Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

A Long Branch, NJ Restaurant Review

 

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant


100 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch, NJ
732-870-1200
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Restaurant Highlights


Fare: Seafood

Price: Expensive

 

Food Quality:

 

Service:

 

Decor:

 

Overall Rating:

 

Note: Four star Rating System from
"no stars" = poor to
Four stars = Best in Class


Scenic oceanfront/beach views



Seafood specials are fresh and well prepared


Service: Wait staff while friendly friendly, they are understaffed and inattentive.

Value: Good

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

 


 

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy great ocean front ambiance, a lively bar scene, and fresh seafood

Not Recommended For: Diners on a limited budget who prefer a more casual, simple menu.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Pistachio Encrusted Salmon; "Ocean Jack's" Florida Grouper; and Rooney's Crab cakes.

Liquor: Two Full Service Bars. One indoors overlooking the ocean and the other outdoors open in the warmer months..

 


Restaurant Review


Rooney's, located in Long Branch along the northern Jersey shore, is a hit with seafood lovers who love good food with an awesome ocean view.

This restaurant is puzzling. They get very good grades with their quality seafood but are sub-par with their service. While the wait staff is very friendly, they are understaffed and inattentive. It's a caliber of service you would expect in a low end chain restaurant.

The interior decor is very spacious, stylish, though not elegant, with an open view of the ocean from almost any table. Most of the tables are not set with tablecloths, and with the lively bar crowd and large TV screens, and the high noise level, the ambiance resembles a moderately priced chain restaurant.

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is very popular with the 30-45 year old crowd who come out in groups of 4-6 people. It's not recommended for couples looking for a romantic, cozy, dining experience.

Considering the very good quality of the food and the generous portions of the dishes, the food is reasonably priced, although this comes with a caveat. The menu selections range from moderately priced dishes to a huge jump in price with some dishes. Overall, this is a very expensive restaurant, especially for the Jersey Shore.

The Indoor bar scene is lively with large windows and skylights for an outdoor vibe.

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant also offers an exciting "Market Menu" of fresh seafood dishes. Be forewarned though, they are very pricey!

It's a fantastic place for a warm weather meal outside on the deck!

They are open seven days/week for lunch and dinner. On Sundays they offer a Buffet Brunch from 10:30 to 2pm with a raw bar, omelet station, carving station, seafood dishes, breakfast items, fresh fruit and breads, desserts and more.

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is Kid friendly and they offer a child's menu.

 

(updated February, 2016)

 

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