- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Came early for an 8:30pm reservation and they accomodated our party of 5. Food was delicious, drinks were exceptional and the service was on point. Had a great time and will be back again in the summer with friends.
Everything that we ordered was excellent. Our server was very attentive, and made some good suggestions. The food was served promptly and the catch of the day was prepared perfectly. Even the salted caramel cheesecake was amazing.
We had a wonderful meal at The Bonney Read. Everyone's dish was delish!
We had a great lunch-sat outside. Food was delicious. Staff was attentive only once had to ask about a drink that was ordered but didn’t come. All together would recommend
My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Bonney Read yesterday. A nice Chardonnay and burrata for my wife and IPA and PEI oysters for me started the evening nicely. On Brandyn’s recommendation, I enjoyed the Fish and Chips (a mound of chips) while my wife savored a fresh cold lobster roll. Overall, we had a nice and relaxing meal and would recommend Boney Read to anyone looking for good food in a casual atmosphere.
Went for a very early dinner. Not a lot of diners inside. The seafood is spectacular.
I had raw oysters followed by 1/2 lobster cocktail. Lobster cocktail had curry aioli. Glass of Cava rosé to accompany the shellfish.
Since it wasn't busy they were happy to take the lobster out of the shell for me. My dining companion had the fried flounder.
Our server, Taylor, was an absolute delight!
Wonderful service. Raw bar items were good. But then, frozen broccoli boiled to death. Inedible fish that could not have been fresh. Very tough. Very overcooked.
Great dinner! Appetizers and main courses wonderful! The salmon is always beyond delicious!! They never disappoint!
Service was a bit slow. Never asked if we wanted a second drink. Swordfish special was overcooked and dry. Mentioned to the server, she said I’ll let the kitchen know. A bit disappointing.
Went for my wife’s birthday. We have been going for special occasions and the food and service never disappoint. Looking forward to going back in the near future.
Excellent food and terrific service.
The entire staff was very helpful and couldn't do enough for my handicap husband in a wheel chair. Great experience and terrific time with friends.
Found the food to be surprisingly mediocre. I ordered the the Caesar Salad with shrimp, which was nothing spectacular. My friend ordered a shrimp cocktail which was poorly presented in a little white bowl, a Caesar Salad which she did not care for and french fries which she found rancid as if the oil that they had been fried in had not been changed for quite some time. Overall a disappointing experience. Not planning on going back.
My fiancé loved it. Especially the ambiance. It was her first time there and she couldn’t stop talking about it. Definitely will be back again.
So tasty a lot of food
Food is always great. The service is outstanding and Asbury Park is an amazing town.
If you're not familiar with asbury, it's meter parking. We had reservations for 6pm on a Sunday and were promptly seated. Had Mai Tai and beer with our oysters and octopus. Both were really good, octopus was a tad chewy but really tasty with the chorizo hash. My husband and I got the shrimp and snow crab kettle meal 😋 We were both head down in our plates for the next 20 minutes, so good. Sea salt caramel cheesecake dessert sealed the deal. Some may say it was pricey, but it was worth it. Bibs and wipes were provided, and needed 😀 Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty and enjoy! Going back for the fried chicken sandwich that looked delish. There was indoor and outdoor dining. Street was closed off to expand the outdoor dining area. Parking wasn't too difficult to find, but its only may 😉
Great restaurant in Asbury Park
The food was great. Never got past the app stage......Ward the waiter did a great job. Looking forward to getting back there.............
Our server Melissa was great!!!
Food was very good but a bit pricey.
Wasn’t crazy about my Ipswich steamers. At $21 for an appetizer I expected better and more.
Very helpful and friendly, conscientious staff. Great food. Tons of outdoor seating.
The fish was absolute delicious! Our waitress was outstanding! Wonderful Mother’s Day celebration!!
Birthday celebration! Super fun and the best burger I’ve ever had
It was our first time eating at Bonney Read and the atmosphere was nice. The food and drink were great and we enjoyed the evening. Our waiter was superb.
Cocktail shrimp and clams casino very good, sword fish and Mahi Mahi alittle dry but still good...
We always enjoy Bonney Read. It was our first time back since start of COVID. The food was outstanding. We had shrimp and clams as appetizers, both very good. We then shared the mahi-mahi fresh catch and the
Crab cakes. Both were so well prepared - delicious and moist. The black sails cocktail rocks, nice beer and wince to. So happy to see them doing well after COVID. Looking forward to adding this back as one of our regular joints.
The quality of the seafood was very poor. I’m pretty sure the shrimp were pre-frozen. The clams were tough and the mahi-mahi was so overcooked I couldn’t eat it. Everything was grossly overpriced. We used to love this place but we aren’t coming back.
Service and setting were really great. Appetizers and drinks were very tasty. Portion size on the catch of the day was a bit disappointing, but acceptable. I was a bit put off by the uncharge from the loaded baked potato to the broccoli, but in the grand scheme, it was a great experience.
Very dissatisfied .. server was nice but food was overcooked n dry... oysters had no flavor (barnegat bay).. maybe just a bad night
Cool atmosphere.. a bit noisy ... the menu choices were slim with prices too high. I would have liked to see more choices. And charging fir bread is ridiculous
You want seafood then go to the best chowder house in the Jersey shore
Excellent food and service. Very noisy but tolerable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
AMAZING! Our food was delicious and our waitress was the kindest...cannot wait to go back!
Food was amazing, cocktails were crafty. We will definitely be back.
The food, ambiance, and service were good. I plan on returning!
Took about 15 mins to figure out who our server was. Tables crammed together inside despite COVID. Some staff not wearing masks at all or properly. Food and drink presentation were below what we expected for the price. Felt rushed when someone tried to clear our plate of oysters with a half dozen left to eat, honest mistake but everything seemed fast paced when someone spoke with us or came by our table. We decided to leave after ordering oysters and a round of drinks to find another restaurant to order more food. In the current circumstances I would not go back.
Not covid friendly - most staff including the owner / manager, bartenders and bud boys not wearing a mask or have them pulled down for chin guards
Less than stellar food, service, and Covid safety protocol (staff not consistently wearing masks in kitchen/hostess stand)
Would highly recommend food was great service was very good
Bonney Read offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 455-3352.
Bonney Read is rated 4.5 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.