Black Swan Public House

4.5
78 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Black Swan. Inspired by the pubs I fell in love with on my various travels, this re-interpretation of the neighborhood Public House represents an eclectic and updated take on the traditional pub. The Black Swan explores, embraces and combines various cultural influences to appeal to different tastes, offering unique and innovative dishes like Indian-inspired curries and pastas alongside more classic dishes like Shepherd’s Pie and Fish and Chips. I purposefully divided the restaurant into four distinct areas in order to offer something for everyone and I encourage all our neighbors to stop in at any hour, day or night. So come raise a glass with me at The Black Swan Public House, where everyone is Welcome. - Chef James

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 78 people are saying
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KeithM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. It was a very fun atmosphere & solid food & drink!

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FranF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks cool atmosphere. Unfortunately the Music was way too loud to have a conversation while eating dinner. I liked the music but too loud.

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vipjsedmom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and to watch English Premier League soccer and had the BEST time! Great food , service and environment! Our new favorite place !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cocktails and delicious food served in a unique setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place - but food came out cold 👎

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JaneC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve heard such great things about this restaurant and we were not surprised to find that what we had heard was true. Amazing atmosphere, tasty food and drinks, wonderful service! We can’t wait to go back!

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vipDelneese1
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic English pub. Loved the décor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with great food and great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok … very very very limited menu. Totally overpriced ….. but it’s Asbury everything is.. the part
That was unforgivable though was the hundreds of
Bugs flying around on the bathroom

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Carolyn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dinner at Black Swan and waited way too long to stop by! We had the cheddar bacon tots, scotch egg, and potstickers, then the fish and chips, burger, and linguine with clam sauce. Everything was delicious! Favorites were probably the scotch egg and burger. Drinks were great too- lots of great options and all the cocktails we had were really good. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our server was very friendly, food was delicious! Try the baked Brie it was probably our favorite part of the meal!

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EastCoast
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant British comfort food with a twist

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect, spacious yet cozy, music was more club-like but still nice and it was not too loud. Chicken Tikka Masala was absolutely delicious, Mahi Mahi dinner special as well. Definitely coming back for other events.

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righthind
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food from starters to main course everything was excellent.

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vipRich
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Way too expensive for the kind of place it is. With a tip almost $ 100 for 2 people with nothing extravagant,

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KimH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Overall I would return for the cocktails & starters... Warm Olives & Nuts were delicious, The cocktails were amazing.
Downside was the crackers that came with the Brie were stale, and my battered cod on the inside was still wet & a bit soggy. Though the cod was perfectly done on the inside and ate that. The server never came to ask how the food was and we had to flag her down for the check. And the place was not overly crowded, and saw the other table's server more than her.

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vipMJMP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous & the service even better!! Bridgette was our hostess & sat us in the cocktail room before our table was ready, she was such a great host, even on a VERY busy night! We didn't feel rushed & the manager was walking around making sure everyone was happy. We can't wait to come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. The waiter was wonderful. Nice atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Drinks were good the food was terrible!!!! Was excited to come because we live in Asbury and it seemed like a wonderful addition but-that would be a NO! Will try one more time and order different food. We shall see.

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carols
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was interestingly varied.
Fairly expensive for lunch.
Nice decor.

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vipalwayshungry
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is quaint and relaxing. The service was superb. We had the special steak from Ireland that night and it melted in your mouth. The servers recommendation on a drink was spot on. We will be returning

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WinifredQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken tikka masala is delish. Also appreciated the warm olives with nuts. Service was great!

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EricM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated restaurant, wonderful cocktails, great food. Will be going back.

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vipMark
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Average food. Good drinks but overpriced. Turned off by the 3% service charge on top of already very high prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Servers are friendly and attentive. Decor and atmosphere are wonderful. Beat drink choices as well. Food is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was really good. Service was not good. Never asked for refills or really made an effort to make the experience good. I don’t know if we would come back.

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vipAndrewC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the relative authenticity of this Brit pub right here in Asbury Park. Fish and Chips are ace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality, atmosphere, service, and food are top knotch!
I highly recommend this pub for a great time and delicious food!

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JoeDeeVeeToe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st Time Visit for my birthday. Overall experience was wonderful! I will be a return customer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, excellent service, excellent food! Noise level was too loud but I think it was just because it was Sunday game day. Coming back one week later with more people to eat on Saturday night👍🏻

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vipKarenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service, cocktails and food! Loved the ambiance too.

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SweetBoy
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Very cool and interesting inside. Was dark in some books brighter in the big room. Great decor. Friendly service. Good food and drink. Great neighborhood

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GabrielM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the place, our waitress was awesome. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the steak bites as an appetizer and I had a tikka masala for dinner. D-lush.

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GerardM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The appetizers were great. The entrées not so much. The shepherds pie made with beef was very dry and didn’t taste so great. They also charged a 3% service charge for using a credit card. I find this ridiculous when the bill is $260. It’s such a cheap money grab that it’s insulting. I also was not told about it and it was never explained.

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vipapqueen
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really good. Tasty, well presented, fairly authentic for British pub food (from a gastropub).

The fish and chips were great, tasty, well cooked, not to oily, came with malt vinegar.

The shepherds pie was a great take on a traditional shepherds pie, and the French onion soup was just what it should be.

It's a bit dark in there, and the music is quite loud so not a relaxed pub environment, but the Guinness is some of the best in the area so that makes up for it.

The service was great, the server was super friendly, but when they'd cleared our plates away they bought the check without offering another drink or desert. Which was a good thing for our health, but we may well have ordered more drinks if offered.

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vipKarenS
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

anniversary

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StuK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience, as the food was excellent and the table at which we were seated was perfect, as we were in the front room, so we were away from the noise, which was exceptionally loud in the bar and the main dining area.

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vipElenaZ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The interior design is gorgeous but there was no attention to sound design and the cavernous space makes for a very unpleasant dining experience. Food was disappointing. Our server James tried really hard but he didn’t have the support he deserved.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fantastic. Ambiance was great. Would definitely go back again.

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DianeB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding! Will bring my family to enjoy the food!

FAQs

Black Swan Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 361-7159.

Black Swan Public House is rated 4.5 stars by 78 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.