Moonstruck, Asbury Park, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

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

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Contemporary Mediterranean

Price: Very Expensive

Food Quality: 3 Stars

Service: 3 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

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

Well prepared, attractively presented eclectic Mediterranean dishes.

Casually elegant, romantic ambiance.

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

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 best fine dining restaurants in the Asbury Park area.

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 overlooking Wesley lake, the seating for 300 is spread over three levels with 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 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.

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 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 December, 2016)

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