Homesick, Asbury Park, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Homesick Restaurant
522 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ
(732) 774-1264

Homesick: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: Well-executed, scratch menu, though a notch below Asbury Park's top fine dining restaurants.

Service: Friendly, attentive.

Decor: Bright, contemporary, with white tone walls, featuring a large, modern bar with a variety hanging multi-colored lamps.

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 stars= poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a mix of eclectic comfort foods, small plates, and entrees, with bar service in a contemporary setting.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a less expensive traditional, American or ethnic menu served in huge portions, in a low key setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Prime Rib, natural jus, w/ Brussel sprouts, baked potato, sour cream, and salted butter: The Pork Chop, bone-in, w/ dirty rice, red eye gravy; and The Pan Roasted Salmon w/Spring Pistou, white beans, Spring vegetables

Liquor: Full Bar Service

Restaurant Review

Opened in the summer of 2021 after renovating and rebranding the former home of Brickwall Tavern, Homesick is popular with diners who come to enjoy an eclectic scratch menu with bar service in a contemporary setting.

Homesick is owned and operated by the hospitality group Smith, which owns Pascal & Sabine and Porta in Asbury Park, and Porta in Jersey City.

The Smith group helped revitalize Asbury Park with a creative twist on dining. They developed a reputation as visionaries, known for flouting conventional wisdom. In 2006 they began with the opening of Brickwall Tavern, the first of six unique and varied restaurants that dotted the dining scene in Asbury Park

The decor/ambiance at Homesick is bright/contemporary, with walls done up in white tones, hardwood flooring, and a large, modern bar with a variety of hanging multi-colored lamps.

The creative menu, made from scratch, features an eclectic mix of comfort foods, small plates, and entrees.

Homesick is child friendly with a kids menu of four choices served with a drink, fries or broccoli & butter and a chocolate chip cookie.

Homesick is open seven days/week, for lunch & dinner Monday - Thursday, and brunch, lunch & dinner Saturday & Sunday.

Updated October, 2022

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