With its Asbury Boardwalk location, outdoor ocean view dining will be a strong feature of the Iron Whale. Indoors will also house an open kitchen, a fireplace, along with a private meeting or party room. The Iron Whale promises to be another exciting addition to the already resurgent Asbury Park scene and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner year-round.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
everything was honestly amazing. everyone enjoyed their meal, the ambiance was so beautiful & our server was so sweet & a good time! we can’t wait to be back!
Amazing as always! The halibut special is a true winner. Love the atmosphere and staff at the iron whale
Good. 2nd time here
Enjoyable outdoor dining experience. We especially enjoyed fish tacos (mahi and cod) and the mahi mahi main course and salmon entree. The salads are very large - and could be shared as a starter. Wine list is modest but some nice options.
Everything was very nice
On a picture perfect September weekend, we had a great late lunch at Iron Whale. Inside was perfect and our server Zack was attentive. I appreciate how everyone worked as a team to make sure we had water and always were attended to, even though the place was hopping. My friend was late due to parking so having appetizers of ribs and the chicken lemongrass dumplings were perfect to take the edge of her hunger and frustration. 2 excellent salads were on our table within minutes of ordering - kale with crabcake addition and the arugala with goat cheese were perfect. The ingredients were fresh and the perfect finish to a relaxing Sunday lunch.
Always a great meal!
Food was delicious. Service was very helpful and friendly. We sat outside and the atmosphere was fantastic.
Excellent menu choices, friendly staff and fine wine/cocktails.
The food & service were excellent. Our reserved table was directly across from the bar, which was extremely crowded & noisy. If I had a choice I would have preferred to sit in the other dining part.
Food was amazing as always! Our server Nick was very attentive and accommodative. Tables are spaced appropriately apart. There was one major downside I saw yesterday that I have never seen before. the bus boy cleaning the table next to us with a wipe, used the same wipe to clean a utensil that he then put on the table for the next guests. It was rather disturbing. Covid or no Covid, this was a turn off. I did bring it to the hostess’ attention.
We had a great dinner at Iron Whale! Delicious food and drinks and service was terrific!
Nice menu. Great selection.
We had lunch which we enjoyed.
We had the steak open sandwich and the salmon tacos.
Service was excellent. She was very busy but she was friendly and accommodating. Great attitude.
Group of 5. Requested a round table and they only had 2 round tables in the entire place. Was told we couldn’t have one because there were reservations for the tables. One table was empty the entire night. Very loud with bad acoustics. Could not hear everybody. Would not go back with more than a group of 2 persons.
Food was very good and the service was excellent. I was disappointed not to have been seated outside, but I think that was due to being short staffed.
Varied menu with delicious food. Excellent service too
Make sure you ask the price of the specials.
Outstanding in every way. Can’t wait to go back!
Food, drinks, and service were all spectacular! Will definitely be returning soon!
Everything was great. Our server ,Taylor, was amazing but definitely seemed jaded, exhausted and expecting the worst from us. She’s an asset and I hope she knows her worth at your establishment.
Just boring .. not awful , not great .. server was not attentive, robotic like .. never checked on us once , didn’t notice or care that we didn’t eat most of our food .. very mediocre
Good drinks, good food, nice presentations! Will go back again
Food and ambience are outstanding; only drawback was the location of the table. When we had requested a table that had the banquette seat that was empty, we were rather rudely informed " all tables are assigned and if we wanted to wait until 9:15 (our reservation was at 7:45) she would see what she could do to accommodate our request".
Great service and food!! We certainly enjoyed our lunch on our weekend vacation! Thankk you!
Pleasantly surprised with this restaurant.
I am adding this to our list of go to restaurants.
Waiter was excellent
Food loved it
Server was pleasant and attentive, drinks were great and I especially enjoyed the Espresso Martini! Everyone enjoyed their apps and 2 out of 3 main dishes were good. The Rigatoni Collins was very underwhelming and lacked flavor. My dining companions tried my dish and agreed. However, they both enjoyed their tacos. Overall nice experience and no need to complain about a dish that just wasn’t my taste. Loved seeing how lively Asbury Park has become!
I recommend eating at the bar. The service was quick and the food came out fast . I had the kale Cesar and the baked oysters. Kale was amazing and the oysters were fine. Fries were Luke warm but we had a nice time.
The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was delightful. Definitely glad we made a reservation for my sister's birthday to be there, because by the time we were done, the place was packed!
A delicious stop. Excellent food and service. Leisurely lunch. I had sushi grade tuna served over rice. Outstanding! My DIL had the salmon sandwich that she liked very much. We both shared calamari as our appetizer. Been here before and never disappointed!!
My son loved the burger. Generous G&Ts
Fish dishes were good. The server was attentive. Being by the water was great.
Another lovely evening at the Iron Whale - one of our favorite go to places in Asbury Park on the boardwalk. Our server knew we were going to a concert at the Stone Pony - he put in our orders and service was very good. Appetizers were the peppers, the olive tapenade and the dumplings - all delicious - Dinner was the peach salad with grilled tofu (not on menu - just ask) - the cedar planked salmon and the house salad with chicken - all were very good - our server was attentive - extra bread -
Restaurant was nicely full at 5:30 - you need a reservation!! Especially in season.
Great food and service, would definitely recommend!
Nice ambiance, a bit pricey for a mediocre chain restaurant type of food.
Love their boardwalk patio dining. Great for people watching and enjoying the beach water view. The Fish Tacos are my favorite for light fare.
While no issues with responsiveness or timeliness, the waiter had the table side manner of a gas station attendant.
Food was delicious!!!! I would definitely go back.
The food was delicious!
Delicious food, outstanding service, and beautiful ocean views. Absolutely loved it!
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 4.5 stars by 953 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.