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
Our waiter, James, was personable yet professional and helped us make our delicious dinner selections. We shared oysters and a seared tuna special as appetizers followed by halibut and sea bass specials and the scallop dish from the regular menu. We were all very satisfied with our choices. I personally had the scallops which were pan seared to perfection, with a nice brown crust and moist center. They are served with a delicious mixture of Israeli couscous and chopped vegetables. All in all I’d say our meals surpassed our expectations!
We wanted a nice beachside meal and received an outstanding one! Food was amazing, especially the Crab Grilled Cheese! OMG! And our server Keyshawn was personable, attentive and provided superb service. Will definitely be back.
My biggest problems was the service. Not crowded but wait time for service was slow. I also couldn't understand the limited variety of top shelf liquors and cocktails. Food prep and favor was excellent.
Will try again tho.
Food was cold and had little flavor. I had eaten there before last year and loved it but this time we were not impressed at all. I am not one to complain but the manager asked us and I told and they did nothing to rectify the situation. $200 for lunch I would have expected much better.
Pretty place, with good food. We had a great waitress!
Birthday dinner! Shannon was awesome! She actually admitted to us that it was her first day on the floor. I couldn’t tell, she was THAT exceptional at her job! Bravo!
Wonderful dining experience!
Fabulous atmosphere, food, service! Not very often will I want to go back to a restaurant , but this is place is a must! Can’t wait to go back!
At a table for 2 we were very comfortable. The family dining next to us had to bring their small dog to dinner. I personally don't agree with that. The specials were very expensive, make sure you ask the cost before ordering one. Service is always excellent here. We will be back.
This was our second time here. All the food was amazing! The staff is always friendly. Great date night atmosphere.
Table was perfect with plastic separations. Reservation time on schedule. Nicole was an attentive server. Quality of food very good. Perescco splits were perfect. Not rushed. We’re locals & will support this establishment..
The food, service and I’ll Beyonce is always top notch. Trevor, our server, was extremely friendly and attentive.
Good food for the area
Great place. Will continue to come back!
Menu changed from last time. I was there. Food was just ok
Had an excellent experience at Iron Whale this past weekend with some out-of-towners. From the food to the service to the ambiance- - they were very impressed. Highly recommend for dinner if you are in the area.
The host was not as helpful as she could have been but our server was terrific
Our waiter was great, the food and drinks were expensive and only ok.
Great food, service and views of the beach! There are options for all including Vegan/Vegetarian.
John our waiter was Fabulous. I think they should name a special after him! On the boardwalk great scene, great staff!
Place is solid ... love the food
The staff was very pleasant and the food was delicious, it was a little pricey but we would definitely go back.
Connor my server was absolutely wonderful. The busing staff was also attentive.
I rely on customer ratings to choose restaurants to eat at so please believe me when I say this is an unbiased account of the food. We ordered the Roy Boy cod fish tacos. The soft corn tortilla should not be the strongest flavor in the taste profile for this dish. The sauce, which was ample, was flavorless, As was the fish. I still can’t believe the flavorlessness of the dish. The calamari appetizer was good but not great. The peach salad looked great but again, lacked flavor. The fresh peach was sour. How is that possible? It’s peach season. The meal was underwhelming to say the least. If you enjoy eating out at nice restaurants you should skip this one.
Again, no sour grapes here. Just an honest assessment. 3 people with $180 price tag. Overpriced and under tasty!
Our lunch at the Iron Whale was delicious. We went there for an impromptu birthday meal. The staff were friendly and professional. Service was excellent. The cocktails were delicious...the raw bar was fresh and plentiful... the shrimp tacos were excellent. I strongly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go there again when visiting Asbury Park, NJ.!
First of all, LOVE the location, vibe, food, and server!!! Best tuna appetizer and crab cakes I’ve ever had. Knocked off a star because service was really slow. The server was excellent it just took forever for order food drinks to arrive but when they did WOW! Will definitely items be back.
Delicious food, great menu, yummy drinks, I recommend APPK. Salmon was perfectly cooked and seasoned.
It took too long for our server to acknowledge us after being seated, but after we found our waiter things improved. At first we were skeptical about the menu and some odd combinations, e.g., pork chops with a sweet bbq sauce, Mahi with mushrooms? but ultimately we were happy with our apps and mains. The dumplings were crispy, which seemed odd, but were very good. While the service is the weak link, the food was better than we expected. The menu is not well written, sometimes too generic, in other instances not helpful in understanding menu items. Despite the hiccups we enjoyed our dinner.
Burger and ravioli were delicious. Spare ribs too. Sat outside and had a great view
Good portion size, great service. Very minor issue - could have used a few more peaches in the peach salad. All around, great dining experience, and we have been here a few times. On our list of go-to places in AP.
We were seated at 4:35 and no one had come over to our table until about 5:10 when I had to table a hostess that we had been waiting. The menu was difficult for everyone at our table to load because the WiFi was simply non existent. Our waitress was very apologetic, lovely and provided great insight into items on our menu. The food was good but nothing super impressive the drinks were just ok. I had ordered lobster Mac n cheese which everyone’s favorite thing.
Like the place, little pricey but it's on the boardwalk. Nice menu selections.
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Lovely atmosphere. Delicious food. Attentive staff
Outdoor seating under the umbrellas is quite nice.
Seating for two was only available on same side of table , with opposite side being standing room for the bar. This meant you say on same side as your date, making difficult to comfortably eat and speak . Very awkward setup .
Excellent food, service, and environment! Highly recommend!
restaurant was extreamly load for a lunch reservation, hard to have a conversation at our table. the waitress filled our water glasses the took a open bottle from a table that had been recently dined at not even cleaned yet and gave it to us. very expensive. very small portions
We always enjoy the food, service and location here. My only small complaint is this: my husband asked if fries could be subbed for the salad that came with his sandwich and was told yes, however we got charged for the French fries. That is not a sub, it is a side order and If we had to pay for it, he should have still gotten the salad too.
Under staffed. Food is good but not worth the poor service.
YAY! Back in business. We dined outside and it was lovely. Jeff, our server, was attentive and helpful. The salmon taco was cooked to perfection. The only thing I'd change would be the sauce. I'd like to have it on the side and since there are 3 tacos it would be fun to have 2-3 small containers of sauce ... offering different flavors. We'll definitely be back!
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 4.4 stars by 817 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.