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“Will definitely be back!” 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manalapan, New Jersey
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206 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Will definitely be back!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

What a terrific night. The restaurant is 3 floors with wraparound deck on each. The hot greeted us with a warm smile and a buzzer for when our table was ready which only was 2 minutes after we walked in. We were seated 2 flights up, they have elevator but was ok with stairs. Each floor had a bar and nice ambiance and filled up during the evening. We were seated on outside table. My husband and I enjoyed the view of the lake, the swans, the floating animal rides drifting by the Victorian homes. Now the service was perfect, waitress was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and made nice suggestions which we took her up on.Recommend the shrimp and scallop over corn risotto. We also had the duck which also good. The panzanella salad was great, very fresh Jersey tomatoes. We skipped dessert but will definitely be back again. Great for special evening or occasion. We went during the week so not as crazy as on weekend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 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
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New City, New York, United States
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“try the specials of the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

on the way home from cape may (to NY) and wanted to avoid traffic checked out tripadvisor for a nice place on the way came across this restaurant glad we did. we both had one of the specials of the day and was not disappointed from the fresh beefsteak tomatoes to the curried (in a lite coconut milk sauce) seafood (did not over power the taste) this place was worth going out of the way for.
p.s. missed all the traffic on the garden state heading north

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 116AMO
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New Jersey
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

The service ,atmosphere and price were good But for a number one rating with trip advisory I was very disappointed with the quality and taste of the food Portuguese clams for an appetizer with the onions do not work well and The pork shank was a little dry

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PecsNewJersey
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RP
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
“NIce atomsphere and surroundings great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Sat outside nice breeze over looking the Lake. We were lucky with no wait. I had the skirt steak which can be missed if you don't turn over the menu to see the other side. They moved from Ocean Grove to Asbury for the liquior license.

Visited August 2013
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new york city
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Located along the lake separating Asbury Park from Ocean Grove a couple of blocks from the boardwalk, this restaurant is a real find. On the main level, live jazz was being played near the bar. Upstairs offered either indoor or outdoor dining. We ate indoors as the evening had become quite chilly. Large varied menu with something for everyone- meat eaters, seafood lovers, pasta and several vegetarian entrees. We had a steak dish, seafood special and a pasta dish. All were tasty. Portions were ample and prices reasonable. Vegetables were actually a portion instead of a garnish. Will definitely return.

Visited July 2013
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