spot for a lunch break or dinner after a day at the beach. Breathe in the sweet ocean air while dining on the boardwalk seating or enjoy a relaxed dinner in one of their two dining rooms at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant.

The knowledgeable and friendly staff at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant will be happy to help you with anything you may need. The menu is sure to have something for everyone from full entrées to sandwiches and salads perfect for lunch. One popular choice is the pizza figi: a pizza served with goat cheese, caramelized onions, dried figs and rosemary. Choose from the extensive wine and beer list or a cocktail to enjoy with your meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 963 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I came to visit our daughter and boyfriend. The food was AMAZING, as well as the atmosphere and waiter.

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vipscotts
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great view. We ate adjacent to the bar. Alex the bartender took great care of us. Efficient and personable.

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StacyD
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined for lunch so very quiet in the restaurant. The food quality and flavor was outstanding. Well worth the trip.

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LIsaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We had two servers, the first seemed annoyed to have to take our order, she was actually rude. The second was friendlier, chatted a bit. However, even though we were one of two tables in the entire restaurant, we had to flag him down every time we needed something. The food was good but expensive. Surprisingly, no offerings for children, not even pasta with butter available, so my 9-year-old grandson had a thirty-dollar steak for lunch on Sunday.

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Shorefoodies
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was fair. Not very friendly workers. The waiter seemed annoyed if you needed something. I don’t appreciate being yelled at for not wearing a mask on accident. Everyone knows your not gonna get covid from walking by me. It wasn’t a necessary comment to make but I get it. I will return because the chef was outstanding as well as the friendly kind bar staff

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vipjoelk
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food paired with great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Sat by the bar. Bartender was also waiter. He was by himself but way understaffed.
Took too long to order, had to wait for drinks.

NOT his fault but still it was a trying dinner.

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KarenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, service excellent. would always come back!

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Ekarue
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for my daughters 16th birthday dinner. Service was great from beginning to end. Food was delicious, everyone enjoyed their meals. Location was great too. After we placed our order, my daughter and I walked out to the beach since she wanted pictures by the water. Everything was great!!

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vipKellyK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant staff! You can't beat a spot on the ocean.

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suem
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

This Was a third visit.this time had the lobster tail,very fishy and tough.the waiter forgot our appetizer and never came to check on us..he seemed uninterested in service or the position he held.the worst part was that the meals were delivered by another man who wore his mask under his chin whilst carrying our food chest high. We are still in a pandemic ....and you are serving food....who is watching staff?

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Marla1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was lovely. The food was delicious and the portion size was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. Covid rules were strictly followed. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was excellent!

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vipJJNJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, drinks, and service as usual at Stella Marina.

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vipGaryD
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service from Brittany was superb!

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Betty
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kirsten provided excellent service!

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ThomasD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time. Wonderful meal and service. Tables spread out for social distancing. Great cocktails too.

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vipDiane
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sam is fantastic as a server and the food is always fabulous!

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DonnaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good, as usual, service ok. You can see the ocean. Love that.

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vipJenniferM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We had the specials - veal milanese and the scallops, which were good, but no knock your socks off good as you would expect specials to be. The waiter got the order mixed up on the sides of the other two order - branzino without potatoes and double the spinach. It came the opposite. The service was also poor. The waiter never checked on us and we had to track down other waiters to get word to our waiter.

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AsiaW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Italian.

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vipMarlboroMan
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

First "inside" dining in a year due to the pandemic. The place was full but tables were spaced nicely apart so we felt safe. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient server. We all enjoyed our food and will definitely return. Only issue was the noise level, which was high at first, but leveled off as the evening wore on.

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Kels12345
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food! Will definitely come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My Family and I went here for our weekly night out to dinner at different restaurants. We were seated on the first level. It took the waitress a little while to come over. She then took our drink order and gave us what tasted like stale bread. Two of our appetizers included the same type of bread that was in the bread basket as a crostini. Which didn’t help the taste of the bread. One of my daughters as I both had two different pizzas. They both came out with a burnt crust and lacking in taste. My wife’s Filet was good. My other’s daughter Chicken Parm was also good. The tiramisu had to much cocoa powder on top of it. Made the taste a little off putting. Don’t think we would return in the future as it is expensive for lacking in food quality and service.

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RICKYB
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and Great food! Will definitely return.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on 17 March 2021

Thanks Ricky, hope to see you again soon! -Stella Marina Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great vibe. Did was great. Server was awesome. Support staff attempted to take my appetizer while I was sticking a fork in it to eat. Rushed the service.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on 17 March 2021

Thank you for the feedback and nice review! We will make sure to speak to support staff; very sorry about this! -Stella Marina Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The hostess was rude. I told her to please calm down and she said don’t tell me to calm down. She could not find our reservation, we said fine if you have no tables we can sit outside. She made us wait 15 minutes then finally sat us outside. There were 10 open tables and no heater.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on 20 March 2021

Hi, We are sorry this was your takeaway from your evening at Stella Marina. Your reservation was for 8 guests, 11 arrived with the party. We understand you offered to sit outside with your partner, which we accommodated. We then sat the 9 girls indoors, against CDC guidelines. If you'd like to speak to management further, please feel free to reach out. -Stella Marina Management

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FeliciaM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The drinks that day were very horrible. The food was fine. We sat upstairs, the ocean view was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks are always very tasty. When we go to Asbury and want to be sure of perfect service and ambiance, this is where we go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

By far the worst experience ever!! Waiter was horrible beyond horrible to be more specific we had no waiter or waitress the hostess\Manager placed our order after waiting for over 20 minutes, and not being seen. I order a pork chop it was uncooked. I guess this place is under new management if so I feel horrible for the restaurant! This place will not last open.. Horrible experience!!

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on 12 March 2021

We're very sorry to hear this was your experience. We always appreciate constructive criticism so we can learn and do better. Unfortunately yesterday, when you visited, we were short staffed. We are still building our seasonal team and we were not prepared for the unseasonably warm day yesterday. We do hope you give us another try as this is not the norm here at Stella Marina. -Stella Marina Management

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Bobbym
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had lunch with another couple this week and sat inside. Food and service was excellent.
Clams on the half shell were fresh and sweet and mussels in white wine sauce were delicious. Main courses were also terrific. We tried the veal nona, halibut and pork chop. Topped off the meal with desert and cappuccino.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! We will definitely be back!

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KaarenP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Staff very accommodating and the food was delicious!

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on 17 March 2021

Hi Karen! Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon. -Stella Marina Management

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vipElAM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely! very dependable. Excellent location, ambiance is great and food is delicious.

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JenelleD
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around excellent experience. The service was great, very attentive and our food was outstanding. We’ll be back again.

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vipEileenW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service excellent. Food is excellent as well.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our time. Fig pizza remains exceptional and the drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific birthday celebration at Stella Marina .

Great food and service.

Thank you

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OGClancy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Forget all the rest Stella Marina is the best. Two romantic dining rooms with great ocean and lake views. The service is text book - fast, courteous and oh so professional. And of course the best is the food. We are working our way thru the menu and have dined at Stella Marina frequently since opening. Quality, quantity and presentation are always right on. Perfect place for that special occasion. You will love Stella Marina.

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VincentG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice lunch with some close friends. The service was excellent.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
Responded on 19 February 2021

Thank you so much Vincent! -Stella Marina Management

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FAQs

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 775-7776.

Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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