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Black Swan Public House

4.6
4.6
227 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 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

What 227 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Great for Brunch

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  1. MA

    MaryAnne

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and deliciously prepared. Presentation was impeccable. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. Never disappointed.
  2. ST

    SheriT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Wyatt, and the hostess, Nicolette, were fabulous! Great personalities, great service!
  3. AG

    AlexandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing lunch/brunch . Patric our waiter was very attentive and a pleasure over all . The food was “ delicious “ going back very soon. Thank you !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our server’s personality and tattoos. The restaurant was absolutely beautiful. The food was great. Will return.
  5. DB

    DennisB

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here. Had the poached shrimp, tomato and burrata salad. Linguine with clam sauce and chicken tika masalla. Everything was excellent. Their gin and tonics are wonderful. The service is friendly. Had a great time. Definitely going back.
  6. D

    Dmc321

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    wont ever go back . waiter Wyatt tried his hardest , but there is just too much to overcome
  7. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very knowledgeable, impeccably knew the food & drink menu. Vegan Potstickers were delicious as was the open face Prime Rib Sandwich & Linguine & whitClam Sauce. We will be back!
  8. SM

    SimoneM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Father’s Day brunch! Food was outstanding. Our server was friendly. Love the ambiance.
  9. KA

    KimA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time at Black Swan! We had the Fathers Day 3 course Prime Rib special and it was amazing! The service is always fabulous, it does get a little noisy but well worth it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What’s the point of adding an occasion if the restaurant doesn’t do anything for it? We marked the occasion birthday and also had to ask the waiter (several times) to please bring out a cake
  11. S

    Stephen

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Black Swan. Everything we've ordered has been great; especially recommend vegan potstickers (and we're not vegan) chicken tikka masala (superb). Cocktails are *very* good, and the mimosa flight served at brunch is a total treat. Service is always excellent, but I want to give a shout-out to Patrick S (that's the name on our charge receipt) who's helped us more than once and is just fabulous. Welcoming, helpful, charming, efficient ... A+. One of our favorite spots in Asbury Park.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg the Scotch Eggs were amazing! Service was great. We went for lunch and will be returning again for sure. Lovely place & great location.
  13. MW

    MeganW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. English breakfast knocked it out of the park.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved it all! Decor, expansive bar, beer and wine list, atmosphere, diverse and top quality food. The noise level was too high but we were told there were two sports events on large screens, a lot of cheering, so music was turned up to balance the sound.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s meal was spectacular. We had scotch egg, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and shepherds pie and everyone was thoroughly impressed with their meal. We all said we would love to go back again in the future.
  16. D

    Diannemack

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best fish & chips outside of the UK. Scotch egg was awesome. Plates were warm a huge plus. Beet salad & Lamb curry was excellent. Great unusual selection of cocktails.
  17. AA

    AlexisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dominick did an excellent job - and he was very sweet! He perfectly described the specials (which we happily ordered) and he was just a very nice presence for our dinner. All the food and drinks were superb, as well.
  18. T

    Tajolie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful cocktails, food, and atmosphere. Just too noisy to hold a conversation easily.
  19. J

    Jhekk

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love the decor. And the ambience. Too loud at 7 pm dinner time.
  20. KO

    KatieO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance was really great, loved it. The food and drinks were good. Only complaint was the noise, it was very loud with music and people trying to talk over the music. I expect my brunch to be loud but not dinner.
  21. C

    Charlie

    Tampa

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Marvelous dinner with friends. Four different entrees: All uniformly excellent. Solid service with a shout out to Patrick.
  22. k

    klklk2029

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our daughter’s birthday. We got there before our reservation and they were very nice about seating us. The waitstaff was very pleasant and professional. We ordered Tikka Masala, Bangers and Mash and Fish and chips. Quality, temperature and flavor were excellent. We also ordered cocktails. One of the best Pimm’s cups we have tasted outside of England! Only negative is cost. It is a bit pricey but the food and atmosphere is worth it for a splurge dinner The inside of the restaurant is really pretty. I would recommend.
  23. TM

    TonyM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We went for brunch, I had the corned beef hash, it was the best I've ever had. Wife had a mushroom and goat cheese omelet. Dan, or server, was very helpful and friendly. Great ambiance, too.
  24. SG

    SteveG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not you typical menu which was a nice change - food was very good, excellent service and a cool ambiance.
  25. AW

    AreWeThereYet

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, service & ambiance
  26. S

    Swifty

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Neighborhood place … know the owner/chef Diverse menu & staff … will be back, often.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated reaching the end of my work for my degree. It was the perfect place! Jacob was an excellent server. The food was delicious! Looking forward to my next visit.
  28. p

    patti

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delish !
  29. R

    Rich

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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!
  30. AB

    AlexB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black Swan has become a staple and one of my favorite places in Asbury! Always amazing food, great service, and really cool ambience.
  31. SM

    SamiM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good cocktails and food all around, nothing disappointing. Little on the pricey side I felt it was worth it!
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary here recently. Everything about Black Swan is amazing. We absolutely love this place!
  36. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and decor. Cannot wait to go back!
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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!!!!!!
  40. 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.

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 227 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 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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