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The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant

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212 Centre St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1714
+1 609-492-3553
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant. It's in a beautiful 19th century Victorian house in the heart of Beach Haven's historical district.The staff are warm and knowledgeable. Last Friday 5 of us wanted to try their "Tasting Menu". It was wonderful and shows just what their chef can do. It does offer choices so no need to worry about any food dislikes.... More 

Thank GEB111
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The decor here was amazing. We stayed for a wedding in town so the local was superb. The breakfast was okay but smaller portions than my husband and I would prefer. The bed was very comfortable and quite, although the room we stayed in was very small.

Thank Bonnie A
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband chose this place and it truly lived up to its photos on the website. A fairy tale setting with a gourmet restaurant that gives you a corkscrew and a mason jar of it's delicious granola in a gift bag! The room was very quaint, the food was delicious, the place is very convenient to the beach and the... More 

1 Thank Denise P
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Over 35 years of going to LBI I've eaten in dozens of different restaurants. The Gables is the best. Wonderful food. Beautiful setting. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Joe H
River Vale, New Jersey
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We love LBI, and to keep summer alive we decided to go over the Sept. 10 weekend. Every hotel was booked so we figured we would try a B&B. The Gables had a room. The Victoria and Albert Room. The Gables is a beautiful place. We eat dinner there every year to celebrate our anniversary. It is a bucolic setting... More 

Thank Costello3
West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Beautiful Victorian venue. Candles, sparkling chandeliers, private dining nooks as well as romantically lit terrace and front porch with hanging summer plants. Accomplished and accommodating piano player. Service attentive but not intrusive. Menue eclective. Our favorites this night were eggplant popette appetizer and bone in filet mignon roasted perfectly. Elegant but not pretencious. Will definitely go back.

Thank pati0c0
New Jersey
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We've been to The Gables for dinner twice in the last month. The good - atmosphere and service. Food is average and very expensive for what you get. The scallops, at $46, are much better than the duck. If their food equaled their atmosphere and service, this would be a great restaurant despite the high prices.

Thank AnthonyA368
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The perfect evening experience for our family!! The atmosphere is beyond comparison, the hospitality and professionalism of the staff was flawless, the food was fresh, appetizing and delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have been going to LBI for many years and have always wanted to try this restaurant. We went to dinner with another couple. We knew it was an expensive restaurant so we had high expectations. We are foodies and often go to NYC for dinner. For a "high end" restaurant is one of the biggest disappointments we have ever... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a one-night getaway and came here via a friend's recommendation. We were so happy! Our room was cozy and beautifully appointed. Our dinner was delicious and the ambiance was warm and romantic. We were thrilled to have Steve Kramer playing great jazz standards and anything you requested. We hadn't heard him in years, and he's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Centre St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1714
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3553
Glorious Food - Gracious Lodging

or a dining experience that is an exercise in the sensuous, the savory and the sweet, look no further than The Gables, a romantic restaurant in Beach Haven, New Jersey. Regardless of whether you choose our exciting, new Grazing Menu, or dine a la carte, candlelight dining at The Gables Inn and Restaurant makes any day a special occasion.

Meals are brilliantly orchestrated by our Chef, Richard Diemer. Every dish manages to wow, comfort and excite. Presentations are lovely without being pretentious.

Menus change daily; culinary inspiration is drawn from whatever impeccably fresh ingredients are at their best that morning. Produce from local New Jersey farms, micro greens from Blue Moon Acres, Buckingham, Pennsylvania, Niman Ranch organic meats, D’Artagnan organic poultry, fresh diver scallops from Long Beach Island’s surrounding waters, Prince Edward Island mussels, and lobsters exclusively from Maine, take pride of place. We also take pleasure in presenting a selection of award-winning wines from NJ’s Bellview Winery to enhance your enjoyment.

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