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Wear designer socks when dining at The Gables, our Beach Haven, NJ restaurant. They may well be knocked off by the imaginative seasonal fare at our 2007-08 Zagat rated 26 "exceptional to perfection" restaurant.

A bastion of old-world hospitality, the meticulously restored Gables Inn offers truly fine dining in New Jersey. The restaurant proper, the original large dining room in this century-old house, provides a delightful setting with its candle-lit tables, wood burning fireplace, crystal chandelier and original wide plank floors. Tables are also set on the shady porch and in the enchanting Victorian garden courtyard, which features a sparkling fountain and a wealth of flowers.

This historic Victorian Jersey Shore inn is open nightly for dinner during the summer season, and every weekend during the fall and spring. We also host memorable private parties and weddings in this most romantic of settings.

Dining at The Gables
For 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 the Prix Fixe Tasting Menu, or dine a la carte, candlelit 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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The sample A La Carte menu below suggests the scope of our chef ’s artistry, but a visit in person is the only way to really appreciate it! We hope to be able to welcome you soon.

Butternut Squash Bisque
Cranberry Confit, Sage Butter, Ginger Whipped Cream

Gables' Cheesesteak Spring Rolls
Shaved Prime Rib, Chipotle Ketchup

Autumn Salad
Poached Bosc & Crisp Asian Pear Salad, Mixed Greens, Toasted Macadamias
Danish Blue Cheese, Five Spice Vinaigrette

Trio of Petite Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Truffled Celery Root Slaw and Dijon Vinaigrette

Imported Burrata Mozzarella
Prosciutto de Parma, Grilled Tuscan Bread, Wild Arugula, Homemade Fig Marmalade

Slow Roasted Beet Salad
Mixed Greens, Honey Crisp Apples, Danish Bleu Cheese, Candied Walnuts

Tempura Portobello "Fries"
Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce

Prince Edward Island Mussels
Steamed with Leeks, Saffron, Champagne, a Touch of Cream

Sherry Braised Boneless Short Ribs
Horseradish Whipped Potatoes, Caramelized Shallots & Haricots Verts

All Natural Double-Cut Wild Boar Chop
Ragout of Colossal White Beans & Applewood Smoked Bacon
Garlic Braised Spinach

Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon
Roasted Corn Risotto, Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts, Parsley Pesto

Roasted Hudson Valley Duck Breast
Imported Cherry Demi-Glace, Wild Rice, Coriander Scented Cabbage

Seared Ahi Tuna
Chick Pea Puree, Spicy Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Baby Eggplant, Black Olive Tapenade

Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi
Sweet Sausage Bolognese, Red Peppers Agri Dulce, Ricotta Salada

Grilled Filet Mignon
Truffled Whipped Potatoes, Mushroom Demi-Glace, Danish Bleu Cheese
Grilled Jumbo Asparagus

Seared Viking Village Scallops
Shitake, Leek and Cauliflower "Hash"
Celery Root Puree, Golden Raisin Emulsion


French Onion Soup
Braised Short Ribs & Blue Brie Crostini

Imported Burrata Mozzarella
Prosciutto de Parma, Grilled Tuscan Bread, Baby Arugula, Homemade Fig Marmalade

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Truffled Mascarpone


Choice of:

Pan Roasted Filet Mignon
Saffron Whipped Potatoes, Mushroom Demi-Glace, Danish Blue Cheese Jumbo Asparagus


Seared Ahi Tuna
Chick Pea Puree, Spicy Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Baby Eggplant, Black Olive Tapenade

Warm Chocolate Gateau
Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream



Our menu draws culinary inspiration from the seasons, while showcasing local fresh seafood, produce and wine. The Gables family passionately supports environmental responsibility and recognizes the urgency of maintaining the integrity and sustainability of the land and the sea.

Brunch at The Gables

Sunday daytime parties and showers abound this summer at the Gables. Sorry to disappoint those of you who love our Sunday brunches, please think of joining us for an early dinner, we open at 4pm.

For those of you who are planning bridal/baby showers, birthday or anniversary parties, or other special celebrations, we do have some Sunday morning and early afternoon availability for private banquets. Should your party consist of at least 30 guests, we can offer you the choice of either a breakfast/brunch buffet or plated luncheon.

Breakfast/brunch typically consists of juice, muffins, yogurt and fresh fruit, eggs, bacon & sausage, potatoes and pancakes, coffee and tea, and starts at 35 per person, plus tax and tip.

Our luncheons most frequently consist of a composed salad, a choice of two entrées (among chicken, fish or pasta) and a wonderful dessert with coffee for 45 plus tax and tip.

Customized options are available for all of our private banquets. Please call at 609-492-3553 or email to for available dates and additional information.

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