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Iron Whale, Asbury Park, NJ

Iron Whale

4.6
4.6
1171 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Intimate dining experience that showcases Asbury Parks trendy neighborhood. Located on the boardwalk, we showcase those stunning oceanfront views in every area of our restaurant. We feature fresh seafood, fish, and a raw bar serving the highest quality ingredients, along with our specialty craft cocktails and our assorted wine list. This new concept serves as the perfect dining destination for any occasion day or night. Iron Whale is open 7 days a week.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 361-5185

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles Collins

  • Private party facilities

    We have an ocean view private room that can fit parties up to 35 guests. Luncheons, business dinners, holiday parties, baby showers, birthday celebrations , rehearsal dinners. Go to our Iron Whale website and send you banquet inquiry today!

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Parking details

    Lot across the street is now open for free or metered parking out front!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,171 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Outdoor Dining

  • New Jersey - Central

    Scenic View

  • New Jersey - Central

    Seafood

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  1. MW

    MartinW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Messed up my order but it was fix pretty quickly… beautiful place and very friendly staff. Will come back again.
  2. JS

    JoanS

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really delicious fish tacos. Waiter was a bit sullen.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always good here. Service is good and timely. Seafood is amazing.
  4. BG

    BhanuG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and Drinks were spot on. Had a nice evening.
  5. MR

    MarkR

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great location on the boardwalk. Food was varied and the appetizers of fried calamari and pork belly were quite good.
  6. TG

    TonyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great menu, great service and worth the money. Great food selection.
  7. CD

    CaroD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I choose Iron Whale for special occasion dining because it never disappoints! Love the modern beach-chic ambiance, the friendly, professional and genuine service, the ever changing always creative cocktail menu, and consistently stellar food. It's my favorite restaurant on the Asbury boardwalk. Thank you for making this recent visit to celebrate my birthday so special!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Here we go… - server took 10 mins to get to table - food was terrible - if there were specials I didn’t hear it - fish tacos— pretty much fish sticks on a tortilla - server didn’t know the whiskeys in stock- menu very outdated - $2 neat charge… so $2 to have my whiskey without adding anything to it. … pretty terrible
  9. w

    watchoutopkt

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was average
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience with great food. Key was our waiter and completely made us feel welcome and at home. He was attentive and gave us a good service and suggestions. It made the our experience worth coming back :)
  11. MP

    MarieP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails! Fresh, delicious Chesapeake oysters with champagne mignonette. Calamari was great! Everyone was pleased with their entrées. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the wine and beer selections. We will definitely be back!
  12. d

    douglasm

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had the Charbroiled Oysters, Crab Louis salad, a seafood rigatoni and a special halibut. The oysters clearly were made earlier and were served underheated. They were prbly delicious fresh. Skip the Crab Louis. Rigatoni was super. Served steaming hot, the pasta and seafood were perfect. The halibut was warm but perfectly seared, seasoned, and super moist. The risotto served with it was also delicious, creamy and al dente, but room temp. UGH. The dish was not over sauced so if it would have been perfect if it had been served hot.
  13. G

    Giegie

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Father’s Day and had an awesome server (Mick). Food was incredible too!
  14. LC

    LocalC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day.
  15. KL

    KarenL

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Good selection. Great location on the water
  16. SA

    SAM75

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice spot right on the boardwalk. Comfortable seating. Lots of great food options. My only complaint: the petite salad that came with my lobster roll was doused in a dressing that made it inedible to me. Some kind of mustard vinnaigrette. Wish I'd known, but there was no description of the dressing on the menu. Everything else was good and tasty. Will return.
  17. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Meals all served and dinner over in 1 hour Felt like fast food And the food was fair to ok
  18. A

    Alejandro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service. management is amazing and the food is wonderful. the specials are always delicious! one of the best places to eat in monmouth county easily
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Fred was very good. The ambience is beautiful. The food is good and fresh. We enjoyed our time there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pretty good
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all absolutely loved this place! Fantastic vibe, service, drinks, and food. Definitely going to come back whenever we’re in the area.
  22. MR

    MathieuR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service
  23. TW

    TaylorW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ambiance is incredible. food was all really good especially the lobster egg rolls. steak was a little cold upon serving but they had sliced it for me as i asked. will definitely return. dan our server was great!
  24. KG

    KeithG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food. I will definitely go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was outstanding! Gave awesome recommendations and was funny and handled our big group well. Definitely want to come back!
  26. n

    nmcepeda

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredibly delicious, and the service was great.
  27. NJ

    NJPearls

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, the ambience was great, and the kitchen was wonderful about tweaking dishes due to allergies, etc. Sitting outside gives a great view of the beach and boardwalk.
  28. MV

    MarkV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was good. Service was so so. Our waiter was nowhere to be found and we needed some help during the meal!
  29. JD

    JoeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is such an excellent restaurant we have eaten there three times in a week.
  30. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food and make sure to save room for dessert! Key Lime Pie!
  31. a

    aulynn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was great. Too bad place was too loud it was so hard to keep up with conversation.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch here with kids during a beach day. Felt like a mini vacation with great seafood options and verities for kids as well. We had the clam chowder (creamy and delicious with good chunks of potatoes), calamari (light and crispy with marinara sauce) crab cakes (not fishy, fluffy and simply delicious). Kids had pasta and hamburgers, I do wish they had a fish and chips option for kids to add some fish options. Also, servers should know to bring kids food with adult appetizers or at least ask if that’s something the parents would like. Otherwise great experience!
  33. k

    karlkadr

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were very good. Food came out quickly. Sat on time. Worth it, but a bit pricey.
  34. d

    dj123

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious!!
  35. MR

    MonicaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really liked the food, the service and the ambiance. We returned to the restaurant 3 times in 3 days. We had an issue with the hostess. We asked if it’s possible to sit our group of 11 people at one table if possible or at 2 close by tables. Despite the restaurant being half empty our request was not met . More than that she was very rude, and turned us totally away. We ended up making 2 reservations online, on OpenTable. When at the restaurant again they set us at 2 far away tables, despite the table next to us being completely free for at least 2 hours. This happed on Monday , May 30th at around 4pm. This bad experience marred our overall impression of an otherwise excellent restaurant.
  36. JG

    JackieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibes and food! Drinks are so cute, would 100% recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of us were pleased with our meals. The Mahi dish was perfect. The fish had a slight crunch before getting to the incredibly moist and flavorful fish. The corn and porcini mushrooms took the dish to the next level. Delicious!
  38. EJ

    EasyJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall service was very good. It was a tad bit noisy.
  39. JC

    JeffreyC

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It’s ok service is lacking.
  40. BS

    BarbS

    Atlantic City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food great atmosphere very good drinks

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Iron Whale does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Iron Whale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 361-5185.

Iron Whale is rated 4.6 stars by 1171 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 62 times today
Google Map for Iron Whale

1200 Ocean Ave Unit 504 Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5778

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Lot across the street is now open for free or metered parking out front!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Collins

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 361-5185

  • Private party facilities

    We have an ocean view private room that can fit parties up to 35 guests. Luncheons, business dinners, holiday parties, baby showers, birthday celebrations , rehearsal dinners. Go to our Iron Whale website and send you banquet inquiry today!

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