Black Trumpet ~ Dining on the Ocean

Experience casually elegant dining a stones throw from the beach in beautiful Spring Lake. Black Trumpet, the in-house restaurant of the Grand Victorian offers contemporary American cuisine in Jersey Shore Style…delicious seafood dishes made from the freshest local catches, Porterhouse Porkchops, and Cavatappi Pasta to name a few. Chef/Owner Mark Mikolajczyk offers acclaimed culinary talents evidenced by their #1 food ranking in the Jersey Shore Zagat guide. This ranking was garnered during their efforts at Whispers restaurant and more recently at Brennens Steakhouse where they earned "best of the best" rating from the Asbury Park Press. Their commitment to culinary perfection is sure to make Black Trumpet a dining experience that you will not soon forget.

Black Trumpet is open year round and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. Dine in Black Trumpet's causally elegant main dining rooms or enjoy seaside dining on the wraparound porches (as weather permits) or in the enclosed sunroom throughout the seasons.

Visit Black Trumpet's Website
Join Black Trumpet on Facebook and receive news on specials, cooking classes, and events.

Sample Menus

Please note: these menus are subject to change.
Please contact us for details.
Lunch View | Download
Dinner View | Download


(732) 449-4700 for dining reservations, or to discuss your wedding, party or company event.


Please note the restaurant is the Black Trumpet Restaurant is an independent business from the Grand Victorian Hotel, even though they reside in the building. If you are staying with the Hotel, please note this does NOT guarantee you a reservation with the Restaurant. As with any busy restaurant, early reservations come HIGHLY recommended. Please call them directly or notify us of a dinner reservation when booking your stay with us.

Reservations for parties of eight or more are required.


Summer Hours (May through September):
Breakfast: 8 AM - 11 AM
Lunch: 11 AM - 3 PM
Dinner: 3 PM - 9 PM

Winter Hours (October through April):
Lunch 11 AM - 3 PM
Dinner: 3 PM - 8:30 PM


The restaurant now has a seasonal liquor license and is full service from May 15th to November 15th. They go to back to BYO from November 15th to May 15th. Please call for additional details. All major credit cards are accepted. Free on-street parking is available. An 18% gratuity applies for parties of six or more.

Please note we received our liquor license earlier this year. The liquor license has been extended from March through November of 2015.


Black Trumpet is located in Spring Lake, New Jersey within the Grand Victorian at Spring Lake Hotel. View directions here.

Tastings & Event Planning

If you are interested in hosting a special event at Black Trumpet and would like to arrange a customized tasting, please contact Catering Manager, Tom Adcock at (732) 449-4700 or visit Events & Weddings for more information.