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 a slow-cooked short rib burger, with hand cut French fries -- or try his unique daily pasta and fresh catch specials.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7am - 12pm
Brunch: (winter months 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
Seafood Buffet Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 9pm
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Seaview at Ocean Place Ratings and Reviews
It took a long time for us to get menus ...
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 ...
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 bru ...
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 r ...
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 ...
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.
bad service with poor quality food
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.
Food outstanding, service very prompt + ...
Food outstanding, service very prompt + friendly (Sharon) Special requests handled promptly. Comfortable seating, low noise level, piano entertainment a plus! A great experience on a cold March day. We will be back - soon!
Not a Great Experience
We never had a Waitress come to greet us and bring us drinks. We had to find a Waitress to order drinks. The Brunch was not good. Most of the food was cold and when you go to open the tray to put the food on your plate, the lid falls off and there is no one to help put it back on so you are holding your plate and struggling to get the lid closed.
There was no bread to make toast for your breakfast. We had to also ask for that. There were no Pancakes or French toast. There was a Waffle Maker but no one was making Waffles. We were extremely excited to go there for Valentine's day and we were completely disappointed. We were waiting for over a half hour for our check when we decided to get up and go find where to pay and sure enough that is when the Waitress came and found us. Extremely disappointed.
Very slow service from the kitchen - be ...
Very slow service from the kitchen - be prepared to wait. Waitresses are good but it's too bad they have to get the brunt of it. Be patient with the servers / but there's no excuse for slow service in the kitchen (when there's virtually no one else dining)
Good but poorly set up
The good news is the food is good. Not great, average. We weren't sure if we wanted to do the buffet or order off of the menu but our server suggested it would be cheaper to do the buffet. Looking over the menu we assumed much of what was there was available at the buffet. Unfortunately the way it is set up unless you walk around the entire thing first you won't realize until too late if there are things for you to eat. There was no tray with cold meats and cheeses, but there was some fruit, muffins and rolls, bacon, sausage, 2 kinds of potatoes, and at least 5 people making made-to-order omelets. However, since I don't eat eggs, after getting bacon and potatoes I went to get french toast or pancakes. But there were none. Only made-to-order waffles, which I also don't eat. I asked about them and was told they had to be ordered off of the menu. Now I had food on my plate but not enough to make a meal. Fortunately our server was equally as confused and was kind enough to arrange the bill so I wasn't charged for both the buffet and the french toast I had to order ala carte. But, even though it wasn't overly crowded I waited a ridiculously long time for the french toast (server kept telling me the kitchen was backed up). The food was good, as I said. Not sure it was worth all of the overhead. Finally, the floors looked like no one had bothered to sweep up after diners left. There were pieces of food everywhere. I was planning on bringing a party of about 20 to the buffet in October. Given all that went on, I am rethinking this.
Awesome onsite restaurant - Seafood buffet good
Happy to hear there was a seafood buffet being offered onsite for a reasonable price. Arrived on Saturday, happy to have an early check in and more happier to find a 1,000 point reservation on Open Table for their onsite restaurant - Seaview!
Awful . Food was below mediocre. Pork wa ...
Awful . Food was below mediocre. Pork was old and overcooked, pasta had no flavor and was cold. We ordered beer and recieved it after 10 minutes, when there were only 5 tables seated, besides us ( we had an early reservation). Servers were nowhere to be found. Only good part was the live band. We just bought a beach house a block away and we will never be back.
Spur of the moment
Did a quick look for 1000 pt restaurants and chose this for location. We chose to sit outside for the view even though there are different menus for each. Menu is not the same as menu listed on open table site. They did allow us to order off either menu as we did not want bar food. We had water glasses on table but our drinks were served in plastic cups which were changed upon request. Can't drink wine in a plastic cup. The menu was not extensive but the food was very good. We both had seafood. Service was a little slow but the waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Will probable return after the summer season ends. Open table should advise that the parking is free but you need to deposit 20 dollars and get it returned if your dinner receipt is over 50 dollars.
Great Food, Horrendous Service!
The food here was delicious, and the ambiance was lovely. But the service was terrible! It took 10 min before someone even approached us, took about 30 min to get our drinks (the server had to come back a second time to ask for our drink order again), and the drinks we received were not the ones we ordered. So it took another 15 min before that was fixed. The service here is terrible. During out dinner, we watched a party get up and leave because they waited for over an hour to get their food. I would have recommended this place if it weren't for the service.
Well, the bar is nice and our bartender was fantastic. That's as good as it gets. Both bartenders made faces when we asked what food to order. They both recommended other places in the area and said that the only thing worth ordering on the menu were the Drunken Clams. It was after 7pm on a Saturday night and the place was completely empty. Not a good sign. There was a buffet that we ended up getting. The cocktail shrimp were very good and the raw clams and oysters were fresh. One other item, a bourbon steak was decent. Everything else was 'meh'.....
Won't be going back except maybe to stay at the hotel which is supposed to be very nice.
Had a fantastic dinner. We had the Scallops which were larger than any I have seen served in a restaurant and the steak which was big juicy and done medium rare just the way I like it. Our waiter was very pleasant and went beyond the call of duty to help us make our decisions. One of the drinks we wished to order was only to be gotten by the waiter going to the outside bar which was jam packed with people partying outside! So, he brought us samples of the drinks we thought we would like, which was so nice for him to do! It was my friends birthday and he even sang to her! We were not rushed, (got there 5:30pm) and left around 7/7:30 pm. It was a nice relaxing pleasant experience.
It was my girlfriend and I first time dining at Seaview. We were very happy with the outdoor dining area set up for the restaurant. It was quiet and has a great view of the ocean. Overall, for the price we paid though the quality of the food fell short. This spot is definitely more for those looking for a great atmosphere.
Amazing as usual
My husband and I have been choosing the Ocean Place for celebratory meals and special occasions for about a year now. The service and food are both always outstanding and we love the comfortable atmosphere. We are looking forward to many future visits.
Dinner at Seaview at Ocean Place
Starting off, the menu was completely different from anything online which is why we chose it. The service was OK - however, there are no busses, the waiters essentially do everything and disappear at times. Management tries to support which is why we gave it a good. The food was overly salty across the board. The management offered free desert, which was appreciated, but they need to look at how they prepare their dishes. It was OK, and we may try it again in the summer to see how it is outside, but it was not someplace that we have to go back to again.
Lack luster service/view. Food hit or miss.
Although the restaurant was deserted, the hostess had us wait for her phone call to end before acknowledging us. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant instead of by the floor to ceiling scenic windows. The waiter handed us menus and then asked for drinks, not giving us a wine list until we asked. My husband asked to put in an appetizer and the waiter told us we had to wait until he brought back our drinks. After bringing our drinks he left again.
When we could order there were no specials. The mahi dinner with lobster risotto and lump crab salad sounded delicious. Unfortunately when my husband tried to order it, he was told they don't have it. I asked if they were substituting another fish in and was bluntly told no. I explained to the waiter that the sides were what we were interested in and if there was any way to get one of those...No.
He brought us stale bread, and cold butter that tasted of refrigerator. The barbecue shrimp appetizer was good, but the crab hash it was served with was delicious.
My salmon dinner was overcooked and bland. His tuna dinner was very good.
Over all, the restaurant has great decor, with an ok view. Our server was terrible and disinterested in making our visit enjoyable. The food had potential, but was not consistently good.
My husband and I had an incredible dinner at Seaview. It was quiet, intimate and cozy. The staff was attentive, including the manager who came over to our table twice. The food was absolutely delectable. The menu is inventive and has something for everyone. Everything is fresh and is served hot. Everything about Seaview is amazing and we are looking forward to returning.
Food seems like an afterthought
Bread was cold, chicken was dry, ravioli wasn't fresh, and the apple pie and molten chocolate cake were both cold. The service was fine, but the poor, inexperienced girl had no support considering the food was so bad. The ambience is nice and the place looks great, but the food is an utter travesty.
Impressed with their new menu!
Ocean Place has made major renovations in the past year, starting with the rooms and continuing through their dining venues. There is now a huge nice indoor bar. We ate outside, near the tiki bar and live band. The menu has been completely revamped, and has a lot of seafood, shellfish and fish options.the food was really great. We ordered several appetizers, including the scallops, ceviche and truffle fries (was a side, but we couldn't wait). For entrees, most had fish, and someone had the skirt steak. Everything came out cooked to the requested temperature, and the sides were yummy. My only complaint was that the umbrellas were up at night and there was no lighting, so we really couldn't see what we were eating. Will definitely go back!
A basic hotel restaurant
While Seaview claims that they are a seaside fine dining experience, it is just a typical hotel restaurant. Small servings, basically prepared with little imagination. For example, the grouper with quinoa was very small, served only with a side of quinoa. This was $32. The pork chop was just a cooked pork chop. Veal Milanese was decent, with a nice arugula salad topping. However the veal was over fried and on the dry side. Appetizers were OK, but also quite small.
You are paying for the "ambiance" of ocean front dining. However, if the Seaview wants to attract diners other than hotel guests, they need to step up their game. There are many other better dining choices in the area.
I have never written a bad review of a restaurant but I can't help myself. We arrived on time for our 8PM reservation and were seated quickly in a half-filled restaurant. Then we waited 20 minutes and nobody served us. Finally I grabbed a busboy and asked him to send over our server. Somebody finally came over, then had to leave to get the drink menu. She took our drink order and never came back. We waited another 20 minutes before the drinks arrived. I complained again that nobody took our order and a 2nd server showed up and took our order. Then a 3rd server showed up, said he was our server & took our order again. We did not actually eat until 9:30. The food was fair (not great) and to be fair the Maitre'd took 15% off our bill
The food, service and view were great. The oceanfront dining was really nice. However, on a windy day it can be very cold. I would recommend the restaurant use heaters. We asked our server to bring us pool towels, which she very nicely did. But it was still cold and our food got cold quickly.
An Enjoyable Dinner!!
Our first experience at Seaview was a positive one. This past Sat night they have a band playing outside so it was fun having dinner with the live music. The food was very good, crab cakes were the standout dish. I will definitely come for dinner again during the summer season. The restaurant is part of the hotel and is right next to Pier Village so location is prime. The parking attendant never heard of the restaurant so maybe the hotel should do a better job of making the place known to their workers. We were almost steered in the wrong direction but found the restaurant on our own.
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