An Asbury Park, NJ Restaurant Review
517 Lake Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
Fare: Contemporary Mediterranean
Price: Very Expensive
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.
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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