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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 253
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
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  • 10
    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
Classy and Delicious

Moonstruck is a tri-level dining and social experience. On the ground floor is small but classy cocktail bar suitable for friends or a more romantic meeting. And the two upper levels are dinning rooms. The menu is very diverse with continental and seafood selections and the few times I was there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brian B
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moonstruck is a tri-level dining and social experience. On the ground floor is small but classy cocktail bar suitable for friends or a more romantic meeting. And the two upper levels are dinning rooms. The menu is very diverse with continental and seafood selections and the few times I was there some very original specials; their chefs have imagination and... More 

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1 Thank Brian B
Howell, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Moonstruck for a birthday celebration for my wife; went with 4 couples. Terrific food, great atmosphere and maybe the best service from a wait staff I've experienced. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank rpirrotta
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are always on the lookout for the next best restaurant along the jersey shore. Moonstruck has held that title for a solid 3 years. They have an excellently crafted menu, comfortable upscale environment, and very attentive staff. Unfortunately they do not accept reservations, however with 3+ floors of seating and outdoor accommodations it's rarely a concern.... More 

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1 Thank Christopher T
Neptune, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I would give an excellent rating but they don't take reservations. Food is always good, service is good, prices are on the high side but worth it here.

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Thank Philip M
Jackson, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We went to Asbury Park on a whim and stopped at Moonstruck for an early dinner. I had the zitti with wild mushrooms, gorgonzola and chicken, my wife had the grilled chicken over brown rice and our friends had the pork loin with red cabbage as well as the salmon over rice. The portions were robust and well prepared yet... More 

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Thank Bill P
Jakarta, Indonesia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

we got happy hour here and we took humus, fried oyster, coconut pumpkin soup, bruschetta caponata, some kind of wine, and dry martini, and everything was good, the happy hour start 4 - 6 pm on Wednesday, thursday and Friday only, also they have a live music here start from 7 pm on Friday, so when you through here just... More 

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Thank ayya2014
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great ambience. Very good food. Nice to be able to sit on upper deck in nice weather. Great view of lake. Can walk downtown after dinner. Jazz band Friday evenings.

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Thank sallystang
NY Hudson Valley
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

You will not be disappointed AT ALL here. It IS pricey, but TOTALLY WORTH IT. From the moment that you enter the door to the moment that you exit the door will be a wonderful experience. One of the many hosts will accompany you to your table, a server will give you complete and total attention. All of the servers... More 

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Thank DaPawPrint
Allentown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We planned to dine with friends on December 11, 2015. We joined our friends in the bar to be told you can not make a reservation for dinner but, not to worry a table for 6 would be available at 5:30 PM. The decorations in the bar area were beautifully done for the holidays and there was that something special... More 

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Thank Bob R
Little Silver, New Jersey
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

The wait staff seem to be trained more as diner staff than in fine dining based on our interaction with the server . The cocktails were awful and all of our food was terrible. In addition we were rushed even though there were empty tables. This was my experience. Will not be back!!

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?