Dear Joseph,

We would like to thank you for your outstanding service over the last several months in aiding us to sell our restaurant. We could not have found a more professional real estate organization than Bielat Santore & Company. We are so appreciative at how dedicated you were in helping us find the right buyer. You consistently advocated for us whether it was with the prospective buyers or with the landlord. You always remained optimistic even when we were somewhat discouraged. As your company was highly recommended to us, we would be more than pleased to refer you to any prospective client. Again, thank you for everything!


Audrey, Marc and Ryan Lory, Bistro Rylo, Ocean Township, NJ


Bistro Rylo

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Joseph Denker at Bielat Santore & Company for his assistance in purchasing my first restaurant, Il Lago. From the day I first met him, I knew I was in good hands. Joseph went above and beyond (The Extra Mile!) on multiple occasions and kept me calm and focused and overcame a few inherent obstacles, which surfaced as the process unfolded. I strongly recommend Joseph Denker at Bielat Santore & Company as your first choice in selecting a broker, whether you are buying or selling a restaurant.”

– Savino Capilupi, Il Lago Restaurant, Highlands, NJ

Il Lago

“It was always our dream to open our own restaurant and luckily the property we decided to purchase was being sold by Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey. It was a bank owned foreclosure, so it was no ordinary commercial transaction. Richard Santore, a partner in Bielat Santore & Company, not only walked us through the entire process, he also helped get us a very fair price, making it a deal we could not refuse.

But that was just the beginning; since we were first time restaurant owners purchasing a foreclosed bank own property, securing a loan for a startup was proving to be impossible. When an initial lender failed to provide financing four months in to the process, we thought the deal was dead. Not Richard! He refused to give up and somehow found another lender willing to take a chance on two women starting up a new business with no previous restaurant ownership.

THEN, when the appraisal came in inappropriately low. Richard and his partner Barry Bielat spent an entire day refuting the appraisal and providing market data that correctly contradicted the errors and miscalculations of the appraiser. After reviewing their report, the lender agreed to move forward and fund the loan.

Richard was with us step by step throughout the entire process; even helping us find a reputable attorney familiar with real estate and liquor license transactions and a quality insurance agent. He never once questioned our passion or decision to leap into the restaurant business. He simply dedicated himself to help us and make it happen! We will only use Bielat Santore & Company for our next commercial real estate transaction!”

– Kelly Ford and Katie Davis, Breakers Kitchen & Tap, Waretown, NJ

Breaker’s Kitchen & Tap

“When I originally purchased Charley’s in Long Branch, New Jersey, I was very impressed with the professionalism and competency of Richard Santore of Bielat Santore and Company. The sale went smoothly with no surprises. In the end, I purchased “exactly” what I thought I would get. So I knew that when it came time to sell, Rich would be the best person to represent my interests.

It was not until after I asked Richard to assist me with the sale of Charley’s that I truly recognized the ” Tremendous Value” that he brings to the process. His industry and market expertise are without equal. He knows how to navigate the treacherous waters of constructing a deal in a difficult economy. He knows “All the Angles” and has a “Top Notch” organization to support his every move. Bottom line: Richard Santore is in command of the entire process start to finish and knows how to get the job done.

So if character, integrity, and honesty are important to you and you are considering the purchase or sale of a property in the hospitality industry, the only call you should make is to Richard Santore of Bielat Santore and Company.”

– Ted Pappayliou, Charley’s Ocean Grill, Long Branch, NJ

Charley’s Ocean Grill

“After over 50 years in the restaurant business, I made a very emotional decision to sell my last restaurant business. I also made a very wise decision to hire Bielat Santore & Company to sell it for me. They told me when they first met me that if I listed with them they would sell my restaurant. They performed as advertised.

Not only so, but I was guided every step of the way by Richard Santore’s knowledge, expertise and ability to manage the entire transaction. His firm not only produced a qualified buyer; they also controlled all aspects of the sale with absolute professionalism.

I may have sold of my last restaurant but I gained a friend in Mr. Santore, whose firm I would highly recommend.”

– Stanley Constantin, Tarantella’s Ristorante, Clark, NJ

Tarantella’s Ristorante

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Richard Santore and his firm Bielat Santore & Company for the outstanding job that they did facilitating the sale of the Shadowbrook Estate.  Mr. Santore’s guidance, knowledge and expertise made the entire transaction as trouble free as possible.

After 43 years as owner of the Shadowbrook, selling was quite an emotional experience.  However, his advice and caring manner helped me get me through it all. I always felt that I was well taken care of.

Thanks again.”

– Robert Zweben, The Shadowbrook, Shrewsbury, NJ

The Shadowbrook

“After building a successful business for 19 years we began thinking about selling our business and retiring. We knew just who to call to handle the confidential undertaking of marketing our business for sale; Barry Bielat of Bielat Santore & Company.

It was important to us to find a buyer that would value and retain the professional staff we had in place. We were also very concerned about confidentiality and keeping the sale as private as possible. We are happy to say that our initial notion of hiring Bielat Santore & Company was the right choice. The firm met all of our expectations and sold our business. In fact, during the transition of ownership, the business has not skipped a beat and all the management is still place.

We are now happily retired and owe a great deal of our peace of mind to Bielat Santore & Company and the exceptional job they did.”

– The Rooney’s, Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch, NJ

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant

“Owning and operating a restaurant business is a very time intensive endeavor. That is why when I decided to purchase a second restaurant I contacted Bielat Santore & Company. Their team of professionals not only did the leg work of finding and filtering locations for me, they managed the entire transaction. The firm directed me to the right team of professionals and coordinated those professionals with the tasks required to close the deal. Bielat Santore & Company did what they do best; buy and sell restaurants, allowing me to do what I do best; run my restaurants. I highly recommend the firm to anyone who is entertaining buying or selling a restaurant.”

– Giovanni Bougdour, San Remo Restaurant, Red Bank/ La Provencia Restaurant, Shrewsbury, NJ

San Remo

“Bielat Santore & Company exceeded our expectations as the commercial real estate firm that sold us our restaurant. Their expertise and knowledge of the restaurant industry far surpasses the average real estate agency and was instrumental in our decision making process. Bielat Santore & Company not only located the right business for us, they assisted in the offer and contract stages, processed our liquor license application, secured financing to facilitate the transaction and worked with a team of professionals to close the deal. We could not be happier with the level of professional service rendered and would highly recommend Bielat Santore & Company to anyone looking to purchase a commercial business and/or real estate property.”

– Larry Reismann, Charley’s Other Brother, Mt. Holly, NJ

Charley’s Other Brother

“I was in the restaurant and bar business for 45 years, 30 of those as owner and operator of the Adriatic Restaurant in Asbury Park, NJ. Over the years real estate agents came knocking on my door telling me they had a buyer for my restaurant. In the early years I was not interested in selling. However, toward the end of my career I entertained these solicitations. Not a single one delivered. That’s when I contacted Bielat Santore & Company who had been selling restaurants for almost as long as I had been running them. They told me they would get the place sold. I believed them and engaged their services. Six months later I was sitting at a closing table. They did what they said they would do. Take my advice; if you are looking to buy or sell a restaurant or bar, don’t waste your time with tire-kickers; call Bielat Santore & Company. They get things done!”

– Stanley Tokic, Adriatic Restaurant, Asbury Park, NJ

Adriatic Restaurant