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Moonstruck

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517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
732-988-0123
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What's with the bad press?

Moonstruck has consistently been one of my favorite restaurants as far back as when they were in the small storefront in Ocean Grove, and my most recent visit was no exception. My fiance and I recently visited on a Saturday night. We enjoyed cocktails in the lounge while waiting for our table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Lislazz
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Moonstruck has consistently been one of my favorite restaurants as far back as when they were in the small storefront in Ocean Grove, and my most recent visit was no exception. My fiance and I recently visited on a Saturday night. We enjoyed cocktails in the lounge while waiting for our table (the citrus blossom martini is amazing), and then... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We checked out Moonstruck after several friends recommended it for a special date night out. I was really looking forward to being blown away by the experience with how much I read about Moonstruck just being that amazing. Quite frankly, my husband and I were a little underwhelmed. Now, don't get me wrong, our meal was not bad at all,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited Moonstruck for happy hour and loved it. Be sure to get there early though, as the bar area is small. The drink specials are delicious and reasonably priced. Many of their appetizers are 1/2 price, too. We left full and in good spirits!

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Monroe, NJ
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We've eaten in Moonstruck quite a few times, but not in the past year. We arrived on a Sunday night and the restaurant was quite crowded but we were able to be seated fairly quickly. One person in our party ordered their soup of the day but returned it as he didn't like it at all. Two of us ordered... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My Wife and I arrived with HIGH expectations. We had a drink during their Happy Hour. It was nothing special. We were seated promptly. We pretty much eat everything, but, neither of us could find a Menu selection that excited or intrigued us. We solicited assistance from the Server and took her advice in ordering. Basically, the meal was a... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I've heard and read so many great reviews and everyone was right. It definitely lived up to my expectations. When you first walk in your immediately sense a beautiful yet cozy atmosphere. Our server Sue was very professional and knowledgeable of the menu. She made dinner at Moonstruck an even more special night! We had several appetizers. Bruschetta caponata, shrimp... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

had dinner here, it was amazing & the service was great! upscale / formal attire appropriate- I wish we could've sat on the balcony but it was too chilly!

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Whippany, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great open mic every other Sunday. Been going for several years. Bob Egan on the Piano. Sincerely Johnny Menotti

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deal NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Simply put, the best there is in the area. Continental cuisine at its finest. Great food great atmosphere

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had drinks and dessert after dinner for my mom's birthday. It was a karaoke event down stairs. Service was good, desserts were good. Atmosphere and clientele is a little on the old side.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: 732-988-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?