We have been there countless
We have been there countless times....best dining experience to date. Salads were excellent and the short ribs as well as pot roast were excellent. Large portions that we had to take home.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very satisfied - even the vegan
We were looking for a good restaurant that could accommodate my vegan husband. We were not disappointed, either in the food, the service or the ambiance. Located in the art deco Berkeley Carteret Hotel and facing the boardwalk, it was convenient and attractive. The choices were excellent & they even had a vegan chocolate mousse.
We limited ourselves to one glass of wine each, but they had a fairly large choice of wines by the glass.
Service was very good - not too intrusive, but attentive - and the entertainment was an excellent jazz quartet that provided music loud enough to hear well but not so loud as to be annoying. So, good food, service, entertainment and ambiance at a fair price. With appetizer shared, $75 before tip. Thumbs up!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly suprised when we made a last minute decision to eat at the Dauphin Grille. Food was good, Enjoyed live Dinner Music playing in the backround on small stage, atmosphere was good, service was good, my girlfriend and I went into the seperate bar area after dinner to meet our friends and enjoy a live band playing music. Although the bar crowd that night(Saturday) was a little too young (20's) for our style we still enjoyed the night. Maybe if the pool table was removed and replaced with lounge chairs/couches it would attract a slightly older more sophisticated crowd ranging 30-60 years old?? This could become a fun hot spot.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three of us had the scallops
Three of us had the scallops which were amazing, (5 stars.) Regrettably the fourth dish, overcooked chicken swimming in what looked like cream of tomato soup, (2 stars) was a huge disappointment. However, that would not stop us from giving a great review because the service was the best we seen in years. We were made to feel as though we were their favorite customers even though this is our first visit. Attentive, genuinely warm, well versed and there when you needed them, but not suffocating. Our server,(Niki)got particularly high praise from my aunt, (a retired waitress with 40 years of experience.)
The cocktail menu and the mixologists who prepare these heavenly concoctions are also worthy of respect and high praise.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, service,
Outstanding food, service, and ambience, as always!
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time at Dauphin; the experience could have been better...however this is not due to the food. The foold was good. I made a reservation for Saturday night for 4 people. Dauphin Grill, however failed to mention that their dining room was closed for a private party. When we arrived they placed us at a small bar table in the bar. NOT the evening I had expected and I should have been notified ahead of time so that I had the option of changing our plans earlier in the day. I will go again....let's see what happens.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Give this place a chance!
Great tasting food and a few unique dishes. Friendly wait staff that are not pushy but are very helpful. They don't rush you
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine dininng and service
Service very good and food well prepared.
A great evening out
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food great; service not so much
We went to celebrate my husband's birthday on May 18, 2013. The food was wonderful, especially the New Zealand cockle clam appetizer, a special that evening. The broth was so flavorful that we ate the last of it with a spoon! The only item at our table which we would not get again was the paella. Overall, it lacked flavor. I should have followed the server's recommendation to get the Chioppino special. Wine list was varied and affordable. Overall, the service was a bit disappointing. For example, even though we mentioned when ordering dessert that it was my husband's birthday, no recognition was given in the form of a candle on his dessert or anything at all. Live Jazz in the dining room a very nice treat.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Next to the Ocean
We sat in the Garden which is right next to the ocean. It was great, very unexpected. Homemade unique food, I loved it!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, ambience,
Outstanding food, ambience, and service, as always! Love the Sunday appetizer and drink specials in the Berkeley Bar and loved dining outdoors on the patio for the first time! Everything was just wonderful! Friendly, attentive, professional servers in both the Bar and the Dauphin Grille! Fantastic food (we always look forward to the Hummus Trio!! And the mussels and swordfish were excellent! I always love the Paella! And my father said that the lobster bisque was delicious!)! And - as much as we've enjoyed dining in the dining room - the patio is just beautiful in the nice, warm weather! Love the view of the Boardwalk and Convention Center and the pretty koi pond! Great dining and visiting experience, as always!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jersey Shore Grows Up
Finally a restaurant around Asbury that has the feel
and goods of a real restaurant. Tables are spaced nicely, service is excellent, Hugo provides some level of entertainment and there is even outdoor seating.
Food and wine list were very good.
Only item of caution is that the bar is next door and band starts around 9:30. So, noise level pops up a quantum after that.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It may be my favorite restaurant in Asbury... great upscale food! Great service. Fun ambiance (better at night). Great location. Reasonably priced for what you get... I've been to other restaurants with a similar experience that cost a lot more!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, interesting menu, friendly service, eclectic mix of people. I recommend this restaurant if you're in Asbury Park.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rained Out Staff
Our meal was delicious! But we all agreed that someone forgot to tell the staff it was Saturday night....because our experience really lacked any level of enthusiasm and was certainly not on par with the food. No bread offered, even though the bus boy with the bread tray kept circling the room, he decided we didn't want bread. Steak served without a steak knife, coffee with spoons and sugar.
We will definitely return for the pistachio encrusted scallops, the citrus risotto and red snapper, but it may have to be on a Tuesday!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yearly August family vacation at AP
We never miss a fabulous diner experience at the Dauphin.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service,
Outstanding food and service, as always! Love dining on the beautiful outdoor patio - lovely atmosphere and views! We just missed the live music on Saturday evening, but it sounded wonderful just before we left! Hummus Trio and all of the seafood dishes - YUM!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid consistency in quality
Short 20-25 min walk from ocean grove through the Asbury boardwalk. Nice atmosphere inside as well as outside minus the pool goers walking on the side of the tables to get to the pool a little off putting but not enough to offset the food and service. Warm bread was very good flavor eggplant dipping was a little bitter by our taste but it wasn't needed because the bread was so very good. Lobster bisque was excellent flavor and plentiful with nice chunk of lobster in the center. My husband had the swordfish and I had the skirt steak each good in size and flavor. Steak knife was a little dull for cut off meat. Dessert pound cake with cream and berries was very butterery creamy and delicious and very filing because of consistency and size.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dim lighting quiet private not over crowded served port wine delicious
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always love coming to Dauphin! Highly recommend. Great food, great ambience, great service.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always <3 going to the Berkeley!
This time it was for burgers and brews... $9 for a burger and a domestic. And the burgers are AWESOME! I'd highly recommend the Berkeley burger... Yummy.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good dinner
A Fried Quail Egg with Pork Belly named Bacon and Eggs is a must try. The best Pork Belly I have eaten. Love the banquett seating, very Romantic for 2 and a nice touch for 4. Music choice was interesting and the bar is lackluster but the food was delucious.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent from beginning to end
We went and tried the restaurant week menu and everything was excellent-- especially the hot chocolate and doughnuts. The portion of the sea scallops was a bit small, I am not sure if the portion size was related to the restaurant week menu.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Time In The City
My wife and I had a great time at your restaurant. The food was excellent. The music was excellent. The service was excellent. We parked across the street from the restaurant, great parking. Had a great time, will be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM