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517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
+1 732-988-0123
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Newark, New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Amazing ambience -- and amazing food. Great appetizers. Great bronzino. Top 5 Italian restaurants in NJ.

Thank Gman248
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

They offer wonderful discounts on certain appetizers and beverages. Service is stellar. The food is delicious and the atmosphere inside is warm and cozy. In warmer weather, the porch offers a view of the lake. Happy hour is Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM.

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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Right from the door the experience was great. We asked our server for suggestions and he was right on the money. He suggested a clam appetizer which was excellent. He then suggested meals for dinner. I ordered the fish suggestion and my boyfriend ordered the rack of lamb. Both delicious. We then ordered creme brulee for desert. It was delightful.... More 

Thank LEA O
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

As Asbury Park has become a destination for a variety of cuisines, the first restaurant to trail blaze the city's renaissance continues to be consistently the all-around 'five star' best locally and Top 10 in Central NJ. The kitchen is still overseen by the co-owner, offering a seasonal menu and fantastic staples. A lot of the staff has been with... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went for New Year's Eve. We had booked a table for four and at the last minute the other couple called to say they were cancelling due to the flu. We went anyway, and when we arrived the maitre d' subjected us to a lecture that we should have called him immediately after receiving the call, rather than simply... More 

Thank Justmethistime617
New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Moonstruck for our anniversary. Several friends had recommended it. It is a beautiful restaurant. The atmosphere is very romantic. It looked like there is a piano player in the bar on the first floor however there wasn't one when we went. The hostess was very nice and our server was very attentive. Our food was delicious. We... More 

Thank falconsbasketball
Ocean, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Nothing is as festive as dinner at Moonstruck at Christmastime. Our gift to each other this year was a beautiful holiday celebration feast last evening at a table on the 3rd floor overlooking Wesley Lake. Everything was perfect. We arrived early to meet our friends and had a cocktail downstairs in the bar. It was decorated beautifully. The ladies took... More 

Thank Connie L
Howell, New Jersey
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I've been to Moonstruck a few times and I've never been disappointed. I love to be able to sit out on the balcony. The food is always good, no matter what you order. The service is great and I love when they have a piano player going. This restaurant never disappoints.

Thank ElaineHowellNJ
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Service outstanding, ambiance amazing, food just good could and should be better. The preparation is where they lost points. I had rack of lamb and was overcooked as was my husbands fish. We will give it another try! They just need some quality control and all will be well!

Thank Gourmand101
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to unwind after work. Nice upscale setting, great service, and great eats! I highly recommend this business!

Thank Tom F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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: +1 732-988-0123

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