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Moonstruck, Asbury Park, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

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

Moonstruck: Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American with a Mediterranean influence

Price: Very Expensive

Food Quality: Well-executed, inspiring seasonal specials, artfully presented

Service: Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable

Decor: Romantic ambiance. In the warmer months you can dine outside on the porch overlooking Wesley Lake

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

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

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent eclectic food and upscale, romantic ambiance.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer a BYOB with a casual menu.

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 top fine dining restaurants on the North Jersey Shore.

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

The limited menu offers inspiring seasonal specials, artfully presented, and well prepared using fresh ingredients.

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

The decor is a romantic ambiance of soft dark wood, candle-lit 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 without being intrusive.

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.

This is a great place for celebrating a romantic occasion.

They do not take reservations. All seating is first come-first served.

On street, metered parking is available, though during the summer peak season, you may have to walk several blocks to find a spot.

Moonstruck is not recommended for children.

Moonstruck is open five days/week, with seasonal hours for dinner only. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
They are closed during the winter from New Year's Day until around Valentine's Day

(Updated May 2023)

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