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Black Swan Public House

4.6
4.6
197 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

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, European

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 361-7159

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Avery

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Gastro Pub

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  1. R

    Rich

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charming place with a wonderful outdoor area to watch the happenings in downtown Asbury Park. Burgers were excellent and the appetizers, likewise. Would definitely patronize again. Oh, and they have a giant bank vault in the back of the establishment!

  2. AB

    AlexB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Black Swan has become a staple and one of my favorite places in Asbury! Always amazing food, great service, and really cool ambience.

  3. SM

    SamiM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good cocktails and food all around, nothing disappointing. Little on the pricey side I felt it was worth it!

  4. AR

    AmyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    I’ve eaten here before and it was good but Mother’s Day our meal wasn’t great and we had to wait so long for our order. My daughter ordered the pasta special and it was terrible and we had to send it back. Not a great Mother’s Day meal. My son also said his impossible burger wasn’t good. Disappointed

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I never write reviews but I feel compelled to after our visit. This is one of my new favorite places. Went there for brunch and everything was delicious. Excellent cocktail menu; innovative and delicious. Went with the smoked salmon and Scottish egg for appetizers, both were phenomenal. The omelets were amazing as well as the apple pie dessert. It has the best ambiance I’ve seen in recent memory and it’s perfect for any occasion. Looking forward to going back for dinner very soon.

  6. MU

    MichaelU

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always an enjoyable meal and time. Loved the mint julep!

  7. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and decor. Cannot wait to go back!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Saturday night. Over an hour for our food which was 2 entrees. The shepherds pie was good but the portion was small. The fish and chips were soggy. A dissapointment overall.

  9. LY

    LoriY

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious pub fare - yummy drinks - and a wonderful server made for a great experience

  10. w

    walrus

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Stunning design - feels like you are in an English pub with a large menu of pub food. NOT GOOD FOR VEGETARIANS!!!!!!

  11. CH

    ChristineH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    First of all, they are not wheelchair accessible but they went out of their way to get my Mom into the restaurant. Our waiter, Tyler, was exceptional!!!!! The atmosphere and food were fantastic. The cocktails were delicious. Will be back.

  12. MF

    MillstoneFriends

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was delicious. Spicy Bloody Marys. Brie, pot stickers & salmon to start. Then a few omelettes & few steak & eggs. All fantastic. Servers were attentive & personable. Got there 11:30 with reservation. A crowd waiting outside when we left. Go early

  13. SF

    5StarFood

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for brunch! Had the Proper English Breakfast and started with the baked Brie. Every part of the English breakfast was very tasty. My friends enjoyed the Mimosa flight which was presented wonderfully and added to the girls day charm. Atmosphere was lively and pleasant. Staff was very courteous and attentive. Will return and try dinner!

  14. KS

    KenS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our server Tyler was fantastic. The food was really good. If I had one complaint it would be my husband has an allergy to egg yolks. He asked for egg whites instead explaining his allergy, and the chef would not accommodate We were told that it ‘gets too busy’ at brunch hours. However, we had an 11am reservation which is when they open, so not very busy yet when we were there.

  15. a

    acqua

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The restaurant is very nice. The service was great. The menu is lacking there was not a lot of options. The place is very pricy. I guess it’s the half glass of wine they charge $14.00 for. So for four of us $210.00. Two burgers, 1 fish and chips. A baked Brie

  16. DB

    DennisB

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there. Seated in the Tea Room. Great ambiance. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Special G+T was great. Food was delicious. Definitely going back.

  17. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience overall; food, drinks, staff, decor… All impeccable.

  18. SM

    SheilaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our wait person was helpful and very personable!

  19. c

    chris

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server, I believe he said his name was Jacob, from Louisiana, was outstanding, as were the brussels sprouts!!

  20. HH

    HowardH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose to go for brunch on Easter Sunday, hoping that it would be a bit quieter than normal, and we were correct! Ambience was perfect and we loved our brunch. I had a perfectly cooked burger and my partner had shepherds pie which was a 10 out of 10. Service was excellent (almost too good...the service staff is very quick to pick up plates and glasses). It can be pricey, but the space is beautiful and the place is just great. Will definitely go back.

  21. AG

    AlixG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The fish and chips wow amazing , all food we ordered was delicious. Drinks and service were very accommodating with a smile ( fabulous cocktails) thank you !

  22. CT

    CareyT

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Drinks and tapas date night- sat in the vault are- excellent service

  23. GG

    GlenG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible upscale British Pub in New Jersey. Always great servers! (great cocktails and food too)

  24. BT

    BTP1

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the atmosphere! Food was innovative and different, although they were out of the mushroom Bolgnaise (the reason I decided to try this place) Really enjoyed the food! Rose our server was great!

  25. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic meal and amazing cocktails tonight. Our server Patrick recommended the Bacon cheddar tots and Scotch egg for appetizer and they both very enjoyed. My husband had the lentil soup which was a special app which we all tried and the flavor was outstanding. I loved the salmon entree I had and my husband had the Chicken tikka Masala which he thought was better then dishes he had in India. My son had the lamb Rogan josh which had such a wonderful spicy hot flavor he enjoyed. I had Paloma…Up cocktail which was excellent and my son had Cameron’s Kick cocktail which was very good also. Loved the cool vibe of the dining room. Service was excellent!

  26. CL

    CharlesL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of best Gin selections I have ever experienced as well as the best fish and chips!

  27. K

    Karina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service, and decor was amazing!! I definitely recommend this restaurant.

  28. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience3

    I reserved a table on the dining room side for a special birthday celebration between me and my lady,instead I got a table on the bar side,very loud and noisy and not romantic at all. Very disappointed

  29. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great place to eat. It felt like being in a real. English pub. We will be back!!

  30. M

    Marlena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere here! Can’t wait to go back and check out the bar and vault sections.

  31. MM

    MarieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique and great atmosphere! I had dinner in the tea room, so pretty. The salmon was delicious.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  33. JJ

    JudieJ

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was Great!! I enjoyed the ambiance and the food!!!

  34. BB

    BBD1

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere! Food was incredible! Excellent drinks!

  35. JL

    JayL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very noisy but a lovely place for a special occasion.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best brunch I’ve ever had!!!! I love everything about that place!

  37. RP

    RosendoP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks, great service by Rachel, food was good. Filet mignon did not come out as ordered but was taken care of quickly and correctly. The French fries with curry sauce is a must try. Overall an excellent experience. I would recommend!

  38. JO

    JosephO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Not a very good selection and the the venue was extremely noisy. I had the chicken cordon blue sandwich and it wasn't very tasty at all. Also, the price for two people at $110 was very expensive.

  39. H

    Hoss

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A delight!

  40. v

    virginiab

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at this new pub- very impressed with the upscale decor and menu. Food was fabulous!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.6 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Black Swan Public House

601 Mattison Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Avery

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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