Moonstruck Restaurant

An Asbury Park, NJ Restaurant Review

Moonstruck   Restaurant



Moonstruck Restaurant
517 Lake Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
(732) 988-0123




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Contemporary Mediterranean

Price: Very Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

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

Well prepared, attractively presented eclectic Mediterranean dishes.

Casually elegant ambiance.

Does not take reservations, the wait on weekend evenings can be very long after 6 pm

Value: Given the quality, though prices are high, the value is good

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent food and an upscale, trendy ambiance

Not Recommended For: Diners who may prefer simpler food, lower prices and less trendy ambiance

Recommended dishes: When available, The Portuguese Clams appetizer: The Cowboy Steak; Sesame Grilled Tuna; and the Grilled Wahoo.

Liquor: Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.


Restaurant Review


Moonstruck is one of the best fine dining restaurants on the North Jersey Shore and the best in Asbury Park


The restaurant is run by co-owners Luke Magliaro and Howard Raczkiewicz, who is also the executive chef.


Located in a tastefully refurbished Victorian setting, seating for 300 is spread amongst three levels of wrap-around outdoor porches.


The decor is a romantic ambiance of soft dark wood, candlelit tables, fresh flowers and a fireplace. In the warm summer months you can dine outside on the porch overlooking Wesley Lake. The first floor cocktail lounge is attractive and cozy.


The attractive bar/lounge on the first floor is available to ease your waiting time.


The wait staff is well trained, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive


In the warmer months, Moonstruck has outdoor dining on the front porches of the second and third floors. The setting is scenic overlooking Wesley Lake and the stately homes in Ocean Grove.


On street, metered parking


Moonstruck is not not recommended for children.


Moonstruck is open with seasonal hours

Off season Hours: Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday;. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 5:00pm until 9:00pm , Fridays and Saturdays. from 5:00pm until 10:00pm

Closed for lunch.


Summer hours (memorial Day to Labor Day) Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday;. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 5:00pm until 10:00pm , and on Fridays and Saturdays. from 5:00pm until 11:00pm

Closed for lunch.



(updated March, 2015)


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