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“Great meal in a great atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moonstruck

Moonstruck
Ranked #1 of 119 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Jersey
Level Contributor
101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great meal in a great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We arrived at 4:30 only to be told that they don't serve dinner until 5. They then informed us we can wait on the first floor bar area or out on the balcony. It was our choice but we could have drinks and appetizers, but it was not required. It was a very nice day so we sat on the balcony overlooking Lake Ave, and the lake. I had a Guinness and my wife ordered a Mojito. They brought out 2 small cups. 1 had assorted nuts and the other had unpitted kalamata and green olives (a small paper cup was supplied for the pits). I found this interesting. We ordered the "Frito Misto" which was fried calamari, shrimp and sea scallops. The "appetizer" could have, and would have, been enough for at least 4 people. We did eat it all. It was excellent, especially the scallops (note: only 4 each shrimp and scallops). Approximately 4:50 or so, we were told our table was almost ready, and someone would be by to bring all of our items upstairs. The dining rooms are on the second and third floors, but they do have an elevator if you cannot take the stairs. We sat on the front balcony again. My wife ordered "Orecchiette Solstizio" ($21). It was a very small pasta and veggie mix with fresh mozzarella. Very Good! It came in a large bowl and was a very large portion. I ordered "Thai Salmon" ($26). It said spicy but it was very, very lightly spiced, which I preferred, and which the waitress assured me. It was served over rice with string beans, and a cilantro cucumber salsa. I was hesitant of the cucumber, but it was diced in small "cubes" and appeared to be only the outer part. However, the salsa was great. The salmon was also great, and a large portion for the price. We also ate all of this! Finally, we ordered a piece of Tiramisu. It was one of the best we have had. The restaurant is somewhat "upscale." Very clean, tablecloths, a lot of staff, etc. The dress code I would call "modified" business. Most were dressed well (no ties or anything that drastic). But a few men had flip flops, and beach type shirts. I wore sneakers, cargo type shorts, and a collared pullover shirt. No one said anything. All in all, it was a very good evening. The staff were friendly and accommodating. There was plenty of food, and it was very good. The total price with appetizer (not tip) was $95. For the amount of food, with the drinks I would not call this expensive. It was a little pricey, and a little more than we normally would spend. But we considered it a "vacation day" at a shore town, which usually is expensive. We will visit Moonstruck again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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592 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Always Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We come for an annual dinner and always have a special time at Moonstruck. The appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts show imagination in pairings without being wierd. Everyone loved all their food, only sorry we don't live nearby.
Great bar and service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cararro
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Catonsville, Maryland
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“good food good service although a little rushed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

My wife had rack of lamb which was good but not the best she has ever had. I had Salmon grilled both meals were served on a bed of mashed sweet potatoes which I thought were a little watery we both had an appetizer and a wonderful dessert. As for the rushed bit, they were whisking away your dish as soon as you set down your fork from your last bite.

Visited June 2013
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Thank exprinter
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Matawan, New Jersey
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“An old standard that keeps it going”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Ate here many times over the years and always liked it. Nice atmosphere, great service and good food. Good for couples. Crisp linens, candle lights really ad to the mood

Visited April 2013
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent Service but Jammed in an empty restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went early for a "quiet anniversary dinner." Arrived on a Thursday evening ~5:30 PM on May 23. Another couple was already having their dinner and we were seated right next to them. 15 minutes later another couple was seated next to us. Picture this, a large dining room and 3 couples sitting close together. The food was excellent and the service couldn't have been better but the overall experience was ruined by poor seating!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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