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About Seaview at Ocean Place
With stunning ocean views and a newly remodeled dining room, Seaview introduces itself as one of New Jersey's premier oceanfront restaurants. Enjoy a cocktail at our beautiful marble-top bar, celebrate with family and friends at a large table, or cuddle up in a quiet, candle-lit corner with a loved one. Chef Peter Csikos has put his signature twist on a world-class contemporary menu. Dive into his seasonal specialties including the Mouth Watering Lobster Roll, with hand cut French Fries -- or try his unique daily pasta and fresh catch specials.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7am - 12pm
Brunch: (September thru May only) Sunday: 11am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Live entrainment on the weekends
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Our oceanfront seating area boasts stunning views and live music throughout the year. Call ahead for schedule of entertainment and specials
Off-site catering is available. Our executive chef is happy to work with you to cater any sized event.
Complimentary parking is available in our secure hotel lot for all dining room guests.
We are walking distance from the Long Branch train station on the NJ Transit East Coast line.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Seaview at Ocean Place Ratings and Reviews
The hotel booked some kind of party with a live band (a bad live band) and decided it would be a good idea to host the party in their main dining room. We couldn't hear ourselves talk, even though we asked to be seated all the way across the room. They brought over a plate of rolls (the kind of rolls you get in a bag in the supermarket) with some frozen butter, and we tried to have a conversation. Eventually, we decided to leave because of the (bad) noise and asked to have the food sent to our room. It tasted fine, but the food was lukewarm, the salmon was missing the mango sauce the menu promised, and they didn't send any condiments or bread. If they are going to have a live band (a bad live band) in the main dining room of the hotel, they really should tell you when the call to confirm the reservation. The waiter was very apologetic, but it was just a bad scenario.
The food and service was average at best. The sausage and eggs were similar to holiday inn breakfast buffet. Many of the hot dishes were dry. The cold bar and omelet stand was good. For the price, I wouldn't go back- too many really good places to choose from just down the road.
This restaurant should be ashamed. The online dinner menu is nor offered year round. We had dinner Last Saturday and planned to start with some of the advertised clams and oysters. But wait! All they were serving was an all day menu with little that appealed. We were staying at the hotel for a couple of days, and the weather had turned bad, else we'd have just left. To add insult to injury, our server brought drink menus, on an iPad. A little pretentious given that when we both ordered mojitos, he told us he'd have to check and make sure they were available.
Meanwhile, an ungodly number of restaurant personnel was continually rushing around the dining room, for what reason was unclear, given that there weren't that many people dining. Very strange. The food itself? Acceptable shrimp cocktail, shrimp fresh. Burger a bit overdone, roll burnt. Fries crisp. Not at all what we wanted.
Wild horses couldn't drag us back.
First time in all my years of dining out I did not leave a tip. Waiter didn't serve our meal--the matre d did. Waiter didn't check on us during the meal nor have our empty glasses refilled. He didn't even bring us our check, someone else did. We were given a bar menu (even though we were seated at a table). Later noticed other people were given a full menu. We might've enjoyed that more because the menu we were given was very limited. Food was mediocre.
Boneless chicken wings the best I've ever had! French Onion Soup-awesome!
Service was great, nice young man!
The steak was very good but didn't care for the herbs mixed into the butter.
I had the seafood dish w pasta and it tasted fishy and a bit gritty;(
Maybe from the clams? I'm not sure the menu said clams but they were on top of the dish. It had no flavor other than the fishy grittiness;(
Beautiful view of the ocean if you go early. It was very quiet, we had a 5:30 reservation and there was only one other table.
Very attentive staff which catered to my 85 year old mother-in-law in a wheelchair to make sure she was comfortable. The excellent food was served piping hot (as we like it) and time intervals between courses was right on point. We were not rushed, which pleased us.
This was a great place to stay with my husband for our anniversary. The restaurant seemed empty because we went so late at night, but it's also huge! The dinner was great. We also ate here for breakfast in the morning and it was a huge buffet with everything. Best breakfast ever.
Our second visit in one weekend!! NOT ONE BAD THING TO SAY!! The ocean view was totally awesome. The Staff was exceptional -- waitresses, bus-men, bartenders, hostesses, chefs and kitchen staff all work as a unit to make our visit MOST ENJOYABLE! The cocktails and wine list made us mellow and cuddly! The appetizers were creative AND tasty!! The entrees were superb!! Side dishes and vegetables added to the fish & meats. And the desserts.... 'to die for'.
A wonderful evening that topped off a great day in Long Branch, NJ.
I highly recommend a visit to the Ocean Place Resort - Seaview Restaurant!!
We stayed for three days / two nights at the Ocean Place Resort. Original plans to dine at various restaurants in the immediate area. After our first dinner on Friday evening at the Seaview, we changed our plans and decided to take all our meals at the Seaview!!
The OCEAN VIEW. The ambiance. The romantic setting!! A most enticing first impression. A wonderful start.
Next, the STAFF: it has been a long time since we were treated with such courtesy and respect. The waitresses and bus-men were attentive and helpful without tripping over us. They were PROFESSIONAL!! The bartender and hostess knew their job and performed well!! 5 stars & then some!!!
The FOOD: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and Seafood Buffet! Sunday Breakfast Buffet!!! Thank you Chefs, Cooks and Kitchen Staff!! You did excellently!! Good, hot meals that met all our wants and needs! Seafood and meats cooked to perfection. Vegetables and side dishes that complimented the main course! And of course, Desserts 'to die for'.
A good Wine list and great cocktails. I was in heaven.
I wholly recommend the Seaview Resturant in the Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch, NJ as a dining Mecca that everyone should try.
Avoid this place like the plague. The buffet was horrible! We would of have had better food at Golden Corral. Our server was okay, although we sat for 15 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order. Long Branch has a bunch of great places to eat, so stay far away from this place.
At dinner we waited 40 minutes for our drinks and to order our food ---- once waitress was tracked down.....she admitted getting tied up on the other side of the restaurant. Next day lunch - we waited another 40 minutes to get a cobb salad and lobster salad. Not acceptable. Poor service. Long wait. Food not worth the wait.
Restaurant is in the lobby of the hotel. It includes a bar and live music (on Saturday night). Very loud and poor acoustics. Buffet has a large variety of food including a raw bar. Food was OK but not great. Service was not good at all. Waiter disappeared for long stretches. Would probably not return. There are better places in Long Branch at the same price point.
The buffet was delicious and the price was reasonable. There was a nice variety of food. Loved the shrimp cocktail and crab legs, prime rib and the pasta table was so good. The atmosphere was very modern, love the bar area. We sat by the window and could watch the band and the people at the tiki bar. I would recommend this place to my friends. I will definitely be back.
We came here for a Father's Day brunch and sat outside. The weather was perfect and the food enjoyable. When leaving, we asked if there was brunch every weekend and the staff told us there was.
We then made a reservation for a friend's birthday because she loves brunch. First, it took us 20 minutes to get from Ocean Ave. to the parking lot attendant, with cars beeping all around, people yelling, etc. where we were told to turn around and park in the public lot next to the hotel lot, where we had to pay $20 because there was no parking in the hotel lot. Second, we had to climb over sand, brush, etc. to get to the hotel and as we walked through the lot of the hotel we saw many spaces available. When we got inside, the girl who seated us told me to keep my receipt and show it outside and we'd get our $20 back. When we got seated, we told the waitress we wanted the brunch and she said brunch was done for the day at 11 A.M. and we had to choose from the lunch menu. (We made our reservation for the same time as we had on Father's Day- 12 noon.) We stayed anyway and ordered mimosas, which came in plastic cups while the water was given in glasses. The waitress got my husband's order wrong and we had to send it back and wait for the correct order. When we left, I showed the parking attendant my receipt and asked for my $20 back and he said he didn't know what I was talking about so needless to say I didn't get my money back.
It's really a shame this happened because we really enjoyed coming here many times before, wanted this to be special for our friend, and now we will probably explore other options first.
My daughter and I enjoyed a girls get away weekend which included dining at Seaview for several meals. My daughter needed a gluten free meal and our wonderful server Michaelangelo helped her select specific items on the menu which accommodated her dietary concerns. He checked with the chef several times to make sure her meal would be prepared according to her specifications. Michaelangelo was so personable, polite and attentive which made our dining experience relaxing and more enjoyable. Everyone we came in contact with from the hostess to the bus boy were very pleasant and attentive.
We also enjoyed a lovely breakfast the next morning made even more pleasant because our waitress Julia was very knowledgeable with helping my daughter select yet another gluten free meal, and double checking everything was satisfactory.
Lastly, the food and its presentation was tasty and very enjoyable. Hats off to the entire staff at Seaview !!
It took a long time for us to get menus and have a waitress take our order. After we ordered, we waited a long time for our food. We sat down at 12:45 pm and didn't leave until almost 3 pm. That wasn't because we were lingering over our food, it was because it took so long for our waitress to bring it to us. The restaurant was not busy at all and they had lots of people setting tables and walking around. Our waitress did not seem busy either. She just kept disappearing. This is a very expensive restaurant and when you are paying top dollar for a meal, I expect better service!
I'm sorry, this restaurant was not good at all. We booked our reservations through Opentable. It was the July 4th weekend, we had no problem getting a table because the place was basically empty. Upon walking in we were shocked how empty it was. However, it is a beautiful place. The outside, The Tiki Bar was packed with middle aged people. We asked for a window to see the ocean. We got a window next to the Tiki bar, with tons of drunks blocking the view to the ocean. The hostess asked if we want a menu or wanted to eat from the buffet. After going to our seat and looking at the menu we felt that it would be better eating from the buffet. We sat there and sat there for a half hour, the only one who came right over was a young man to give us our water. Finally, I asked the hostess what should we do. She stated that we could just go to the buffet and help ourselves and our wait staff would be around shortly to get our drink order. Well another 30-40 minutes later, we asked what was going on. The people next to us were even more upset, they were there longer and received the same crummy service. Finally, when our waitress came by she was very sweet and apologetic. Meanwhile, the manager came over to speak to the people who were sitting next to us and then we nicely explained our disappointment and made some suggestions to maybe help in the future, he was apologetic but right away blamed the hostess. Our bill was $100...2 buffets, one glass of wine. How do you tip the waitress? And he didn't even through in a glass of wine or take anything off the bill. Just horrible. BTW the buffet was room temp to cold. Save your time and money.
Menu on website showed the hours for brunch as 11-2, so we booked for 11:15. We got tree to find out that there was no brunch, but we could do breakfast buffet. Wish we knew there was no brunch. A bit over priced for the breakfast we got, but it has a nice view and the tiki bar outside for drinks afterwards is great.
Saturday night busy but our open table reservation was recognize right away
With crowd they did a buffet but offered menu items two of us did buffet and one menu
Food selection and quality were good
Service by hostess and Sean our waiter were great
Drinks well served
Busy hotel feel but service and quality were what we were looking for nice job
We were so excited to go to seaview for the first time. The bar is lovely though bartenders could've been a little more friendly and attentive - I ordered a second drink but the bartender never came back! Before making reservations, I went on their website to view the menu and saw so many things we wanted to try. However when we went to be seated we were told they were only offering a buffet - their website did not say anything of the sort! We were too hungry to find another place so we decided to stay thinking the food would be great but it was not. To top it all off, one of the waiters served me lobster bisque from the buffet, then threw the ladel back in the crock pot and the soup splashed all over my dress. Everyone just shrugged it off. Not the experience we thought it was going to be at all.
Food was served almost cold temperature. Waiter never brought an appetizer that we ordered . Chicken in chicken piccata was dry. Hamburger was ordered medium, but was cooked well done and dry. Even french fries was bad. The only item that was good was pecan cheesecake. Overpriced for mediocre quality of food and very slow service.
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