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“best place to party”
Review of Watermark

Watermark
Ranked #16 of 122 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Asbury's premier beachfront gathering spot. Part sophisticated drinkery and tapas bar, part music lounge and social club, Watermark's environment is contemporary yet comfortable, refined yet relaxed, upscale yet inclusive.
West Orange, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“best place to party”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

we always have a great time here - good service, fair prices, nice people, good crowd - Number 1 place to go for drinks at the Jersey Shore.

Visited August 2012
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Thank BethWeber
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Roselle, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great ocean view and wonderful Food and Drink a great place to see a show ..We saw the Songwriters By the Sea show for Light Of Day 13 with an international flair Lorenzo Semprini and his guest Daniele Tenca from Italy and Hans Ludvigsson from Sweden were in the mix The food was awesome the drinks good Lots of choices

Visited January 2013
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Thank SoulCatNJ
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Holmdel, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love this place...”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The atmosphere at Watermark is excellent. From the inside bar/lounge with couch's and a fireplace to the great outdoor deck/bar. The crowd is a good mix of 20 somethings to hip seniors. The food is also really good. It's more of a tasting menu while having drinks but everything we ordered was excellent.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank payitfwd123
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Staten Island NY
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“You better be young, beautiful, rich, or something, to go here!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I've held off writing this review for a couple of weeks until I cooled off about it. Strolled there early on a lovely weeknight evening in September seeking a casual cocktail & appetizer on their very beautiful, elevated deck setting overlooking the beach. Stood at the hostess stand for 10 minutes and was totally ignored by 4 employees who were socializing. Finally flagged a bus boy who told me to take a seat and a server would be "right over." Since it was early and I was looking for casual, I took a seat at "the rail" and not the more sophisticated seating that would be filling in, in perhaps an hour? And I waited. Of the 4 employees who were socializing at the bar, one came over to the large party sitting to my right (after I arrived) at "the rail" and took their drink order. Once it was delivered to them, at least another 15 minutes had gone by in total and I was still ignored. Needless to say I got up and left.

There's at least one other reviewer (Supermom 1975) on Trip Advisor, who received similar treatment. What a shame, I looked forward to sampling their tapas and would have liked to give them a great review. Apparently they don't want nor need it. A "local" told me the next day that the owner would not be pleased. I didn't follow up. Obviously she or some type of management needs to be there.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank DebonAir42
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andyhack, Owner at Watermark, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
We're sorry that you had this experience. We appreciate your feedback - and would like to make it up to you. If you could please connect with Russell Lewis on (917) 673-6227 at your convenience.
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Guttenberg, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“What a Wedding!!!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

When my fiancé Beth and I were looking for a place to have our civil union reception, we were recommended (urged!) by friends to check out Watermark. Located on the boardwalk, over looking the ocean in Asbury Park, each aspect of this modern, yet cozy atmosphere did not disappoint!! Working with proprietor Russell, we were able to craft each detail to fit our needs and budget. From the courteous staff, to the delicious food, exotic and tasty top shelf cocktails, to the views and seating- we had the most beautiful wedding we could have imagined! Our guests were equally satisfied and still regard it as one if the best, (for some THE best) weddings they ever attended! Russell and the staff even made sure 2 of our handicapped guests made it safely up the stairs despite the freight elevator not working. We would highly recommend Watermark for your next occasion! If you want a memorable experience combining the beauty of the sea, and the elegance of a cosmopolitan atmosphere, this is the place for you...by the way, we will be returning each year for our anniversary! Loved it! Thank you Russell and staff!

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4 Thank carolynknievel
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