It's great to live near this place
I've been to Pier House several times and plan to go back. Food, service and view are very good, especially if you time your visit to watch the moon rise over the ocean. You can dress casual or dress up and be comfortable here. Better value than the other nearby restaurants.
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is AMAZING! Great
This place is AMAZING! Great food and wonderful service. But the best of all is that it sits right on the boardwalk and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The upstairs room for brunch is all windows and BEAUTIFUL!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Off Season Place on the Shore
Always one of my favorite places to go, but NOT between May and August when it is mobbed with shore tourists. Service always fantastic, creative and well prepared food.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
New "GO-TO" restaurant !
Immediately after our meal I told the waiter that if I still lived in NJ , McLoones would be my "go to" restaurant. We have given 4 weddings and my husband commented that it would be a wonderful place for a wedding. As it was we were celebrating my Mom's life (she had passed away in September....original reception was planned for the weekend that Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore). Apparently McLoones is well built as it made it thru Sandy pretty well. Overall, I could not have been more pleased with our experience!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service, excellent
Excellent service, excellent food. Come here often, but not in the summer when the tourists invade.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Date Night
Great view, Ocean Front. Very nice service. Date night, Friday (with reservations) a very good deal. $49.00 for diner for two with one app, 2 entre, one desert and two glasses of wine.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place we go to while in
The place we go to while in the Long Branch area. We take our customers there and they are always talking about how great the good and service are. Food is always wonderful, wide variety. Wait staff is great, especially Kate.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We arrived and were seated
We arrived and were seated promptly looking out over the Atlantic Ocean . Service was super, food arrived hot and nicely plated. We were visiting with someone we had not seen in a while , atmosphere was quiet and we were not rushed. We had a great evening.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent --
The food was excellent -- from the tender chicken to the fresh vegetables and the delicious potato puff. The view of the ocean was nice. Our waitress was friendly and gave good service.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, service,
Outstanding food, service, and ambience, as always! Can't beat the beautiful ocean views from every table! And the food is always excellent!!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
McLoone's is the place we
McLoone's is the place we take our customers when we are in Eatontown/Long Branch area. The majority of our customers come from inland in the states and rarely see the ocean. We love the ocean view. The food is outstanding. If you have someone with you with certain food allergies, discuss this with the wait staff and they can and will customize your order.
Great place, highly recommend, alway look forward to returning.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Location & Food
Good food, but pricey & crowded. Loud at the bar, quieter in the dining area.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out.
Great night out. Went for a special occasion dinner was great, very expensive but worth it.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the trip!
I drive over an hour just to dine here, and I must say it's well worth the trip. The food is amazing, the staff is attentive and friendly, and the view is awesome! I will definitely recommend McCloone's Pier House and look forward to my next visit!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided we wanted an ocean view for my son's graduation from RCDS celebration. Since Mr. McLoone spoke (he was fabulous) at his ceremony we thought it appropriate that we go to one of his restaurants. The view was beautiful, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was festive. Everyone had a wonderful time!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fathers Day Luncheon
Seated quickly with reservation. Not rushed through meal( 2 hour visit), although food did come out slowly. Food very tasty, Salmon with Mango salsa was perfect. Very loud in restaurant, background music turned up to compensate, so you then have to speak louder to your party. We were aware of the noise level, noted in previous reviews. Owners should look into some kind of sound deadening solution for the exposed metal ceilings.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall food was good....swordfish dish a bit on the salty side, Lobster Mac and cheese was more penne in vodka sauce with lobster than Lobster Mac and Cheese. Music was a bit loud making it difficult to talk with out raising your voice. We have been here many times. Not our best visit, will chalk it up to the Father's Day Holiday...
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, came out
Food was very good, came out at appropriate times. Beautiful location.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a party of 12 and they
we had a party of 12 and they did a great job and the food was delicious!!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great View and Food
We celebrated a graduation with a small group. Everyone at McClone's was friendly, helpful and the food was great! We had a beautiful window seat looking out over the Ocean. Would highly recommend for any celebration large or small!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, a little pricey for NJ
it was a little loud also, the main course was very very good
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over looking the Ocean, even on a rainy windswept summer evening this restaurant provided just the right amount of ambience. the food was delicous and nicely presented. Our waiter very attentive and friendly as were all the staff.
just a little pricy but well worth the money
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed lunch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and beach scene. The lobster salad sandwich was quite tasty,as was the scallop appetizer. The meal was served quickly,and service was pleasant. Parking can be a bit of an issue,especially in the summer season, There is a deal with a local parking garage if you are leaving in 2 hours or less and requires validation at McLoones. The problem I encountered was that no one informed me of the time restriction (at the parking garage or the restaurant) and I was stuck with the $10.00 fee for just a little over 2 hours. Would return in the fall or less hectic season.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go again
Music to loud difficulty to talk over
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was very relaxed but nice. And the food was fantastic. We plan on going back!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st timer - would try it again
My simple impression of McCloone's is that it's location is ideal, the dining room is lovely & the service was magnificent. I was shocked though by the menu for entrees. A person can definitely fill up on the many, many different appetizers that were listed, plus the soups & salad. I didn't understand if a person wanted a basic fish meal (flounder, tilapia, shrimp) none of that existed. The selections of fish were not what was expected & what was presented had a lot of sauces, added ingredients that took away from the presentation of the fish. The chicken, lamb & beef selections were quite adequate & plentiful. The desserts were presented well but a lot of chocolate selections rather than a variety with fruit, puddings or ice cream.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful ocean view
Fabulous location to take out of town guests. Beautiful ocean front setting. Who needs Malibu? But parking on a summer day -- even a Monday, was brutal. Valet service would be magical
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a rainy day at the beach so we ate inside at McLoones, but had a wonderful view of the beach. My husband had the fish and chips which he enjoyed very much. My daughter had the sushi and spring rolls which were delicious and I had the hummus wrap. I was a little disappointed with my sandwich which had cucumbers and hummus wrapped in a sun dried tortilla. There was way too much hummus, the tortilla was hard, and I did not taste the avocado at all. It was not the best choice out of the many other items offered. I would still recommend this restaurant even though my lunch was not the best.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love McLoone's Pier House...everything about this place is excellent. Food is outstanding and the view is an extra bonus. I had the soft shell crab special, served over risotto. Fantastic. Everyone at the table (4) was happy with their chosen dish. It's pricey, but worth it. We'll be back, hopefully soon.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem on the Jersey Shore
From the moment we walked into the restaurant we felt welcome. Hostesses and managers greeted us immediately. Table was ready for our party of nine as soon as we got there. Excellent food and service.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Pier Village
We lived this place. We were here two nights and went both nights. Wait staff could not be nicer.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first visit and
It was our first visit and we thoroughly enloyed it.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
not so great food
the scenic view is the best reason to go. All food overcooked. Seems kitchen cannot keep up with the crowds. Service also too busy to attend to tables. would not go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Plenty of food and delicious. Great ambience. Watching the dolphins swimming by we almost forgot we were in NJ.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here many times and will return. A very good dining experience.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to go with friends
A great place to go with friends for lunch with a spectacular view of ocean
The food is okay nothing sensational
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food. Loved
Great service and food. Loved the atmosphere and liked that they accept reservations.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, but a smidge pricey
Loved our meal, but I will admit I do think the restaurant is a little pricey. Would I go back? Absolutely! The food was great, service great, restaurant itself was beautiful.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
By the water you can't beat the vie
I am a big McLoone's fan and so happy this McLoone's survived Hurricane Sandy ! The food is consistently good, the service is attentive and the beer is cold sounds like a good combination for a good dining experience.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were given a gift card to the restaurant. We had never been there before. We waited until after Labor Day to go so the crowds would be less. It was perfect. Just the right amount of people, a beautiful day, a wonderful meal, good service, and an outstanding view of the beach while we dined.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Items were not descriptive
Items were not descriptive on menu and everything we had ordered was covered in bread crumbs and fried
Volcano shrimp, scallops over artichoke dip abd lobster dumplings
Was tasty but disappointing if you didnt want bread crumb covered fish
Still would go Back again and ask server how is prepared next time
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected!
This was a special birthday dinner. Dinner was fantastic! We had the Buffalo Chicken Wontons (hot and delicious) and the Steak dinner. The price was well worth it! I would just add a bit more booze to the drinks.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
McLoones - Pier Village- Incredible
The parking at Pier Village can be a challange however the restaurant offers curbside valet parking. Once inside, the staff is warm and welcoming. The design of the restaurant with sails suspended across the ceiling keeps with the location- right on the ocean. We had requested an ocean view table. The view as incredible. The menu offerings and specials were broad.. As an appetizer we tried the spinach and alvacado dip which was delicious. Our entree choice was from the specials- Bay Scallops w/bacon creme sauce. It was truly wonderful. The scallops were lightly golden and perfectly done. The sauce was fantastic. The sides were excellant as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Everything was perfect for a perfect evening!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had confirmation by phone and e-mail from the restaurant ahead of time, that was helpful. Seating was right on time and waiter was ready to take our drink and food order. With a group of 12 and 4 under 8 years old we were happy to have prompt service. The meals were served hot and in perfect portions. Food was flavorful, everyone liked the buffalo chicken wrap appetizer too! View of the ocean with a full moon was spectacular!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect lunch spot
Beautiful view and terrific food. Two of us had the lobster roll which was raved about. I had the turkey burger which was one of the best ones I have ever had. A little bit pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very pleased with the overall experience from the moment I booked our reservation to the end of lunch when we walked out the door. The staff was very pleasant & accommodating, and last but not least the food was delicious! We'll be back!!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff was wonderful. Altho the main course was hot, the side dishes could have been hotter. However, that would not keep me from eating there again or recommending it.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time as always!
I had a first date and it was perfect. The service & food were great. And we had a table with a great view of the beach. My date enjoyed the evening and it sounds like I will get a second date! I highly recommend on all counts!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, great food
Restaurant sits on the beach in Long Branch so it you like an ocean view this place is for you. Food is very good, a little pricey. Shared parking with an outdoor mall. Good service, we didn't feel rushed.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM