Food and service was excellent - would definately return. Nice and relaxing night. Restaurant
decorated beautiful for the xmas holiday.
Mediocre service... Waited a while before we were given menus. There was a "Date night special" which included a bottle of wine, two entrees, soup or salad for $60, very good value. However our wine did not arrive until after our soup/salad and only after we flagged down our waitress. We each had surf & turf - the filet was good but the lobster was mediocre, and the baked potato was not fully done. For the price not bad...
So pretty when you walked in! Food was good....service was great.
We ate here during restaurant week. We loved that there were more than 3 item from which to choose. It was a great selection and all could be found on the regular menu. This is not always the case. Will definitely go back.
Not impressed at all. My husband's prime rib was tasty as was the salmon portion of my entree. However, that's the best I can say. My entree was supposed to be accompanied by a crispy vegetable coleslaw and lentils. What I received was asparagus and rice. Before I had a chance to say anything, the runner that set down the plate was gone. Our waitress was nowhere to be found and not wanting my meal to get cold, I began eating the entree. When I explained the problem to the person that came to check on our meal (not our waitress), he looked at me like I had two heads. At that point, I made the decision to eat the asparagus as well, since waiting for the replacement sides would've meant that my husband would finish eating his meal while I was still waiting. The next person to stop at the table to check on things (still not our waitress) told me, when I explained the problem, that there was no entree on the menu that included those sides! I asked her to get me a menu and I would show her. Need I say more?
Jersey shore restaurant week brought us here. It is an outstanding value and they had the best selection of all the restaurants participating. Highly recommend the crab cake appetiizer and rack of lamb
Very disappointed in the restaurant, the food came out cold to warm.The waitstaff stood the corner of the room waiting for you to finish and pounced on you as soon as you did, will not recommend this restaurant and will not come back to this restaurant. We came hoping for a date nite menu which was on the home page,they changed the nite from Saturday to Friday. Again very disappointed.
First off update the website. The reason for choosing Doolan's was the Saturday date night menu which it turns out wasn't offered.
When we arrived there was only one table occupied and it was by 3 very obnoxious middle aged women who were pretty toasted.
They were very loud and fawning over the Mexican waiter taking selfie after selfie.
Once they left I thought things would get better but it only went downhill from there. Being that Doolans is a catering hall (which I honesty didn't realize) / hotel there was an affair going on.
The thumping bass from the affair room and the top 40 being played in the restaurant didn't get along with each other and neither did my head. By the time my dinner arrived I was in no mood to eat and asked for it to wrapped.
A second visit seems very unlikely.
Price value for the twilight dinner was excellent. Food was very good.
Great everything was perfect
We actually went on Saturday the 10th because of the entertainment, it was great!
Disappointed Early Bird prices on Website was far less than actual prices when we arrived. Website stated one price.... menu a much larger cost. Unfair
We shared the seafood appetizer and it was delicious. The clams casino and the calamari were outstanding. Then on to Chicken caprese - absolutely delicious and a nice bottle of wine to go with it.
Food was very good - but service and ambiance was poor. They had one server for all the tables (at least 15 when we left) and one bus boy. She was great - but pulled in too many directions and could not keep up with the request (while the food was still hot). They also had a wedding at the same time - assuming they used many of their waitstaff for the wedding - and neglected the restaurant. This was my first visit - and will be my last.
Recommendation - they desperately need an "update" to the dining room. Given the competition around - I felt like I was having dinner in a basement.
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Doolans Shore Club! Everytime we go here for dinner or a special occasion the food, service, and attention to detail is amazing! Truly a gem of the Jersey Shore!