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19 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1323
+1 732-775-6100
Thu - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Freehold, New Jersey
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Last year, my husband and I were married in the front yard of the Majestic Inn, the location for the restaurant Bia, then held our reception in the inside room of the restaurant. The food and ambiance were so magical that we decided to return each year to celebrate our anniversaries. We went on the Sunday night before Labor Day,... More 

Thank Susan S
Wayne, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Actually, eating on the porch was lovely with a view of the ocean, but I really did not care for my meal. Because of it's proximity to our hotel, I would try it again.

Thank Micheletee
Hackensack, New Jersey
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Spotty service. Some decent dishes (like the scallops and calamari), but the shrimp was a little too seasoned and cooked. Sitting out on the porch is nice, especially when breezy and for people-watching.

Thank adonia1485
Manasquan, New Jersey
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289 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We made a reservation and were able to sit on the porch with a great view of the ocean, at least for one of us. The food was OK, but not great. I had the grilled seafood, and the lobster was overdone. My wife had crabcakes - they were average. The buratta salad had pieces of dry bread. The service... More 

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We're not foodies (wouldn't say that even if we were), but have lived in Manhattan 25 years and can't help but use that as our benchmark. The somewhat unfortunately named "Bia, a European Bistro" (at the Majestic Hotel) compares very favorably. We enjoyed two meals on the elevated, covered porch of this b.y.o.b. with nice views to the ocean as... More 

Thank Allan M
Allendale, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

A wonderful meal -- wonderful service! It's pricey, but well worth it. I had the grilled salmon, rice pilaf, and fresh string beans. No room for dessert. BYOB.

Thank 507jenn
New Paltz, NY
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

We just enjoyed a superb meal at Bia, sitting on the porch on a lovely evening. The scallops were the best I've ever had, tender, lightly glazed, and cooked to perfection. My husband's salmon dish, one of the specials, was also delicious. We would definitely return to Bia.

Thank drweo
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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231 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

This restaurant is located in a hotel on the main street in Ocean Grove. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We were fortunate enough to get an out door seat on a perfect evening with an ocean view. On the plus side, our two appetizers were fine. The shrimp cocktail ($12 for 4 shrimp) was very good. The crab/avocado... More 

Thank Larry62NewJersey
Surprise, AZ
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397 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This restaurant is in the Majestic Hotel, a block from the beach. The hotel/B&B looks very nice. We decided to eat lunch on the front porch -- shaded and with a lovely ocean breeze. Too bad the food is so meh. The avocado and crab meat "salad" is guacamole with some chunks of crab stirred into it, with nacho chips... More 

Thank lotsagoldens
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I went to Bia for lunch. The hotel lobby is pretty and I would have liked to eat outside on the attractive porch, but it was too hot outside that day. We were seated at a small table with an old, stained plastic table cover. I ordered a shrimp salad sandwich on a croissant. The service was good, but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 70
American, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1323
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-6100

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?