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about us

The Belmonte, the Latin fusion restaurant, bar and lounge highlights the ingenuity of renowned Chef Akhtar Nawab, of Craftbar and La Esquina in New York City. Alive with bold seasonings, the menu was designed to push the boundaries of traditional Spanish tapas with a contemporary rewrite using the highest-quality meats and seafood cooked to perfection and seasoned with rubs and sauces that deliver an unexpected jolt.

The menu’s masterful spin of crave-worthy faire involves capturing the essence of classic simple cooking to create dishes with true flavors and the perfect blend of simplicity and passion. The wine and drink list will also evoke a Spanish zest, with sangria and Aqua de Valencia.

the inspiration

The name The Belmonte, derived from the famed matador, Juan Belmonte, considered to be the greatest of all bullfighters, known for his daring technique and close proximity to the bull, eye-to-eye, forcing the bull to go to him, and a game-changer for bullfighting altogether. A bon vivant, Belmonte was also known for his fondness of fine Spanish food and wine. His bold bullfighting stance is revered in films and literature including Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.

Street parking is available nearby, and there is also a parking facility on Jane St. closer to the West Side Highway.


private events

Whether it’s a celebration or a quick bite, The Belmonte is set to deliver and host intimate dinners or private events.

Our sophisticated, inviting atmosphere serves all your party needs. Whether wining and dining corporate clients, celebrating a birthday or kicking off a wedding week, The Belmonte’s smooth service and culinary excellence will lend taste and style to any event. We offer three private rooms of different sizes.

There are cozy, intimate alcoves for small groups to an entire floor with seating up to 100 for luncheons, meetings, receptions and dinners. We can set formal or informal menus and prepare specialties of choice. If you are interested in more information please call us at 732.741.3232 or email our Event Coordinator.


The same warm and friendly service, the same generous drinks, plus an eclectic crowd of merry-makers, a DJ with a sense of music to fit the mood to add to the festive atmosphere. The Belmonte is a perfect complement to a night on the town.

The lounge is open Friday and Saturday night with a great line up of the best DJ's at the Jersey Shore. There is a neat and trendy dress code to enter the lounge so you must be dressed to impress. No exceptions.

Call 732.741.3232 to reserve a table!

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